The Mind Spa

The Mind Spa

Cost: No charge.
Access: See the hours of operation for the mind spa for more information about access.
Eligibility: All registered students.
Locations: Second floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center in CAPS Clinic and 132 North Hall.

Other Related Services: Stress and Wellness Groups, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture.

The mind spa is a great place on campus to relax and utilize resources at no charge. With massaging recliners, biofeedback, and mindful relaxation resources it's a great place to de-stress before that big exam.

Mind Spa Resources

Biofeedback Program

A Biofeedback Program is an advanced program that measures physiological process such as breathing, body temperature and heart rate. It also enables you to get in touch with your body and release stress and tension by engaging you in a series of stress reducing games and activities. Most importantly, it provides you with essential skills in controlling your body’s stress levels.

Massaging Recliners

A relaxing bridge between state-of-the-art technology and the ancient healing art of massage. It can massage your neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, calves and feet, while you relax in a low light environment.

Conquering Insomnia

The Conquering Insomnia Program, self-guided audio and workbook for anyone with occasional sleep problems, insomnia, or those who just want to sleep better.

Mindful Relaxation

Utilize the Mind Spa’s relaxing and quiet atmosphere to listen to guided meditation and relaxation audio files.

Light Therapy

At certain times of the year, usually during the fall/winter months or in environments where natural light is limited, some people experience mood disturbances, associated with depression. Light therapy uses exposure to bright light to imitate natural sunlight, which can help improve mood.

Chair Massages

Free 10 minute chair massages by an SHCS massage therapist at the North Hall location only.

  • Tuesdays: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Peer Support

At the North Hall MindSpa, Wellness Ambassadors are available for drop-in peer support sessions. These one-on-one, confidential meetings are meant to provide a safe space for students to share what's on their minds, and to provide information about other helpful campus resources.

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Therapy Fluffies

Did you know that petting a furry and sweet animal can help you de-stress and increase your health? Be sure to stop by the MU Patio to meet and interact with therapy-certified dogs from Lend a Heart Animal-Assisted Therapy, Yolo County SPCA, Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc. and other therapy dog non-profit organizations.

Keep up to date with events such as therapy fluffies by liking us on the UC Davis SHCS facebook page.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes Free for Registered UC Davis Students

The ancient practice of yoga has gained immense popularity in the United States, and many find that the practice can improve one’s emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Whether the intention of your yoga practice is to improve muscle strength, increase flexibility, or gain energy and vitality - the benefits we gain extend beyond our mats and our bodies to our daily life.

Cost: No charge.
Access: See the hours of operation for the mind spa for more information about access.
Eligibility: All registered students.
Locations: Student Health and Wellness Center, Main 1

  • Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Student Health and Wellness Center, Main 1
  • Fridays: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    North Hall, Room 325

Contributions to the Mind Spa

Resources for the Mind Spa were Provided by the Andrew Donnell Fund.