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Relax, heal and press the reset button on stress with our Massage Therapy services. GSW Fitness and Wellness is offering the opportunity to get away from your stress without ever leaving campus! Convenient and affordable, massage therapy is available ONLY to GSW students, faculty, and staff. Schedule an appointment today with our Licensed Massage Therapist.
Massage Therapy sessions are offered at the following rates:
Stress Buster 30-minute Massage: $30
Choose your relaxation, whether it is a scalp and face massage, head and neck massage, or a back and shoulder massage, de-stress and unwind with this therapeutic massage. Convenient and cost effect, let Dale know what area to focus on to best suit your time.
All other Massage times and prices:
*Payment is due at time of scheduling.
Please call GSW Fitness & Wellness at (229)-931-2111 to get information about scheduling an appointment. Payment must be made at the Student Accounts office located at Marshall Student Center at the time of scheduling. We are not able to accept Walk-Ins at this time.
Sessions can be scheduled for Wednesdays or Thursdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm [last appointment time available will be 2:30p for 90-minute, 3:00p for 60-minute, or 3:30pm for 30-minute massage]. Please set up an appointment at least 24 hours in advance of when you would like the session.
Late, Rescheduling & Cancellations
Late: Individuals showing up late will have the remaining time of the appointment. An appointment is considered a “no-show” 10 minutes after the start time of the appointment if we have not heard from the client.
Reschedule/Cancellation: Reschedule/cancel up to ONE DAY prior to your appointment without penalty. Appointments rescheduled/cancelled less than 24 hours in advance are treated as “no-shows” and a $15 fee is assessed to your GSW Student account and/or payroll deduct (if GSW employee). Fees for massages are non-refundable and the $15 fee is in addition to what you have already paid for massage. Our massage therapist’s time is valuable and communication is very important.
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.
Massage packages will expire in time depending on the package purchased. Any unused sessions will be unavailable after that time. Refunds will not be provided past the expiration date.
Gift certificates are available for 60-minute and 90-minute massage sessions. Gift certificates are only available for GSW students and staff. Community gift certificates are not available at this time. These can be purchased through Student Accounts located at Marshall Student Center on GSW campus.
If this is your first massage experience with us, please take a moment to fill out our New Client Form prior to your arrival. After you complete and print the form, please bring it to the Fitness Center. Please also arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment.
If this is your first massage session, your massage therapist will explain the procedures, techniques, and expectations. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Feel free to ask any questions to your therapist before you begin your session.
What to expect from your session: You should expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for your massage. Let the massage therapist know if there are any distractions impeding your relaxation during your massage session.
Communicate your needs: Prior to your treatment, you will be asked your reasons for getting a massage, current physical condition, medical history, current medications, lifestyle, stress level, etc. Please let the massage therapist know anything that needs addressing before your session begins.
Dress: The massage therapist will leave the room while you undress to your comfort level. You may leave your undergarments on. You will be draped warmly at all times except for the area being massaged, ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times.
Special Concerns: Always communicate with the massage therapist whether the pressure being used is comfortable. Please let the therapist know whether you prefer oil or lotion, and if you dislike scented lotion; if you are too hot or too cold.
After the massage: Before getting up from the table, give yourself a few minutes to reorient from a state of deep relaxation. The therapist can help you off the table, if you desire.
How long: The length of your session will depend on the time limit you have purchased. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled massage time to allow any discussion you want to have with your massage therapist.
How often should you get a massage: Frequency is usually more important than the length of each massage. With regular sessions, you may begin to notice positive changes in how you feel between massages, and how many aches and pains you do (or don’t) experience.
Dale Undercofler has over 20 years of massage and bodywork therapy experience. She is a graduate of The Atlanta School of Massage. She is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia as well as certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Dale uses an integrative approach specializing in deep tissue, Swedish, and Neuromuscular Therapy. Through compassion and careful listening, she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep relaxation. She has a passion for helping people find rejuvenation and renewal amidst the stresses of life and relief from the pains that show up in their bodies because of that stress.
Biking is known as an activity that you cannot forget, and you simply can't! As a transportation motive, biking helps you achieve faster transportation as opposed to walking and you receive the health benefits associated with biking. But actually, bikes have many different components that can change how a person rides a bike. It all depends on how your bike fits you. Make sure that your frame, seating, and handlebars are proportionate with yourself before going on rides or even buying a bike.
It helps improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn calories. Additionally, studies from Purdue University have shown that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease.
Researchers from Illinois University found that 5 percent improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness from cycling led to an improvement of up to 15 percent in mental tests.
In fact, any mild to moderate exercise releases natural feel-good endorphins that help counter stress and make you happy. Even if it is just for 30min, cycling helps you relax and makes you happier.
This is due to the fact that moderate exercise helps to make immune cells more active so that they are ready to fight infection.
As a part of exercise, any form of biking, whether it is for a work out or just casual riding, biking has a good impact on your physical health.
Bike sharing can be an innovative way of promoting exercise without requiring significant lifestyle changes. It allows individuals to efficiently integrate exercise into their lives while pursuing their destination or location. Therefore, GSW is promoting personal wellness as well as contributing to environmental sustainability.
Not only do bikes provide a refreshing alternative to a generally inactive modern lifestyle, but bicycles also provide on-demand transport that allows you to reach locations not easily or efficiently accessible by other forms of transportation, such as motorized vehicles.
How do I check out a bike?
Bikes and helmets may be checked out at the Fitness Center Front Desk. Bikes must be returned to the Fitness Center by ONE HOUR BEFORE closing (check the Fitness Center schedule for closing). If it is your first time checking out a bike, you must sign a liability waiver that will be kept on file. You will then be given a key for the bike lock. Bikes will be located in the SSC. A Fitness Center Supervisor will be in charge of giving you a bike. YOU MUST HAVE A VALID GSW ID.
What do I do when I am done?
When you time is up, or you are finished riding, simply bring the bike, helmet, bike lock, and key back to the Fitness Center Front Desk. Late returns will cost $10 per day.
How long do I check out a bike?
Bikes and Helmets can be checked out during Fitness Center operating hours. Bikes cannot be renewed or checked out again in the same day. If the bike is not returned at the end of the day ONE HOUR BEFORE Fitness Center closing, a $10 fee will be added to the Student or Faculty/Staff account. If the bike is not returned by the third day, the user will also be charged for the late fees AND the cost of the bike until the bike is returned. Replacement fees are $200 for the single speed cruisers. Helmets must also be returned with the bike. On the third day, the user will be charged for the cost of the helmet until the helmet is returned. The replacement fee is $30. If the user fails to return any of the equipment, they will be charged $300 and a hold will be put on their account.
What if there are problems or damages?
If you encounter a bike with damage or some other program that occurred either before or while you were renting, please ask for a Work Order form from the Fitness Center Front Desk.
Trent is 20 years old and graduated from Lee County High School in 2014. He is a nursing major here at GSW, however Trent enjoys being a part of the Fitness and Wellness program. He is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Schwinn Cycling Certified Instructor, Tribe Coach Certified Instructor, and soon to be ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.