Why Employee Wellness Is More Important Than Ever

Although the pandemic may seem like a distant memory, it has emphasized the importance for companies to support their employees in managing their well-being. This trend shows no signs of slowing down, as employees continue to voice their concerns about the necessity for corporate wellness.

employee wellness survey results
Source: The State of Work-Life Wellness 2024 report by Gympass.

The numbers made the point very clear—employee wellness matters. Workplace wellness programs that promote the health of employees might not be mandatory, but organizations can reap the benefits of doing so.

Encouraging wellness helps prevent work-related injuries, burnout, illnesses, and promote a positive work culture. Companies shouldn’t wait until their staff quit in droves before taking action, which would be costly to hire and retrain staff, impact the bottom line, as well take a devastating toll on company morale.

“15% to 20% of total payroll in voluntary turnover costs, on average, due to burnout ”

— Source: Gallup, Inc., Employee Wellbeing Is Key for Workplace Productivity

Why Workplace Wellness Programs?

Workplace wellness programs are a thoughtful way to surprise, delight, motivate, and support your team with health and wellness. With perks such as office chair massage days, your team will feel loved and desired to come to work at the office.

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At Soulful Indulgence, we understand that a happy and relaxed workforce is a productive workforce. That’s why we offer on-site chair massages (~10 to 15 minute interval sessions) delivered directly to the office or at an event (such as a wellness day). Here are five compelling reasons why implementing on-site chair massage with us can make a real difference to your staff’s well-being.

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Reason #1: Increase in Employee Satisfaction

Offering on-site chair massages at work is a great way to show your employees that you value them. Your employees lead busy lives—juggling work and personal commitments. They often struggle to find time to improve their well-being outside of work. Having chair massages at work makes it convenient for your staff to get the self-care they need and deserve.

Demonstrate your company’s gratitude for their hard work by treating them to regular wellness days or at an employee appreciation event, complete with on-site chair massages! The massages are delivered to them at the office. It’s embedded into your work culture and they would love your company for it. Even a brief wellness session in the afternoon makes a big difference in making your employees feel valued. It’s a thoughtful surprise and your team will appreciate this gift of wellness. It’s good for your employees’ mind, body, and spirit!

customer testimonial soulful indulgence chair massage

Getting an on-site chair massage is super-convenient! There’s no need to change, shower, get sweaty, or leave the workplace. We come directly to your office on pre-arranged dates and times.

Happy workers perform better at work. This can lead to increased job satisfaction and loyalty to your organization. If workers feel a sense of recognition and respect for their hard work, they will want to dedicate more to your company.

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Reason #2: Boost Productivity and Health Benefits

Employees work hard for your company and it’s important to encourage them to take breaks—even short ones matter. It might sound counterintuitive but rest increases focus—which in return improves productivity.

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A study conducted by the Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida found that having a short 15 minute massages at work helps enhance focus, alertness, and cognitive and work performance, in addition to reducing anxiety.

— Source: Research Study, Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG pattern of alertness and math computations

Chair massages give employees a mental boost, so your employees can stay refreshed throughout the day. Many research studies have also shown the benefits of massages in having a positive impact on employee health. Sitting at a desk for extended periods can lead to poor posture and chronic pain. Our chair massages can help alleviate these issues, leading to improved health and reduced absenteeism.

Massages can help:

  • Reduce anxiety levels and depressive symptoms
  • Reduce stress as indicated by blood pressure
  • Improve mood and well-being states
  • Alleviate neck and shoulder pain

Source: Research Studies, Massage therapy in the workplace: Reducing employee strain and blood pressure and Effect of a massage chair on neck and shoulder pain in office workers: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Investing in employee wellness says a lot about your company—you put people first.

Reason #3: Financial Benefits for Employers

The benefits of massage don’t end with just your employees having better health—physically and emotionally. It has financial benefits too. It reduces sick days, lowers health care costs, and reduces employee turnover. In a competitive hiring market, having incentives that encourage employee wellness makes your workplace more attractive and fosters a positive workplace culture. It’s a win-win for both employees and the company.

employeer return on investment for employee wellness programs
Source: 2023 Return on Wellbeing survey by Gympass.
What’s Special About Soulful Indulgences On-Site Chair Massages?

We use a customized approach that enables each guest to receive the exact massage they need, on the points that are bothering them most, with an overall body wellness connection. We offer our optional 100% pure custom aromatherapy to stimulate the olfactory nervous systems, invoking an even deeper therapeutic benefit to the massage session in the same amount of time.

Reason #4: Encourage Workers to Come Back To The Office

The pandemic has forever changed the way people work, including remote work. While employers have been mandating back to work initiatives and have been meeting with resistance from staff, offering workers the the flexibility of working several days at the office helps ease them back into the working at the office. Having wellness days with on-site chair massages also gives them an incentive to come back to work with a nice, relaxing perk. Give employees some self-care time away from home and be more productive in the office. That way, they can focus on just spending quality time with their loved ones at home.

coworkers working together in the office
While employees get extra time by cutting commuting altogether, they are missing out on the social person-to-person interaction with their coworkers and team bonding you can’t get from working from home.

Reason #5: Cost-Effective Solution

On-site chair massages are a cost-effective way to promote employee wellness. We can work with your budget to get started. Chair massages require minimal setup and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes per staff, making them an excellent option for companies of all sizes.

When we talk with employees after getting a chair massage from us at work, they tell us they can feel the results immediately! They feel an overwhelming sense of relaxation and a sense of calmness.

Here are some customer testimonials from one of our most recent sessions:

“The massage definitely felt professional. I felt so much better after. I wish we had them in the office more often or on a constant basis.”

“Professional service, courteous practitioner and great massage!”

“It was an amazing experience. Definitely a better indulgence than donut day ”

“The session really helped with the neck and shoulder pain I had while sitting in front of the desk all day. Jayne was absolutely amazing. After the massage, she provided me with some tips for stretching that can be done while sitting at the desk. Really great experience.”

Your employees will thank you for it! Don’t wait any longer to give your workplace culture the wellness it needs.

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Get Your Employees Started In the Right Direction for 2024!

On-site chair massages delivered directly to your workplace can help reduce employee stress while improving overall job satisfaction. Corporate wellness is beneficial to your staff as well as to your company’s productivity and the bottom line. We can help you get started on incorporating an employee wellness program for 2024.

Here is a customer testimonial from one of our clients on LinkedIn.

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Call or contact Soulful Indulgence today and we’ll demonstrate why on-site chair massages can effectively help you with employee wellness.

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