Yoshira Cardenas ’12 loves getting a back rub. In fact, she enjoys the concept so much that she can’t keep it to herself. So, each week, Cardenas travels around campus with fellow Harvard undergraduates to knead the tension out of the necks and shoulders of classmates. She says that, when it comes to massage, giving one is almost as good as getting one. “I love what I do because it makes people happy and also serves as a method of stress relief for me,” she said. “I don’t think about homework while I give a back rub; I concentrate on providing a good experience for my classmate.” Cardenas is the student coordinator of Stressbusters, a group of undergraduates who provide classmates with a healthy way to manage the pressures of exams, papers, and College life in general. She and her cohorts bring free back rubs to students who have neither the time...
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