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How to Have On Site Chair Massage in a Secure Facility

Amelia Wilcox
January 29, 2016
October 9, 2022

In the workplace massage business, massage therapists go in and out of other company's buildings every day. Our clients often wonder how to navigate having massage therapists on site while sticking to their security protocols.

It's a common question and one we've answered for our clients many times. We've seen companies go about this in a few different ways.  

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Office Massage Therapy in Secure Buildings

Keeping your intellectual property and physical property safe is a smart business move.

But so is keeping morale high and employees stress-free with a service like on site massage. So how can you balance the two?

Necessary Security Measures

A lot of companies have secure facilities that employees must use a key fob to scan in and out of. Some employees may be given a clearance level to access certain areas of the building that others don't have access to. And in some locations, even snapping a photo on location is prohibited.

These measures help to provide a layer of security for companies to keep their property safe. For businesses with proprietary concerns, the security risk is even bigger.

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Using Outsourced Massage Therapists in a Secured Facility

The first key is to use a reputable office massage therapy company who you know you can trust. When you know the massage company makes a point of hiring the highest caliber therapists, it's easier to feel more secure with who you're bringing into the building.

We've seen three main ways to deal with the issue:

  • Have therapists sign a non-disclosure contract

The simplest option is to have the therapist sign a contract in which they promise not to divulge any proprietary information they see or hear while onsite giving massages. It's a simple, easy agreement.  

  • Carefully select the location of the on-site massage

Another option is to find a location for the massages that does not require security clearance of any kind, such as an empty room at the front of the building.  

  • Put therapists through a required security training

For more secure measures, some companies put the massage therapists through a 10–20-minute security training, just like they might do for a temporary contract worker or other non-employee who spends time onsite.  

The chair massage company you choose can help you navigate any concerns you have about maintaining the security of your building when starting a massage program.

Amelia Wilcox
Amelia Wilcox
Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and employee mental health support since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement. Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.