Massage therapy has been shown to be a valuable component of workplace-wellness programs, and many massage therapists specialize in taking massage onsite into workplaces. New research shows depression—one of the conditions massage therapy alleviates—lowers productivity in the workplace.

According to an article published by the Health Behavior News Service, “A new study shines a light on depression in the workplace, suggesting that psychological stress at the office—or wherever people earn their paychecks—can make it more difficult for depressed workers to perform their jobs and be productive.”

The study findings appear in the January/February issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Read the complete article here.

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