Hanna Kim - November 10, 2018
The History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day was this past Sunday, November 11th. In 1918, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month originally marked the end of World War I and was celebrated in the US and other countries as Armistice Day. Congress enacted Armistice Day as a federal holiday in 1938 and was changed from “Armistice” to “Veterans” Day in 1954 as a day to honor all veterans.
Telling someone in uniform “thank you for your service” seems the right thing to do on Veterans Day, as military service too often comes with hardships where service men and women must make personal sacrifices in order to accomplish them. A verbal thank you may bring a sense of comradery, but the message may seem peculiar coming from a complete stranger, feel like an empty gesture to some veterans, and may even evoke unpleasant memories for others.
Ways to Show Our Thanks to Veterans
As the saying goes, it is often more meaningful when we show our gratitude rather than just saying so. Here are some ways to show we mean thanks that make a positive impact on veterans:
Veterans Day serves as a reminder to be grateful for those who show up for a challenging line of duty. Consider one of these ways to show our thanks to those who have served our country.
Hanna Kim - 11/4/2018
National Stress Awareness Day is this Wednesday and serves as an important reminder to take a moment to notice how stress may be impacting our lives. The International Stress Management Association established Stress Awareness Day to provide guidance to employers manage employee stress.
Stress and Stress Awareness Is on the Rise
In 1997, a large corporation conducted a survey over three years and found job-related stress lead was responsible for 60% of the times workers called in sick. Another survey of 800,000 workers in 300 companies found a 300% increase from 1996 to 2000 in employee absences due to stress. One reason stress may be a more commonly reported reason for calling into work is that today’s culture has grown to be more open about mental health, which is a good thing. Awareness about an issue is the first step towards change and betterment.
Top common stressors on Americans’ minds today include money (62%), and work (61%), according to a 2018 report by the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA’s 2017 survey was the first in ten years of surveying where there was a statistically significant increase in respondents reporting feeling stress. Moreover, women and people of color, who make up more of today’s workforce reported feeling more stress than the average respondent.
Reduce Workplace Stress with Corporate Wellness
Two great additions to a corporate wellness program to help your employees reduce stress are chair massage and yoga. Both massage therapy and yoga reduce cortisol and norepinephrine, two hormones that are produced when someone experiences stress. Chronic stress lead to increased risks for a number of health conditions including anxiety, depression, weight fluctuation, heart disease, sleep issues, memory impairment, and digestive problems.
Employers can and should make use of their awareness of the growing predominance of stress to create a healthier work environment where employees can flourish. Companies that make an investment into a corporate wellness program can see up to a 3 to 1 return, according to the Washington State Health Care Authority. Contrarily, companies that do not foster a healthier work-life balance will see diminishing productivity, higher health care costs, and greater occurrences of employee absenteeism.
Lodo Chair Massage offers Corporate Wellness Programs
LoDo Chair Massage provides corporate yoga and massage packages for companies looking to provide regular wellness services at work. We want to help you and your employees have a stress-free holiday! Follow the LoDo Chair Massage Facebook page for updates on a big Cyber Monday discount on on-site chair massage and corporate yoga.
Hanna Kim - 10/29/2018
LoDo Chair Massage Cyber Monday Sale
Thanksgiving is just a month away! It’s the time of year when we think about all the things we’re grateful for - our loving families, our caring friends, and the delicious Thanksgiving feast we get to share with them. You’ve probably made plans in preparation for the holiday, whether it’s flying back home to spend time with your parents or hosting friends and family in your own home.
While holidays bring fun and festivity, it can also bring some stress. You and your team can relax and enjoy this time off more knowing there’s office chair massage and yoga to look forward to as well, on your return to work. That’s why we’re offering a steep discount on corporate wellness this Cyber Monday.
Your Team Deserves Holiday Well-Wishes and Wellness
As a manager or human resources specialist, consider how grateful you are to all the individuals in your company that helped make this year a success. Celebrate your employees by offering a stress-reducing group yoga class or deeply relaxing chair massage during the workday. They’ve earned it.
Our Biggest Annual Discount on Chair Massage and Yoga
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a happy return to work! We are offering the following discounts for on-site corporate wellness services booked on Monday, November 26, 2018:
We’re offering 10% off 4 or more hours of Chair Massage booked on Cyber Monday. It’s up to you how you want to share this with your workers. A 15-minute chair massage can be a relaxing addition to the workday, or perhaps consider gifting 30 minutes of blissful relaxation.
Receive 10% off On-Site Yoga classes booked on Cyber Monday. Our corporate yoga classes can be enjoyed by athletes of all abilities, catered to reducing work-related stress and injuries.
