WHAT RELEVANCE DOES MASSAGE
THERAPY HAVE IN THE WORKPLACE?
stress levels may or may not be a feature of your workplace. However, few would argue that the human body
often struggles to cope with the demands of our sedentary office work environment. Many problems are cumulative
- stiff necks, sore shoulders, aching backs and repetitive strain felt in hands and arms - all
common complaints which can often be effectively managed or alleviated by regular massage.
type of service is not just a fad.
Corporate massage therapy is rapidly growing in popularity
as a tried and tested benefit. For a number of years I have been successfully implementing this service to
a number of major companies who have an active interest in maintaining staff wellbeing. My list of past and present clients include:
Christchurch City Council, Air New Zealand, Environment Canterbury, Beca, GHD, NIWA, SLI Systems, OfficeMax, Tait Communications, Grant
Thornton Accountants, Mortlock McCormack Law, Abley Transport Consultants, EOS Ecology and Mobile Surgical Services.
IS THE SERVICE PROVIDED?
use a fully portable massage chair, designed for maximum comfort, support and relaxation during
treatment. The chair is the perfect way to introduce people to the benefits of therapeutic massage, whilst
fitting in with the demands of the office environment. I prefer to utilise a semi-private room (often
a meeting room or first aid room is used) and I require relatively little space to work in.
note that with the massage chair there is no requirement to remove clothing. I would like to emphasise
this point, as it is a common misconception that deters some people from trying this highly beneficial
I use safe and effective
manipulation techniques to work on releasing muscular tension, often focussing on trigger points.
Trigger points are specific areas of shortened painful muscles fibres which can develop from over-use.
Working on these areas can stimulate new blood flow, healing and ultimately reduce pain in the affected
area. Ongoing self-help, including self-massage and stretching advice, is discussed as required, empowering
people to adopt well-being measures as part of their working day.