Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Fair

Madison College will host various exhibitors Tuesday, March 6, for a Health and Wellness Fair in the Truax Atrium Café from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 30 health and wellness companies will conduct demonstrations, screenings and offer resources for students and employees including massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, health insurance, nutrition, fitness and hands-only CPR. 

Sponsored by Student Health Education, there will be multiple Madison College programs attending including: Medical Assisting, Recreation Management, Optometric Services, Veterinary Tech, Dental Assisting, Counseling, Financial Wellness-Risk and Insurance Club, Student Senate, Fitness and Recreation, Continuing Education, EMS/Paramedic, Simulation Center, and the Child and Family Center. 

Area businesses and organizations expected to be present at the Health Fair include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Gildas Club, Trek Bikes/BCycle, Journey for Mental Health, Biomats for Autism, American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, Troy Farm/Community Groundworks, Rape Crisis Center, and Laerdel Medical and Pulse Point, WPS Insurance, GHC Insurance, WDC Wisconsin Deferred Compensation, ETF Employee Trust Funds Financial Fitness Program, Family Service Madison and MC Employee Wellness.

Also present will be the Group Health Cooperative Wellness Team consisting of massage therapists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, dieticians and naturopaths. 

Please contact Denise Holin with any questions. 

Published February 16, 2018.

Student Health Education offers stress reduction workshops

Need help coping with stress? Feeling anxious, depressed or exhausted?

Student Health Education offers opportunity to learn how physiological stress impacts the mind, body and behavior. They will also teach effective coping skills and mindfulness strategies for stress management such as grounding, centering and breathing.

All students and staff are welcome to attend first and third Tuesdays this semester from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 131 (Bamboo Room) in the School of Health Education and IT Building.

Questions? Contact Amy Nicholson.

Published February 9, 2018.

Therapeutic massage students host Stress Reduction Workshop

Drop in to learn about stress reduction strategies and techniques from the Madison College Therapeutic Massage Students Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in the Truax Gateway.

Stations will highlight various stress reduction techniques including:

  • Ayurveda and yoga 
  • Ecotherapy
  • Animal therapy
  • And more

There will be a complimentary chair massages offered with a sign-up sheet starting at 11:20 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit one or all of the stress reduction stations to learn more.

Published December 4, 2017.

Truax, Red Cross to host Blood Drive

Give the gift of life at the Madison College Blood Drive Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Truax Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room D1630B.

The American Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country and although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often decreases the amount of donated blood available for patients. With the busy holiday season approaching, Madison College and the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the Red Cross website for more information. The college’s sponsor code is “MATC Madison.”

Save up to 15 minutes when you donate by using RapidPass. Visit RapidPass page for more information.

Questions? Please contact Student Health Educator Denise Holin.

Published November 6, 2017. Updated March 19, 2018.

Trustyle Salon offers pomegranate fig pedicure

The Trustyle Salon is offering a seasonal pomegranate and fig pedicure for $35. The pedicure includes:

  • Essential oil aromatherapy
  • Pomegranate and fig sea salt soak
  • Pomegranate and fig sea salt scrub
  • Pomegranate and fig body butter
  • Paraffin dip

Call the Trustyle Salon at 608-246-6068 to book your appointment or stop by Room B1208 in the Truax Campus to check availability.

Published October 25, 2017.

Flu shots offered at Truax Campus

Free flu shots will be given out to Madison College employees and students on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Wednesday, Oct. 11, near the Atrium Café from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students must show a valid OneCard and staff must provide their current WPS or GHC insurance card. Stop by the coffee shop after and get a free smoothie shot.

Published October 9, 2017.

Massage clinic offers kneaded relief

The Madison College Massage Clinic, located in the Truax Health Education Building Room 141, will begin scheduling appointments Oct. 16, and will continue to schedule until all appointments are full. Appointments are limited to four per person. The massage clinic will be openand scheduling appointments for Oct. 25, through Dec. 13.

Clinic hours:

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
  • Thursdays
    • 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Scheduling options:

  • Visit the Madison College Massage Clinic page and follow the link for online scheduling. On the MINDBODY website create a username and password. Once your profile is set up, select appointments, “massage” for service and your date range. The system will only allow appointments to be seen from a specific range due to the number of therapists on staff. If you need to see dates for a time further out, change the date range by month.
  • Call the Massage Clinic at (608) 258-2367 to leave a voice message.
    • Leave your first name and last name
    • phone number 
    • appointment time preferences. 

If you make an appointment over the phone, do not schedule one online as well. Please allow one week for the clinic to return your calls.

The cost is $35.00 for a one-hour massage. Only cash and checks are accepted. Clients should bring the correct amount to the appointment.


Published September 29, 2017.

Flu shots offered at every campus

This year, Madison College Nursing and EMS students are partnering with GHC and to administer flu shots at 9 campus locations. 

There is no charge for employees if the flu shot is billed to WPS, GHC or Medicare. Please bring your insurance card and the authorization/billing form. Other insurance companies cannot be billed. 

There is no charge for students taking credit courses with a valid OneCard. 

Flu clinic dates and locations: 

  • Oct. 10-11 – Truax Campus, cafeteria
    10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Oct. 17 – South Campus
    9 -10 a.m.
  • Oct.17 – Downtown Campus
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Oct. 17 – Commercial Avenue Campus
    2 - 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 18 – Reedsburg Campus
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 18 – Portage Campus
    2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Oct. 25 – Watertown Campus
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 25 – Fort Atkinson Campus
    2 - 4 p.m.

Published September 27, 2017. Updated October 9, 2017.

Participate in the Tour de Cure

The Tour de Cure is a family friendly event for people of every age and skill level, ranging from walks to a 100k bike ride. The proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association, the leading organization providing advocacy and funds for research and education. The event is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 16 at American Family Insurance Headquarters.

The minimum fundraising goal for each team member participant is $200. There is also a $35 registration fee.

Busy that day? Consider helping the college’s team reach its fund-raising goal of $5000.

Contact Denise Reimer at 608-234-4484 for more information or visit the team page to sign up or donate.


Published September 1, 2017.

Team Madison College runner discount is near closing

Madison College is forming a team for the Madison Mini-Marathon and 5K. The Madison Mini race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at the Memorial Union Terrace with a 5K (3.1 miles) and a half marathon distance (13.1 miles).

Register before July 20 to save 10 percent by using promo code "MATCMMM." After July 20, registration will be full price.

Contact Team Lead and Social Media Specialist Maureen Alley at ext. 3321 for more information.

Published July 17, 2017.