Make 2019 The Year of Wellness
The upcoming new year makes a great time to think about how you can continuously improve your company culture. Demand for workplace wellness is growing, so consider hosting holistic health services like on-site chair massage or yoga for your employees on a regular basis. Contact us about package discounts for even more savings on corporate wellness throughout the year.
TL;DR: LoDo Chair Massage is offering 10% off 4 or more hours of workplace chair massage and $10 off workplace yoga classes booked on Cyber Monday. Enjoy your turkey/tofurkey come Thanksgiving and give us a call on Monday, November 26 at 888.673.2535 between 8 AM and 5 PM MST to save big on wellness.
Hanna Kim - 10/23/2018
Hanna Kim - 10/12/2018
Corporate Wellness Is the New Norm
These days it’s not just high-tech companies in Silicon Valley offering employee benefits. In 2015, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found over two-thirds of employers in the U.S. were offering wellness programs as part of their benefits packages.
This trend has not shown a decline – their updated 2018 survey shows 72% of organizations increased their benefits to retain employees and respond to employee feedback. In SHRM’s job satisfaction survey, 92% of employees said benefits were essential to their job satisfaction. Benefits are a significant part of employee retention strategy, as employees who are satisfied with their jobs are more likely to stay with a company long term.
Benefits also help attract new talent in a competitive economic climate with low unemployment rates. Millennials, or the younger generation who will make up 46% of the workforce by 2020, place a high value on work-life balance and seek a corporate culture in line with their own.
How Does A Wellness Program Improve Employee Retention?
Employee retention creates less strain on company resources than the efforts it takes to onboard new hires. The SHRM survey found that companies strategically using benefits were more effective with employee retention (28% vs. 11%), and even saw higher employee performance than those that did not (58% vs. 34%). On-site yoga and massage are two wellness benefits companies can use as part of an employee retention strategy.
Massage helps employees manage work-related stress, which is a leading workplace problem. Massage lowers blood levels of cortisol, a hormone produced in the body due to stress, and increases production of serotonin, a hormone that decreases pain. Introducing regular exercise helps employees reduce the likelihood of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain), and heart attack. These conditions are four of the ten most expensive health conditions for U.S. employers. Yoga is a fitness activity that is accessible for people at a wide range of athletic ability and can be tailored to target common work-related issues like neck and back pain.
LoDo Chair Massage Offers Corporate Yoga and Massage
Bringing wellness benefits for employees helps companies perform better in the long run. Every $1 invested in employee wellness has an ROI of $1.50 according to a study by RAND Corporation. We have found that on-site chair massage and yoga are two wellness benefits with a high participation rate throughout companies in a variety of industries.
LoDo Chair Massage has just turned 10 this October! In 2008, we started providing on-site chair massage and yoga in Denver, and have expanded to cities across the country, from Los Angeles to New York. LoDo Chair Massage also offers package discounts for ongoing workplace wellness programs. To learn more about the services we provide in your city, call us at 888.673.2535
By Hanna Kim- October 8, 2018
The idea that massage is a luxury seems to be an outdated one these days. More and more people are looking to holistic remedies like massage therapy as a more natural way to manage pain and stress. The American Massage Therapy Association found in their 2017 consumer survey that 72% of participants who received massage therapy in the past year did so for medical (43%) or stress-related (29%) reasons. While financing full massage sessions for employees may not be feasible, LoDo Chair Massage makes on-site chair massage affordable.
Benefits Of On-Site Chair Massage With LoDo Chair Massage
Responsive and Responsible Team
As a small business ourselves, we know that you are busy, so we strive to make booking on-site chair massage as smooth as possible for our clients. Thanks to our vast network of massage therapists, we are able to accommodate you chair massage event. Massage therapists in each city receive rave reviews for being courteous, on-time, and skilled bodyworkers who know how to relieve pain in overused areas of the body like the neck, shoulders, and lower back.
Schedule with Ease
It is pretty infrequent that you hear of someone turning down a massage, especially one provided for by their employer. Our online scheduling system is easy to use and ensures that everyone can sign up for their desired time. It also eliminates waiting in line and missed appointments. Our team can access the calendar and choose a time slot that works for them.
LoDo Chair Massage offers workplace chair massage at a flat fee, which also includes gratuity. Because we have a small staff and streamlined operations, we can pass on the savings to our clients. Our rates are often up to 20% lower than that of our competitors. With discounted pricing on chair massage packages, your company can save even more on corporate wellness.
We only require a 2-hour minimum booking per event so employees of smaller and newer businesses can still benefit from chair massage. Two hours of chair massage
Chair massage is an excellent way to show your employees you value them and their hard work. Join the trend of businesses integrating wellness into their corporate culture for a happier and healthier workplace.
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