Take Care of Your Team With In-Office Massage
February celebrates both Heart Health Month and Valentine’s Day, making it the perfect time to prioritize heart health and start new practices that support office wellness throughout the year. One surprising way to care for your cardiovascular health is through the power of massage. Research has shown that massage has a strong effect on health and wellness, and that a correlation exists between receiving massage therapy and a healthier heart.
Massage Therapy Controls Stress
The American Heart Association (AHA) says that high levels of stress can potentially cause heart disease, hypertension, and negatively impact overall health. Stress is a leading contributor to many heart health problems, and according to the American Psychology Association’s 2019 survey, 64% of American’s identify the workplace as a major source of stress. Massage has been proven to help counteract those stressful days in the office.
If you’ve ever had a massage you know how good you feel afterwards. Research has quantified that feeling, with a study finding an impressive 85% stress reduction as a result of office chair massage. This data shows that 15 to 20 minute massages are an effective office stress reliever. So by bringing a massage therapist into your office, you’re reducing stress and protecting heart health all at once!
Lowering Blood Pressure Through Massage Therapy
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a big issue when it comes to your cardiovascular health. Well guess what? Massage helps lower blood pressure! What an enjoyable treatment plan.
In a study published by the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that massage helps control blood pressure in pre-hypertensive women. The results were immediate, but also lasted for up to 72 hours after they received massages.
Another study in the same publication found that those who received regular Swedish massage therapy over a period of four weeks had significantly lower blood pressure than those who did not have a massage.
So if you’re considering office chair massage, kick off Heart Health Month with a one hour free demo from Incorporate Massage!
We can’t wait to care for your heart health, with the power of in-office chair massage.