Corporate Massage Overview

Two Hands Corporate Massage treatments focus on muscles of the back, neck and shoulders. Employees with computer based roles can regularly experience pain and stiffness in these areas. Shiatsu, trigger point, and remedial massage techniques used by our fully qualified therapists can release stress and tension, producing relaxed yet alert participants.

Personnel remain fully clothed and receive their 15 minute seated massage on our ergonomic chairs. The sessions are long enough to induce the relaxation response, diminish pain, tension and stress. However they are also short and succinct, a perfect mini break.

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Reward Your Most Valuable Asset – Employees.

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Corporate massage is preventative medicine, which over time eliminates persistent pain, and improves general health and wellbeing.

Regular breaks throughout the day improve productivity and motivation rather than hinder work progress. Refreshed, stress free staff are happier and perform better. There is a reason big business like Google and Microsoft invest thousands on corporate wellness programs. The results show time and again the rewards far outweigh the cost. See more statistics here

Statistics show improved productivity and morale, less WorkSafe related claims and lower absenteeism when an ongoing corporate massage program is implemented. For more information, please click here

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There Is A Wealth Of Emerging Evidence Indicating That Corporate  Wellbeing Programs Provide An Excellent Return On Investment.

On average corporate wellness programs:
> decrease sick leave absenteeism by 25.3%
> decrease workers compensation costs by 40.7%
> decrease disability management costs by 24.2%; and
> ROI – $5.81 for every $1 invested in employee health and wellbeing.
Chapman Institute, cited in HAPIA, Best-Practice Guidelines: Workplace Health in Australia, 15 July 2011http://www.workplacehealth.org.au/UnderstandWorkplaceHealth/best-practice-guidlines

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BUPA Article ‘Workplace Wellness Ideas reposted by ‘The Ergonomic Physio, that we featured in (Australia, 2017)… 2 Hands Corporate Massage – as the name suggests, this team specialise in corporate massage. The majority of workplace injuries in the white collar sector are overuse injuries. Massage is a great complementary service to workplace ergonomics, as it provides an opportunity to relax the muscles and body parts that accumulate physical stress throughout the working year. And it feels great too, which is bound to improve staff productivity and happiness!

An Australian workplace wellbeing study conducted in 2017 cites that corporate massage makes up 7% of wellbeing programs currently running in Australia. https://www.convergeinternational.com.au/docs/default-source/research/a-future-that-works—workplace-wellbeing.pdf?sfvrsn=c434b56e_2 

2016 BUPA article Developing Healthier Bodies  “Workplace massage is a simple way to help make a positive difference within your team. The short appointment times allow for large numbers of employees to participate with minimal disruption to their working day.”

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Victoria University Thesis (Melbourne 2013) Improving workplace productivity and corporate culture : perceptions and experiences of the effects of workplace massage. “The importance of attracting and retaining quality staff should not be understated. Achieving low staff turnover, minimal absenteeism, and maximum productivity are among employers’ greatest challenges…… the implementation of intervention strategies such as workplace massage provides employers with the opportunity to make the workplace more engaging.

Since the 1980s, many employers have increasingly been providing workplace massage programs to their staff as one initiative to redress this trend. Clearly, one of the underlying aims for employers in providing such facilities is to prevent and manage work-related injuries and stress.  “Improving workplace productivity and corporate culture” Deborah Lane, Victoria University 2015

2016 Forbes article ‘5 Reasons Executives Should Schedule A Massage Today’. some of the compelling reasons include; reducing pain and stress, improving productivity, sparking creativity and enhancing sleep. “When you get a massage, it is about you, People need that. We need to be nurtured.”

Oxford Article 2016 suggests massage is an effective way to manage pain.

