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Incorporate Massage Blog

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Employee vs. Contractor: How California's Contractor Laws May Impact Your Corporate Massage Program

By Erin Hall on Jan 4, 2019 6:18:00 PM

California employers in the gig economy are scrambling to ensure they're in compliance with the law as new scrutiny is being given to worker misclassifications. 

For corporate massage providers that hire massage therapists to provide on-site massage services, this means taking a careful look at how they classify their massage therapists or risk paying hefty fines.

But what does this mean for clients who receive these corporate massage services?

In this article, we'll take a look at what's happening in California and what it will mean for companies that hire an office massage service. 

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Massage for NonProfits: How to Find a Massage Sponsor for Your Charity Event

By Emily Russon on Aug 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM

We get it. In the game of marketing a nonprofit or charity, the key is exposure and memorability. There's countless worthy causes in the world, but you need to be seen as the very best and remembered in the future. When it comes to planning a marketing event, it can be tricky to be both noticed by passersby AND stick in their minds afterward. You need more than free pizza (which may draw them in but won't keep their attention) or t-shirts (which may be worn for months afterward, but may not be alluring to a lot of people.)

What you need is chair massage! Whether you're fundraising or just raising awareness for your cause, chair massage is an excellent way to give your audience a few minutes of relaxation that they won't soon forget!

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How to Simplify Company-Wide Benefits: Massage at Multiple Locations

By Emily Russon on Aug 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Thinking about adding massage as a company-wide perk? Your employees will love you for it!

If you've got multiple offices and want to offer massage at each of them, this may seem like a daunting task.

Luckily for you, we've got teams of massage therapists all across the US and we're experts in coordinating massage at multiple locations.

In this article, we'll show you why hiring one massage company to take care of all of your offices makes it easier on you, and gives you a standard benefit at all your locations.

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What to Expect at a Chair Massage Event

By Emily Russon on Jul 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You've had a busy day. Your neck is aching, your shoulders are hunched, and you're just generally tense. You're in luck, though! Today, your office is bringing in massage therapists and you're the lucky recipient!

If this is your first time receiving a massage in the office, you may have a few questions about how it all works.

Office chair massage events are a little different from a typical spa massage.

In this article, we'll answer some frequently asked questions about what to expect from massage at work.

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Employee Appreciation: Massage at Work vs. Spa Gift Cards

By Emily Russon on Jul 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether you're celebrating nurses week or the holidays, using massage as an employee appreciation gift is a great idea.

Not only will your employees love it, but you'll see benefits too as they'll be happier, healthier, and more productive.

There are two ways to go about treating your staff to a day of massage. Traditionally, you would probably just purchase a gift card to a spa for the employee to use for a massage. Today, there's a better way. You can bring massage right to your office.

In this article, we'll break down when you might want to use a spa gift card and when office massage is the best idea. 

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4 Keys for Smooth Corporate Chair Massage Event Scheduling

By Amelia Wilcox on Jun 18, 2018 9:10:00 AM

When booking a chair massage event for your team, scheduling the individual sessions correctly is critical.

If employees miss out on massages due to poor scheduling, it can leave them frustrated and have a negative impact on morale.

For example, if you are paying to have 5 massage therapists to provide exactly 100 fifteen minute massages for your office, you need to know exactly how those massages are scheduled so your money is well-spent and the event is effective. 

This How-To guide will help you schedule things perfectly so your employees will feel happy and appreciated, and you won't have to worry. 

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What is Office Massage?

By Erin Hall on Jun 11, 2018 9:20:00 AM

If you're looking for a basic overview of workplace massage, you've come to the right place.

Every day, more companies are turning to office massage as an answer to many of their problems. So we'd like to give a quick review of office massage .

In this article, we'll cover what corporate massage is, why do it, and how to get started. 

Editor's note: This post was originally published February 2016. It has been updated for completeness.

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Guide to Introducing Employees to Your Office Massage Program

By Emily Russon on Mar 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

We get it. Every time you bring a new employee on to your team, there's a lot to cover during the onboarding process. It's important to cover every aspect of the job and your company, and to cover each topic thoroughly.

As soon as your new employee hears that they'll receive regular massage through your office massage program, they'll be excited to get started! For the smoothest possible transition, you'll want to make sure that your employees fully understand how to use the massage program.

In this article, we'll discuss how to introduce your office massage program to new hires and what kind of material to cover.

 

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A Successful Culture Celebrates Failure: Video Lesson

By Amelia Wilcox on Mar 15, 2018 9:30:00 AM

I recently spoke with Tamara Lilian, Manager of Culture & Experience at HubSpot, a global sales and marketing platform. In her role at Hubspot, Tamara manages events and programs both internally and externally. 

During our conversation, Tamara shared with me how Hubspot's culture is driven by, among other things, the company's dedication to transparency and employee education.

Watch the video interview here:

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How Far in Advance Should Office Massages Be Scheduled?

By Emily Russon on Feb 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Office massage programs are regularly scheduled massage times that lets your employees get all the benefits of corporate massage. Since they're on a set schedule, such as every day or every week, your employees know when their massages are coming.

But before that magical day of massage happens, your employees will need to get each of their appointment times on your company's massage schedule.

So how does corporate massage scheduling work? 

In this article, we'll cover 4 different ways some companies have set up their massage schedule availability. 

 

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Attracting Top Talent: Massage in Your Tech Office

By Emily Russon on Feb 5, 2018 11:55:17 AM

Looking for a way to set your tech company apart from the rest? It's no secret that competition for top tech talent is fierce.

A comprehensive benefits package is essential to recruiting the best of the best—and massage is a unique and exciting addition to that package.

In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of chair massage to your company and your employees, as well as how it all works. 

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Massage Event Scheduling Software: What You Need to Know

By Erin Hall on Jan 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Picture this: It's the day of your workplace massage event. You've built a tight schedule for your team that includes brainstorming activities, games, and some free time for employees to enjoy snacks, informational booths, and of course, chair massages.

In order for your event to run smoothly, you'll need to make sure everything happens on a schedule. So how can you make that happen?

Specifically, how can you make sure your massages are efficient so the rest of your schedule stays intact?

The answer is this: massage event scheduling software.

In this article, we'll walk through how our massage event scheduling software works and how it can make your event run smoothly. There is no additional charge for use of this tool with our onsite massage services. Here's how it works.

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The Best Company Culture Posts of 2017

By Emily Russon on Dec 21, 2017 4:15:00 PM

Gathering the brightest and best content on the web about company culture, employee morale, and workplace wellness can be an exhausting task.

We try to do our best to give you the best content possible, and we've compiled it all here for you.

Here's a recap of our top content from 2017.

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Will Insurance Cover Office Massage?

By Emily Russon on Dec 13, 2017 3:35:00 PM

Looking at bringing massage to the office? Many insurance companies offer corporate wellness credits and may be willing to cover the cost of your massage event or program. Not only is it awesome to get massage for little to no cost for your company, but it's a great option worth looking at if you're not sure if massage will fit into your budget.

Topics: chair massage
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Can I Get a Massage After an Office Blood Drive?

By Emily Russon on Dec 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Blood drives are a common event for many companies. Occasionally, these blood drives may overlap with your office massage day. You may be wondering if you can both donate blood and receive a massage on the same day.

In this article, we'll let you know why there may be some concern and what you should consider.

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How Core Values Improve Retention: Entrata's Story

By Amelia Wilcox on Nov 24, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Recently, I spoke with my friend Brandon Fish, Vice President of Human Resources at Entrata— a tech company that develops software to help companies manage everything related to multi-family housing.

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How to Organize Your Office First Aid Kit

By Emily Russon on Nov 21, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Could your office first aid kit use some attention? There's a lot to consider; where to store it, what to keep in it, and how to keep up with it. In this article, we'll give you all the tools you need to build your office's first aid kit.

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Chair Massage: The Perfect Office Holiday Party Idea

By Emily Russon on Nov 17, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Are you in full party-planning mode for your upcoming office holiday party? Whether you're planning a small, low-key event during office hours or a jam-packed holiday extravaganza after hours, you've got a lot of things to consider.

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Why Strong Company Culture Depends on a Healthcare Strategy

By Emily Russon on Nov 15, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Do you find that your company culture has some room for improvement? While no culture is perfect, there are important things you can focus on that will give your culture the biggest boost.  Creating a culture strategy that focuses on healthcare is one of the best ways to improve your company culture. 

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Employee Massage Upgrade Options

By Emily Russon on Nov 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We’re so excited that you’ve decided to offer a massage program in your office! We know there are lots of options and you’ve got a lot of decisions to make, including whether or not to allow your employees to pay to upgrade their massages. 

In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about implementing an employee upgrade option for your massage program.  

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Office Massage Program Cost: How to Set up Subsidized Payments

By Erin Hall on Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Workplace massage programs are a great way to show employees you care about them. They deliver effective stress relief and can give a nice boost in employee morale. 

But one key part of that morale boost is how you determine how the bill will be paid. 

Choosing to share the cost of the program with your employees is a great way to stretch your budget. But as you'll see below, there are ways to set up a cost-sharing program that are simple and secure. And there are ways to pay for it that can make the program more stressful than it's worth.

In this article, you'll learn a few ways companies can make a subsidized massage program work.

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Do Massages Disrupt the Work Day?

By Emily Russon on Oct 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

You know your employees would love receiving massages at work, but you may be wondering if it'll cause too much of a distraction. In this article, we'll talk about whether or not office massage is a work day disruption. 

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5 Awesome Corporate Wellness Blogs You Need To Follow

By Erin Hall on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If knowledge is power, then following industry-leading blogs is a powerful tool indeed.

HR managers in the know are following these blogs for insight into corporate culture, wellness programs, and more.  

 We've looked high and low for the best workplace wellness blogs around -- check them out here. 

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Office Massage Appointment Sign-up Options: Paper vs. Digital

By Erin Hall on Sep 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you've got an on site massage program, you've got to have a way for your employees to sign up for their massage appointments.

There are a few standard options you have to choose from. Which one will you pick?

  • A sign-up sheet in the break room? 
  • Or an online option like a shared spreadsheet
  • Will you have access to a dedicated massage scheduling app
  • Or maybe you don't have any scheduling at all, and use a first come, first served basis instead?

in this article, we cover the pros and cons of each of these options. Check it out to see which one will be best for your massage program.

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What to Do When Your Office Massage Therapist Doesn't Show Up

By Erin Hall on Sep 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As a national massage company that specializes in office massage programs and events, you can bet we’ve seen our share of things that can go wrong in this industry. And that includes times when a massage therapist doesn’t show up to a client’s office.

It’s frustrating for our clients and it’s embarrassing for us.

So here’s what you should do if you should run into this situation.

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Scheduling Office Massage Credits

By Emily Russon on Aug 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

No, massage credits aren't the next big thing in credit cards. When we say massage credits, we're talking about how some companies distribute the massage sessions their employees get on their massage program. 

In the massage programs our clients have, they've determined how many massages each of their employees will get per month. We call these "massage credits." Then when your employees are scheduling office massage, they'll be using their massage credits, since their employer has already paid for them. 

However, some companies choose to distribute their credits on a monthly basis, while others want to distribute them all at once -- on an annual basis. In this article, we'll cover pros and cons between these two systems, so you can choose the best option for your massage program. 

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5 Best Interview Questions to Ask (And 3 to Avoid)

By Erin Hall on Aug 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There's no question that hiring top talent is every hiring manager's goal.

But the right talent isn't just good for your productivity and project completion goals. The right job candidate also needs to fit into your company culture. To make the right choices when hiring, you've got to be asking the right questions at interview time. 

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How to Start a Wellness Program With No Budget [video]

By Emily Russon on Aug 22, 2017 1:56:47 PM

Does your company culture need a boost that only a wellness program could give, but there's just no budget? Don't worry—starting a wellness program with no budget is completely possible. 

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The History of Chair Massage: The Surprising Backstory

By Brooke Edde, LMT on Aug 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The inventor of the chair massage should win a Nobel Peace Prize, or at least be nominated. That being said, who should we credit?

In our modern society chock full of office workers that are slaves to the computer and all the terrible postures that come with it, chair massage is a godsend. Chair massage without even having to leave the office easily brings this relaxing and restorative therapy to the masses. But we didn’t come up with the concept. So who did?

