- Massage Styles
- Our Therapists
- General Info
- Crèmes, Gels & Oils
- Events & Classes
Massage Therapy is an excellent tool to be used for relaxation, relieving stress and muscle tension, or assisting in rehabilitating an injury. If you are uncertain which treatment will benefit you, discuss your needs with your therapist when you arrive for your appointment.
- 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Weekend appointments are by special arrangement only.
- Same-day appointments depend on availability.
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Rescheduling & Cancellations
Reschedule/cancel up to two hours prior to your appointment without penalty. Appointments rescheduled/cancelled less than two hours in advance are treated as no-shows and a $15 fee is assessed to your Campus Recreation account. We allow 15 minutes past your scheduled time before considering your appointment a no-show. Reschedule/cancel online or call 402-472-3467.
If we need to reschedule or cancel your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. illness, weather, etc.), we will attempt to notify you at least two (2) hours prior to your appointment time.
In the event that you become injured, ill or have an infection prior to your appointment please contact the UNL Massage Therapy Office at 402-472-0738 or email email@example.com to speak with a massage therapist about whether or not you should reschedule your appointment. We reserve the right to refuse service in situations that pose a health risk to clients and/or massage therapists. In these instances we will work with you to get your appointment rescheduled when you are feeling well.
- Classic Massage
- Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular massage, sports massage or related techniques.
- Hot Stone Massage
- Hot stone melts away muscle tension and increases circulation. It is utilized with a customized massage to increase relaxation, decrease stress, pain and tension.
- Heal various areas within the body via select pressure on the feet, hands, and ears. (read more)
- Prenatal Massage
- Similar to Swedish massage and focused to address the aches and pains of pregnancy. (read more)
- A little shiatsu, a little sports massage, a lot of relief. Ten-zo combines techniques from Asian and Western massage modalities to provide a full body treatment. Clients are fully dressed on the table so should come wearing comfortable, workout clothing.
- Full Body Stretch
- Increased flexibility, range of motion, and relaxation are some benefits resulting from assisted stretch. The therapist doing all the work allows for a deeper and more sustained stretch. Stretching is done while fully clothed: comfortable workout clothing recommended.
- Spa Foot Treatment
- Enhance your massage session with a warm soak, scrub, and scented oils. (read more)
- Lymphatic Detox
- A potent cleanse to boost your immune system and eliminate toxins from the body. (read more)
Payment with NCard, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and checks (made out to UNL Campus Recreation) is collected at your appointment by the massage therapist. Cash transactions can be paid only at the Member Services desk in each location.
Student / Member
Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular massage, sports massage or related techniques
Hot Stone Massage
Targeted treatment of your body's troubled areas - all done through your feet.
Full Body Stretch
Stretching is performed while client is fully-clothed; comfortable workout clothing recommended.
Specifically-designed techniques for expectant mothers.
Massage + Spa Foot Treatment
includes a warm foot soak, exfoliating scrub, and massage.
Massage + Reflexology
includes a warm foot soak, 30 minutes of reflexology, and massage.
Boost your immune system and eliminate toxins in the body via lymphatic facilitation and integrative reflexology.
Click here for details on chair massage events and learn-to-massage sessions.
UNL Campus Recreation Massage Therapy is committed to providing safe, effective therapeutic massage, tailored to achieve each client's wellness goals. Our therapists are allied healthcare professionals who adhere to ethical standards & scope of practice. Each are licensed by the State of Nebraska. They value the opportunity to offer affordable quality bodywork to the community.
Joshua Jowers, LMT
Massage styles: Sports Massage; Deep Tissue; Trigger Point; Cranio-Sacra;, Full Body Stretch; Reflexology; Medical; Swedish
Joshua's aim is to help clients understand the amazing health benefits of massage and bodywork by customizing the treatment to each person's need. He does a variety of massages and modalities: sports, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, cranio-sacral, total body stretch, medical and Swedish massage. Joshua graduated from Florida Metropolitan University, Tampa Bay, FL with a Massage Therapy diploma in 2006; he furthered his education at the Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha. He is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and provided massage therapy services for athletes at the Olympic Swimming Trials (2016), NCAA College World Series (2016, 2017) and Nebraska Huskers Football team.
He treats clients at the both Campus Rec Center (city) and Rec & Wellness Center (east).
Amber Fader, LMT
Licensed: May 2002
Massage styles: Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT); Muscle Release Technique (MRT); Sports Massage; Deep Tissue; Swedish
Amber specializes in neuromuscular therapy and muscle release techniques, and is also trained in sports massage, lymphatic facilitation, and lymphatic massage for detoxification. Amber is the certified reflexology therapist on our team. She received training as a massage therapist at the Myotherapy Institute in Lincoln and has practicing massage since 2002.
