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Pain Away Classes

Feeling tight on the shoulders? A bit sore on the legs? Give your body just 20 minutes or more to roll away knots and soften sore tissues with popular foam roller and softball tools in an interactive setting.

Pain Away classes last 2 hours and they are organized into 20-minute sessions focusing on specific parts of the body. Stay for 2 hours or pick the session(s) you need. The class is broken down into feet to knees (first 20 minutes), knees to hips (20 minutes), hips to lower back (20 minutes), hands to elbows (20 minutes), elbows to shoulders (20 minutes) and shoulders to neck (last 20 minutes). Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and be willing to work with a foam roller and a softball provided during class. Bring a beach towel and/or yoga mat as many of the interactive exercises are conducted on the floor. 

The class is free for all UC San Diego employees. Register for the Pain Away class on UC Learning Center.

Note: This class is not intended for employees who are currently seeking physical therapy and are not physically able to participate in the exercises. You may want to consult your healthcare provider before enrolling in the class. Pain Away classes are an extension of the Pain Relief Program offered by Environment, Health & Safety. 

2019 Dates and Times

University Center 401 - Training Room

Wednesday January 9 & 23 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 6 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 6 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday April 3 & 17 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 1 & 15 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 5 & 19 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Scripps - Martin Johnson House - T-29

Wednesday February 20 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 29 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Printable Pain Away Full Class Schedule (PDF)

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