Saturday, February 15, 2014

Corporate Chair Massage

Are you looking for an affordable way to increase productivity, job satisfaction and the health of your employees? Adding a corporate chair massage program to your wellness benefits package can really make a difference and benefit both your employees and your company.
Things to consider when comparing other wellness benefits to a corporate chair massage program:
  • CostChair massage is healthier and often cheaper than providing free coffee or soda.
  • Effectiveness – Results are immediate and can last for weeks.
  • Participation – Over 90% of your employees will likely take part in a chair massage program, study after study have shown this to be true.

What Is An On-Site Chair Massage?
On-Site Chair Massage is performed at your business or office. Unlike a typical massage, the employee remains fully clothed and the massage techniques are applied without the use of oils or lotions. The employee will remain seated on a specially designed massage chair that provides maximum comfort during their massage. The massage chair is lightweight and portable, enabling setup in virtually any office or break room.

 The chair massage sessions generally range from 15 to 25 minutes long. The massage therapist will focus primarily on the upper body areas that often cause problems for people who sit at a desk or use a computer. A typical chair massage session will include work on the neck, back, shoulders, arms, and hands.

How Can An On-Site Chair Massage Program Benefit My Company?

Employee Recruiting and Retention
With the sky-rocketing costs of health insurance, many companies struggle to find benefits to help attract and retain employees. Massage by Marcy Corporate Massage programs increase job satisfaction and create a caring environment that employees appreciate. 

Companies of all sizes can provide this benefit that is offered by Fortune 500 companies. In fact, Eddie Bauer, one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, provides On-Site Massage twice a week at their corporate headquarters. Massage Therapy programs increase job satisfaction and are less expensive than many employee benefits that are provided by companies. No matter what the economy, valuable workers can take their pick of jobs.
Reduce Stress in the Workplace
Stress related employee turnover, absenteeism, and low moral all affect the company’s bottom line. Job stress and related problems cost companies billions of dollars, based on information from the American Institute of Stress and American Psychological Association. Chair massages will lower the day to day stress of the workplace. Relaxed workers are more likely to cooperate with each other, improving the overall work environment for everyone. Stress-related employee turnover, absenteeism and waning morale all affect the bottom line. Job stress and related problems cost companies an estimated $200 billion or more annually, based on information from the American Institute of Stress and the American Psychological Association. Our corporate massage techniques measurably lower the day to day stress of the competitive workplace. Relaxed workers are more likely to cooperate with each other, and lowering stress lowers both anxiety and hostility, improving the work environment for everyone.
Improve Health and Productivity
Massage has been shown to reduce blood pressure and stress, and increase immunity to colds and flu. Massage improves creative thinking and relieves fatigue, increasing productivity. In addition, massage can play a very important role is preventing and treating the pain and numbness associated with excessive keyboard and mouse use. Even a brief chair massage session can significantly improve employee problem solving abilities.  In a recent study in American Psychologist gave one group of workers a 15 minute rest, and another, a 15 minute massage. The group that received the massage performed significantly better on complicated tasks.  Massage also improves creative thinking and relieves fatigue.  It’s better than a cup of coffee!

Employee Incentive Programs
Incentivize and reward the winning team of a workplace competition with 20-minute massages for each team member. After a stressful and demanding project, contact Massage by Marcy for a day of chair massages to show your appreciation for job well done.

Customer and Employee Appreciation
Are you having a customer or employee appreciation week? Do you want to stand out and provide something unique and unexpected? I will come to your workplace and amaze your employees and customers. Massage creates a positive workplace culture, and let’s employees know you really care about their well-being.

Studies Conducted On the Benefits of Workplace Massage
Studies by the Touch Research Institute in Florida confirm that the benefits of chair massage have instant and lasting results. Immediately after the massage sessions, participants experienced an increase in brain waves indicative of heightened alertness and better performance. At the end of the five week study period, reports indicated that job stress was reduced and moods were elevated. This was in addition to the usual benefits of massage, relief of muscular tension, revitalized energy, and a stronger immune system.

Please contact me at 203-636-0162 or email for more details or to set up your corporate chair massage session.

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