Peace, tranquillity, quietness, rest, CALM COMFORT.
This popular Irish word encapsulates the sense of serenity that is much striven for in modern life.
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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.
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
Benefits for Employees
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: