In 2007/08 it was estimated that 13.5 million working days where lost due to work-related stress*
One of the main contributors to everyday stress is our workplace. We spend a major part of our lives at work and according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) illness caused by stress at work has increased by 500% since the mid 1950's, 70% of all illness is caused by stress.
The body's stress response is designed for the short term only. Although it may improve our performance initially, continual pressure weakens the body. One of the therapies available is Indian Head Massage which can help to restore balance to your mind, body and spirit.
It therefore seems common sense to provide some means of stress relief at the workplace. More and more employers are recognising that a regular workplace massage can reduce the physical and mental effects of stress, thus reducing burnout and stress related diseases.
Workplace Massage in the United Kingdom is a relatively new concept but in the USA studies have proved how successful this has been and companies that now offer workplace massage include major corporations, such as Boeing, Apple Computer, Pepsi Co, Sony Music and United Airlines.
Employees can experience a 10 to 30 minute seated massage with minimal disruption within the workplace, this is long enough to feel the stress relieving benefits that the treatment offers.
|Symptoms of Stress may include:|
•Lack of concentration/memory loss
•Heart Palpitations/High Blood Pressure
•Overeating/Loss of appetite
•Anxiety attacks/Excessive sweating
|Treatments offered in the workplace are:|
Seated Massage: A combination of gentle but effective massage techniques used to relieve tension around the neck and shoulders, incorporating the back, shoulder and arms.
Reflexology: Gentle manipulataion of the feet, applying pressure to certain points helps remove toxins enabling the body to heal itself.
Tension Head Massage: Massage of the neck and shoulders incorporating pressure points around the head.
Neck and Shoulder Massage: Massage of the neck and shoulders helping you to relax, improve your mental and physical health.
Zone Therapy: Gentle manipulataion using massage and stretching techniques to either
Arms - incorporating the hands and wrists to help ease tension
Lower Limbs - incorporating the feet and calves to help soothe and relax