Texas Tech University

Stress Reduction Resources

Massage Therapy at the Rec

The Rec offers massage therapy from licensed massage therapists for 1 hour or 30 minute intervals. There is also chair massages available for a 1 hour massage. You have to make the appointment at least 2 days in advance in the FitWell or by calling their number to make an appointment. On the first Monday of every month, the rec offers $5 off one-hour massages. Prices are: $40 for 1 hour, $25 for 30 minutes.

Phone: 806.742.3828

Mind Spa- Appointments

The Mind Spa is available to all students and faculty M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can call or stop by the Student Counseling center to make the appointment. The appointment lasts 45 minutes.

Address: Student Counseling Center, 201 Student Wellness Center (Corner of Flint and Main)
Phone: 806.742.3674

Mind Spa- Mind & Body Room

The Mind Spa offers Biofeedback programs that allow the user to practice coping strategies to manage stress. The biofeedback program measures stress levels through the user's heart rate and small electrical changes in the user's fingertips. The user practices breathing techniques that level the user's heart rate. Once the breathing and calming techniques are mastered, the user is exposed to several video game situations and each game is controlled based on how the user manages the user's stress level when exposed to different situations to test the coping mechanisms.


Mind Spa- Relaxation Room

"Our Relaxation Room provides many tools for stress management. The zero-gravity massage chair can help relieve muscle tension through a variety of massage styles and air pressure settings. The Zafu and Zabuton allow for a comfortable sitting position for meditation and reflection. The stress management Audio-Video Library contains recordings on a wide range of topics including yoga nidra, breathing exercises, guided imagery, affirmations, and meditation. The library also includes relaxing music and sounds such as singing bowls, ocean waves, and rain. The library's Video Journeys allow one to take a mini-vacation without leaving Lubbock. Finally, we offer Biofeedback software which teaches breathing and imagery techniques for managing stress at a physiological level."