She treats clients at the Campus Rec Center (city).
Kathryn Nore, LMT
Licensed: November 2005
Massage styles: Swedish; Deep Tissue; Prenatal; Perinatal
Kathryn's philosophy is to create a deeply relaxing experience in which you begin to heal; she combines Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques into a massage that works on each client's needs. She is also trained in prenatal and perinatal pregnancy massage. Kathryn studied massage at the Myotherapy Institute in Lincoln and graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Massage Therapy in 2005. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
She treats clients at the Campus Rec Center (city).
Abby Coren, LMT
Massage styles: Swedish; Deep Tissue; Sports Massage; Myofascial Release; Ten-zo; Full Body Stretch
Abby incorporates Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Myofascial Release techniques to create a customized massage experience for each individual; she also specializes in Ten-Zo massage and Full Body Stretch. Abby received massage therapy training at Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha, graduating in 2013.
She treats clients at the Campus Rec Center (city).
Jorden Barlow, LMT
Massage styles: Swedish; Deep Tissue; Hot Stone Massage
Jorden creates customized treatments for each client using a variety of massages styles, specializing in sports, deep tissue, and Swedish massage, as well as modalities from nueromuscular therapy and myofascial release. Also, she is the Hot Stone Massage expert on our team. Jorden is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and volunteered with the Lincoln Marathon in 2017. Jorden is a graduate from the Myotherapy Institute in Lincoln and has been in pracatice since 2017.
She treats clients at both the Campus Rec Center (city) and the Rec & Wellness Center (east).
New Client Information
For your first appointment, arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This allows time for the necessary paperwork. Also allow extra time depending on your familiarity with our room locations.
First Massage Experience
When you arrive, the massage therapist will explain the procedures, techniques, and discuss your expectations for the massage session. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Feel free to ask questions before, during, and after your session. Here are a few commonly asked questions:
- What do I wear?
When you arrive, your therapist will ask you about any specific needs for your massage and then leave the room so you can undress. You can undress to your level of comfort. You will lie underneath the top sheet. As your massage therapist works on you, he/she will expose only the area that will be worked on.
- Do I talk during the session?
The main communication relates to your comfort level, e.g. do you want more or less pressure, are you experiencing pain in certain areas. General conversation during your massage is not necessary - you can talk as much or little as you like or none at all.
- Can I work out before or after my massage?
- Before: Yes, but allow at least 30 minutes for your body to relax and get back to a normal blood pressure and pulse. Please shower before your massage appointment - both for sanitary reasons and to allow our massage creme to work properly on your skin.
- After: Yes and no, depending on the type of massage you received and the length of your session. The deeper the massage and the longer the session, the more time your body needs to recover. If you had a long, relaxing session, your body will not feel like doing anything but relaxing.
- Should I keep my appointment if I'm feeling ill?
No. Massage will only worsen your symptoms. Cancel/reschedule your appointment online or call 402-472-0738.
- Do I have to drink water after my massage?
It's key to replenish the water in your muscles. You don't have to drink extra water, unless you already dehydrated before your session. Drinking water is available in our massage offices.
- May I tip my massage therapist after the session?
Our therapists are healthcare professionals and do not accept monetary tips. The best tip we can receive is you referring your friends, family, and co-workers to our services and making frequent treatments part of your health regimen.
- Will my insurance pay for my massage session?
- Yes, but only if...you have been in an auto accident that is causing muscular pain and your doctor has prescribed massage and the at-fault insurance company has knowledge of your prescription and will pay it. If you are in this situation, please inform us when you schedule your appointment, either in the Special Needs Section of the online appointment schedule or by phone 402-472-0738.
- Insurance will not pay for other health, body-alignment, and/or muscular pain that you haven't seen your doctor for. You can call your insurance company to find out how a massage claim is covered. If you have questions regarding insurance payments, call us 402-472-0738 and we'll gladly discuss it with you.
- What crème, gel, and oil products are used during treatments?
Click to view a list of treatment products. Inform your therapist if you have allergies or sensitivities to fragrances and prefer products that are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, or if you require other accommodations.
Crèmes, Gels, Essential Oils
A list of products used in our treatments. Inform your therapist if you have allergies or sensitivities to fragrances and prefer products that are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, or if you require other accommodations.
Crèmes and Gels
Biotone Dual-Purpose Massage Crème
Nationally known as the favorite massage crème of professionals. Well-suited for full-body massage as well as work on the face, feet, or hands. Paraben-free. Cruelty-free.
Key ingredients: almond oil, arnica extract, ivy extract, aloe vera oil, vitamin E, vegetable glycerin.
Biotone Advanced Thearpy Massage Gel
Light, non-greasy, seed oil based massage gel. Unscented. Hypoallergenic.
Key ingredients: apricot oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil ester, vitamin E.
