Corporate chair massage is growing in popularity, and with more and more medical studies proving it’s links to stress reduction, rehabilitation, better immune health and overall well-being, both in the short and long term, it must be considered as a serious contender for ‘new kid on the block’, along with other healthy lifestyle decisions, for dealing effectively with areas of our work lives where stress reduction becomes increasingly relevant and necessary in the modern world arena, if we are to become truly healthy, successful individuals or else gradually burn out, never reaching our true goals or potential. By raising standards in the work environment, It can also free bosses to concentrate on what’s important and most fruitful for both a company’s employees and their own futures, walking in step together towards the future, ensuring achievable, innovative and successful businesses solutions, unhindered by obstructive stress factors. Massage is a winner all round it seems!
Stress can be the weakest link in a downward trend towards fraying of all-important bonds of loyalty and creative vision that forge a common purpose between, and inspire a company of diverse people to work diligently and productively together as a community of able colleagues. The ubiquitous ‘stress gremlins’ can affect workers’overall health, emotional balance and physical and mental performance, and, crucially, at the level of company moral, if unchecked, in crunch times of pressure and uncertainty, can easily mutate and run amok.
Excessive stress also ‘zaps’ workplaces’ vitality, talent, innovation and enthusiasm: in other words, the ‘guts and glory’, and the ‘glue’, of effective teamwork, so necessary for making it count through fresh challenges, such as, conquering new business horizons, by focusing on better customer experience, or simply with carrying on the all-important day-to-day nuts and bolts running of the office.
Research shows, massage can, in fact, effectively address many such stresses, and concerns, incidental to the demands, your company’s business may ever impose, upon your most valuable asset – your workforce. In turn, for showing your inspired appreciation for their hard graft and valuable contribution during challenging times, and, of course, providing a cool job ‘perk’, that reinforces the message that you value your people’s health and well-being, and with it an incentive for producing better, high quality work, your deservedly pampered and newly-motivated employees will reward you back with inimitable commitment, loyalty, cooperative goal sharing and measurable, better performance, with practical yields, targets acquisitions and visible results on boardroom flowcharts that will soon annoy even the most assured of your ardent competitors, who will wonder, just ‘what?’ Your new secret weapon could be… Bosses, one: ‘stress gremlins’, nil.
All being apparent to perhaps only some, but it is not too hard for most to spot the signs of stress and overwork in busy cities, on the tube, or bus, or on the daily commute. People may suffer from repetitive stress disorders from too many hours of sitting in one position at a computer station, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic neck and backache – all conveniently treatable within a few minutes by our skilled masseuse ‘ninjas’ (well, modern massage was derived from ancient Chinese martial arts medicine), as you relax into the portable massage chair provided in your own familiar surroundings, that obligingly transform into a long forgotten oasis of calm and tranquillity before your very senses. Just as stress can be contagious in a bad way, by contrast, and by stroke of incredible irony, one’s colleagues will very soon be itching to try out for themselves what is fast becoming a very trendy, cost-efficient and effective, work health benefits option at a growing number of big modern firms such as Boeing and Reebok, in a paradigm shift of employers’ attitudes to recognising responsibility for work site-based stresses, which can lead to increased absenteeism, accidents at work and high staff-turnover; not great for fostering job or career satisfaction and a positive collaborative work environment.
And so, as the dark haze of interminable stress lifts and those pesky gremlins leave the building… at last, the facts about massage still continue to speak for themselves: for example, chair massage reduces fatigue and illness-producing tension and can significantly improve employee problem solving abilities. A recent study in American Psychologist compared a group of workers given a 15 minute rest, with another given a 15 minute massage. The massage group performed significantly better on complicated tasks like maths problems.
In a world where resting (or stressing, as the case may be) on one’s laurels could spell a company’s doom, It really seems that after all, mixing work and ‘pleasurable massage’ really is a no-brainer to the business savvy when it comes to employees health and happiness at work.
“Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.” – Seth Godin
Let the Ten Minute Massage Company be your next new secret weapon toward achieving your company’s success in 2017 and beyond!