Massage Therapy

Massage

IWU Wellness offers on campus massage therapy by appointment.You can enjoy a refreshing 30 minute massage/energetic body work or a thoroughly relaxing 60+ minute massage/energetic body work. It's up to you!

30 minutes: $28.00
60 minutes: $56.00

To schedule a massage or other body work appointment, please call Wellness at 556-3334, e-mail us at wellness@iwu.edu, or stop by the Wellness office.

Gift Certificates

If you would like to share this serene experience
with others, you can purchase gift certificates through Wellness:

$28 for a 30-minute session

$56 for a 60-minute session

and $14 for each additional 15 minutes

Call Wellness at 556.3334, email Wellness at wellness@iwu.edu,
or stop by The Wellness Office.

If you have questions or comments, please call Wellness at 556.3334, e-mail us at wellness@iwu.edu, or stop by our office in the Shirk Center.

 

Our Therapists

Kathryn Bell and Tom Breitbarth are our body work therapists. Learn a little bit about their educational backgrounds, techniques, and philosophies below.

 Kathryn Bell

Kathryn Bell

 

Kathryn Bell is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (1979). Her massage and bodywork approach integrates relaxation and deep tissue massage techniques to facilitate body awareness and healthy functioning along the body-mind continuum. Kathryn is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Method and is also a Reiki Master.

She brings a rich background of experience and interests to her practice. A former educator and clincial social worker, Kathryn is uniquely qualified to support the exploration of personal growth issues, creativity and spirituality as experienced and expressed through the medium of the body. Her clinical training and experience informs the importance of respecting client boundaries and creating safety and trust in the bodywork session. She maintains a private practice at the Normandy Village in Normal, Illinois.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a new approach to health and healing with roots in traditional osteopathy. This bodywork modality involves the use of gentle touch to encourage the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system and body. Stress, disease and trauma may inhibit the rhythm of these fluids and negatively impact on the healthy development and functioning of the central nervous system and other physiological systems. Craniosacral therapy facilitates the readjustment and correction of the innate self-healing mechanism within the body. Clients often report deep relaxation and a perception of psychological well-being after a craniosacral session. Anecdotal data suggests it is effective in the treatment of a variety of disorders.

 

Tom Breitbarth

Tom Breitbarth

 

Tom Breitbarth graduated from LifePath School of Massage Therapy in Peoria in 1999 and has been practicing massage in Bloomington since 2000. The main styles he uses are Swedish and deep tissue massage. He also incorporates Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Myofascial Release, Reiki, and Craniosacral Therapy into his massages as needed. Each massage is a little different, depending on the client's individual needs.

"I try to give a gentle but firm massage, whether it's for pain relief or strictly relaxation. I sincerely enjoy what I do, and I think it comes out in the quality of the massage. It makes me feel good when I can aid in the relief of someone's pain and help them reach deeper levels of relaxation."

In his spare time, Tom enjoys cycling, yoga, and reading. He owns and operates Bright Bodywork, located on Grove Street in Bloomington.