Corporate Chair Massage At Work
Corporate chair massages at work are gaining popularity with employees and employers. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a win-win. Companies are seeking ways to help their employees manage stress and employees are looking for work life balance. Employees are so crunched for time at home going for a hour long massage isn’t always manageable. Our clients often state time as the number one reason they don’t get a massage. However, a fifteen minute chair massage during a work break is not only manageable, but incredibly beneficial.
Benefits of chair massage include stress relief, reduces muscle tension, lowers blood pressure, improves flexibility and sleep, and reduction in headaches, repetitive motion syndrome, and back pain. Chair massage focuses on the upper body. The back, neck, arms and hands are massaged during a short chair massage. The length of the massages vary from five to thirty minutes with fifteen minutes being the most popular option. Massage is performed through clothing and typically does not involve oils or lotions.
According to a survey conducted by Limeade and Quantum Workforce employees want stress relief. “While more than 71% of employees desire stress relief breaks such as meditation, massages or required breaks, only 28% of employers provided them.” However, “Over 60% of Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For list massage as one of their work perks.”
Corporate chair massage is easy to provide to employees. A therapist needs a 4x4 space and table to set supplies. Conference rooms, empty offices or cubicles, and break rooms are often used to provide chair massage for a few hours.