Corporate Chair Massage is Taking New York City by Storm
Corporate Chair Massage is taking the workforce in New York City, as well as cities throughout the country, by storm. Thousands of corporations throughout the country are turning to in-office chair massage to reward their employees’ hard work, and the companies are delighted with their impressive return on investment. How are the employees responding? With a resounding AHHHhhh!
As corporations are looking for ways to meet their bottom line, wellness initiatives are becoming increasingly popular in order to boost worker productivity. Chair massage is one of the most beneficial and cost-effective worker productivity enhancements a company can offer.
Why do workers want chair massage?
Studies throughout the years have determined that occupational stress is the leading cause of burnout for the American adult. Given the current path of modern technology, and the evolution of the “on-demand” environment, these statistics will likely continue on an upward trajectory. Corporate chair massage can be the answer to many occupational stressors.
New York City is the hub of world business, and the demands of workers are becoming increasingly more and more challenging in this great city. In addition, the tethering of “social” media and modern technology is making it difficult to maintain organic human connectivity, and a healthy work/life balance.
Let’s look at some of the common obstacles corporations face, and see how corporate chair massage can provide solutions.
Problem – Neck pain at work:
62% of workers end their day with work-related neck pain. The American Institute of Stress
Most of today’s workforce spend hours at a time sitting in front of a computer. These fixed positions can provide extreme stress to the neck muscles. Over time, these muscles begin to fatigue and the muscles further down the spine begin to compensate, resulting in chronic pain throughout the spine.
How can corporate chair massage help?
Massage is safe and can aid in the reduction of neck pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain 25(3): 233-238
Problem – Hand injuries at work:
12% of workers complain of hurting hands at work. Integra Survey, 2000
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), a condition involving prolonged and repetitive actions (typically involving the hands), can cause pain and dysfunction of muscles, tendons, and nerves. The repetitive keyboard motions associated with many office jobs can intensify these conditions and can contribute to a reduction in worker productivity, which may contribute to increased absenteeism.
Let’s see how corporate chair massage can help.
Massage not only improves grip strength, but it can also reduce pain, and improve mood and anxiety levels. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 8:9-14
Problem – Verbal abuse and aggressive behavior in the workplace:
42% of workers have been known to yell, or verbally abuse their coworkers because of workplace stress.The American Institute of Stress
The workplace is becoming more and more competitive. Imbalances of power are often established, and competition is commonplace. These environments can be a potential breeding ground for jealousy, envy, and insecurity if not kept in check.
Corporate chair massage can calm the air.
The effects of massage can reduce anxiety, depression, mood, and anger. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 57(1):45-52
Problem – Absenteeism:
Absenteeism has tripled in the workplace in the last year. Good Morning America, ABC TV, 2001. Lost productivity due to absenteeism in the U.S. costs employers $225.8 billion dollars annually or $1,685 per employee. U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 28, 2015
Stress, low employee morale, disengagement, and burnout are a few reasons why workers take time away from work. A happy worker is a present worker! If workers feel taken care of by their employer, they are more likely to show up and exceed company expectations. A massage wellness program shows the employee that they are valued and that their overall wellbeing is a paramount concern.
How can corporate chair massage help with this problem?
Companies that offer wellness initiatives reduce employee absenteeism. Unplanned absences were reduced from 4 to 3 days. Towers Watson Survey, 2013
Problem – Overburdened workforce:
Over 50% of workers spend 12-hour days performing work-related duties and often skip lunch because of job demands. The American Institute of Stress
Today’s on-demand culture wants it, and they want it now! This stress puts an increasing burden on today’s workforce. Many workers are expected to work through their lunch break, stay additional hours, and even take their jobs home with them.
Corporate chair massage can definitely help:
A 15-minute massage has been shown to increase mental clarity, focus, and energy levels by stimulating brain wave activity. The Touch Research Institute
Whether offered weekly, monthly or quarterly, a chair massage can enhance any work environment. Options often include 100% employer-funded or a 50/50 employer/worker split. On occasion, employees agree to fund this benefit independently.
Employees are encouraged to reach out to their HR department and express their desire to implement this wonderful perk. Employers can consider providing this mutually beneficial reward for their staff, and witness a happier, healthier and more productive workplace.
Richard A. Lehman, LMT, CSCS
1441 Broadway #6087 New York, NY 10018
Compliment Your Body, LLC has been providing In-Home and Corporate / Event chair massage to New York City and the surrounding boroughs since 2004. Commitment, compassion, connection, and charity are the pillars of our company. Experience the happier therapy difference!
Compliment Your Body is dedicated to giving back to those in the community in need. We have partnered with Food Bank For New York City. Every chair or table massage session for the remainder of 2019, and throughout 2020 will provide three meals to a New York City resident in need.
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