March 10, 2020 Amelia Wilcox

Massage Supports Sleep

Massage supports sleep and better restbenefits that can increase your staff’s health and happiness. Whether you’re including in-office massage, or a guided virtual massage as part of your company stress management package, you can rest assured that your staff will be showing up to the office better rested and ready to go! 

Alarm clock corporate massage supports better sleep

Experts recommend a solid seven or eight hours of sleep every night for a productive workday. Yet current trends show that most of the workforce is working on a sleep deficit! Not getting enough sleep can make it hard to stay focused, positive and creative at work. Lack of sleep can prevent employees from meeting their productivity goals and create safety risks at work. That’s where massage comes in. 

How can massage help?

Massage contributes to better, deeper sleep. Studies show that regular massage can help improve circulation, relax muscles, and cause the body to release hormones like serotonin (a neurotransmitter that can help you feel calm). These benefits all lead to better sleep! So if your staff is tired, unfocused, and needs support in getting better rest, a corporate massage membership for your office is a great way to perk up your team. 

Reduce workplace stress for better sleep

If you’ve ever been stressed while trying to fall asleep, you know how challenging that can be! A surprising 83% of U.S. workers report being stressed at work. These conditions can contribute to poor rest and therefore poor work by a sleepy staff. 

Massage is one way to reduce workplace stress. Massage’s ability to trigger the release of serotonin can spread calm throughout the office. A report by the University of Minnesota also showed that massage slows your heart rate, lowers your blood pressure, and decreases the production of stress hormone cortisol. This relaxed state can help your staff fall asleep at night, returning to the office refreshed and ready to go.  

Related: Benefits of Corporate Massage

massage therapist gives massage at a corporation

Relieve pain and relax

Massage also relieves pain that can keep you awake and restless. According to the National Sleep Foundation, two out of three people with chronic pain have trouble sleeping. Working long hours seated at a desk, performing manual labor, or repetitive motions all contributes to staff’s aches and pains. 

Counteract those negative effects with corporate massage! Therapists can focus on certain areassuch as back or neckthat often cause pain and discomfort. Back pain decreases at a rate of 48 percent when receiving regular massage treatments. This pain reduction means sweet dreams, and more rest means an energized, productive staff! 

With all the ways massage supports sleep, and so much evidence showing sleep is important to your staff’s productivity and focus, it makes sense to offer massage in the workplace–whether virtual, or in-person! We’d love to schedule a massage membership for your office, so you can start reaping the benefits.

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Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Zenovate formerly Incorporate Massage a leader in corporate massage since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company who’s platform provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.

Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

Awards
Recently listed as a Forty Under 40, Fast 50, Inc 5000 Twice awarded National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002
Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Served on Utah Worksite Wellness Council from 2012-2015

Education
Attended Utah College of Massage Therapy
Educated in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah

Publications
Massage Magazine (AMTA's publication)  

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