Stress has now become the primary reason for staff absence. Companies and organisations that understand the link between work and good health actively support and nurture the health and well-being of their workforce. Workplace health is becoming especially important to younger people who are more likely to work into their 70’s.
10 reasons to invest in your employee’s health and well-being
A good employee well-being programme helps businesses to:
- Increase employee’s commitment and loyalty
- Reduce turnover
- Reduce absenteeism
- Reduce presenteeism
- Improve productivity
- Improve morale
- Attract the best talent
- Reduce ancillary expenses such as private health care costs, company insurance, etc
- Improve brand by showing you invest in your workforce
- Demonstrates sustainable business practices
Happier, healthier staff will give better service; this will improve customer satisfaction and result in higher job satisfaction and performance. Massage is a simple, cost-effective way to reward staff, boost morale and increase productivity.
By investing in your most important resource you will definitely be making a good investment!
Whilst not strictly a team activity, an at-your-desk massage doesn’t take people away from their desk or workstation so it helps to give a sense of connection and unity with the team.
After a massage, individuals will feel relaxed and experience increased motivation towards their work. They will feel more valued as employees and this will bring a sense of worth, motivation and happiness to the team – a happy team is a strong team and will work more effectively together.
Massage helps relieve muscle tension which can cause pain and headaches. It also helps improve posture, increases energy levels and mental clarity.
When receiving a massage your brain releases happy chemicals which helps boost cell renewal, it lowers cortisol levels and increases serotonin and dopamine levels to give you that ‘feel good’ feeling. This can help anxiety and depression, boost immunity, lower blood pressure and help promote healthy sleep. It has also shown to be effective in preventing repetitive strain and decreasing discomfort associated with carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
Massage helps individuals focus on their minds and bodies and increases their sense of well-being, this helps them to be more focused at work and less distracted by worries and concerns.
Massage specifically helps to counteract the circulatory problems inherent with office work. It opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes that are usually glued to a computer monitor. Even 15 minutes of massage to the back, neck, arms and hands can increase circulation, raise energy levels and help to keep the body injury free.
An at-your-desk massage is non-intrusive for individuals and can be enjoyed by everyone, including those who dislike getting undressed and would not usually consider having a massage.
Investing in your workforce in this way will help to make employees feel of worth and value to the company. Employees will enjoy a better quality of work-life balance and not be wasting time wondering how to help themselves in relation to their well-being as the company is offering solutions!