Is a Workplace Massage Program Right for your Office?

Is a Workplace Massage Program Right for your Office?

There is a lot to consider when answering this question. And though there may be a lot of reasons to move forward with a program like this, there are also some real things to evaluate to make sure that it’s a good fit for your corporate culture, your budget, and business.     5 Reasons a Workplace Massage Program Would Not Be a Good Fit   1. A workplace massage program isn’t cheap. Office massage programs can be expensive. With hourly rates ranging from $60 – $100 per hour per therapist, businesses spend anywhere between $160 per month to over $60,000 a year on a solid massage program for their office, depending on […]

20 Easy Tips to Increase Productivity at Work (+4 you can start tomorrow)

20 Easy Tips to Increase Productivity at Work (+4 you can start tomorrow)

It seems like more and more companies are adopting the motto “do more with less”. So where does that leave you? Scrambling to complete deadlines, wearing 18 different hats, answering a river of emails and phone calls… you get the point. The goal of this post is to help you find ways for you and your team to increase productivity at work. Instead of trying to do a bunch of these at once, find a couple that you can implement within your organization or department and practice them for at least 21 days. (the time it typically takes to form a new habit) Source List your «crucial results» for the […]

7 Meaningful Steps to Reduce Stress & Tension in Your Office

7 Meaningful Steps to Reduce Stress & Tension in Your Office

Most of us have worked with various different companies in our life span. Regardless of the deadlines and targets that need to be met, there are work environments that simply thrive on stress and others that keep it to a manageable minimum. Why is that? It often relates to the culture and actions that companies take to achieve just that. Increase results but make a strong effort by taking specific actions to reduce tension. Here are some steps towards that much desired balance: Source 1.  Identify the problem areas The first step to helping your stressed out employees is to find out what they’re stressed about. Stress comes in many […]

Engagement Ideas that actually make sense (especially in Greece)

Engagement Ideas that actually make sense (especially in Greece)

Employees are the most important part of any organisation. Employees at every level should feel motivated and happy to give their best to their responsibilities. Engaging them helps a company achieve this, which in turn leads to the company’s success.   In our previous article we connected the dots between what engagement is, its importance, some of the broader results it can bring along and provided a wide approach to it. Now, let’s look at few great ideas that can be implemented locally and connect the dots with Wellness this time! Source Employees need something for motivation (Besides money) Consider any sport. Sure, the winners make money. But what drives […]

Five Reasons Executives Should Schedule A Massage Today (by Forbes)

Five Reasons Executives Should Schedule A Massage Today (by Forbes)

Most people still view massages as a luxury item. They feel like they are spoiling themselves by booking a massage whether it’s a 30-minute massage, one-hour massage or a four-hour spa day. But some business leaders are starting to look at massage more as a necessity just like working out and eating healthy. Study after study keeps touting the benefits of massage. As a result, many executives are changing their mindset from thinking of massage as a nice treat to thinking of massage as an essential item in their routine that helps them perform at the top of their game.    Here are five reasons why you should stop making […]

Carpal Tunnel and Massage (καρπικό σύνδρομο)

Carpal Tunnel and Massage (καρπικό σύνδρομο)

Anyway we put it, we are not really made to spend 6-8 hrs/day in front of a monitor so the body naturally reacts. And the level of reaction depends on the intensity of certain repetitive movements. One of them is ‘the mouse’. Practically a really good friend alongside its closest relative, the keyboard…Both play a crucial role in causing from discomfort to serious issues. Since it is difficult to be pro active to that, due to the demands of modern work tools, we can be reactive. Supportive in a way, with massage! Source In this article, we’ll cover what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is, it’s causes and symptoms, and ways to […]

Job Performance and Massage

Job Performance and Massage

Coffee breaks and lunch hours are traditional parts of a work day. In recent years so are fruit days, in house catering services and in some cases, in house exercise rooms – wouldn’t it be nice if massage sessions were too? Perhaps they should be and there is enough research to support it.   This research evaluated the efficacy of employer-funded on-site massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, pain, and discomfort. Twenty-minute massage therapy sessions were provided. Evaluation demonstrated improvements in job satisfaction, with initial benefits in pain severity. (Back, C., Tam, H., Lee, E. Haraldsson, B. The Effects of Employer-Provided Massage Therapy on Job Satisfaction, Workplace Stress, and Pain and […]

6 Ways To Increase Employee Morale And Performance

6 Ways To Increase Employee Morale And Performance

FORBES / Entrepreneurs / Article by Cheryl Conner / link This week I had a visit with Salt Lake entrepreneur Amelia Wilcox, founder and CEO of Incorporate Massage. She started her company four and a half years ago, to provide corporate massage services for a variety of organizations. Research on the prevalence of corporate massage is scarce, but most sources indicate  its popularity is growing, and an article in the Financial Times quotes at least one company reporting a 25% decrease in time off for workplace injuries and a $200,000 decrease in compensation claims when it implemented a corporate massage program.   1. Give them a reason to believe Your employees are […]

Headache and Massage

Headache and Massage

Massage Therapy A natural aid to headache treatment Massage therapy offers two important benefits to tension headache sufferers: it can help relieve actual headache pain, and it does help prevent headaches by reducing tension and improving circulation How does it work? Massage works by increasing oxygen and blood flow to tense muscles. During a tension headache, muscles of the scalp, jaw and neck are tightly contracted. The blood vessels supplying oxygen to these muscles are constricted, so that the muscles must work with an inadequate supply of nutrients. It is believed that this combination of muscle spasm and inadequate blood supply is the main cause of pain in tension headaches. […]

Back Pain Implications and Benefits of Massage

Back Pain Implications and Benefits of Massage

‘Sitting is the new smoking’ is the phrase on the lips of a generation of worried office employees Barely a week seems to pass without a warning that our sedentary lifestyles are causing potential dangers to our physical health. Whether you spend your day sat at a computer screen or a TV screen (or both), the chances are that you are raising your risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Part of the problem is that today’s lifestyles are not as consistently active as those of generations gone by. Link Research A randomized between-groups design was used to evaluate massage therapy versus relaxation therapy effects on chronic low back pain. […]