Studies by the Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida show that the benefits of chair massage have quick results. Immediately after massage sessions, the subjects experienced a change in brain waves in the direction of heightened alertness and better performance on math problems (completed in less time, with fewer errors). At the end of the five-week study, subjects reported reduced job stress and elevated moods. This was in addition to the usual benefits of massage: relief of muscular tension; revitalized energy, and a stronger immune system.
The study's findings are significant in that the International Labor Organization stated in its 1993 World Labor Report that job stress costs the U.S. economy $200 billion annually through diminised productivity, compensation claims, absenteeism, health insurance, and direct medical expenses. It is also tax-deductible.
Chair Massage is performed using a specially designed portable massage chair that's comfortable to sit in and gives the massage therapist easy access to a client's neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. This seated chair approach to massage of bodywork was originally pioneered as ‘on-site massage’ for the workplace by David Palmer, who developed the first specialized massage chair in 1986. Since then chair massage has expanded into storefronts, health food stores, airports, airplanes, health fairs, convention centers, sporting events and other locations.
Because clients remain fully clothed and a chair massage session takes less time and less cost than full table massage, it has become a popular way to offer the benefits of professional massage to the general public. As an employee benefit, it has a positive effect on office morale.
Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day, especially at a workstation that is not ergonomically designed, can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work and offers an appreciated break for employees.
Even 15 minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can improve circulation, restoring energy levels and helping keep the body injury free. Chair massage corrects the circulatory problems that go with office work, and provides a welcome break for employees. Just sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a break for the eyes.
Another benefit of workplace massage is increased productivity and improved concentration and focus. Studies demonstrated that as few as 15-minutes of chair massage can help lower feelings of stress while improving job performance by increasing alertness and concentration.
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