IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND ATTENDANCE
Corporate Chair Massage for your Workplace
Stress is endemic to the workplace.
From manufacturers to hospitals to auto dealerships, companies across the country are using seated massage services to make work less of a pain in the neck for employees. Chair massage provides hard-working employees with a convenient method of alleviating the stress inherent in these competitive times. Slouching at a desk for prolonged periods often results in lower back pain. Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are common among office workers. A ten to twenty-minute stress-buster massage relieves tension in the neck, back, and shoulder muscles, reducing irritability and increasing productivity.
To address the negative impact that stress and anxiety are having on your company, choose the most cost-effective approach available. Massage will prove itself over and over – providing you set it up properly and for long enough. Always take the advice of your Massage professional in how to implement Massage most effectively in your company.
Chair massage is performed in the workplace. Your employees will be seated upright on a special massage chair and will remain fully clothed. No oils are used, so there is no need for them to be concerned about stains on clothing. The session generally lasts from ten to twenty minutes. The chair is lightweight and portable, enabling it to be set up in virtually any office or break room.
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- Increases Employee Retention
- Improves Productivity
- Enriches Corporate Culture
- Decreases Absenteeism
- Helps Recruit Top-Talent
- Improves Job Satisfaction
- Improves Overall Company Health
- Relieves Fatigue
- Lowers Anxiety & Hostility
- Enhances Creative Thinking
- Improves Problem-solving
- Strengthens Immunity
- Helps Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Lowers Muscle Tension & Pain
Anxiety and stress can cause absenteeism and lowered productivity levels. The cost of this to your company is sometimes hard to measure. One study in America showed that anxiety and stress were costing top companies over 25 billion dollars a year (Palmer, 1990).
These stress-related costs show that any measures a company can take to reduce the effects of stress on its employees could have a real impact on their company’s overall success.
What matters is how a company can help to reduce the impact of that stress on their staff.
It is unlikely that stress will ever leave the workplace. Even under normal circumstances, the workplace is an inherently stressful environment. This can be due to:
- Deadlines (real or self-imposed)
- Need for perfection
- Disagreements with colleagues
- Difficulties with bosses
- Difficulties with staff
- Changes to working practice
- Threat of unemployment
Numerous studies have shown that reduced anxiety levels in employees can lead to better morale, improved productivity, better decision making, and ultimately better performance (Lazarus, 1963; Steers & Black 1994).
- Research indicates that a 15-minute chair massage results in decreased job stress increased alertness and increased speed & accuracy on math computations. (1)
- Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better, and were less stressed than those who weren’t massaged. (1)
- Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints. (2)
- Stress accounts for $26 billion in medical and disability payments and $95 billion in lost productivity per year. (2)
- Over 50% of lost workdays are stress related which keeps about 1 million people per day from attending work. (2)
- Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. (3)
- 40% of job turnover is due to stress. (4)
- Field, Ironson, Pickens et al. (1996). Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG pattern of alertness and math computations. International Journal of Neuroscience 86, 197-205
- Occupational Health and Safety news and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (U.S.A.)
- Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- American Institute of Stress