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May 19, 2016 Amelia Wilcox

How to Set Up Massage at Corporate Events

If you’re looking for ways to make your next corporate event stand out, massage is the way to go. When companies bring in chair massage or table massage to their health fairs, office parties, or employee appreciation days, they create events to remember.

In this article, you’ll learn how to set up massage at a corporate event, including what to know about scheduling, chair massage vs. table massage, and how to get started.

 How to Set Up Massage at Corporate Events

Massage is the new bouncy castle — in that it’s a must-have at any corporate event or party. Not only does corporate event chair massage feel great, but it’s a unique way of showing appreciation to your employees. So here’s all you need to know to set up massage at corporate events.


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What are massage events?

Massage can be set up at any kind of big or small event — a company party, an offsite retreat, a health fair, or just for no reason at all. At corporate events, massage would be just one kind of activity for participants to take part in. Depending on the kind of event, there may be other vendors, speakers, food, or activities alongside the massage services.

The kind of massage that happens at these events can vary widely. A sports event like an obstacle course race or marathon could have a sports massage or Thai massage tent set up.

Sports massage helps to keep muscles and tendons happy and healthy before and after athletic events. It’s a form of table massage where clients remain clothed, so privacy isn’t an issue.

Related: What to Expect At Your First Table Massage Event

Other types of table massage generally don’t happen at big events, because they’d require private areas for clients to undress. Since one-time events don’t usually have the space (or time) for this, it’s not typical for events to have table massage. The other option then is chair massage, which is much more common at corporate events.


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Chair massage for a corporate event

Setting up chair massage for a corporate event is pretty straightforward. You’ll hire a team of massage therapists who will arrive with their massage chairs and provide free massage to your event attendees.

Chair massages at events generally last anywhere from 5-15 minutes. Sometimes there is a sign-up sheet ahead of time or at the event, and it’s not uncommon to see a pretty large line start to form at the massage booth.

Related: 4 Keys for Smooth Chair Massage Event Scheduling


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Organizing massage at corporate events

To get started bringing massage to your corporate event, follow these steps:

  1. Research massage companies in your location
    • Your options will include local massage companies, national massage companies, individual therapists, and massage schools.
  2. Talk about the needs for your event
  3. Decide on cost
  4. On the day of the event, prepare for your therapists
    • Massage therapists will show up before the event starts to set up their chairs or tables
    • They’ll come equipped with cleaning supplies to sterilize the table or chair in between clients



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)