Massage Therapy

To book an appointment, please select one of the massage therapists at the bottom of this page

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is designed to enhance wellbeing through physical and mental relaxation and pain relief, improving the quality of life for all who receive services.

 

What types of services are provided?

Services are provided by a licensed massage therapist.  All sessions last 1 hour and include:

Swedish Massage: manipulation, stroking

Therapeutic Massage: deep tissue, trigger point

 

Who can use the massage therapy services?

Any currently enrolled Wake Forest University student, faculty, or staff member can receive services through the Office of Wellbeing.

What is the cost of massage services?

The charge for all 1-hr massages is $50.  Payment must be made at the time that the appointment is scheduled.

If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason, please reschedule at least 48 hours prior to your originally scheduled time by calling 336-758-4370 or email wakewell@nullwfu.edu.  If you fail to show for your appointment and have not rescheduled at least 48 hours in advance, you will forfeit the payment already made for service.

 

To schedule an appointment, choose one of the therapists below.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy can:

1 Relieve stress
2 Relieve postoperative pain
3 Reduce anxiety
4 Manage low-back pain
5 Help fibromyalgia pain
6 Reduce muscle tension
7 Enhance exercise performance
8 Relieve tension headaches
9 Sleep better
10 Ease symptoms of depression
11 Improve cardiovascular health
12 Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
13 Decrease stress in cancer patients
14 Improve balance in older adults
15 Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
16 Temper eff ects of dementia
17 Promote relaxation
18 Lower blood pressure
19 Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
20 Help chronic neck pain
21 Lower joint replacement pain
22 Increase range of motion
23 Decrease migraine frequency
24 Improve quality of life in hospice care
25 Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea


Meet our Massage Therapists

  • Kristen Batista, LMBT #9276

    Kristen stumbled upon massage therapy accidentally while relocating here to North Carolina to pursue an education in diagnostic sonography. Her interest in massage shifted her intentions, resulting in a two year journey to earn an Associate Degree in Therapeutic Massage from Forsyth Technical Community College. She remains tightly woven with FTCC since graduating and even taught for a couple years in their massage program’s evening curriculum.

    Kristen’s therapy sessions are customized for each of her client’s individual needs and outcomes. Many of her clients are seen for pain management, as part of a rehabilitation plan, or to help ease symptoms of certain medical diagnoses. She blends her Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy techniques to give a relaxed and therapeutic experience.  Kristen is also certified as a Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy Massage Therapist by Claire Marie Miller Seminars, one the nation’s leaders in massage therapy. Her friendly nature and genuine desire to help others resonates through her bodywork.

    To make an appointment with Kristen, please click HERE.

  • Curtis Edmunds, LMBT #16006

    Curtis Edmunds is a graduate of Living Arts Institute in Winston Salem, NC. He is a highly skilled and motivated therapist with experience in a wide range of modalities and therapeutic techniques.  Curtis has a passion for helping others and ensuring he understands and meets the needs of his clients.  He uses a mixture of Swedish and deep tissue techniques to help reduce stress and alleviate pain.  Curtis loves spending time with his wife Shayla, three kids Michael 11, Madison 9, and Myles 2.

    To make an appointment with Curtis, please click HERE.