Over 85 % of all stress management programs also use methods for relaxation, such as massage
(Murphy, L. R. (1996). Stress management in work settings: a critical review of the health effects. American Journal of Health Promotion, 11(2), 112-135)
Burnout prevention programs are especially effective when implemented both in the personal and working environment.
(Awa, W. L., Plaumann, M., & Walter, U. (2010). Burnout prevention: A review of intervention programs. Patient education and counseling, 78(2), 184-190)
Stress management programs involving massage are significantly reducing psychological stress, burnout and mental fatigue both in the short and long term
(Van Rhenen, W., Blonk, R. W., van der Klink, J. J., van Dijk, F. J., & Schaufeli, W. B. (2005). The effect of a cognitive and a physical stress-reducing programme on psychological complaints. International archives of occupational and environmental health, 78(2), 139-148)
Employer provided massages have positive effects on the Serotonin and Dopamin levels in the blood, relaxation, back-ache and the mood of the employees.
(Back, C., Tam, H., Lee, E., & Haraldsson, B. (2009). The Effects of Employer‐Provided Massage Therapy on Job Satisfaction, Workplace Stress, and Pain and Discomfort. Holistic nursing practice, 23(1), 19-31)
Massages are successfully used for treatment of Burnout symptoms. This is mainly done by few treatment sessions, also including partial body massage
(Korczak, D., Wastian, M., & Schneider, M. (2012). Therapie des Burnout-Syndroms. Schriftenreihe Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Bd 120). Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI), Köln)
Massages are an effective tool for the treatment of burnout. After regular massage applications for three weeks significant improvement of the condition compared to before treatment
(Blasche, G., Leibetseder, V., & Marktl, W. (2010). Association of spa therapy with improvement of psychological symptoms of occupational burnout: a pilot study. Forschende Komplementärmedizin/Research in Complementary Medicine, 17(3), 132-136)