In a recent study in American Psychologist Journal one group of workers was given a 15 minute rest and the other group a 15 minute massage. The group that received the massage performed significantly better on complicated tasks like math problems and creative thinking.
This may be surprising for a lot of people, but it's true! When people are sitting for the majority of their day, the muscles in the upper back and neck tighten up and restrict blood flow to the brain. Specifically, the muscles at the base of the skull and the muscles at the top of the shoulder are working very hard to keep your head upright against gravity. As a result, they can remain universally tight, causing a host of muscular and skeletal pain and adversely affect critical thinking skills.
My approach to chair massage is unique in that I have over 20 years of clinical massage and stretching experience. I am trained in many modalities, and I work holistically knowing how to pinpoint and get rid of the origins of stress in the body. During the first part of the treatment I will focus on specific muscles in the upper back and neck and incorporate movements that increase joint mobility, freeing the scapulae (shoulder blade from the rib cage and existing muscle structures that surround it). In the last part of the treatment I incorporate special stretching techniques for chronically short muscles that will leave the client feeling relaxed, happy, focused and energized.
Depending on the number of workers and the frequency of treatment sessions may be as low as $17 a person. Contact me to bring better performance to your workplace or relaxation to your personal events.
Massage has large range of health benefits :
lowering Blood pressure
decrease in the production of the stress producing hormone cortisol