Offering corporate massage to employees has many benefits. Not only is it said to increase productivity and alertness, it’s also a really attractive benefit to offer employees. Imagine working for someone whose list of company benefits included ‘corporate massage’ – it’s 3 o clock, that’s massage o clock – you’d never have a bad Monday again!
So, what are the benefits of offering massage to employees, and should your company be offering it? Take a read of our post below and find out if the benefits match up with your employees needs.
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Having a quick pick-me-up massage mid working day may be just what your employees need to help them focus and reduce their stress. Adding this simple extra to your company’s list of employee benefits could help to reduce the amount of days people are absent, the stress they feel in their role and, ultimately, cost the employer less over all.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common complaints from workers in offices, so why not get rid of problems before they arrive? Have your employees enjoy a little down time for 15 mins to feel rejuvenated and alert!
Something that plays a massive role in how well people perform in work is a good night’s sleep. Research has shown that if someone receives regular massages they’re more likely to receive a better night’s sleep. Those that took part in the study saw a 28% increase in their quality of sleep.
One of the greatest advantages of massage is developing a better understanding of how your body works. If you have an in-chair massage you’ll be treating your spine to a new position away from the desk and have someone work those pockets of tension free for that tough meeting in the afternoon. Those that had a back massage in work found that their back pain decreased by an impressive 48%.
Besides from the medical benefits of having a massage once a week in work, it’s also a great perk for your employees. It shows that you care about them enough to look after their well being in a holistic and balanced way.
It’s also something to brag about. Whilst corporate massages are said to be rising (without any official data) it’s still a unique benefit to offer employees. It shows that you’re a brand or employer that cares. Let your employees spread the good will on your behalf. “My employer offers free massages every Monday” is a great way to get people talking about you and your company in a positive way.
Massage has been proven to help people recuperate when getting over serious surgery or trauma. Offering massage to employees for when they come back to work after being off for a while is also a great way to show you’re an employer that cares.
Massage is a great way to relieve pain, particularly those recovering from cancer and back injuries. Massage is a low impact way to help people recover from injuries and even prevent future injuries becoming an issue. Help your employees to recuperate and reap the benefits; healthy employees are happy employees.
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