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Beat stress and boost morale simply by booking a massage at work.
Whether you want to treat yourself after a long day at your desk, or treat your team to some serious relaxation, a seated massage is one of the best ways to find some ‘ohm’ in the office.
1.It’s easy to organise
Contact our customer services team, explain what you’re after, and they’ll put together a package for you. Your therapist will then arrive at your office with a chair or a table, ready to work. ‘It can be a bit awkward having a full massage in an office, so a seated massage may be best,’ says massage therapist Jarek. ‘We only need a corner or a small meeting room – one generous boss even gave up his office for the day!’
2.It beats poor posture
Each treatment lasts about 10 to 15 minutes, and involves massaging your neck, back, shoulders and arms, plus some Indian Head Massage and acupressure techniques, to help release tight muscles. ‘About 90 per cent of people have extremely bad posture from sitting at their desk, typing all day. But after one session, your shoulders start to come down and you feel much better,’ says Jarek.
3.It boosts productivity
Office massage is good for business as well as the staff. Research shows that companies who prioritise employee wellbeing outperform their competitors by at least 10%. Jarek says, ‘People become more efficient and effective at work after a massage. It can actually enhance the performance of employees.’
4.It reduces sick days
Not only can massage relieve stress, so you’re much happier in your job, it can help protect you from the office lurgy. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre discovered massage increases white blood cells, boosting your immune system. So book in for a massage rather than dosing yourself up on drugs.
5.It raises the feel-good factor
‘The entire mood and attitude of an office lifts after a massage session,’ says Jarek. ‘I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve seen it work miracles!’ This may be because massage works by raising endorphin levels – the body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemicals – and lowering stress hormones. Who needs a banker’s bonus when you could feel like millionaire after just one massage?!