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May 01 2015

Feasibility and effect of chair massage offered to nurses during work hours on stress-related symptoms: A pilot study

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This study assessed feasibility and effect of weekly, 15-min chair massages during work for 38 nurses. Mean Perceived Stress Scale-14 (PSS-14), Smith Anxiety Scale (SAS), linear analog self-assessment scale (LASA), and symptom visual analog scale (SX-VAS) scores were tracked at baseline, 5 weeks, and 10 weeks. Of 400 available massage appointments, 329 were used. At 10 weeks, mean PSS-14 score decreased from 17.85 to 14.92 (P = .002); mean SAS score, from 49.45 to 40.95 (P < .001). Mean LASA score increased from 42.39 to 44.84 (P = .006); mean SX-VAS score, from 65.03 to 74.47 (P < .001). Massages for nurses during work hours reduced stress-related symptoms. for all your corporate massages, workplace massages, events massages, australia wide perth, tasmania, melbourne, sydney, brisbane. email us today on www.therapy4u.biz

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May 01 2015

The effect of a corporate chair massage program on musculoskeletal discomfort and joint range of motion in office workers.

Abstract
OBJECTIVES:
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of workplace manual technique interventions for female participants on the degree of joint range of motion and on the level of musculoskeletal ache, pain, or discomfort experienced when performing workplace responsibilities.
DESIGN:
Nineteen (19) female volunteers were given chair massages on-site twice per week for 1 month.
SETTINGS/LOCATION:
Participants included individuals in administration and management from a company in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
SUBJECTS:
A total of 19 female volunteers 40-54 years of age enrolled for this study. Fifteen (15) of them completed all measurements.
INTERVENTIONS:
The Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire was used, and range-of-motion measurements in degrees were taken.
OUTCOME MEASURES:
Subjects completed a series of self-report questionnaires that asked for information concerning musculoskeletal discomfort for the neck, upper back, and lower back in the form of a body diagram. A range-of-motion test (to compare the change in joint angles) was performed with a goniometer to assess cervical lateral flexion, cervical flexion, cervical extension, lumbar flexion, and lumbar extension.
RESULTS:
Between the first and the last measurements, a significant difference (p<0.05) was found in increased range of motion for cervical lateral flexion (28.8%). Wilcoxon signed rank test showed a significant increase (p<0.05) in range of motion for cervical lateral flexion (42.4±6.3 to 48.3±7.3), cervical extension (63.2±12.4 to 67.2±12.3), and a significant decrease (p<0.05) in the Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire values for the neck (2.7±0.8 to 1.9±0.6) and the upper back (2.7±0.7 to 2.2±0.8) from the phase 2 to 3. Significant reductions were also shown in the Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire values for the neck (2.8±0.8 to 1.9±0.6) and the upper back (2.7±0.8 to 2.2±0.8) from the phase 1 to 3. CONCLUSIONS: On-site massage sessions twice per week for 1 month are the most effective interventions (compared to one session or no massage intervention) for decreasing the duration of musculoskeletal ache, pain, or discomfort and for increasing range of motion. PMID. as stated before you can't deny that corporate massages with chair massages is the way to go for office staff. book now at www.therapy4u.biz

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Apr 28 2015

Dalk (Therapeutic Massage) & Their Indication for Musculoskeletal Disorder in Unani Medicine

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Massage is one of those terms, which are easily understood then expressed. Throughout the history massage has been used not only by sick but also by the healthy people for therapeutic, restorative as well as preventive purposes. Massage is probably one of the oldest healing therapies known to mankind. The message of massage is universal: you can use your hand to help literally anyone. One of the many reasons for its increased popularity is that massage allows us to reach out and to touch each other. It is a formalized touches; giving us a licence to touch within clearly defined boundaries 1. In Unani system of medicine (USM) massage is called as “Dalk” and is frequently used as preventive, curative and rehabilitative purposes since centuries. Here we will discuss the indication of massage for the musculoskeletal disorders.

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Apr 25 2015

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Apr 22 2015

The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy

The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy Intervention on Reducing Anxiety in the Workplace. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 32.2. (1996): 160-173. Shulman, Karen R, and Gwen E. Jones.
The effectiveness of an on-site chair massage therapy program in reducing anxiety levels of employees was evaluated. The study found significant reductions in anxiety levels among employees receiving 15-minute weekly massages for 6 weeks. A control group of employees, who received a 15-minute break weekly, experienced no such effect.

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Apr 20 2015

Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG pattern of alertness and math computations

Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG pattern of alertness and math computations. Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA. Field T, Ironson G, Scafidi F, Nawrocki T, Goncalves A, Burman I, Pickens J, Fox N, Schanberg S, Kuhn C.
Twenty-six adults were given a chair massage and 24 control group adults were asked to relax in the massage chair for 15 minutes, two times per week for five weeks. On the first and last days of the study they were monitored for EEG, before, during and after the sessions. In addition, before and after the sessions they performed math computations, they completed POMS Depression and State Anxiety Scales and they provided a saliva sample for cortisol. At the beginning of the sessions they completed Life Events, Job Stress and Chronic POMS Depression Scales.

Group by repeated measures and post hoc analyses revealed the following: 1) frontal delta power increased for both groups, suggesting relaxation; 2) the massage group showed decreased frontal alpha and beta power (suggesting enhanced alertness); while the control group showed increased alpha and beta power; 3) the massage group showed increased speed and accuracy on math computations while the control group did not change; 4) anxiety levels were lower following the massage but not the control sessions, although mood state was less depressed following both the massage and control sessions; 5) salivary cortisol levels were lower following the massage but not the control sessions but only on the first day; and 6) at the end of the 5 week period depression scores were lower for both groups but job stress score were lower only for the massage group.