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Company Culture Ideas to Steal: How to Hire for Culture Match

By Erin Hall on Aug 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

What steps do you take the hire the right people? How can you keep your employees engaged with the company while they continue to grow their skills? 

We recently got a chance to chat with Stephanie Larsen, the Benefits & Wellness Manager for HealthEquity, and she touched on those questions and more. 

HealthEquity has made it a priority to build a company culture that helps employees thrive. Check out the video to hear how they did it: 

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Massage Sessions at Work: How Many Should Employees Get?

By Erin Hall on Aug 10, 2017 11:01:02 AM

Limiting the number of massages your employees get each month is one way to control the cost of your office massage program. But it might not be the best choice for every company.

In fact, you might want to have no limit to the number of massage appointments your employees can make at work.

How to do you know which choice is best for you? Let's start by looking at what the differences could mean for your company, your employees, and your budget.

In this article, you'll learn why you might choose to restrict the number of massage sessions your employees get, or why you'd want to let them schedule as many as they want.

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How to Sell Corporate Wellness to Your CEO

By Erin Hall on Aug 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you want to bring corporate wellness to your company, there's one important person you'll need to convince: your CEO.

And since they're likely going to want to see all the benefits of workplace wellness initiatives, we've given you a little help. 

In this article, you'll get 4 clear ways to clarify your wellness pitch to your CEO. 

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How Long Should a Chair Massage Be?

By Amelia Wilcox on Aug 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

I was meeting with a potential client yesterday and they asked me a question that is one of the most common questions we hear hundreds of times a year from companies looking to start a chair massage program. 

How long should a chair massage be? 

Should they give their employees five minutes of chair massage? Fifteen? Thirty? Here at Incorporate Massage we provide anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes, but there are pros and cons to the different chair massage durations.

In this article, we'll explore the differences of sessions lasting 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, and 60 minutes so you can make an informed decision.

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Employer vs Employee Paid Corporate Massage Programs

By Emily Russon on Aug 2, 2017 10:50:49 AM

We know how hard it is to create a company culture that stands apart from the rest—and how important your culture is for recruiting purposes. A massage program is a great, unique benefit but you may have some questions about who pays for what. 

In this article, we'll cover why companies should contribute to their corporate massage programs and how employees can help out. 

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Corporate Chair Massage Prices: How to Determine Cost

By Amelia Wilcox on Jul 26, 2017 11:28:00 AM

When trying to find corporate massage prices online, we’ve noticed there isn’t a lot out there to look at.

Most chair massage companies don’t advertise their rates at all, so it’s really hard for potential corporate massage clients to find the answer to that question they want to know: What are your corporate chair massage rates?

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How to Fix Your Posture at Work

By Erin Hall on Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you have no other choice but to sit at a desk all day, you know how hard it can be to keep your posture in good form.

It's a good idea to take mini-stretch breaks when you can, and even better if you can do something even more active like go for a walk.

In this article, you'll get 3 ways to keep your posture in check while you're at work, including things you can check for yourself, products to improve your posture, and stretches that will keep your spine in good alignment.

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Program Management for Office Massage

By Erin Hall on Jul 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you're looking into hiring a massage company to give regular massage sessions to your employees, you've noticed how many different options you have to choose from.

And while options can be a good thing, they can also be overwhelming if you're not sure what everything means.

That's when it can be helpful to have an expert handle your program management for office massage.

But whether you want to hire a massage program manager, or do it yourself, you'll want to know all the details that go into managing a massage program at work. Here's a great place to start:

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What a Visit to Googleplex Taught Me About Company Culture

By Erin Hall on Jul 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

On a recent trip to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, I was able to get up close and personal with one of the world's most well-known company cultures.

Before stepping foot on campus, I'd already had an idea of what to expect.

But I got to wondering: If I didn't know anything about the famous Google culture, what would I be able to tell about their culture just from what I saw around me?

Here's a look at what I saw at the Googleplex and how it all reflects on Google's company culture.

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Workplace Wellness Programs: How the Leaders Do It [video]

By Erin Hall on Jun 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We caught up with HR leaders at 5 leading companies to pick their brains about what makes their wellness programs work. We heard all about mud runs, on-site yoga rooms, fitness contests, and regular biometric check-ups.

It’s clear that these aren’t just innovative human resource professionals – these are corporate wellness powerhouses. Be sure to check out the video interviews below! 

 

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Complete Guide to Trade Show Giveaways

By Emily Russon on Jun 21, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Are you planning for an upcoming trade show? One of the most important things to think about is how to draw people into your booth. The simplest way is to offer some sort of giveaway because people love free stuff. In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about trade show giveaways. 

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Real ROI on Corporate Wellness: HR Experts Weigh In [video]

By Erin Hall on Jun 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It's a question we hear all the time in this line of work: What's the return on investment on corporate wellness? With all the time, resources, and yes - money, organizations put into a wellness program, what can they expect to see in return? We put the question to our HR experts to see what they had to say. Check out the video interviews to get the scoop. 

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3 Essential Corporate Wellness Ideas

By Erin Hall on Jun 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Keeping employees happy and healthy means having a robust wellness program. But that doesn't mean just offering a gym membership and calling it a day.

We interviewed HR experts from various companies and business sectors to hear what works best in their companies.

These are the three main areas these business leaders choose to focus on for their employees' health.

Watch the video here:

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13 Employee Appreciation Day Gifts Your Employees Will Love

By Emily Russon on Jun 1, 2017 3:27:48 PM

Are you looking for some new ideas for Employee Appreciation Day gifts? Company culture is becoming increasingly more important, and one of the most important aspects of your culture is how valued your employees feel— and Employee Appreciation Day is a great moment to demonstrate this. In this article, we'll give you 10 creative ideas for celebrating Employee Appreciation Day. 

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4 Wellness Program Ideas HR Leaders Swear By [video]

By Erin Hall on May 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

We asked 4 corporate wellness program leaders what has been most effective in promoting wellness at their organizations. Their best wellness program ideas included tech trends, races, and donations for a good cause. The most common theme? A little friendly competition.

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Employee Incentive Ideas: Pros and Cons of Workplace Massage

By Erin Hall on May 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We've seen companies use on site massage services for a variety of things. Office massage is a wellness tool, a morale booster, a way to entice top talent, and even a great gift.

But is office massage a good incentive idea?

The answer isn't as clear as you might expect. In this article, we spell out the pros and cons of using office massage as an employee incentive.

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4 Key Reasons to Provide Conference Chair Massage

By Emily Russon on May 26, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Are you considering providing chair massage at an upcoming convention or conference? With so many different conferences and conventions in any given field every year, it's important to make sure yours stands apart from your competitors. Massage is a great way to do that! In this article, we'll give you 4 reasons why you should offer chair massage at your upcoming convention.  

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What About the Night Shift? Massages for 24 Hour Facilities

By Amelia Wilcox on May 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

An in office massage is easy to find if you want to reward your hard working team during the business day. Between the hours of 9-5, you can find a corporate massage company to come give some sweet chair massage for onsite stress relief without any headache.

But what if you're a hospital with nurses working round the clock?

What do you do if you want to give some massages to the night shift workers at your manufacturing plant?

Or what if your weekend team is working hard and you want to reward them on Saturday?

Here are easy ways to make workplace massage work for your company, even if your employees work all hours of the day (or night!)

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5 Reasons to Provide Backstage Massage

By Emily Russon on May 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Before the lights come on and the crowd shuffles in, performers are getting ready backstage. Even the most experienced of performers will experience pre-performance jitters and stress. It's just part of the business. 

One of the very best ways to combat these sources of anxiety is to offer backstage massage. In this article, we'll explain why you need to offer backstage massage at your next event. 

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5 Major Signs of Employee Burnout (And How to Fix Them)

By Erin Hall on May 17, 2017 9:15:00 AM

In our work providing corporate chair massages, we hear from a lot of HR mangers and wellness directors about an important topic: employee burnout. These wellness directors, HR managers, and CEOs know burnout is a real issue, which is why we're there in the first place. 

Like most anything, it's easier to prevent an issue than to try to pick up the pieces after something has exploded. So here are some signs and symptoms of employee burnout -- and what to do about them. 

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Chair Massage vs. Table Massage: What's Best for the Office?

By Emily Russon on May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Thinking about bringing massage to your office? There's a lot of different decisions you'll have to make, including whether to offer seated massage or table massage. In this article we'll discuss everything you need to know about selecting a massage type for your office. 

 

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7 Reasons Why Wellness Program Massage is Effective

By Emily Russon on May 16, 2017 1:00:00 AM

As companies compete to attract the top talent in their field, one of the biggest areas of focus is offering a wellness program. There are many different variations of the office wellness program—and, ultimately, what will work best simply depends on your company's culture—but we think there's one offering that all of the best wellness programs have in common: MASSAGE

In this article, we'll give you 7 reasons why you should add massage to your office's wellness program. 

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How Many Therapists Do I Need for Corporate Massages?

By Erin Hall on May 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you offer a chair massage program to your employees, one of the first things your massage company might ask is how many massage therapists you'll want. If you're not sure how to answer that question, we're here to help.

Here are some options to consider when you're debating between fewer but longer massages or more session availability but shorter massages for your employees.

We've done it both ways, so here's what we have to say about it...

 

Topics: chair massage
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Trade Show Massages: 5 Tips to Present a Better Booth

By Emily Russon on May 4, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Have you decided to use massage to draw more people into your booth at an upcoming trade show? Good! It's a great way to help your business stand out!  In this article, we'll give you five tips to make the most of chair massage for trade shows.

Topics: Trade show
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Massage Events and Their Effect on the Workplace

By Erin Hall on May 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

We often get questions like these from human resources professionals: What's the big deal with massage events? Are they really worth it? Isn't massage just a feel-good perk with no real business results? 

It's common for HR leaders to have real questions about what massage events really are and what benefits they provide. So we want to cover it all -- soup to nuts about what massage events are all about.   

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On Site Massage Services: How Often is Often Enough?

By Erin Hall on Apr 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Committing to a regular massage program for your office is a great first step. What employee doesn’t love a massage?

But as an HR director or wellness manager, you've got to decide the best option for your company: How often should your massage therapists come in to the office?

In this article, we'll go over what to expect from a weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, or quarterly office massage program.

Editor's note: This post was originally posted in June 2015. It has been revised and updated for accuracy.

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Admin Day Massage + 9 More Gift Ideas

By Greg Fox on Apr 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Administrative Professionals Day is April 26, 2017.

Once an obscure holiday, Admin Day has become a big deal. And it should be. Admins devote their days and their entire professional careers to making sure your life is as organized and easy as possible.

So here are 10 unique gift ideas for Administrative Professionals Day (plus 3 rules to remember) to show your team the appreciation they deserve.

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National Nurses Week Ideas: 5 Ways to Celebrate Nurses

By Erin Hall on Mar 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

National Nurses Week is May 6 - 12, 2017. This year's theme is "Nursing: The Balance of Body, Mind, and Spirit."

Here are 5 ideas to celebrate your life-saving, vitals-taking, game-changing nurses.

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How to Celebrate National Doctors' Day

By Erin Hall on Mar 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This March 30, 2017 is National Doctors' Day. That means that HR teams at hospitals and medical clinics across the country are looking for ways to celebrate their dedicated physicians.

But what do doctors want? A shiny new stethoscope? Just a card? If you're at a loss, here are 10 awesome ways you can celebrate National Doctors' Day this year.

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The Incorporate Massage Difference

By Erin Hall on Feb 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

When making a decision about which corporate massage company to choose, you have a few factors to consider.

There's price, reputation, service, and a host of other aspects that help you determine the best fit.

We'd like to make that process a little easier for you, so we've spelled out what makes Incorporate Massage different from any other on site massage provider you could choose.

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The Ultimate Guide to Stress Relief at the Office

By Emily Russon on Feb 3, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Is stress disrupting your employees' lives? If not properly treated, stress can negatively affect every aspect of life. Luckily, there are lots of ways to keep stress levels in check.  

In this article, we've compiled our best resources for stress management in the office. 

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Best Health Fair Ideas: Creative Vendors & Activities

By Erin Hall on Jan 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The key to a successful company health fair is making it a fun and memorable experience. The best way to do that is by having the right vendors and the right activities.

