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How Does Corporate Massage Work? Part III

Once we’ve organised your special day, here’s what you can expect. Your friendly, qualified and insured massage therapist will arrive punctually to the office ready to treat your staff as per your requirements. If equipment is brought along, it will be promptly set up in a quiet place along with aromatherapy and music, where each staff member can then take their turn engaging in a session of blissful relaxation. For a “roaming” desk massage, the therapist will approach each staff individually and ask them if they would like a massage before proceeding.

Corporate massage is so easy and convenient to set up for your company. It doesn’t matter if you have never organised a corporate massage session before or have no idea of what you’re after. Feel free to call us or drop a line on our website enquiry form! We’d love to have a chat to discuss some options for you and assist in improving staff health & wellbeing.

How Does Corporate Massage Work? Part II

Following from our previous post on the styles of corporate massage, today we’ll introduce the types of corporate massage sessions that your company can look into.

Corporate massage is all about offering comfort, convenience and choice to you. You can choose to offer a quick 5 or 10 minute neck and shoulder rub for staff at their workstations. If time permits, you can also consider longer massage options up to 30 minutes to transport your staff to a relaxing, tranquil place, so they can be really refreshed and energised.
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Corporate massage is great as a one-off reward or an inclusion in a corporate event. Your staff can also reap longer-term benefits with regular massage sessions, whether they are weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly. With regular corporate massage, you will notice an improvement in staff morale and general wellbeing. Staff will be excited to be at the office and rewarded for their hard work!

How Does Corporate Massage Work? Part I

Corporate massage at the workplace is a fantastic way to motivate and reinvigorate staff. Occasionally, we get asked about how this wonderful health initiative works, so in the next few posts, we’ll take the opportunity to explain the nitty-gritty of the corporate massage options you can offer to your company.

1) Corporate Seated Massage
With this type of massage, we have the massage therapist bring in a professional portable massage chair into a quiet space in your office where they can work their magic for your staff.

2) Corporate Desk Massage
For some offices, having the massage therapist “roaming” from desk to desk may be more suitable for busy companies where staff don’t have much opportunity to leave their workstations.

3) Corporate Table Massage
If your company is keen on truly treating and rewarding staff, a longer table massage could be ideal. This can take place with or without oils in a separate room, where the therapist can assist with alleviating all the aches and pains from a heavy work day!

Corporate Massage Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2

4. How often should we have a massage?

Corporate Massage is safe to have every day, but ideally we recommend fortnightly or monthly massages.
Regular office massage is more beneficial than just every now and then. Firstly, your employees will look forward to each visit, rewarding them for their hard work, creating goodwill and a positive office environment. Massage is a great way to demonstrate how much you value the health and well-being of your staff.  It shows you care about their welfare.

Corporate Massage has been proven to reduce stress and tension, especially when done regularly. Sometimes we get so busy we forget to breathe properly. Slowing your breath has an immediate and direct effect on the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is your fight or flight response, your stress response to events.

This increases cortisol and adrenaline production in the body. If this is not balanced with a relaxation response from the parasympathetic nervous system, which is like putting the brakes on, your body will continue to remain in a stressed state effecting muscles, the immune system, and digestive system to name just a few.

Often massage will highlight areas of the body under stress, which you may not have known were affected. Corporate Massage improves circulation, nerve supply and increase removal of lactic acid from the muscles, having a detoxing effect on the whole body.

When you sit down to have your massage, we will remind you how to stop and take a few deep breaths, focus on yourself and how you are feeling  for a few minutes, rather than your workload. Being present in the moment and letting the chatter of the mind subside for even 5 minutes is so powerful and will help you regain your clarity. Of course you will be more productive for  the rest of the day.

Meditation for as little as twenty minutes has been proven to be equivalent to many hours of sleep. A twenty minute powernap can nourish, de-stress and rejuvenate the body without affecting the body’s sleep rhythms.

Our massage therapists know the benefit of even a 5 minute massage and daily see the positive reactions from people working in a variety of offices throughout  Australia.

Everyone in the office has their share of challenges and stresses throughout their working day, from the receptionist to the Sales Rep to the General Manager.

5. We work in a busy call centre and don’t have time to leave our desks.

Working in a call centre can be a stressful environment for employees, it is often a 24 hour call centre, noisy with voices and phones ringing constantly. Our roaming massage is ideal for the call centre environment. Our therapists quietly do the massage at their desk, so all the employee will have to do is remove their headphones and remain seated in their chair. We recommend 5-10 minute massages for this environment as it can usually be fitted in to a short off time for the phones. This actually increases productivity and creates a positive higher energy workplace. Watch the faces of your employees brighten and smile after a massage, our clients report to us how much better customer service is on the massage days.

They report when the employee is more relaxed they are actually more effective on the phones than if they were tired and stressed, meaning quicker resolution of problems, higher productivity and more friendly happy staff!

Who would you rather speak to on the phone? Someone tired,  who needs a coffee to keep them awake or someone who feels valued by their employer and feels refreshed and invigorated after receiving a neck and shoulder massage at their desk?

6. I want to reward my staff and make the massage a really special occasion for them each month.

We tailor the massage to suit the needs of your staff, your budget and time constraints.

Some clients have seated massage in a separate room each fortnight, some have table massage with oil for 30 minutes each. We provide very experienced, qualified therapists who can easily adapt the type of massage to suit the space and needs of your staff.

Corporate Massage Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1

1. Our office is pretty noisy and cramped, where would you do the massage?

Board rooms or meeting rooms are usually the best places as the doors can be closed to block out any office noise. We create a calm, inviting space with essential oils and soft relaxing music. Your employees will be more likely to relax in a private setting, away from distractions, than if the massage was at their desk.  If you don’t have a board room, partitions can be used to create a room in a quieter area of the office space or in the lunch room.

2. How long does the massage go for?

Our therapists are very experienced in providing seated massages and can do massages from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

Ideally, we recommend 10-15 minute seated massages as this allows enough time to relax and work on areas of the body which have more tension.

We focus on the areas of the body which people working at a desk experience the most tension or pain; the neck, shoulders, lower back, arms and hands.

We tailor a corporate massage to suit your office environment, your time constraints, and the number of employees you have.

3. What type of chair do you use?

Our therapists have professional quality massage chairs and tables which they bring with them.

The massage chair is lower than an office chair and allows the client to lean forward and relax into the chair. Even sitting in the chair is relaxing and allows the therapist access to the spine to work on tight muscles.