A day at the spa, with a relaxing massage is for many people a treat to look forward to, but that requires planning and booking a day off work. Still worth it to distress and get rid of all that pent up tension. Many of the benefits of the spa can, however, be delivered directly to employees through a corporate chair massage, where the spa is brought to the workplace.
Onsite massage means no need to travel, or to use up a valuable days holiday and in many cases is a fraction of the price of a spa. It also means that those people who may not feel comfortable visiting a spa can have the opportunity to experience the benefits of a massage close to home (or work). And there are many benefits to a corporate chair massage:
One of the biggest benefits of a chair massage is stress reduction. Seated massage therapy can be a serious stress reducer. With job-related stress causing high employees turnover, absenteeism and reduced morale, a corporate chair massage programme can be an effective solution.
Even a brief chair massage has been shown to significantly improve employees’ problem solving abilities. A study in American Psychologist gave one group of workers a 15 minute rest and the others a 15 minute massage. The group that received the massage performed significantly better on complicated tasks like maths problems. Other studies have also shown chair massage improves alertness, speed and accuracy in work.
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 the difference between a hypertensive blood pressure and normal one, and that’s without any medication at all. These studies also showed that there was a lasting effect and the benefits of corporate massage programmes showed very clearly as the massage group continued to have lower blood pressure than the control groups for weeks after treatment stopped.
Increase employee productivity
With studies showing chair massage can decrease anxiety, relieve muscle tension and pain, relieve headaches and improve quality of sleep, this lack of distraction can allow employees to focus more on their work. Add to this the employee satisfaction and morale improvements of corporate massage, an improvement in productivity is an additional benefit.
Either individually or taken together, the benefit of introducing a corporate chair massage programme, for the health and wellbeing of your employees is clearly also a big business winner.
To find out more about Onsite Massage Co. and to organise your massage in the workplace, or for a corporate or social event, contact www.onsitemassageco.com