Biotone Herbal Select Body Therapy Massage Crème
Light, non-greasy, satiny smooth full-body massage formula that penetrates quickly to moisturize and condition the skin. Contains intensive hydrating sea kelp and aloe vera plus fragrant, soothing botanicals to melt away stress: chamomile to calm, lavender to heal, clover blossom to help ease skin disorders and blue malva to moisturize very dry skin.
Key ingredients: jojoba oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, apricot, chamomile, lavender, tangerine, palmarosa, red clover blossom, blue malva.
Biotone Pure Touch Organic Crème
Organic jojoba oil and organic shea butter (rich in vitamins A, E, & F) - combined with organic Chamomile botanicals - provide skin nourishment along with soothing and healing properties. Organic Sunflower and Sesame oils give added skincare benefits and deep hydration. Non-greasy finish. Unscented. Hypoallergenic. Organic. Paraben-free. Gently pH balanced.
Key ingredients: organic chamomile botanicals, organic cunflower oil, organic decyl cocoate, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil, organic sesame oil, organic safflower oil.
Shea Butter and Castor Oil Cream
Deep hydrating cream used for your reflexology and food spa treatments. Shea butter is a yellowish fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree; rich in vitamins, proteins, calcium, and iron. Castor oil is extracted from the castor bean and has the healing properties of anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral.
100% natural, therapeutic, warming ointment for myofascial release, deep-tissue work and trigger point therapy. Used for pain management, sports injuries, orthopedic and deep tissue massage.
Key ingredients: safflower seed oil, menthol, lanolin, lavender oil.
Biofreeze Gel and Spray
Biofreeze products provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, bruises, strains and sprains.
Key ingredients: (gel) isopropyl alcohol, L-menthol, glycerine. (spray) ethyl alcohol, L-menthol.
Essential OilsAdding an essential oil to your scrub can enhance your experience by customizing the treatment to your specific needs. Choose from the essential oils listed below.
Calming and sedating influence on the nerves, emotions, female functions, kidneys and digestive system.
Activating, vitalizing and energizing. Effective for sore and aching muscles.
100% pure. Calming. Brings balance, renewal, and strength.
Common uses: antiviral, menstrual cramps, antibiotic, insomnia, burns, dry skin, anti-inflammatory, bronchitis, muscle pain, decongestant, analgesic, nausea, acne, headache, relaxant, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, asthma, digestion, bactericide, calming, normalizing.
100% pure. Vitalizing. Invigorating, clearing, and refreshing.
Common uses: infection, fever, digestion, headache, antiviral, foot bath, insect repellant, antiseptic, bactericide, mental clarity, vitalizing, cleansing.
Blend of peppermint, clove bud, bay laurel, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, german chamomile, juniper and thyme. Use to decrease pain by creating heat and increasing circulation. May help with inflammation and joint pain.
100% pure. Digestion aid. Refreshing, invigorating, and mentally clearing.
Avoid with pregnancy and epilepsy. Common uses: indigestion, stomach ache, insect repellant, headache, colds, bactericide, menstrual cramps, nausea, decongestant, vitalizing, refreshing, mental clarity, cooling.
100% pure. Detoxing. Clearing, stimulating, and refreshing.
Avoid with pregnancy, epilepsy, and high blood pressure. Common uses: colds, sinusitis, asthma, memory, mental clarity, hair/scalp tonic, circulation, PMS, headache, menstrual cramps, antiseptic, muscle pain, digestion, gently uplifting.
20% off Birthday Month Special
All your appointments are 20% off the regular price during the month of your birthday. Good for unlimited sessions.
Give the gift of massage for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, special occasions or as an incentive prize. It's the perfect gift idea for friends, coworkers, and family members. Gift cards are available for any amount. Purchase at Member Services desk at the Campus Rec Center (city) or the Rec & Wellness Center (east). Ask your therapists for details.
Chair (or seated) massage events offer 5- to 15-minute massages to allow the greatest number of individuals to get a quick dose of rejuvenating therapy during your event. Add massage to:
- Staff appreciation events
- Residence hall study breaks
- Career fairs
- Marketing events
- Church socials
- Donor & fundraiser events
- School functions
- Health & wellness fairs
- Alumni events & reunions
- Sports events
- and more!
Massage therapists have an amazing ability to soothe sore tired muscles and melt away stress and tension. Ever wonder how they do it? Our therapists teach basic massage principles and techniques to improve your own massage skills. Learn-to-massage sessions are a fun and interactive, perfect additions for:
- Residence hall floor activities
- Fraternities and sororities
- RSO meetings
Event rates start at $59/hour for the first hour and $49/hour for each additional hour per massage therapist, but may vary based on requests and requirements. Call 402-472-0738 to schedule and more details.
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