Massage Therapy

Lower Pain, Raise Productivity

Massage therapy is popular among employees to help with managing stress, muscular pain from poor ergonomics, and repetitive strain injuries. But with many of us spending an average of 60% of our waking hours at work, it makes it difficult to find the time for that much needed massage. So we ignore the pains in our neck, shoulder and back, we neglect our headaches and carpel tunnel syndrome. But these pains persist, making it harder to focus on our work, and to keep up a high level of energy and enthusiasm for our jobs. Worker morale plummets, and so does productivity.

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety reports that healthcare expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress 1. Another study found that as a result of stress, 62% of workers routinely ended the day with neck pain 2, and the US Bureau of Labor found that repetitive strain injuries cost businesses $11 billion annually for health care and lost productivity 3.

About Our Program

Our Registered Massage Therapists come on-site to your office to provide either chair or table massage for as few as 4 hours to as many as 8 hours per day.

A massage program can be conducted on a regular basis (e.g., Massage Mondays), or as a one-off for a special occasion like a wellness fair. Some companies have found success in boosting employee morale by offering a “massage day” as a reward for completion of a project or to celebrate a company milestone.

Providing massage on-site not only prevents the adverse effects of stress, anxiety and fatigue (see our Healthy Stress Program for more information on how stress affects health and productivity), as well as preventing muscle tension and repetitive strain injuries. But it also greatly increases employee satisfaction and can be a significant draw for attracting the best talent on the market.

The Massage Program is conducted by Registered Massage Therapists or acupuncturists (for Shiatsu Massage), and may be covered by your company’s extended health care benefits. Types of massage include:

+Swedish Massage
The most popular type of massage, Swedish massage combines a number of techniques such as rolling and kneading to manipulate any large muscle group of the body. It not only helps to get those knots out and relax your muscles, but can also help increase flexibility and help you regain a full range of motion in all your muscles and joints. It can also improve muscle tone, increase circulation, and help rid the body of toxins.

During a Swedish massage, the massage therapist applies the techniques directly on the skin using oils or lotions. The employee is often lying on a massage table with the muscle groups uncovered as required.

The massage lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes.

This type of massage is great for muscle tension, back pain, neck strain, ligament or tendon disorders, improving flexibility, increasing range of motion, headaches, detox, stress, and repetitive strain injuries.

+Shaitsu Massage
This is a massage technique based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, and involves pressure on acupuncture points and along acupuncture channels to encourage flow of qi and restore balance to the whole body.

Treatments are performed on a massage table with the employees fully clothed. No lotions, oils or scents are used.

Massage lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes.

This type of massage is great for stress, anxiety, fatigue, muscle tension, headache, detox, and to increase energy and vitality.

+Chair Massage
This is a popular type of massage for on-site corporate wellness, because it is easy to set up, takes up little room, and is no-fuss for employees. In this type of massage, employees sit in a specialized portable massage chair and remain fully clothed while the massage therapist works on their head, neck, shoulders, arms and back.

There are no lotions or oils, and employees are able to return to their desk feeling refreshed.

Massage length is 15-30 minutes and is great for stress, anxiety, fatigue, neck strain, headache, shoulder and back pain, and carpel tunnel syndrome.

Call us today to find out how the Massage Therapy can help decrease employees’ tension and pain while increasing employee morale.

Toronto Corporate Massage

Offered through our partner Toronto Corporate Massage.

  1. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Stress At Work Booklet. Publication No. 99-101
  2. 2000 Integra Survey
  3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics