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Well-U offers a variety of programs and activities to University of Rochester employees to assist in reducing day-to-day stress. Please note that these programs may be postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can reference our Well-U Programs and Resources page for more information.

Massage Days

Well-U offers chair massage days at no cost for departments throughout the year.

Please note: At this time, we are not currently accepting new requests but will update this page when we are able to.

Guided Relaxation

Press pause in the middle of a busy workday to take a mental break. For 30 minutes you will be guided through a mindful relaxation exercise full of deep breathing and tension relief. Email Well-U to learn more.

Stress Reduction Program

Well-U provides no-cost stress-reduction lifestyle management programs to eligible individuals, helping to handle stressful events in ways that result in more balance, stability, and personal satisfaction.

Group program options include:

  • Stress Reduction: Gain practical skills around communication, goal-setting, and meditation, to manage your stress, improve your relationships, find a healthier work-life balance, and refocus your priorities. 5 session program.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Explore the studied practice of living mindfully and find out how meditation can help provide more balance, stability and satisfaction. May include a day-long silent retreat. 6-8 session program.

Learn more and sign up for a stress reduction group program.

Stress-Free Zones and Traveling Spa

Well-U provides no-cost stress free zone and traveling spa materials to departments. Learn more in the stress-free zone and traveling spa flyers.

Due to current restrictions, we do have some modifications to these programs. Complete a department request form to request one of these programs for your department, and email well-u-info@rochester.edu with questions.

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