Often, unless we have a debilitating injury, many of us consider going for a massage a bit of a frivolous luxury. Perhaps it is only reserved only for girls’ nights and special occasions.
Massage is not always an immediate thought. Especially not massage at work!
However, growing evidence proves that regular massage offers many incredible health benefits. Health benefits that can really help you out at work. They range from reducing stress and depression to boosting the immune system and providing pain relief.
But what about Corporate Massage? How does that work?
Corporate massage isn’t just for those with injuries, aches and pains, or specific job descriptions.
Here’s how any employee (or employer!) can benefit from regular workplace massages.
The Benefits of Corporate Massage...
Creativity has its limits. Sometimes, trying to force yourself to be innovative and creative is like banging your head against the proverbial brick wall. If you are stressed and tired, you will struggle to think clearly. Stepping away from your desk and giving your mind a total break is a clever way to rewire your thinking.
Massage increases blood circulation, giving your body and brain a much-needed boost.
After a 15-minute session, you will likely return to your desk feeling motivated and bursting with fresh ideas.
Boost Your Immune System
It pays to keep up with weekly massages even when you are feeling fit and healthy. Regular massages can boost your immune system, keeping you strong and fighting fit, even during winter flu season.
Prevent or Relieve Injuries
People who work desk jobs, spend a lot of time on the computer, or those who perform repetitive motions every day are prone to developing chronic issues such as repetitive strain injury (RSI). Wrists, elbows, necks, and backs are common problem areas.
Regular massage relieves muscle tension and pain. It can be hugely therapeutic for joint and neck pain. In fact, massage is one of the key ways to prevent and treat RSI, so should be considered essential to supporting healthy and productive workers.
Reduce Aches and Pains
Along with preventing and treating injuries, massage is a fantastic pain reliever in general. Even a short massage can provide relief for tension headaches and help prevent migraines. Many people learn to live with constant, low-grade pain, without realizing the ongoing impact it has on your motivation, creativity, and productivity.
Clearing your body of that pain is like hitting the reset button, enabling you to focus more of your energy on your work.
Stress Less and Sleep Better
The effects of stress are well-documented - from chronic physical symptoms to anxiety, depression and insomnia. Frequent massages reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol. With a regular massage to ditch the stress, you will sleep better, discover increased energy levels, and cope with the pressures of the job more effectively.
Improve Job Performance and Productivity
One study conducted in 1996 showed that employees who received a 15-minute chair massage twice a week showed improved brain performance. They were able to solve mathematic equations more accurately and rapidly than those who did not get massages. Even if there aren’t many math equations at your workplace, massage can still boost your team’s brain power and productivity.
Have we convinced you? Is it time for a spot of corporate massage at your workplace?
Progressive businesses recognize the need for happy, healthy employees and provide massage as part of in-office wellness initiatives. Sick days are reduced, employee satisfaction increases, and productivity, efficiency and creativity are increased.
Plus, it is so easy to organize. Bodyworkz operates all over New Zealand and brings everything we need to conduct over-the-clothes chair massage at your workplace. The only thing we need from you is a space to set up and some employees to massage!
Get in touch to book your massage today.
Susy Egneus -
Founder of Bodyworkz, sharing thoughts, facts and ideas about living a stress free life, and what mobile chair massage is all about!