Although it sounds like a dream made in pamper heaven, there are also several health and well-being benefits to enjoying massages in the workplace.
Here, our Sydney massage therapist Lorena lists some of the perks to this perk!
Increase focus, energy and mental clarity
You might think that you would feel too relaxed to get back to work after a massage. Wrong! Research shows that employees show increased alertness, speed and accuracy following a workplace massage.
One of the biggest benefits of massage therapy is that it can be a serious stress reliever because it can increase the body’s serotonin levels. Research shows that stress levels measured before and after a massage found a whopping 85 percent stress reduction So if you think you are too busy to have a massage, you probably really need it and can benefit from it the most!
Since many headaches are accompanied by neck pain, massage therapy relaxes tense muscles and improves blood flow in the affected area, so it can offer relief from headache pain. According to research, headaches are decreased by an average of 48 percent in duration and intensity with regular massages.
Relieve muscle tension and pain
Working in an office and sitting at a desk all day can lead to back pain. However, with regular massages can cut back pain and tension in half!
Improve quality of sleep
Having trouble getting enough beauty sleep?
Massages help relax muscles and reduce stress, so having them can improve the quality of your sleep. Multiple studies measuring the benefits of regular massages has showed the average improvement in sleep quality is 28 percent.
Prevent repetitive strain injuries
Repetitive strain injury is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse, and mostly affects part of the upper body such as forearms and elbows, wrists and hands and neck and shoulders. Weekly massages can reduce the occurrence by up to 37 percent, according to research.
Lower blood pressure
Long-term studies have shown that a consistent massage program can decrease blood pressure. For many patients, when stress levels go down, so does blood pressure – and this is why regular massages can help lower blood pressure!
Boost the immune system
According to studies on immune function, the good cells in the body can perform 35 percent better when someone gets regular massages. So not only does massage feel good, but it also is good for you!