On-Site Massage

If your company wants to…

Reduce stress
Increase productivity
Reduce staff absenteeism

Why not consider on-site massage?

On-site massage is a fast, effective and versatile form of therapeutic treatment. It concentrates on the back, shoulders, neck, arms and hands. The client sits in an ergonomically designed chair for maximum comfort.

No oils are used and the client remains fully clothed throughout the massage, making it practical and non-disruptive.

Sessions can last between 10 and 30 minutes per employee, depending on which package you decide is best for your company. And because they take place at your premises, no time is lost due to travel.

“Superb, just what I needed, ready to face the world again. I feel 10 years younger.”
David, Engineering Consultant

On-site massage can benefit your company by ...

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Improved staff morale and motivation
  • Cost effective
  • Clear demonstration of your commitment to your staff
  • Increased staff loyalty and retention
  • Tax deductible

And your employees benefit too,

  • Prevents and helps RSI
  • Relieves neck and shoulder pain
  • Increases energy
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Helps tackle stress

“With working on the V.N.A. (Very Narrow Aisle Forklift truck) my neck gets stiff. So having the massage helps loosening it up. Nice one.”
Matt, Sangenic, Mansfield

How does it work?

Within seconds of receiving a massage, two indisputable and totally involuntary reactions occur. The first is that the bloodstream gets flooded with oxytocin, the feel-good hormone. The second is the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS), otherwise known as the relaxation response.

Oxytocin immediately makes us feel calm and connected in empathetic ways to both our internal and external environments. When the PSNS relaxation response is triggered, our bodies move into healing mode where digestion occurs, organs repair and our immune response is activated. Significantly, when the PSNS is stimulated, the stress response (SNS: Sympathetic Nervous System) always diminishes. The two systems are complementary.

The benefits of on-site massage were usually framed in terms of increased productivity and morale along with reduced stress and absenteeism. Unfortunately the evidence behind such claims has always been sketchy at best. I have been hunting for studies confirming this since I qualified, and there are a few, but ... when filtered through the lens of touch science, all of these outcomes make sense.

Consider these impacts of positive touch:

  • Massage/touch brings our minds and bodies back into the present moment, which is where, as the mindfulness experts keep telling us, all of the best decisions are made.
  • Because massage stimulates the relaxation response we know that relaxed employees are focused, healthy and happy workers.
  • The immediate oxytocin boost provided by a massage results in an increase in morale and collaboration.

Now, every time you have a massage, be it a brief, or a longer session, your oxytocin is boosted, your stress levels go down – I have not yet met anybody who did not feel better afterwards. (Massage Magazine, June 2015)

Here is the bit about lost working days, stress, etc, all valid concerns:

Lost working days are not helping UK businesses ...

As an employer you are already well aware of the negative financial effect lost working days have on your business.

But are you aware that massage can help alleviate one of the major reasons staff take unscheduled time off, namely musculoskeletal problems?

Musculoskeletal problems include back pain (40%) and upper limb and neck disorders (42%).

According to research commissioned by the Government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 469,000 workers had a musculoskeletal disorder that was caused or made worse by work in 2017/18, were new in that year., two thirds long-standing. This same research also shows that an 6.6  million working days were lost in 2017/18 due to muscular-skeletal disorders.

On-site massage can save you money

Massage has been with us for centuries and is particularly effective in both preventing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

By providing your employees with regular access to massage, your company will save money in the long-term by reducing the number of working days lost and the associated costs.

On-site massage

On-site massage can increase productivity

If you’ve ever suffered from neck or back pain, or RSI you will know how debilitating it can become. It saps your energy, leaving you unable to perform at your best, and can ultimately lead to time off work.

Regular massage is known to leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised. In other words, ready to work hard and perform at your best.

“This really woke me up & left me energized. I feel taller and full of energy. Brilliant.”
Charlotte R, Whitbread Action UK

Seated Acupressure

Massage can prevent and treat neck and back pain, as well as shoulder, arm and hand problems, including RSI.

If you are providing your employees with regular massages then their chances of being off work due to musculoskeletal problems are significantly reduced.

Seated Acupressure

“I felt very loose and amazingly relaxed, without tension in my back and head.”
Terry Smith, Carlton, Nottingham

On-site massage can improve staff morale and motivation

Regular massage is a clear demonstration of your commitment to your employee’s well-being. It shows that you care.

