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The History of Chair Massage: The Surprising Backstory

Before there was chair massage, there was just massage, and massage has been around for a very long time. Let’s pause and reflect upon the idea that as long as hands have been a part of human bodies, there has probably been some form of massage. It’s natural! When an area of the body hurts, massage can help. Add a generous dose of compassion, many hours of training, and rigorous certification standards, and we arrive at the doorstep of the Licensed Massage Therapists we have today. Read on to learn more about the history of chair massage.

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Community Support for HR Leaders: How to Find an HR Community and Why You Should Be a Part of One

There is a growing body of knowledge that shows exhaustion and burnout among HR professionals have reached staggering levels through the pandemic. A recent study by Workvio reported that 98% of HR professionals have experienced burnout in the last six months. Among HR leaders, 53% of employees are burned out, and 48% are looking for a new job.

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6 Reasons Why Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace is Critical

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is more than just a hot topic. If you are wondering why diversity and inclusion is important in the workplace, you’ve come to the right place.

A diverse workplace is critical for the health of your organization and your employees.

Here we break down diversity and inclusion at work simply so you can improve your company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts today.

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How Company Leaders Can Help Employees Manage PTSD at Work

Warning: This article includes mention of a variety of traumatic situations like war, verbal abuse, and assault. Please call 911 in case of an emergency, and reach out to your counselor, a hotline like SAMHSA, or dial 988 for mental health support.

What is PTSD in the workplace?

PTSD is the acronym for the mental health disorder, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. According to the NHS, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability, and guilt.” 

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Taking Care of Yourself as the Caregiver of a Loved One with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Navigating the care of an aging loved one is a challenging process, but one that most people will need to engage with at some point in their lives. An estimated 83% of older adults are cared for by spouses, family members, friends and other forms of unpaid caregivers. The toll of caregiving in general—whether for a parent, spouse, child or even yourself—can diminish the ability to remain present in other areas of life, such as work, school, relationships and mental health. When your loved one is an aging adult susceptible to the illnesses that become more prevalent with age, the stress only mounts.

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How the Science Behind Wellbeing Can Help Support Your Health

I can’t go online and not see the topic of wellbeing at least once. If it’s not an article telling me the five quick hacks to a better me, or an Instagram reel listing out some self-care tips, it’s a YouTuber telling me about his morning routine and why celery is the most important ingredient in his smoothie and why I should start doing the same immediately. But, how many people are actually talking about the science behind wellbeing?

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Best Guided Meditations for Burnout, Anxiety, and Overwhelm

Rapid heartbeat, jittery nerves, and restlessness accompanied by feelings of fear and worry are all signs of anxiety. For some people, the symptoms of anxiety ebb and flow within the regular rhythm of life, while for others, the symptoms persist into overwhelm and make it challenging to focus on anything beyond the mental and physical nature of the symptoms. When symptoms persist into long-term overwhelm, burnout is usually the result.

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