More and more corporates are making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. Masego Kungwane saw the gap and now offers corporate employees the luxury of a certified massage therapist at work.
The 27-year old Kungwane has a business mind of note and big corporates definitely don’t scare her. In fact, she has secured some of the country’s biggest corporates and clients already, massaging away their employees’ worries without them having to leave the office. All of that while still studying for her LLB through UNISA- something she believes will only benefit her newly founded company in the long run. Pure Corp provides massage services to insurance companies, banks and other large corporates, including WesBank, RMB, King Price Insurance, and Outsurance, to name a few.
‘I’ve worked in the insurance industry before and I would go for a massage every month because of the stress,’ says Kungwane. ‘There’s a huge gap in the market for something like this.’
Pure Corp was recently called out to provide massage therapy to 290 corporate employees in one day. With the help of freelance therapists and students from the beauty industry, Kungwane made it possible. Pure Corp’s mobile spa is not limited to corporates and Kungwane plans to branch out to schools and charities during September this year. The company currently consists of six permanent therapists, all with experience in the spa industry, with Kungwane often lending a helping hand to assist with the treatments. ‘
Pure Corp’s mobile spa is not limited to corporates and Kungwane plans to branch out to schools and charities during September this year. The company currently consists of six permanent therapists, all with experience in the spa industry, with Kungwane often lending a helping hand to assist with the treatments. ‘Oprah Winfrey said that she wished she had started her career earlier in life. Maybe if she had started earlier, she would have been further than where she is now,’ says Kungwane. She feels that it is very important to start at a young age. ‘Entrepreneurs are risk takers. You just start something without knowing where it’s going. As long as you see a bit of light, that’s a sign that you know what you’re doing,’ she says.
Pure Corp initially started out with its main focus on Balinese scalp massages- an amazing head, neck and shoulder massage that has its origins in the Far East. It is also a treatment suitable for corporates, as it focuses on the tension in employees’ backs and necks. These massages are given to employees while they are on duty, so there’s no need to worry about a decrease in productivity levels. An average massage per employee normally takes about five to ten minutes, depending on the company’s request. Pure Corp do, however, have other treatments in the pipeline, including Swedish massages, sports therapies and more. Investing in a monthly 10-minute massage for your employees might not be such a bad idea. In fact, it might just increase productivity.
By Masego Kungwane, CEO of Pure Corp