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March 3, 2022 Amelia Wilcox

3 Ways Corporate Massage Lowers Employee Turnover

Time and time again, there is one main reason employees cite for leaving one job for another: bad managers.

This is directly tied to company culture. A company culture that allows managers to perform poorly will have a high turnover rate. Poorly performing management teams could be due to managers themselves being overworked or not being managed well from above.

We recommend boosting company culture by bringing in corporate massage services.

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High turnover rates mean that a company’s culture does not allow employees to thrive. Here are some ways a corporate massage therapy program can help.

1. Corporate massage programs show investment in your workers

When you invest time and money on a service that benefits your employees first, they notice. And they stick around for it. Showing this kind of commitment to your employees tells them they matter to you, beyond how much work they can churn out.

Employees want to work where they are appreciated, and employee appreciation massage is becoming a popular way for employers to communicate their gratitude.

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2. Chair massage improves company culture and morale

Company culture and employee morale are fickle things. They’re hard to measure with data and are often measured qualitatively.

Chair massage programs can turn company culture around when morale is low. All the key components to raising morale, such as giving personal recognition and giving employees something to look forward to, are things that a chair massage program covers.

Related: Top 7 Best Employee Recognition Apps & Programs to Improve Culture

3. Corporate massage supports your employees’ overall wellness

Healthy employees are happy employees. Massage is good for you. From lowered stress hormones to increased immune function, massage plays an important role in overall health.

Aside from the personal improvements employees see, their employers also enjoy lowered worker’s compensation claims with a regular massage program.

Bonus: If you pair your corporate massage program with a mental health program, you are well on your way to an even better company culture and higher retention rates.

Employees want to be part of a company where their entire being is supported.

For more on mental health programs and how they can help your company thrive, check out How to Measure the ROI of Your Mental Health Program.

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Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and employee mental health support since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.

Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

Recently listed as a Forty Under 40, Fast 50, Inc 5000 Twice awarded National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002
Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Served on Utah Worksite Wellness Council from 2012-2015

Attended Utah College of Massage Therapy
Educated in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah

Massage Magazine (AMTA's publication)