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How can a Workplace Massage Programme benefit your employees.

When your employees come to work, they may already be experiencing pressures of their own, even if you've provided a great workplace for them and their jobs are fulfilling and interesting. After all, there is life outside the workplace. They have responsibilities too such as families, childcare, teenagers, bills and more. No matter how dedicated your employees may be, they’ll struggle with stress and tension throughout their workday, and, no matter what the source is, stress can have serious negative impacts on their work.

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What is workplace massage therapy?

Workplace massage therapy in Ireland is also known as corporate chair massage, and it is a non-invasive massage treatment that is specifically designed for office workers, especially if they spend their day sitting at a desk.

The massage treatment includes a variety of stretches such as the back, shoulder, neck as well as hands and even wrists.

Providing massage in the workplace eliminates the need to travel to a massage clinic or spa and at a fraction of the cost.

In addition, workplace massage makes it accessible to those within your organization who need to relieve muscle tension during a long day at work. 

How can workplace massage be beneficial for employees?

The good news, when looking at chair massage therapy all over Ireland, is that there is seemingly no end to the benefits that it can offer your employees.  

Reduced stress and anxiety in the workplace - see our blog Stress in the Workplace

Everyone knows that massage is relaxing in any form, so imagine how much it can help in a fast-paced, high-stress workplace.

Provided on-site with little or no disruption to the working day and specifically designed for your employees, this will help lower stress and provide physical, emotional and mental relaxation for a better workday all around.

One of the most significant benefits of office massage is the reduction in anxiety and depression that occurs after the massage session. Even a 15-20 minutes chair massage will make a substantial impact on your staff.

Better focus, productivity, and mental clarity

With increased mental clarity comes better focus on the job. This limits mistakes and omissions for the tasks on-hand. It also helps people stay on-task so that productivity will improve overall, making for a much better and more successful workday.

Studies have shown that chair massages, increased alertness, speed and accuracy on math computations following treatment.

Increased employee morale in the workplace

While it isn’t tangible, investing in something like workplace massage is an excellent way to show your employees that you care about their needs. You’ll be able to enjoy the support of your employees during a busy time, and you’ll also find that morale as a whole will go up in the workplace.

Immediate physical benefits of Workplace massage

Back pain is cut in half with regular corporate chair massages. A decrease of 48% was seen in studies on back pain and tension following chair massage sessions.

Over multiple studies, the average improvement in sleep quality was 28%. That includes increased sleep duration as well as fewer sleep disturbances.

Headaches are decreased by an average of 48% in duration and intensity with regular massages.

Across multiple studies, there was an average of a 6% drop in blood pressure, which may not sound like a lot. But that’s the difference between hypertensive blood pressure and a normal one, and that’s without any medication at all! Plus, these studies showed that there was a lasting effect and the benefits of corporate massage programs showed very clearly as the massage group continued to have a lower blood pressure than the control groups for weeks after treatment stopped.

For employees performing repetitive movements, weekly chair massage reduces the occurrence of repetitive stress injuries by 37%.

In studies on immune function, the good cells of the body perform 35% better as one of the benefits of corporate chair massage, and this is especially true for autoimmune and inflammatory illnesses.

One of the benefits of chair massage programs is that people with carpal tunnel and tendonitis issues see a decrease in pain and discomfort.

No disruption to the working day

A massage is going to offer up a lot of perks, and the best part is that it only takes 10-20 minutes.  You’ll be able to enjoy a happier office full of motivated employees, and the work is still going to get done before the clock strikes 5:00 pm and employees head home.  Not too many features can offer employee comforts without disruption of time management for a traditional workday.

So how do I get started?

If you’re ready to design a workatreat massage programme for your beloved employees and show them the benefits of corporate massage therapy in Ireland, there’s no time like the present! 

With these benefits fresh in your mind, get in touch with us and allow us to help you bring a lot of excitement and a whole lot of relaxation directly on-site to your office.


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