Here are some creative concepts to kick your next health fair up a few notches.

Topics: health fairs
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Chair Massage Duration: How Long Is a Chair Massage?

By Erin Hall on Jan 8, 2017 8:00:10 PM

Seated massages can last anywhere from 5 minutes up to an hour, though people tend to prefer a chair massage duration of 15-20 minutes.

What happens during that time? Let's run down the numbers.

Topics: chair massage
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3 Essential Keys to Writing an Effective Employee Handbook

By Emily Russon on Jan 8, 2017 5:38:11 PM

An employee handbook is an important resource for your employees to know what the company expects of them. It's a handy place to keep company policies collected so that all staff members are on the same page.

In this article, we'll cover keys to writing a successful employee handbook, as well as sections of a handbook you should include.

Topics: HR
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9 Tips to Fix Your Broken Company Culture

By Emily Russon on Dec 23, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Do you find your employee morale is decreasing? Are your new hires just not performing like you thought they would? You may have a problem with your company culture. 

In this article, we'll give you 9 ways to diagnose and improve your company's culture.

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Understanding the Cost of Mobile Massage at Work

By Erin Hall on Dec 22, 2016 7:00:34 PM

If you're planning your office massage budget for next year, you might be wondering what numbers to plug in.

In this article, we'll cover everyone's first question about the work we do: What is the cost of mobile chair massage?

We've listed out our cost per hour for both massage events, like employee appreciation days; and on-going massage programs, as in a workplace wellness initiative. Finally, we'll end with a few ideas to keep your mobile massage rates as low as possible.

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Company Culture Ideas: 13 Keys to Improve Office Communication

By Emily Russon on Dec 22, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Are you seeing work from your employees that is delayed or subpar? Are there frequent misunderstandings in your office and is your culture suffering? You can start to fix all of these problems by improving communication  at work. 

In this article, we'll give you 13 ways you can improve communication in your office. 

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Employee Engagement Surveys: Reasons They'll Fix Your Culture

By Emily Russon on Dec 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Is your company culture suffering, but you're not sure why? Do you feel like your employee engagement has taken a hit but you don't know how to remedy it?

Knowing the source of the problem is the first step to fixing it—and surveying is a great way to identify where your struggles are coming from. 

In this article, we'll give you 4 reasons to use employee engagement surveys.

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Continuing Education Benefits at Work

By Erin Hall on Dec 14, 2016 3:30:00 PM

As companies look for more ways to stay competitive, they turn to useful and unique employee benefits.

Anything that pairs saving employees money and helps to enrich their lives is a jackpot benefit. That's why providing continuing education benefits at work is such a solid idea.

In this article, we'll cover the different types of continuing education your employees might want and how to start a continuing ed benefits package.

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The Best Company Culture Posts of 2016

By Erin Hall on Dec 9, 2016 5:25:25 PM

It's not easy for companies to find the secret sauce for a killer company culture, engaged and healthy employees, and sky-high morale.

But we do our best to provide high quality resources for the over-worked business owner, HR director, or wellness coordinator.

Here are our best articles of 2016.

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Benefits of Taking Breaks at Work (Plus Ways to Do It Right)

By Emily Russon on Dec 8, 2016 6:46:46 PM

Ever wondered whether it's better to complete your work in small periods of time or to just power through it? Studies have shown that most full-time workers spend more than the typical 40 hours a week at work. And many employees don't even break for lunch anymore. 

There's no federal mandate on employee breaks, but some states require them. Regardless of what legal requirements you're under, breaks make total business sense. 

In this article, we'll tell you why breaks are beneficial and give you a few guidelines to follow.

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Top Conferences on Company Culture You Can't Afford to Miss

By Erin Hall on Dec 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Editor's note: This article has been updated since it was originally published on September 7, 2015.

Any HR leader worth their weight in ergonomic keyboards needs to keep up-to-date on all things culture related.

Attending a national conference is a great (and fun) way to do that. This ever-growing list of company culture conferences will keep you on track. (Check back often for updates!)

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6 TED Talks to Revolutionize Your Company Culture [video]

By Erin Hall on Dec 1, 2016 3:40:00 PM

Note: This article has been updated since it was originally published on August 12, 2015.

These 6 TED talks show you why you need to cancel your next meeting and rethink what success means - both for your company and your employees. Listen to the theory behind throwing aside organizational structure and taking time off. These unconventional company culture ideas may be your ticket to success. 

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Tis the Season: Massage for Office Holiday Parties

By Erin Hall on Nov 30, 2016 4:21:52 PM

If you're bringing in massage as an element to your next office holiday party, you'll want to consider the best way to arrange it.

In this article, we'll cover basic information on how to organize the set-up for a holiday party massage event.

This means how long your massages should last, where to set up the massage chairs, and how many therapists you should plan for.

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Tips to Introduce New Employees to Your Massage Program

By Erin Hall on Nov 18, 2016 2:15:00 PM

When you first set up your workplace massage program, there were probably a few i's to dot and t's to cross. But hopefully your massage company made it an easy process.

But if the time has come to add new employees to your existing office massage program, you may have a few questions. In this article, we'll go over the 5 main keys to getting new hires on-board with your massage program.

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Gratitude Gifts for Employees: 6 Office Gratitude Ideas

By Emily Russon on Nov 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's that time of year when showing gratitude is on everyone's minds. One of the most important places to show your gratitude is at work — you spend most of your time there, so you better keep the people happy.

Showing gratitude at work should continue far beyond the month of November. Feeling appreciated is important to employees and will improve your company's culture. In this article, we'll give you 6 ways to show your gratitude all year long.

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The More the Merrier- Hospital Network Mobile Massages

By Erin Hall on Nov 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Hospital networks are able to cover a lot of ground in the services, programs, and benefits they provide to their clients and patients. By coordinating across several different locations, networks are able to reach more patients and provide a broader range of services. 

So when it comes to benefits for hospital employees, shouldn't there be the same level of coordination?

In this article, we'll cover how hospital networks can benefit from using a central massage provider for all their in-office needs, including staff appreciation, health fairs, and hospital parties.  

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Complete Guide to Workplace Wearables

By Amelia Wilcox on Nov 4, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Did you hit your 10,000 steps today? Think about how completely strange that question would have sounded a couple of years ago.

Thanks to wearable technology, however, it probably made more sense. That’s because wearable technology has become such a mainstay that its terminology and implications have worked their way into our collective subconscious faster than you can say biometrics.

In this article, you'll get a complete guide to workplace wearables, including what items should be at the top of your list.

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An Event Planner's Guide to Health Fair Massages

By Erin Hall on Nov 3, 2016 6:00:00 PM

If you’re looking into bringing massage to your next company health fair, you may have some questions on how to start.

In this article, we’ll cover why massage is a good idea for health fairs, how to get started, and what to expect when your massage therapists show up.

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How to Improve Wellness Program Participation: 4 Simple Tasks

By Emily Russon on Nov 3, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Are you struggling to get employees on board with your company's wellness program? A wellness program doesn't do any good if no one's using it, and finding the right way to increase participation can be difficult. 

In this article we'll give you 4 ways to improve participation in your wellness program.

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Two Popular Options to Schedule Onsite Office Massage

By Erin Hall on Oct 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When you first set up your massage program with a massage company, you'll have to decide which kind of scheduling option you want.

Should your employees be limited with the number of sessions they can have? Or are they free to schedule as many as they want? 

In this article, we'll spell out why companies go with one option over the other, and how you can decide what's best for your company. 

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Employee Assistance Programs: 5 of the Best Offsite Options

By Emily Russon on Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Do you want to start an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) but you're not sure where to start? Knowing what services your company needs can be tricky, but offering an EAP is a huge benefit to your employees. 

EAPs can provide employees with access to counselors, financial advisors, and life coaches to help them overcome many of life's challenges. 

In this article, we'll give you five examples of off-site EAPs that could work for you. 

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How NOT To Succeed in Business (In 5 Easy Steps)

By Amelia Wilcox on Oct 18, 2016 10:49:51 AM

In my experience as an entrepreneur I have had the unfortunate opportunity to see things done in business the worst ways possible, and have gotten to witness firsthand what it does to the marketplace, and to a company's culture. Today I will share those lessons with you. 

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What You Need to Know About Mentorship in the Workplace

By Emily Russon on Oct 14, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Are you looking for a creative way to improve retention at your company? What about boosting productivity? An office mentoring program may be a good solution. 

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What is Employee Morale?

By Emily Russon on Oct 4, 2016 6:00:00 PM

It's no secret that employee morale is one of those things in business that is essential to understand...but what exactly does it mean? In this article we'll explain what employee morale is, why it matters, how to measure it, and ways to improve it. 

 

Topics: morale
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12 Ideas to Make Your Next Health Fair Successful

By Emily Russon on Sep 28, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Are you trying to put together a list of vendors for your upcoming health fair? Having the right people to present information on the right topics is essential to a successful health fair event. 

In this article, we’ll give you 12 ideas of different topics to cover at your next health fair. 

Topics: health fairs
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6 Ideas to Improve Employee Morale Before Winter Hits

By Emily Russon on Sep 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Are you looking for ideas to improve employee morale before the upcoming winter? It may seem early to start thinking about the winter blues, but September has arrived.

The weather is about to cool down, days are going to get shorter and before you know it, winter will be here. The combination of cold weather and shorter days will make it harder for your employees to stay healthy and happy. Here are 6 ideas to prepare yourself and your employees to keep ahead of the blues.

Topics: morale
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Wellness Program Ideas: 3 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

By Amelia Wilcox on Aug 24, 2016 3:33:30 PM

At this year's annual Utah Worksite Wellness Conference, I got the opportunity to speak on one of my greatest passions: How to use the influence of wellness programs to create winning cultures at work.

In this article, I pulled out the highlights of this talk to help other business leaders find ways to build wellness into their culture.

(To watch a video of this talk, click here.) 

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Internal Marketing for Your Onsite Massage Program

By Erin Hall on Aug 4, 2016 4:00:00 PM

During a site visit this week, a client asked me if I had any ideas for how to do some internal marketing for their on site massage therapy program. While the program is doing quite well, there are some empty massage appointment times he would like to get booked.

So I wanted to put together this list of ideas for this client as well as anyone else who has the same question. 

In this article, you'll get 6 ideas to get the word out about your onsite massage program. 

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6 Reasons You Need Analytics for Your Office Massage Program

By Erin Hall on Jul 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you've practiced what we've been preaching, you already understand the benefits of massages in the office. You know that on site massage therapy is good for morale, engagement, recruiting, and about a million other things. But are you getting your money's worth?

To answer that question, you've got to have a data-backed information. And that means massage program analytics.

In this article you'll get 6 reasons you should ask your massage company for some personalized reporting.

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What are Voluntary Employee Benefits?

By Erin Hall on Jul 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Looking for unique ways to make employees happy -- or even draw top talent to your company? Voluntary benefits go above and beyond typical benefits offerings. And they offer a way for companies to stand out. So how do you get started? 

In this article, we'll cover what voluntary employee benefits are, and some key ideas to get started with. 

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9 Important Tips for Boosting Office Morale After Layoffs

By Erin Hall on Jul 12, 2016 5:00:00 PM

When a company needs to downsize or restructure, the threat of layoffs makes for a stressed out workforce. Employees feel anxious, not sure what to plan for, and may feel like they could be the next ones to go.

During these times, management needs to take action to help make the transition easier for employees who are leaving and for employees whose jobs are safe. 

In this article, you'll learn 9 important keys for before, during, and after a layoff to keep morale and productivity high. 

Topics: morale
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How to Set Up Massages for Golf Tournaments

By Erin Hall on Jul 7, 2016 6:08:01 PM

The season of golf tournaments is upon us. While golf organizations ramp up their tournament plans, many of them are looking for ways to spice up their event.

Bringing in a massage service to work on players before, during, and after the event has become one popular option. 

In this article, you'll learn what massage can bring to a golf event, things to consider before bringing in massage therapists, and how to get started.

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5 Keys to Happier Employees

By Erin Hall on Jul 5, 2016 4:45:00 PM

If you want happier employees, chances are your workplace morale has seen better days. These days, poor company culture can make or break a business, so it's no surprise that business owners and HR managers are always on the lookout for morale boosters. 

