As the benefits of massage are realized, more businesses are offering chair massage in the workplace as an employee incentive and health maintenance
Benefits to the Employer
Increased Productivity - A 1996 study conducted by the Touch Research Institute showed that those receiving chair massage had an increase in speed and accuracy in completing math
equations. The brain's ability to function more effectively combined with a decrease in stress and anxiety and an increase in feelings of contentment and well-being naturally result in improved job
performance and increased productivity.
Reduced Absenteeism - Statistics indicate that over 50% of lost work days are stress related. Reducing work stress by implementing a chair massage program has been shown to
produce a reduction in absenteeism.
Improved Morale - Employees have consistently reported an improved mood and a greater sense of well-being after a chair massage session.
Lowered Health-Care Costs - Regular workplace massage can reduce the need for doctor's visits for many physical complaints and stress-related issues. Statistics show that up to
90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for for stress-related complaints.