Clinical reflexologist Nicola Stewart shares her expertise on the importance of corporate reflexology and how it can improve staff wellbeing.
I am a clinical reflexologist based in Cheshire and part of my services include corporate reflexology. To kick things off, I’ll explain what reflexology is and how it works.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the principle that different points, or reflexes on the feet, hands or ears relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. Stimulating these reflex points can encourage the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.
Reflexology is an incredibly relaxing, non-invasive therapy which can alleviate everyday stress and tension, improve circulation and in turn bring about an overall sense of wellbeing.
Although traditionally reflexology is carried on the feet, I am trained to work on the feet, hands and ears and can incorporates all three into sessions for maximum benefits.
Reflexology can work as an excellent preventative treatment for stress and anxiety management, working to achieve overall wellbeing. It is believed that 75% of illnesses derive from being stressed. Taking this and our busy lives into consideration, time to relax and de-stress is essential for good health.
Why corporate reflexology?
The biggest benefit of corporate reflexology is that employees get to take time out of their day to enjoy a treatment. As an employer, you have given your employees this time to focus on themselves which means that employees feel valued, rejuvenated and as a result will be more productive. It is also an excellent way to enhance your organisation and the general wellbeing of employees.
I specialise in stress management, anxiety and pain reduction (including migraines) while empowering employees to take control of their own health and wellbeing.
The 2019 Business Healthiest Workplace survey reported the following data:
Stress is recognised as a major cause of illness in today's fast-paced world. Long-term stress can lead to insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It can also weaken the immune system and lead to physical illness.
Reflexology treatments in the workplace are becoming increasingly popular as companies become more concerned with the health and wellbeing of their staff. A reflexology session can help reduce the effects of stress, be extremely calming, promote relaxation, and provide space for the body to rebalance and heal.
The benefits to companies include:
Sessions can be funded fully or partly by the company as part of an employee health and wellbeing package, or can be part of a regular organised health and wellbeing day to reward staff for reaching targets or going the extra mile.
In 2019 the Financial Times published an article in relation to Britain’s Healthiest Workplace which showed the following:
Productivity and engagement
The data above was published before the Covid-19 pandemic and I believe that these statistics would be much higher now. There has never been a more important time to invest in the health and wellbeing of your staff as they are the future of your business.
Nicola Stewart is an experienced clinical reflexologist with a keen interest in fertility, nutrition and women’s health. She is passionate about empowering her clients to take control of their health and wellbeing and often makes this an essential part of her sessions. Find out more here.