An Australian study considered the combined effects of self-rated work performance and absenteeism. The data suggests the healthiest employees are almost three times more effective than the least healthy, with the healthiest employees working approximately 143 effective hours per month compared to 49 effective hours per month by the least healthy. Workhealth Research Synthesis Report, April 2013. http://www.iscrr.com.au/reports-pubs/research-reports/workhealth/workhealth_synthesis_report.pdf

Workplace health and wellbeing programs can significantly improve the health of employees. Put simply: healthy workers = healthy organisations = healthy business performance. Employers who run health and wellbeing programs do so because they want to:

  1. Improve work performance and productivity
  2. Reduce costs associated with absenteeism, presenteeism, disability and workers’ compensation
  3. Improve the culture of the organisation and retain existing employees
  4. Improve the organisation’s image, attract talented employees and fulfil corporate social responsibility obligations.

Australian Government Comcare Report; Benefits to business: the evidence for investing in worker health and wellbeing 2011. 

Corporate massage has been promoted as an effective intervention for stress management and for reducing physical tension, and there has been many claims in favour of such programs, including that it relieves stress and tension (Bost & Wallis, 2006), increases productivity (Waite, 2006), improves morale (Hirschhorn, 1990), lowers health care costs (Williams, 2011), and reduces absenteeism (Hawkins, 2011)

Global research has found that when employee health and wellness is managed well the percentage of engaged employees increases from 7% to 55%. This research also found self-reported creativity and innovation increases from 20% to 72% Right Management 2009, Wellness and Productivity Management: A New Approach to Increasing Performance, 15 July 2011.http://www.rightmanagement.com.au/thought-leadership/e-newsletter/wellness-and-productivity-management.pdf

The significant economic burden that work-related stress imposes upon the Australian economy appears to be growing steadily. WorkSafe Victoria (2011) reported that “stress is the second most common cause of workplace compensation claims in Australia, second to manual handling”

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Research on the relationship between health and productivity finds healthy workers are more productive at work than unhealthy workers. Mills, P 2005, The Vielife/IHPM Health and Performance Research Study, 1 July 2011. http://www.healthproject.com.au/content/ROI_CORPORATE_HEALTH.pdf

Australian workers’ compensation figures consistently reveal that physical and psychological injuries pose a costly burden to the Australian economy. Managing and minimising work-related stress of employees is one of the challenges that employers continually face (Lavelle, 2005; Working Carers Gateway, 2010). Stress damages the economy, organisations and individuals (Medibank Private Limited, 2008).

Chronic diseases; which include arthritis, musculoskeletal disease, depression and anxiety, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and hypertension, is considered to be largely preventable, and is identified as the prime cause of lost work time in the working-age population.World Economic Forum 2008, Working Towards Wellness:The Business Rationale, 1 July 2011,http://www.weforum.org/pdf/Wellness/report.pdf

Health and wellbeing programs help to attract quality employees who value personal health and assist in retaining existing staff members. Roll out of programs has the potential to improve workplace culture as well as workplace health by developing a closer congruence between employer and employee values—increasing the satisfaction level of employees. Crowther, I, Thwaites, M and Zhou, J 2004, Measuring the benefits of corporate health & wellbeing initiatives, 25 July 2011.

When employees at work are not fully functioning due to illness or a medical condition, it is estimated the cost to the employer is between three and four times that of absenteeism. Australian Government Comcare Report. Benefits to business: the evidence for investing in worker health and wellbeing 2011 http://www.comcare.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/99303/01410_WH_and_S_Benefits_to_business_v1.pdf

In 2005-06 the cost of presenteeism to the Australian economy was estimated to be 25.7 billion
“Sick at work” Medibank private study. 2007.

Stress at work is costing the Australian economy $14.81 Billion a year.
 Stress related Presenteeism and absenteeism are directly costing Australian Businesses $10.1 Billion each year. 3.2 days per worker are lost each year due to workplace stress
“The Cost of Workplace Stress in Australia” Medibank private Workplace Health Report 2008.

