New “relaxation station” in Union will help students deal with semester stress

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Combining music, lights, vibrations and a zero gravity affect with the positioning of the chairs in the pods, Neurospa is currently offering free trials of a relaxing experience to help college students cope with stress, anxiety and a feeling of being overwhelmed. (Olivia Bergmeier | Collegian Media Group)

In the bustling K-State Student Union, above the crowds and the noise, a quiet sanctuary called the NeuroSpa has been set up with the intent of reducing the stress and anxiety of the Kansas State population.

With a combination of vibrations, music, lights and the zero gravity position of the bed, the president of NeuroSpa USA and K-State alumnus Mark Baird said regular use of the spa should help improve mental focus and alleviate anxiety, fatigue and chronic pain.

“It’s exciting to watch the reactions of the visitors and the benefits they feel,” Baird said. “It’s a true wellness and relaxation experience.”

K-State is home to the first NeuroSpa in a university setting, and since opening a few weeks ago, Baird said about 300 people have visited.

The spas will be available 24/7 for multi-session card holders, and an attendant will be at the station during regular business hours. Baird said sessions in the morning will help give students energy and sessions at night will help promote deeper sleep.

“A lot of people aren’t as stressed out now, but we opened proactively,” Baird said. “We’re going to help a lot of people be more relaxed and productive.”

The NeuroSpa is located on the second floor of the Union, in front of the Big XII Room. The first session is free for students and faculty with email verification.

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