In this article, you'll get 5 key areas to address to make employees happier at work. 

Topics: morale
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Required Employee Benefits: Don't Just Meet Them, Exceed Them

By Erin Hall on Jul 1, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Covering your employees with standard required benefits is one thing. But going above and beyond can strategically set your company apart. Here are 6 required benefits for full time employees that will keep your company compliant. 

After you've nailed those down, you'll get an additional 10 optional benefits that will make your company go above and beyond basic. 

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How to Effectively Research Private Event Massage Companies

By Erin Hall on Jun 30, 2016 11:30:00 AM

If you've got a private event coming up, and you'd like to offer your guests some massage therapy, you may be wondering where to start.

In this article, we'll cover all the things you should research when you're looking for a company to do private event massages.

You'll learn what questions to ask, how far in advance to plan, how much it costs, and everything else to expect.

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15 Non-Cash Employee Incentive Ideas

By Erin Hall on Jun 29, 2016 4:30:09 PM

Keeping employees engaged and motivated at work is important to most HR leaders and business owners. And incentive programs can make that work easier.  If you're looking for ways to boost employee morale without dolling out cold hard cash, we've got some ideas for you.

Research shows that 85% of employees who receive non-cash incentives feel more valued at work. So it's worth it for companies to look into these ideas to improve employee morale.  

In this article, we'll give you 15 non-cash incentive ideas to improve employee morale.

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Corporate Gift Massage: How to Thank Your Favorite Clients

By Erin Hall on Jun 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Looking for ways to say thanks to a favorite client? In this article, we'll cover how massage can work as a corporate gift. Generally, corporate gifts are tokens of thanks to a vendor or client, but why not offer a corporate massage package instead? 

Here's how to set up office massage as a corporate gift. 

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5 Company Culture Examples You Can Copy for Your Company Today

By Erin Hall on Jun 20, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Looking for a few company culture examples? In the work we do here at Incorporate Massage, we've seen some really great examples of company culture and we wanted to share the love with our blog readers. 

In this article, we'll cover 5 awesome ways to boost your employees' experience of your workplace. Each example of company culture is simple to start but has the opportunity for big payoffs.  

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In Office Massage: Your First Steps to Happier Employees

By Erin Hall on Jun 15, 2016 1:30:00 PM

If you're looking for your first steps to starting an office massage program, we've got you covered.

In this article, you'll learn everything you need to get started. From what to look for while researching massage companies to the best ways to communicate massage info to your staff. 

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Massage for Carpal Tunnel Relief

By Barbara Purvis, LMT on Jun 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects millions of Americans nationwide and costs companies billions in health insurance and workers' compensation claims each year. A typical recovery plan involves corrective surgery. But there non-invasive solutions out there too. 

In this article, we'll cover what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is, it's causes and symptoms, and ways to relieve and avoid the pain of this condition.

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3 Tips to Keep Your Company Wellness Program Compliant

By Erin Hall on Jun 13, 2016 6:37:31 PM

As much as employers want to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs, there are necessary limits as to how encouraging employers can be.

In this article, we’ll give you a few ideas to make sure your wellness program is compliant with the latest finalized rules for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  

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Hiring Top Talent: The Growing Influence of Social Media

By Erin Hall on Jun 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

In a report titled The Importance of Social Media for Recruiters and Job Seekers, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) has collaborated with Ascendo Resources to provide an in-depth look at how social media is impacting the job market.

As a hiring manager, do you check out job prospects online? Is LinkedIn your first stop for finding new top talent? How does Facebook come into play when making hiring decisions? SHRM's latest report covers all this and more.

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Concert Massage and Backstage Massage

By Erin Hall on Jun 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 When your performers are ready to take the stage, tension and excitement may be running high. Which is why offering a backstage massage service can be a great perk in your production’s green room.

In this article, you’ll get an overview of how a concert or backstage massage service works, and how to get started.

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200+ Workplace Wellness Ideas From Around the Web

By Erin Hall on Jun 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There’s no shortage of wellness program ideas to be found online. Wellness directors and benefits managers shouldn't have to slog through the terrible ideas to find the good ones. So we've done a little digging for you. 

In this article, we’ve collected a few of the best lists of wellness ideas we could find. They cover everything from nutrition, stress management, and some new wellness ideas you haven't heard yet. 

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3 Important Tips to Improve Morale for Hospital Staff

By Erin Hall on May 31, 2016 5:00:16 PM

If you want to improve morale for hospital staff, here's a list of ideas to get started. Healthcare staff and hospital employees can face extremely stressful situations on a regular basis, so the need for morale boosters is high. 

In this article, we'll give you three ideas to keep your hospital staff in high spirits throughout their shifts. 

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Attract Top Talent & Find the Right People for Your Company

By Angie Rupp on May 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This guest post from Applicant Pro spells out how to attract top talent while minimizing the potential for risk. 

As an HR professional, you know better than anyone how difficult it is to balance quality and quantity when recruiting top talent. 

In this article, we'll explore 4 key questions that smart HR leaders ask when they begin the hiring process. 

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Massage for Trauma Recovery and PTSD

By Erin Hall on May 24, 2016 1:00:00 PM

With PTSD Awareness Month coming up in June, we wanted to  address how massage therapy can help people dealing with effects of trauma and PTSD. 

In this article, we'll discuss how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is created, and how massage therapy has been helpful for people who've experienced trauma. 

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5 Ways Virtual Wellness Vendors Make Your Life Easier

By Greg Fox on May 23, 2016 7:15:00 PM

Companies who want to deliver quality wellness programs to their employees have a few options. Not only are there a variety of program offerings, specializations, and customizable modules -- but the delivery of the program can vary too. In the past, most wellness programs were only offered onsite, but these days companies are having great success with virtual wellness vendors. 

In this article, we'll cover the main ingredients of an online health and wellness program, and what you can expect when you sign up. 

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How to Set Up Massage at Corporate Events

By Erin Hall on May 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you're looking for ways to make your next corporate event stand out, massage is the way to go. When companies bring in chair massage or table massage to their health fairs, office parties, or employee appreciation days, they create events to remember. 

In this article, you'll learn how to set up massage at a corporate event, including what to know about scheduling, chair massage vs. table massage, and how to get started.

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Corporate Retreat Ideas

By Erin Hall on May 18, 2016 4:40:08 PM

If you're looking for new ideas for your corporate retreats, you're not alone. Any company who has taken their teams offsite for brainstorming, bonding, or building culture can tell you that there are a few keys to a great retreat. 

Here are three ways to make your next company retreat an effective, memorable experience for your employees. 

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Employee Perks and Benefits for the Whole Family

By Greg Fox on May 16, 2016 6:10:16 PM

Companies that want to attract top talent employees have to go above and beyond the typical workplace benefits. When your hiring pool is looking for something special in the ways of perks and benefits, consider ways to extend a helping hand to the family. 

In this article, we'll cover some ways companies offer employee perks and benefits that the whole family (pets too!) can enjoy. 

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Health & Wellness Lunch and Learn Topics

By Erin Hall on May 12, 2016 3:45:16 PM

Nobody wants to attend boring lunch and learns with uninspired food and a pointless presentation. If you're looking for lunch and learn ideas on health and wellness, this list will get you started. 

In this article, we'll cover 6 lunch and learn ideas including fitness, stress management, nutrition and more.

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Pros and Cons: Chair Massage Company vs. Massage School

By Erin Hall on May 10, 2016 2:12:03 PM

If you've decided to have massage therapists at an upcoming event, you may be wondering where to go next. You've got some options when it comes to having event massage services.

When deciding who to staff your event, you'll probably be weighing pros and cons of a massage school and a national chair massage company. In this article, we've spelled out the most common pros and cons for chair massage at your event. 

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5 Persistent Company Culture Ideas You've Got All Wrong

By Erin Hall on May 9, 2016 5:10:00 PM

We all know bad company culture when we see it.: Unmotivated employees, lack of trust and communication, and a generally apathetic atmosphere.

So what's the best way to create great culture? To see if your organization is on the right track, check out these 5 corporate culture myths.

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Corporate Wellness Program Ideas for the Future

By Greg Fox on May 5, 2016 6:25:11 PM

Over the last 50 years, the typical office setting has drastically changed. And it's not just the progression from typewriters to hand-held computers that's created a different landscape.

We've started focusing on the health and happiness of employees as a key part of a successful business.

So companies are always on the lookout for new corporate wellness program ideas. Here are 3 growing trends in workplace wellness you should know about. 

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5 Helpful Tips to Manage the Cost of Mobile Massage

By Erin Hall on May 5, 2016 5:30:00 PM

When considering the cost of mobile massage for your company, you may be wondering how to make it work. With all the other costs the company is juggling, is it even possible to throw office massage into the mix?

In this article, we provide 5 clear ideas to make the cost of mobile chair massage easier for a company to manage. 

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3 Ways to Lower Workers Comp Claims

By Erin Hall on May 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Worker injuries are always bad news, but a robust response plan can make recovery easier. And quicker recovery saves a company money. Every industry has different levels of risk for different kinds of injuries, so it may be overwhelming to know where to start. 

In this article, we cover 3 ways companies can save costs when dealing with worker injuries as well as ways to lower workers comp claims altogether. 

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Pros and Cons of Workplace Massage Programs- an Honest Review

By Amelia Wilcox on Apr 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM

If you're looking for the pros and cons of workplace massages, you're off to a good start. As we've come to find out, a workplace massage program is not for every business. 

When evaluating if corporate massage is right for your organization, there is a lot to consider. Since we are committed to being brutally honest and open, here is an authentic evaluation of the good, the bad, and the reality of massage at work.

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Examples of Company Culture: Simple Tools Smart Companies Use

By Erin Hall on Apr 27, 2016 11:34:03 AM

Sure you want to improve your workplace culture. But how do you start? And what does "company culture" mean, anyway?

It's an often talked about, but still misunderstood idea. Because the concept of workplace culture can be hard to grasp, it's even harder to try to improve culture for your employees. 

In this article, you'll find 3 easy examples of company culture, with tips on how to start them at your company. 

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Employee Stress Management Free Ideas

By Greg Fox on Apr 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Keeping employee stress levels low is a common interest among business owners and managers. The less overwhelmed by stress employees are, the more productive they can be. 

Unfortunately, there's not usually a big budget set aside for office stress relief. But don't worry, we've got you covered. In this article, we go over 8 ideas for free office stress relief. 

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Onsite Massage: 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Massage Company

By Erin Hall on Apr 20, 2016 6:20:36 PM

When hiring a massage therapist or company for your onsite massage program, you'll need to consider their education, licensing, insurance, and experience. And you'll also need to know how much the program costs, and how their scheduling process works.

In this article, we cover why all of those factors are important for the success of your onsite massage program. 

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How to Improve Employee Morale [video]

By Erin Hall on Apr 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you're wondering how to improve employee morale, you've come to the right place. Employee morale is one of the most asked-about topics in the world of company culture.

We talked to some Human Resources professionals to see how they measure and improve employee morale at their offices. Check out the video below!

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Onsite Massage: 5 Things to Consider Before You Commit

By Erin Hall on Apr 13, 2016 12:30:00 PM

If you're considering bringing office massage to your workplace, there are a few things to keep in mind. You've got to consider the cost, the effect on the workplace, and even what to plan for when your company grows. 

In this article, we spell out 5 important factors to starting massage therapy at work. 

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5 Innovative Ideas to Improve & Boost Employee Morale

By Amelia Wilcox on Apr 11, 2016 6:30:00 PM

If you’ve ever run a business, you know how difficult it can be to find and keep good people. We’re talking about those people that make your business run and make it look easy. Those people are hard to find, and making sure they stay motivated and happy is even harder. Today, employee morale is more critical than ever.

In this article, we'll cover 5 basic ideas to boosting employee morale, with several examples of each idea. 

Topics: morale
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Mobile Corporate Massage Rates

By Erin Hall on Apr 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you're looking for answers to your questions about mobile massage rates, you're not alone. With more people wanting massage at their home or office, the mobile massage business is booming. And one key question most people have is about cost. 

In this article, we'll cover the typical cost of mobile massage and what all goes into that price. 

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Delivering Office Massage: Massage Events vs. Massage Programs

By Erin Hall on Apr 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When considering bringing massage to your office, you may be wondering which is best: an event or a program.

