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From Corporate Massage Programs to Chair Massage at Trade-Shows & Events...

 

Studies have shown that happy, healthy employees contribute to a company's success. Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy has positive effects that reverberate throughout the entire organization.

Chair Massage Helps Desk-Bound Workers

A stiff neck. Aching wrists. Shoulders that feel as if someone folded them up. Anyone who has ever sat behind a desk all day will recognize the symptoms of workplace fatigue.

According to David Palmer, co-developer of the first massage chair and founder of the TouchPro Institute in San Francisco, most office-related physical symptoms can be attributed to loss of circulation. Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day, especially at a work station that is not ergonomically designed, can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is mental fogginess, decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work—and provide a appreciated break for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes usually glued to a computer monitor. 

Even 15 minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can increase circulation, returning energy levels and helping keep the body injury free.

"When chair massage is used preventively, if you have problems it allows you to maintain a homeostatic balance that prevents the little problems from getting worse," Palmer said.

Our job is to help your company keep it's competitive edge by ensuring the well-being and health of your employees.

 

Did you know?

arrow Research indicates that a 15-minute chair massage results in decreased job stress, increased alertness and increased speed & accuracy on math computations. (1)
arrow Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged. (1)
arrow Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints. (2)
arrow Stress accounts for $26 billion in medical and disability payments and $95 billion in lost productivity per year. (2)
arrow Over 50% of lost work days are stress related which keeps about 1 million people per day from attending work. (2)
arrow Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. (3)
arrow 40% of job turnover is due to stress. (4)

 As research has shown, the Chair Massage offers many benefits for:

Companies Employees
Increases Employee Retention Relieves fatigue
Improves Productivity Lowers anxiety & hostility
Enriches corporate culture Enhances creative thinking
Decreases Absenteeism Improves problem solving
Helps Recruit top Talent Strengthens Immunity
Improves Job Satisfaction Helps Prevent R.S.I.
Improves overall company Health Lowers Muscle Tension & Pain