22.11.2023

Office Ergonomics and Massages: Keeping Employees Healthy

Office Ergonomics and Massages: Keeping Employees Healthy

In the business world, employee health and well-being can often be overlooked in favour of project deadlines and results. However, office ergonomics has gained increasing attention in recent years, becoming essential for companies that want to maintain a productive and healthy workforce. Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace to fit the worker, rather than forcing the worker to fit the workplace. This can include things like adjusting chairs and desks to the correct height, using proper posture, and taking breaks throughout the day.

When employees are comfortable and ergonomically supported, they are more likely to be productive and focused. They are also less likely to experience fatigue, pain, and other health problems. Investing in office ergonomics is a smart business decision. It can help to reduce absenteeism, improve morale, and boost productivity. It can also lead to lower healthcare costs and a healthier workforce overall.

In this post, we explore what office ergonomics is, and how, in combination with office massages, it can boost employee health, productivity and morale. Keep reading to learn more.

What Does Office Ergonomics Mean?

Office ergonomics is concerned with designing and arranging things workers use, so that they interact more efficiently and safely. It involves adjusting the workspace, including desks, chairs, keyboards, and monitors, to fit the employee’s body and functional requirements.

It is a proactive measure that aims to prevent the strain that comes from repetitive tasks and poor posture. It is increasingly relevant to employee health, minimising the risk of strain injuries and enhancing comfort, which leads to a more focused and engaged employee.

Ultimately, when an individual’s workstation is ergonomically optimised, the day-to-day fatigue and discomfort associated with long hours at a desk are significantly reduced.

The Link Between Ergonomics and Massages

Incorporating corporate massage services into the office environment is a powerful addition to ergonomic practices. Corporate on-site massages, also known as mobile office massages, are designed to relieve the physical and mental stress that accumulates over the workweek.

These services provide many health benefits, addressing the muscle tension and posture-related discomforts that ergonomic adjustments aim to prevent. The main benefits include;

  • Stress Reduction

Massage therapy reduces stress levels, which can, in turn, decrease the likelihood of stress-related muscle tension and improve the overall well-being of employees.

  • Enhanced Posture

Regular massages can help correct imbalances in the musculature, encouraging better posture. This complements the ergonomic adjustments made to an employee’s workstation.

  • Increased Awareness

Employees who receive massages become more aware of their bodies. This heightened awareness can make them more cognisant of their posture and ergonomic practices.

  •  Boosted Morale

Providing massages shows a commitment to employee health, which can boost morale and result in a more committed and productive workforce.

How Joyful Living Can Help

At Joyful Living, we understand the importance of both ergonomics and massage therapy. With experience in workstation assessments and a team of skilled massage therapists, we can help ensure that your employees are not only working in an environment that meets their ergonomic needs but are also receiving the restorative benefits of massage therapy right at their office.

  • Workstation Assessments

A workstation assessment is the first step towards an ergonomically friendly workspace. Our specialists will evaluate the current setup and provide recommendations tailored to each employee. These adjustments aim to optimise the space for comfort, safety, and efficiency.

  • Corporate Massage Services

Our corporate massage services bring therapeutic relief directly to the office. Our mobile office massage offerings are designed to be a convenient and effective way to reduce tension and improve productivity. Whether it’s a chair massage during a break or a full session in a quiet office space, our services are flexible and can be tailored to the company’s schedule and needs.

Interested in Corporate Massages in Manchester?

 We provide mobile corporate on-site massage services to enhance mental and physical relaxation in the workplace. Specialising in chair and desk massages, we help relieve back, neck and shoulder discomfort, reduce stress, improve posture, and uplift employee morale.

Our various office massage services include Office Massage, Desk Massage, and Indian Head Massages. All treatments are short, flexible and delivered by fully trained and qualified therapists. To find out more, contact us at 020 3691 9420 or fill out our online form.

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