Massage Therapy is currently on hold due to COVID 19 restrictions and for the safety and wellness of the Holy Cross Community.

Massage therapy is available to faculty, staff and students by a licensed certified massage therapist in Loyola.


Call Health Services at (508) 793-2276 to schedule a 30 or 60 minute appointment. Appointments available Monday and Wednesday afternoon.

The cost is $35 for 30 min. and $65 for 60 min. Cash payment is preferred. Credit cards are accepted for only one hour massages. Crusader Cards are not accepted. Gratuities are appreciated.

Massage is a natural alternative for maintaining health and vitality within the body.

Types of massage offered:

Relaxation massage: A relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It provides relief from aches and pains, decreases stress levels in the body, enhances mental clarity and improves flexibility. It combines oils ad lotions with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading and percussion to help the body improve circulation.

Deep tissue massage: A highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions and past lingering injuries. It relieves tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure that you are not uncomfortable.

Sports massage: Designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. This style of bodywork enhances performance and prolongs a sports career. Sports massage is highly effective in preventing injuries, reducing pain and swelling in the body. It aids in the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury.

Hot Bamboo massage: Bamboo massage is a technique that incorporates warm bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep tissue work. The massage itself promotes circulation,sensory nerve perception and lymphatic drainage. It provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Some of the benefits of massage:
• relaxes the body
• calms the nervous system
• lowers the blood pressure
• loosens tight muscles
• reduces chronic pain
• improves skin tone
• increases circulation
• relieves tired and achy muscles
• improves muscle tone
• increases flexibility
• speeds recovery from injuries and illnesses
• reduces tension headaches
• reduces stress
• promotes better sleep
• induces mental relaxation
• improves concentration
• reduces anxiety
• enhances self-image
• provides a feeling of well being
• promotes greater creative expression