Work related stress is defined by the HSE as:

"The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work."  

Although stress can accumlate through work and home life pressures. When excessive and prolonged stress can develop into mental and physical illness, and is one of the contributing factors towards many of todays common ailments and dis-eases. Work related stress is also known to be linked to high levels of sickness, absenteeism, staff turnover and other "indicators of organisational underperformance".

Whilst companies should be tackling work related stress through management standards, the Association of Reflexologists believe it is important to encourage individuals to take control and manage their own stress through diet, lifestyle and exercise. Reflexology can play an important role in this plan in helping individuals balance their mind and body, through relieving stress and tension, improving sleep and mood swings and generally promoting relaxation and wellbeing. 

The benefits of reflexology in the workplace could be: 

  • staff are more relaxed and better able to cope under pressure
  • improved moods increase positivity and morale
  • reduced stress levels have positive impact on sickness and absenteeism levels

The HSE recognises that stress can even be caused through staff feeling undervalued and a lack of recognition. Reflexology will demonstrate that your business cares and is offering a relaxing solution.

Treatment packages are designed to suit your business and employees working hours, and can be provided on your business premises.

Reflexology for Charities and Hospices

Reflexology (and Reiki) can provide comfort and relief for many, whether your charity is looking for volunteers to offer complementary therapy treatments to raise funds, or if you are looking for regular volunteer work to offer treatments to children, the elderly or terminally ill.

Although reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or treat specific illnesses, as a holistic therapy the benefits do not always need to be physical. Treatments offer relaxation, peace, a chance to talk or an opportunity to close your eyes. Many have commented on the euphoria and sense of calm they feel after a treatment.

Please contact me if you are interested in offering reflexology within your chairty/hospice.