Workplace Massage - Good For Business

June 22, 2015

Research and first-hand accounts of Human Resources personnel and employees all point to one thing: workplace massage can have a big impact on the bottom line.

From Workplace Massage:

Research has validated the positive effects of massage therapy on job performance and mental alertness resulting in improved accuracy and the reduced stress-induced illnesses.

American Institute of Stress states that an estimated 1 million workers are absent every day due to stress. Repetitive musculoskeletal injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome have become the nation’s leading workplace health cost and account for almost a third of all workers’ compensation awards. Massage has been shown to help in reducing these kinds of injuries, leading to reduced absenteeism, fewer workers’ compensation claims, and less cost to employers.

Massage has not only gone mainstream – it’s gone corporate. Companies big and small have discovered the benefits of wellness in the workplace, and they’re using massage as a way to attract and keep employees.

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BENEFITS OF
MASSAGE AT WORK

  • Massage therapy reduces stress
  • Massage increases productivity
  • Improves employee performance
  • Helps alleviate some medical conditions
  • Of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, 77% offered massage therapy.
  • Companies like Google have around 50 massage therapists - and they plan to grow that number!
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