In the modern world, we are more connected than ever. Our friends, family and co-workers are just a text, email, or social media comment away. Yet still, according to one study, 72% of American adults feel some sense of loneliness, while 31% identify feeling this way at least once per week. Though older/retired individuals, a population we might more readily think of as being affected by loneliness, may be included here, a significant portion of this population is in our workforce, including corporate environments.
As time goes on, more and more employers are catching on to the reality that offering on-site wellness services in some form is a smart choice not only for their employees, but for their company’s bottom line. In fact, according to a recent study, nearly half of all US workplaces offer some type of health & wellness program to their employees – and that number will only continue to grow in the future.
For years now, some of the highest performing workplaces, from Fortune 500 companies to small, locally-owned businesses, have turned on-site chair massage to help their staff de-stress and maintain overall good health.
If your company were to choose one single perk to start offering employees, we think chair massage is an excellent go-to. Here’s why:
Originally Published in Mind Body Green by Jen Kluczkowski
Notice the position of your body right now. Are you slumped over in a chair? Are your shoulders collapsing in towards each other? Is your neck tilted down? If you’re sitting at your desk, chances are high you answered yes to all. This body posture literally closes off our centers for communication and intuition.
Originally published in the Huffington Post by Lauren Coles
Is your office space yoga-able? Don’t assume there isn’t enough space in your office for a regular yoga or meditation practice. My clients are often surprised by how easy it is to convert their daily workspace into a refuge for inner peace. As the founder of an office yoga company, I have taught yoga in virtually every possible space. Here are my top five most yoga-able office spaces.
In many new offices, especially at tech companies, there is desk-free space. Perhaps it’s the section in the center of the office with couches. Maybe it’s the room where the ping pong table lives. Even the kitchen/lunch room area can be used during off hours. Furniture in these spaces is easy to move, and a cheap divider or folding screens can be put up for added privacy if the space is open to the rest of the office.
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