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Fibromyalgia Relief with Massage

Fibromyalgia Relief with Massage

Do You Have Fibromyalgia?

If you have Fibromyalgia, or you suspect you do, you know all too well the frustrating pain that comes and goes and moves around. It doesn’t help that your pain is compounded by the negative effects of everyday stress.

Pain is stressful. It’s a viscous cycle.

Massage can help break that cycle.

Massage as part of your Fibromyalgia treatment planFibromyalgia and massage

Not only can massage help with the pain of Fibromyalgia, but research studies confirm that massage helps calm the nervous system, reduces anxiety, and improves sleep.

At this time, there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia. Each patient is different and treatment plans can include a combination of therapies to relieve symptoms.

Massage is a natural remedy for treating some of the major symptoms and is backed by sound research studies.

The benefits of therapeutic massage for Fibromyalgia suffers include:

The Best Time for Massage for Fibromyalgia

The symptoms of Fibromyalgia can vary from mild to severe. Some patients find massage helpful even during severe flare-ups. Others prefer to wait until their pain is at a lower level to receive massage. Your health care provider and massage therapist may be able to help you decide, but ultimately you know what is best for you!

Call me today to discuss your symptoms and how massage therapy can help! 517.898.2899

Add Chair Massage to Your Company Wellness Program

Add Chair Massage to Your Company Wellness Program

Chair Massage is a Good Investment for a Healthy Business

Chair Massage is a great addition to any wellness program.

A growing number of businesses are providing wellness programs in the workplace. Naturally, employees who are healthy and manage their stress are more productive on the job.

Stress is one of the biggest reasons for illness and lost time at work. By being proactive toward battling stress and achieving optimum physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, businesses can help their employees and their bottom line.

Prevention is an essential part of wellness – catching potential problems before they cause disease or disability. Workplace wellness programs have been found to cut down on worker’s compensation claims and reduce time-off for employee illness and injury.

On-site chair massage is a convenient, safe, and cost-effective addition to any workplace wellness plan. It helps boost employee morale, and provides valuable health benefits too. All sizes and kinds of businesses from small offices to large companies can benefit from on-site chair massage services.

Workplace Stress and Health Problems

Some of the most serious and costly health problems in the workplace include:

  • high levels of stress
  • physical problems associated with sitting at workstations for long periods of time
  • repetitive use injuries

High stress is associated with many diseases and has been found to impair the immune system, leaving workers more vulnerable to illness.

Employers lose money because of:

  • lower productivity
  • lost work days
  • worker’s compensation claims
  • other health care expenses

Chair Massage Can Help Reduce Workplace Stress

Massage has been in use for a long time and has been proven to reduce the effects of stress and relieve muscular aches and pains.

It is now available in a more convenient form, the chair massage, which can be brought right into the work site. It is fast becoming a popular addition to workplace wellness programs as more employers recognize the benefits.

Benefits of Chair Massage

  • Reduces the physical and mental effects of stress, helping reduce burnout and stress-related disease
  • Reduces the adverse effects of sitting for long periods of time in the same position, such as at a desk or other workstation.
  • Relives physical problems associated with repetitive tasks, for example, computer work, sorting, filing, and assembly line tasks.
  • Improves alertness and the ability to focus, an antidote for work slumps
  • Helps relieve common problem conditions such as tension headaches and stiff and sore muscles.
  • Increases employee morale
  • Leaves employees feeling revitalized and ready to return to work.

This type of massage is very popular with employers and employees for several reasons:

  • You feel better right away with immediate positive effects
  • It requires no effort on the part of the receiver
  • It is an easy health practice to take advantage of
  • It complements other wellness programs
  • It works for everybody, from the corporate office to the warehouse to the mail room

How Does On-site Chair Massage Work?

Chair massage can offer the benefits of massage in public places like the workplace. During a chair massage, the recipient is seated and fully clothed. The massage therapist uses techniques which can be given though clothing and the session focuses on:

  • upper body
  • head
  • neck
  • shoulders
  • back
  • arms

Sessions usually last 10-20 minutes, the length of a typical work break.

Additional things to know about chair massage:

  • no oil is used
  • addresses common problems of today’s workers
  • can be given at the workstation or in any available small space

Onsite chair massage does not require a private room, but rather an out of the way quieter space like the corner of a conference room. The massage therapist will bring a special chair designed specifically for on-site chair massage.

Bringing On-site Chair massage to the Workplace

There are many options to bringing chair massage into the workplace wellness program. You will get the best results through regular sessions in an ongoing program. Chair massages can also be provided periodically for special occasions:

  • Regular (weekly or monthly) on-site chair massage for all workers
  • Special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and national secretary’s day
  • As a break during long training sessions or meetings
  • As a reward for good work, reaching goals, or completing projects
  • In times of special stress such as near-deadlines or during peak work periods

To get an on-site chair massage program started for your Lansing, Michigan area workplace, call All Body Kneads today at 517-898-2899.

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Source: Benefits of On-site Massage by Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD.

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