Chair Massage

Are Your Employees Overstressed?

Companies across the country are using seated massage services to make work literally less of a pain in the neck for employees. Seated massage provides hard-working employees with a convenient method of alleviating stress.

A 10- to 20-minute “stress buster” massage relieves tension in neck, back and shoulder muscles, reducing irritability and increasing productivity.

Seated massage is performed in the workplace. Your employees will be seated upright on a special massage chair and will remain fully clothed. The session generally lasts from 10 to 20 minutes. The chair is lightweight and portable, enabling it to be setup in virtually any office or break room.

Studies by the Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, show that the benefits of seated massage 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 period, subjects reported reduced job stress and elevated moods. This was in addition to the usual benefits of massage, relief of muscular tension, revitalized energy and a stronger immune system. The study’s finding are significant in that the International Labour Organization stated in its 1993 World Labour Report that job stress costs the U.S. economy $200 billion annually through diminished productivity, compensation claims, absenteeism, health insurance and direct medical expenses.

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Seated massage utilizes acupressure and Swedish massage to relieve tension. Though beginning at a slower pace, the work moves a little faster as the massage proceeds. The session ends with quick revitalizing strokes.

The therapist will demonstrate the procedure for getting on and off the massage chair for those not familiar with its use. Positioning is very important and the therapist will adjust the chair to be sure the client’s alignment is correct.

Reward the winning department of a team competition to a 15-minute massage for each member of the department. After a stressful and demanding project, contract for a day of chair massage to show your appreciation for a job well done. Or substitute congratulation in the office newsletter after a strong financial quarter with a sign-up in the break room for a complimentary seated massage.