Appointments must be made at the Member Services Desk of the CRC and must be paid in advance.
Days & Times: By appointment only.
Location: Fitness Room 103 (Massage Therapy office located in the fitness center).
Cost: $60.00 Students $70 Faculty/Staff/Alumni
Payments must be completed prior to scheduling an appointment with our massage therapist. A receipt is required at the time of the appointment for proof of registration. For further inquiries about the massage therapy program, please contact Lorraine at (678) 665-7386
Therapy sessions are scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Clients must give at least six (6) hours notice prior to canceling a session by notifying Member Services (not email). Failure to notify the office within this time will result in automatic forfeit of expense.
Refunds will be given to those with a valid medical excuse pending approval from the G.I.T. FIT director.
- Arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment for set up.
- Please be on time. Appointments will run for alloted time only.
- Appropriate garments must be worn during massage (under garments must remain on).
Emphasis is placed on relaxation, soothing tired, overworked muscles and stress relief.
Neuromuscular (NMT) or Therapeutic Massage
Focuses on specifically releasing tight holding patterns caused by postural distortions or old injuries that may not have healed correctly. Usually the therapist will assess the condition and work with the client toward a specific goal. This can also work effectively with Chiropractic care and/or physical therapy.
Deep Tissue Massage
An effective way to release tired muscles, however, all clients have a different threshold for pain. The therapist and client will determine a comfortable way to verbally communicate a pain threshold or "Edge" thereby eliminating any chance of injury by penetrating to deeply into the muscle fibers. Usually after developing a relationship with the therapist and receiving regular weekly massages some clients just prefer deeper pressure Swedish massage.
Lorraine has joined the staff of G.I.T. FIT and brings with her an exciting form of bodywork called Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). Lorraine combines her corporate background, and studies in veterinary medicine, with 9+ years experience as a bodyworker. She is certified in Swedish and Sports massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and is a Reiki Master/Teacher.
In addition to running a private massage practice, she currently teaches the 210 hour curriculum of Neuromuscular Therapy at The Academy of Somatic Healing Arts. Specializing in NMT, Lorraine educates and treats her clients by providing pain & injury relief, and relaxation to the body, in order to bring about the balance that is essential to physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Lorraine Russell uses a technique called *Postural Assessment as a diagnostic tool for her NMT therapy*. So what exactly is NMT? NMT is a scientific therapy based on recognized physiological laws and principles. The goal of NMT is to achieve balance between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. It combines the scientific application of properly applied pressure, gentle ranges of motion, and stretches for the purpose of relieving pain, normalizing muscle tone and restoring structural balance to the entire body.
Lorraine is looking forward to integrating massage & bodywork into your workout regimen. With NMT, Lorraine's knows she can help get us all "Moving in the Right Direction!"