Google’s famous headquarters, dubbed the “Googleplex,” has been getting a lot of public attention—free gourmet food, a campus-like atmosphere, and of course, their in-house massage therapist. And while not all companies or offices can afford to provide all these free perks to their employees, they can always get the most affordable and sought-after “fringe benefit”: free office massage.
In fact, office massage in London has become so popular that the free perk has almost become a vital part of any respectable company’s efforts in enhancing productivity, not to mention the well-being of its employees.
The type of in-office massage companies provide their employees vary, but given the setting, the massage is invariably conducted while one is fully clothed, as in a typical Shiatsu session. In London, office massage is getting more and more popular. Think of any big or global company off the top of your head—banks, public relations firms, marketing companies, information technology specialists, and so on—and you can be sure that organisation has integrated onsite office massage therapy into its health and wellness program for employees.
How Office Massage in London works
The way the service is dispensed may depend on the service provider (massage therapist or well-being company)—some bring their own special massage chairs to the site, while there are those who “roam” office cubicles and provide quick 10 or 15-minute massages on the back, neck and shoulders to re-energise the staff.
There are many massage therapists or similar providers online and offline, and many of them specifically cater to the needs of office managers. Rates usually depend on the length of each massage session (from 10, to 15, 20 or 30 minute sessions), how often the massage therapist is supposed to visit the office (from daily or weekly to only once or twice a year), and the number of people who will receive the service. As a point of comparison, Google operates multiple massage rooms that provide free massage eight hours a day, five days a week to the company’s employees.
The massage is often done while the recipient is fully clothed and seated on a special chair (either provided by the massage therapist each session or left onsite between visits). The massage session can also be used as a mental break for the employees as they are free to let their thoughts go and roam, or can even be used as a form of meditation.
Short- and long-term benefits of Office Massage in London
The benefits to the employee are two-fold: mental and physical benefits.
Mental benefits, while intangible, can have an actual impact on a person’s work performance. Mental stress can slow down an employee and prevent them from reaching their goals or finishing their tasks. That’s why with office massage London, all these negative things will be prevented. A simple massage session can greatly improve mental focus and clarity, enhance creativity, and calm emotions.
On the other hand, the physical benefits —while immediately felt, can also have long-term positive health effects—can include definite relief from such notorious modern office scourges as carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury and tendonitis, improvement in blood circulation, and instant relief from pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and back.
Overall, the office-wide benefit of massage therapy is obviously the creation of a calm, energetic, high-morale atmosphere where the employees remain deeply enthusiastic in working for the company.