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
“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
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:
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:
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 neck and back pain, ULDs (Upper Limb Disorders) and RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).
According to research commissioned by the Government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 553,000 people in work had a musculoskeletal disorders that was caused or made worse by work in 2014/15.
This same research also shows that an estimated 9.8 million working days were lost in 2014/15 due to muscular-skeletal disorders, an average of 17 days per case. Workplace illness cost society an estimated £9.4 billion; approximately half of that cost fell on individuals, while the remainder was shared between employers and government.
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.
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
Massage can prevent and treat neck and back pain, ULDs and RSI.
If you are providing your employees with regular massages then their chances of being off work due to musculoskeletal problems are significantly reduced.
“I felt very loose and amazingly relaxed, without tension in my back and head.”
Terry Smith, Carlton, Nottingham
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.
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 9.9 million lost working days in Britain in 2014/15 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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
List of treatments
- Myofascial Release (MFR) - Saving Hands massage -
- Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® - ATMAT -
- Seated Acupressure - Indian Head Massage - Pulsing - Reiki -
- Reflexology - Tsuboki Foot Massage - Hopi Ear Candles -
- Hot and Cold Stone Massage -
- Aromatherapy Massage - Aromatherapy Lymphatic Massage (ALM) -
- Fertility Massage - Pregnancy Massage - Post-natal Massage -
- Dorn Method - Breuss Massage -
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) - Deep Oscillation -
- Holistic Facial - Face Vitality - Total Detox -
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Apr 15, 18 01:17 PM
I arrived thinking that I was fine and was looking forward to a general massage. Regina started on my feet and we never got any further. The result was