Some people find it hard to picture getting a massage at work.
This is often because their idea of the traditional concept of a massage doesn’t match with a
If you can’t quite picture the break room or supply closet being transformed into an essential-oil scented haven with meditation music pumping out of the walls, we don’t blame you.
Fortunately, that isn’t what massage at work is all about. While it is still a relaxing, de-stressing experience, it is more about offering targeted therapy for specific workplace issues.
No hot stones, no getting naked under a sheet and no elevator music playing in the background.
So how exactly does it work if you opt to get a massage at work? We will explain it all here, so you know what to expect.
Don’t Expect A Spa Experience
Although we are not knocking a relaxing spa-type massage complete with robes, candles, and petal-filled baths, this isn’t quite what a massage at work is all about. The purpose is to relax your muscles, not put you to sleep completely!
Your business will designate a massage area where the therapist/s can set up their massage chair, away from the comings and goings of the work space. You won’t be required to remove any items of clothing. Work massages are over the clothes only, focusing on the neck, shoulders, arms, fingers and back.
Rather than lying down, you will be seated in a specially designed chair, which you will sit in back-to-front. For comfort, you will be leaning forward slightly, and will place your head through a comfortably cushioned hole.
But I Don’t Have Time for A Massage!
Many people don’t think they have the time during their day to squeeze a massage in. However, work massages are usually no longer than 15-20 minutes. This is plenty of time for the massage therapist to loosen up tight muscles and get the blood flowing, as well as work on any specific problem areas.
It is also long enough for your brain to recharge so you can head back to work feeling refreshed.
Regular, short breaks are essential for a productive and efficient work environment. You should be taking them regardless. So, why not level up one of your breaks with a massage?
Because even short massages can boost creativity and productivity, you may find you get through your workload faster than if you skipped the massage altogether.
How Will I Feel Afterwards?
Chair-based work massages aim to increase blood flow to the muscles and release any “knots” or areas of tension that may build up due to repetitive movements, or as the result of sitting immobile for too long. You can discuss with your massage therapist how strong you would like the massage to be, but generally, it will be a firm pressure. After your massage, you should feel relaxed yet invigorated.
Workplace massage can get rid of (or prevent) tension headaches, ease muscle aches and pains, and reduce stress and anxiety. You may find that you have more mental clarity and can focus on your tasks more easily. The benefits can even reach further than your time in the office. Regular massage can help you sleep better, give you more energy, and ease depression.
So, are you ready to supercharge your team with a work massage? Then get in touch with us here at Bodyworkz to book a time. Our massage superheroes will come to you with everything needed to deliver your relaxing and invigorating experience.
Susy Egneus -
Founder of Bodyworkz, sharing thoughts, facts and ideas about living a stress free life, and what mobile chair massage is all about!