Massage Therapy at Work Can Help Clear Your Mind and Lower Stress
The business world is fast-paced and stressful. Sometimes people need to stop their mind and relax in order to solve a problem and think of a better solution. massage has proven to be an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Some studies have also found that massage can help people suffering from anxiety, headaches, digestive disorders, sports injuries, joint pain, fibromyalgia and lower back pain.
In a recently published article entitled, “8 Benefits of Massages in the Workplace,” the author (whose name is undisclosed) writes:
“Research shows that employees who receive massages show increased alertness, speed and accuracy following a workplace massage.”
Massage helps alleviate stress, but it’s more than just the dim lights, calming music and healing touch helping the body to relax. Research suggests that frequent massage reduces cortisol, which is a major stress hormone, and high levels of cortisol have been linked to high blood pressure, suppressed immune system function and obesity.
“One of the biggest benefits of massage therapy is that it can be a serious stress reliever because it can increase the body’s serotonin levels. Research shows that stress levels measured before and after a massage found a whopping 85 percent stress reduction So if you think you are too busy to have a massage, you probably really need it and can benefit from it the most,” the author writes.