Chair Massage Alleviate Hurts More Effectively
Some companies actually will provide on-the job chair massages. A masseuse will show up, equipment in hand, at the job site. These independent workers know that a massage will greatly reduce stress as well as aches and pains. Chair massage, unlike many others, is done while the recipient is fully clothed, so it can be done in public rather than in a private salon.
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 travelling 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.
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 Haines