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In today’s post COVID world, stress has become our companion. Whether it’s looming deadlines, long hours at the office, or simply juggling work and personal life (right?), stress can take a serious toll on our physical and mental well-being.

Fortunately, there’s a natural and effective way to combat stress:

Massage therapy.

Perth Corporate Massage

Here at Perth Corporate Massage, we’ve seen firsthand how regular massage sessions can transform the stress levels and overall wellness of our clients. Let’s look at the science behind why massage is such a powerful stress-buster.

When we experience stress, our bodies release cortisol, known as the “stress hormone.” Elevated cortisol levels can lead to a host of negative effects, from increased blood pressure and weight gain to anxiety and sleep disturbances (my entire personality in a nutshell).

However, studies have shown that massage therapy can significantly reduce cortisol levels. A 2005 study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that even a single 30-minute massage session can decrease cortisol levels by up to 30% [1].

Neurotransmitters play a crucial role in regulating mood, promoting feelings of happiness and relaxation. A 2004 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that massage therapy increased serotonin levels by 28% and dopamine levels by 31% [2].

Incorporating regular massage into your wellness routine can help you better manage stress on a day-to-day basis. Even a short 15-20 minute chair massage during your lunch break can provide a much-needed reset, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your workday.

But the benefits of office massage extend beyond just the immediate stress relief.

Over time, consistent massage therapy can lead to long-term improvements in both physical and mental health. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Pain found that regular massage sessions over a 10-week period led to significant reductions in pain, stress, and muscle tension [3].

Imagine the cumulative effect of making massage a regular part of your work routine! Actually, no don’t bother – just chat to us or get in touch the old fashioned way . . .

Call: 0414 999 568
Email: info@perthcorporatemassage.com.au

At Perth Corporate Massage, we’ve worked with numerous businesses who have seen the transformative power of regular office massage firsthand.

From increased productivity and morale to decreased absenteeism and turnover, the positive impacts on the workplace are undeniable.

So, if you’re looking for a natural, effective way to manage stress and promote overall wellness in your office, consider partnering with a reputable corporate massage provider like Perth Corporate Massage. Your employees (and your bottom line – check our prices) will thank you.

References:
[1] Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Diego, M., Schanberg, S., & Kuhn, C. (2005). Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapy. International Journal of Neuroscience, 115(10), 1397-1413.
[2] Rapaport, M. H., Schettler, P., Larson, E. R., Edwards, S. A., Dunlop, B. W., Rakofsky, J. J., & Kinkead, B. (2016). Acute Swedish massage monotherapy successfully remediates symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder: A proof-of-concept, randomized controlled study. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77(7), e883-e891.
[3] Cherkin, D. C., Sherman, K. J., Kahn, J., Wellman, R., Cook, A. J., Johnson, E., … & Deyo, R. A. (2011). A comparison of the effects of 2 types of massage and usual care on chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 155(1), 1-9.


Edwin Lynch

Lecturer and tutor for School of Arts & Humanities and Research Assistant for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University.

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