On-site Relaxation


Massage in the workplace

Relax & Revitalise!


Massage is a wonderful way of making time for oneself. The ‘feel good’ factor of massage is surprisingly effective in rejuvenating an individual and melting away the tension and the aches and pains.

Recent research by the Touch Research Institute in Florida, have shown that when we are massaged we increase the production of natural painkillers and give our immune system a boost. We also tend to lower our blood pressure and respiratory rate, which improves the function of our heart and lungs. Excess fluid and metabolic wastes are pushed back into the circulation for removal. Muscles are warmed up and stretched, and given more space to move. Imbalances between neural activities of the 2 hemispheres of the brain (linked to depression) are corrected with just 20 minutes massage.  Massage can also realign the body. Taking tension out of tight muscles can restore normal pain free movement to joints. We also get the soothing effect of touch, which sedates our body and calms our nervous system, resulting in us feeling calmer and less stressed and anxious, which usually allows us to sleep better.

Benefits to employees                             On-site chair massage is the ideal way to relieve stress. The massage focuses on the upper body and consists of a 15-20 minute routine not much more than a coffee break or a cigarette break), which is applied through the clothes, while the client is seated on an ergonomically designed chair. The massage allows the client to release accumulated tension, and to experience a greater sense of well-being, relaxation and renewal.

A group of employees at 3M in Texas was surveyed as part of a trial on-site massage programme within the company.

Participants and massage therapists were surveyed to measure several variables – perceptions about massage therapy and feelings about this form of therapy, perceived stress - using a global measure of perceived stress, symptoms of illness, and core wellness.

Massage was shown to:  

  • increase the employee's alertness and concentration.

  • reduce the instances of common cold or flu symptoms.

  • reduce the number of migraines and tension headaches.

  • improve quality of sleep at night.

  • reduce likelihood of being tired, and increase alertness.

  • enhance a secure sense of self, boosting self awareness.

  • reduce stress, resulting in a happier work environment.  This in turn will help to retain good staff.

It is no wonder that more and more people are choosing massage-based therapies to restore and then maintain health.  Massage is non-invasive, non-chemical, and relies on ‘touch’ - essential for life.

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