Chair Massage: Remedy Cramps Faster

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Americans in general are working more and more hours. More than before, as well as more than their European counterparts. We need to learn to relax a bit more. Family, work, friends all keep us busy. What do other countries know about relaxation. Maybe we can learn. You need to learn more about chair massage.

As an incentive to produce greater profits or numbers, some companies will provide on-site chair massage for employees. Massage has been known to relieve a variety of ailments, and can relieve stress. The masseuse will bring his/her own portable massage chair to your place of work and provide massages to employees, often at the expense of the company. It is a more casual opportunity for a social gathering, as chair massage is done on a fully-clothed individual.

My employer would never use this” – don’t be so willing to say this. Many companies have on-site pharmacies, day care, even nap-rooms. When we consider this, a traveling masseuse, with equipment, seems like nothing. Especially to be used as an incentive or reward.

As an employer, are you providing health care for your employees? Take chair massage into consideration. You will have fewer absences and better functioning individuals. They will produce great numbers and will be an overall benefit to the employer and employee.

The word massage comes from the Latin word “frictio”, as well as from the French word meaning “friction or kneading”, and the Arabic word “massa” meaning to touch, feel or handle.

Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document the use of massage. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and even Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, there were masseuses on hand for any injury that could be treated with it.

As my husband and I say, there’s more to life than work and money. Sure, we need to pay the bills, keep the house, and have our girls involved in dance and music. Most employees just want to get the job done and go home. An employer who provides chair massage will relieve stress and have happy employees working toward an incentive (not just the pay check) . Massage doesn’t involve medication, which can lead to drowsiness.

As a wife I see my husband going to a busy office and driving in hours of traffic. He wakes up with back and neck pain. He is truly a hard worker, but the work day takes its toll on him. He stretches each morning, and goes in to the local spa for a chair massage. It makes him feel so much better. We wish this was something his company provided, but unfortunately, it is not. Employers, provide it, it will save you money long term!