The varying factors of working life can be stressful, no matter the job. Studies have shown that stress can impact productivity and morale. In the corporate office environment, factors such as deadlines, conference calls, meetings, and dealing with difficult clients and coworkers can add stress to any day. In skilled labor, warehouse, and factory environments, employees face the daily mental and physical challenges and stressors of heavy lifting, repetitive movement, and completion of tasks in a timely manner. And in nearly all workplace environments, the daily commute itself can be stressful.
While stress cannot always be avoided, employers can reduce the impact of work stress on their employees through creating a wellness program. And massage therapy in the workplace is an excellent way to do just that.
Corporate chair massage can improve productivity and spark creative ideas
Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between massage and improved clarity and productivity in the recipients. Even 15 minutes of chair massage can reduce stress and anxiety, thus creating space for focus and creative thinking. Chair massage techniques can also increase blood flow, helping employees to feel more rejuvenated and alert, and beat the afternoon slump!
Massage in the workplace helps to promote physical health
Regular massage boosts the immune system, which means less employees getting sick! Even 10-15-minute massage sessions on a regular basis have been shown to improve sleep. A well-rested employee is a productive employee! And chair massage isn’t just about relaxation, it’s also about pain relief. Deep tissue techniques on the massage chair can help reduce and even alleviate pain and tension, especially the back, neck, and shoulder pain common to work-related tasks in all kinds of workplace environments.
On-site massage can prevent workplace accidents
Muscles that are overly tense means a body needs to work harder to function, inducing fatigue and preventing optimal performance with physical tasks. In addition, a person can experience a decrease in agility and dexterity if their muscles are too tense. However, even short massages on a regular basis can reduced muscle tension, thus reducing fatigue and potentially decreasing the risk of accidents on the job.
Workplace massage is a great tool for improving morale
An employee is more likely to have a stronger sense of loyalty to an employer that demonstrates concern for their wellbeing and job satisfaction. Massage in the workplace creates a nurturing atmosphere that can in turn increase employee morale and encourage them to be more productive.
Corporate chair massage can create a pleasant workspace
Massage is also great for mental and emotional health. Chair massage studies have demonstrated that even a ten-minute massage can improve employees’ sense of general well-being, thus creating a positive workplace environment.
On-site chair massage is a simple and low-cost addition to any corporate wellness program, and is something that employees are more likely to utilize over more interactive programs (such as workplace fitness programs). There are also a variety of cost options for on-site chair massage, including employee-pay, shared cost between employees and the employer, or employer-pay.
Interested in scheduling chair massage for your workplace? Contact me today!
Anna Horvitz, LMT
Massage Therapy in Portland, OR
On-Site Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Motor Vehicle Accident Massage, Worker’s Compensation Injuries, Sports Injuries, Pain Relief, and Wellness.