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Apr 16 2015

Why are companies now investing in corporate massage?

The concept of having a massage therapist come to your place of work is not new, however the number of employers that are now incorporating a corporate massage programme into their reward and benefits packages is steadily increasing. So, why is there this growing interest in corporate massage? The answer may be found in the increasing wealth of evidence that investing in your people has many tangible business benefits.

According to Professor Sayeed Khan, Chief Medical Officer at EEF, businesses have a fantastic potential to improve the health and wellbeing of their people. But why should employers act? Because it’s important for employers to recognise that happy and healthy people will perform better, will attend better, will have less accidents at work and will stay with that employer rather than move on.

Corporate chair massage can be an effective tool to help combat the aches and pains people pick up from sitting at a computer all day, helping to keep staff productivity high and absence rates low. Prevention is definitely better than cure and businesses that invest in the health and wellbeing of their staff experience returns that are typically greater than the initial investment.

Some of the benefits of corporate massage therapy include:

Effectively manages workplace stress
Reduces sickness absence and presenteeism
Reduces employee turnover through improved staff retention
Increases energy levels, team morale & motivation
Helps your staff achieve a good work-life balance
Organisations now realise just how expensive it is for employees to be under performing and how employee wellbeing initiatives like on site chair massage have a positive impact on company performance and profitability.

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Mar 17 2013

A good therapist will do this

The first thing about a great massage and knowing when it is applied. This is when you have a massage therapist that knows what to work on your body rather than going on auto pilot and doing a full body based on a pattern they have learnt at school. its when your massage therapist knows that when there is tension in your body its best to work on that area for sometime until that area has become soft to the touch then its time to move on to the next. Too often a massage therapist gets suck in a pattern and thinks i have to move on to get more of the body done, the problem with this is that it leaves the client with the feeling that it was not good enough or it was ok but still there needs to be more. by doing the mentioned above the client is left with “that was fantastic and possibly its the best massage they have had”. because the massage therapist has spent time on the most problematic area for the client.

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Nov 17 2011

Office Chair Massage Keeps Costs Low, Spirits High

With the economy struggling, and public outrage at a peak over lavish corporate expenditures, some companies are still treating their employees well. They’re doing it cheaply, right from the office by hiring massage therapists to come to their businesses and provide employees with chair massage at or near their workstations.

”The massages we provide are not the type of luxury that you might find at a resort spa,” said Alana Eve Burman, president and founder of JoyLife Therapeutics, a provider of corporate massage across the U.S. and worldwide. “The cost is much lower, and employees get a significant stress relief and morale boost.”

And these are stressful times. With corporate revenue and earnings down sharply over this prolonged recession, times have rarely been worse for corporate expenditures on employees. However, companies are finding that office massage can be a cost-effective way to reward employees and de-stress the work environment.

“We need a way to reward our employees, to show them that they are worthwhile, even if the amount of money we can spend on them to do this has been reduced,” said Diana Cortijo with World Bank, the international financing and development institution and a recent recipient of office massage. “Chair massage offers us a low-price way to bring the luxury of massage to our employees.”

Office massage, in addition to being low-cost, is also low-maintenance for companies. Generally, therapists provide their own transportation to the business, and bring their own massage chair and supplies. They then perform massage on employees on-site, with the employees fully clothed in an ergonomically relaxed, seated position. Most on-site massage happens at an impromptu station, often setup in an unused meeting room in the office.

“It really takes the stress out,” said Helene Mangones of Graf Repetti & Co, LLP, another recent office massage recipient and New York based accounting firm. “All of a sudden bigger projects seem easier to tackle. And the stress that builds up during the day is relieved, allowing for an easier finish to the day, and even the current week and month.”

This stress reduction could ultimately lead to increases in productivity and a rise in profits. Stress is one of the leading causes of lowered productivity in the workplace. One estimate puts direct stress-related costs to businesses in the US at $300 billion annually. Studies by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami have shown stress reduction, mood and immune system benefits from massage therapy.

“We notice that things can get a little stressed, especially given the current economic environment,” Cortijo, of World Bank, said. “Office massage helps keep our workers’ minds and bodies fresh, and doesn’t stretch our budget to do it.”

By David Robbie Two BAs; work experience at a massage office

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Jan 19 2010

Simple Stretch for Chair Sitters

Sitting in a chair for 8+ hours a day often leads to repetitive stress injury and pain. Learn a practical and easy stretch for clients that sit behind a desk all day.

Quick Relief for the Chair Potato
By Karen Voight
LOS ANGELES TIMES

Do you find yourself spending more and more of your day sitting in a chair? This position often contributes to that stiff back and sore neck you feel at the end of your day or after prolonged sitting. Here is a quick stretch that you can do in a chair with armrests. It helps loosen tight muscles and relieve tension stored in your upper back and neck.

1. Sit near the front of your chair seat. Make sure that your knees are directly over your ankles and that your feet are not tucked underneath the chair. Lift your heels and squeeze your inner thighs together. Cross your arms in front of you, reaching the opposite armrest with each hand.

2. On an exhale, pull your navel in toward the back of your chair. Round your entire back and spread your shoulder blades apart as much as you can. Drop your chin toward your chest. Relax while you breathe deeply for six to eight breaths. Repeat as often as possible throughout the day.

Posted by Nicole at 03:50 PM
© 2009 Institute for Integrative HealthCare Studies. This work is reproduced with the permission of the Institute. www.Integrative-Healthcare.org

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