Chair massage: How to reduce stress symptoms at work
Help! Christmas is coming, the end of the year, final reports, due dates. Stress and anxiety are the protagonists of this season. Fortunately, you can in order to relieve that stress. You may feel exhausted, confused or overwhelmed, but one of the solutions to your problems can be just a few steps away from your work station. It is a chair massage!
Many people see massages as a luxury or as a treat, something you only “allow” once in a while. Stiffness and pain in muscles and joints due to stress are one of the most common reasons people book our in office chair massage service. Don’t look at it as a luxury, think about it as a treatment that will improve your general wellbeing.
You may think massage is just for relaxing and comfort, but they are also therapeutic. Regular massages help to improve good health and wellness, but most importantly, they can help you change mental states, improving your daily performance.
What are the benefits of chair massage?
- Aid to balance emotions
- Help to relieve symptoms of anxiety
- Improve physical health
- Reduce the level of stress hormones giving you an amazing sensation of wellbeing
- Assist to relieve symptoms of depression
- Help with insomnia
- see other benefits of massage here
How Christmas season impacts your mental health?
This season makes you be more anxious, stressed or depressed due to all the work you have to do before holydays or family issues. As a result, your body pumps even more quantities of cortisol adrenaline and norepinephrine (stress hormones) feeling your stress levels and causing them to rise. Massages reduce these hormones by releasing endorphins.
When you receive a massage your body and mind relax and relieve muscle tension too. Most importantly massage helps improve your mental health.
Massages are a temporary relief (but not the cure).
How can insomnia affect the body?
Part of having a good night’s rest is having that relaxing sensation and off course not being stressed. All of us need to have a good quality sleep to function properly and for our wellbeing in general. Experts confirm that insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases, some examples are: obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and depression, etc.
How can chair massage reduce insomnia?
Chair massage helps your body produce serotonin, this is essential for the production of melatonin. But what is it? Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps control your inner clock allowing your body function properly during the day and sleep properly at night. Proper rest means better performance, for instance better outcomes.
For many people, the melatonin levels start to go up about two hours before going to sleep, but for those who can’t, there are other options. For example, some people use melatonin pills or seek doctor’s advice. On the other hand, having massages is a natural way to increase your melatonin levels naturally. In addition, it is the perfect free alternative for people who struggle with this condition.
A final word…
Massage means to be kind with yourself and is a good investment for your mind and body health. On the other hand, you shouldn’t feel guilty to include massages in your budget and having them regularly. As chair massage promotes the general wellbeing of people who can go outside the office to get a massage, they will also have better outcomes for the company. So, don’t think about chair massage as an expense, think about it as an investment!
We hope this information is useful for you. If you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us 3 mins away from Angel station in Islington. We are always happy to help. If you like this blog, please share!