Some major businesses have found a savvy, caring and a very cost effective way to honor their employees, while at the same time providing a healthy reward that pays dividends not only directly to the employer and employee, but also indirectly to their customers, or clients as well! This cost effective way, is the workplace seated massage.
Workplace on-site massage, also known as seated massage, is where the company makes contact with the massage therapist and arranges for the therapist to come to the workplace to perform the massage session on employees. Unlike regular table massage, the client sits in a specially designed chair, which looks like they’re sitting backwards, with their face resting in a padded headrest. They remain fully clothed while the therapist massages the upper body, including head and neck, shoulders, arms, hands and lower back. The average seated massage can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, typically 15 to 20 minutes. It’s a fast, efficient method of restoring energy and lessening tightness from stress that often settles in the shoulders, or upper and lower back areas. No oils are used.
The employer typically will arrange for a space, sometimes it is a spare room, a lunchroom or employee breakroom where the therapist will “set up shop.” The time/date and payment are usually all pre-arranged by the time the therapist arrives. Some employers pick up the entire cost (tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense), others cost-share with employees, and still others just provide the space and time, and the employee pays the cost.
“We strive to make massage more accessible and affordable to all workers,” says Yael Hickok, owner of Workplace Massage, an Anchorage massage therapy firm that focuses on bringing massage to the client. “We started Workplace Massage as a response to the tension and stress that so many people experience in their daily jobs. Enterprises such as Anchorage Daily News, Artistic Dentistry, BP Exploration, Inc., Gentle Care Dental Center, State of Alaska Offices to name a few have utilized our services,” Hickok said.
So, what are some of the benefits of chair massage for employees?:
– Overall reduction of aches and pains
-Increased and improved morale
-Improved immune functions
-Decrease in chances of onsite injury
And what are some of the benefits for businesses:
-Increased employee productivity
-Decreased employee absenteeism
-Improved employee rate of retention
-Improved employee morale
-More motivated employees
“At Workplace Massage, we strive to help hard-working Alaskans reduce the stress and tension of their jobs through therapeutic massage techniques,” Hickok continued. “We deliver the relaxation to you! An experienced and professional Massage Therapist will provide a relaxing massage right in your office, workplace or business event. Workplace Massage also provides chair and table massage for retreats within Alaska.”
According to Hickok’s website, workplace massage is perfect for:
• Offices (Accountant, Doctor, Dentist, etc.)
• Special events
• Rewarding employees
• Motivating sales
• Improving morale
Smart employers know when the employee is content, the customer/client automatically receives top notch customer service the company strives to offer. This directly affects that all important “bottom line.”
Contact Workplace Massage via their website, http://www.workplacemassage-ak.com/index.php or [email protected] or by calling (907) 529-1088