About Us

Dancing Prairie Massage Therapy College is a Center for massage therapy education and research serving Iowa City, Eastern Iowa and the world with innovative programs that are already having a positive impact on health care practices.

During your massage session:

Our Students will talk with you about what you hope to accomplish with your massage. They will suggest some ways to proceed, and together you will make a flexible plan. Your input is essential for us to construct a massage that meets your desires and needs for the session. For instance -- sometimes relaxation and stress reduction may be more important than pain relief, which often requires a little more focus or engagement on your part, and we can plan to accommodate that. We may want to change the plan once we get into the work, ...
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Dancing Prairie Massage Therapy College

2441 James St

#5A

Coralville , IA 52241 map it

(319) 351-9766

Hours of Operation

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Sa By Appointment Only
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Nice setup

    Loved everything’

  • Reception was pleasant.

    Great vibes, comfortable place!

  • All good. only thing better would be a more private room but I don't think you can do that. What you have is fine.

    It was very nice.

  • I had a great massage.

    Sad I couldn’t see faces but it’s understandable.

  • The room was quiet with only the exception of the train(as expected!). Receptionist was pleasant and welcoming. Music was comforting.

    Overall, I felt the music was too loud to mask the other ambient noise.

Average Rating:

4.89 (Based on 36 Reviews)

94 %

Ambiance
98 %

Professionalism
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Ricki B.
Nice setup
by Carol on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Marissa H.
Loved everything’
by Wahneta on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Michael M.
Reception was pleasant.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Michael M.
Great vibes, comfortable place!
by Edie on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Marissa H.
All good. only thing better would be a more private room but I don't think you can do that. What you have is fine.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Marissa H.
It was very nice.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Ricki B.
I had a great massage.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Marissa H.
Sad I couldn’t see faces but it’s understandable.
by Judy on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Marissa H.
The room was quiet with only the exception of the train(as expected!). Receptionist was pleasant and welcoming. Music was comforting.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Michael M.
Overall, I felt the music was too loud to mask the other ambient noise.

Business response:

Thank you for participating in our student clinic! The students are learning so much with these experiences. I think you're saying the music was too loud, and it still didn't cover up the other noises. With the gym downstairs and the train right outside, our environment is a bit noisy at times and we do try to ameliorate that with good music. I hope your massage still provided goodness for you. --Dede Dancing, Director-Dancing Prairie Massage Therapy College.

by Debra on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Ricki B.
Loved the relaxing massage and staff

Business response:

Thanks Debra! The students are learning so much with this clinic practice. We really appreciate your participation!

by Jennifer on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Michael M.
Michael gave me a wonderful massage!!!! I really appreciated his long pauses and the sense that he was really present and listening. Before we started, he was a little quiet, hence the 4 stars. I like quiet, so it wasn't a big deal, but he didn't seem entirely comfortable going through whatever expected pre-talk there is. And the ambiance was affected by a really loud conversation next door that had weird and kind of triggering details. But otherwise, Dancing Prairie was her own fine and wonderful self! Thank you!

Business response:

Thanks so much Jennifer. I'm glad your therapist was totally present for the work. Conversations can be hard to manage as a student. When a client asks interesting questions or begins chatting it can be difficult to imagine how to bring focus back to the massage. These skills are part of what students learn through their work in clinic. I'm sorry your experience included an odd conversation that took you somewhat away from the goodness of your moment. Great feedback!

by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Marissa H.
Very clean and welcoming
by Allen on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Marissa H.
The staff are always friendly and the setting is very relaxing. This is our 3rd year and there is always a high level of consistency that is experienced.

Business response:

Thanks for participating with all 3 of our classes so far! We appreciate your feedback :)

by Lonnie on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Michael M.
Very beautiful environment. Safe with Covid . Very professional and friendly.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Ricki B.
I love Dancing Prairie!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Eric D.
No complaints, whatsoever! Looking forward to my next one.
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Janel S.
Warmers for the tables would be nice.
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
Loved the entire experience
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
It was wonderful.
by Michelle on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Eric D.
Greeted with a smile. ???? Room was a bit small
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Janel S.
There was a big in the light fixtures over head. I just kept focusing on that for some reason.
by Liz on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Janel S.
Janel did a wonderful job!
by Karyn on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
I have only good things to say. It’s a bit tricky to find at the back of the building but the space works well
by Walter on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
DPMTC is a nice facility, not difficult to find with driving instructions sent by Diana ahead of time and with accessible accommodations and friendly staff. The massage room was private and comfortable. The charge was very reasonable.
by Mary on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
Easy parking
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Janel S.
Nothing
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Eric D.
Very friendly staff, completely concerned with my comfort!
by Teresa on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
Friendly and welcoming receptionist. Easy check-out.
by Kris on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
Everything about the space was ideal. It was beautiful and tranquil, and the therapists were highly professional, with a quiet focus on making me feel relaxed and whole.
by Jill on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Eric D.
Wonderful place, very professional, convenient location.
by Anonymous on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
Relaxed setting
by Pen on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
I appreciate free parking.
by Jan on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Eric D.
Eric is very gentle & unassuming. Perhaps a bit timid & awkward with draping... all remedied with practice & confidence. Overall excellent experience. Can feel Dede's influence. Thank you so much for the opportunity & healing. Eric also went extra mile with a few excercises & info.
by Anonymous on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Eric D.
I appreciated the opportunity to both help a student hone his skills as a massage therapist, and also to receive a discounted massage. It was a nice experience, overall!
by Connie on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Student Clinic Massage with Diana G.
Friendly, helpful, kind and professional staff
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Dancing Prairie Massage Therapy College

2441 James St

#5A

Coralville , IA 52241 map it

Phone: (319) 351-9766