Developing healthier bodies: massage service

Sitting for 6 hours or more a day can put us at risk of weight gain and type 2 diabetes, reduced circulation and even decreased levels of our ‘feel-good’ hormones (endorphins).

Research suggests people who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious. It can also hinder concentration, linked to the reduction of blood flow around the body, and impact productivity.

Benefits to the individual

Research shows receiving a massage can:
• assist in stress management
• help relieve muscular pain and tension
It may also help:
• increase joint flexibility and blood flow
• enhance mental alertness

Massages offer the perfect opportunity to break up the working day giving time for individuals to step away from their desks for time out and to reset.

Organisation benefits

Receiving a massage can be such a relaxing and enjoyable experience for your people.

It’s a simple way to help make a positive difference across a workplace. The short appointment times allow for large numbers of employees to participate with minimal disruption to their working day.

About our massage service

Participants will receive a seated neck, back and shoulder massage. The service can be delivered in specific appointment times or via flexible delivery (roaming) with therapists attending to employees at their desk. Massage chairs are provided for set appointments scheduled in a private room. All our therapists are highly experienced and certified with the relevant industry bodies.

Additional support

Our massage services can be promoted in your organisation with co-branded materials.

Following the service, we will provide you with a participation report.

Your massage service can be complimented with health checks or a stress management seminar at your next health and benefits expo.

To provide a holistic service, we can also bring our friendly Bupa consultants to site to provide guidance and advice for those looking to take up their corporate health cover.

Find out more

For further details on this service or to discuss your workplace health plan, get in touch with your Bupa advisor or contact us today.

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Sources:
Southam K. Bupa. The Blue Room. Why sitting is considered the new smoking [Online] 2015 [Accessed Aug 2016] Available from: www.theblueroombupa.com.au
WebMD. Anxiety & Panic Disorders Health Center. Can too much sitting make you anxious? [Online] 2015 [Accessed May 2016] Available from: www.webmd.com