Our healthy economy means that these days the most valuable workers can take their pick of excellent jobs. Many organizations, therefore, face a stiff challenge attracting and keeping good employees.

Massage therapy programmes help to increase job satisfaction and create a caring environment that employees can really appreciate, and massage is much less expensive than many employee benefits a company can offer.

A massage can even help attract skilled workers in the first place. In one recent article, IT manager Glen Gracia said that “one of the things that drew him to apply at Rourke was their policy to provide employees with an allowance for relaxing activities such as massage”.

Massage can significantly improve employee problem solving capabilities. In a recent study in America, psychologists gave one group of workers a 15 minute rest and another a 15 minute massage. The group that received the massage performed significantly better on complicated tasks such as maths problems. Massage also improves creative thinking and relieves fatigue.

Massage can help keep your employees healthy as well as happy. Massage has been shown to:

  • Reduce blood pressure,
  • Relieve Arthritis,
  • Relieve joint and muscle aches (especially in painful areas of the neck and back),
  • Increase immunity to colds and flu,

So, less employee sick days and improved profitability will result!