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The Benefits of Chair Massage at Work


A break to relax and recharge during a stressful workday can seem unobtainable, especially when you need it most. Corporate chair massage makes it easy to access physical, mental, and emotional wellness right in your office. Even better: you can do it all in a manner that works for both your schedule and your office environment.

We know two things:

  1. Workplace stress can take a toll on your health
  2. Massage relieves stress

Do you and your employees stand to benefit from this wellness program?

Chair massage 

Many employers would argue that happy employees perform better. You could ultimately reduce absenteeism while simultaneously increasing office morale and an on-site massage program is a great place to get started.

What happens in a chair massage?

In a typical chair massage, you sit leaning forward into a massage chair with your face nestled in a plush face cradle while a therapist massages your neck, back, and arms. If you’re not already familiar with chair massage, chances are you’ve noticed its use in airports, conferences, or salons.

The idea of office chair massage is that you don’t have to leave the office to help your team take care of their minds and bodies.

There’s no special preparation or change of clothes required, and you enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of a massage without having to sneak out of the office for a spa day.

Why get chair massage at your office?

Work can be stressful, especially in open office plans, and there are plenty of ways to combat workplace stress and anxiety. But the benefits of chair massage far outweigh other popular office perks.

1. Physical health

One of the most important benefits of chair massage is how it makes your body feel. Desk warriors hunched over their screens all day can face serious and chronic neck and back pain, and muscle soreness, not to mention arm, wrist and hand issues (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) from repetitive strain. Having a massage at work helps to work out those kinks and relieve built-up muscle tension in the body

Chair massage also has lasting physical effects that help boost wellness long after your time in the chair is over. Massage is often used as a stress management technique to reduce tension headaches and treat (and even prevent) chronic migraines. A single 15-minute chair massage can promote increased blood circulation, lower blood pressure, and a strengthened immune system—benefits that you’ll experience for days or even weeks after your treatment.

2. Mental wellness

Workplace massage is a great way to fight the stress and anxiety that builds up at your desk, without knocking yourself out of the game. And stepping away from the to-do list to sink into a massage chair mid-day is so much more than just a physical treat. Some of the mental and emotional benefits of chair massage include:

  • reduced stress
  • decreased anxiety
  • improved overall mood
  • increased alertness and energy
  • massage can soothe nerves,  in just a few minutes.

The stress-relieving benefits of chair massage can help the workplace because supplying a mid-day massage is good for teams at every level.  Showing employees that they are valued and respected promotes an atmosphere of teamwork, trust, and loyalty in the workplace.

3. Relaxation

We’re stressed so often from a day at work or so caught up in an ongoing project that winding down at bedtime feels more like an impossible task on the to-do list than an end-of-day relief.  Improved sleep is a very happy side effect of chair massage.

4. Chair massage that works with your office schedule

Organizing office events and scheduling company-wide outings can be complicated, but corporate massage doesn’t have to be a headache. Chair office massages make well-being, rest and relaxation a priority for your team without interrupting the flow of your workplace. You get to choose the time, place, and length of the massage.

More perks

Don’t worry about the massage taking too long; we recommend a 10-20 minute chair massage for the workplace so your employees can reap the benefits efficiently and get back to work in a timely manner. Those hour-long massages?  We recommend those for other the spa, treatment room or at home.

What’s more: workplace wellness is growing in popularity. It not only benefits the employees tremendously, but healthcare costs can be significantly reduced for employers when their employees practice healthier lifestyles.

A chair massage program at work? Your team will gladly clock in for that!  It’s a win-win-win, for you, your employees, and your business.

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