Corporate Chair Massages, Luxury or Necessity?

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Why Corporations Should Invest in Chair Massages

by Michael Luchies, Yahoo! Contributor Network

Corporate Chair MassageYears of sitting has taken a severe toll on my back. No, I am not lazy, addicted to video games, or confined to sitting because of a physical limitation.

The nature of my work requires me to sit. For the past 10 years I have worked jobs that have required to work from a computer while sitting down. I now am able to work from home and have invested in a $300 office chair approved by the American Chiropractic Association, and I still suffer from back pain.

While working for a Fortune 500 bank in a call center, we would occasionally get benefits including catered food on the weekends, work parties, and my favorite perk of all, a chair massage. Although we only got this service once a year, it was relaxing, helped to lower my stress, and made me a happier employee for longer than the massage itself lasted.

Chair massages are a part of many corporations efforts to keep employees happy, and for good reason. Happy employees are often more productive and focused on their jobs. According to Intuitive Body Care, “stress free employees have higher productivity and retention rates”. Intuitive Body Care is based out of Culver City, California and provides affordable, high quality onsite massages to the greater Los Angeles area.

Benefits of Chair Massages

Aside from the direct benefits that a chair massage has on relaxing muscles and preventing back problems, providing a service like this for your employees has external benefits as mentioned above such as increased retention rates and higher productivity. Here are several other benefits given from Intuitive Body Care:

  • Increased Energy
  • Reduced Blood Pressure
  • Increased Loyalty

Summary

Although a chair massage is neither a luxury nor a necessity, in this day and age it is much closer to a necessity than an unnecessary luxury. The benefits for a corporate environment and the employees far outweigh the costs. If seeking a company to administer the chair massages for your employees, look for a specialist in this area, such as Intuitive Body Care.

Spending money up front for employees almost always pays dividends later on when spent wisely. Investing in chair massages for your employees is a worthwhile investment.