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.
Headache and Massage
Massage Therapy A natural aid to headache treatment Massage therapy offers two important benefits to tension headache sufferers: it can help relieve actual headache pain, and it does help prevent headaches by reducing tension and improving circulation How does it work? Massage works by increasing oxygen and blood flow to tense muscles. During a tension headache, muscles of the scalp, jaw and neck are tightly contracted. The blood vessels supplying oxygen to these muscles are constricted, so that the muscles must work with an inadequate supply of nutrients. It is believed that this combination of muscle spasm and inadequate blood supply is the main cause of pain in tension headaches. Massage helps relax the contracted muscles. Why does it happen? Tension type headaches are often triggered by stress or just the anticipation of a stressful experience. Massage can help overcome your body’s response to stress. With the right pushing, pulling and manipulation of your tense muscles, you may begin to feel stress slipping away. You can consider using massage whenever you are feeling especially tense or anxious, or you may want to have massages on a regular basis, such as once or twice a month. Link Research Twenty-six adults with migraine headaches were randomly assigned to a wait-list control group or to a massage therapy group, who received two 30-minute massages per week for five consecutive weeks. The massage therapy subjects reported: fewer distress symptoms, less pain, more headache free days, fewer sleep disturbances, and they showed an increase in serotonin levels (Hernandez-Reif, M., Dieter J., Field, T., Swerdlow, B., & Diego, M. (1998). Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy. International Journal of Neuroscience, 96, 1-11.) This study investigated the effects of massage therapy on headache activity of individuals with tension-type headache using a placebo controlled design. Participants received either six sessions of medium pressure massage or light pressure (placebo) massage or no treatment (headache-recording control). Results indicated massage was associated with: a moderate decrease in headache activity regardless of whether the massage involved the manual manipulation of soft tissues (Montalva, R. The Effects of Massage Therapy on Tension-Type Headaches: A Placebo Controlled Trial. Psychology, November 2006 (109 pp.)) Study on 21 female patients suffering from chronic tension headache received 10 sessions of upper body massage consisting of deep tissue techniques in addition to softer techniques in the beginning. When found, trigger points were carefully and forcefully massaged. The range of motion in all directions increased and, The number of days with neck pain decreased significantly Confirms clinical and physiological effects of massage and headaches in reducing pain and occurrence of headaches (Puustjarvi, K., Airaksinen, O., Pontinen, P.J. The Effects of Massage in Patients with Chronic Tension Headache. Acupunct. Electrother. Res., 15 (2): 159-62; 1990.)
A 3-Step Approach to Handle Flu Season @ Work
The winter season in Greece has began and its marking its way with symptoms of cold and flu. Here’s how to keep your workplace healthy — or fight back when something ends up going around. Source: Inc Along with the rain and the cold, the change in time and the sorter day, your employees are probably inadvertently tracking plenty of germs into the office. That’s nasty for them and nasty for you — sick employees are (contagious) unproductive employees. You can’t make it warmer in November so what, if anything, can be done to keep your workplace as healthy as possible?Here is a sensible approach to three key areas. Prevention The first step is stopping people from getting sick in the first place. Of course you can’t keep them away from their neighbor’s germy kid or that cough-filled metro, but at least you can help them arm themselves for cold and flu season. «Some businesses schedule on site flu shots which makes it easy and convenient for employees. If you don’t have the resources to do that, you can email out a list of nearby locations that have flu shot services available,» suggests Untemplater, and don’t forget to leave some free Vitamin C lying around so employees have it to hand at the first sign of sickness. Another, and must admit more Greek approach is of course Echinacea/Εχινάκια tea bags or pills or drops that you can leave next to the fruits basket and email a leaflet explaining the use and benefits of it. Echinacea encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses. It works best at the early stages, so its a preventive measure in a way! Quarantine Okay, the cold isn’t some medieval plague, but the principle of keeping the sick separate from the healthy still obviously applies, and, as we all know, modern office workers sometimes soldier on when it would be far better for the whole office if they headed home. As the manager, make sure you encourage them to stay away when sick. «Get a clear sick leave policy in place and stick to it,» suggests Untemplater. «You want people to be able to take time off to recover without feeling guilty, stressed, or worrying if they’re going to get paid or not.» But just setting out a sensible policy on sick leave isn’t enough. You also need to reinforce it on the ground: «keep a close eye on your teams especially during the height of cold and flu season. If you notice certain individuals displaying symptoms, take the initiative and send them home to rest. Some people are stubborn or hesitant to speak up about going home and will try to work through sickness when they’re actually at their most contagious.» Sanitation Keeping infected employees out of the office is a great start to battling seasonal sickness, but it needs to be paired with sensible sanitation measures, according to Untemplater. Anywhere lots of people touch is likely to be teeming with germs. Go on the offense. Wipe off that grimy cellphone, and disinfect microwaves doorknobs, light switches, etc. Another germ breeding ground you might not have considered is sponges.Throw them away. «Paper towels are a good alternative, microwaving damp sponges to kill germs, or replacing sponges often can help prevent cold and flu in the office,» notes Untemplater. Stay out of the office kitchen. Most people don’t realize that office kitchens are often a breeding ground for the flu, Moffitt says. “Try not to share eating utensils, dishes and linens if possible. During flu season it’s best to use disposable products. If those aren’t available employees should wash everything thoroughly before they use it.”