In this article, we'll give an overview of massage events and office massage programs, as well as cost, scheduling, and benefits of each.

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7 Essential Steps for Resolving Workplace Conflict

By Erin Hall on Apr 6, 2016 12:16:30 PM

Workplace complaint policies are no HR manager's favorite topic. But it's an important one. If you're looking for ways to create a stellar workplace conflict protocol, read on. 

In this article, we'll cover everything you'd want to know about employee complaint policies, including 7 key steps.

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Employee Benefits Spotlight: Paying off Workers' Student Loans

By Erin Hall on Apr 5, 2016 3:26:56 PM

There's no question that student loan debt has a huge financial impact on our country. . The average student loan debt for the graduating class of 2015 over $35,000, which is more than double what it was two decades earlier, even after adjusting for inflation. So it stands that these educated, well-trained college graduates will be looking for ways to quickly pay down that debt.

Some companies are finding ways to help their employees pay off their student loan debt. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that only 3% of companies are offering this perk, but given the state of things, that number is likely to rise.

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Office Massages: Incorporate Massage vs. Infinite Massage

By Erin Hall on Mar 30, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Corporate massage therapy is picking up speed in most major cities. While that means more employee massages, it also means more massage companies to choose from. If you're wondering how to choose the best option for your company, there are some factors to consider. 

In this article, we'll provide a comparison of our company, Incorporate Massage, with Infinite Massage, which is another hot contender in the world of office massage therapy.

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10 Best Practices for Health Fair Planning with Ease

By Erin Hall on Mar 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Company health fairs are a perfect way to underline the importance of healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and injury rehabilitation in the workplace.

In this article, we'll cover the top 10 ideas for putting on a well-rounded office health fair. 

Topics: health fairs
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Corporate Massage at Work: Top 10 Questions Answered

By Amelia Wilcox on Mar 25, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Have questions about office massage? You're not alone. More companies than ever are recognizing the benefits of massage for employees and employers alike. And with that comes a lot of questions. 

In this article, we'll cover the top 10 questions about office massage that we hear everyday. 

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Difference Between On Site Health Clinic & Corporate Spa

By Erin Hall on Mar 24, 2016 10:35:08 AM

Keeping employees healthy, fit, and stress-free is a top priority for most HR managers. One key way some companies are tackling that problem is by creating employee-only services on site such as spas or health clinics. 

Both corporate spas and corporate health clinics offer unique employee health perks that can transform a company's culture. In this article, we'll cover what these services are, why companies are building them, and key differences between the two. 

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Conference Chair Massage Pros and Cons

By Erin Hall on Mar 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Are you considering bringing chair massage to your next conference? Many conference planners use chair massage as a way to break up the event, provide some stress relief to attendees, and create an interesting and memorable perk. 

But you may be wondering if there are any downsides to having chair massage therapy at a conference. In this article, we'll cover the pros and cons to conference chair massage.

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Why Don't More Companies Have On Site Corporate Spas?

By Erin Hall on Mar 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you're looking into bringing onsite spa services to your employees, you're a member of an exclusive group. Onsite spa services for employees are still a relatively untapped benefit -- but not for much longer.

In this article, we cover what companies that have these services have in common, and the main reasons other companies haven't jumped on-board yet. 

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Best Chair Massage Locations for On Site Massage at Work

By Erin Hall on Mar 16, 2016 11:09:51 AM

As I've written about before, a massage chair doesn't require too much space to set up. So even if you have enough room, you still might not know the best place to put the chair in the first place. 

In this article, we'll cover pros and cons of having your office chair massage program or event in different areas of your office.

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4 Must-Haves For a Successful Corporate Wellness Program

By Erin Hall on Mar 15, 2016 3:13:30 PM

In all the work we've done to help companies keep employees stress-free and happy, it always comes back to the wellness program. But how can you make a corporate wellness program that really works? 

In this article, we'll cover 4 basic areas of wellness that will keep employees on the right track. 

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Surprising Keys to Improving Employee Productivity

By Erin Hall on Mar 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Does the thought of giving your employees the freedom to work how and when they want make your blood run cold?

For many managers, it might. But more studies are indicating that employee success and business productivity are actually strengthened by flexible work schedules and more frequent break times. 

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Using Employee Recognition to Drive Success

By Erin Hall on Mar 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Wondering what the big deal is with employee recognition? Recent studies show that showing employees appreciation for their work can affect your overall business productivity. 

See how employee appreciation can drive your business to be more successful and how to get started. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Volunteer Days at Work

By Erin Hall on Mar 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Why offer volunteer days as a workplace benefit? Companies that want to offer unique benefits to their employees include the option to take paid days off to provide volunteer services. Employees love it, and so does the local community.

In this article, we'll talk about what volunteer days are, which organizations to partner with, and how to get started. Let's go!

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Top 7 Employee Recognition Apps & Programs to Improve Culture

By Erin Hall on Mar 4, 2016 2:17:01 PM

We all know how important employee recognition is for keeping morale high. And companies today have tons of options when it comes to automating employee feedback. 

In this article, we'll review the top 7 staff feedback and recognition programs you can buy, including features and price of each system.

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Mental Health Support at Work

By Erin Hall on Mar 2, 2016 12:45:21 PM

Providing mental health support at work means creating a workplace where all employees are empowered to do good work, be successful, and contribute to the team.

In this article, we'll address how mental health affects employees on the job and how to support these employees.

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What Should I Wear For a Chair Massage?

By Erin Hall on Mar 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Since chair massages are done while the client is fully clothed, new clients often wonder if there's anything specific they should or shouldn't wear.

In this article we'll go over what you can expect from a chair massage, including the best clothes for a chair massage. We finish with 3 other common questions about chair massage. 

Topics: chair massage
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Starting an Onsite Corporate Spa for Your Employees

By Erin Hall on Feb 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Ever hear of an on site corporate spa? If not, don't worry -- it's a bit of a well-kept secret among big companies.

In this article, we'll talk about what corporate spas are, why companies are starting to build them, and what it takes to start your own corporate spa for your employees. 

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Breathing Exercises for Workplace Stress Relief

By Erin Hall on Feb 25, 2016 10:42:50 AM

Of all the workplace stress remedies there are, breathing techniques are some of the easiest. They're free, accessible at any time, and require no supplies. 

Here are some easy breathing exercises for the workplace. 

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Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Key to Great Culture

By Erin Hall on Feb 24, 2016 2:14:20 PM

One key to creating great company culture is the level of emotional intelligence workers and managers have.

In this article, we'll give a definition of emotional intelligence, why it matters at work, and key ways to improve it. 

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Managing Virtual Teams: Keys to Success

By Erin Hall on Feb 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Working with a 100% virtual team means lower overhead costs, flexible work schedules, and agility that's not accessible to traditional companies.

But it takes effort and focus to make it work. In this article, we'll cover the tips, tricks, and tools that work best for us.

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Wellness Incentive Ideas: Why Offer this to Employees

By Erin Hall on Feb 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The key to a successful workplace wellness program is having enjoyable activities and events that actually work. But some employees need a little more encouragement to join in on the fun.

That's where incentives come in. In this article, we'll cover all you'll need to know about company wellness program incentives.

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Resources to Manage Workplace Stress

By Erin Hall on Feb 17, 2016 12:00:38 PM

We all need a little help managing our daily stress at work. We've compiled this list of online resources and articles to get you through the day.

Each link is packed full of great ideas and insight into making workplace stress a little easier to handle. 

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What to Expect at Your First Table Massage Event

By Erin Hall on Feb 16, 2016 6:31:41 PM

Whenever we book new clients for a table massage event, we like to give them an idea of what to expect. It's particularly helpful for companies that have never had a massage event or program before, so they can be prepared.  

We put together this guide as a way to help companies understand what to expect at their upcoming table massage event. 

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Beating Employee Stress: Using Music Therapy at Work

By Erin Hall on Feb 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you're looking for unique ways to bring wellness to your employees, music therapy has some interesting uses and benefits.  

Music therapy can be used in for several specific physical or mental wellness conditions, as well as for general personal growth, empowerment, and stress reduction. See how you can use it in the workplace. 

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Financial Wellness Programs at Work

By Erin Hall on Feb 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We talk a lot about employee stress here, so we'd be remiss to avoid talking about financial stress, too. 72% of Americans report feelings stressed about money, according to the American Psychological Association. And a study from Prudential reports that "39% of employees spend three hours or more each week dealing with issues related to personal finance."  

It's reasons like these that companies are turning to financial support programs to help lower employee stress. Here's how those programs work. 

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How to Increase Employee Happiness

By Erin Hall on Feb 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

What can companies do to keep employees happy? It's a common question, and since we're in the business of employee satisfaction, we've heard it many times before. 

In this article, we'll cover 5 key concepts to getting happier employees, as well as key ways to start each step.

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Employee Appreciation Day: How to Set Up a Chair Massage Event

By Erin Hall on Feb 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Employee appreciation day is just about a month away on Friday, March 4, 2016. As a national corporate massage company, we'll be pretty busy that day. To help you and other businesses prepare, here's an overview of in-office massage events for staff appreciation day.

In this article, we'll cover all you need to know to set up a one-day massage event for your employees, including what to expect before, during, and after the massage day. 

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7 Problems That Employee Stress Management Programs Solve

By Erin Hall on Feb 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Employee stress is something to be expected. Some research shows that some levels of stress are actually a good thing. But too much work stress causes employee burnout and other unfortunate consequences. 

In this article, we'll cover what causes employee stress, components of a stress management program, and how to get started. 

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What is Company Culture? (And Does It Matter for Your Company?)

By Erin Hall on Feb 4, 2016 2:10:11 PM

Working in the workplace wellness industry, business owners ask us all the time: What's the deal with culture? It's a fair question, because while lots has been said about organizational culture, it can still remain somewhat of a mystery.

In this article, we'll cover what company culture is, how it's created, and what it means for you business. Finally, we'll cover a few key ideas to get started shaping your company culture to the best it can be. 

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Corporate Wellness Laws

By Erin Hall on Feb 1, 2016 5:29:59 PM

Employers who want to keep their workers healthy shouldn't have to worry about risking litigation to do so. But there are some laws in place that wellness directors are regularly in violation of, whether they know it or not.

Here's a list of 4 must-know laws that will keep wellness directors from crossing the line. 

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How to Have On Site Chair Massage in a Secure Facility

By Erin Hall on Jan 29, 2016 2:06:14 PM

In the workplace massage business, massage therapists go in and out of other company's buildings everyday. Our clients often wonder how to navigate having massage therapists on site while sticking to their security protocols. 

It's a common question and one we've answered for our clients many times. We've seen companies go about this in a few different ways. 

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How to Get the Best Chair Massage

By Erin Hall on Jan 28, 2016 11:05:56 AM

Got a chair massage coming up? If you've never had a chair massage before, you're probably wondering what to expect and if there's anything you should do. 

For the most part, your job is to sit there and relax -- but that can be easier said than done. Here are some tips on how to get the most from your chair massage. 

Topics: chair massage
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Signs of a Workplace Wellness Expert

By Erin Hall on Jan 27, 2016 6:09:54 PM

Workplace wellness leaders are expected to provide concrete ways to keep employees healthy. But to be considered an expert in this field, you've got to find ways to make workplace wellness programs rewarding, successful, and even profitable.

Here are 6 things wellness experts like you know all about. 

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What We're NOT at Incorporate Massage

By Amelia Wilcox on Jan 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It's not you, it's us. 

Don't take it personally.

There are just some things about how we operate here at Incorporate Massage that means we're not a good fit for every company who wants chair massage.

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Utah's Best Examples of Company Culture [infographic]

By Erin Hall on Jan 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Utah's businesses are thriving more than ever. With a growing list of amazing companies to work for, workers in Utah are in a great position to build awesome careers. 

One reason for this great atmosphere is the way Utah companies embrace their company culture and values. 

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What Is an Onsite Health Clinic?

By Erin Hall on Jan 18, 2016 2:43:59 PM

Workplace health clinics are becoming a popular way for companies to address employee wellness concerns. Though there may be significant upfront costs, some companies are choosing to create these clinics as a way to get in control of employee health costs. 

In this article, we'll cover what an onsite health clinic includes, why some companies build them, and common concerns some businesses have about starting an onsite clinic. 

