Posted on November 11, 2016We found this article from Amelia Wilcox about why massages can not only help your employees feel good and boost morale, but also increase your bottom-line. We have highlighted 3 of the reasons that resonated the most with us.Your hiring pool is pretty shallow.Finding the right talent in a competitive marketplace is a common goal that many of our clients have. When you’re a tech company competing for engineers, or a call center with high turnover, any “leg up” in the recruiting arena will pay exponential dividends. Many times that advantage is as simple as a 15-minute massage each month.As the hiring pools become more and more filled with millennials, employers need to look to the benefits that matter to them. According to the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 75% of millennials are interested in benefits that support a work-life balance and add to their quality of life — and massage definitely fits that bill.Your employees are super stressed.We all know that stress is the #1 contributor to any chronic disease or condition. Stress is a real killer. And everyone knows that too much stress in the workplace can affect morale and slow productivity. But what you might not know, is that a 15-minute massage reduces stress by 85%. Some of that is the 15 minute break, sitting in a quiet space with relaxing music, and some of that is the dopamine release and muscle tension reduction from the massage. Whatever the case, 85% is a number worth paying attention to.by our customers.”If that’s not enough for you, consider this: the International Journal of Neuroscience reports that job stress and inability to remain focused decreased significantly after employees received massages at work. If you’re struggling with employee productivity, a little TLC might do the trick.Your office morale could use some help.If there’s one thing massage is really effective at, it’s improving office morale. Besides the obvious benefits of pain relief, increased releases in dopamine and serotonin (yes, they will sleep better too!), massage has an amazing ability to make people happier.The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies reported a decrease in anxiety and depression among people receiving massage, compared to a control group, because of the reduction in stress hormones that contribute to those conditions.You might want to try a few Employee Appreciation events to lift mood and morale at your office.This entry was posted in Employee Wellness, Massage. Bookmark the permalink.