Six Corporate Health and Wellness Topics
Envisioning corporate wellness programs is one thing – implementing them with success and high employee participation is another! Keeping in mind that the participation levels will either ‘make it’ or ‘break it’, we must always strive to make them meaningful and practical when we set them forward. In this article, we’ll cover six ideas including fitness, stress management, nutrition and more. Source: IncorporateMassage.com 1. Food and Nutrition Finding ways to eat healthy food with a busy work/life schedule can be tough. Some people struggle with knowing what kinds of foods are best for their body, others may want to know more about portion controls, or simple ways to clean up a diet. There’s no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone, because we’re all dealing with different issues. But there are some good basics that generally apply to everyone. Bring in a nutritionist to talk about healthy snacks to bring to work Provide a cooking demonstration To make the biggest impact with a session on nutrition, a company should also make sure the food they provide on a regular basis are minimally processed, nutritious whole foods. 2. Fitness Exercise is the second only to nutrition when it comes to keeping healthy. Keep your employees motivated for hitting the gym — or inspire them to start — with a lunch and learn session on fitness. Learn some quick do-anywhere exercises. Body-weight exercises require no equipment, other than perhaps a chair or wall to use as leverage. Ask WorkWell about our Office Yoga program An easy to do and remember set of exercises using one’s own work chair Review a variety of 7-minute workouts. Seven minutes? Really? Yep, it’s true. It’s called high-intensity interval training (or HIIT). This kind of fitness regime is designed to target major muscle groups and elevate your heart rate enough for an efficient full-body workout. Hold an employee to employee talk Got a team member who has seen serious results with their personal fitness goals? Ask them to talk about their experience with their peers. No one needs to be at body-builder status to make this work 3. Breathing It’s not just super-stressed out people who don’t breathe properly. At any given moment, we could be breathing improperly and making life harder on ourselves. A session on proper breathing techniques can help employees learn simple tricks to better breathing. Breathing right reduces stress hormones, and creates a clearer mind. Want some ideas of where to start? Ask WorkWell about our Mindfullness Techniques 4. Stress-busters There’s a whole industry of desktop gadgets to relieve stress: mini zen gardens, squishy stress balls, soothing light boxes. The list could be endless. But these desk toys are just a small part of reducing workplace stress. Hold a wide presentation to review some effective ways to combat workplace stress. Employees can share what works for them, and learn some simple tricks for minimizing the everyday causes of stress. Of course, much of your employees’ stress could be due to larger company issues that a bandaid won’t fix. But a little stress relief can go a long way. Talk about how the following ideas could work for your company: Leaving work stress at work, and not taking it home Taking frequent breaks reduces stress and improves concentration Using the pomodoro technique for better focus and clarity How better organization and communication can reduce workplace stress 5. Exercises at your desk Staying in one position for hours at a stretch takes it’s toll.Whether your employees sit or stand all day, some muscles are getting overly tight while others get neglected. Talk about ways to keep their bodies as nimble as possible throughout the workday. Whether it’s simply learning tips for better posture, or easy stretches to do at your desk, exercising at work is definitely possible. Hold a presentation where employees can learn about all the ways to keep their bodies happy and healthy at work. Depending on what kind of work your employees do, they may be encouraged to move a little more, or a little less, during the work day. 6. Best local activities for health Send a monthly group email where employees can get an overview on up-coming local events that will be a boost in their wellness. Solicit local fitness companies or event managers to come speak to your employees about their events. Theme races Traditional 5k or 10k events Hiking groups Commuter bike challenges A simple tip: You can’t become a Wellness Oriented Employer overnight as you most certainly already know. But, you can start with any of the above meaningful proposals and work your way up. What is certain though, is that for every single cent and energy you will invest, the ROI will amaze you 🙂