Mills Civic
4875 Mills Civic Parkway West Des Moines IA 50265
Today's Hours: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Welcome to Mills Civic Genesis Health Clubs, formerly known as Prairie Life Fitness!

Massage service is currently open and accepting appointments. Please be advised your safety is our #1 priority and we have made many key improvements to keep you safe and healthy. Please click on the below link for re-opening guidelines and COVID 19 protocols:

COVID Protocols

Benefits of Massage

Massage is not just a luxury, it’s a way to a healthier and happier life. There are many benefits of massage which include mental, physical, and emotional health. Massage can also help you recover from a hard workout! Read how massage helps, here. Examples of benefits include having awareness of your body during massage sessions; recognizing bad habits/postures and adding stretch routines; it helps prevent/relieve chronic pain. Massage can also help reduce stress hormones, anxiety, and depression, allowing the body to be in a relaxed state.


Each appointment will be customized based on needs; relaxation and/or tension/pain relief. Hot towels for feet and back included for 60 and 90 minutes sessions. We offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Points, Joint Movement, Sports, and Prenatal massage.

Massage therapy is available 6 days a week. Please note at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended. Schedule appointments by contacting 515 201 8314. Be sure to include your name, time, and date you are available.


Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 4 pm to 7 pm


30 minutes $55
60 minutes $75
90 minutes $105
120 minutes $135

* Non-members will be charged an additional $5 per session. With paid massage sessions, non-members can enjoy our facilities and amenities such as steam room, dry sauna, whirlpool, shower, and more. These benefits are only valid for one day (day of your massage appointment).


Most massage treatments involve the integration of techniques based on the unique needs and tension patterns of the individual. Massages are offered with hot towels treatment, which provides deep soothing relaxation for no additional charge.

Swedish – A full body traditional massage, promoting relaxation and overall health.
Deep Tissue/Trigger Points – An advanced treatment, targeting deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue. A deep tissue massage will include many different techniques to restore length and flexibility to the fascia and muscle tissue. These techniques may include Trigger Point Therapy, Active or Passive Release techniques, Myofascial Release, and Neuro-Muscular therapy.
Sports/Joint Movement – A more specific application and combination of techniques and stretches. A sports massage is designed to accommodate during any phase of training or recovery.
Prenatal – A prenatal massage will allow the expectant mother to relax and receive therapy to help alleviate her aches and pains that can accompany the changes in her body. In addition, we provide the comfort of pregnancy bolsters for the service.
(Recommended after the first trimester and/or doctor’s clearance)
30 Minute – A quick refresher to help rejuvenate and refresh your sore, tired body. This pick-me-up usually focuses on neck and shoulder tension.


  • Let your massage therapist know if you have any health conditions.
  • Your massage therapist will leave the room while you get undressed to your level of comfort.
  • You will lie on the table completely draped in sheets and blankets.
  • The massage therapist will un-drape only the area of your body that is being massaged.
  • Minimal communication between the client and the therapist is essential to providing optimal treatment and relaxation.
  • Ask your massage therapist if you have any questions or comments.



Mills Civic West Des Moines IA requires at least a 24-hour cancellation of your appointment. If you fail to call or show for your appointment, you will be charged the full amount for your missed service. Cases of extreme emergency will be considered an exception to this policy.

- Gift cards available
- Non-Members are welcome
- Gratuity/tips are always appreciated

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