When the word “massage” comes to mind, you probably think of laying on a table in a spa-like atmosphere. But that doesn’t have to be the only image your mind conjures.
Most of us have hectic schedules that don’t allow us to set aside an hour of time to relax, not including the trip there and back — especially with 40-60 hour work weeks. Or maybe you do have that hour available once a month, but you feel tense and stiff in between.
That’s where chair massage can step in and benefit your life and the lives of your employees.
Chair Massage Benefits
While standard table massages are anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, one of the benefits of chair massages is that they are much shorter in duration.
A chair massage session lasts 15-30 minutes. Because they’re so much shorter, they can easily be squeezed into a busy lifestyle. It’s much more accessible to find 15 minutes in your day than an hour and a half.
Because a seated massage takes less time, they also cost less.
An hour-long table massage can seem daunting in price, but a quick chair massage is much more affordable.
If you’re looking to add massage as an employee benefit, corporate chair massage can be specially designed to fit your budget.
Because of its mobility, chair massage for the workplace is more possible than standard table massages.
A massage therapist brings a portable massage chair to you, meaning you and your employees don’t have to take any extra time out of your workday to get there.
There’s also the added convenience of being fully clothed. Many people are not comfortable with disrobing for a relaxation session, which makes a chair massage at work the ideal situation. The therapist performs massage services over the client’s clothing, so they don’t have to worry about being uncomfortable.
Because your therapist uses a foldable, portable chair, the required set-up space can be quite compact.
Most offices — particularly small offices with multiple employees and little square footage — are already utilizing the space they have to their highest capacity. That means there’s not much room for anything else. But the compactness of the portable massage chair means quality care in small spaces. Your massage therapist can set up easily in spaces like the break room or even an unoccupied meeting room.
5. Health Care
Just like every other type of massage therapy, a few minutes of chair massage can help to improve overall mind and body health.
Leaning over our computers and cell phones all day, every day leads to chronic pain and issues with the neck, back, shoulders, arms, and hands. Tech neck and carpal tunnel syndrome are just a couple of these physical issues that can cause an employee to take sick days to recover.
As for mental health, a massage at the office is a great way to combat the effects of workplace pressures. Some of the mental benefits of chair massage are:
- Reduced anxiety
- Stress relief
- Increased alertness and energy
- An overall improved mood
If you feel that your employees can benefit from time in a massage chair, contact Corporate Oasis Massage to set up the perfect plan for your office.