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Workplace Massage Programs: How to Convince Your Boss

By Erin Hall on Jan 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

When I tell people the kind of work this company provides, I can usually predict the first thing they'll say:

"I wish my boss would do that," they'll say with a sigh.

For the most part, employees feel like office massage is a perk they would love to have, but they think their boss would never go for. So here's a handy reference to help you convince your skeptical leader of the benefits of office chair massage. 

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9 Things to Know About Company Culture

By Erin Hall on Jan 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It's not a buzzword and it's not going away any time soon.

Business owners and managers are still working at unpacking what "workplace culture" even means. So here's a handy list of tips to get you started. 

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The Ultimate Cheatsheet for a Stress-Free Workplace

By Erin Hall on Jan 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You know that feeling when your to-do list starts to get too long to do anything about? 

Not only do you have yesterday's tasks you didn't get to, but now you're adding more things to your list. And they're all important.

That's how your body feels when dealing with chronic stress.

Not only is it dealing with whatever happened yesterday, but now it's got today's stressors to deal with too. 

Without regularly sending that stress on its way, you'll keep building up your mental, emotional, and physical to-do lists. 

In this article, we'll review the causes of workplace stress, along with ideas to address each of them. 

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What You Need to Know: Office Massage and Liability Insurance

By Erin Hall on Jan 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Companies who bring in massage therapists to work on their employees want it to be an easy process. It doesn't make sense to have a program designed to reduce stress that actually causes more stress when trying to set it up. 

But when wellness directors or HR managers have to spend time worrying about the therapists' insurance coverage, it becomes stressful. 

Like discussions of insurance coverage of any kind, most of the conversation involves thinking about situations you hope will never happen. And yet, sometimes they do, so it's better to have the conversation ahead of time.

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Employee Retention Tips

By Erin Hall on Jan 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The biggest problem managers have with employee retention is not knowing what steps to take to improve it.

It's like being on a sinking ship and not knowing where the leak is to fix it. Managers who are losing employees left and right are stumped. And all you're looking for is an answer to the question: Why are my employees leaving? 

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Checklist for Evaluating Your Workplace Wellness Program

By Erin Hall on Jan 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Wondering how your wellness program stacks up? This checklist gives an overview of the basics you need for an effective workplace wellness program. 

Run through the list and see if your program needs any improvement. 

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How Much Space Is Needed For Corporate Chair Massages?

By Erin Hall on Jan 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you're looking into bringing chair massage into your office for the first time, you'll have a lot of questions. (Personally, we love answering questions about seated massage.

A typical concern is about how much space it takes to give a chair massage. Fear not, the answer is below.

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How to Solve the 5 Biggest Problems with Stressful Jobs

By Erin Hall on Jan 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Employees who are in stressful jobs feel like there is no hope for things to get better. When there's poor communication, lack of clarity, and all-around confusion at work, it can be hard for them to feel motivated to even show up day after day. 

The good news is that business leaders can do something about it. Here are some ideas to solve the top 5 causes of job-related stress. 

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Massage Therapists vs Massage Chairs

By Erin Hall on Dec 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you're looking into investing in stress relief for your company, you may be wondering what's best: a massage therapist or an electronic massage chair. 

It's a fair question with a lot of factors to consider. Let's dive in. 

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What's a Chair Massage Without the Chair?

By Erin Hall on Dec 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Not every business is able to find space for office chair massage. And some workers aren't able to leave their workstations to get a massage during the day anyway. 

The solution to these issues is to give employees chair massages at their desks in their regular desk chairs. Here's how it works. 

Topics: chair massage
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7 Ways to Screw Up Your Corporate Chair Massage Program

By Erin Hall on Dec 16, 2015 3:30:00 PM

The last thing you want in your mission to de-stress your employees is to accidentally make things worse. Check out this list of 7 things to avoid to make your office massage program run smoothly. 

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What is a Seated Massage?

By Erin Hall on Dec 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Are you looking for a basic overview of what seated massage is?

In this article, we'll cover how chair massage is different from table massage as well as some benefits of seated massage. 

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The Culture of Company Culture

By Erin Hall on Dec 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

You can't be a business owner, manager, or CEO and avoid the world of company culture. It's not enough these days to turn out a good product or service that your customers are happy with.

If your employees aren't happy, you'll know about it. (And let's face it, the rest of the world will hear about it sooner or later.)

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How This One Hiring Decision Changes a Company's Culture

By Erin Hall on Dec 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When hiring for an open position, you may be wondering if your best bet is to recruit internally or hire a newcomer.

See what the latest Society for Human Resource Management report has to say. 

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3 Ways Non-Profits Can Budget for Office Chair Massages

By Erin Hall on Dec 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It's often the people who most need a therapeutic massage who don't get one. Teachers, nurses, and employees at non-profits come to mind. It's not that the interest isn't there. It's because these dedicated workers spend so much time and energy helping other people, that their own needs get pushed to the back burner. 

For non-profit workers, funding can be the main barrier. Because of how non-profit organizations are financially structured, it can be much more difficult to set money aside for employee massages

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The State of Workplace Wellness Report

By Erin Hall on Nov 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you're having trouble making your workplace wellness program stick, you're not alone. Recent studies show there are areas for improvement with just about every corporate health program. 

Though each program's problem areas may differ, a key way to start making changes is by seeing things from an employee perspective.

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What Happens When Company Growth Kills Chair Massage Programs

By Erin Hall on Nov 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Great news: business is booming! Now for the bad news: your employee massage program can't keep up.

It's a concern we hear about frequently. See how we've solved it, once and for all. 

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Best Holiday Gifts for Employees: $10 to $125 and up

By Erin Hall on Nov 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

 Your hardworking employees deserve a token of appreciation, especially after a long year of dedication.

With employee gift ideas ranging from $10 to $125 and up, a company of any size is sure to find some great holiday gift ideas here.

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4 Ways to Bring Chair Massage to Your Remote Team

By Erin Hall on Nov 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you have a mobile team where everyone is on the go (in different directions), you can't rely on a typical office massage set-up. You'll have to get creative.

Our therapists are used to this kind of thing. See how we've helped some of our clients bring stress reduction to their remote workforce.

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Employee Benefits Close the Deal for Top Talent Recruits

By Erin Hall on Nov 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Great benefits packages don't just take care of employees.

A recent study shows that employee benefits can improve the company itself -- by way of recruiting talent. 

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees You Haven't Considered

By Erin Hall on Nov 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It's not too early to start thinking about employee gifts for the holidays. Keep your budget tidy by planning now so you don't have to scramble at the last minute. 

Here are some unique employee gift ideas to get you started.

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Too Ticklish for Massage Therapy?

By Erin Hall on Oct 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you've avoided getting a therapeutic massage because of the fear that you'll get tickled, you're not alone. Many people have this concern, especially when they haven't had a massage before. 

In this article, we'll reassure these fears and show you why you shouldn't worry about being ticklish when you get a massage.

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How to Empower Your Employees to Improve Retention

By Erin Hall on Oct 28, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Call it "soft skills" if you must, but to be on the leading edge of business today means knowing how to encourage and empower employees. 

But what does that mean, exactly? Business.com spelled it out for all of us. 

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Worker's Compensation Insurance: What are the Facts?

By Erin Hall on Oct 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The last thing any business owner wants is for an employee to get injured on the job. But it's a reality you need to prepare for. 

And depending on a few factors, you may be legally required to have worker's compensation insurance. 

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The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Workplace Wellness

By Erin Hall on Oct 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In this line of work, we've seen some amazing examples of workplace wellness done right. Unfortunately, we've also seen some pretty bad choices.

Check out some of the worst advice we've heard about corporate wellness programs. 

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Are Massages Painful?

By Teresa Freckleton, LMT on Oct 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

As a massage therapist, people often ask me if massages are painful or if they need to be painful to be effective.

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5 Office Stress Busters You Can Start Utilizing Today

By Erin Hall on Oct 21, 2015 2:30:00 PM

Stress affects both the mind and the body. So effective stress-busters will address both.

Incorporate one of these ideas today and watch how your daily workday stress changes. 

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The Employee Review Process is Changing, Like It or Not

By Erin Hall on Oct 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The way employees are getting reviewed is changing. While some companies have done away with annual reviews completely, others are adopting a more on-going review approach. 

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Do Onsite Health Clinics Work? The Results Are In

By Erin Hall on Oct 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The latest trend in workplace wellness is the creation of worksite health clinics. These clinics provide primary medical care and rehabilitation services to a company's employees and their dependents.

A new study reports the early results of some companies who created these onsite clinics for their workers. 

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4 Changes That'll Make a Big Difference for Company Culture

By Erin Hall on Oct 14, 2015 3:10:54 PM

If your company culture is on a road to improvement, there are thousands of things you could do to make your culture better.

But you don't have to tackle them all at once. Try these 4 suggestions first and see how your company transforms. 

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3 Ways Corporate Massage Lowers Employee Turnover

By Erin Hall on Oct 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Time and time again, there is one main reason employees cite for leaving one job for another: "My manager sucked."

This boils down to culture. A company culture that allows managers to perform poorly will be a company with a high turnover rate. Poorly performing management teams could be due to managers themselves being overworked or by not being managed well from above.

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Best Corporate Offsite Locations in Your Own Town

By Erin Hall on Oct 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Corporate offsite retreats are staple in the world of company culture. Company retreats can be a refreshing break from the daily grind.

And a key component to the whole thing is location, location, location. 

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Can Massage Lower Your Healthcare Costs?

By Erin Hall on Oct 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Every business owner we've talked to is interested in ways to save their company money. 

Health care is one area that is often assessed for ways to reduce company spending. If you're looking for unique ways to cut back on employee health care spending, consider the ways corporate massage can help.

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Workplace Benefits 101: Are Your Employees Covered?

By Erin Hall on Oct 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

As a business owner, it's important to keep your employees' benefits at the forefront of your priorities. Satisfied employees stick around longer and produce better work. 

Aside from basics like time off for jury duty, employees will expect other benefits, such as a 401(k) program, paid days off, and other perks. 

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Should a Company Pay for Massage Therapists to Take Breaks?

By Erin Hall on Oct 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When you hire a massage company to work on your employees, you want to get every ounce of stress-relief you're paying for.

So what happens when the massage therapist takes breaks? Should you be responsible for paying for their break time? 

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Telecommuting Pros & Cons

By Erin Hall on Oct 2, 2015 12:30:00 PM

A company made up of telecommuters is agile and lightweight. Both business owners and workers can find reasons to love being part of a mobile workforce. 

But there are some downsides that mean telecommuting is not a one-size-fits-all solution. 

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Does Seated Massage Increase Employee Productivity?

By Erin Hall on Oct 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Productive employees work hard, work smart, and check things off their to-do list. If you're a business owner or manager, you want your employees on their A-game as much as possible.

But rather than leaving it to chance (or hoping everyone got a good night's sleep or enough coffee) you can actually create an environment that supports the productivity you want to see. 

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The Anatomy of a Better Workday Break

By Erin Hall on Sep 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

As an HR manger, you already understand the importance of workday breaks for your employees.

But what you may not know is that making a few small changes to break time can reap great productivity results. 

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10 Signs You Should Invest in Corporate Massage Therapy

By Amelia Wilcox on Sep 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Corporate massage is definitely not a cure-all for every office problem. There are a lot of things that a massage simply won’t solve.

If your corporate culture just sucks, a massage program won’t fix that. If you aren’t paying your people what they’re worth, a 15 minute massage won’t cover that up. It’s possible that you may need more help than corporate massage can provide.

But there is quite a bit that chair massage actually can do for companies looking to improve certain aspects of their business. Here is a list of some problems our clients have solved with a little chair massage, and we have the data to back it up.

 

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18 Weeks of Insight from America's HR Leaders- Interviews

By Erin Hall on Sep 22, 2015 4:10:00 PM

Our video interview series has come to a close! Over the past several months we've gotten some great insight into all kinds of things an HR manager has to deal with. See all 18 videos here!

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"Culture Starts at The Top": Leaders Talk Culture & Retention

By Erin Hall on Sep 15, 2015 3:30:00 PM

When HR leaders wonder about common concerns like employee retention, how to improve company culture, and best ways to boost morale, they turn to other HR leaders.

