On-site seated massage now available
from Newbury Sports Massage
Onsite seated massage - also known as Seated Acupressure Massage is a meridian based therapy in which the thumb, finger, elbow and knuckle pressure are used on the many acupressure points of the 12 major merdians accessble on the back, arms, hands neck, head and legs.
According to BackCare, up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some stage in their life.
•Nearly 5 million working days were lost as a result of back pain in 2003-04. This means that on any one day 1% of the working population are on sickness leave due to a back problem.
•Back pain is the number 2 reason for long term sickness in much of the UK. In manual labour jobs, back pain is the number one reason.
(Stress is pretty high on he agenda for absenteeism and poor health!)
With everyone using computers and being desk-based from school and into the workplace our bodies spend the majority of our working day a seated position, and often a poorly seated position, oh and then seated to drive, and possibly we sleep on our sides, again, curled up!
Correct seating ergonomics, being active and doing the right stretching and strengthening exerises all help combat back pain. Savvy employers that invest in the health of their staff (and save themselves a fortune in lost man days due to back ache) might view seated on-site massage not only as an investment, but as a perk - a staff benefit.
Stress and anxiety are not foreigners to the workplace (be it the office, school or other establishment), an it is known that massage can reduce stress and the associated problems it brings, and instill a feeling of calm, and well being.
Typically on-site massage takes 20 minutes, is done on a portable ergonomic chair, fully clothed and is therefore the ideal modality in the workplace whereby employees can enjoy a quick 20 minute break, and return to their desks relaxed, open-minded and buzzing with energy. Seated acupressure massage is gentle but firm, and suitable for everyone.
It's also a great attraction at company days, corporate events, exhibitions, fayres, fetes, pamper days / evenings. Simply contact Lizanne@newburysportsmassage.co.uk or call 0786101391 to make enquiries. Lizanne adds the Practitioners Diploma in Seated Acupressure On Site Diploma from Gateway Workshops to Newbury Sports Massage's growing skill base.