Το μασάζ εδώ και χιλιετίες βελτιώνει τόσο τη σωματική όσο και την ψυχική υγεία. Είναι άρρηκτα συνδεδεμένο με την ευεξία μας.
Για την ομάδα σας
Το εταιρικό μασάζ μπορεί να ενισχύσει την αποδοτικότητα της ομάδας σας και παράλληλα την αίσθηση του ανήκειν.
640 Εργαζόμενοι / 11 Σημεία 4 Ημέρες / Αθήνα-Λάρισα- Θεσσαλονίκη
‘’Προσέφεραν 12’ λεπτές αναζωογονητικές συνεδρίες στεγνού μασάζ χωρίς λάδι, σε κάθε έναν από εμάς, στις αίθουσες συνεδριάσεων που τους παρείχαμε. Σε συνδυασμό με τα τονωτικά ροφήματα και ειδικά διατροφικά μείγματα που μας προσέφεραν στο τέλος, άφησαν τον κάθε δέκτη απόλυτα ευχαριστημένο, αναζωογονημένο και σε πραγματικά καλή διάθεση.’’
‘’Η μεθοδολογία υλοποίησης είχε εκπληκτική ροή, προέβλεπε κάθε πιθανή λεπτομέρεια ενώ ταυτόχρονα ήταν αρκετά ευέλικτη για να απορροφήσει και τις δικές μας ιδιαιτερότητες και κανόνες. Ήταν συνεπείς, οργανωμένοι και χειριστικαν με επαγγελματισμό το project που τους αναθέσαμε. Τα επίπεδα υγιεινής ήταν υψηλά και η συνολική οργάνωση δέσμευσε μκρό απο τον δικό μας χρόνο.’
OTE – Cosmote Group
1200 Εργαζόμενοι / 6 Σημεία 4 Ημέρες / Αθήνα
‘’Ανταποκρίθηκαν σε κάθε αίτημά μας με μεγάλη προθυμία και ευελιξία στο εντατικό πρόγραμμα έδειξαν απόλυτη προσαρμοστικότητα στα διαφορετικά κοινά και νοοτροπίες, και χάρη στα communication skills που διαθέτουν κέρδισαν όλους τους εργαζόμενους.’’
‘’Στα λίγα λεπτά που διαρκεί το διάλειμμα των εργαζόμενων στα Call Centers ο Mark και ο Γιάννης εργαζόντουσαν τόσο εντατικά αλλά και ποιοτικά με αποτέλεσμα να χαρίζουν πραγματικά πολύτιμες στιγμές ευεξίας στους εργαζόμενούς μας, γεγονός που καταγράφηκε στη φόρμα αξιολόγησης που συμπλήρωσαν.’’
‘’Πιστεύουμε ότι θα μας δοθεί η ευκαιρία για νέα συνεργασία – ειδικότερα στο πλαίσιο των προγραμμάτων Εσωτερικής Επικοινωνίας – για τους εργαζόμενους του Ομίλου ΟΤΕ, καθώς έχει ήδη διατυπωθεί το αίτημα για επανάληψη του προγράμματος ευεξίας με τους συνεργάτες μας Mark και Γιάννη.’’
Έχουμε μια σειρά γευστικών και ευεργετικών προτάσεων που θα συνοδεύσουν και θα ολοκληρώσουν την εμπειρία των ανθρώπων σας. Εστιάζουμε αποκλειστικά σε υπέρ – τροφές και αντιοξειδωτικά μείγματα που βελτιώνουν την διάθεση και αυξάνουν τα επίπεδα ενέργειας.
Σκοπός μας είναι να ενημερωθείτε για μεθόδους που προάγουν τη σωματική και ψυχική ευεξία καθώς και για νέους τρόπους διατροφής. Αν επηρεάσουμε τις διατροφικές σας συνήθειες προς το καλύτερο, θα αλλάξουμε ταυτόχρονα και την καθημερινότητα σας. Επηρεάζοντας την καθημερινότητα σας βελτιώνουμε τα αποθέματα σωματικής ενέργειας, την ψυχική σας δύναμη και κατά συνέπεια την παραγωγικότητα σας.
