It’s Sleep Awareness Week, March 8-14! To celebrate, we’re talking about how massage supports sleep and better rest—benefits that can increase your staff’s health and happiness.
Experts recommend a solid seven or eight hours of sleep every night for a productive workday. Yet current trends show that most of the workforce is working on a sleep deficit! Not getting enough sleep can make it hard to stay focused, positive and creative at work. Lack of sleep can prevent employees from meeting their productivity goals and create safety risks at work. That’s where massage comes in.
How can massage help?
Massage contributes to better, deeper sleep. Studies show that regular massage can help improve circulation, relax muscles, and cause the body to release hormones like serotonin (a neurotransmitter that can help you feel calm). These benefits all lead to better sleep! So if your staff is tired, unfocused, and needs support in getting better rest, a corporate massage membership for your office is a great way to perk up your team.
Reduce workplace stress for better sleep
If you’ve ever been stressed while trying to fall asleep, you know how challenging that can be! A surprising 83% of U.S. workers report being stressed at work. These conditions can contribute to poor rest and therefore poor work by a sleepy staff.
Massage is one way to reduce workplace stress. Massage’s ability to trigger the release of serotonin can spread calm throughout the office. A report by the University of Minnesota also showed that massage slows your heart rate, lowers your blood pressure, and decreases the production of stress hormone cortisol. This relaxed state can help your staff fall asleep at night, returning to the office refreshed and ready to go.
Relieve pain and relax
Massage also relieves pain that can keep you awake and restless. According to the National Sleep Foundation, two out of three people with chronic pain have trouble sleeping. Working long hours seated at a desk, performing manual labor, or repetitive motions all contributes to staff’s aches and pains.
Counteract those negative effects with corporate massage! Therapists can focus on certain areas—such as back or neck—that often cause pain and discomfort. Back pain decreases at a rate of 48 percent when receiving regular massage treatments. This pain reduction means sweet dreams, and more rest means an energized, productive staff!
With all the ways massage supports sleep, and so much evidence showing sleep is important to your staff’s productivity and focus, it makes sense to offer massage in the workplace! We’d love to schedule a massage membership for your office, so you can start reaping the benefits.