We value our community's health and safety above all things. To reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, the Mind Spa will be unavailable for use or scheduling until further notice. We will regularly assess this situation and re-open the Mind Spa as soon as it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime, you can try an app called Sanvello, which offers free access to guided meditations for anyone with a valid .edu email address. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Mind Spa at CAPS is a unique sanctuary for everyone in the OSU community where you can soothe your mind, body, and spirit. Come explore an experience like no other on campus. Relax privately in this quiet single-user space, unkink that stubborn muscle in the full body massage chair, center yourself in the meditation corner, use our guided relaxation software to find calmness, or sit by the therapy light on a rainy day. You do not need to be a CAPS client to use the Mind Spa - it's open to all OSU students, faculty, and staff at no charge. Click here to learn more about what's offered in the Mind Spa.
The Mind Spa is open Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm (hours may differ during breaks and in the summer). Appointments can be scheduled for 30 minutes or 1 hour (in order to schedule an hour, please select two consecutive 30 minute spots).
No more than one user at a time will be allowed into the Mind Spa.
To allow space for everyone, please schedule no more than one appointment at a time. If you schedule multiple appointments at once, all but the first may be removed.
Optional orientations to the biofeedback software are availble for new users (except during summer, finals week, and breaks). Orientation hours are noted on the online scheduler, at the bottom of each day they are offered. If you would like an orientation, be sure to schedule your appointment within those hours. When you check in, just let the receptionist know you'd like an orientation.
We offer several drop-in group meditation sessions weekly. Please visit the Mindfulness Meditation Schedule if you're interested!
Want to learn more about mindfulness and how to practice meditation? Subscribe to the CAPS Mindful @ OSU email newsletter and receive a weekly care package of mindfulness tips, resources and events! The weekly newsletter includes:
Please note: Symptoms of stress and depression can have multiple causes, including environmental, social, emotional, and medical. Please consult your health care professional who understands your specific situation before beginning any self-guided stress management or depression treatment program.