Stress Less Wagon
The Stress Less Wagon was created to teach students stress and sleep management coping techniques during Exam Week. On October 4-5, 2016 Health Services’ staff walked the Stress Less Wagon throughout the library. The wagon contained aroma therapy lotion, healthy snacks as well as sleep and stress management educational techniques to better cope with exams.
At 4:30 and 10:30 PM, Health Services staff facilitated a myofascial release workshop on the first floor of the library so students could take a short break from their “all nighter”. The workshop included breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation segments, and a myofascial release clinic. The myofasical release clinic taught students how they could utilize foam rollers and tennis balls as an alternative medicine therapy for stress relief, promote better sleep as well as treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, releasing trigger points, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
The program was a great success with a total of 222 students participating. The Health Promotion Department at Health Services plans to implement the program again during Finals Week in December.
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