Going back to the Office. The Benefits of Massage for Employees and Businesses
With the Coronavirus crisis moving towards a more stable condition and with restrictions being lifted, businesses are heading towards going back to the office after a long time. But are they all? Certainly, some businesses have already started or are planning to have their staff back in the office, or at least some. At the same time, other companies are still following a working from home model, waiting for the situation to become clearer.
Office Massage as an incentive to go back to the Office.
Among business, there seems to be a trend to offer onsite massages to try and entice staff to go back to face to face work. Massage has always been a favourite among employee benefits, one that team members would rush to book and make sure not to miss that day. Now, having massage treatments in the office means that individuals would feel attracted to the perspective of commuting and sitting their desk all day, in exchange for a treat and boost to their wellbeing.
Benefits of Massage for Employee Wellbeing
In every business staff productivity is essential. In order to perform well and be productive at work staff need to keep energy levels, mental alertness and motivation high through the day. On the other hand, due to the working environment and demands of modern-day work, office workers often experience physical tension in neck, shoulders and back, repetitive strain injuries in wrists and hands, stress, anxiety and headaches.
This affects companies with low productivity, low profits, low staff retention, absenteeism and money spent in compensations.
Office massage is an extremely cost-effective way of alleviating physical and mental tension and boost morale in the workplace. Extremely popular with employees, it makes them feel relaxed, invigorated, mentally focused and ready to work at their best.
Benefits of Massage are numerous, such as:
- Relieve muscular tension in neck, back and shoulders
- Reduce risk of injuries such as RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Reduce Blood pressure
- Improve Circulation and lymph flow
- Calm the Nervous system, alleviating mental stress, tiredness and anxiety
- Improve concentration
- Raise energy levels
How companies can benefit from in office massage
The benefits of massage are not limited to employees. Having employee wellbeing services in the workplace means that employees feel physically and mentally better and feel better about the place they work in. The benefits of massage in the office are numerous:
- Promote a healthier workforce
- Boost staff motivation and productivity
- Cut costs by reducing absenteeism, staff turnover, risks of injuries and litigations
- Increase sense of satisfaction at work, hence loyalty and staff retention
- Reward performance
- Improve the company culture and office atmosphere
- Add value to the company, attracting the best staff
Massage can be used as part of a strategy to relieve physical and mental tension in conjunction with other services, such as posture awareness workshops, desk-based exercises and stretches, workstation assessments and Yoga & Fitness classes.
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