Benefits of having a massage chair in the workplace?
1. It increases the employee’s productivity
Every employee would love to relax and recharge after battling a stressful day at work. A massage chair is the perfect stress-reliever. It can also help reduce headaches, back pain, and anxiety which results to increase of focus on their jobs.
In other words, buying a massage chair for the office gives an extremely high return on investment for the employer.
2. It shows your employees that you care about their health
It is, as mentioned, an incredible opportunity to show the employees that you care about their health and well-being. Also, it is an attractive benefit for potential employees. It can also be a way to increase employee retention by improving their well-being in the office.
3. A good way to increase customer-relation
If you are planning to use the massage chair in a common area, it’s a great way for both customers to leave your office with a feeling of well-being. Also, it gives a serious impression of your business and shows the visiting customers that you are a thriving and serious business with the right mindset.
4. Decrease Worker’s Compensation claims
This is a huge benefit for the employee since this is often a huge and time-consuming task for any employer. This goes back to the return on investment aspect.
5. Reduce Health Care Costs
Health costs and benefits. It reduces health costs dramatically. Both in the aspect of that employees are less likely to get injured as well as the absence of the employees due to doctors appointments and whatnot decreases.
- Reduces stress
- Decreases anxiety and depression
- Relieves muscle tension and pain
- Improves the quality of sleep
- Relieves headaches
- Lowers blood pressure
- Prevents repetitive strain injuries
- Increases immune function
- Treats carpal tunnel and tendonitis
- Increases focus, energy and mental clarity
Is the massage chair used for the customers or for the employees?
This is entirely up to you, but there are some key things to take into consideration, mainly functionality in relation to esthetics. It’s, of course, normal that one massage chair can fulfill many different purposes, depending on the structure of your office space or if you, for example, have a waiting room where it could be a great place to place one.
For this purpose, the Kahuna Massage Chair LM-6800 or the Human Touch iJoy is the best options in my opinion, since they are the most eye-pleasing ones.
This is of course also depending on your décor. So finding one with many different color options is good, the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair, for example, has 3 different colors to choose from.
What are the benefits of a full-body massage chair compared to hiring a massager?
The main difference is, of course, the human interaction. It actually depends on a person, to be honest. I myself do not like strangers touching my body. I find it hard to relax and very uncomfortable. Another thing is that a real person massager can easily adjust the intensity of massage – through techniques such as finding more critical areas that need more attention.
But a huge factor is the cost. A massage chair is a one-time cost but a weekly visit to the massager can skyrocket in price, depending on your number of employees. A good massager can take pretty hefty amounts of compensation.
Also, it’s harder to have a massage option for customers if you use a personal massager.
How do I go about the warranty of a massage chair?
Keeping in mind massage chairs are usually pretty costly and sold by serious companies, a warranty is included in every massage chair you can find. The different types of warranties vary. Some include different times for the steel frame and for the exterior.
The Forever Rest Direct ICD-Space Saving Massage Chair offer a 10-year warranty for the steel frame and body, and 5-year warranty for all electronic parts. All massage chair companies also have really good customer support that can assist you with all your inquiries.
KEEP THE BOXES. Keep all the packaging if you think you might want to return the chair due to any free-return policies or if it is defected in any way.
How does the shipping of the massage chair to the office work?
The common way to ship massage chairs is the standard “curbside delivery” from the massage chair company. Most deliveries are about a week from when the chair is sent from the warehouse. This is usually done the day after the placed order.
Some companies also offer white glove delivery, which includes full installation in your office by the companies workers. This usually adds another week to the delivery because the chair has to be shipped first to a terminal in your area to be picked up by the white glove company.
I think that many people have misconceptions about the delivery of a massage chair. It is pretty much as a normal delivery and is not as troublesome as one might think.