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.
PhD Research on Stress Management Techniques | University of Athens
According to the World Health Organization, stress is a significant problem of our times and affects both physical as well as the mental health of people. Stress is defined as a situation where the organism‘s homeostasis is threatened or the organism perceives a situation as threatening. Stress coping methods are the cognitive, behavioral and psychological efforts to deal with stress. After a thorough literature review some of the following techniques were identified: Transcendental meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Source Life exists through the maintenance of a complex dynamic equilibrium, termed homeostasis, that is constantly challenged by internal or external adverse forces, termed stressors, which can be emotional or physical in nature. Thus, stress is defined as a state of threatened or perceived by the individual as threatened homeostasis and it is re-established by a complex repertoire of behavioural and physiologic adaptive responses of the organism. Evidence-based stress management techniques Transcendental Meditation ™ History: The TM technique, a simple, psychophysiological stress reduction procedure, was introduced to the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scholar of the ancient Vedic tradition of India. Method/Pathophysiology: The TM technique is simple and easily learned, requiring to be practiced for 20 minutes twice daily while sitting with eyes closed and repeating a mantra, a meaningless sequence of sounds specific to each individual, to promote a natural shift of awareness to a wakeful but deeply restful state. TM is not a religion or philosophy and is taught through a seven-step course of instruction by a certified TM teacher. During the TM practice, a reduction in mental and physical activity occurs and that is the result of the individual‘s experience of a mental state called transcendental consciousness, which is different from usual waking, dreaming, or sleep states. This experience is deemed responsible for the restoration of normal function of various bodily systems, especially those involved in adapting to environmental stressors or challenges. Results/Benefits: The TM technique appears to be distinctively effective in modifying several clinically relevant physiological and psychological outcomes in different disorders. There is substantial evidence indicating that psychological stress contributes to hypertension and cardiovascular disease and that TM can lower blood pressure. Clinical effects of TM impact a broad spectrum of physical and psychological symptoms and syndromes, including: reduced anxiety, pain, and depression enhanced mood and self-esteem decreased stress, and faster recovery from stress Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Origins: MBSR was pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and assisted by Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. and colleagues in 1979 at the University Of Massachusetts Medical Center. MBSR classes are usually taught by physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists, who are seeking to reclaim and deepen some of the unique reciprocity inherent in the doctor-caregiver/patient-client relationship. Method/Pathophysiology: MBSR is a structured 8-week group program employing mindfulness meditation in order to alleviate mental and physical suffering, associated with physical, psychosomatic and psychiatric disorders. MBSR is not a religion or dogma and is based upon a systematic procedure to develop enhanced awareness of moment-to-moment experience of one‘s own mental process. Results/Benefits: MBSR has been used successfully on mood and cardiovascular variables, it can control severe headaches, it helps reduce stress in patients with aneurismal haemorrhage and is effective for anxiety and depression in individuals and groups.
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.)
12 Best Health & Fitness Apps for 2019
Sitting in front of a monitor, balancing personal and working life, even sleeping enough are all challenging areas for our health. In today’s fast-paced world, it is really important to stay fit and healthy, as in this busy life, many suffer from problems related to health, mainly myosceletical, gaining fat and stress related. We have filtered out twelve apps that we believe can have a positive impact in today’s modern Greek lifestyle. Let’s take a detailed look into some of the best health and fitness apps (Android & iOS) that will help you have a better life and stay fit. Source 1. Seven – 7 Minute Workouts This app can show you real results by working out 7 minutes a day and it makes it a great ‘1st stepper’ for all of us that tend to procrastinate and complain about lack of time. Based on a scientific study, this app is rather more fun and gives the maximum benefit in the shortest time possible. Want to lose weight, get fit or get strong? Just set your goal with the personalized work out plans and rest seven apps will take care of. The gorgeous animations and audio clips for workouts in the app make sure the user focuses on the app completely. Download : iOS, Android 2. MyFitnessPal It is one of the most known calorie counters both in App Store and Play Store. MyFitnessPal features a wide range of database with literally thousands of products and dishes. This fantastic calorie counting feature of this app will let you set right goals along with a graph which shows your progress