Arrange a Chair Massage for Happy Employees and Better Performance!
A chair massage at your workplace is an easy way to quickly decrease stress and improve employee performance. Better yet, it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to happen.
Many companies add regular chair massages to their employee benefits. Studies have shown that people feel better immediately, and return to work relaxed and refreshed. A chair massage increases beneficial hormones, such as Oxytocin, to be released. According to Psychology Today, Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It regulates social interaction, playing a role in behaviors from bonding to empathy and generosity.
What is a Chair Massage?
A chair massage is a short, 10 to 15 minute massage that often occurs in the workplace. A person sits in a special massage chair, fully clothed, and receives a massage on their back, shoulders, arms and neck, with no oil used. It is especially helpful for anyone who sits at a computer all day!
Your face and arms are supported, and the therapist helps your back and neck to fully relax using Swedish massage. Relieving muscle tension prevents muscles from going into painful spasms. Trade shows, which are often high stress, frequently provide chair massages to attendees and presenters.
Enlightened employers who utilize chair massages as part of their benefit plans can entirely cover the cost, split the cost with employees or simply give employees the time and let them pay for it themselves.
Chair Massage is Health Promotion, not just Stress Reduction
When employees focus on staying healthy, employers benefit from reduced costs and improved productivity. Unlike hospital medical plans, a health promotion program is focused on every-day habits that promote good health and habits. It’s proactive, not reactive, and employees have the energy to be productive.
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5 Reasons a Corporate Chair Massage in St. Paul or Minneapolis is Included in Employee Benefits:
- Every single business, no matter what, requires original, creative, problem-solving thinking. According to Yodi Richeson , a 25 year experienced massage therapist now working for the USA National Volleyball Team, says it best, “Massage frees thoughts.” Richeson continues, “When you are so focused on something and stressed out, you have blinders on and don’t see the whole picture. You just see what is in front of you. Massage lets executives calm down to think clearer and get a better picture—it’s better than coffee.” Richeson has a number of clients who are high-level executives in the business world. She has been privy to the “aha moment,” her clients have had after a professional massage.
2. The Mayo Clinic says massage has proven to be an effective treatment for boosting your immune system and reducing pain. Studies have also found that massage can help people suffering from fibromyalgia, anxiety, headaches, sports injuries, joint pain, digestive disorders and lower back pain. When executives and employees sit in front of a computer for long periods of time, the body suffers. Pain occurs in the neck, back and shoulders. A corporate chair massage reduces and even eliminates these muscle pains.
3. And according to SHERM (Society for Human Resource Management) “over the past 20 years years, there have been studies linking massage to improved brain power and productivity.” So it’s no wonder that 11% of companies offered workplace massage to employees in 2015 and 3% of companies planned to add corporate massage in the next 12 months.
4. Massage improves the ability to achieve “a good night’s sleep”, which is critical to effectiveness at work. According to Business Insider sleep improves learning and retention, disposition, ability to focus and many other requirements for employee productivity.
5. Massage reduces stress. And when stress is relieved with regular massage, blood pressure improves and immune systems become stronger. As Yodi Richeson explains, “On the same level, massage gets your mind working the right way because it helps to balance everything—workouts, job, family and life.”