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?
What are the Benefits of Corporate Massage?
When the majority of people report that 70% of their stress is work related, it's clear that most businesses are operating with stressed out workers.
Research on workplace stress found that physically, stress causes headaches, backaches, eye strain, neck pain, lowered resistance to infections, high blood pressure, ulcers and heart disease. Emotionally, stress causes depression, anxiety, listlessness, poor concentration, irritability and anger.
This is a recipe for a poor work environment, suffering financial statements, and a high turnover rate.
Think about it in this perspective - It's been a long work week. Your employees have been working long hours, under a great amount of stress and pressure trying to complete several projects before their deadlines. They are exhausted and frustrated by the amount of hours they have been putting in at the office.
By offering a corporate massage to your employees you are proving to them that you care, that they are valued and appreciated. They start their weekend off by thinking: "I worked extremely hard this week, my company noticed and I was rewarded. I love where I work!" The following work week they feel energized, refocused and productive.
Other benefits include the following:
- Increased employee morale
- Decreased overuse injuries
- Lowered stress
- Fewer sick days taken
- Unique perk employees can brag about
The American Massage Therapy Association reports that companies using corporate massage saw increased energy in their employees, as well as decreased job-related injuries, improved office environment, and a better ability to deal with the workload.
A massage therapist brought in once a week or once a month can upgrade the the work experience for everyone involved. Providing this benefit for employees is a sound investment. Happy and healthy employees make productive employees and the employer loses fewer days of sick time.