Benefits of Office Massage for Employee Health
Health concerns are at an all-time high and companies want their employees and clients to feel their level of commitment to them and their well-being. Be it in a corporate environment or at a meeting or conference, applying the hands-on approach with a skilled therapist accomplishes these goals.
Studies show that the benefits of massage in the office have quick results. Immediately after massage sessions, the subjects experienced a change in brain waves in the direction of heightened alertness and better performance on math problems (completed in less time, with fewer errors). At the end of the five-week study, subjects reported reduced job stress and elevated moods. This was in addition to the usual benefits of massage: relief of muscular tension; revitalised energy, and a stronger immune system.
The study's findings are significant in that job stress costs the economy billions annually through diminished productivity, compensation claims, absenteeism, health insurance, and medical expenses.
Office massage is an adapted form of massage that incorporates an ergonomically designed chair in order for individuals to rest comfortably. The primary areas of target will be the neck and shoulder region, as well as the upper, mid, and lower back. Depending on the length of the sessions, arms, hands and legs can be incorporated into the experience. The goal of each session is to revitalize, invigorate, release tension, and provide a sense of wellness in an efficient and time-friendly manner.
Office Massage is performed using a specially designed portable massage chair that is comfortable to sit on and provides the massage therapist easy access to a client's neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. This seated chair approach to massage of bodywork was originally pioneered as ‘on-site massage’ for the workplace by David Palmer, who developed the first specialised massage chair in 1986. Since then massage ‘on-site massage’ chair has expanded.
The clients remain fully clothed and an office place massage session takes less time and cost less than a table massage, it has become a popular way to offer the benefits of professional massage in the office environment. As an employee benefit, it has a positive effect on office morale.
Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day, especially at a workstation that is not ergonomically designed, can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work.
20 minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can improve circulation, restoring energy levels and helping keep the body injury free. Chair massage corrects the circulatory problems that go with office work, and provides a welcome break for employees. Just sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a break for the eyes.
Massage in the office place is a great way to incorporate a sense of wellness in high-stress, fast-paced environment. While everyone is more conscious of his or her physical state, not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the healing power of massage. By incorporating “On-site massage” therapy into your office setting, can promote psychological wellness among employees.