Notice: Due to COVID-19, our massage therapy services are unavailable at this time. Please visit our Health Alerts page for updated information.
Massage therapy is available to UNH students, UNH employees, and adult dependents of UNH employees. Massage therapy sessions are 50-minute appointments with licensed massage therapists.
Appointments are available six days a week with day and evening availability. Appointments may be booked at Health & Wellness (4 Pettee Brook Lane) or at Thrive, our Wellness Satellite Office at the Hamel Rec Center (5 Edgewood Road).
Students (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- $45 traditional massage
- $55 stone massage
Employees & Adult Dependents (18+)
- $55 traditional massage
- $65 stone massage
Gift certificates are available by phone during normal business hours. Please call the Health & Wellness Business Office at (603) 862-0066 or (603) 862-5140.
Make an Appointment
Call 603-862-9355 or make an appointment online. If you are pregnant, please call to make an appointment.
For a list of our massage therapists, visit our Staff page.
Cancellation & Missed Appointments
You must cancel your appointment 24 hours in advance of the start of your appointment time or you will be charged a no-show fee. For more information about cancellation, refer to our appointments and cancellation page.
Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is a form of bodywork that:
- Increases relaxation and decreases stress
- Relieves muscular tension and relaxes muscles spasms
- Increases blood circulation
- Stimulates the lymphatic system to boost the immune system and get rid of toxins in the body
- Improves flexibility, movement and joint strength
- Promotes overall healing, health and well-being
- Helps prevent future medical issues
Types of Massage Therapy at UNH
- SWEDISH MASSAGE is the most common form of massage therapy in the United States. It is a very relaxing form of massage that uses long, gentle kneading strokes to improve circulation and to reduce stress.
- HOT STONE MASSAGE is a form of massage that uses heated stones placed on the body to warm the body and loosen tight muscles. Hot Stone Massage is often used for muscle tension, back pain, stress-relief and insomnia. You should let the therapist know if the stones are too warm.
If you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or are under a clinical practitioner's care, we recommend that you consult your practitioner before receiving a hot stone massage.
If you are booking your first massage, we recommend that you book a traditional massage