Updated: Apr 2
We all know how important well-being is in our personal lives... but does it really have any benefits in the workplace?
If you have ever worked with someone who has a high level of stress or is frequently absent then you will understand how infectious it is to the business culture.
A 2019 study by Virgin found that staff who participated in well-being activities were 49 per cent more productive and took 31 per cent fewer sick days. Google offices famously offer on-site therapists, yoga and massage as they understand the positive impact it has on staff and how it creates a happy, healthy and productive business culture.
For smaller businesses well-being sessions can still be as quick as a coffee break, hassle free and budget friendly if you use the right experienced provider.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)'s 2019 review on the impact of Well-being in the workplace showed that absence had dropped from 8 days to 5.6 days per employee per year in companies that had an effective well-being strategy. In 2018 the UK Health & Safety Executive reported that 57% of staff absence in 2018 was due to muscular skeletal problems and stress-related conditions.
Benefits of Well-being massage
Reduced physical repetition tension, headaches and mobility
Immediately reduced stress levels
Stretches and advice provide ongoing physical health maintenance
Reduces staff absence caused by muscular skeletal tension and stress
Reduces fatigue, thus boosting clarity and focus
Endorphins raised which in turn improves mental health
Reduced physical tension causes an improvement in posture
Improved staff morale and sense of appreciation
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