Workplace stress is a killer. Because massage relieves stress so well, integrating in–office massage visits for your employees can greatly improve your workplace environment.
Most enlightened organizations are aware that reducing work stress can improve employee wellness and boost corporate profits.
Stress speeds our heart rate, raises our blood pressure, slows digestion, increases muscle tension and changes the flow of blood to major muscle groups, among other processes.1
The stress response cycle may be healthy in the short term if you’re running from a bear or fighting an invader, but over time, constant stress erodes our ability to maintain metabolic balance and ward off illness.
Habitually elevated levels of cortisol produced in response to chronic stress lead to increased risk of developing significant medical conditions such as:
Stress has even been linked to the development of cancer.2
Work is reported by six out of ten Americans to be a significant source of stress, next only to money, cited by 64%. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has declared stress a hazard of the workplace and higher stress levels correlate with an increased likelihood of costly workplace accidents.3-4
Between 75% and 90% of all physician visits are for stress-related ailments.1
Incorporating stress relief massage services into your workplace can positively impact your establishment. It can create a relaxing environment that greatly reduces stress levels. Some of the positive benefits your employees can receive from a low–stress work environment include:
For information about how massages relieve stress in the work environment, contact one of our team members at (877) 886-0555.
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Massage At Work USA is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our clients and massage therapists at every appointment.