A chair massage at work was my highlight of the week! The firm I worked for accepted our lovely and capable massage therapist and after she had her baby she stopped coming. It was a tremendous disappointment to us all. Each person paid her small fee on a weekly basis.
The benefits of corporate chair massages are to have a massage program in place with the company’s benefits plan for their employees. I know the massages I and my team received from Heather reduced our stress, improved our contentment at our mentally challenging jobs, and helped with our overall health. We could go to the massage therapy session and not dock our time, another benefit.
Wellness Benefits and Increased Productivity
- Studies show that many employees will take part in chair massages at work.
- Chair massages are less expensive than offering free junk food, soda, tea, and coffee.
- The massage will last for weeks starting the day it’s done.
- Massage will lower employee stress doing away with absence.
- More mentally alert for team competition and cooperation with massage.
- Massage affords creative thinking doing better with math functions.
- Fatigue is reduced after a massage not needing that caffeinated drink.
- Some companies and professional medical firms use Shiatsu massage chairs for their employees and clients shown here.
Happy, content, and less anxious and relaxed employees will cooperate better with one another to better everyone’s work environment. A competitive spirit is good, but not when everyone is hostile, judgmental, badgering, and combative with coworkers.
Employees Have Better Health with a Workplace Massage
All companies should get on the bandwagon for their employees’ health and happiness. My gosh, massage gives a plethora of benefits to even reduce blood pressure, relieve the disabling arthritis pain, and joint aching, muscle knots, soreness, specifically the neck and shoulders when hunched over at the keyboard or desk all day. The immune system benefits as well so employees don’t get colds and the flu spreading it to their coworkers. Carpal tunnel syndrome, a modern painful and numbing ailment is now paramount due to too much keyboarding and moussing on a little mouse pad.
Reduce Employee Stress with a Chair Massage
Even a 15-minute massage has therapeutic gains with a chair massage. Stressful jobs cause employee turnover, declining morale, and lack of attendance. When employees are not happy and feel their energy dragging, feel hopeless just to have a paycheck, it’s time employers assess the problem and consider chair massages once a week. The payback for businesses is realized in results and more smiling faces.
Stress on the job costs business establishments about $200 billion each year for psychologists, physicians, and sick days. No wonder our healthcare prices soar—people are sick of being sick and tired of being tired. Let’s do them a favor while doing one for the company at the same time.
Symptoms of Stress are:
- Fatigue, exhaustion, weakness
- Headaches and migraines
- Sinus problems
- Neck, shoulders, and back tension and pain
- Sleeping problems
- Mood swings and irritability
- Digestive issues
- Shakiness and heart palpations
Any of these indicators can have a fundamental problem causing workers’ body, mind, and emotions undue stress. You might want to consider a chair cushion to help your staff with back pain shown here.
What to Ask a Massage Company or Freelance Massage Therapist
The questions below will help you to evaluate a massage company or private massage therapist for your employees before you appoint them to the position.
- Will the massage therapists give a hands-on interchange to assess their techniques and skills?
- Are the massage therapists certified, licensed, and insured in the state in which they practice? Be sure to ask for verification.
- If you use a massage company, or a freelance massage therapist, how long have they been doing business?
- When using a massage company, does the company have managers in your city for interviews and supervision of the massage therapists?
- What will the massage therapists take to the session with them? An Mp3® player for music? Towels for you? Lotions and creams? Aromatherapy essential oil diffuser?
- If you use a massage company is the owner of the company a massage therapist? When you ask this question, you will be able to gauge the ability of that person to judge and manage massage therapists at your company.
Give your staff an unstressed day having massages one to two times a week on site. Ours were held in a small conference room that was scheduled to be used for massage therapy sessions at the time Heather came. The corporate massage wellness program will be loved by all!
You can be creative and offer holistic massage at your business’s charity events, fundraisers, and parties where the proceeds go to your favorite charitable foundation.
Your employees will tell you how much better they feel from the benefits having corporate chair massages and you will see it in their morale. Lower their daily stress levels in a very competitive arena—the corporate workplace.