Healthy employees are nearly three times more productive than unhealthy employees. Unhealthy employees take up to nine times more sick days than their healthy colleagues. Poor employee health and absenteeism is costing Australian business more than 7 billion dollars annually. 53% of Australian workers feel overwhelmed with stress and pressure most of the time.
“The health of Australia’s workforce” Medibank private report 2005

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Frequently asked Questions

  • What Style Of Massage Is Performed?

    Therapists use a combination of techniques including shiatsu, trigger point therapy, relaxation and remedial styles, tapotement and stretching. Areas of focus include the torso, neck, shoulders, forearms and hands to release accumulated tension, toxins, blockages, stagnation and pain.

  • Where Will My Massage Session Take Place?

    Two Hands corporate massage is a mobile service, catering to businesses within the CBD and suburbs. Treatments are held in a boardroom, meeting room or other similar facility within company surrounds. If a suitable room is unavailable, a quiet part of the office is just as effective.

  • Who Will Perform The Treatments?

    The 5 – 30-minute sessions are completed by professional, fully qualified and insured massage therapists ensuring the best professional service. All our therapists are certified and insured.

  • Will I Be Undressed?

    The recipient of a seated massage remains fully clothed. You may want to remove a jacket/outer layer or perhaps unbutton a collar/loosen a tie to ease restriction and enhance comfort.

  • Will Oils Or Cream Be Used?

    No oil, lotion or cream is used on the skin. However we do burn aromatherapy oils and play relaxation music to add to the experience.

  • What Parts Of My Body Will Be Massaged?

    A typical corporate massage routine focuses on the neck and shoulders, as well as the upper, mid and lower back. Longer sessions also spend more time on the scapula and rhomboids, trapezius, and work on the shoulders, arms and hands too.

  • What Will The Massage Feel Like?

    The treatment incorporates different techniques like trigger point, pressure, kneading, pummeling and tapotement. Pressure is firm and tailored to the clients needs. Some clients prefer a remedial style of massage whilst others prefer a more relaxed, gentle treatment. We aim to please :) so please let the therapist know your preferences during the initial chat.

  • What Should I Do During The Massage?

    Make yourself comfortable. Many clients close their eyes and make full use of their ‘time out’. Others like to talk during their sessions. Feel free to ask the therapist questions about the massage or other health related issues.

  • How Will I Feel After The Massage?

    Most people feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a session. However others can responds differently to massage. When Qi energy is stimulated, dormant toxins flow back into circulation to be eliminated. The  organs of elimination include the liver, lungs, kidneys, lymphatic system and skin. If the bodies’ eliminatory and healing mechanisms are a little sluggish, or the recipient is particularly sensitive, symptoms including light-headedness, headaches and lethargy can temporarily linger. It seems that those who lead a healthier, cleaner lifestyle have less reaction and those that tend to eat poorly, do little physical activity and lead a sedentary lifestyle will be more sensitive to this shift. It is important to remember that these physical and emotional reactions are temporary and that the body will balance itself soon after.

  • What Are The Benefits Of Massage?

    Massage can assist in releasing chronic muscular tension and pain, improving circulation, increasing joint flexibility, reducing mental and physical fatigue and stress, promoting faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improving posture, reducing blood pressure and diminishing fatigue.

  • Are There Any Medical Conditions That Would Make Massage Inadvisable?

    Although massage is a wonderful and healing therapy, it is not for everybody. Before you begin a session, the massage therapist will ask a few general questions or ask you to fill in an indemnity form. The information provided helps prevent potential problems from occurring so please be as honest as you can.

  • Prices

    Pricing is as low as $68 per hour plus GST if you opt for weekly sessions. But pricing also varies depending on location, duration and frequency of sessions. Our VIP clients receive 12.5% off the regular price so if interested in the discount, please mention ‘VIP’ in the enquiry form. Send an enquiry here, call us on 1800 333 807  so we can tailor a package to suit your team or Organization.

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