Massages as health promotion of employers
A working day can often be tough. Working at a desk for hours on end can put just as much strain on your health as physically demanding activities. What remains at the end of the day, and is well known to many of us, is pain, tension and general symptoms of exhaustion. It is obvious that this is neither beneficial for the employees concerned, nor for the employers. One more reason why employers should focus on massages for employees as part of health promotion. There are several approaches to this, and the company "Stuttgarter Luft" has opted for the most comfortable one: the massage chair for employeesMartin Niedermirtl is Managing Director at beanarella and a contributor to Stuttgarter...
A working day can often be tough. Working at a desk for hours on end can put just as much strain on your health as physically demanding activities. What remains at the end of the day, and is well known to many of us, is pain, tension and general symptoms of exhaustion.
It is obvious that this is neither beneficial for the employees concerned, nor for the employers. One more reason why employers should focus on massages for employees as part of health promotion. There are several approaches and the company "Stuttgarter Luft" has chosen the most comfortable one: the massage chair for employees
Martin Niedermirtl is managing director at beanarella and a contributor to Stuttgarter Luft. In a conversation with us, he gives us insights into his decision for a massage chair and also how it has affected the employees.
Promoting employee health - an issue in all industries
Stuttgarter Luft is a ventilation duct manufacturer, while beanarella specializes in sustainable, compostable coffee capsules. Two industries that could not be further apart, and yet employee health plays an important role in both companies.
Martin Niedermirtl describes his path to Massagesessel Welt quite pragmatically. From his own experience, back pain was a constant companion due to the work performed in a seated position every day. An initial consultation was needed, and during a drive in the area, the opportunity was seized to pay a visit to the showroom.
From the very beginning, the focus of the considerations was particularly on those employees of Stuttgarter Luft who perform physically demanding work on a daily basis. The question was therefore not whether, but which massage chair should be used for the health of the employees.
The advice at Massagesessel Welt - the right massage chair for my employees
The idea of providing a massage chair for employees was born quickly, but just as quickly one is confronted with a wide range of brands and models, sizes and functional scopes. Since this is a health-promoting measure, professional advice is the top priority - and that was there, explains Martin Niedermirtl.
The first step was to clarify basic requirements, which the employees at Stuttgarter Luft only had in terms of dimensions. Both women and men with strong or slender statures, as well as different body sizes, set the framework here.
The massage chair should therefore cover the entire workforce if possible and also feature a comprehensive massage program. Back, arms and legs should be able to be treated with different intensities. At the end of the consultation, the right model was found and the decision to buy was made.
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We were also able to elicit a few words on this subject from Martin Niedermirtl, who nevertheless summarized briefly and succinctly:
"As expected, reliable, punctual, clean and precise work.
Even with questions about settings, operation of various functions or similar, someone was always available and gave us the best advice - grade: very good."
How the massage chair supports employees and increases productivity
The feedback from employees at Stuttgarter Luft was not long in coming. Mauro Bareißer works in production and describes the challenges of his daily routine and how the massage chair relieves tension and noticeably increases productivity: "The effect is noticeable both mentally and physically, which means that focus and the ability to concentrate are significantly better after a massage than after conventional breaks."
Bareißer goes on to explain that the relaxation is deeper and works on several levels, so that thoughts can actually detach themselves from everyday life and body and mind can relax in equal measure.
"At the end of the day, it's definitely good to slide into the massage chair and let yourself be kneaded."
Martin Niedermirtl himself also receives extremely positive feedback from employees, who are thrilled at how relaxed they can go back to work after a massage. Sometimes only smaller relaxation units are necessary and occasionally also longer or two consecutive sessions. This also varies greatly and often depends entirely on the course of the day as well as the activity and workload.
The employees use the massage chair very differently, according to their respective preferences and needs. The back massage is, of course, a classic, used by both sedentary employees and those who perform physically demanding tasks. However, the full range of functions is currently still being explored and extensively tested by everyone.
Subsidies for companies within the framework of health promotion for employees
A company that invests in the health of its employees receives in return more satisfied employees, less absenteeism and sick leave, as well as stronger employee loyalty. It is often surprising that not more companies know about the possibility of subsidies for such measures as massage chairs.
This results in several advantages that entrepreneurs and businesswomen can draw from this and that Martin Niedermirtl also does not miss.
The massage chair for the promotion of employee health - the right decision.
The managing director sums up: "The sum of the benefits made this investment almost self-evident". The massage chair not only promotes the health of employees, but also increases their performance.
Job satisfaction increases and so does employee loyalty. Subsidies await as an additional reward for business owners who take measures that benefit the health of their employees. Rounded off by a benevolent, unconstrained, but purposeful and professional consultation, a win-win situation is created here for enterprises and their employees, so Martin Niedermirtl finally.
We thank particularly Martin Niedermirtl and his coworkers for the nice and instructive discussions and wish further many successes and naturally relaxation and health for the future.
Co-founder and Managing Director of Massage Chair World. With his expert knowledge and industry expertise, he helps private individuals and companies to find the right massage chairs for relaxation, health and vitality. The individual expert advice is provided both by telephone or video chat, as well as in the exhibition outside Stuttgart.