Why should I include Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in my Corporate Wellness program?

Well, there’s a number of reasons, but the best one we can give you is that it works. We’ll get to the numbers shortly, but at the end of the day, the most important thing about a corporate wellness program is that the employees use it. It doesn’t matter what kind of program you offer, if the employees don’t see an immediate benefit, it quickly goes unused.

Have you ever found yourself rubbing your neck or back towards the end of the day? Very simply said, you’re giving yourself a massage. But you need more than just a massage.

What you are probably suffering from is a chronic muscle strain, also called a repetitive use injury, due to sitting at a desk all day. There are very specific changes and adaptations the body makes in response to this chronic overuse, and they don’t magically fix themselves.

We specialize in treating these chronic muscle strains, recognizing the patterns of adaptations and helping to reverse them. We can also provide your employees with some very specific stretches and exercises, teaching them how to prevent repetitive patterns from forming and how to deal with them when they arise.

For on-site massage sessions, we bring full massage tables. This allows us to treat the lower back and hips equally to the neck and shoulders.

Ok, we promised you numbers, so here they are.

  • 80% of the jobs in the U.S. today are classified as sedentary/low activity. That number correlates extremely well to the approximately 80% of Americans who suffer from acute or chronic low back pain.

  • Presenteeism is estimated to cost 3 times as much as Absenteeism.

  • Two out of the Top 5 employee distractions are Neck Pain and Back Pain.

  • Five of the 2013 Forbes Top 10 Companies to Work For have massage therapists available daily for employees.

  • In 2012, the average company spent nearly $10,500 per employee for Health insurance, an increase of 7% from 2011, and up nearly 15% from 2010.

  • According to several studies, return on investment (ROI) for corporate wellness programs range from $2.89 to $6.03 per dollar spent.

  • We have an 80% employee utilization rate when we provide on-site therapy at least once a month.

These numbers are pretty staggering when put in context. When your employees are hurting, they’re not working, plain and simple. Let us show you how we can not only keep your employees happy and healthy, but save your company money as well.

 

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