Many corporations, small businesses, and municipalities have found massage therapy to be benefit that helps to attract and retain quality employees and help them achieve peak performance. It’s clear to see why the leading Fortune 500 companies offer massage as part of their employee benefit program.
Some of the country’s largest companies have found massage therapy to reduce headaches, back strain and fatigue since offering massage therapy as a benefit to their employees. Others cited a decline in turnover rates, an increase in problem-solving aptitude and heightened morale.
Some benefits of offering massage therapy to your employees include:
A short 5 to 20 minute massage focusing on the neck, shoulders and arms can work wonders in the workplace. Studies have shown that regular massage treatments can
- Relieve muscular tension and pain
- Relieve anxiety, headaches, migraines and congested sinuses
- Boost the immune system
- Reduce blood pressure
- Increase productivity, creativity and motivation
- Improve concentration and energy
- And reduce the number of sick days taken
- Decreased absenteeism
- Greater company appreciation
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
This is a firmer style of massage intended to enhance sports workout and performance and prevent injury. Itcan also be used for easing pain and strain and treating specific injuries, be they chronic or acute.
- Encourage general relaxation or readiness
- Reduce anxiety/competition stress
- Increase feelings of well being
- Increase alertness and mental clarity
- Boost confidence (“Inside Edge”)
- Used for mental preparation (rehearsal, visualization, focus)
Based on a traditional Japanese massage where you can remain fully clothed, this technique is strong and slow using pressure from palms, thumbs, elbows and knees the therapist will work to release toxins and discomfort, relax muscles, increase mobility and revitalize your body.
This technique is reputed to enhance digestion, relieve chronic and acute illness, increase blood circulation & strengthen the function of the vital organs – enabling the body to heal itself naturally.
Your lymphatic system helps eliminate your body’s waste. A healthy, active lymphatic system uses the natural movements of smooth muscle tissue to do this. However, surgery or other damage can cause fluids to build up in your lymph system and your lymph nodes, a condition known as lymph-edema.
If you’ve ever had a surgery on or involving your lymph nodes, your doctor may have suggested lymphatic drainage massage.
This technique assists in the healing and treatment of injuries and conditions by stimulating the lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage is beneficial for many conditions including arthritis, auto immune diseases,chronic conditions, detoxification, inflammation, migraines, o edema, and sinus congestion.
Lymphatic massage is a gentle pressure technique used to move the waste fluids from the damaged area.
Other Massage Techniques
- Pain Relief & Relaxation
- Deep tissue
- Chair massage
- Trigger Point Therapy