When was the last time you jumped out of bed, refreshed and ready to tackle your workday?

The average person spends 90,000 hours – or 1/3 of their lifetime – at work. And in the US, work-related stress is estimated to be the fifth largest cause of death!

Although it’s not a magic wand to fix all work-related problems, regular massage therapy can improve your mood and performance at your job in several ways. We know, getting a massage feels indulgent. For years, society has portrayed massages as a spa luxury, not a tool for whole-body health. However, studies are finding that regular massage therapy can provide several physical, mental, and spiritual benefits to make you happier and healthier. If you’re stuck in a rut at your job, read on to discover how massage can improve your performance at your 9-5.

Massage Therapy Means Less Stress

Stress is an inevitable part of every job, and quite frankly, life! However, massage can help relieve stress for days.

Dr. Tim Bain, founder and CEO of B3 Medical, explains that massage therapy is an integral part of releasing stress.

“Research has shown that massage therapy can help lower blood pressure, relax muscles and increase endorphin production in the body,” he says. “When your stress is reduced on the regular, you’re less likely to get burned out at work by staying refreshed and generally feeling better.”

Boosted Immune System

A growing amount of research finds that massages can help your immune system function better, leading to fewer sick days. Massage increases the activity of white blood cells, which work to fight off illness. Fewer sick days = better job performance!

Increased Productivity and Quality of Work

Regular massage can make you more focused, productive and creative at work, studies have found. When confronted with a workplace problem, sometimes relaxing and stepping away from what’s been worrying you allows you to see the bigger picture, freeing that “aha!” idea to surface.

Better Sleep

It’s much harder to nail that presentation or contribute thoughtful ideas in a meeting when you tossed and turned the night before. Massage helps you spend more time in deep sleep by triggering the release of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that makes you feel calm and relaxed. Even just a three minute massage can help you sleep an extra 35 minutes!

If you’re ready to start taking advantage of the benefits of regular massage therapy, choose B3 Medical, Tampa’s top clinic helping thousands get back to an active, pain-free life. We view massage therapy as a path to wellness and improved performance in all aspects of life, including work. See how a customized massage therapy regimen at a B3 Medical near you can help. Our experienced team is ready to help you feel your best – contact us today to schedule your massage!