No matter the nature and size of your business, at certain points you will experience the pitfalls of employee culture: stressed out employees, high turnover, absenteeism on the rise, increased worker’s compensation claims, falling or stagnant productivity, and the need for a competitive edge to attract and retain talent.
Take it from Forbes, LiveStrong, The Touch Research Institute, and the countless companies big and small that are adopting a regular chair massage program into their employee wellness package – massage can significantly help with all of these metrics. When employees are less stressed and feel taken care of, they are freed up to focus on work-related tasks, take less unplanned time off on average, experience better functionality and therefore less injury on average, and appreciate their employers for providing this essential care.
Providing chair massage at employee wellness events or on a quarterly basis is a wonderful and irreplaceable way to boost morale and productivity. Employees will look forward to these moments for months. This frequency addresses of-the-moment aches and will create a temporary plateau in morale. But just as you should go to the gym more often than once per quarter if you want to see significant and lasting results, the real magic enters when massage is in the workplace often enough that all employees can receive a ten or fifteen minute massage once per month. Employees will receive targeted work that will help them to retrain their muscles and brains to handle stress effectively, better execute daily tasks ergonomically, and begin to focus less on pain each day.
If you are responsible for your company’s employee wellness package and would like to try massage as a cost effective and social way to enhance the work environment, call Heather at 614-302-6586 to talk more about options Elevate Massage can offer.