Effect of a corporate chair massage program 24 Apr 2020
I recently came across a scientific study in slovenia on the impact of a corporate chair massage program. As you can imagine, as I offer this service I was interested in the results of the study.
Ninteen female volunteers who were aged between 40 - 54, were given chair massages on-site at their office twice per week for 1 month. They were all reporting various levels of aches and pains when they were working at their desks. The Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire was used to track and measure the aches and pains, while a goniometer was used to track and measure range of motion measurements for the neck and spine.
The study showed a significant decrease for aches and pains in the neck and upper back. In addition, it found significant increase in range of movement for cervical lateral flexion of 28.8% (moving your neck so your ear goes towards your shoulder) and cervical extension (moving your head back).
This study fits with me and my teams experience that after a Seated Acupressure Neck & Shoulder massages, clients are less tense, feel looser and are able to move their neck & shoulders more freely.
Sisko PK, Videmsek M, Karpljuk D, 2011, The effect of a corporate chair massage program on musculoskeletal discomfort and joint range of motion in office workers. J Altern Complement Med, 17(7):617-22