Scientific research into the benefits of massage can easily be translated into positive benefits for office staff – and their employers. That’s because many of the benefits are associated with decreases in stress, muscular tension and related injuries, illness and resulting absenteeism.
A simple regular programme of in-office seated chair massage – needing no more than around 20 minutes of each employee’s time – could do all this for your workforce (and your bottom line):
According to the Mayo Clinic, massage has been proven to be an effective treatment for reducing pain, stress and muscle tension. One study saw a decrease of 48% in back pain with regular in-office chair massages.
For the past 20 years, there have also been many studies linking massage to improved brainpower, creativity and productivity.
Massage has been shown to produce an average 6% drop in blood pressure in those receiving regular treatments. And the massage group continued to enjoy lower blood pressure for weeks after the treatment.
Stress levels measured before and after a massage showed an impressive 85% reduction.
Massages improve sleep quality: averagely by 28%. Book a seated chair massage session for the team before a big presentation and you’ll be impressed by the improvement in their performance – and morale!
In a paper entitled ‘The role of massage in reducing the risk of burnout in employees of large corporations’*, it was stated that: ‘the frequently cited studies of Field et al. have proven the effectiveness of a 10-minute massage on a chair in terms of reducing the muscle tension and stress connected with the work of health professionals.’ and that …’massage led to a decline in anxiety, depression and fatigue as well as an increase in vigour.’
On employees carrying out repetitive movements, weekly chair massage reduced the occurrence of RSI by 37%
Regular massage can also decrease the pain of carpal tunnel and tendonitis issues by 14%
*Source: The role of massage in reducing the risk of burnout in employees of large corporations’. Lilianna Jaworska-Burzynska+ , Małgorzata Sekułowicz^ , Błazej Cie _ slik +, Joanna Kowalska +, Joanna Szczepanska-Gieracha +
+ Department of Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland
^Institute of Special Education, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
Why TVT massages are a little bit different
We’ve heard horror stories about bargain-basement massage providers who crash through 26 massages for £200, in a grim, perfunctory production line.
In today’s self-care world, where people have invested in their own wellness treatments and know quality when they experience it, this is not a reward or an incentive. Frankly, it’s a waste of money.
As well as providing an in-depth, expert, therapeutic massage every time, we offer our regular clients free advice on lifestyle issues, mindfulness techniques and many other ways to help enhance both the benefits of the massage and their overall health.
Our mobile massage therapists all have at least 5 years’ experience and are knowledgeable, kind and compassionate – we’re told we have good listening ears!
They are also super-strong and can deliver powerful remedial massages when needed.