7 Reasons Why Wellness Program Massage is Effective - people getting a chair massage in office

7 Reasons Why Wellness Program Massage is Effective

Amelia Wilcox
May 16, 2017
October 23, 2022
HR

As companies compete to attract the top talent in their field, one of the biggest areas of focus is offering a wellness program. There are many different variations of the office wellness program—and, ultimately, what will work best simply depends on your company’s culture—but we think there’s one offering that all of the best wellness programs have in common: MASSAGE. In this article, we’ll give you 7 reasons wellness program massage is the best addition.

7 REASONS TO ADD WELLNESS PROGRAM MASSAGE

1. MASSAGE IS A QUICK BOOST

Some wellness program activities take a while to show any results. Massage isn’t like that... As soon as the employee stands up, they’ll feel the change and relief in their body. And while repeated sessions will help exponentially, your employees will start to notice a difference form the very first visit.

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2. WELLNESS PROGRAM MASSAGE LOWERS STRESS

Taking just a few minutes for some physical and mental relaxation can make all of the difference in a worker’s day. It gives the brain a minute to step away from the stressors of work and think about other things. It also gives the body a few minutes of a break from sitting at a desk.

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3. MASSAGE CAN REDUCE WORKERS COMP COSTS

One of the biggest reservations people have about expanding their wellness program is the cost. Sometimes the budget just doesn’t allow for an expansion like massage. But did you know that massage can actually save you money? Massage is a great way to combat common work injuries, including carpal tunnel and back problems—and therefore cut down on your worker’s compensation costs.

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4. WELNESS PROGRAM MASSAGE IMPROVES MORALE

We’ve already talked about the stress-relieving benefits of massage, and that certainly helps improve employee morale. But more importantly, investing in massage for your employees shows them that you’re investing in them. After receiving regular massages, they’ll feel valued, appreciated, and more willing to work as hard as they can.

5. MASSAGE IS A GLOBAL ACTIVITY

There are so many options for wellness programs—but how many of them are almost universally enjoyed? Some employees may not be interested in fitness centers, company races, or health check-ins, but everyone loves a few minutes of relaxation. Massage is a great way to introduce health benefits in a way that people will want to participate in.

Related: 4 Must-Haves for a Successful Corporate Wellness Program

6. REGULAR MASSAGE IS BETTER THAN AN EVENT.

While offering massage at a company event is awesome, offering massage regularly is better! All of the benefits we’ve talked about thus far are multiplied employees will be less stressed, will know how much you care, and will see greater health benefits.

7. WELLNESS PROGRAM MASSAGE IS VERSATILE

No matter how unique your company is, we can usually tailor a massage program to be the right fit. We can work with multiple locations, night shift employees, the frequency of massages, type of massages, and many other factors.

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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.