Can we all agree that massage for teachers is a great idea?
It’s that time of year again! Spring officially starts this week and if you live in the Mid-west, you know how much we all need the sunshine right now. As we are all breathing a breath of fresh air, teachers everywhere are gearing up for the home stretch. The last semester.
Kids are very squirrely right now and teachers might be feeling a bit nutty as well. Too many snow days and indoor recesses leaves everyone feeling cooped up. This is also a great time to start planning for the end of the school year gifts and appreciation. Nothing says, “I appreciate everything you have been through,” like a massage gift certificate.
The Benefits of Massage for Teachers
Teaching is a calling, not just a job. Like health care workers, it is very easy for teachers to forget about self-care while taking care of everyone else. There is no denying that today’s classrooms are stressful places. They are overcrowded, have less funding, and have higher teacher-to-student ratios than in the past.
Stress, if left untreated, can lead to neck and back pain, which can get worse with each passing year. If you are a teacher experiencing muscle tension (or you care about someone who is) it is time you looked into the benefits of massage therapy.
This also applies to principals, teacher aides, teacher assistants, professors, childcare providers or anyone else who is involved in the daily care and/or education of children.
Teachers spend a lot of time on their feet in addition to getting up and down a lot! If you teach small children there is a good chance you also spend a part of your day on the floor at their level.
Here are some great reasons for teachers to get a massage:
- Eases tight muscles and tension (especially in the neck, shoulders, and lower back.)
- Boosts immune system (schools are a breeding ground for germs!)
- Promotes healthy sleep (you need it!)
- Manages stress (who doesn’t have some stress these days?)
- Improves circulation (all that up and down and running around!)
Chair Massage for Teachers
Massage gift certificated are amazing gifts. They are the gift of wellness. However, buying one for every teacher and administrator on your list can add up. A fantastic alternative is chair massage. Our experienced massage therapists can come to the school and offer shorter chair massages for many staff members. A perfect time for this could be a teacher luncheon or during conferences. Often times the school PTA / PTL will coordinate this and sponsor the event for the entire staff.
Can you think of a more deserving group of people than the teachers at your child’s school? Call today to schedule a chair massage event for your school. 517-898-2899