day/week/month-wise. Apart from that, recipe importer and barcode scanner is a couple of other features that make your fitness routine easy and maintainable. Download : iOS, Android 3. Headspace (Highly Recommended by WorkWell) This is one hell of a fitness app with millions of users across the globe, and this includes Richard Branson, investor, and philanthropist. Headspace is an excellent application, especially for starters. It offers a free 10-day introduction to practice meditation and once done with that users can unlock next versions with a subscription. Based on your exercise and diet needs and requirements, you can personalize the app accordingly. Download : iOS, Android 4. Keel Made for HIIT training, Keelo is the app if you want to get yourself into a fast and effective workout. By taking leverage of the training methods, this app provides fast-paced workouts that last from minimum 8 minutes to 20 minutes which will give results when done at least thrice in a week. Consisting of both weightlifting and bodyweight workouts, it doesn’t matter whether you are at a gym or anywhere else. Download : iOS, Android 5. Runtastic Love running? Then Runtastic is the app for you. Unlike any other running tracker, Runtastic tracks not only running route but also plays motivational songs using its inbuilt audio player. Users can set goals, check daily/weekly progress, and so much more. Regardless of your purpose (Jogging, marathon running, or walking), this application can be fully optimized based on your requirements. Download: iOS, Android 6. Yoga Studio: Mind & Body Yoga Studio is an excellent application for both yoga starters and professionals. This app features more than 70 yoga classes with full HD video quality, and a vast library of yoga poses with a comprehensive instruction guide and recommendations. Users also get to create their own personalized HD videos by picking the order and the duration of each pose. Download: iOS, Android 7. MyPlate by Livestrong It is a simple tracking app to watch out what you eat in a day. MyPlate provides detailed 8-week meal courses which are customized according to your body type and weight goals. Once you choose a specific meal plan and a start date (Which usually starts on Monday), you would get daily updates in the form of emails and notifications which includes your grocery list. Also, you can take a quick peek into the quick workouts in the application if you have less time to exercise. Download: iOS, Android 8. Lifesum More than just a weight loss app this is a healthy life app that can support users with healthy living in a simplified way and this is the only aim of this platform. As a health savior app, it helps customers enhance their food choices, exercising habit and much more to attain their fitness goals. Another feature of this app is that the app can be connected to the Google Fit app and if you are a customer who opts for the gold membership then you can also keep the app track your fitness bands like the Fit band. Download : iOS, Android 9. Calm (Highly Recommended by WorkWell) An app that has won several titles including the ‘The app of the year in 2017 by Apple and ‘Happiest App in the world’ title by Human tech ’. As the name suggests, Calm is known to be one of the best apps for stress relief, sleep, and meditation and to date, more than 30 million people around the globe have downloaded it. On a daily basis, the app includes 10-minute meditation, half-an-hour story time to help you sleep and also classes from experts on mindful eating. Download : iOS, Android 10. Pocket Yoga Your Personal Yoga Studio: Yoga apps have come a long way and there are many options to customize the user experiences on your own interest. In this app, classes are themed on basis of nature and are divided into 3 groups: desert (flexibility), mountain (power), ocean (courage) and also has sun salutation A & B. Once you choose from any one of these styles you can start taking classes of 30, 45 or 60 minutes. With an extensive flow and extensive preparatory poses, this app seems to look more useful for beginners. Download : iOS, Android 11. Aaptiv This is the app for fitness freaks who love personal training. Aaptiv is an in-ear personal trainer who will take your exercises to a whole new level. With more than 2, 500 audio sessions, 15 personal trainers who create new courses every week, this app is everything you need for comprehensive training. Also, the application’s audio instructions are straightforward to follow. Regardless of the workout style (Weightlifting, cardio, etc.) Aaptiv has every class to assist you in accomplishing your fitness goals. Download : iOS, Android 12. Workout for Women Female Fitness Focused App: An app with scientifically proven methods to improve your health. With short and easy workout methods, this app can surely make you sweat and in turn help you reach your goal. The app exclusively features a mix of cardio and strength building moves like donkey kicks, planks, squat jumps etc. Each workout includes videos and audio instructions that keep the users more focused and motivated. Download : iOS, Android Summary Well, the above listed are the best health and fitness apps to keep up with your workout routines and diet regimes. The hardest part, as with most changes is taking the 1st step! With a bit of dedication and consistency we strongly believe you will set things in motion and you will be thanking your self for doing so! Related Articles by WorkWell: 12 Stress Management Apps Related Articles by WorkWell: Why Sleep is Important