A day at the spa, with a relaxing massage, is for many people a treat to look forward to. But it requires planning and booking a day off work. Still worth it to distress and get rid of all that pent up tension though! Many of the benefits of the spa can, however, be delivered directly to employees through a corporate chair massage!
Onsite massage means no need to travel, or to use up a valuable days holiday. And in many cases, 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).
Read on to find out the 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 quick 10 minute 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. This is the difference between a hypertensive blood pressure and normal one. These studies also showed that there was a lasting effect and the benefits of corporate chair massage programmes were showed very clearly. The massage group continued to have lower blood pressure than the control groups for weeks after treatment stopped.
Increase employee productivity
Studies show that chair massage can decrease anxiety and relieve muscle tension and pain. It can relieve headaches and improve quality of sleep too. With less of these distractions employees can focus more on their work. In addition to this is employee satisfaction and morale improvements by introducing of corporate massage!
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.