Self-Care in the Office: Benefits of Massage Therapy at Work

benefits of massage therapy

Corporate massage is becoming more mainstream for many employers. It's a great way to offer incentives, show appreciation, and encourage stress reduction in the office. There are many ways to incorporate massage into the workplace.

But how do you know if massage therapy is right for your company?

Massage involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body. Regular massage can even improve mobility, athletic performance, and prevent repetitive strain injuries.

On-site massage is a mobile service that brings the spa to work. You'll receive all the benefits of massage, but in the comfort and convenience of your workplace.

 


 


 

 

Does your workforce suffer from back pain?

Massage is a great way to treat back pain. In a study looking at regular, on-site massage sessions, a 48% decrease was seen in back pain and tension.

Consider these facts provided by ACAtoday.org :

  • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
  • Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.
  • Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs

Is constant sitting causing muscle tension?

Most Americans experience neck, back and muscle pain from prolonged sitting. If office work is creating stiffness and tension, a massage is the perfect way to encourage blood flow and mobility. 

Busy season ahead? Is your workforce stressed out?

When you feel stress, it impacts your entire body. You may suffer from constricted breathing, elevated heart rate, higher cortisol, and increased insulin levels.  Stress increases the chances for disease and weakens the immune system. Keeping a healthy work culture is essential to employee retention and productivity. Here\'s more symptoms of stress provided by WebMD:

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Insomnia

MENTAL SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability or anger
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Restlessness
  • Sadness or depression

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