It's no secret that your job can cause a real pain in the........
neck, shoulders, arms or even low back!
Occupation Related Conditions
Massage helps to relief stress and tension, and works out the muscle tightness that many jobs can create. Workplace massage is becoming increasingly popular because pain patterns and the physiological effects of workplace stresses are becoming more recongnized. We often times don't feel the pain while we are at work. It settles in at night when we try to sleep, or when we wake up in the morning and take those first painful steps out of bed. It can ultimately affect our job performance and quality of life.
Some of the most common work-related musculoskeletal conditions are muscle, tendon or nerve injuries that can cause pain or discomfort. Orthopedic massage can help relieve symptoms of such conditions. If you suspect that you have pain that is related to your occupation, call us for a consultation. Any sudden onset of pain that persists without relief or causes numbness, please consult your physician first. Some common workplace conditions include but are not limited to:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; caused by repetitive wrist motion
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; nerve compression at base of neck
Forward Head Posture; results from long periods of poor posture like computer work
Lateral or Medial Epicondylitis; repetitive overuse syndrome of the elbow
Piriformis Syndrome; sciatic nerve compression
Benefits to Employers
In difficult economic times it might be hard to justify the expense of offering your employees the extra perk of massage therapy. However, the benefits may far outweigh the price. It gives employees optimal physical and mental well-being to achieve:
Increased employee morale
Reduced sick time off
Reduced risk of injury
Reduced stress and tension among staff
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards are accepted. Please inquire prior to your first appointment. I do not bill health insurance.
What Causes Workplace
Pain and Stress?
Sitting or standing for long periods of time
Lifting heavy objects (nurses lifting patients)
Working at a desk or computer for long hours
Carrying heavy equipment on a belt
Stress of meeting deadlines
Working too many hours
What symptoms might be present?
Tension in Neck and Shoulders
Pain Between Shoulder Blades
Low Back/Sciatic Pain
Common illnesses such as colds