Stressbusters: Stressbusters, a team of volunteer students, provide free back rubs in the Lamont Cafe every Tuesday from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Tomorrow is the last day the service will be offered this season, so be sure to visit soon—and arrive early to guarantee a spot!
The Center for Wellness, located in the ground floor of the Holyoke Center, offers a variety of programs to help you relieve stress. We’ve listed a few of their programs offered, but you can also check out their website for more information.
Acupuncture, Massage, Reiki, and Shiatsu: Every day the Center for Wellness offers a variety of 1-hour appointments at a reduced fee for students.
Price: Ranges from $70 to $105 for everyone, $50 to $75 for students on the Harvard University Student Health Plan, and $40 to $60 for members of the Harvard University Group Health Plan.
Chair Massages: The center also provides chair massages in 10-minute increments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Price: $12 for 10 minutes, and $9 for 10 minutes for HUGHP members.
Meditation Classes: Every Wednesday, the Center for Wellness offers a meditation class at the Monks Library, which is located near the Center for Wellness in the Holyoke Center. Drop in for everything from guided breath to walking meditation.
Upperclassman Houses: The Center for Wellness is also offering a number of wellness-themed study breaks at the Houses throughout reading period. Stop by to relieve your stress, conveniently located right in your own House.
Adams House – Dec. 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Upper Common Room
Cabot House – Dec. 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, Briggs Common Room
Currier House – Dec. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Gilbert Living Room
Dunster House – Dec. 13, 7 p.m to 9 p.m, Junior Common Room
Eliot House – Dec. 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Dining Hall
Freshman Yard – Dec. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, Straus Common Room
Kirkland House – Dec. 8, 7 p.m to 9 p.m, Senior Common Room
Leverett House – Dec. 1, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Senior Common Room
Lowell House – Dec. 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Junior Common Room
Mather House – Dec. 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Dining Hall Room C
Pforzheimer House – Dec. 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Hastings Room
Winthrop House – Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m, Senior Common Room
For Freshmen Only: The Freshman Dean’s Office is hosting a number of free events for freshmen including Freshmen Karaoke Night at the Cambridge Queen's Head on Dec. 3 and University President Drew G. Faust’s special brain break for freshmen on Dec. 7.
Gym De-stressors: Throughout the week, the Malkin Athletic Center and the Hemenway gym provide a number of classes for students, including pilates, yoga, and indoor cycling. Check out the website for classes for the entire schedule, as well as prices.
Photo by The Havard Crimson.