A special treat for
short break from work
to enjoy a relaxing massage by a licensed professional and then return to work refreshed and rejuvenated!
Workplace Massage with Howard Northrup is available on
a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or one-time basis.
is a Workplace Massage?
companies are learning the benefits of offering workplace
massage to their employees—at Boeing and Reebok, for example,
complaints of headaches, back strain and fatigue fell since the companies started bringing in massage therapists.
is becoming increasingly popular, in part because of
its convenience to the working person. Companies of
just a few employees to ones with thousands are
having a Licensed Massage Therapist visit weekly,
bi-weekly, or monthly to bring the many benefits of
massage directly to their employees.
With just a 15-minute
break from the workday, Workplace Massage
can provide relief from stress, headaches, tense
muscles, and quite a few common conditions.
a study conducted by
Bowling Green State
University to evaluate the effectiveness of a
15-minute on-site massage while seated in a chair on
reducing stress as indicated by blood pressure, it
showed a significant reduction in participants' blood
pressure after receiving the massage1.
does it work?
On your designated Workplace Massage
day, Howard brings a portable Desktop Massage Support
(pictured below) that he will set up and adjust for
each employee’s comfort at his or her desk or at a
This device sets up solidly on any desk or table top, providing
balanced support to the employee's head and chest.
It allows the employee to relax into a comfortable
fully clothed position so Howard can massage any or
all of the following:
such as carpal tunnel syndrome and headaches from
tense neck muscles can be significantly improved with
just 15 minutes of massage with Howard. But if
necessary, the employee can schedule a double
15-minute session to allow more time for him to work
on a specific problem area.
1Cady, S. H., & Jones, G. E. (1997). Massage
therapy as a workplace intervention for reduction of
stress. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 84, 157-158.
4 Steps for Setting Up a
(editable version: Workplace
for the employees at your company with a deadline to
sign up if they are interested.
2. After you
decide on some days and start times that work best
for your employees, contact
Howard about one or two weeks in advance to assure that
he can get
you scheduled. (Hint:
payday or the next day are popular days for Workplace
Massage) Once you have a confirmed date,
download and post
employees can then sign up into time slots within a
block of time that will be alotted for them.
We require a minimum of six employees
signed up for 15-minute or 30-minute massages and a maximum of
seven total hours of massages in one day between 10AM
and 5PM (for example, a maximum of 21 employees signed up for 15-minute massages
Howard will check with you a day or two prior
to the scheduled Workplace Massage day to confirm that
enough employees have signed up to meet the minimum
day or two before the scheduled Workplace
Massage day, a reminder
message should be sent to
all employees who signed up to remind them of their massage
Massage can be either a 15-minute or 30-minute
massage. A 15-minute massage costs
$15.00 and a 30-minute massage
- Cash or Check only. Either the company can
pay the therapist for the total of all employee's
massages or each employee
can pay the therapist directly for his or her massage
beginning the massage.
Licensed Massage Therapist Howard Northrup
at the number listed below
e-mail him here.
Howard Northrup, LMT