Suaimhneas Reflexology

Peace, tranquillity, quietness, rest, CALM COMFORT.

This popular Irish word encapsulates the sense of serenity that is much striven for in modern life.

In Summary

  • This service can be available from a 20 mile radius from Banbury, although this can be negotiated
  • Up to 10 people a day can be treated with short, effective half hour sessions
  • All that is required is a small quiet room being made available
  • Rates to be agreed on application
  • Treatments can be paid in full by each employee, in full by the employer or the employer can subsidise the employee so costs are shared
  • Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly as an ongoing service or as a one off event as a staff reward or incentive
  • Home visits can be arranged on an assessed need basis for employees on long term sick leave, to aid their recovery and speed their return to work

What peo​ple say

  • "A lovely experience within the working day. Love the personal care and attention to detail and ability to answer individual questions - Thanks!"
  • "A lovely half hour well-being interlude in the midst of work. Allowed me to switch off, and the benefit of this stayed with me beyond the end of the working day. Highly recommended"
  • "I just booked a short session to see if I would enjoy the treatment. Tanya was amazing so friendly and kind. I really enjoyed my treatment and have already booked on to the next three sessions Tanya is doing at my workplace. Already looking forward to the next time! Thanks so much"
  • "I enjoyed a magical 30 minutes and was able to escape from daily pressures"
  • "A relaxing and nurturing treatment that gave me an overall feeling of well-being and sense of calm
  • I found it a wonderfully relaxing experience would thoroughly recommend it"
  • "A very relaxing but energy giving treatment. Lovely hands"
  • "I have never had reflexology before but found it very relaxing. Tanya was great and even tried to warm up my freezing feet. I didn't feel any tingling or any other symptoms but presume things are going on without me knowing!"
  • "Helped me through the busy day - thanks"
  • "This was my first time having reflexology and Tanya instantly put me at ease. The environment was relaxing and the treatment gentle but effective. It was lovely to take some time out of the day for myself and I am looking forward to my next session. I would highly recommend Reflexology and Tanya to anyone who needs a little me time and chance to distress. :)"

Reflexology in the Workplace

Stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health, 12.8 million and 6.9 million respectively.Whatever the size of your business, it makes sense to look after your biggest asset, your employees. A fit and healthy workforce is key to an organisations performance and each year millions of working days are lost to stress-related illnesses.

Work related stress is the largest occupational health problem in the UK today. According to the Health and Safety Executive an estimate of 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2018/2019, with stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health, 12.8 million and 6.9 million respectively.

Excessive stress, without the opportunity to recover, can cause physiological and psychological problems such as tension, fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, irritability and lowered immune system to name a few. Specifically, in the workplace, the effects could result in:

  • Low moral and apathy
  • Lethargy and irritability
  • Reduced physical performance and poor concentration
  • Reduced creativity and productivity
  • Lowered immune system leading to the development of other physical health problems and consequently increased absenteeism

How can reflexology help your company?

Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy, does not require the use of drugs or chemicals and has no side effects. Its holistic approach treats the person as a whole and by focusing on prevention rather than cure, it can help maintain good health in the long term and is one way to mitigate the effects of persistent stress on our health and wellbeing.

As part of your 'Health and Wellbeing Strategy', each company can choose its own level of involvement. Treatments can be paid in full by each employee, in full by the employer or the employer can subsidise the employee, so costs are shared. Treatments are carried out in-house, in a small quiet room and the reflexologist brings the necessary equipment. Treatments should last between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the time-scale available.

The frequency of visits will be agreed with the company but ideally should be weekly or fortnightly and the company should ensure sessions are promoted internally. Referrals can be made direct through the company or on an individual basis and individuals can book time slots directly with us. 

By removing or reducing some of the financial and time barriers for employee's accessing such services, it could pave the way for more employees to access services which they would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive. Additionally, reflexology treatments also provide an ideal situation to raise various health issues thus enabling people to identify healthier lifestyle choices, providing to perfect opportunity to positively impact on your employees health.  

If you are interested in offering Reflexology in the Workplace, please contact me and I would be more than happy to offer a free consultation to discuss your organisations needs. (Rates to be agreed on application)

Benefits for Employers

  • Improved motivation, productivity and effectiveness of employees
  • Higher company satisfaction scores and thereby higher loyalty
  • Reduced feelings of stress and pressure
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Attractive benefit for recruitment
  • Inexpensive and convenient way for a company to invest in employees’ wellbeing

Benefits for ​Employees

  • Increased staff morale and feeling of being valued by the company
  • Improved health, wellbeing and enhanced resistance to future illness
  • Potential reduced absenteeism
  • Convenience of treatment during the working day
  • Cost – part/wholly subsidised if applicable

A brief history of reflexology in the workplace

Some Western countries, more notably Denmark, have been addressing the issue of stress in the work place for a number of years. It is known as the country with one of the best work-life balances in all of Europe and they are also the most likely to use reflexology to support their health and wellbeing. Studies have been conducted of on-site reflexology in various work forces including Councils and the Danish Post Office which have shown:

  • reduced absenteeism
  • fewer sick days
  • reduced pain
  • increase in staff wellbeing and motivation
  • increased satisfaction in the workplace
  • increased feelings of support
  • increase in loyalty 

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