The Evidence for Massage in the Workplace
If you are thinking about massage in the workplace as an option for staff, you may want to look at some of the evidence for the benefits of massage. Massage has long been claimed to be an effective way to manage pain and we now have the science to back it up.
In two separate reviews of massage research, massage therapy has been found as an effective way to reduce pain. One review published in the Oxford Journal of Pain Medicine looked at 67 separate studies and concluded that massage was an effective way to manage pain.
A second study published in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy reviewed 26 randomised controlled trials and concluded that massage therapy was effective for the management of pain.
In addition, massage was also found to have a positive effect on function and mood, in addition to the reduction in pain levels.
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Of course massage in the workplace should always be performed by properly trained and qualified massage therapists who are recognised by professional associations and properly insured.
So if you are considering massage in your workplace, consider the effects that reducing pain, improved mood and function could have on your employees and the positive effects it will have on your workplace and business.