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Holistic Services

Serenity Room, Massage Therapy, Healing Touch

The Wellness Center at Elmhurst College offers a wide range of holistic services to benefit the body, mind and spirit. These services and fees are only applicable to Elmhurst College students and employees. Contact the Wellness Center at (630) 617-3565 regarding outside referrals.

The Serenity Room
The Serenity Room (Room 001) is a restorative space where students, staff and faculty may pause in quiet to relax, reflect and renew. The room also has a Lite Box available to treat S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder).

Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is used in a variety of ways both as an adjunct to medical treatment and also in the promotion of health and wellness. It is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body with the goal of imparting relaxation, pain relief or even self discovery. Visit massagetherapy.com for more information.

Please note: Do not schedule a massage when you are feeling ill as massage may aggravate your symptoms. Any serious injury or condition should be cleared for massage therapy by your physician.

Services and Fees

Service Rate
1/2-hour session (partial massage in specific body area such as neck and shoulders) $30
1-hour session (full body massage which may or may not include focused area work-or-entire massage concentrated in specified area) $50
1 1/2-hour session (full body massage with focused work in specified area) $65

Table and Chair Mini-Massage for Special Events

Two-hour minimum per event is required. Call the Wellness Center for fee information.

Healing Touch
Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, energy therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with one's energy field to support the body's natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. Visit www.healingtouchprogram.com for more information.

Services and Fees

Service Rate
Healing Touch 1-hour session: client remains fully clothed $45
Healing Touch and massage 1-1/2 session (partial massage combined with 1-hour Healing Touch) $65
Healing Touch and massage 2-hour session (full body massage combined with 1-hour Healing Touch) $85

Cash and personal checks are accepted.

Appointment and Cancellation Policy
Call the Wellness Center (630) 617-3565 to schedule an appointment. Day and evening appointments are available. To avoid being charged $15, please provide four hours' notice for cancellation by calling the Wellness Center.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Workshops
The participant in this workshop will learn mind-body techniques to feel calmer before surgery, have less pain after surgery, strengthen the immune system, reduce side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and recover faster.

An individual workshop costs $95. This includes the book Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster and its companion relaxation/healing audio CD. A family member or friend may accompany you for free.

Call the Wellness Center (630) 617-3565 to schedule an appointment. Ideally you should take the workshop one or two weeks before your operation or treatment. However, if you only have a day before, you can still benefit.

About Your Wellness Practitioner
Donna Kline, RN, BSN, LMT, CHTP offers numerous tools to enhance your well-being: massage therapy, Healing Touch, meditation & breathing techniques, creative visualization, pain & stress management, wellness presentations and surgical preparation. She is a registered nurse, licensed massage therapist, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Holistic Stress Management Instructor with over 25 years of experience in the medical field in a variety of settings working with various aged groups.

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