Massage is a benefit that staff value. This can lead to greater company loyalty and increased staff retention.

It is also something that potential new employees are likely to consider when offered a role with your company.

On-site massage can help reduce stress

Massage can play an important role in your company’s stress management programme. The World Health Organisation now describes stress as a 'worldwide epidemic'.

The latest HSE figures indicate that self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for an estimated 15.4 million lost working days in Britain in 2017/18 costing industry millions of pounds.

By tackling stress you are likely to reduce sick leave and the number of lost working days, once more saving your company money in the long-term. On-site massage has been shown to reduce stress-related symptoms

“Once again excellent. Very relaxing and stress relieving.”
David, Engineering Consultant

You are also fulfilling your legal obligation

As an employer you have a legal duty to ensure that you are taking steps to prevent the occurrence of risks of injury or illness, which are reasonably foreseeable in relation to your employees.

One of the ways you can do this is by providing regular massage that will help prevent the main musculoskeletal problems.

"I had been suffering from pains and stiffness in the back, neck and shoulders, from spending too much time at the computer. After only a couple of very enjoyable massage sessions I already felt much more supple, relaxed and pain-free!"
Peter, University of Manchester

Include on-site massage at events to impress your customers and clients

On-site massage needn’t be reserved just for your employees.

If you are planning a conference, exhibition or promotion and want to make it memorable why not provide on-site massage at the event?

This is a great way to stand out from your competitors and show your clients that you are interested in their well-being as well as your staffs.

It is little touches like this can that can make all the difference and result in a truly successful day.

Touching Well and on-site massage

Touching Well is the Nottingham-based company that can meet all your on-site massage needs.

I have 20 years experience in this field and you and your employees will be in safe hands. For smaller companies I will usually come myself. For larger companies, with a greater number of staff, I will bring my team of experienced therapists.

Touching Well’s professional approach will ensure that the whole experience runs smoothly. Ideally, someone in your company would act as a co-ordinator to inform employees about this new benefit and ensure take-up. Initially it needs quite a bit of input, particularly for a larger company. Of course I am happy to discuss this with you well in advance and share my experience of working with other companies.

On-site we usually offer the following treatments

Most companies opt to have the back and neck massage. The reason for this is simple: It leaves the client calm, focused and alert, perfect for the work environment.

Waking up

However, it is also possible to have a hand or foot massage, either without or with the use of massage oil. These are suitable for different circumstances. For example hand massage is ideal for those who would find a back and neck massage a little too much, while a foot massage can help those who spend a lot of time on their feet, such as shop assistants.

Indian Head Massage wonderful and leaves the client feeling radiant and very relaxed. For this reason it may not be suitable for a work environment where people have to be immediately focused, but it is ideally suited to a pamper event, either for your staff or your clients.

Reflexology is a different approach to on-site massage. Stimulating the client's reflexes in their feet induces a feeling of well-being, while indirectly working on various health issues and physical problems they may have. This is particularly useful when the problem area itself cannot be directly worked on.

All of these take up very little room and can be done at your premises with the minimum of disruption. All of the massages are done fully clothed which makes them practical and suited to an office environment.

Choose from a one-off session or regular sessions

I would always recommend regular sessions if possible as this makes the massage even more effective.

The length of each massage will depend on the number of staff you have. The minimum length of a session is 10 minutes, and the maximum is half an hour, however, when it is very busy at a conference we have been known for offering 3 minute sessions - the queue just gets too long.

Prices

We charge for on-site massage by the hour, and don't charge for breaks. We will, of course, need to take breaks. A guide price is £50 per hour, depending on length and frequency of booking. We will send you a time table after booking.

Try it out!

On-site massage is something that really needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

Because of this, I offer a FREE taster session.

I will come to your premises and give 4 people a 10 minute massage each. Ideally these would include the members of your team responsible for making the decision about whether to use Touching Well's services.

This way you can experience the wonderful benefits of on-site massage yourself, and at the same time see how simple and straightforward it is.

Booking your on-site massage

To either book your free taster session or to arrange any other session or event please call me on 0115 845 7113, email me using the contact form, or contact me via my FaceBook page.

If you have any further questions or would like any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to speaking to you soon,

Regina


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