We have found that work-related stress is one of the most common found issue’s within organisations. With work overload, meeting deadlines, large workloads and often the working environment itself, it’s hard not to get stressed, right? It is not a bad thing to have some levels of stress in your life, it’s normal and we wouldn’t be the same without it! However, high levels or constant exposure to lots of stress can result in reduced productivity, a loss of enthusiasm and willingness to work hard, increased absenteeism, low staff self-esteem and an overall poor working environment. Not so good for any organisation…
I personally believe massage is one of the most effective ways of reducing stress and even preventing stress from taking over. It not only helps to relieve stress physically; it can have an amazing mental effect as well.
How can a massage help me mentally?
Very good question… Well, our body has 2 types of hormones circulating around, let’s call them our negative hormones and our positive hormones. When we are exposed to stress, the production and circulation of our negative hormones such as cortisol increases. Where cortisol is most known for causing stress levels to increase, it can also increase anxiety, depression and cause low self-esteem. The longer we are exposed to stress; the more cortisol is released making the symptoms continue to worsen.
A massage helps to stimulate the release of our positive or feel good hormones such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. These feel good hormones are what give us our feelings of relaxation, happiness and enthusiasm. As well as this, it helps to reduce the circulation of the negative hormones causing stress-related issues. Great isn’t it?
What types of massage are most beneficial within organisations?
Well a lot of this depends on the type of organisation… So organisations that have their staff in more physically demanding roles such as sports organisations, dancers, orchestras etc. would benefit more from deeper style massages such as deep tissue massage and/or sports massage. Where office based organisations can still benefit from the deeper style massages, they can also benefit from seated acupressure, relaxation massage, Swedish massage and trigger point therapy.
If you are an organisation wanting to try out our services for your staff but are unsure about what will be most effective, then don’t worry! We can organize for you to speak with one of our highly experienced therapists to create the best plan for you.
So how can incorporating regular massage into my organisation benefit me?
This is the best part, the benefits! I could sit here for ages writing an endless list of benefits it can have for you, but unfortunately, I won’t have time for that today… So I’m going to split it into two lists; one giving a few benefits it will have for you as an organisation and the for the staff. So here it goes:
- Increased staff productivity
- Reduced absenteeism
- Reduced staff turnover
- Reduced staff complaints/issues
- Improved moral
- Improved work ethic
- Improved working environment
- Improved working relationships
So there you have it! A short but sweet summary of how massage can help an organisation in controlling work-related stress issues.
If you have any questions or queries related to our services for any organisations, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are more than happy to help.