Working in an office can be stressful – juggling a heavy workload, tight deadlines, difficult coworkers, and more. In addition, you may find yourself working long hours, resulting in poor work-life balance. It’s important to find ways to manage stress in the workplace, such as taking breaks, practicing mindfulness, seeking support from colleagues or mental health professionals if needed… but, when you think of true relaxation what is the first thing that comes to mind?… Massage, of course!
If you’re thinking “There’s no way I can get a massage while I’m at work, that would be too good to be true!” Nope! Here’s the great news: Healing Hands brings chair massage to the office.
There are many benefits of chair massage, including:
- Stress relief: Chair massage helps promote relaxation and lowering cortisol levels in the body.
- Pain relief: Chair massage reduces muscle pain and tension – particularly in the neck, shoulders, and back.
- Increased circulation: Massage stimulates blood flow and lymphatic circulation, which can help to boost the immune system and promote healing.
- Improved posture: Chair massage releases tension in the muscles that support the spine.
- Improved mental clarity: Massage improves focus and mental clarity by reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
The feedback we get from chair massage recipients is excellent; they report that those few minutes of relaxation serve to instantly relax and renew the body and mind. This is because massage promotes relaxation by decreasing the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. So it not only feels good on the body, it DOES good to the body.
Here are a few things to help you balance work in the office and avoid or reduce stress:
- Prioritize tasks and create a schedule to manage your time effectively.
- Take breaks during the day to clear your mind and recharge.
- Avoid multitasking and focus on one task at a time to increase productivity.
- Communicate with your colleagues and manager to set realistic expectations a manageable workload.
- Practice self-care measures such as exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep to manage stress levels.