Stressbusters is an incredibly fun and far-reaching community wellness program. It trains and dispatches volunteer teams of undergrad and grad students to provide FREE five-minute backrubs and stress information to other students at campus events, residence halls, organization meetings, libraries and wherever else the stressed gather – day and night.
According to a 2004 University of Illinois review of 37 studies on the effects of backrubs and massages, the types of brief backrubs provided by Stressbusters can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and heart rate.*
“The experience you provided to our students was unbelievable. I cannot thank you enough for your service.” – Event Requestor
“This was the best part of my day!” – Student Backrub Recipient
Click here to request a Stressbusters event for your class, program, or meeting.
The Stressbusters program holds weekly events for NYU students during fall and spring semesters. (Events begin during the second week of classes and end during the last week of classes.)
Don't forget to sign up for the weekly Stressbusters Alert! email informing you of Stressbusters events occurring around campus. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Alert me” in the subject line.
Apply now to become an NYU Stressbuster! The requirements are stress-free:
Check out our Stressbusters FAQs (PDF).
Still have questions? Email email@example.com.
* Moyer CA, Rounds J, Hannum JW. A meta-analysis of massage therapy research. Psychol Bull. 2004;130(1):3–18.
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