It was originally designed for computer workers in America’s Silicone Valley in the 1980s. An enterprising masseur realised that he could take a massage to office workers that would bring them relief from the long hours spent at a keyboard, that was minimally disruptive and that could be completed in about 20 minutes which would keep the boss happy and the receiver could return to work straight afterwards.
What does it ‘do’?
Massage at the office is designed to leave you feeling relaxed but alert.
The aim is to re-balance and de-stress. Most people hold tension in their neck and shoulders and the work done on these areas can greatly assist with pain and aches associated with stress. For some people, one of their favourite parts is the hand massage – particularly if their job leaves them prone to Repetitive Strain Injuries.
And, because parts of the office massage involve accupressure points and work on the meridians the massage can help to re-balance the body and unblock areas of stagnant energy.
What is On-Site Massage ‘good for’?
Because Massage at the office concentrates on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and head, it is good for most aches/pains/tensions in all or any of these areas.
If, for example, you have a shoulder which aches or trouble with your neck, that area can be targeted and given some extra work to try to ease the problem.
But, because office massage works on Accupressure points and uses Meridians, it is also good for other things. It can help you with sleep problems, can lower blood pressure, free-up stiff joints, help with Repetitive Strain Injuries (eg tenosynovitis, golfers elbow, frozen shoulder) etc. Sufferers of lower back pain and sciatica can also experience some relief – the list has infinite possibilities.
It is also good for recently healed fracture sites and promotes good circulation in all the areas mentioned. The assisted stretches are great for improving upper body mobility. And the deep breathing is good for just about anyone, too.
Budgeting time and money for a massage is truly an investment in your health, research suggests that more than 90% of reported illness is stress related. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress levels.
And massage provides a number of other benefits including relaxing the muscles, improving your mobility, improving sleep patterns and increasing production of endorphins, which will improve your mood. Is it any wonder you are going to feel like a million dollars after a massage?