Triton College students get free finals week massages
Eliza Irizarry of Advanced Physical Medicine in Oak Park gives a free 10-minute massage to student Anthony Malone of Oak Park at Triton College. | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 28, 2013 6:21AM
RIVER GROVE — Last week at Triton College the pressure of studying for final exams took its toll on some students, but luckily there was relief close by.
It’s called the Relaxation Station and was set up last week in the college’s Student Center. During that time, massage therapists from Advanced Physical Medicine in Oak Park gave students free 10-minute massages to help students get rid of the stress that comes with finals week.
Delaney Fluker, 21, of Bellwood who is wrapping up his first semester at the school said it was just what he needed. “The massage felt awesome,” he said.
Johnny Urbina, director of Student Services at Triton, said the event is mutually beneficial.
“It helps them promote their business and they (students) get free services everyday during finals,” he said.
Daniel Nevarez, 19, of Franklin Park, said he was pretty tense after studying for final exams all week and rewarded himself with a massage after finishing his last final exam.
“All week I’ve had finals and then I come in here for 10 minutes and I feel great,” he said. “I feel great right now.”
Which means the Relaxation Station was living up to its name.
“I’ve been under a lot of pressure,” Nevarez said. “Now that I’m done with the semester I came to finally get some relief; reward myself with a nice massage.”
Urbina said Triton has offered the free massages for several years around finals week. “It’s great to bring something back that has been a staple,” he said.~.