Stressbusters

We've got your back!

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 NYU students.  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.*

There are exciting new changes happening with the Stressbusters program. In addition to providing backrubs, Stressbusters will now have the opportunity to participate in a new component of the program: researching stress on campus.  According to the 2015 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment survey, stress is the primary impediment to academic success for students at NYU. As a Stressbusters member, you now have the chance to explore this issue on a deeper level. If you are interested in becoming a part of the research team, please apply below!

Although we will continue to do our weekly events, we are pausing our request process for this school year (2017-2018). We appreciate your support in this transition and will reach out personally to our dedicated partners and group members.

* Moyer CA, Rounds J, Hannum JW. A meta-analysis of massage therapy research. Psychol Bull. 2004;130(1):3–18.