See what these human resources professionals have to say about these topics and more.

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Why GE Axed Yearly Performance Reviews

By Erin Hall on Sep 14, 2015 3:19:02 PM

The performance review as we know it is dead. GE and other business giants have been kicking performance reviews to the curb.

See why these corporations are moving away from a decades-old method in favor of new review processes.

Topics: HR
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Amazon's Top 10 Books To Improve Your Company Culture

By Erin Hall on Sep 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Clear your bedside table -- these books on workplace culture bring fresh ideas as well as classic reminders of how to build great company culture. Make it a goal to read one or two this year. 

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Quick Quips from HR Leaders About Corporate Chair Massage

By Erin Hall on Sep 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Does corporate chair massage improve morale? How does it affect the company's wellness efforts? Or the overall company culture?

We asked industry leaders for their input, and here's what they had to say. 

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Proven Ways to Boost Employee Morale: Why Office Massage

By Erin Hall on Sep 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Employee morale is the cornerstone of a successful business. Without dedicated workers, no business can get very far.

Creating employee dedication means keeping morale high. Find out why office massage programs are a guaranteed way to boost morale. 

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Irresistible Health Fair Giveaways to Boost Attendance

By Erin Hall on Sep 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In order to make an impact, company health fairs need to draw employees in. The best way to do this is to offer enticing door prizes and giveaways. 

In addition to getting valuable health information, your employees can walk away with a stash of goodies. Check out this list for some great health fair giveaways ideas. 

Topics: health fairs
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Chronic Stress in the Workplace: How Massage Can Help

By Erin Hall on Aug 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Stressed out employees don't work at their highest potential. They're tired, irritable, and burnt out. So what can be done about it?

It's a question we've heard too many times to count. In this article, we show you the effects of stress in the workplace and how chair massage can help. 

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10 Best Corporate Retreat Ideas: Building Culture Offsite

By Erin Hall on Aug 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If your corporate offsite is coming up, and you're looking for ways to keep ideas fresh and engagement high, look no further.

We've pulled together some great corporate retreat ideas to get you started.

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Can Office Massages Really Lower Workers Comp Claims?

By Erin Hall on Aug 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Is it all hype? Or does workplace massage really lower workers comp claims?

Check out what one human resources professional has to say about how office massage has saved the company money. (video below)

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Best Employee Perks and Benefits: Your Ultimate Masterlist

By Erin Hall on Aug 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In charge of the benefits spending plan? Check out this all-inclusive list to make sure you're spending right.

From the traditional 401k to the more creative services like onsite car detailing, see how you could be showing your employees how much they're worth to you. 

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Which Top Company in Your Field Has an Onsite Health Clinic?

By Erin Hall on Aug 20, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Employers everywhere are getting smart about keeping health costs down. Businesses in every sector have begun embracing onsite health clinics, and they're seeing real results. Onsite clinics are a proven way to control healthcare spending, keep employees healthier and injury free, and increasing productivity. 

Check out the top players in each business sector with an onsite wellness center.

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4 Lessons About Company Culture You Learned as a Kid

By Erin Hall on Aug 19, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Turns out mom was right -- it's better to eat your vegetables before dessert, and sometimes naps are necessary.

See what else your childhood taught you about corporate culture.

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5 Steps for Starting a Corporate Massage Program

By Erin Hall on 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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Is Managing a Workplace Massage Program Too Much Work?

By Erin Hall on Aug 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Many of our clients' first concerns about their new massage program was that managing the schedule would be too much work. First off, a workplace massage program shouldn't create more problems for the office -- it should solve them (at least some of them). 

Here at Incorporate Massage, we've heard these concerns and have implemented a streamlined program that requires minimal upkeep on our clients' part.

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See How These 2 HR Managers Built Solid Company Culture

By Erin Hall on Aug 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We asked two workplace wellness pros the following question: What are the most important elements that contribute to your company's culture? 

Check out what they had to say in the video below!

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Corporate Chair Massage Cost: How To Make It Work

By Erin Hall on Aug 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When considering bringing chair massage into a business, many leaders first wonder about cost: How will we afford it? 

You're not alone with that question. Our clients have come up with some great ways to cut costs when bringing chair massage into the business. This article will demystify some of these financial concerns.

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Is Technology Making Company Culture Better or Worse?

By Erin Hall on Aug 5, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Picture this: you're finishing up a project and need one last piece of input from a business contact. You dutifully type up your letter, and stick in in the outgoing mailbox. After a week you receive a letter with the information you need and you finish your project right on time.

For better or for worse, those days are long behind us. Technological advancements have completely changed the day in the life of the average corporate employee. And it's not just deadlines that are affected -- tech has shaped your company culture.

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Simple Keys to Create Killer Culture

By Erin Hall on Aug 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

So you want an awesome company culture, but you're not sure where to start? In this video, you'll learn 6 easy things to do to get the workplace culture of your dreams. Be sure to check out the video below!

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4 Signs Your Company Culture is Ready for 360 Degree Reviews

By Erin Hall on Aug 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The 360 degree review is a classic business tool used to assess each employee's work ethic, teamwork, effectiveness, and productivity. Getting perspective from an employee's colleagues, subordinates, and supervisors can give in-depth insight not considered from a top-down approach.

When they're not implemented well, it can be disastrous for your company. Here are 4 indicators that your culture is ready. 

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What to Expect at Your First Chair Massage Event

By Amelia Wilcox on Jul 29, 2015 2:40:02 PM

Every year we provide massage for hundreds of corporate clients across the U.S. and one of the most common things they want to know when booking a massage event with us for the first time is, "What happens next?"

This is a really great question and it's an important question for anyone getting started with a massage at their office for the first time.

What we are going to do in this article is build out a cheatsheet for any first timer who's wanting to know what to expect with their first chair massage event.

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How Company Culture Feeds Recruitment and Retention [video]

By Erin Hall on Jul 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We asked workplace wellness leaders how their company culture affects new talent recruitment and employee retention. Check out the video below. 

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How to Pick the Best Office Massage Provider for Your Company

By Amelia Wilcox on Jul 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

What we do here at Incorporate Massage isn't a good fit for every single business. And there are a lot of workplace massage choices out there to choose from that fit different businesses, corporate cultures, and budgets.

What we are going to do in this article is explore and compare the different options out there for office massage services so you can find the option that works best for your situation.

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3 Quick Tips to Boost Employee Morale

By Erin Hall on Jul 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Keeping employee morale high is a must for a workplace culture to thrive. See how these 3 HR leaders do it. Don't miss the video below! 

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Telecommuting Policies: 5 Rules HR Managers Should Include

By Erin Hall on Jul 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Whether you have one employee working from home, or a whole team of telecommuters, you've got to have a telecommuting policy plan. Just like you have an office dress code, you'll need a work code for your telecommuters to abide by (even if they are wearing fuzzy bunny slippers).

Check out these 5 things you've got to include to run a successful work-from-home program for your business. 

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Top 10 Corporate Massage Therapy Problems and Solutions

By Amelia Wilcox on Jul 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When you are considering corporate massage therapy at your office, some problems might come up. From budgets and scheduling to liability and compliance, there are a lot of reasons that you, or the people upstairs, might have some reservations. 

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Top 3 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

By Erin Hall on Jul 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Given the time, effort, and money that goes into hiring the right people, employee retention is a must for HR managers. 

The secret sauce includes a generous portion of your company culture. Without it, your employees are less likely to be excited about the work they do. And less passion means they're likely scanning the want ads. 

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Innovations in Workplace Wellness: What the Future Holds

By Erin Hall on Jul 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Did you ever think you'd meet your life coach at work? How about getting weekly counseling sessions on-site to support your mental health needs?

These ideas and more are helping innovative workplace wellness leaders propel their wellness programs forward.

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Best HR Hiring Software: Top 4 Applicant Tracking Programs

By Erin Hall on Jul 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The right hiring software can make the hiring process easier, data-driven, and seamless.

The best programs incorporate recruiting, screening, hiring, and onboarding to make a hiring manager's job easier. Check out these 4 awesome hiring tools.

Topics: recruitment
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How to Start an Onsite Health Clinic: 5 Essential Steps

By Erin Hall on Jul 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Employee absenteeism and health care premium costs are major concerns for big companies. More and more companies are addressing this with their own fully functional onsite health clinics.

Onsite clinics allow businesses to significantly cut health care costs by avoiding billing insurance as often, which also helps to keep premiums lower.   

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Corporate Wellness Ideas: 5 HR Leaders on What Works Best

By Erin Hall on Jul 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Ever thought about starting a company garden? One top HR leader did just that, and it's become one of the company's most popular programs.

Check out that program and more in our latest video interview.

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3 Keys to Recruiting Millennials: Where to Find Them & More

By Erin Hall on Jul 1, 2015 1:15:00 PM

There are approximately 80 million U.S. millennials, which is a sizable portion of the workforce. So it's no surprise that hiring managers are doing all they can to reach out to this generation. 

Here are some must-haves to finding -- and retaining -- the biggest workforce since the Baby Boomers.

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Trigger Points: How Massage Can Help

By Teresa Freckleton, LMT on Jun 22, 2015 2:45:00 PM

Anyone who's had a massage has heard their massage therapist mention knots and trigger points. But what do these words mean? Why does your therapist start working on your upper back or neck when you've said the problem is in your arms and hands? 

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5 Affordable Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress [video]

By Erin Hall on Jun 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Work is often cited as the #1 biggest stressor in people's lives. So it's no wonder that finding ways to reduce workplace stress is top-of-mind for most HR professionals.

In week 5 of our Secrets of Human Resources video series, our experts share their best practices on creating a stress-free office. Check out our video interviews below! 

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5 Workplace Morale Boosters for 24-Hour Hospital Employees

By Erin Hall on Jun 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Your 24/7 hospital may have some quiet times throughout the day (and night) but your employees are always ready to spring into action when needed.

Where most 9-5 jobs can make time for a Friday afternoon social hour, 24-hour facilities don't have a natural break in the work week -- mainly because there really isn't a work "week". So how can you create ways to boost employee morale? 

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Chair Massages on Legs & Feet?

By Amelia Wilcox on Jun 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I was talking to a client this week and they asked me a question that we get all the time from people getting chair massages. They asked me if they can get massage on their legs and feet? 

 With chair massage, people usually just do neck and shoulders. But what happens if you really need some hip work to help with your sciatica? Or some foot massage for your achy feet?

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Lunch & Learn Topics Your Employees Actually Want

By Erin Hall on Jun 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Are you looking for creative ideas for office lunch and learn topics? You're not alone. If you're tasked with the project of bringing dynamic lunch and learn topics to your team, we've got a list of great ideas to get you started.

The key to keeping employees engaged with a lunchtime learning session is given them topics that they are interested in. No, not topics the higher-ups are interested in (though you can sneak some of that in occasionally), but information that is relevant to them: how they work, self-improvement, career-enhancing ideas, etc.  

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8 Creative Wellness Program Ideas You Need to Consider

By Greg Fox on Jun 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you're like everyone else, you are racing to attract talent. And a very big part of that race is corporate wellness programs.

But right now healthier snacks and a gym reimbursement aren't differentiators anymore, so companies are looking for more creative ways to bring health into the workplace.

And by thinking outside the box and implementing some fresh corporate wellness program ideas, you can attract better talent while improving health in the process.

 

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How to Improve Wellness Program Participation [video]

By Erin Hall on Jun 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We asked our 5 corporate wellness leaders how they improved employee involvement in their wellness programs. Some answers were common knowledge, but there were some surprises. Check out the video interviews below!

 

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Guide to Instant Stress Relief

By Greg Fox on May 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

My 9-5 is pretty stressful. I wish it wasn’t, but there’s really no other way to put it. I show up, go to a few meetings, respond to emails, and try to squeeze in a bit of actual work before I head back into meetings for the rest of the day.

And then there’s the travel. Lots of travel and planes and cabs and more meetings. When I get home at night, I realize, usually for the first time during the day, that I haven’t had a minute to stop, think, and relax.

Mostly, I realize in an instant that I’m stressed out.

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4 Ways To Provide On Site Chair Massage On a Budget

By Amelia Wilcox on May 27, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Clients often ask a very important question--How do I make on site chair massages fit my budget?

