Office workers will be familiar with burning sensations between the shoulder blades and stiffness in the neck. When a muscle becomes tight it contracts and produces lactic acid. This inhibits the blood flow through it, therefore limiting the supply of oxygen and nutrients. These tense muscle fibres become dry, sore and knotted.
Massage warms and relaxes the muscles to stimulate blood circulation, thus nourishing, lubricating and soothing the fibres. This releases any excess pressure placed on adjacent bones and joints which would otherwise burden the skeletal system. The muscles are elongated and posture is improved, restoring flexibility.
The physical and physiological benefits of massage include;-
reducing anxiety and stress
alleviating backache, RSI, headaches, fatigue and insomnia
melting away knots and disperses toxins
releasing joint restrictions and improves flexibility
increasing the uptake of oxygen in the tissues and to the brain
promoting a sense of calmness and tranquility
revitalising body and mind
Seated acupressure is also referred to as chair or on-site massage. This meridian-based massage stimulates influential points in the head, neck, shoulders, back and arms to immediately alleviate the physical burdens of stress. It can be applied in 15 - 30 minute routines and is non-invasive as no removal of clothing or oils are required, therefore causing minimal disruption to the working day. This massage is ideal for office workers and is essential to relieve neck and shoulder pressure caused by computer-based jobs. Chair massage is also popular at events to promote well-being.
For massage in your workplace or at an event, please enquire via email firstname.lastname@example.org