Stressbusters are student volunteers who help to promote positive stress coping strategies amongst Columbians. Teams of students deliver free neck and back rubs at events throughout the Columbia University community. Stressbusters host and participate in a number of events during the academic year, including the following recurring events:

Melt Away Mondays

Dates: Spring 2018 semester
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Law School

Wind Down Wednesdays

Dates: Spring 2018 semester
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lerner East Ramp Lounge

Stressbusters in Butler

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

If you would like Stressbusters to provide neck and back rubs at your next event, please submit a Stressbusters request form. If you would like more info about Stressbusters or would like to become a Stressbuster, please email For a listing of upcoming Stressbuster events, check out the Columbia Health Events calendar. You can also "Like" the Stressbusters Facebook page to stay up-to-date.

Columbia University makes every effort to accomodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accomodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 at least 5 days in advance of the event.

Columbia Stressbusters are proud members of:

The BACCHUS Network: Saving Lives Since 1975;



How can I request Stressbusters at an event?

Having Stressbusters at your event provides a simple and enjoyable experience that fosters a sense of community. Having Stressbusters at an event can complement a requesting organization’s own mission by supporting the health and well-being of its membership. To request Stressbusters at your next event, please complete a Stressbusters Request Form. **In order to best accommodate your event, we ask that requests be submitted at least two weeks before the scheduled event. We will try our best to fill your request. Stressbusters are limited to two events per day and based on Stressbusters’ availability. If we are able to fill your request, you will receive a confirmation at least five days prior to the scheduled event.

How do I get involved with Stressbusters?

Come to Alice!’s Stressbusters Training and learn techniques from a professional Licensed Massage Therapist. The rewards of being a Stressbuster are endless - Stressbusters get $10 gift cards for each hour of service. To attend an information session about becoming a member or to attend our next training, email or call (212) 854-5453.

Last updated January 29, 2018