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What Are The Benefits of Massage For Desk Workers?


Since about 1960 America has seen a sharp decline in the number of people who are getting some kind of physical activity at their jobs.

Roughly 80 percent of people today are getting little or no activity at their jobs, and most of those people are spending their days sitting at a desk, staring at a computer.

Maybe that majority is no longer in danger of losing a limb to a massive machine or being buried alive in a coal mine, but office workers deal with their own physical challenges in today’s society.

Briefly, the most characteristic problem areas for desk workers include:

  • A stiff neck or neck pain
  • Soreness in the shoulders
  • Lower back pain
  • Aching hips
  • Sore wrists/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches & Migraines

If you’re a desk worker or somebody who sits for more than six hours a day on a regular basis, I’m sure you’ve experienced some or all of these symptoms in your life so far.

So the real question now is, how can these problem areas be addressed? And more to the point, how can the long term effects be removed from the equation?

Well, there’s always the quick fix route in a glass of wine after work or, heaven forbid, those nasty over-the-counter meds. But none of those solutions are going to truly address the problem, they’ll just hide the symptoms.

There are also various stretches and exercises that can be done both at and away from one’s desk to help in combating these issues in the long term, not to mention standing up at least once an hour and getting some moderate exercise every day. These can help to combat the issues in small ways and in moving forward, but won’t be as effective in changing negative patterns that are already developing.
Therefore, let’s finally take a look at the most fantastic option for relieving some of these issues and stopping them from coming back, which is - you guessed it - through the wonderful art of massage. Massage is a long proven art form that has been in existence since some of the ancient civilizations such as China and Egypt.

Just to help make the point, a list of the major long term benefits of regular massage include:

  • A reduction of pain
  • Increased movement & mobility
  • Improvement in posture
  • Stimulation of blood flow to various muscle groups
  • Relief of stress
  • A boost in focus & concentration
  • Prevention of future pain

So what do you think, are you ready to fix up that tired body?

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Whether you’re feeling a full body swedish massage something a little stronger in the deep tissue variety, why not let us entice you with a browse through our very reasonably priced options for a massage? Any of our treatments are guaranteed to leave you finally feeling untangled and unwound!