Makia Health and Massage offers specialist massage services to the local corporate sector that will assist your business to reduce sick leave, workers compensation payments and OH&S costs, whilst improving morale, productivity and the overall attitude of your workers.

Our therapists can visit you and your staff in the office or workplace. A fully clothed therapeutic massage, using a specially designed chair, focuses on the back, neck shoulders, hands and forearms. This massage lasts 15-20 minutes and leaves the client relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to return to work. Our massages increase productivity and boost morale and loyalty, whilst decreasing stress levels and sick days.

Regular massage for your staff provides a number of benefits and cost savings to the organization, such as:

  • Reduction in sick leave as overall wellbeing and health are improved
  • Reduction in workers compensation through proactive maintenance of the body
  • Increase in positive attitude and morale of the staff
  • Productivity increases with reduction in sick leave and workers compensation expenses

We work with a number of local businesses such as mining companies, solicitors, councils, chemists, insurance companies and engineering firms.

Some of our corporate clients prefer to send their employees and even some of their valued customers to our beautiful clinic for a relaxing break from the office.

If you would like to discover how massage can improve the health of your business, please contact our office.

How are massage sessions arranged?

There are three simple steps to set up the program:

  1. First designate someone to be the lead contact person. He or she will be responsible for helping the therapist set a schedule, publicizing the program and taking bookings from staff
  2. Provide a space. A simple break room, conference room or even a quite corner is all that’s needed. And after the day’s session the room can be returned to normal.
  3. Encourage employees to use it. Make sure you support the program and use it yourself. Be an example.

What are the costs and how are they managed?

There are many options, and onsite chair massage is one of the most affordable types of massage because it’s a shorter duration for each person and more people get a chance to participate without having to leave work. There is no up front investment in equipment or supplies.

As the concerned employer, you can purchase the therapy time. You have a refreshed, appreciative and more productive employee after the massage.

Arrange to have the therapist and space available and ask those who want a massage to pay for their own time, as much or little as your schedule and their needs allow.

Use onsite chair massage as an incentive program. Everyone likes to feel valued and massage is a very popular reward. It sends a message that the company cares about the health and well-being of its employees.

How does it compare to other wellness programs?

Generally it’s more convenient than most other programs. There is no need for the person to change clothes, shower or leave work. The results are immediate. Most health programs take months to show results. It’s easy and safe you don’t need to be a fitness pro to reap the benefits of massage. And people just simply enjoy it! It can also avoid two common problems spending more selling a program than the program itself costs, and then having it used by people who don’t really need it any way. Massage also creates enthusiasm for better steps to wellness, change of diet and exercise as well as maybe emotional and psychological help. Massage helps people feel better and motivates them, providing you with better results in the workplace, less irritable (or irritating) employees and fewer sick days. It’s also a great way to show how much you value your employees and team. Provide more than a job and a check. Go beyond illness benefits, show you care about their health and wellness!
The following is found in the brochure Onsite seated massage for the workplace. (Copyright 1997 by Information for People.)

The cost of stress…

“Stress on or off the job cost US workplaces an estimated $200 billion a year in reduced productivity, accidents, compensation claims, absenteeism, employee turnover, health insurance, and medical expenses. This is more than after-tax profits of the Fortune 500 companies and 10 times the cost of all strikes combined.”

Recent studies show:

Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints.

Up to 80% of industrial accidents are due to stress.

Over 50% of lost work days are stress-related. 14% of workers say stress caused them to quit or change jobs in the previous two years. Workers’ compensation awards for job stress threaten to bankrupt the system in some states.

Sources: Employee Burnout : America’s Newest Epidemic (Northwestern National Life); Job Stress: The 20th Century Disease (UN International Labor Organization); Mitchum Report on Stress in the ’90s; Onsite Seated Massage for the Workplace (Information for People)

Our convenient location in the centre of the city allows us to host special events on your behalf with ease.

Please contact us to explore ways we can help make your special event exceptional.