How to Talk to Your Company about Introducing Onsite Massage
Corporate wellness programs are gaining in popularity, and a large part of that for many companies is the introduction of onsite massage therapy for their employees. If you’d like to see massage as part of your employer’s wellness offerings, now is the perfect time to make it happen. It might feel a little intimidating to bring something like this up to your boss, but we can help. Even if you feel like they’ll just shut it down, take the initiative to walk them through how this will benefit not only the employees, but their bottom line as a business.
Show them the numbers
While massage is often thought of as just a luxury, and your boss may be one of the people who think of it that way, there are a variety of studies on the physical and mental health benefits, and even those that focus entirely on the effects of massage in the workplace. Studies1 show an increase in productivity by almost 14% when massage and other relaxation amenities are offered to employees; and that when employees felt their employers truly cared about their wellness, there was a 38% increase in engagement at work and they were 18% more likely to go above and beyond for the company.
There are numerous companies2 that cultivate a culture of health and wellness, and that includes adding massage therapy into the mix. One study3 looked at the stock market performance of companies who earned high marks for health and wellness care for their employees and there seems to be a direct correlation between how employers care for their workers and the performance of the company as a whole. Look at what Microsoft in Japan just did, reduced the work week and productivity skyrocketed!
Introducing any part of a wellness program, including bringing in onsite massage therapy, doesn’t have to be some large or complex situation. We can customize a setup that works for your company and keep things as simple as possible. You can start with a segment of your employees and grow the program based on the feedback and changes they show in productivity and morale.
While there are dozens of options you can add into a corporate wellness program, onsite massage is one of the most effective and desired additions. If you’re interested in seeing what we can do for your company, get in touch. We would love to be able to serve your business.
In good hands,
Rebecca Tamm, LMT