WORKPLACE WELLNESS INITIATIVE
Workplace stress is a big concern for employers in the UK and worldwide. In 2015/16 stress accounted for 448,000 cases of stress related illness, which resulted in 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health being answerable to stress. Also 42% have considered resigning due to workplace stress. As an addition, medium to large businesses have significantly higher rates of absence due to stress compared to small businesses.
This means that there are likely to be people living and working with stress in every business today. Stress affects productivity through both absenteeism and presenteeism, which in turn affects profit margins.
The answer could be having an on-site reflexologist visit your company regularly. You can empower your employees to make a healthy choice for their stress levels and to choose to book to see the reflexologist. They can even pay for their own sessions. All you need to do is provide a suitable small space and advertise the service to your staff. In return you get a workforce - which according to data collected in Denmark – has improved wellbeing, with lower absenteeism and a higher regard of your company as an employer.
Another option is providing a workplace wellness initiative. I recently visited Thrive Agency in Norwich, offering fifteen minute taster hand and feet reflexology sessions (depending on preference). Staff were offered a generous discount if they wanted a full session at a later date.
As you can see from these testimonials, I left behind some very relaxed and happy staff:
“An absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish, Nadine was professional, expert and made us all feel so relaxed. It’s a perfect way to incorporate a little bit of wellbeing into the workplace. And a fantastic introduction to the world of reflexology.”
“The session was just the right length to fit in a working day and was hugely relaxing, a particular help for me on one of the most stressful days I’ve had in a very long time. I emerged with my blood pressure about half of what it was when I went in! I would happily pay for future session if Nadine planned to make regular visits and would thoroughly recommend it for general staff wellbeing.”
“I’ve never had hand reflexology before, but the effect is just as good as reflexology: I felt very relaxed, balanced and thoroughly spoiled.”
"I’ve never had a reflexology session before this so I was quite nervous, but Nadine was super friendly and put me at ease right away. Despite still being in the office, Nadine helped to set a very soothing atmosphere and was very gentle - it was nice to get away from work for a bit!"
“Nadine is a talented therapist who gave me a good dose of feelgood on an otherwise grey day. She also provided some excellent tips on using reflexology pressure points to help settle my nerves before presentations – highly recommended.”
“I must confess, I was a bit sceptical about reflexology, but Nadine came to our office in the middle of an intensely stressful day, and by the end of our session I was feeling totally calm and relaxed. Would definitely recommend!”
“I loved it. A bit of time out from the computer screen.”
"My session with Nadine was very relaxing, she made me feel very comfortable and at ease, which really helped. Given that my session was in the office, and fairly short, I still felt the benefits of the time out."
The World Health Organisation calls stress the “Health Epidemic of the 21st Century”. Most companies have realised how important the wellbeing of their staff is and have put a plan in place. Do you have a plan? Please do not hesitate to email me on: or call me on: 07853577866 to discuss how I can help you.