Stress-related employee turnover, absenteeism and low morale all affect a company’s bottom line. Based on information from the American Institute of Stress and the American Psychological Association, job stress and related problems cost companies an estimated $200 billion or more a year.
Massage has been known to reduce blood pressure, relieve arthritis pain, improve joint and muscle aches, especially in painful areas of the neck and back, and even increase immunity to colds and flu. But what is not known is that massage services in the workplace can do wonders not only for a company’s morale but also for their profits.
Massage in general decreases job stress and fatigue while increasing alertness, clear thinking and productivity in employees. A recent study in the American Psychologist gave one group of workers a 15 minute rest while giving another group of workers a 15 minute massage. The group that received the massage performed significantly better on complex problem solving tests.
Many companies are turning to a product like SpaCapsule from Simulated Environment Concepts Inc. to help keep their employees healthy and happy. SpaCapsule users say they feel an improvement in attitude and morale, decreased day-to-day stress, and better ability to relax after using the product. With lower stress levels, employees are more likely to cooperate with each other and work together with less anxiety and hostility, improving the work environment for everyone.
The number of firms offering massage services for their employees is increasing every year and therefore growing the marketplace size for companies like Simulated Environment Concepts. The list of major organizations which offer such services to their employees include: IBM, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, CBS & NBC networks, Marriot & Radisson hotels, Citibank, Stanford University and the American Cancer Society.
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