Corporate Chair Massage
Bringing health and wellness to the workplace is a wonderful way to not only benefit employees, but also benefit employers. Our therapist (or multiple therapists depending on your needs) can come to employee appreciation days, wellness events, large meetings, and other small or large business gathers where a little relaxation would be beneficial. Our therapist(s) can come as needed for a single event, or even weekly for a greater benefit to employees and employers.
Feasibility of Bringing Massage to the Workplace
While the benefits can be immediately felt in the body, there are significant mental benefits to receiving on-site massages. Research has shown that “stress perception was significantly lower after receiving 15 minute chair massages” (Keller et al:, 2012). And while it may seem like it will decrease employee productivity, there is evidence that a 15 minutes break for a massage is just as convenient to schedule (and usually better for morale) than a non-structured beak (Brennan, and DeBate, 2005).
Structure of On-Site Massages
We can bring in as many therapists as you need to provide the customized wellness event that is best for your place of business. Depending on the amount of interest, we can give 10, 15, 20 or 30 minute massages to each person. We will work with you to determine the appropriate length of session, as well as if clients should sign up prior to the even or if walk-in appointments are best for the structure of your event.
Our therapist do a quick intake to learn about the needs of each client, as well as learn about any contraindications that may be present. Each client must also sign a consent giving our therapist permission to give them a massage, and this can be arrange prior to the event or the day of the event.
All chair massages are conducted while the client is clothed and seated in our massage chair. The chairs are very adjustable, and can be changed to for vary heights and weights. Our therapists will use compression, stretching, and other techniques specific to chair massage work. Unless requested, we do not use any lotions, oils, or scents to ensure that clients feel confident going back to work after the session. (Although they might feel a bit sleeping! That just means we were doing our job and helping them relax!)
Benefits to Employees and Employers
Employees will love knowing that their employers care enough about their health and wellness enough to arrange for massage therapist to be present in the workplace. Furthermore, employees will feel relaxed, less tense, and have great job satisfaction.
Employers benefit from hosting on-site massages in that employees feel a higher sense of job satisfaction and higher overall workplace morale, as well as a reduction in sick days can be seen with regular wellness events.
We have had clients pay in several ways, and it all depends on your preferences.
- Business pays: Many businesses choose to pay for the entire event to show their appreciation for their employees.
- Self-pay: we can arrange for each person who signs up for a massage to self-pay the agreed upon price.
- Partial payments by employees, and the business pays the balance: Some business will choice to pay most of the cost of the event, but ask clients to pay a small portion. This can either be to offset the cost of the event for the business, or to hold some accountability on the clients to show up for their appointment.
- One person in particular: If you have a generous co-worker, we have had one client pay for all of the massages at a staff retreat.
We do require that payment be received either before the event starts, or before we leave the premises. Payment plans can be arranged as long as payment in full is received prior the beginning of the event. Please contact us for more individualized pricing quotes.
Keller, Shelly R., Deborah J. Engen, Brent A. Bauer, David R. Holmes, Jr., Charanjit S. Rihal, Ryan J. Lennon, Laura L. Loehrer, and Dietlind L. Wahner-Roedler. "Feasibility and Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Symptom Relief in Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Staff: A Pilot Study." Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 18 (2012): 4-9. National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Web. 20 July 2016.