The positive effects of therapeutic massage include stress reduction, increasedvascular flow, pain reduction, endorphin release, and general feelings of ‘well-being’.Therapeutic massage has undergone a renaissance as more and more Americansrecognize the benefits. Extensive media coverage have included cover stonesin NEWSWEEK and US News and World Report. Upon completion of seatedmassage therapy, there are encouraging results in regard to the reduction of bloodpressure values.
The whole process of the Boeing Company making chair massage available at the work site, is one enabling physical, mental, and emotional well-being of employees so they can work to the best of their ability, Chair massage works perfectly, it’s a morale booster, it shows the company cares about them, and there is low-cost involvement on the part of the company. It’s catching on like wildfire.
At Boeing and Reebok, headaches, back-strain, and fatigue have all decreasedsince the companies started bringing in massage therapists.
By including 15 minutes of free massage therapy once each week, The Calvert Group, an Investment firm in Bethesda, MD, reduced its turnover rate to 5% in anindustry where the norm is 20%.
More than 80 companies, including many Fortune 500 companies, are usingmassage therapy to counter such ills as musculoskeletal problems, stress, and poorergonomic design of furniture.