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. Sessions last one hour.

  • Swedish Massage: manipulation, stroking
  • Therapeutic Massage: deep tissue, trigger point
  • Chair Massage Events: onsite chair massages for teams, clubs, offices, and departments. For more information, please contact Michelle Ford,

*Due to increased risk, we do not provide massage services to women who are pregnant. 

Who can use the massage therapy services?

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

What is the cost of massage services?

The charge for a one-hour massage is $55.  Payment must be made at the time that the appointment is scheduled.

*As of August 1, 2019, the price for a one-hour massage increased to $55.  Any appointments made before August 1st were charged at the previous price of $50.

If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason, please reschedule at least 24 hours prior to your originally scheduled time by calling 336-758-4370 or email  If you fail to show for your appointment and have not rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance, you will forfeit the payment already made and service.

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

Client Reviews 

“Curtis was professional, courteous, and listened well to feedback during the massage. I was absolutely satisfied with the technique and service.”

“A one-hour massage for $50 is an awesome benefit for the WFU community”

“Kristen was so nice and really catered the massage experience to fit my needs.”

“Curtis listened to my needs and responded with an excellent massage.”

“The entire experience delivered by Kristen was great! I loved the convenience of having it on campus and the manageable cost, compared to other places.”

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 is a North Carolina board licensed massage and bodywork therapist. Her professional massage therapy sessions are designed personally to for the need and outcomes of every individual client. Many 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 and Deep Tissue techniques to give a relaxed and therapeutic experience. Kristen’s friendly nature and genuine desire to help others resonates through her bodywork.

    To make a 1 hour massage therapy appointment with Kristen, please click HERE.

  • Curtis Edmunds, LMBT #16006

    Curtis Edmunds is a graduate of Living Arts Institute in Winston Salem, NC.  Curtis is trained in a variety of massage modalities including relaxation, deep tissue, and sports massage.  He is a health and fitness enthusiast, who understands the importance of maintaining a healthy body.  And he leverages his physical strength and understanding of the human body to help clients reduce stress and alleviate pain.  As a therapist, he ensures that clients are comfortable and that every treatment is customized to meet their specific needs.

    To make a 1 hour massage therapy appointment with Curtis, please click HERE.