Reflexology in the workplace

Workplace wellbeing

 A company’s biggest asset is its employees.  A fit and healthy workforce is key to an organisation’s performance, and each year millions of working days are lost to stress-related illnesses.

During 2019-20 an estimated 828,000 workers were affected by work-related stress, depression or anxiety and a staggering 17.9 million working days were lost as a result of this and this is most likely to increase now that we are living with COVID-19.

Although stress, depression or anxiety seems to be more prevalent in public service industries, such as education; health and social care; and public administration and defence, it can affect almost anyone at anytime.

Employee wellbeing continues to rise up the corporate agenda with managers taking mental health seriously, with most putting additional measures in place to support their employees in response to COVID-19.

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Only one in 10 organisations haven’t experienced any absence due to COVID-19: Musculoskeletal injuries are the second main cause of both short- and long-term absence, while mental ill health is the top cause of long-term absence.  

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed work on an unprecedented scale. Employers and employees have had to deal with a host of challenges, from sickness and loss to furlough and redundancy.  More employers are now committing to their employees’ health and wellbeing (especially their mental health).

The CIPD 2021 Health and wellbeing at work survey report found that more than 80% of organisations were concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on employees’ mental health.

Employers should ensure they have a holistic framework in place to support people’s physical health and safety and mental health.

Benefits to the company when Reflexology is introduced into the workplace can include:

  • Increased morale, workplace satisfaction and staff loyalty
  • Enhanced concentration, accuracy and efficiency
  • Improved relationships between staff and management
  • Staff feel more valued
  • Increased productivity
  • Pain relief for stress-related conditions such as headaches and migraines which can result in reduced absence from sickness

Stress Management Policy

Please contact me to discuss a plan on how reflexology could play a part in your company’s ‘wellbeing at work’ policy.  Each company chooses its own level of involvement.  It could be a weekly basis or one day a month or part of an away day event that staff attend.