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Bring ForMotion chair massage into your corporate work environment

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If you are thinking about a corporate chair massage program for your office or company as part of your wellness benefits package, you will want to consider the benefits to employees and your company.  Whether you provide massage regularly, just during “crunch” times, or as an employee appreciation treat, massage can really make a difference in productivity, job satisfaction, and health.

Workplace massage is the answer to workplace stress
When employees aren’t healthy, businesses experience lower productivity and high absenteeism or turn-over. The combined symptoms of stress are costing U.S. businesses an average of $200 billion a year in reduced productivity and increased health and medical expenses. Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day, especially at a workstation that is not ergonomically designed, can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. …

What Is "Manual Therapies"?

I've gotten a lot of questions asking about manual therapies-- what are manual therapies, how is that different from massage therapy, are you a massage therapist...?
Here are answers to those questions and some information that will hopefully clear up some confusion. Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function. Some specific techniques I utilize in treatments are:
*Integrated Sports Massage
*Myofascial Release
*Trigger Point Release
*Joint Mobilization
*Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage…