Choosing the Right Corporate Massage to Suit Your Workplace

In this guide, I delve into the benefits and practicalities of the three key corporate massage types we provide along with the various massage modalities our highly experienced therapists are trained in.

Based on over two decades of experience in the workplace wellness industry, I hope to provide you with insight to help you make informed choices when deciding which corporate massage services you wish to use in your workplace.

Understanding Different Types of Corporate Massages

There are three primary types of corporate massages that vary in setup, duration, and suitability for different workplace environments. Here’s an insight into each:

Seated Massage

Seated massage is a favourite among our clients, striking a balance between comfort, accessibility, and ease of setup.

Equipment: We provide a specialised ergonomic massage chair that supports the arms, hands, legs, and head, allowing the therapist optimal access to the back and neck. This setup is ideal for working on knots and stiffness while enabling the recipient to completely relax and enjoy the massage.

Space Requirements: Seated massage requires minimal setup space (just 1m x 1.5m), making it a convenient option for the workplace. However, for maximum relaxation, we recommend setting up in a quiet area of the office or a conference room.

Duration and Frequency: Best suited for 10-15 minute sessions. It’s versatile for both regularly scheduled massages and sporadic, one-off treats. 

Cost: Prices start from $85.00 + GST per hour, with a minimum booking of 3 hours. We offer discounts for ongoing contracts and for customers with in-house massage chairs.

Group Size: Seated massage is appropriate for groups of any size.

Convenience: An individual booking system with reminder notices provides all recipients with a dedicated time slot and duration. This ensures efficiency and certainty for your team and maximises value by ensuring time maximum utilisation of the time you’ve paid for.

Absolutely Corporate massage therapist providing in-office seated massage to a client

Roving Massage

Roving massage offers flexibility, requires no specialised equipment and is ideal for large groups:

Equipment: Roving massage can be enjoyed using any standard chair or seat so long as it has low or no back support and either locking wheels or no wheels.

Space Requirements: For best results, a quiet area of the office or a conference room is recommended. However, we can also come to each recipient at their workstation, provided they have a suitable chair.

Duration and Frequency: We recommend 5-10 minutes per person for roving massage. The flexibility and lack of equipment make it particularly good for sporadic massages. However, if you are looking to make workplace massage a regular event for your office we would recommend seated massage for its superior results.

Cost: Prices start from $85.00 + GST per hour, with a minimum booking of 3 hours. We offer discounts for ongoing contracts.

Group Size: Roving massage is best for larger groups.

Convenience: This method does not require individual bookings, reducing the organisational burden.

Absolutely Corporate massage therapist providing in-office massage to a client seated at her desk

Table Massage

Table massage is the most luxurious form of corporate massage and is perfect for longer, more in-depth sessions:

Equipment: We provide a specialised ergonomic massage table so the recipient can completely relax and enjoy the longer session time. All equipment, towels, and supplies are included.

Space Requirements: Table massage requires approximately 2m x 3m of set-up space. Dedicating a quiet area of the office or a conference room is highly recommended for this premium service.

Duration and Frequency: We typically advise 20 to 30 minute sessions per person. The bulkier equipment and longer session times mean that regularly scheduled sessions are the most popular use. For regular sessions, clients have the option to buy or rent a massage table to store on-site, reducing the service cost.

Cost: Prices start from $95.00 + GST per hour, with a minimum booking of 3 hours. We offer discounts for ongoing contracts and for customers with in-house massage tables.

Group Size: Table massage is best for smaller groups.

Convenience: An individual booking system with reminder notices provides all recipients with a dedicated time slot and duration. This ensures efficiency and certainty for your team and maximises value by ensuring time maximum utilisation of the time you’ve paid for.

Absolutely Corporate massage therapist providing in-office table massage to a client

Massage Modalities

Incorporating massage into the workplace isn’t just about choosing the right type of massage setup; it’s also about selecting the appropriate massage modality that aligns with the specific needs and preferences of your employees. Here’s a closer look at various massage modalities expert massage therapists are trained in and how they can benefit your workplace:

Shiatsu

Technique: Shiatsu, originating from Japan, is a dynamic form of acupressure. It involves applying pressure using thumbs, palms, and elbows based on the theory that energy flows through meridians in the body.

Workplace Benefits: Shiatsu is excellent for restoring balance and energy flow, making it ideal for employees who experience fatigue or stress. It can also help alleviate common office-related issues like neck and shoulder stiffness.

Trigger point therapy

Focus: This therapy targets ‘trigger points’ – small knots or muscle contractions that can cause referred pain.

 

Workplace Benefits: Particularly beneficial for employees who experience headaches or discomfort due to prolonged sitting or computer use. It addresses specific pain points, providing relief from chronic pain and improving overall comfort during work hours.

Sports massage

Focus: Initially designed for athletes, sports massage is beneficial for anyone engaged in regular physical activity.

Workplace Benefits: It helps in increasing flexibility, preventing injuries, and aiding recovery. For workplaces with active wellness programs or physically demanding tasks, sports massage can be a valuable addition to maintain employee physical wellness.

Reflexology

Focus: Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific points on the hands and feet, believed to correspond to different body parts.

Workplace Benefits: It’s a less intrusive option, ideal for employees who may be uncomfortable with more conventional massages. Reflexology can reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance overall well-being, contributing positively to the workplace environment.

Customising Massage Services for Your Workplace

We understand that every workplace and every team will have unique needs. We customise our corporate massage services around your team to maximise the benefits for staff and efficiency for your budget. 

Our expert therapists are highly trained and skilled at adapting to each individual’s requirements. Our services are flexible to work with your scheduling needs while our simple booking procedures ensure everyone gets their fair share of massage relief every time we stop by your office. 

The Absolutely Corporate team will take every opportunity to make sure we provide the highest quality corporate massage services. If you’d like to experience Australia’s best workplace massage in your office, get in touch for a free estimate. 

Absolutely Corporate director, Beata Steiner

Author – Beata Steiner

Beata Steiner is a passionate advocate of corporate health and wellbeing programs with over two decades of experience in the workplace wellness industry. Beata is the director of Absolutely Corporate and holds qualifications in Shiatsu, Zen Shiatsu, Reflexology, Chinese Reflexology, Qigong massage, and Indian head and shoulder massage.

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