Mind Spa

The Mind Spa is a space on campus for students to relax and rejuvenate at no charge. Engage in light therapy, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, or a massage. Click on a box below to learn more about each service

The Mind Spa schedule is open only for the current term. The schedule will open for the next term a week before that term starts.

Make an Online Appointment

After you make a Mind Spa appointment you will receive an automatically generated email that will give you instructions as to how to access the Mind Spa orientation video, survey, and consent form. To schedule a Mind Spa appointment, click the "booknow" icon.

Biofeedback InformationBiofeedback: Biofeedback allows you to harness the power of your mind to increase awareness of your internal state, allowing you to be more in control of your stress response and overall health. This technique promotes relaxation and helps you to reduce, and manage your stress.

The Mind Spa has Biofeedback games. Spend some time working your way through these games while you learn how to control your breathing, heart rate, and stress. 
Light Therapy box
Light Therapy: Light therapy uses a light alcove to expose individuals to light that mimics natural sunlight. Individuals receiving light therapy treatment have reported a decrease in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and depressive symptoms, and have reported being able to fall asleep more quickly, and wake feeling refreshed. The Mind Spa has a Light Therapy Alcove with soft pillows that students can spend time. Bring a book, some homework, or meditate. 
Massage Chair Information
Massage Chair: Massage therapy has been shown to decrease stress, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and increase immunity functions. Studies show that individuals who received a 15 minute chair massage had lower anxiety, and cortisol levels (stress hormone), and EEG scans showed increased production of Delta waves (brain waves associated with relaxation) in the brain. The Mind Spa has the OSIM uAstro2 Massage Chair available to students. The massage chair has several preset, full body massages settings. It also has localized settings to work on a specific area of the body. 

Please Note:

  • If you fail to keep or cancel an appointment 24 hours in advance, or do not show for your scheduled appointment, a $10 fee will be charged to your student account.  
  • Be sure to keep your confirmation email. Click the "Manage Your Appointment" link at the bottom to cancel your appointment.
  • If the link in your confirmation email does not work, email mindspa@pdx.edu to cancel your appointment.
  • Mind Spa appointments are limited to PSU students taking five (5) or more credit hours per term.
  • Students are limited to only three Mind Spa visits per academic term.

The Mind Spa is located on the 3rd floor of the University Center Building (UCB) at 527 SW Hall Street, Suite 310. Go to the UCB 3rd floor and enter SHAC through Suite 307, and follow the signs to Health Promotion (Suite 310). Someone will be there to greet you. You MUST show a Student PSU ID to gain access to the Mind Spa. Email mindspa@pdx.edu for any other Mind Spa questions.