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How to Start a Corporate Wellness Program: Advice from HR

By Erin Hall on May 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM

We asked top HR VPs what advice they would give to someone who was starting a corporate wellness program. We heard some great ideas, as well as insight into how their programs began.

One theme was echoed loud and clear by everyone: whatever program you build, it’s got to be authentic to your company’s culture. Check out the video interviews below!

 

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The Evolution of Workplace Wellness from Cigs to Apps

By Erin Hall on May 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The picture of today’s ideal corporate wellness program looks like this:

An energetic, dynamic program with a well-defined set of expectations and options. Employees are excited about it. Data abounds. There are gym memberships, mental health days, biometric readings, team events like mud runs and boot camps.

There’s camaraderie and an overall sense that your boss didn’t put the program together just because it helps the company’s bottom line. Oh, and also, it helps the company’s bottom line.

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Health Fair Planning: 4 Critical Steps for Success

By Greg Fox on May 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I like a few things in life. I like a good book. I enjoy traveling, and I love a good cat video. Among my many likes is having a good time—especially during work hours. If I can find a good excuse to get up from my desk, interrupt my routine, and smile a bit between 9-5, I’m all for it.

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How Pros Build Company Culture From The Ground Up

By Greg Fox on May 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I've got a thing for Southwest Airlines. And it’s not just the prices. There is something fundamentally different about Southwest that makes them my go-to airline.

It dates back to my first flight with them. I was flying to Las Vegas, so people were admittedly a little happier on this flight. But there was one point where the flight attendant locked eyes with me, and she actually threw a bag of peanuts at me with a smile. A little gesture that made a big impact.

And that was just the start. Southwest Airlines employees seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs, which made my experience all the better. And I think it starts with the company’s culture.

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Secrets from the Leaders in Corporate Wellness [Video]

By Amelia Wilcox on May 13, 2015 8:57:00 AM

Clients often ask us for ways to enhance their wellness programs since we see a LOT of corporate wellness programs across the U.S.

 

Since we get that question so often, I thought the best way to answer it would be to let the leaders in Human Recources and Corporate Wellness teach it themselves.

 

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How One Special Chair Can Boost Your Health Fair Attendance

By Erin Hall on May 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Corporate health fairs are a big deal. Everyone who's anyone seems to be digging in to this growing corporate wellness trend. And for good reason too!

Unfortunately, health fairs, which are so important to businesses, are not known for being fun or memorable. Lots of employees don't make attending a priority and some even avoid health fairs. 

But fear not! We are here to help! 

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Your Guide to Healthy Workplace Posture: Office Ergonomics

By Erin Hall on Apr 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Poor posture during your workday can cause serious injury – from the dreaded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in your wrists to chronic tight hips from sitting all day.

Thankfully, there’s a whole line of office furniture and equipment designed to make your workday a little less stressful. Find out how office ergonomics can make a difference in your physical health. 

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Corporate Wellness Program Ideas Beyond the Gym Membership

By Greg Fox on Apr 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Is corporate wellness just a buzzword? Or is it a program? An initiative? For better or worse, it’s all three. At least that's the way many organizations think of it today. Truth is, corporate wellness is thrown around so much today that it has lost most of its meaning. Typical corporate wellness program ideas can range from discounted gym memberships to a complete, all-out, comprehensive wellness plan.

But there are so many other ways to engage your employees with their health.

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Workplace Massage Pros and Cons: Individual vs. Company

By Greg Fox on Mar 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

We’ll be the first to admit we’re a little biased when it comes to workplace massage. Bringing massage into the office in any form is a good idea (in our humble opinion).

But even though corporate massage is a no-brainer, actually bringing it into the office is easier said than done. From getting the green light from your decision-maker, to scheduling your first workplace massage, there are a lot of factors to consider.

One of the most common questions we hear is: 

Should I hire an individual massage therapist or a corporate massage company?

Unfortunately there’s no easy answer. Let’s outline 5 of the biggest pros and cons to both.

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Workplace Wellness ROI: What Are The Facts of the Investments?

By Erin Hall on Mar 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

How do you know if your workplace wellness program is successful? Do you measure it by the number of sick days not taken, or the number of employees who have stopped smoking through a smoking cessation program?

As much as you may love your employees and care about their health, your job as a business owner is to make sure your decisions make financial sense. So how can you tell if your wellness program is saving your money or if it’s just money down the drain?

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6 Worst Corporate Wellness Mistakes

By Greg Fox on Mar 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Corporate wellness is a given. It’s such a given, in fact, that the term has become somewhat of a cliché.

Everyone’s got a corporate wellness plan. Board members have ideas, employees have ideas. Facebook has ideas. Pinterest has ideas. Pretty soon your crowd sourcing ideas, second guessing your own ideas, and the list goes on. 

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Dynamic vs. Static Stretching: Are You Stretching All Wrong?

By Brooke Edde, LMT on Mar 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Ever been told to prevent or treat pain and injury by stretching more? The old school thought that stretching is relaxing and therapeutic for tight muscles is not only a misconception but it’s not proven!

The idea of stretching is like a VCR, an obsolete form of technology. As technology develops and brings forth new information, we find new adaptations of what is actually good for us.

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Corporate Chair Massage: Steps to an Effective Massage Program

By Erin Hall on Mar 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you’ve already decided to offer a regular corporate chair massage service to your employees, you’re in good company.

Companies including Eddie Bauer and Google offer a regular in-house office massage program to their employees. By making the workplace a place of rejuvenation, these companies are merging employee wellness with employee incentives to stick around.

A one-time office massage event is a great way to reward your employees and is relatively easy to set up, but an on-going massage wellness program takes a little more forethought and structure. So how do you start?

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4 Worth-It Lunch and Learn Topics

By Greg Fox on Mar 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

“Lunch and learn” might be the easiest office vernacular to understand. It is exactly what it claims to be—a lunch where one learns—at least ostensibly. Usually, however, it seems like there isn’t much to learn.

When employees are asked to bring their own lunch, attendance runs low. An office provided lunch boosts attendance (obviously), but more often than not it turns into an Instagram session while the material is presented.  

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Chair Massage: To Tip or Not to Tip?

By Amelia Wilcox on Feb 26, 2015 8:30:00 AM

When a massage therapist comes into your workplace with some magic stress-relieving hands, and they cure what ails you, you probably feel like you want to repay them for that service somehow. But is tipping appropriate in a corporate setting? Is tipping an expectation when corporate massage services are rendered? This can be a very sticky and uncomfortable situation for corporate massage clients, so I wanted to get this subject out in the open.

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Online vs Onsite Corporate Wellness Programs: Which is Best?

By Greg Fox on Feb 23, 2015 9:35:00 AM

Wellness programs are the new arms race of health care. There’s a good reason, too. For the most part, wellness programs are a win-win. They make employees healthier, and they save companies money on their insurance and (at least in theory) on sick days, downtime, and productivity.

But how those wellness programs are delivered varies. Make no mistake, wellness programs are a big deal. In fact, Starbucks recently revealed that the company spends more money on health insurance and initiatives for its employees than it does on coffee. 

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Workplace Wellness Ideas that Work

By Stephanie Selcho on Feb 13, 2015 2:35:00 PM

Workplace wellness programs are a growing workplace trend is quickly becoming a corporate standard across the nation.

We see Google doing it. Adobe, Southwest Airlines, and every corporate culture leader out there seems to focus on employee wellness.  But why is that? 

To understand that, we need to understand what workplace wellness really is. 

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Wellness Incentive Ideas: 6 Ways to Use that Carrot

By Greg Fox on Feb 4, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Are you looking for wellness incentive ideas? Aren't we all. Good health is a win-win. Healthy employees are productive employees. Healthy employees also tend to save companies a lot of money. Most importantly, healthy employees are…well, they’re healthy. And I think that's the biggest win of them all.


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Office Massage Services: Can Employees Pay for Massages?

By Amelia Wilcox on Jan 24, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Every once in a while I go into a company and meet with them about the corporate massage services we provide, and the question inevitably arises:

Can't we just have the employees pay for office massage?

It seems like a very logical way to cut costs and with a perceived benefit for your employees, but in reality that’s not the case at all. 

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Back Pain From Sitting at Your Job: Tight vs. Taut

By Ryan WIlliams, LMT on Jan 6, 2015 10:37:00 PM

The number one complaint that I get as a massage therapist is a knot either under the shoulder blade or between the shoulder blade and the spine. When I first started doing massages I would go right to that area when people would complain about it. However, as much as I worked on it, it would never bring lasting results. I had to find a way to get this pain in the shoulder to go away for good. To get the desired permanent change I, and my clients, had to experience a paradigm shift.

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Benefits of Corporate Massage

By Amelia Wilcox on Jan 6, 2015 3:39:00 AM

The benefits of corporate massage are far reaching for employees and employers alike. If you’re thinking about bringing chair massage into the office, you probably want to know what the benefits of chair massage might look like for your office. We are committed to answering your questions, so let's get started.

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Corporate Chair Massage Rates: How Much Does It Cost?

By Amelia Wilcox on Dec 18, 2014 5:15:00 PM

Chair massage rates are the number one topic of conversation we get from potential clients.

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5 Best Massage Companies in Utah

By Amelia Wilcox on Dec 3, 2014 10:58:00 PM

There are different kinds of massage companies. There are ones that you go visit, and there are massage companies that come to you. 

Over the last few years there has been an explosion in corporate America when it comes to onsite chair massage. In Utah and across the nation, more and more companies are providing this service for their teams.

We created this list of the best massage companies for onsite corporate massage. 

Yes, you read that right. The best.

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The Best Medicine: 4 Health Benefits of Laughter

By Greg Fox on Sep 17, 2013 3:00:06 AM

Here’s how it usually works. You’re hanging out with a group of friends. Someone decides to crack a joke or tell an old high school story. May someone falls off his or her chair.

Or maybe, just maybe, you click on a link to a cat video. 

However it happens, you find yourself laughing suddenly and uncontrollably. When you finally catch your breath, wipe the tears from your eyes, and compose yourself, you notice something is different.

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3 Ways Office Chair Massages Make Business Sense

By Greg Fox on Jun 21, 2013 7:52:20 PM

Bringing massage into the office relieves stress and creates happier employees—but it also comes with some real, tangible benefits.

One largely unknown benefit of office massage is that it can actually save companies money. Here’s how.

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DIY Foot Massages: Start Your Health Off on The Right Foot

By Greg Fox on Apr 3, 2013 10:02:00 PM

Take that title literally because it’s time to learn a great technique for a DIY foot massage.

Why? Because sometimes your significant other doesn’t want to touch them, or maybe your repeated requests have worn out their welcome.

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Build Some Better Bones

By Greg Fox on Mar 14, 2013 10:38:00 PM

A new house is going up down the street from me. I pass the construction site almost every day, and sometimes I’ll stop and chat with the crew. They’re busy framing the house, and apparently, they tell me, this is the most important step. And it makes sense, right? The foundation has got to support the structure.

Same goes for our bones. Healthy bones mean a healthy foundation. And a healthy foundation for our bodies will pay dividends for years to come.

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Best Easy Stretches: Why Stretching Is Simple & Worth It

By Greg Fox on Jan 21, 2013 2:11:00 AM

Even if you can't always make time for that coveted 30-minutes a day of exercise, a little stretching everyday can do wonders for your health.

Here are 3 of the best easy stretches that can be done anywhere in under 5 minutes. 

Topics: stretching
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Massage for Regular Health Maintenance

By Amelia Wilcox on Oct 29, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Recent results from a consumer survey that was completed by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) reveal that more consumers are incorporating massage therapy into their regular health and wellness regimens to assist with medical conditions.

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Benefits & Expectations of Chair Massage

By Amelia Wilcox on Oct 8, 2012 2:59:00 PM

One of the first questions we hear about corporate massage is: What are the benefits of chair massage?

Employers want to know what's in it for them, and employees want to know how it can help ease stress and pain.

We've put together this handy list to help demystify workplace massage.  

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5 Surprising Benefits of Corporate Massage

By Amelia Wilcox on Jul 2, 2012 11:32:00 AM

New research shows that stress and depression lowers productivity in the workplace. It is more difficult for depressed individuals to perform their jobs and be productive. This research also validates the need for massage to alleviate depression. So how can corporate massage benefit your business? 

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