Hactl massage initiative benefits staff and community

posted on 16th October 2023 by Eddie Saunders

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited, Hong Kong’s largest independent handler, has collaborated with The Hong Kong Society for the Blind (HKSB) to provide massages for staff. The new Hactl initiative is designed to enhance workplace wellbeing for its staff, while supporting a local charity for the visually-impaired.

The HKSB, established in 1956, has developed a wide range of support services for the visually-impaired of Hong Kong.

These include rehabilitation and vocational training, educational support and employment guidance.

As part of its widespread support programme, HKSB operates two health massage and treatment centres, staffed by visually-impaired masseurs and masseuses.

In the new Hactl initiative, the visually-impaired staff of the HKSB will provide massages in a specially-adapted area of Hactl’s SuperTerminal 1, now named the “Mindfulness Zone”, emphasising its purpose as a place for relaxation. The space has been transformed into a peaceful and comfortable environment, ideally suited to the full enjoyment of the massage services.

Wilson Kwong, Hactl Chief Executive, “We have always valued the physical and mental well-being of our employees. We believe it’s important to allow staff to relax after work, and this new massage service complements our existing relaxation and recreation facilities.

“At the same time, our latest initiative provides gainful employment to the visually-impaired, in line with our policy of supporting the less fortunate in our community.

“It is also a great way of promoting inclusivity, and nurturing a better understanding and appreciation among our staff, for the daily challenges faced by the visually-impaired in society.”

Sean Fong, Director (Vocational Rehabilitation Services) of HKSB: “We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with Hactl on this exciting new project.

“This is the first time we have provided Hactl employees with massage services by visually impaired massage practitioners.

“We greatly appreciate their enlightened approach to staff welfare, and value this opportunity to improve their lives, provide additional working opportunities for our own staff, and help spread the word about our activities across the corporate community.”