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Stressed? Achy? Tired? Busy?

Make me-time with Healthy Essence, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne's massage clinic run by therapeutic massage students. You’ll be paired with a student for an hour-long relaxation massage*, where you’ll receive the kind of pampering to make your stress melt away. The clinic provides complete privacy in curtained off rooms, a dim atmosphere, and soothing music. And it’s the most affordable massage around.

How much for a one-hour massage?

  • $25 per hour for the general community
  • $20 per hour for Ivy Tech employees and students, military personnel, and those 55 and older

Methods of payment accepted:

  • Pay in person by cash or credit card.
  • Tips will not be accepted, although those who wish to give tips can choose to donate a tip to a charity chosen by the students. 

Summer 2018 schedule

Healthy Essence will be open to the public from June 4 to July 25. It will be closed from July 2 to 6.

It will take appointments at the following times:

  • 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m. and 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Mondays
  • 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m. and 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Healthy Essence is located in room CC1783 on the Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne). Park in the west parking lot facing North Anthony Boulevard, and enter through door 30.

Ready to make an appointment?

Call 260-480-2094 to make an appointment.
Email us at fw-tmsclinic@ivytech.edu.

NOTE: Clients are permitted to schedule one massage a month.

*Students who have studied other massage techniques, such as deep tissue, can provide a different type of massage. These students can work with you to figure out the best fit for your needs.

“Massage is known for being extremely beneficial to health and wellness. Healthy Essence offers a valuable public service and unique experience for a quality massage at a reasonable price. Sessions will provide stress relief and promote general good health and wellbeing.”
-Mary Carbaugh, interim program chair, Therapeutic Massage



Massage can reduce or help treat:
  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Stress-related insomnia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Source: Mayo Clinic