It is a salient point that positive touch is required for optimum health. It effects our brain chemistry, enabling our capacity to thrive and be fully human.
Corporate massage is a therapeutic application of positive touch. It’s a powerful and convenient way to take important downtime, to unwind, let go of any physical tension and take a mental break.
Corporate and event massage is essentially a communication tool. Receiving it instils in the recipient thoughts and feelings of value, worth and belonging.
The psychological effects are as powerful as the physical both working as one to enhance prosocial behaviours – vital for a healthy workplace culture and any thriving, productive business.
Workplace wellbeing simplified ..
Workplace and event massage is a ‘non-discipline‘ – We already have enough discipline in our lives. Massage time is designed as a non-discipline, to let go and completely relax. No mantras, no pushing into a stretch, etc. You aren’t required to do anything!
Designed specifically for its purpose – With shorter individual treatments than traditional massage, massage for the workplace and events was created solely to be applied in these environments, right down to the specialised equipment used. Quick and efficient massage with a huge impact.
Minimal disruption to work environments – corporate massage and event massage generally removes only a small number of people from the floor at any given time with recipients seamlessly moving back into work mode.
You can relax because you are in control – We work closely with you to ensure you receive exactly what you require from us. Individual recipients have control over their massage, able to determine important aspects, such as pressure applied and specific parts of their upper body to be treated.
The energy shifts in the entire office on massage day – Making it beneficial for everyone. Even those who don’t participate in the massage experience often comment on the positive energy in the office.
Massage simply feels good! – We hear over and over again from people we touch “I don’t know why, I just feel great”. And that’s what really matters. That they feel great; relieved; out of pain; relaxed; energised; cared for; valued etc etc. This is the story of why massage ‘simply feels good’!
And the most compelling aspect couldn’t be simpler: Massage helps create and maintain positive relationships – When we feel fantastic, cared for and valued we’re more sociable and more likely to recognise our role as part of a team. And that’s not just good for business, it’s good for the world.
The science says ..
The physical benefits are irrefutable – For example, research by Dacher Keltner Ph.D, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley has found:
Neuroscientist Edmund Rolls found that positive touch activates the brain’s orbitofrontal cortex, which is linked to feelings of reward and compassion.
Studies show that positive touch signals safety and trust, it soothes. Basic warm touch calms cardiovascular stress. It activates the body’s vagus nerve, which is intimately involved with our compassionate response, and a simple touch can trigger release of oxytocin, aka “the love hormone.”
Touch can even have economic effects, promoting trust and generosity. When psychologist Robert Kurzban had participants play the “prisoner’s dilemma” game, in which they could choose either to cooperate or compete with a partner for a limited amount of money, an experimenter gently touched some of the participants as they were starting to play the game—just a quick pat on the back.
And it made a big difference:
Those who were positively touched were much more likely to cooperate and share with their partner.