Can You Feel It?
Everyday millions of people wake up with sore muscles. They go to work, school, and play with sore muscles. They even go to bed at the end of the day with the same sore muscles they had in the morning. Can you feel it? Can you feel your muscles getting tired and sore as the day goes on? It’s not your fault, it’s not your furniture’s fault. It’s stress. Scientists and recent medical studies have shown that stress can be a major factor in having sore muscles. The majority of sore muscles can be found in the back, neck, and wrists of normal everyday working people. The stress from everyday life can cause more sore muscles than people realize.
Get a Massage!
Massages have been used for various reasons. People might think of massages are supposed to be reserved for special occasions or weekends after a long week at work. Do you know what the most common response is to the question “why would anyone want a massage?” The answer is “to relax.” Well, who doesn’t want to relax? Relaxation is almost everyone’s goal in life. At the end of a shift, at the end of the week, at the end of an event; people just want to relax. Of course you can just get a massage at all of these places, or maybe you could.
The Vicious Cycle of Sore Muscles
Sore muscles and stress go hand in hand. If someone is sore and can’t move very well, they most likely are feeling some form of stress. If you work in an office building, and employees are sitting at their desks for the majority of the day, chances are some of them are starting to feel sore. Their backs might start to ache, their hands might start to cramp, their energy might just plummet randomly.
With stress, these conditions and symptoms are pretty much unavoidable. Sometimes employees might get so sore, or their bodies ache so badly they need to call in and miss work. Then when they come back to work somewhat rested and feeling better, but then they have even more work to make up. More work means more stress. More stress means the sore muscles are coming back for more too. This cycle of stress leads to sore muscles, and sore muscles leads to more stress is a difficult to change
How Can My Business Benefit From Massage Therapy?
Businesses from all around have the same complaints and concerns about their employees. All too often you hear how the employees are not happy, they have no energy, or they just aren’t excited enough. This doesn’t have to be the case. If you were dealing with sore muscles every day, would you be happy? If you had no energy, would you be excited to go to work? Probably not. Massage therapy can benefit you as an employer by benefiting your employees.
Research has shown that massage therapy is an option that can help with both overall health and well being as well as specific physical pain. Our massage therapists have training in several new therapy techniques that might benefit the corporate world on a more routine basis.
It Can Boost Energy and Productivity
As the day drags on, every hour seems to be longer than one before. Employees are starting to hit an afternoon slump. They are tired, they are sore, they are unmotivated and it doesn’t help that the same thing is probably going to happen tomorrow. Getting a massage has shown wonderful benefits in human physiology. By spending 10 to 15 minutes on a specific problem areas, a person can have increased mobility and range of motion, increased circulation, and increased energy/vitality. As these benefits increase in the human body, stress and the hormones associated with stress decrease. This can lead to happier and more energetic employees, which in turn leads to an increase of productivity in the workplace.
Massage therapy can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression and increased range of motion. This can reduce pain and improve function in the joints. It can also improve circulation in the blood vessels that enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle tissues. These boost in circulation can even help treat some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or gout.
Massage therapy is able to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure as well as boost the immune system and overall decrease the physical effects of stress. Boosted immune systems and decreased physical effects of stress means employees are less likely to take sick days and are more likely to work harder for their company.