Providing a chair massage program for your employees can improve office morale, reduce stress, and increase productivity.
Reduce Stress with Chair Massage
Stress is a major factor in employee absenteeism. According to the American Institute of Stress and the American Psychological Association, job stress and stress-related illnesses cost companies $200 billion or more each year.
You may not be in a position to reduce your employee’s work hours or offer more vacation days, but for a relatively low cost, you can take a huge step in helping your staff reduce their stress levels.
A corporate chair massage program can be a regular part of your wellness benefits package. Or you can make it a seasonal offering to get through hard deadlines. Perhaps you just want to reward your office staff for a great retail season.
Basically, everyone loves a massage. And those few that don’t should be fired immediately, because who needs that kind of negativity in their workplace?
Seriously, though, studies show that 99% of employees will take advantage of an office massage program. Yes, there are studies.
Same Day, Long Lasting Results
A study published in American Psychologist compared the results of productivity on two groups:
- one group received a 15-minute rest,
- the other received a 15-minute massage.
The massage group scored significantly better on complicated tests, including math problems.
Imagine the productivity boost your office could realize after a massage event in the breakroom.
What a fun and needed experience for our office team! Aaron was quick to respond, organized and professional on all levels. His set up was awesome and he managed to turn a blah office into a relaxing and soothing environment with sound and scent and great vibes. Everyone wants him to come back like tomorrow.Megan H. Chair Massage Event Feb 2022 via Massagebook
Improve the Health of Your Staff
The benefits of massage therapy are well documented. Stress reduction, headache relief, increased circulation, immune system boosts, and treatment for repetitive stress injuries among them.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the leading cause of worker’s compensation claims and lost work hours in the United States. There is no single treatment better for treating this expensive ailment than massage therapy.
You already spend heaps of money on health insurance premiums, ergonomic workstations and the costs of employee absenteeism. A small investment in a regular office massage program can reap huge savings over time.
Attract Better Employees
In this new age of high-tech and startup employment, it has become harder to attract the best employees, especially in Kansas City. Many of your competitors already offer free gourmet coffee, catered lunches, and unlimited vacation days as benefits to entice the best candidates. Those competitors also likely offer massage therapy benefits. The classiest of them do.
Make Your Employees Happier
A workplace with less stress is a happy workplace. A staff that feels appreciated is happier. A staff that also feels that management cares about their health and well-being is happiest.
Giving your employees a break in the middle of a day for a 15 or 20 minute chair massage in the breakroom can make them more focused, energized and suffer less from “brain fog.”
A chair massage program can significantly improve your staff’s live-work balance. I’ve spent hundreds of hours performing chair massage in offices, and I can honestly say that I’ve never encountered an employee who wasn’t happy to see me.