Frequently Asked Questions
What is a student clinic?
The Student Massage Clinic is where massages are performed by students for educational purposes. They are students who have not graduated yet, but who have successfully completed the MIT requirements to enter into the student clinic. The purpose of the massage is for stress reduction, relief from muscular tension or spasm, or for increasing circulation. The student massage therapist does not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorder. This massage session is not a substitute for medical examinations and/or diagnosis. The student massage therapist needs to be aware of existing physical conditions; therefore, the client must state all of their known medical conditions and will take it upon themselves to keep the student massage therapist updated on their physical health. There is no illicit or sexually suggestive behavior, remarks, or advances tolerated. It will result in the immediate termination of the session and liable for payment of the scheduled appointment.
Student Clinic fee:
One hour sessions in MIT’s Student Clinic are $35.
Will massage ever hurt?
Massage on healthy tissue feels good. The most effective massage works with your body's natural responses, not against them. You are the best judge of your comfort level and the therapist will work closely with you at all times. Drink lots of water after the massage.
What do I need to do during my massage?
Relax and make yourself comfortable. Your therapist may ask you to adjust your position or turn over. Please feel free to change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable.
When do I arrive for my appointment?
If it is your first time at MIT, you should arrive at least 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork
Parking is available on Dorris Dr. right in front of the school or across the street in the Safeway Parking lot adjacent to the school.
Do I need to undress?
For a full body massage most people undress completely, but you may choose to wear undergarments. You are warmly draped at all times, except for the area being worked on (i.e. working on the back – the back would be exposed, however the rest of the client is covered with a sheet).
Should I tip the therapist?
Your therapist is a student tips are greatly appreciated and graciously accepted but not required.
To schedule a clinic:
To schedule an appointment in our student clinic please call. (831) 624-1006.
Appointments must be cancelled 24-hours in advance in order for that the client not be to charged for a missed session. Please call us as early as possible in case of illness or emergency to allow us to reschedule the student.