5 Powerful Stress Relievers You Can Do At Your Desk (by Forbes.com)
Stress can take a serious toll on your mental and physical health if you’re not proactively taking steps to combat its harmful effects. And while practices like yoga and exercise are good long-term strategies for stress reduction, there are times where you need immediate relief from distress. Workplace stress relievers are helpful for difficult days, and exercises you can perform at your desk can be a lifesaver. High stress levels and spikes in anxiety impair concentration and creativity. Relaxing for a few minutes before you make that sales call, or calming yourself down before you give an important presentation, could be key to peak performance. Here are five quick stress relievers you can do at your desk: 1. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Stress can cause you to tense certain muscles in your body. Over time, you may become so accustomed to that tension that you stop noticing that your muscles are tight. Sore muscles – especially in the neck and shoulders – can stem from chronic tension. Progressive muscle relaxation lets go of that tension. Focus on slowly tensing and then relaxing your muscles, one group at a time. Start with your toes and work your way up to your neck. With practice, you’ll increase your awareness of when you’re tensing your muscles and you’ll learn to let go of that tension. 2. Visualization When you can’t physically go to your ‘happy place,’ a quick mental vacation can do wonders for your stress. Visualize one of the most relaxing scenes you can imagine – a beach, the top of a mountain, your favorite chair in the living room, or any other place you’d love to be. Close your eyes and spend a few minutes imagining you are there. Engage as many senses as you can by thinking about what you’d see, hear, smell, touch, and taste if you were really enjoying that relaxing scene. A quick mental vacation can relax your mind and body. 3. Deep Breathing / Please ask WorkWell for our ‘Mindfulness Techniques’ program You likely don’t pay much attention to your breath. After all, you do it all day long and it’s completely automatic. But, becoming more aware of your breath, and performing a few deep breathing exercises can produce a natural relaxation response. Deep breathing is so powerful that The American Institute of Stress even named it the ‘best stress reduction technique’ of all. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and helps promote a state of calmness. Additionally, breathing techniques assist you in focusing on your body, which can quiet your mind. Although there are a variety of breathing techniques – some combine breathing with visualization – taking a few slow, deep belly breaths can provide immediate stress relief. 4. Engage Your Senses Engaging your senses is another way to refocus your attention and help you let go of worry. The key is to find out which sense is most helpful for you to engage. While some people find listening to music calms their minds, others experience maximum stress relief by looking at family photos. Experiment with a variety of activities that engage your senses. Put scented lotion on your hands, give yourself a quick hand massage, eat a piece of your favorite candy, or squeeze a stress ball. With practice, you’ll learn to recognize which types of sensory activities provide you with the most stress relief. 5. Laugh It’s true what they say – laughter really is the best medicine. A hearty chuckle stimulates circulation and soothes tension, which relieves some of the physical symptoms of stress. Laughter also increases endorphins released by the brain and produces a relaxed feeling. Surround yourself with a few items that will induce a giggle. Keep a folder filled with funny cartoons, funny photos, or ridiculous jokes. Talk to a co-worker with a hearty sense of humor or share a funny story. A willingness to laugh at yourself sometimes can also serve as a good reminder not to take life so seriously, which can do wonders for your stress level. Practice Makes Perfect Relaxation exercises take practice, so don’t give up right away if you don’t see immediate results. Practicing relaxation exercises regularly can train your brain and your body to react to stress differently. Over time, you’ll learn to quickly relieve your distress so you can prevent stress from hindering your performance. Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, keynote speaker and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, a bestselling book that is being translated into more than 20 languages.
Job Performance and Massage
Coffee breaks and lunch hours are traditional parts of a work day. In recent years so are fruit days, in house catering services and in some cases, in house exercise rooms – wouldn’t it be nice if massage sessions were too? Perhaps they should be and there is enough research to support it. This research evaluated the efficacy of employer-funded on-site massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, pain, and discomfort. Twenty-minute massage therapy sessions were provided. Evaluation demonstrated improvements in job satisfaction, with initial benefits in pain severity. (Back, C., Tam, H., Lee, E. Haraldsson, B. The Effects of Employer-Provided Massage Therapy on Job Satisfaction, Workplace Stress, and Pain and Discomfort.Holistic Nursing Practice, January/February 2009 – Volume 23 – Issue 1 – p 19-31.) Abstract At the University of Miami’s Touch Research Institute, studies suggest that massage therapy reduces job stress. The purpose of the Job Stress study was to determine whether massage might improve job performance. Twice a week, 26 adults were given 15 minute chair massages in their office, over a period of five weeks. Immediately after the massage sessions, the subjects experienced: A change in brain waves in the direction of heightened alertness Better performance on math problems (completed in less time with fewer errors) At the end of the five week period, subjects reported: Reduced job stress Less depressed mood state In a study on 52 adults, the massage group showed increased relaxation, decreased frontal alpha and beta power (suggesting enhanced alertness),increased speed and accuracy on math computations, decreased anxiety,and, at the end of the 5 week period, depression and job stress scores were lower only for the massage group versus the control group. (Cady, S. H., & Jones, G. E. (1997). Massage Therapy as a Workplace Intervention for Reduction of Stress. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 84, 157-158.) Abstract The immediate effects of brief massage therapy, music relaxation with visual imagery, muscle relaxation, and social support group sessions were assessed in 100 hospital employees at a major public hospital. The effects of the therapies were assessed using a within-subjects pre-post test design and by comparisons across groups. The massage groups reported decreased anxiety, depression, fatigue, and confusion, as well as increased vigor following the session. (Field, T., Quintino, O., Henteleff, T., Wells-Keife, L. & Delvecchio-Feinberg, G. (1997). Job stress reduction therapies. Alternative Therapies, 3, 54-56.) Abstract Adults were given a chair massage, and control group adults were asked to relax in a chair for 15 minutes, two times a week for five weeks. Frontal delta power increased for both groups, suggesting increased relaxation. The massage group showed decreased alpha and beta power, and increased speed and accuracy on math computations. At the end of the five-week period depression scores were lower for both groups but job stress decreased only for the massage group. (Field, T., Ironson, G., Scafidi, F., Nawrocki, T.,Goncalves, A., Burman, I. , Pickens, J., Fox, N., Schanberg, S., & Kuhn, C. (1996). Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG pattern of alertness and math computations. International Journal of Neuroscience, 86, 197-205.) Abstract
