What are corporate gifts?
Once upon a time, corporate gifts were what you gave your clients in order to butter them up before the final bill. Today the term is more likely to be used to describe a goodwill gesture that you give to your own employees, to thank them for all their hard work. This can be following a period of fast growth, or just great work, as a reward or even as a motivator.
Traditional corporate gifts range from food hampers to embossed notebooks, but if you want to make a lasting impression, you need to choose something special, unique and dare we say it…useful. A good tip is to think of something practical but with a touch of luxury, i.e. something that your team and clients wouldn’t necessarily think to get for themselves, but also won’t forget about in the back of a drawer!
How can I bring massage into my workplace?
Massage is an indulgent and unusual corporate gift that anyone can enjoy. Don’t believe us? Try telling your team that a massage therapist is coming in tomorrow to offer free treatments to everyone, and see what happens.
You can hire a expert massage therapist to visit your office for a day, morning or afternoon to give 15, 20 or 30 minute treatments, either at your employee’s desks, or in a quiet meeting room. They can sit in their own chairs, or use an (easily transportable) specialist massage chair for an even more relaxing experience.
If you want to really dazzle your well-deserving team, you could sign them up for a fully or partially funded massage membership. That way they can book a full-length treatment of their choosing to enjoy at home; making the most of their free time and leaving them refreshed and uplifted for the working week! Through this plan, they can choose from a wide variety of treatments, including Deep Tissue, Reflexology and even a Pregnancy Massage.
You can also think about adding short messages to a recruitment or corporate event. Studies have shown that company culture is often a greater consideration for new employees than salary. Offering massages at an event shows that you care about your team’s mental and physical well being, and can be a memorable touch.
What are the benefits of massage?
Massage has been used around the world for thousands of years, and may help to alleviate the symptoms of:
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Sports Injuries
Massage is particularly useful in offices where eye strain and seat positioning can lead to tightness in the back and glutes, causing tight neck muscles, hunched shoulders and headaches. Releasing these muscles through long, flowing strokes and pressure point therapy can help your employees to sit up straight, clear their minds and tackle challenges with renewed clarity and creativity!