Massage therapists in Tallahassee can help local area office workers better manage their work-related stress.
With regular massage sessions, office workers can see a reduction in stress, tight or sore muscles or issues related to working in an office environment for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week.
One key concern with office work too is “low level depression.” Work-related stress can contribute to depression.
And depression, which is a leading cause of disability worldwide, reduces the productivity of employees, increases the frequency of worker absences and can lead to premature retirement. It also affects the office worker’s relationship with spouses, children and friends.
All that Just From the Stress of Working?
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found job stress and a lack of social support in the workplace were associated with major episodes of depression in men. In women, depression was linked to lack of decision authority on the job and low levels of social support.
The study utilized data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and surveyed more than 24,000 people in a variety of occupations, according to a university press release. Results were published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
5 percent of those surveyed—3.4 percent of men and 6 percent of women—met the criteria for having a major depressive episode during a 12-month period.
“Depression in the workplace is a major public health problem that requires intervention yet remains under-recognized and under-treated,” the study’s authors said. “Both primary preventive approaches and high-quality treatments by primary care, occupational health and mental-health professionals can be used to reduce the burden of depression in the workplace.”
Busy at Work? We’ll Come to Your Location!
At Advanced Alternative Massage Therapy, we offer programs designed to help you or your employees. We can work right within your office setting!
- Advanced Alternatives Massage On – Location provides our corporate clients with a competitive edge by enhancing the performance and well-being of a company’s most important asset – its employees.
- Chair Massage is specifically suited to relieve stress in high-tension areas and promote a renewed sense of energy, well-being and vitality.
- Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly visits will keep your employees healthy, happy and stress-free.
- Chair Massage visits are also an effective way to ease tension and boost productivity during stressful periods or “crunch time.”
How Can We Help You?
Our skilled massage therapists can offer solutions to help decrease stress and increase relaxation and positive feelings within your body.
We’re here for you. Please contact our office and schedule a time to visit our office. Call 850-325-1331 to learn more or schedule an appointment.