Musclo skeletal disorders develop over time and impact staffs’ levels of productivity. We will understand how it happens in this article, particularly in relation for office workers.
When we sit for long periods of time, the muscles particularly in the back, start to become stiff, tired, ache and physiologically begin to contract.
This means that there is not much “stretch” in your muscles and inevitably the muscle is “cold”.
Over time, this muscle will become tired, inactive, weak and be subject to atrophy (muscle wasteage).
This is the reason why, when we worked with people who were 60+, they told us about their arthritis in their neck, hands, fingers, disc problems, sciatica and poor circulation in their feet.
We know that our working lives take a toll on the body and this is why corporate responsibilities are initiating proactive and positive steps towards developing healthy workplace habits.
Introducing workplace massage is a unique opportunity for employers to take responsibility for their employees. They work long hours, to tight deadlines, on the computer day in and day out. Let’s calculate how many hours we work in a lifetime:
40 hour week x 49 weeks p.a. x 40 years = It’s a whooping 78,400 working hours.
That’s not even taking into account travel time, over time and work from home/mobiles, etc.
In a nutshell, it’s a heck of alot of hours at work. So how we work and what we do at work to balance that out is crucial. This is why companies are beginning to redress the balance and use our onsite massage programme as part of their initiatives.
A company’s workforce is their backbone and to recognise their staff’s contribution to their success is savvy, responsible and makes complete business sense.
It goes to follow that those working hours will be far more productive if you are stress free, don’t have a musclo skeletal complaint and are in work vs absent.
To find out more about our workplace massages please email us today. We will provide you with a quote from as little as £9 per treatment.