If you have a mobile team where everyone is on the go (in different directions), you can’t rely on a typical office massage set-up. You’ll have to get creative.
Our therapists are used to this kind of thing. See how we’ve helped some of our clients bring stress reduction to their remote workforce.
How to Lower Stress for Your Remote Workforce
1. Make your meetings more interesting
Who says meetings should be dreaded? If your team only ever sees each other at the weekly or monthly meeting, you can offer chair massage at these times.
Bringing office massage into a regular meeting is a great way to catch everyone in one place. It has the added bonus of encouraging employees to attend the meeting, too.
By setting up a massage chair in the back of the room, everyone can get a chance to rotate in and out of the chair while the meeting is in progress.
2. Create a work retreat worth talking about
If regular meetings aren’t your thing, you can bring chair massage to your next work retreat or other big event. When remote teams don’t often meet in person, these events can be a lot of fun — but also a lot of stress.
Keep things mellow with a massage chair or two. Not only is it a great perk, but it can help keep employees minds’ sharp.
3. Telecommuters can get their own special treatment
If you have some employees you really never see — because they work in another city or state, you can help them out too. If your in-office employees all get a 15-minute massage every week, your telecommuters could get a gift card for a 1-hour massage once a month at a local spa.
Your work-from-home employees love to know that you remember them!
4. Keep wellness options open
If none of these ideas work for your team, consider other ways to keep stress at bay for your remote employees.
Offer to pay for your employees’ gym pass, weekly yoga group, or personal trainer. Keeping active is a great way to de-stress and keep wellness alive.