7 Meaningful Steps to Reduce Stress & Tension in Your Office
Most of us have worked with various different companies in our life span. Regardless of the deadlines and targets that need to be met, there are work environments that simply thrive on stress and others that keep it to a manageable minimum. Why is that? It often relates to the culture and actions that companies take to achieve just that. Increase results but make a strong effort by taking specific actions to reduce tension. Here are some steps towards that much desired balance: Source 1. Identify the problem areas The first step to helping your stressed out employees is to find out what they’re stressed about. Stress comes in many forms and is sparked by many reasons. And while some ways of addressing stress may work across the board, there are times when you’ll need to tackle stress in more specific ways. Are you employees overworked? Are deadlines and responsibilities asking too much of them? Is there a bad seed among your team that is making the workday unpleasant? Are work expectations too high and consequences too severe? What’s the overall atmosphere of the workplace? Do you personally feel burned out often? For the most part, these are questions that need to be answered by your workers. Managers may not see the issues employees face, or they may be in denial. A regular anonymous survey of your employees will give you all the insight you need. And looking at survey responses over time will tell you which areas are improving and which are not. 2. Have fun For too long, we’ve associated work with drudgery. But work doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, or even boring. Companies in every sector should be able to let loose once in a while. Though we can’t all have as much fun as they seem to over at Google headquarters, we can do something to bring some fun into the workplace. The possibilities are endless: parties and celebrations for any reason, awards ceremonies, happy hour Fridays, weird hat day, formal wear dinners, summer picnics, holiday parties….. You get the idea. To maximize the stress-relieving effects of company parties, be sure to include your employees’ families (see point #5) 3. Massage at work None of our clients would invest on WorkWell for as long as they have if workplace massage wasn’t effective. Massage programs can serve to address many of the effects of workplace stress. Those effects include tight muscles, physical tension, aching necks and backs, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and shallow breathing. A weekly 15-minute massage can address all of those issues. But most people know that already. The real questions companies have about massage programs are about the cost of a program, how to set it up, and tips to organize a program for their company. If you have questions like these, we are happy to give you some guidance. We have and we are as we ‘speak’, accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience from the best corporate source: People like you! 4. Plants, light, decor People underestimate the impact our physical environment can have on their morale, stress levels, and productivity. When stress is high at work, try giving some attention to the light, décor, and general ambiance of the workplace. Bring in some potted plants to help clean the air, allow personal decorations to liven up the cubical farm, and bring in table lamps instead of florescent lighting. Also rethink your dress code. Depending on the business culture of your field, you may be able to be more lenient with your office dress code. Of course, some positions will need to stick with the tried and true professional wear, especially anyone meeting with clients, vendors, or customers on a regular basis. But for everyone else, consider if there is an opportunity to ease up on dress code restrictions. 5. Work/life balance Lowering stress at the office might mean creating some flexibility with work schedules. There’s a reason more companies are adopting “unlimited vacation” policies and work-from-home days. The more control employees have over their own work schedule, the more they’ll enjoy their work. Offering flex time and reducing the mandatory time you need bodies at desks can create a big impact on the company culture. As long as tasks are being completed and everyone is accessible when needed (virtually or not), work should still flow smoothly. 6. Impromptu Breaks Encouraging more mid-day breaks will allow employees to focus better on their tasks, and will reduce burnout. A study by DeskTime, a workplace productivity program, has shown that an optimal work-to-break ratio is the 52:17. That’s 52 minutes of dedicated focused work, followed by a 17-minute work-free break. That means no email, no creating to-do lists, nothing. This time ratio has been found to be one of the most effective for getting focused work completed. If this kind of schedule won’t work for your company, consider other times of impromptu breaks, such as a 5-minute meditation period every couple of hours. Bring in a mindfulness coach to instruct workers on stress-relieving breathing techniques or easy meditation tips. The key is to eliminate multitasking. 7. Get people moving Finally, keep workplace stress at bay by keeping your employees’ bodies strong, limber, and healthy. Physical stress creates mental stress, and vice versa. You can often address one by addressing the other. Start holding informal walks at lunchtime, hold yoga classes in the evenings after work or early in the morning, and bring in personal trainers to teach simple stretches to your employees. Offer incentives to employees who walk or bike to work and cover race fees for employees and a guest who enter a local 5k, 10k, or marathon. We do that with our Corporate Wellness services and programs at businesses across the country. Want to give it a try? Simply contact us for a two hour demo with WorkWell either for On – site massage, Office Yoga and Office Pilates