Chair Massage: Alleviate Cramps Faster
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.
Many companies will provide chair massage for incentives to employees for hard work, or profitable numbers. What we do not all know (myself included until recently) is that massage in a chair can relieve many ailments from aches and pains to migraines and stress. The individual who will give this massage is usually an independent worker who will bring his/her own equipment to the work site. Unlike many massages, this one is done in a portable chair, fully clothed.
Companies actually do this. Even though it sounds like a luxury, remember that a lot of larger companies have, on their premises, conveniences such as nap rooms and day care. A masseuse who will come to the site with equipment can be used to provide incentives or reward hard-working individuals, while relieving stress.
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.
One very important thing about massage is that while it relieves pain and stress, it doesn't require medication, which can lead to drowsiness. If the employee is happy, he/she will produce better. Every employer wants to have happy workers, as they know this maximizes the work. My husband and I don't want to be billionaires. We want to be able to pay the basic bills and have our girls in dance and music classes.
My husband works in a busy office, drives miles and miles a day, and comes home with back and neck pain. If only his company would institute chair massage. He would perform so much better. Many mornings he is up with stress headaches, many evenings with back/shoulder pain. We know that this can be cured with chair massage. Well, until his company does offer it on-site, we are paying money that we feel is well spent at our local massage spa, where his stress and pains are worked out by a professional. Encourage your company to offer on-site chair massage. We are working on ours!
by: Fred Savinelli