Workplace Massage (Chair or Bed Massage)
The benefits of workplace massage are important for employees and employers alike. The benefits of chair and bed massage for employees are similar to the benefits of a full body massage at a spa with the added convenience that it happens in the workplace. It’s also a fraction of the cost.
Onsite workplace massage eliminates the need to travel to a massage clinic or spa, and is a fraction of the cost (see our article on chair massage costs for more info on that). Chair massage makes massage therapy accessible to everyone — including those who may be uncomfortable with a full massage on a table, or with the expense of a spa treatment.
Reduces Stress, Decreases Anxiety
Massage produces dramatic stress reduction. One of the biggest benefits of seated massage therapy to be Massage therapy is a dramatic stress reliever. Massage also has been down to reduce anxiety and depression.
Relieves Muscle Tension and Pain
Back pain is common problem with many office workers who sit at desks all day. Back tension builds up over time causing pain in the back as well as the legs and other areas. Massage therapy has been shown to cut back pain in half with regular office chair massages.
Prevents Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive motion, such as typing and mouse scrolling produced the longest work absences overall. Studies suggest that up to 50 percent of office workers will suffer a performance inhibiting repetitive strain injury at some point. Weekly chair massage has been shown to reduce the occurrence of repetitive stress injuries for employees doing repetitive movements. In-office massage helps to relieve carpal pressure.
Increased Energy and Mental Clarity
Several studies have shown that following chair massages, employees score higher in several measures of mental and physical performance including alertness, speed, and efficiency.
Headaches are one of the most common health problems in adult workers. Studies have shown headache reduction in office workers who have regular massages reducing both the frequency and the severity of headaches.
Improved Quality of Sleep
Getting quality sleep is crucial for effective work performance. Several studies have shown clear benefits of massage on several sleep measures. Massage improves not just sleep quality but also sleep duration and speed to fall asleep.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Massage has been shown to lower blood pressure. Studies show that this effect is not just temporary but lasts long after the massages into the weeks that follow.