Skip to main content
Skip to navigation

March 18, 2010 Volume 31, No. 24

Who you gonna call?

An established, stress reducing program is being introduced to MU students this semester by the MU Student Health Center (SHC).

Stressbusters are professionally trained, volunteer teams of undergraduate and graduate students who give free 5-minute backrubs and health information to Mizzou students through planned and requested events.

“Stress is recognized as the No. 1 impediment to academic success,” says Terry Wilson, the center’s health promotion director. “In addition to improving circulation and loosening tight muscles, backrubs get the recipients focused on their bodies instead of the busyness in their heads that creates the stress in the first place.”

Since starting this semester, the program has trained 50 Stressbusters who will start holding regular events from noon to 1 p.m. on March 18 and 25, April 22 and from 3 to 4 p.m. May 5 in Stotler Lounge at the Memorial Union. Appointments aren’t necessary.