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Good or Bad

The Body’s Stress Response

The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert.

When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones that prepares the body for emergency action. Your heart beats faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength, stamina, speed, reaction time, and enhance your focus; but if stress is too high or endured for too long it causes negative consequences in the form of health issues.

Warning Signs of Stress Overload

Cognitive Symptoms

Memory problems

Inability to concentrate

Poor judgment

Negative perception

Anxious or racing thoughts

Constant worrying

Aches and pains

Physical Symptoms

Diarrhea or constipation

Nausea or dizziness

Heart disease or hypertension

Loss of sex drive

Frequent headaches

Eating & digestive problems

Inability to sleep

Weak immune system

Emotional Symptoms


Irritability or short temper

Agitation, inability to relax

Feeling overwhelmed

Sense of loneliness & isolation

Depression or unhappiness

See how performance is affected by stress

Massage can help keep symptoms of stress in check by:

  1. Relief of pain and relaxation               

  2. Increasing serotonin and dopamine production which reduces anxiety & depression

  3. Promotes mental alertness and improves our ability to focus

  4. Decreasing cortisol production which boosts lymph flow and our immune system

Full List of Benefits 

Benefits of Massage in the Workplace

  1. Boosts Productivity and Morale

  2. Decreases Burnout and Absenteeism

  3. Enhances Creativity, Problem-Solving, Energy and Focus

  4. Increases Employee Job Satisfaction, Reducing the Cost of Employee Turnover

  5. Increases Employee Loyalty, Motivation and Company Pride

  6. Decreased Workers Compensation Claims

  7. Inexpensive Tax-Deductible Perk

Rising healthcare costs, missed time, and lost productivity adds up and more illness cuts into your bottom line. Health is an asset, just like your building or your inventory; if your employees are healthier, your business will be too.

Motivation Takes Great Employees and Makes Them Even Better

Unhealthy Employees are not Cheap

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