Stress at Work or Home? 10 reasons why our mobile Massage Therapy will help
1. Did you realise some employees give their bodies as well as their work output to their employers without even realising it? Up to 8 hours at their desks with only a few short breaks can play havoc with posture and stress levels as muscle as well as mental tension builds. A seated 15 to 20 minute head, neck shoulders and back massage can seriously relieve employees’ stress levels.
2. Not only that did you also realise that anxiety levels and depression can also be alleviated by massage stimulating serotonin levels in the body? Studies have shown that massage helps migraine sufferers to boost their serotonin and reduce their headaches. (In addition, women suffering from breast cancer also saw large serotonin increases from massage.) Massage increases serotonin, which will likely improve employees’ mood too.
3. Lost working days due to back pain costs the UK over £1 billion a year. Statistics also show a dramatic increase in the number of sick days taken because of this chronic condition. For example there were 7.7 million lost days in 2013 to 9.96 million in 2014. Regular massage can help with inflammation because the muscles in the back can spasm and cause both severe lower back pain and difficulty moving. Massage can help reduce osteoarthritis pain by improving circulation and reducing stress and muscle tension.
4. Sleeping issues makes employees super cranky. Massage promotes the release of serotonin, which is a hormone that is necessary for the production of melatonin. This is the body’s natural sleep-inducer. Serotonin is also a “feel-good” hormone, endorphins and dopamine are also in this category and are released by massage. The benefits of this include increased sleep duration as well as fewer sleep disturbances.
5. To help comfort employees massage is done to ease the pressure brought on during a migraine or tension related headache. By focusing on the neck, shoulders and head massage can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by migraine or tension headaches.
6. High blood pressure? Massage can be an effective method of lowering blood pressure when combined with standard treatment. The new found reasoning is :
The increase in circulation (and subsequent rise in pressure) associated with massage is counteracted by the dilation of the blood vessels due to increased relaxation, with the net result being a reduction in body tension and blood pressure.”
Previously, high blood pressure was a contraindication to massage. However, if blood pressure is controlled Swedish Massage techniques are now found to have a positive impact.
7. A million mouse clicks later and your employees may find repetitive strain injury is their lot. Weekly chair massage reduces the occurrence of repetitive stress injuries by 37%.
8. It has been shown that the good cells in the body perform 35% better as one of the benefits of therapeutic chair massage. This also applies to auto immune and inflammatory illnesses.
9. Pain and discomfort from carpal tunnel and tendonitis can be decreased with weekly chair massage techniques on hands and arms.
10. “Sluggish” employees could be a thing of the past when you offer regular weekly seated chair massage for them. Massage is known to increase focus, energy and mental clarity resulting in alertness, speed and accuracy in tasks.
Our Outsidethebox mobile massage service offers Seated Swedish Massage Therapy, Indian Head Massage including Kansa Wand tools (using Indian Ayurvedic techniques) These can be engaged by employers for employees.
We also offer block bookings of Seated Massage Therapy to Individuals in their homes.
Message or call us us now for details as pricing is subject to travel costs.
Tel: 01934 823820