The effects of employer-provided massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, and pain and discomfort

Holist Nurs Pract. Jan-Feb 2009;23(1):19-31. doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000343206.71957.a9.

Abstract

Long-term care staff have high levels of musculoskeletal concerns. This research provided a pilot program to evaluate the efficacy of employer-funded on-site massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, pain, and discomfort. Twenty-minute massage therapy sessions were provided. Evaluation demonstrated possible improvements in job satisfaction, with initial benefits in pain severity, and the greatest benefit for individuals with preexisting symptoms. A long-term effect was not demonstrated.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • British Columbia
  • Burnout, Professional / diagnosis
  • Burnout, Professional / prevention & control*
  • Burnout, Professional / psychology
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Health Personnel / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Male
  • Massage / organization & administration*
  • Massage / psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Pain / diagnosis
  • Pain / prevention & control*
  • Pain / psychology
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pilot Projects
  • Program Evaluation
  • Residential Facilities
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workload
  • Workplace / organization & administration
  • Workplace / psychology