How Could your Staff Benefit from Onsite Massage?

Woman in massage chair receiving a shoulder massage

Onsite massage is a relaxing massage technique specifically designed for the workplace.

The popularity of Onsite massage in the corporate sector has been steadily growing in the recent years. This invigorating massage therapy totally de-stresses the body and refreshes the mind with a minimum of fuss – and best of all, it achieves all of this while you are still at work!

Although this therapy originated quite recently in Silicon Valley, USA, it is based on the principles of an ancient Japanese massage technique called “Anma”…. So a blend of ancient and modern!

How Does Onsite Massage Work?

Onsite massage is carried out with the client fully clothed and sitting in a specially designed chair.

No oils or creams are used during this massage therapy. The massage therapist uses his or her hands and elbows to stimulate over a hundred specific pressure points on the head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and back.

This sequence of massage improves the flow of energy throughout the body and stimulates the functioning of the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. It also reduces muscle tension in the upper body, especially the neck and shoulder regions. A typical massage session could last anywhere between five to twenty minutes.

Onsite massage works in two ways –

First the gentle massage reduces the build-up of tension in muscles that are commonly used while sitting and working at a desk. The dissipation of all this tension, which is accumulated in the neck, shoulders and back leaves the client feeling very relaxed.

The therapist then stimulates the pressure points to improve the functioning of the various organ systems of the body. This has an invigorating effect on the body and the mind.

Benefits of Onsite Massage

Onsite massage has a dual benefit. It not only benefits the person receiving the massage, but also benefits the employer that has arranged for this session of Onsite massage at his or her workplace. Let us see how this happens.

Benefits to your Employees

Onsite massage addresses all the symptoms associated with spending long hours working at your desk.

It provides relief from head, neck and back aches, relieves stress and muscular tension, improves concentration and mental alertness, relieves eyestrain and reduces migraines. In addition to providing relief from these stress-related symptoms, Onsite massage also improves the functioning of the body by stimulating the vital pressure points.

It has been proven to be especially useful in the treatment of conditions such as sciatica, lower back pain, whiplash injuries, arthritis, tennis elbow, prenatal pains and menstrual disorders.

Benefits to the Employer

You already pay your employees enough. So why should you invest more money to give them massages, when they should be working?

The equation is simple – If your employees are stress-free they will be able to work more effectively and thereby increase the profitability of your organisation.

Onsite massage also helps to boost morale and results in greater creativity and input on their part.

Most important of all, it shows your employees that you care about their wellbeing, which means increased staff loyalty and retention.

Here at Boost Wellbeing – Hands On Health UK, we know how important musculo-skeletal health is. Why not drop us a line to see how we can help you.

Boost Wellbeing – Hands on Health UK is an expert, therapist-led organisation helping your business to be more energetic, happy and productive.

Want to know more about how we can make your office a happy and healthy place to be? Call on 0800 368 9079, or email

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