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February 5, 2018 Amelia Wilcox

Attracting Top Tech Talent: Massage in Your Office

Looking for a way to set your tech company apart from the rest? It’s no secret that competition for attracting top tech talent is fierce.

A comprehensive benefits package is essential to recruiting the best of the best—and massage is a unique and exciting addition to that package.

In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of chair massage to your company and your employees, as well as how it all works.

Chair Massage in the Tech Industry

The US had 6.7 million tech workers in 2015, and it’s only growing from there. So when you’re looking for the next engineer or developer to join your team, you’ll need to offer a working environment that will speak to their needs.

Long sprints at a computer may get the job done, but your workers will be feeling it in their backs, necks, and shoulders after awhile. To keep your team in tip top shape, and to reward them for their hard work, you can’t go wrong with regular office massage services.

Let’s check out how your company and your employees will benefit from office massage, and how bringing this to your office will help in attracting top tech talent.


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Chair Massage Benefits for Tech Companies

Employee massage services have so many perks. Here’s how it’ll impact your office:

1. Attract Top Tech Workers

Attracting top tech talent is essential in the tech field. By offering massage regularly as part of your employee benefits package, you’ll be set apart from all of your competitors. The best of the best will be running to work for you.

2. Increase Employee Retention

Not only is it important to hire great talent, but you need to keep them around as well! Hiring takes time and money. Massage is a great way to help employees feel valued and treated well. They won’t want to leave an office where they’re regularly treated to massage.

3. Increase Productivity

We know how important it is for your office to work efficiently. Time is money and lost time is lost money. By treating employees to a few minutes of designated relaxation, you’ll discover that they’ll be refreshed and ready to return to work afterward.

4. Improve Office Morale

Massage is a treat that makes employees feel like your company really appreciates and values them. That alone is enough to give your employees an attitude boost. (Not to mention the actual physical and emotional improvements that massage provides.)

Related: 6 Benefits of Taking Breaks at Work (Plus 6 Ways to Do It Right)


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Chair Massage Benefits for Tech Workers

You’ll see benefits to your company as a whole by offering massage, but your employees will also see benefits to both their physical and emotional states. Here are a few of the benefits they could see:

1. Stress-reduction

No matter what field you’re in or what your job title is, every employee experiences stress to some degree. It’s part of living in a modern world. Treating your employees to a few minutes of chair massage will lower their stress levels and make them happier employees.

2. Relieves muscle tension and pain.

Tech employees are famous for spending hours in front of a computer screen. Those hours add up and there are many common areas of pain for desk workers. Chair massage can relieve muscle tension and solve painful areas.

3. Improves quality of sleep

Sleep deprivation impacts every aspect of health. Massage will help your employees sleep more deeply—and well-rested employees are happy employees.

4. Prevents repetitive strain injuries

All of those aches and pains that arise from spending time in front of a computer screen can be prevented with massage. Repetitive strain injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be relieved and even avoided with regular massage of the forearms, hands, wrists, and the upper back and shoulders.

5. Increases focus, energy, and mental clarity

Studies show that employees’ alertness, speed, and accuracy improve after even a 15-minute chair massage. In a field that thrives on an attention to detail, having your tech staff more awake, focused, and energized can only be a bonus!


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How Tech Company Massage Works

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Bringing massage to your office to attract top tech talent is actually super simple:

  1. You’ll schedule a date and time for your massages that will work for your office.
  2. Your massage company will find the best possible massage therapists to treat your employees.
  3. On your massage day, the massage therapist will show up a few minutes early to set up before their first appointment.

You’ll want to make sure there’s a nice, quiet place for your massage therapist to set up. An unused office or conference room can work great. Break rooms are an option as well, although if other employees will be using the microwave or taking breaks during your massage time, you may want to consider moving the massages.

Related: How Much Space is Needed for Chair Massage?

After your massage day, you’ll notice that your employees are happier, healthier, and more productive.

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)