Massage Therapy

Campus Recreation is excited to offer very affordable massage therapy from Alex, a licensed massage therapist.  Massage therapy is an excellent way to decrease anxiety and stress, enhance sleep quality, improve concentration, increase circulation, and reduce fatigue. There are several modalities to choose with more to come. Please browse through the modalities for descriptions and pricing.

Massage Therapy is available to all EKU students, members of the Fitness & Wellness Center, and non-member faculty and staff.

Earl "Alex" Alexander, Licensed Massage Therapist

Make an Appointment: (859) 979-2009
Swedish/Therapeutic Massage Students Campus Rec Members Non-Members
60 Minutes $40 $60 $65

Deep Tissue/Sport Massage

60 Minutes $40 $60 $65
Myofascial Release      
60 Minutes $40 $40 $45

Massage therapy clients are welcome to pay before or after their massage session at the front desk of the Fitness & Wellness Center.  We accept cash, checks or major credit cards.  Gratuity is welcomed but not required but must be given, in cash, directly to the therapist.


Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage consists of long, gliding strokes, light pressure, and gently kneading of the superficial tissue.  The main purpose is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.  Relaxation massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes.

It increases circulation without increasing heart load.  It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.  It also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time.  It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.

Hot Stone Massage

Stone Massage is a form of bodywork bringing relief to areas of tension that involves the application of heated stones to the body during deep tissue massage.  The heat of the stones allow the muscles to relax at a deeper level.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is a general term for medical treatment by massage.  It is considered a holistic therapy as it reduces the heart rate helping to relax all the muscles of the body.  It also helps lower blood pressure, improves body circulation, improves the lymphatic system, and increases the release of the body's natural pain killers (such as endorphins).

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a gentle, hands-on from of stretching that evaluates and treats the fascial connective tissue system, which can become restricted due to overuse, inactivity, trauma, or infection, often resulting in pain and muscle tension. This trigger point therapy used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed.  Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body. 

Chair Massage

This massage is a wonderful way to relieve stress in the high tension areas of the shoulders, upper back, and neck.  The client remains fully  clothed while seated in a massage chair.  No oils or lotions are used.  Sessions last for ten to twenty minutes.  Appointments are available at the Fitness & Wellness Center, and chair massage is a great way to bring a program into your department to relieve stress among department employees!

Policies & Procedures
  1. Faculty and Staff members and non-members may schedule a massage, but faculty and staff non-members have an increased cost. All students currently taking classes may schedule an appointment.
  2. Twenty-four hours notice must be given to cancel a massage therapy appointment.  If cancelled without twenty-four hours notice a 50% charge will be assessed to the faculty, staff or student account.  If the appointment is cancelled within an hour of the scheduled appointment time the faculty, staff or student will be charged 100% of the massage session. The patrons Fitness & Wellness Center membership will be deactivated until amount is paid.
  3. After two missed appointments massage services will be unavailable for the remainder of the semester and will not be reinstated until the faculty, staff or student member has met with the massage therapist.