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Workplace Creativity Activated by Reflexology, Chair Massage
Date:1/5/2009

During the current recession, small businesses turn to reflexology and aromatherapy, as part of chair massage treatments in the workplace, to help promote well-being and increase productivity. Scientific studies back the anecdotal evidence from stressful offices around the US.

Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) January 5, 2009 -- Reflexology and Aromatherapy increase the positive impacts of chair massage in the workplace through improved cognitive and creative abilities. Corporations seeking to improve workplace morale and enhance the health and productivity of employees are turning to workplace massage. This modest benefit is now being considered more often by companies large and small to keep staff performing at their best, especially during the recent economic upheaval and related stresses.

When coupled with the time-honored techniques of reflexology and aromatherapy, workplaces offering chair massage receive immediate benefits. Employers often report a palpable improvement in company morale as well as a measurable up tick in efficiency and anecdotes indicating above average levels of creative problem solving.

Brandon Thomas, founder of JoyLife Therapeutics, underscores the importance of touch therapy in today's corporate landscape. "Stress is a leading cause of lost productivity in the workplace and in these uncertain times, it can easily overwhelm and interfere with someone's personal and professional responsibilities. I believe it is an attractive choice for companies of all sizes that want a healthy and high value benefit that goes beyond donuts and bagels."

Workplace chair massage is performed in a short, concentrated session, lasting as long as a typical coffee break. The massage station requires a small amount of space, allowing any empty office or corner to be transformed into a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat. Workers receiving massage in the workplace report experiencing immediate relief from pain associated with repetitive stress injuries and poor posture, an enhanced sense of well-being and improved mental clarity.

Haynes & Boone an international corporate law firm recently brought in Dallas chair massage therapists who also used aromatherapy during their 15 minute chair massage sessions. "We had 2 therapists offering aromatherapy and they were a huge hit. Everyone I heard from felt the aromatherapy was beneficial," said Jennifer Asbury-Hughes, in Human Resources at the Dallas headquarters.

Researchers at the Touch Research Institute have proven increased immune functioning, decreased stress and stress hormone levels and decreased perception of pain all as a result of receiving massage. Office massage is performed on the upper body and back and is complimented by the ancient healing technique of reflexology, which applies pressure to key points of the foot, encouraging the corresponding parts of the body to restore natural function. Reflexology purports to impart many benefits, including stress relief, improved cell and organ function, increased efficacy of waste and toxin removal as well as promoting the body's self-healing mechanisms.

Aromatherapy has also been valued for thousands of years for its physiological, psychological and pharmaceutical benefits. Oils are carefully chosen for their therapeutic properties and specifically blended to suit the individual needs of each client. These blends are used in conjunction with specialized massage techniques to enhance mood, boost creativity and stimulate immune system function.

Studies by the Touch Research Institute have shown increased elevated mood and improved alertness and computational abilities. "Aromas share a deep connection with brain function and when combined with therapeutic touch, they can be a powerful force in shaping mood and calming anxiety," says JoyLife Therapeutics founder, Alana Burman.

Companies are shifting to a more proactive approach regarding employee wellness and are organizing in-house wellness programs designed to help workers stay informed and take charge of their personal health. HR departments are recognizing the benefits of regular use of alternative therapies including corporate chair massage, aromatherapy and reflexology to help maximize the profitability of their organizations as a whole.

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