Invest in healthy and productive employees!
If you are thinking about a corporate chair massage program for your office or company as part of your wellness benefits package, you will want to consider the benefits to employees and your company. Whether you provide massage regularly, just during “crunch” times, or as an employee appreciation treat, massage can really make a difference in productivity, job satisfaction, and health. Some of the benefits of corporate chair massage are:
Stress levels measured before and after receiving a chair massage in an office setting found one of the biggest benefits of chair massage therapy to be a reduction in stress levels of up to 85%. Take that to the next meeting.
Decreases Anxiety and Depression
Who would not want their employees to be more productive and less anxious. The measurable levels of anxiety and depression can be reduced by 26-28%.
Treats Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis
One of the benefits of chair massage programs is that people with carpal tunnel and tendonitis see a decrease in pain and discomfort by 14%.
Increases Focus, Energy and Mental Clarity
After chair massages, employees in two studies show increased alertness, speed and accuracy on math computations following treatment.
Improves Quality of Sleep
A rested employee is a more productive employee. Over multiple studies, the average improvement in sleep quality was 28%. That includes increased duration as well as fewer sleep disturbances.
Prevents Repetitive Strain Injuries
On employees doing repetitive movements, weekly chair massage reduces the occurrence of repetitive stress injuries by 37%. Think carpal tunnel syndrome and neck/shoulder injuries.
Relieves Muscle Tension and Headaches
Back pain is literally cut in half with regular corporate chair massages. A decrease of 48% decrease was seen in studies on back pain and tension. Headaches are decreased by and average of 48% in duration and intensity with regular onsite massages.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Across multiple studies, there was an average of a 6% drop in blood pressure, which may not sound like a lot. But that’s literally the difference between a hypertensive blood pressure and normal one, and that’s without any medication at all! Plus these studies showed that there was a lasting effect and the benefits of corporate massage programs showed very clearly as the massage group continued to have lower blood pressure than the control groups for weeks after treatment stopped.
Do we need to say more?
Employees simply give more to organizations who take good care of them. And that extra alertness, focus and mental clarity doesn’t hurt either. Plus corporate massage therapy helps to have employees who aren’t distracted by headaches and back pain and anxiety, and can give all their focus to their jobs. In today's competitive marketplace, it pays to have an ace up your sleeve. There are lots of fun and creative perks to help draw top talent in to your organization, and massage is at the top of the list. In addition to attracting top talent, that talent will stick around when they feel appreciated. After you've worked hard to hire and train some new talent in your organization, keep them. One of the benefits of seated massage programs is that you won’t see that investment walking over to your competitor's office.