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5 Steps for Starting a Corporate Massage Program

Aug 18, 2015, 9:00:00 AM

How much does your company spend on worker's comp claims? Too much, right? 

See why one corporate wellness leader says, "Workplace massage is a big part of injury prevention for us." Check out the video below to see how that program got started. 

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How To Start a Corporate Massage Program


1. Anticipate the goals of the office massage program: relaxation, injury prevention, or rehabilitation?  

Your massage therapists will work with each employee's individual concern.

But it can be helpful to understand all the benefits the program can provide. This can help you determine the best way to leverage the program. 


2. Give extra time to your highest risk employees

While the most common time for an office chair massage is 15 minutes, consider giving some employees 30 minute sessions during a high stress period. 

Related: Benefits of Chair Massage: What to Expect


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3. Work with a corporate massage company who manages scheduling for you 

This keeps things simple on your end, so you can focus on work. 

Related: Is Managing a Workplace Massage Program Too Much Work? 


4. Don't over think it -- it's not a hard sell

Most decision makers know that employees love massage and are happy to provide it. 

Related: How to Sell Corporate Wellness to Your CEO


5. Integrate the program into your workday

A great office massage program will be organized so that it won't disrupt your workday.

When it's a good cultural fit, the massage program will fit seamlessly into your work environment. 

Related: Corporate Wellness Ideas: 5 HR Leaders on What Works Best [video]


Erin Hall
Written by Erin Hall