If you’re one of the few business leaders who still view chair massages as a luxury item, then it’s time to change that mindset and start looking at massages as a necessity that is essential to staying healthy and productive in the workplace. Aside from being one of the best ‘health resources,’ chair massage is a great incentive for hardworking and loyal employees. Even companies like Google, SAS and Genentech that are on the list of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” offer massage as part of their wellness programs,
Still not convinced? Let me give you three reasons why you should start offering chair massages in your workplace.
1. Chair Massage can help relieve stress and reduce pain.
Studies have found that a 15-minute massage, once a week, can reduce high levels of stress hormone called cortisol which is link to obesity, high-blood pressure and suppressed immune system. It has also been proven effective in treating lower back pain, tight and sore muscles, depression, anxiety, and other health-related concerns.
2. Chair Massage can boost your immune system and help you sleep better.
If you want to reduce the number of sick leave occurrences in your team, a chair massage on a regular basis can help. It increases the activity level of the body’s white blood cells that fight off viruses. Studies have also found that those who receive regular massages spend more time in deep sleep; helping them feel refreshed and rejuvenated the next day.
3. Chair Massage can instantly boost employee morale.
If you’re employees are in a gloomy mood, their productivity drops. Elevate their mood by hiring an on-site massage therapist so they can enjoy quick but deeply satisfying massages after long hours of sitting in front of the computer. Make chair massage your employees’ new coffee break.
Any type of massage can give your employees all these benefits, but if you want them to feel completely relaxed during break time without the greasy feeling --- booking a chair massage is definitely the right choice. Chair massage can also be offered as a free perk for trade shows, health fairs, employee appreciation, and other events where chair massage is requested.