A Proven Way to Lower Stress - Catalyst Physical Therapy & Wellness Mission Valley San Diego


I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do is get a massage. Yes, I know I’m a massage therapist, but I wasn’t always. I know what it feels like to sit long hours at a computer on a regular basis, and I know the stress this puts on the body and mind…more than most of us even realize. In fact, the World Health Organization labeled stress as one of the 21st century’s major health epidemics, costing companies upwards of $300 billion per year. The American Heart Association also conducted a meta-analysis of the multitude of corporate wellness research and stated this:

“An effective worksite wellness program can attract exceptional employees, improve on-the-job decision-making and work efficiency, enhance employee morale and organizational commitment, decrease turnover, and reduce organizational conflict.”

We get it. That’s why we partner with companies to provide therapeutic chair massage services on a weekly, monthly or event-based schedule in an effort to care for their employees. We send our highly-skilled massage therapists to your office to provide employees with relaxation and relief.

Employers and corporations also know this to be true. They’re aware that corporate wellness programs help employees decrease excess body weight, quit smoking, and increase their physical activity. They also know that corporate wellness lowers the company’s healthcare costs in the long term. In the shorter run, this means that employees are not only missing less days of work, but are more productive while in the office, according to the leading researchers on the topic.

Why is this so close to our hearts?

Well for one, our sole purpose is to help those suffering from pain and injury; it’s what we do and what we love! Aside from this, we’re fortunate enough to come to a workspace every day and feel excited, at home, and cared for by the entire team – a benefit that does not escape us. And in return, we want to help do the same for others.

Want to learn more about incorporating chair massage into your company’s employee wellness program? Call our clinic today, 619-501-2195, for details.

By Kacey McCoig, Massage Therapist



Mattke, Soeren. (2013). Workplace Wellness Programs Study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4945172/

Mercedes Carnethon, Laurie P. (2009). Worksite Wellness Programs for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.192653. http://circ.ahajournals.org/

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