"During mind relaxation, it's almost like dropping a pebble into a pond. It creates ripples that go out to the unconsciousness, the part of our mind that knows everything about us"
-- Marcus Aurelius
Corporate Body Mind Therapy.
Since 2009, I have been working with local companies who recognize that regular massage can prevent and lessen the physical and mental effects of stress, reduce absenteeism and raise morale. Many companies including Google, Face book, Starbucks, Unilever, Mobil and G4S offer employees well being programmes, a meditation room and massage in the office. All the evidence shows that companies worldwide are doing more and more to look after their staff, realising that their employees health is one of the most important predictors of the companies health.
Work related stress, anxiety and depression are significant in Great Britain. The most recent statistics produced by The Health & Safety Executive, 2016/2017 found:
Total number of working days lost increased to 12.5 million (previous year 9.9 million days), an average of 23 days lost per case
Stress accounted for 40% of all work related ill health cases (also an increase from the previous year), and 41% of all working days lost due to ill health
The main work factors cited by respondents were workload pressures, including tight deadlines, too much responsibility and lack of managerial support
Musculoskeletal disorders equate to 35% of total work related illness, and 44% of all days lost. Back disorders were around 36% and lower limb disorders 20%
The Health and well-being at work report is produced annually by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and examines trends in absence and health and well-being in UK workplaces. 2018 CIPD findings are a ‘mixed bag’ for employee psychological well-being:
44% of 6,000 workers surveyed considered work to have a positive impact on their mental health, with 55% regularly feeling miserable, exhausted or under excessive pressure
55% say well-being is on the agenda of senior leaders but only two-fifths of employers have a standalone well-being strategy
87% say technology affects people’s ability to switch off out of work hours
The average level of employee absence is 6.6 days per employee per year
More than 1/3rd of organisations indicated that stress-related absence has increased and over half say they are aware of an increase in mental health issues, compared to 1/3rd in 2016. Mental ill-health was reported to be the primary cause of over 20% of long-term staff absences in 2018, as compared to just over 10% in 2016
51% of organizations are increasing awareness of mental health issues across the workforce compared with 31% in 2016
I provide massage in a private room in your workplace, with the minimum of disruption to your workforce at minimal cost. Pressure is applied through clothes whilst relaxing on a specially designed chair. Massage helps improve posture, alleviate back, shoulder and neck pain, reduce headaches and repetitive strain injury. The very nature of desk jobs presents a physical risk to employees. Research evidence regularly finds that sitting puts more pressure on the spine than standing. Research also indicates the more time spent in a car during a daily commute to work, the more vulnerable you are to a back or other muscular injury. Reflexology is also available in your workplace, providing you with time to relax, recharge and re-energise for the busy day ahead.
As a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, I offer further support for the health and well being of individuals by providing group or individual 1:1 relaxation classes. Sessions can be tailored to include a wide range of benefits. You can learn self-hypnosis techniques promoting relaxation and empowering you to improve your quality of life in many life areas, e.g. stress management, insomnia, weight loss, public speaking and improving confidence. More details are available on the "Hypnotherapy" section on my home page.
Group Hypnotherapy cost, please enquire (for groups a fee per individual can be negotiated depending on group size)
£120 for four hours (on-site massage) - Book Now
A few words from Annabella McCullagh, Senior Test Manager and Mental Health Champion at Cap Gemini:
“I have been receiving fortnightly relaxation sessions with Emma online since early on in the Covid lockdown and can definitely vouch for their effects! Her soothing voice leads each session at a perfect, calm pace, making that 30 minutes seem timeless. She checks in with me at appropriate intervals, so I feel in very safe hands. When she brings me out of the relaxed state, I am always left feeling rested and rejuvenated, no matter how demanding or stressful my work day has been. The effects last long after the session and help to give me a calm, blissful night of sleep. I would highly recommend it; your psyche will thank you!”