Millions of people leave work every day feeling sore and stressed. Are you one of them?
You may not know this, but massage therapy can help to relieve work-related pain and discomfort. Massage therapy is able to reduce stress and prevent injuries to help keep you healthy and happy throughout your career.
Stress: Work itself causes stress so it’s natural that feelings of anxiety often start while at work. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress levels significantly. Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, like increased heart rate and blood pressure, may be positively affected by massage therapy.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This is a wrist injury associated with repetitive motion like typing on a computer. Because of the nature of the injury, carpal tunnel syndrome heals slowly and recovery can be a difficult process. Always consult a doctor if you are experiencing pain that may indicate carpal tunnel. Recent studies suggest that massage therapy can also be used, in conjunction with medical treatment, to effectively manage the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Lower Back Pain: Lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Often, this is caused by improper lifting techniques, or poor posture while seated at a desk or computer for lengthy periods of time. Every year, Americans spend over $50 billion treating injuries related to lower back pain. Recent research indicates that massage therapy is able to reduce pain and stress associated with low back pain.
If you have time off work over the holidays, enjoy it! When you start the 2015 work year, consider massage therapy as one of your New Year’s resolutions to stay healthy and pain-free at the office!