Seated Massage at Your Office Site

When Fortune Magazine featured the best 100 companies to work for in America, they emphasized corporate perks like massage. These benefits were shown to empower workers and positively affect the success of the business. The Gallup poll summarized that “employee attitudes correlate strongly with higher profits.”

Benefits

  • Increased Productivity
  • Reduces Stress
  • Decreases Absenteeism
  • Greater Appreciation for Their Employer
  • Increased Staff Retention and Improved Morale

How It Works

Employee contributions for massage benefits vary from company to company. Sometimes the company pays all of the costs, and sometimes the employees and company share the costs. Sometimes, too, the employees pay the entire cost of the massage. In fact, many employers say that their employees are happy to be given the time to get a massage during work hours, especially since they might not take the time out otherwise.

Some companies post a sign-up sheet in advance for employees to reserve 20 minute blocks with the therapist.

Corporate on-site massage, or seated chair massage, can be a convenient method of massage therapy. A chair massage session typically lasts 10=25 minutes and the client remains fully clothed.

Cost

Cost will vary depending on the amount of hours per month you incur. Our fees per hour are $75. There is a 2 hour minimum for chair massage, and a $75 travel and set up fee. The travel/setup fees are waived for a 4 hour minimum session. We can also offer a 10% fee reduction for chair massages of 8 hours or more in a single month.

Testimonials for Office Chair Massage

Burt Abrams of B.J. Abrams and Associates, an executive recruiting firm in suburban Chicago has offered his employees chair massage over the past several years. “It is a benefit for stress relief, and it feels good,” he says. “It is a benefit that doesn’t cost a whole lot of money, and it gets a lot of good will from your employees.”

John Hasmonek is a certified public accountant and partner at Ronald J. Borden & Company, a Chicago based accounting firm that offers employees monthly on-site massage therapy. The company began offering the benefit about a decade ago in response to extremely long work hours during certain parts of the year, especially tax time.

“Our people get tired,” explains Hasmonek. “So, we decided to offer them a massage in the office once a month in order to give them a little break to see if it would increase their energy levels. And it has. It has increased their morale even more than we anticipated.”

“People were really getting stressed out,” says Michele Christiansen, Colorado Health Institute’s operations manager. “We couldn’t change the workload. What we could do is help people manage the stress of the workload.”

Christiansen believes the organization’s wellness plan and massage therapy has made a difference in employee morale. “They’re more productive and happier if you help them manage their stress,” she adds.

Employees who are happy and free of stress are more productive. “We spend a lot less for this benefit than some of the other benefits we give them,” explains Hasmonek. “Employees look at the discounts, overtime, and bonuses as things they have earned as a right. This is something they look at as an employer’s good will, something they do because they really care.”