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The idea of corporate chair massage is that you don’t have to leave the office to help your team take care of their minds and bodies. There’s no special preparation or change of clothes required, and you enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of a massage without having to sneak out of the office for a spa day.
Work can be stressful, especially in open office plans, and there are plenty of ways to combat workplace stress and anxiety. But the benefits of chair massage far outweigh other popular office perks, like mandatory happy hours and red staplers. Here are some top benefits of chair massage, and compelling reasons to bring your office the company benefit that employees actually want.
Employees instantly feel happier, more confident, and more driven at work when they can take advantage of a massage therapy program
Because massage therapy helps to reduce stress levels, employers find that employees are generally healthier and take less sick days from work. It is a proven fact, that higher stress negatively impacts the body's immune system which makes a person more prone to catching the common cold, viruses, or other bugs.
Massage therapy can also address workplace issues like repetitive strain injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome, and fatigue.
Another benefit to employers is that it is much easier to retain your employees. Every time that an employee leaves and is replaced requires investment in resources, which can cost the employer in the long run.
Your company will not only experience a happier workplace with employees taking less sick time, but productivity will also increase.
Corporate massage therapy programs have proven to increase employee problem-solving skills because massage helps both the body and mind to relax. This helps employees to take on new challenges with a fresh and positive outlook.
An employee who feels appreciated will more likely feel motivated to give 100% to his work and be driven to excel at their jobs. They feel more focused, energized and suffer less from "brain fog."
In the end, having a corporate massage therapy program for your workplace is a very cost-effective way to boost employee morale and increase your company's productivity.
When the employee feels that he or she is well cared for, their appreciation of the company increases. One of the main reasons for employees wanting to leave their job is a feeling that the company doesn't care about its employees. Massage therapy programs address that issue successfully.
Massage therapy helps to reduce many work-related health issues like headaches, back strain, fatigue, and high blood pressure. The increase in a general feeling of wellbeing means that the employee is generally happier at home and can deal with all areas of life in a calmer and more relaxed manner.
Of course, anyone who has access to a regular massage program is going to feel the benefit physically, mentally, and emotionally. For the employee, this is a very important fact to achieve work-life balance and enjoy working for your company.
Increased productivity. Just fifteen minutes of chair massage a week have been scientifically proven to lower stress, reduce muscle tension and rejuvenate the mind and the body.
Reduced absenteeism. Over 50% of lost work days are stress related, reducing work stress using seated massage has shown a reduction in absenteeism.
Improved morale. Workers consistently report improved mood and a greater sense of well-being after a session of chair massage.
Lowered health-care costs. Regular workplace massage can reduce the need for doctor’s visits for many physical complaints and stress-related issues.
Staff Goodwill! Because of the convenience, employees perceive onsite massage as a benefit, even when they pay for the service themselves!
Some of the evidence is described below:
A study conducted by the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, found that massage eases anxiety and depression, as well as leg and back pain, in depressed pregnant women.
A study conducted at the Duquesne University School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania found that a 20-minute back massage enhanced mood and reduced stress in the spouses of cancer patients.
In a study published in the journal Anesthesiology, ear acupressure was shown to help reduce stress and anxiety in those being transported to a hospital via ambulance.