How Does Chair Massage Help with Workplace Stress?
What Are The Effects of Job Stress?
Stressed out employees don't work at their highest potential. They're tired, irritable, and burnt out. So what can be done about it?It's a question we've heard too many times to count. In this article, we show you the effects of stress in the workplace and how chair massage can help. Your employees are stressed, we get it. There's a reason Mondays get such a bad rap, and Fridays are so well loved.Work can be stressful, even when employees love what they do and your company culture is great. Stress affects so many aspects of the mind and body. It's almost hard to keep track.
Physical Effects of Stress
- Elevated blood pressure
- Elevated stress hormones such as cortisol
- Creates shallow, rapid breathing
- Poor posture creates tight muscles
- Muscle knots created from tension
- Low back and hip pain from sitting long hours of the day
- Decreased sleep quality
Mental Effects of Stress
- Rapid, disorganized thinking
- Emotionally "on-edge"
- Difficulty being present
- Increased forgetfulness
- Decreased proper circulation
- Poor memory recall
- Stressed out employees don't work at their highest potential. They're tired, irritable, and burnt out. So what can be done about it?
It's a question we've heard too many times to count. In this article, we show you the effects of stress in the workplace and how chair massage can help. It's been proven that a 5-10 minute chair massage can create very real physical and mental results. After a chair massage -- even a short one -- people feel happier, more relaxed, and more focused. Breathing returns to normal, muscles loosen up and the mind becomes more clear. Technically what's happening is that after a few minutes of relaxation, the body will start to release the feel good hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. These hormones counteract stress hormones like cortisol. While a little stress is actually good for us, too much is harmful. Too much cortisol in the body on a long term basis causes cardiovascular problems down the line - including heart attacks and strokes (eek!). When a massage therapist is working on a muscle knot, they're applying pressure to an area of muscle fibers that have become jumbled up and stagnant.