Benefits to Employees
Workplace discomforts are usually associated with job stress and often intensified by improper posture. Even though we know, for example, that sitting at a computer for prolonged periods of time or holding a phone in a curled position can cause health problems, they still are hard-to-avoid parts of our everyday routine.
As a result of continually rising health care costs and the desire to increase productivity, companies are beginning to recognize the importance of preventive care. Chair massage has proved to be one of the most cost-effective ways to alleviate work-related causes of neck, shoulder, and back injury, and many companies now offer it through their wellness programs.
“Participants not only experienced physical improvement by receiving a 15-minute massage twice a week, they also felt less fatigue and a greater ability to think clearly.”
The Miami Herald
March 15, 2004