Relax and rejuvenate in our tranquil spa with a selection of soothing signature services performed by BodyWork Associates (BWA), massage therapists licensed through the State of Illinois. BWA has been serving the CU community since 1982 and offers a collection of experienced therapists knowledgeable in bringing relief to muscular discomfort and pain while providing you with a relaxing experience. Our therapists have the skills, training, and integrity you can trust for the finest in massage therapy.
To schedule your appointment, please contact the hotel. Please allow 24-hour advanced notice when booking our services in order for our Guest Service Team to accommodate you.
Replenish in traditional European massage technique using firm yet gentle pressure to help your body remove toxins while improving your circulation.
The best treatment to relieve stress, both emotional and physical.
Revitalize with a broad approach to treating your body as a whole, through targeted therapeutic work.
Especially helpful for chronically tense areas such as a stiff neck, lower back pain or sore shoulders.
30 Minutes ..........................$45
90 Minutes ..........................$105
Meet our Therapists
DOUGLAS NELSON, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER, BCTMB, LMT, PNMT
Doug is a Board Certified Massage Therapist and the president and founder of BWA, practicing massage therapy since 1977. Doug’s main focus is Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, which is the heart and soul of the BWA approach to pain. He is the founder of NMT MidWest, teaching Precision Neuromuscular Therapy both in the US and also abroad. He is a member of the International Myopain Association, the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the American Massage Therapy Association. Doug is the author of three books, Table Lessons: Insights in the Practice of Massage Therapy (Volumes 1 and 2) and The Mystery of Pain. He is also a regular columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine. Doug is the president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, which advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research in the field. Although he sees many clients a week, he sees a limited number of new clients and only sees people with very specific problems. His real expertise is in assessing the needs and origins of soft tissue problems. He was awarded the 2013 Educator of the Year and the 2015 Pioneer Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association. He was also inducted into the massage therapy Hall of Fame in 2018. Most recently, Doug received the 2020 AMTA National President’s Award for service to the massage therapy profession.
DANIELLE ELLIS, LMT
Danielle graduated from Parkland College with honors and her associates in Massage Therapy and Personal Training. She has also obtained a Bachelors of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University focusing on Business Management and Administration with a minor in Exercise Science. Danielle was on the IWU Women’s golf team all four years. Since obtaining her licenses for Massage Therapy and Personal Training, Danielle has been focused towards helping many individuals from all walks of life. She is certified in Swedish for stress relief and muscular pain and will be continuing her education in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy to better help and serve everyone in the community. She will be working at all three of our locations and is looking forward to learn as much as possible to better serve the individuals in her community!