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Stress Management

Our Purpose. Your Journey.

Well-U offers a variety of programs and activities to U of R employees to assist in reducing your day-to-day stress, whether it be work-related or not. If there is a program that you would like to attend that is not on the enrollment page, we encourage you to contact us or your department’s Well-U Champion to find out if it is possible to bring the program to your department. Below are some of the stress-reducing programs that we offer to employees:

Massage Days

Relieve stress while at work with a Well-U-sponsored massage day. During a massage day, a licensed massage therapist will come to your department and provide chair massages, offering sixteen 15-minute slots. All massage days run from 10 am – 2pm. You must have a small, private room available.

Massage Day Lottery

To request a massage day for your department during 2020, one person from your department will need to submit a massage day request form to be entered into the lottery (please coordinate with others in your department so that only one form is submitted). Forms will only be accepted from September 23-27, 2019, and each department is limited to one massage day per year. Mark your calendars for the week of September 23 to come back and enter the massage day lottery. Please be prepared to fill out the following information on the request form:

  • Backup contact person
  • Department location/directions
  • Parking instructions (if applicable)
  • 3 preferred months for your massage

Massage day services are funded by Well-U and are provided to your department at no cost.

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.

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. Learn to understand what causes your stress, make a plan to reduce these stressors, and identify different pathways to change those things that are more difficult to control.


Traveling Spa

New in 2019, the Traveling Spa is a complete kit that allows you to bring the relaxing elements of a spa directly to your workspace! The kit includes a back and neck massager, manicure set, aromatherapy lotion, flameless candles, assorted tea, and a sound machine. Click here for the flyer.