“Our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential.” ~David Allen, author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Massage has become a popular reward in the workplace. Many companies have created work incentives that involve massage time for their employees.
A massage in the middle of a work day?
That would put me to sleep!
Well, the real deal is…workplace massage involves
- a short time frame (usually 25 minutes and under)
- the work is focused on high stress areas like the back, neck, shoulders and hands.
The shorter time frame is the key. Ever heard of a thing called a power nap?? It works much the same way as a quick massage. A brief massage can be a pick me up. Think of it like a latte’ delivered straight to your desk! Your own workplace barista.
Many places around town treat their workforce to corporate massage. Try it once and see if you don’t find increased productivity as one of your positive results.
I know you’ll love it.
Although I was supposed to be out of town at a sport’s event and could not make it, I’m so very much honored that I was able to stay to work with all the volunteers and EC chapter of the FL State Massage Therapy Association. Great thanks to the many community supporters and many, many people that it takes to put on such a big event to benefit the Pensacola Ronald McDonald House. Here are some fun photos from the event.
“Massage and Tweaking”
Awesome fun, perfect Florida fall weather, who could have asked for a better day?!
A special thanks to the talented licensed massage therapists: Roberta Broussard, Julius Daniels and Clara Brosnaham who gave of their time and hard work. And let’s not forget a most special thanks to our own support staff: David and Olivia, YOU helped make this event such a joy!
Love you all,
Last night, we were discussing with a friend her recent massage experience. Now, she’s a no-nonsense kind of gal who thinks aromatherapy and ambient music are too frilly. It has been great talking to her because we have gained an insight into other folks’ massage preferences.
Anyway, back to her recent experience. She looked at us with questioning, skeptical eyes and said: Is it normal for the therapist to turn off all the lights during the massage?
Asking for clarification, we felt sure that she meant the lights were merely dimmed to enhance relaxation. No, she insisted, the room was pitch black!
That’s a new one to us. James is continually reading new therapies and generally stays abreast of the current trends and modalities in massage therapy. However, total darkness sounds odd. Let me elaborate to say that this visit with this particular therapist was an initial session and no advance warning was given to the lights being extinguished. Our friend was fairly uncomfortable and did not wish to ever repeat the experience.
Does anyone out there have experience with this form of therapy? How is it better than merely dimming the lights? How do you soothe a client’s apprehensions of therapy in the dark?