In a poll research, stress was cited as having a negative effect on over a third of the working population. It is estimated that up to 75% of an illness is stress related. A growing number of businesses are giving their employees the opportunity to receive reflexology treatments in the work place. The benefits of regular reflexology treatments not only help to reduce stress and tension, but they can also speed recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and to maintain good health.
How does stress in staff effect the work place :
- Reduced performance in physical tasks
- Tiredness and irritability
- Negative effect on decision making, planning and creativity
- Lowered immune system which leads to the development of physical illness
How can reflexology benefit your employees in the workplace?
- Promote increased satisfaction, loyalty and increased morale of the staff
- Quicker recovery and return to work after illness, surgery or accident resulting in a reduction of sickness and absenteeism
- Enhanced resistance to infection and diseases
- An increase in productivity, improved creativity, planning and decision making
- Enhanced concentration, accuracy and efficiency
- Will be recognized as part of a wide stress management programme, providing optimum care for your staff by complementing conventional medicine
- Improved ability of staff to work and cope more effectively under pressure
By reducing absenteeism and a reduction in sickness this will in turn increase productivity and increase the financial benefits for the company, as well as ensuring employees feel their well being is respected and cared for. This will also portray a positive image of the company to customers and external organisations.
Where can reflexology be used in your work place ?
Treatments are usually carried out in a small quiet room of the work place where the practitioner can work. Sessions take between 25-50 Min's depending on the time scale available for the individual employee. Treatment times are flexible to accommodate staff who wish to participate during working hours or breaks.
The companies involvement can be minimal. From just providing a suitable room in house for the practitioner to work from and using the leaflets provided to educate employees in the benefits of regular reflexology sessions.The employees can either be fully responsible for the cost of their own treatment , or treatment can be subsidised as part of the organisations benefits to employees.
Employees should be encouraged to attend regular reflexology treatments to help maintain optimum good health. Regular reflexology sessions have proved very popular in organisations throughout Europe. Companies throughout Britain are now involving reflexology practitioners in the maintenance of well being amongst their staff. The visible results for organisations are reduced sickness, increased productivity and increased financial turnover.