Benefits of Corporate
Massage for the Workplace
How will Corporate Massage affect your companies bottom line?
1. Increase employee productivity
Employees simply give more to organizations who take good care of them. And that extra alertness, focus and mental clarity doesn’t hurt either. Plus corporate massage therapy helps to have employees who aren’t distracted by headaches and back pain and anxiety, and can give all their focus to their jobs.
People love the program so much that some have nearly doubled it in house every year. I have heard of companies whom experience such phenomenal results with their own workplace massage benefits that they also give corporate massages to their clients’ offices each month.
“Productivity and overall employee satisfaction has increased, and our customer service ratings have improved as well. Providing workplace massage is a great investment for any company that is ultimately experienced by our customers.”
2. Attract top talent
In our competitive marketplace, it pays to have an ace up your sleeve. There are lots of fun and creative perks to help draw top talent in to your organization, and massage is at the top of the list.
Brandon Fish, VP of Human Resources at Property Solutions has found recruiting to be easier than ever since implementing their office massage program.
“As we recruit new talent, massage is an attractive benefit for our potential new employees. We are glad we made the decision to add massage services as one of our perks.”
3. Increase employee retention
In addition to attracting top talent, that talent will stick around when they feel appreciated. After you've worked hard to hire and train some new talent in your organization, keep them. One of the benefits of seated massage programs is that you won’t see that investment walking over to your competitor's office.
4. Decrease Worker’s Compensation claims
This goes back to the employee benefits of treating carpal tunnel and tendonitis, and preventing repetitive stress injuries. Since those issues are being effectively addressed, the number of Worker’s Compensation claims goes down.
5. Reduce Health Care Costs
In a recent study on the effects of corporate massage on health care costs, employees experiencing low back pain that received chair massage spent 31% less on doctor’s visits and prescription medication.
Plus, as shown in the employee benefits section, some of the most expensive health care conditions are dramatically improved with regular onsite massage, thereby reducing your costs as an employer as well.
6. Improve office morale
You will see the benefits of your workplace massage program on company morale every single week. Your employees will be taken care of physically as a result of the massage and emotionally by knowing their employer is taking care of them. More smiles in the office!
Massage at Work: Top 10 Questions Answered
Bringing massage into the workplace is becoming a very popular tren in the U.S. now. With all the benefits of massage for employees and employers alike being recognized, everyone seems to be catching the fever. And with that comes a lot of questions.
Top 10 Questions About Massage at Work
1. How much does it cost to provide massage at work?
Pricing for corporate massage will vary depending on the number of employees to be seen and total amount of hours you book. You can see our rates here: Corporate Massage Pricing.
Typically these rates are determined using 3 methods that revolve around the number of people getting massage, the length of each massage you wish to provide, and/or your budget.
2. When will I be charged for the chair massages?
Typically you won't be charged until the date of service. Most often an invoice will be sent to you, payable upon receipt. Checks, Cash, and all major Credit Cards are accepted.
A discount is possible for paying a package in advance, so please ask to see what your options are.
3. Do I have to sign a contract?
It depends. If you are offering a one-time event at work, then a contract is not required. Just respect the cancellation policy, so you know what to expect if you decide to cancel your massages.
If you are planning to begin a recurring massage program weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, for instance, a service agreement will be written, either as a month-to-month contract, or give a discounted rate for a 12 month contract.
4. How much lead time do you need to schedule massage at work?
Depending on the size of your event, the lead time needed to schedule massage may vary slightly. Usually with a week's lead time, we can book you and can in some instances with 24 hours notice.
5. How much space do you need to set up for the massages?
In general, we really only need about a 5x10 space to work comfortably in for massage. Most companies will provide a conference room or small office for us to set up in.
6. How long should a massage at work last?
This is really up to you and can really be anything you want. In the chart I've provided I have provided a breakdown with 15, 20, and 30 minute massage sessions per employee. This can be adjusted to meet your needs. In general, I think the greatest benefit comes from a minimum of a 20 minute session or more.
7. Do we need to tip?
Tipping is not expected. It is up to each client or individual to choose if they wish to include a tip.
8. Are lotions used?
In the case of chair massage, the client is fully clothed and we wouldn't use oils during the massage. We would offer the client the use of lotion or oil on the arms and hands.
Typically, however, we are offering table massage at work, where the clients usually have a full back and neck massage. (They LOVE it!) In this case, oils or lotions will be used, though minimally.
9. How does scheduling work?
The scheduling process will vary depending on your needs. This will be determined based on whether it's an on-going regular program or a one-time event.
10. What are the primary physical benefits of massage in the workplace to your employees?
They LOVE it! Massage therapy in the work place not only reduces the effects of daily stress, but also strengthens the immune system, decreases pain, increases flexibility, improves moods, and has the same physiological effects that napping does for the nervous system.