Make Your Next Event Special with Chair Massage
Are you planning an event and looking for a way to make it fun and interesting? Have you thought about hiring a therapist for chair massage? It’s a simple and really popular way to make your next event special and introduce your friends, co-workers and family members to all the benefits of a massage – just in a chair!
What is Chair Massage?
It’s exactly what it sounds like – a massage, but in a chair and fully clothed. Most chair massage services provide short bursts of massage therapy (usually from 5-20 minutes) in a comfortable, supportive and movable chair. The massage chair will be a professional one that’s brought along by the massage therapist but as it’s portable it means that the massages can be carried out just about anywhere, making chair massage perfect for your next event. A chair massage is carried out without oils so there’s no worry about getting it in your hair or messing up your party or work clothes. It is also great for those who are uncomfortable getting undressed and have never experienced massage before. Because it’s a general massage and not tailored to the client like a normal session would be, a chair massage usually focuses on relieving tension in the upper body (scalp, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands) and is designed to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Chair Massage for Workplace Events
Convince your HR department or managers to get a massage therapist in for the next big work meeting or tell them that your next work conference needs chair massage on-site because healthy employees make for a more efficient workplace! A good chair massage at work can be a great incentive and the benefits of offering a regular chair massage at work include a reduction in the types of physical stress and muscle soreness that can sometimes lead to conditions like Carpal Tunnel or back problems. It gives employees a boost of alertness that improves work productivity, and let’s be honest, it’s a fantastic reason to come in if you were planning on a mental health day, so reduces absenteeism too. In the long term, by showing employees that you care enough about them to offer free or subsidized chair massage, employers can reduce staff turnover, improve employee health and generally create a happier, healthier, more productive team - and that’s got to be a good thing!
In-Office Massage: Why It’s Good for Employers, Too
Most people think about massage as a good way to deal with stress. And according to Eastern Kentucky University’s online Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety program, health care and missed work days caused by workplace stress cost companies in the US about $300 billion every year. It makes sense then, to introduce measures that will help stressed employees deal with the physical, mental and emotional effects that stress (in and out of the workplace) can have on them. Many Fortune 500 companies offer in-office massage and chair massage programs as a benefit – because they really work and are relatively inexpensive. Compared to the amount it might cost you to have an employee go on long term sick leave with stress-related illness, it’s positively cheap. Research backs up the positive effects of massage therapy on performance as well as mental alertness, so you can look forward to better productivity and accuracy as well as less sick leave to worry about. In addition, it can help you to attract more talent, because who wouldn't want to work for a company that really cares about their employees?
It’s Not Just About Stress
Although we think of stress as being the number one condition that massage can help with, many office workers also experience physical symptoms from desk work – and the same applies to factory, warehouse and even driving staff whose work can lead to musculoskeletal injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. These injuries can lead to staff having to take time off sick and are to blame for almost a third of all workers’ compensation awards. Massage can really help reduce the risk of developing this type of injury, which means less absenteeism, fewer compensation claims, and less cost to employers.
Chair Massage for Big Family Parties and Get-Togethers
Add chair massage to your next family event – what better way to show your family that you care than adding chair massage to the next big birthday party, wedding or get together? Having chair massage available for guests will definitely get everyone together, and if the wedding or family party has involved a lot of sitting or standing people may be stiff so relish a good massage! It will give the party some pizazz and it’s a way of saying thank you to people for coming.
Chair Massage for Baby Showers
This is the perfect gift for a stressed and probably sore mom-to-be at her baby shower. Install a chair massage therapist on site and the line for their services is likely to be long with all the moms needing a little me-time. Expect the massage corner to be the most popular place at the baby shower!