In the last decade many companies have put much emphasis on recognising the massive impact on the economy and health services from stress related illness. Work related stress has only recently been recognised as one of the major causes of some of the most costly time-robbing health problems for business with high levels of sickness, absenteeism and staff turnover resulting in organisational underperformance.
I am a clinical reflexologist and specialise within the area of stress management in business and corporate organisations whilst tailoring each treatment to employee’s needs and incorporating lifestyle and nutrition factors wherever possible.
I provide treatments at Historic Environment Scotland’s Edinburgh Head Office, Edinburgh Castle and The National Museum Scotland where the following benefits have been identified by staff able to receive reflexology in their work place:
- Much more relaxed and feeling more equipped to cope under pressure
- Improved mood, resulting in increased enthusiasm, positivity and morale
- Significant reduction in stress levels and heightened sense of well being
“Was my first experience of reflexology and it won’t be my last. Found it relaxing then energising and it definitely set me up for a busy day ahead, where I genuinely felt more focused and active”
Barry McPherson (Human Resources – Historic Scotland)
Offering reflexology in the workplace demonstrates that the organisation cares, resulting in staff feeling recognised and valued which often leads to a positive impact on reducing absentee levels. Enhancing working ability can be a challenge and reflexology could play an important role in helping to achieve a high level of company performance by ensuring you have a stress management programme in place. The only commitment of the business is to provide a small room or suitable space for treatments. The organisation has complete flexibility whether to part/fully subsidise treatments or leave the cost fully responsible to staff. (As do HES)
“I went in to my reflexology session not knowing what to expect, and emerged 30 minutes later feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. Highly recommended!!”
Georgie Ritchie (assistant cultural resources advisor – Historic Scotland)
I would love the opportunity to discuss further the possibility of providing reflexology within your organisation with aim to determine a tailor-made package that meets all the business needs. The treatment section of my blog, found at fionacowiereflexology.wordpress gives you an insight into why reflexology is a fast and effective method in decreasing stress levels through stimulating and/or sedating the key stress reflexes on the feet.
“Walking on air after my reflexology session with Fiona, but never felt so grounded”
Joan Sewell (Heritage Directorate – Historic Scotland )