UW Recreation Massage Clinic


*Massage is fully booked for the entirety of Winter Quarter. Please email Jeff at if you have questions.

We know that stress can take its toll on the body and we want to provide you with a healthy way to relax and unwind! Our resident licensed massage therapists (LMT) Danika and Jeanette are here to assist!

They will offer 25-minute massages that are conveniently held in the Fitness and Wellness Office of the IMA (booking ahead is required). Whether you’re loosening up with a massage before a workout, or just needing to take some time for yourself, we’ve got you covered!

Benefits of working with a massage therapist:

  • Reduction of physical and mental stress
  • Improvement of immune functionality
  • Reduction of body pain and muscle inflammation

Meet your massage therapist’s!


Danika is a certified group fitness instructor and licensed massage therapist. She started working at UW Recreation in 2016 as a group fitness instructor, then went on to finish her undergraduate degree at UW with a B.S. in Public Health in the spring of 2017. Soon after, she passed her MBLEX, becoming a massage therapist in 2018.

As a massage therapist Danika’s modalities include sports massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular techniques, cupping, table Thai, myofascial release and pregnancy massage. She believes that massage and exercise are essential in preventative care and recovery. She is known for her attention to detail and ability to creative effective treatment plans. She strives to help people feel confident, comfortable, and capable in their bodies.

She intends to combine her skill sets and become a physical therapist in the coming years. In her spare time she loves cooking, dancing to live music, and spending time with friends.

Education and certifications:

  • Licensed massage therapist, Cortiva Institute
    • Cupping, Thai, sport and pregnancy specializations
  • B.S. in Public Health, University of Washington
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor


Jeanette discovered her passion for the human body in the eighth grade, when she was assigned a project in her health class and she chose to research a musculoskeletal condition of the low back. She instantly fell in love with human anatomy and kinesiology and was inspired to become a massage therapist. Understanding the importance of movement for muscle tissue, Jeanette also became an NSCA-certified fitness trainer immediately after graduating from massage school. Her passion for human anatomy led Jeanette to volunteer as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) for Eastside Fire & Rescue, where she was motivated to deepen her knowledge in medicine. Jeanette graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a major in physiological biology, and received a master in Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University.

Jeanette has been practicing massage therapy for 22 years and she specializes exclusively in medical massage, deep tissue, and massage/acupuncture combination therapy. Her treatment skills include acute and chronic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal pathologies, recent surgeries, previous and recent injuries, TMJ disorders, sinus issues, pregnancy massage, stress and anxiety disorders.

Education and certifications:

  • Master of Sciences in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Bastyr University, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences – Seattle Pacific University, 2013
  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification – Eastside Fire & Rescue, 2004
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification – NSCA, 2003
  • Fitness Training Certification Program – Ashmead College, 2001
  • Massage Therapy Certification Program – Ashmead College, 2000

Massage Pricing
(each session is 25 minutes)

Single session: $20

UW employee/spouse/plus one
Single session: $35

Purchase online now!


Keep in mind:

*Massages are fully booked through all of Winter quarter!

Massages take place Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

Clients are responsible for arriving on-time to their sessions. The massage therapist is only obligated to wait five minutes for you to arrive. After that, the massage therapist is not required to lead the remaining time of the session and the session may be lost.

Sessions must be canceled up to 24 hours in advance.

Massage times are reserved by using Microsoft Bookings.  Once you have completed your purchase, an email with booking instructions will be sent to you! A valid UW NetID is required.

Massage is available to all current IMA members! Masks are required. Clothing on the lower body must remain on during the massage.

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. The massage therapist has full authority determine what feels inappropriate and to end the session at any time. Failure to comply with the therapist may result in termination of your IMA membership and other appropriate actions as warranted.

For any additional questions, please email Jeff at

Your health and well-being are important to us at UW Recreation. The purpose of this disclaimer and notice is to make you conscious of the potential risks connected with any exercise, physical fitness, training, and/or massage program, to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not you should participate in these types of activities.

UW Recreation recommends that you obtain a comprehensive physical examination and consult with a licensed physician before beginning this or any exercise program. When participating in this massage program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release UW Recreation from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown.

UW Recreation does not provide accident/medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:

Student Insurance Office
Room 459 Schmitz Hall
(206) 543-6202