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Massage Therapy and BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy 

Progressive businesses across the country are turning more and more to corporate massage to help their employees and in turn, help their companies. Once thought of as a luxury, massage therapy is a quick, easy way to relieve workplace tension and so help employees enjoy a healthier, happier, more productive day. We have recognised however, that there are a significant number of employees who, for whatever reason, would not have a massage. For that reason, we have also introduced BEMER physical vascular therapy which can offer many of the benefits of massage and more. 
How Employers Can Help Relieve the Pain 
Employers can be proactive about helping their employees alleviate neck and back pain, resulting in increased productivity at work. Here are three suggestions: 
1. Examine practices in the workplace to see if there are any hazards associated with office duties. For instance, a reorganisation of the stationary cupboard to make the most used items easily accessible can reduce the risk of back strain. 
2. Schedule regular on-site massage and/or BEMER sessions. Not only will these sessions help decrease stress, anxiety, and headaches, but it increases employee’s energy, mental clarity, and ability to focus on the things that matter. 
3. Talk with the Human Resource Department about training employees to make small work habit changes that decrease neck and back strain. For example, how about some training to show drivers how to stretch properly? The same principle can be applied to more ordinary and repetitive office work. 

Massage Therapy 

Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain. 
Besides helping employees to avoid stress-related injuries, massage can also improve overall health and therefore time lost to sickness and absenteeism. investing in corporate massage, and creating a stronger wellness culture at your business are all great ways to lowering costs. 
Tackling Workplace Stress 
Workplace stress can be very real, and if left unchecked, can become damaging. Stress increases the level of cortisol in the body. It can cause a suppressed immune system, high blood pressure, blood sugar problems, metabolic syndrome, and even fat deposits on the face, neck, and stomach. 
Cortisol can also lead to bone loss which, in turn can, cause osteoporosis. It can also be a route cause of comfort eating making the regulations of blood sugars difficult which is well documented as a leading cause of weight gain and type 2 diabetes. 
All of these factors have an impact on employee attendance and performance. 
Fortunately, a simple massage can help employees relax and reduce their stress levels in a natural, drug-free way. 
Research shows that even a 15-minute massage helps reduce employee stress levels by as much as 85%, making it easier for them to concentrate on their work and approach tasks from a fresh perspective.  
Back Pain 
Back pain can be the result. not only by heavy lifting jobs like Construction, Delivery Driving or Nursing but by everyday office work as well.  
If employees experience back or neck pain at the end of the day, it may be related to prolonged, repeated activities at the office that affect their muscles and joints. Work activities that contribute to neck and back pain include: 
Using a computer for an extended period: Research shows that holding your head forward to read a computer screen aggravates and creates neck and back pain. 
Repetitive arm and upper body movements. 
Improper lifting techniques. 
Cradling a phone between shoulder and ear. 
Improper breathing. 
Long periods of sitting without walking 
Sitting with crossed legs. 
Unnatural movement in extending arms for items out of reach.. 
Important Information 
The risk of harmful effects from massage therapy appears to be low. However, there have been rare reports of serious side effects, such as a blood clot, nerve injury, or bone fracture. Some of the reported cases have involved vigorous types of massage, such as deep tissue massage, or patients who might be at increased risk of injury, such as elderly people. 
Our Massage Therapists are fully qualified and experienced practitioners but if you are in any doubt about risks associated with massage, always first consult with your GP or Health Care professional. 

BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy 

Bemer Physical Vascular Therapy improves microcirculation and promotes the blood flow in the smallest blood vessels. This improves the performance of the body's cells, which in turn favours the body’s own self-healing powers 
Physical Vascular Therapy is used in a diversity of fields today. The improvement of microcirculation, i.e. blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits your health, your immune system and your overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways. Based on years of experience, BEMER has continued developing Physical Vascular Therapy – making some ground-breaking findings on the biorhythm of local and higher level regulatory processes.  
An effective stimulation of microcirculation supports the body’s most important control mechanisms for healing, recovery and regeneration processes, and can also be used for numerous treatments and indications. 
We offer onsite BEMER sessions specifically for employees who want the benefits that they associate to massage, but are reluctant to have a stranger lay there hands upon exposed skin. 
BEMER International AG is an international market leader in the field of microcirculation. They have been developing patented treatment methods for Physical Vascular Therapy and conducting ongoing research in this field since 1998. 
Peter Moorhead is a certified BEMER partner who will provide equipment, facilitate onsite training and therapy sessions, as well as a gateway to purchase of equipment. 
Much more information, videos, testimonials and scientific documentation is provided on our partner website: celebrate.bemergroup.com/en 
If you would like to know more about On-site Massage Therapy or BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy and how regular sessions would benefit your employees, call or email peter.moorhead@celebratehf.co.uk to arrange a chat or to book a free consultation at your place of work. 
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