Salus@Work at ARM wellbeing day

ARMWellbeing201606CloseupHave you ever considered arranging a wellbeing day at work? This is a great way to reward your employees for their hard work and loyalty.

Salus Wellness Clinics were recently contacted by ARM, the largest high tech company based in Cambridge, enquiring into the provision of 10-minute seated massages at their well-being day.  They knew about a similar gig we recently did for the Forward Institute and wanted exactly the same.

ARMWellbeing201606QueueMyself and my colleague Julie Taylor-Allan treated a total of 45 people and, it was so popular, that not all those who attended could be allocated a treatment due to time restrictions.

Those who did receive a treatment, commented on how much better they felt both physically and emotionally. Amongst the many comments were:

“Most excellent, I wish you came here every day”.

“Really worth doing. Should be done more often. Great 10 minute break. Thank you!!”

“Very good!!! I had a sore back, it was gone after the massage”.

“My first massage ever and I’m really glad I had one. Felt very relaxed. Will be back for more.”

ARMWellbeing201606In these highly stressful times, it is extremely important for hard working employees to feel appreciated and valued by their employer, particularly in highly paced and demanding environments typical of high tech fast growing organisations.

This gesture by the employer in turn will raise morale and loyalty in staff, reduce sickness absence and improve productivity. A win:win for both the employees and employer.

To think it only takes as little as 10 minutes, the same time as a coffee break, to help someone feel relaxed, re-energised and rejuvenated was very rewarding

The organisers and all those who attended the wellbeing day were very warm and welcoming and it was a very enjoyable experience for all of us.

Our Salus@Work initiative was created years ago upon request of an event organiser who wanted to help their guests who just flew in for the event.  The amazing success and feedback we received encouraged us to package Salus@Work as an initiative we offer to local organisations both as one-offs as well as for regular weekly/fortnightly/monthly slots.

To-date among our clients we can list event organisers, high-tech and bio-tech companies as well as professional service firms.

Seated massage treatments for the Forward Institute

12932677_10153523097437864_7880066428714769705_nAre you looking for a way to say thank you to your employees for their hard work? Are you organising an event and you’d like to show appreciation to your delegates with a little pampering to help them de-stress and to alleviate pain caused by their commute to your event? Well, please do read on…

Salus Wellness Clinics were recently contacted by the Forward Institute enquiring into the provision of seated massages at an event they were organising in Cambridge.

Myself and Jenny Hunt attended the event on Monday 4 April and had a great evening providing 15 minute seated massages to the delegates. The organisers and delegates were very warm and welcoming making the evening a great experience for all concerned.

Whilst carrying out these massages, it was interesting how appreciative the participants of the 15 minute massage sessions were that this treat had been arranged for them. Not only that, but they commented on how much better they felt both physically and emotionally after the treatment.

It only takes 15 minutes to enable someone to not only feel relaxed, chilled and less physically tense but also most importantly to feel valued and appreciated.

The delegates had come from all over the UK and were in demanding, stressful high ranking jobs requiring a lot of international travel as well as driving, sitting at their desks for prolonged periods of time etc. Some also were either preparing for the London Marathon or had just completed another gruelling sporting challenge. So, they were all looking forward to their treatments for a plethora of reasons.

One of the questions I was asked was “Did I do this regularly for other companies?” My response was yes but to the best of our knowledge for many employers it still is not considered high on their list of priorities.