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Are You Stressed At Work?

Workplace stress: you can't see it, touch it, or easily define it, yet it can have a massive negative impact on almost every aspect of working life.

  • Save over £2,000 per year per employee
  • Decrease staff turnover and reduce sickness absence
  • Increase staff motivation and improve productivity
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The effects of workplace stress range from irritability, headaches, fatigue and lack of concentration, through poor morale, weak motivation and uneasy working relationships to absenteeism, sickness leave and resignation.
What's more, your employees are likely to attempt to hide stress from you, yet you could be prosecuted for harbouring it!

Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have defined stress as "the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them." Its research indicates that:

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  • Up to 5 million feel "very" or "extremely" stressed by their work
  • Half a million people experience work-related stress at a level they believe has made them ill
  • At least 13.4 million working days are lost through stress annually.
  • The cost to society is between £3.7 billion and £3.8 billion annually.

The Industrial Society

A report from the Industrial Society in 2001 stated that over four out of five of employees felt that stress was a problem in their organisation, and a more recent study in July 2003 by Cubiks, a specialist HR consultancy, discovered that:

  • One in four people said that their average stress levels at work were "high" or "very high".
  • 76% thought it would damage their career prospects if they complained about stress.

Legal Responsibilities

Employers are legally responsible for providing a safe working environment and the HSE have a stated intention to prosecute any employer failing to do so. A recent case in the House of Lords (Barber v Somerset County Council) resulted in an award to an employee of £72,547 against Somerset County Council for damages caused by stress.

The Solution

Our clients report that our Therapy Days™ result in a lift in the energy throughout an office, leaving employees more motivated and co-operative.

Find out how your business could benefit from our stress-relieving treatments.

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On-site massage, a fully clothed, seated technique lasting just 15 minutes or more, is our most popular stress-busting treatment. It combats stress through:

  • Relaxing, and relieving, aching and tense neck, shoulder and back muscles.
  • Measurably decreasing anxiety and the levels of stress hormones in the blood.
  • Improving blood circulation to the brain, resulting in a clinically proven increase in alertness and accuracy.
  • Measurably decreasing blood pressure.
  • Draining the lymph, and energising the body by removing stagnant toxins and waste products from the tissues.
  • Decreasing fatigue and lethargy and providing rapid relief from headaches.
  • Providing a psychological boost, improving mood, self-esteem and ability to keep difficulties in proportion.
  • Improving sleeping patterns.
  • Tackling skeletal and muscular problems that could otherwise lead to long-term problems such as back-pain and RSI.
  • Providing some protection from the serious illnesses that can result from prolonged stress.
  • And it feels absolutely fantastic!

Combining all these stress-relieving features so cost effectively, it is no wonder that our on-site massage service has proven so popular as a means of motivating, refreshing and invigorating valued employees.

We also provide a wide range of other stress-relieving complementary health treatments, just contact us to discuss your requirements.