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Stressed? Achy? Tired? Busy?

Make me-time with Healthy Essence, Ivy Tech Northeast'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 at $25**, 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. 

Ready to make an appointment?

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

The clinic will open for the spring semester at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10. It will be open for the following appointment times this semester:

  • 12:30, 2, and 3:30 p.m. Mondays
  • 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1, 3, and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • Noon, 1:30, 3, 5, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
  • Noon, 1:30, 3, 5, and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays
  • Noon, 1:30, 3, 5, and 6:30 p.m. Fridays
  • 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1, 3, and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays

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

*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.
**Massages are $20 for Ivy Tech employees and students, military personnel, and those 55 and older.

“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