Stress can cause many workplace problems, including a fall in productivity, increase in mistakes, increased sick absence, and high staff turnover. Stress is also the number one cause of long-term sickness.Recent studies in the U.K. have shown the two main causes of sickness and absence are stress and muscular-skeletal disorders such as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Both of these main factors are treatable through massage.
Massage Therapy is a clinically proven effective treatment for stress and pain relief. Therapeutic massage is increasingly being recommended by doctors and other health care professionals.One study by Tracey Kiernan concludes that because massage is so effective in treating stress and pain, “massage should be a treatment of choice to be included in any comprehensive wellbeing program aimed at reducing absenteeism.”
According to the Stress Management Society, massage helps to:
Here are some additional ways massage can help improve a person’s health: