Research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that approximately 12.5million work days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, with over 526,000 workers affected.
Additionally they estimate that 8.9million work days are lost due to musculoskeletal disorders, with over 507,000 workers affected.
This is leading many employers to consider how best to support employee wellbeing to reduce stress and musculoskeletal issues, and onsite massage is one way in which employers can provide a service to do this.
On-site Sports Massage is one option that can be considered, with varying lengths of appointment from 30 minutes to 1 hour. As well as being great for stress relief this service can deal with all types of musculoskeletal issues affecting any part of the body. Clients may be asked to partially undress during treatment, depending on the areas of the body to be worked on, but draping with towels will be used so that only the area being treated is exposed.
Seated Chair Massage is also an ideal service to provide in a corporate setting. Sessions are shorter, normally around 20-30 minutes. The treatment is performed on an ergonomically designed portable massage chair, it is oil free and the client remains fully clothed. It concentrates on the persons head, neck, shoulders, back and arms, integrating deep tissue massage and pressure point techniques to help relieve the most common areas of tension which people experience in the workplace.
Whichever option you choose these services can help relieve stress and general muscular aches and tension, improve wellbeing and therefore improve motivation and productivity. This can be beneficial to reducing employee absenteeism and improving office morale and interpersonal dynamics.
If you feel that either of these services would be beneficial for your organisation get in touch to discuss how this could work for you.