Benefits of Massage Therapy

By now, I am sure that we are all aware of the stress reduction and relaxation benefits of massage therapy. But, did you know there are other benefits to scheduling a regular massage?

I sat down with Kathy Arena, Certified Personal Trainer, specializing in Corporate Fitness and Wellness, to discuss some of the other added benefits. Arena, who comes in to Babb, Inc. once a month, to provide massage therapy to our staff, noted that a 15 to 20 minute massage can increase focus, energy, and metal clarity. It also has the ability to reduce stress by 28% and can improve one’s quality of sleep. The Mayo Clinic cites that studies have shown, massage can help to treat stress, pain, and muscle tension.

As mentioned, Arena joins Babb, Inc. once a month where employees setup an appointment to have a private massage. This type of onsite massage therapy can help benefit both employees and employers. For employees, it eliminates having to travel and is a fraction of the cost. Benefits of massage therapy in the workplace for employers, range from increased productivity, attracting and retaining top talent, to improving office moral.

Some insurance companies have started to provide coverage for massage therapy as long as it is prescribed by a chiropractor, osteopath, or as part of a treatment. While this is a route employees can take, coverage is often very limited which is why bringing an onsite massage therapist, like Kathy, can greatly help benefit employees and employers.

Kathy Arena can be contacted at bfit89@yahoo.com.

 

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/massage/art-20045743

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