AMTA National Massage Therapy Awareness Week
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is celebrating it's 22nd annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week October 21-27!
The Active Workplace specializes in providing the best licensed chair massage therapists. What better way to thank your employees than to offer chair massage on-site. This can be one of the best perks for your company and if you need convincing, see below for the research roundup:
3 Ways Massage can Impact your Self-Care (AMTA, 2017)
There's plenty of research on the benefits of massage therapy. Strong evidence concludes massage therapy can reduce pain, stress, and anxiety.
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. One study that looked at trigger point therapy found a significant decrease in heart rate and blood pressure. In various controlled studies, measures of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were all lower after a 10 to 15 minute chair massage.
Immediate massage benefits include reduced anxiety and depressed mood and anger. One randomized study found women with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer benefited from regular massage therapy sessions. Looking at the long-term impact on massage therapy includes reduced depression and increased serotonin values.
Pain is multi-dimensional and may be better addressed through an integrative approach. Forty-one percent of American adults who had a massage in the past 5 years indicate they sought it for pain relief. In fact, a meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute in 2016 concluded massage therapy should be strongly recommended for pain management. This analysis reviewed 67 published studies on the impact of massage therapy on pain. You can read the analysis yourself on Pain Medicine!
Whether you are planning for a wellness fair, event, or just a surprise perk for your employees, we would be happy to help with chair massage services. Let us take care of it and provide the best chair massages, onsite at your chosen location.