Technology Is Pain in Neck, Elsewhere for Workers

By Staff Report

Jan. 22, 2007

“Tech Neck”: Employee ailments that derive from use of technology tools apparently is fueling a growing business at upscale spas, at least in New York City. According to Reuters, workplace woes include sore thumbs from typing on hand-held BlackBerry computing devices to “tech neck” from the strain of typing on laptops. Owners at several New York spas report offering a variety of treatments, from deep-muscle massages to special facials, to alleviate workplace stress. There is no word yet on whether these high-end body treatments are being paid for as employee benefits, but time will tell.

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