The many benefits of Onsite therapies
By Anna Rayner, Jul 30 2017 12:01PM
As well as my private clients I also do a lot of corporate work - otherwise known as Onsite therapies. I've a proven track record in this sector with current and past clients including British Gas, Unilever and the Open University.
The benefits of corporate therapies to both employers and employees alike are manifold but if you've not tried it before I'd like to go into a bit more detail for you.
Many of the benefits of Onsite therapies for your employees are similar to the benefits of getting a massage or other complementary therapy treatment such as indian head massage or reiki at a spa, but in the comfort and convenience of your workplace. Onsite therapy eliminates the need to travel to a massage clinic or spa, and is a fraction of the cost (see my Onsite page for more info). Plus Onsite therapies makes complementary therapy accessible to those within your organization who are uncomfortable getting undressed and would otherwise never experience the benefits of these treatments without it.
These are the benefits an employee could expect from a 20 to 30 minute treatment such as a back massage or shoulder and neck massage:-
1. Reduced stress
2. Decreased anxiety and depression
3. Relieves muscle tension and pain
4. Improves quality of sleep
5. Lowers blood pressure
6. Increases focus, energy and mental clarity
And what do all these benefits translate to for the employer?
Increased employee productivity: Staff will give more if they feel valued by their company Plus the added energy and focus they'll enjoy means they'll be able to work more effectively. And they won't be distracted by headaches, back pain, stress or anxiety so they can give all their focus to their work
Attract the creme de la creme: In a competitve marketplace it pays to have attractive incentives to offer prospective staff and Onsite therapies are definitely an appealing perk
Increase employee retention: Your staff are more likely to stick around if they feel appreciated. Investing in a regular Onsite therapies programme means you've got the edge over your competitors
Reduce costs: If your staff aren't taking time off for back and stress related issues (two of the biggest sick leave culprits in the UK) you'll reduce your costs for healthcare and sickness cover.
Improve morale: Staff appreciate and look forward to Onsite therapy days which, by turn, improves company morale. I hear this same experience from every corporate client.
So now I've convinced you that your company simply can't afford NOT to have an Onsite therapies programme take a look at the dedicated Onsite page on this website where'll you find all the info you need.