Wellness at Work
These days, people are spending more and more time sitting at a desk or inside an office. Implementing a workplace wellness program, can contribute to employees who have a healthier lifestyle and a company with a healthier bottom line.
According to the Center for Disease Control, chronic diseases such as depression and hypertension can lead to a decline in the overall health of employees in a workplace, contribute to an increase in health-related expenses for employers and employees, and lead to lower productivity and/or days of work missed. Many businesses have realized the benefits of health promotion, and to curb the costs of rising healthcare offer workplace health programs to their employees. Ideally, the office should be a place protecting the safety and well-being of employees while providing them with opportunities for better long-term health.
A workplace health program aimed at keeping employees healthy is a key long-term human asset management strategy, the CDC reports. “A commitment to wellness in the workplace is good business for countless reasons. Happy employees yield increased staff retention, higher productivity, greater concentration, morale and loyalty, and overall company success. On a biological level, healthy employees have lower blood pressure, reduced absenteeism, less injuries, and lower company health care costs.”
Massage therapy can be an important part of a wellness program. Massage has been shown to:
- Lower blood pressure.
· Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
· Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system.
· Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
· Lessen depression and anxiety.
· Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
· Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
· Relieve migraine pain.
· Release endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller and make you feel happy.
Spa Space can help you implement a wellness program at your workplace with on-site table and chair massages at Chicago offices as well as manicures, mini-manicures and other spa services. Among spas in Chicago, Spa Space routinely ranks among the very best. Please call us at 312-466-9585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your outcall.