Employee Appreciation Day began in America and falls on the first Friday in March each year, that's Friday 2nd March in 2018. As with many other US traditions, like Halloween and Black Friday, Employee Appreciation Day is now making its way over to the UK. It gives business owners and companies the opportunity to show their appreciation for their staff.
At Sense we provide on-site treatments and workplace classes all round the year, but we love seeing companies in the UK and Ireland taking up this growing event with lots of enthusiasm.
So in time for Valentine's Day, we've put together a little guide for an easy massage anyone can do! Trust us, your other half will thank you for it later….
We know that massage is a wonderful gift to give to those you love, and in many cultures it's already something that's long engrained. All across the world, families have utilised massage to help infants develop and to treat those older with aches and pains, or to care for and rehabilitate the individual after sport.
The idea of ‘wellness days’ is certainly not a new concept, though team-building days may have been more well-known over the history of staff programs. However, the true impact of wellness days and schemes is really only just being realised, as employers gain understanding of how they tackle staff stress and go on to aid their business.
Between 2015-16, there were over 488,000 reported cases of work related stress, and the total number of working days lost was 11.7 million.
Using technology to manage stress: Monitor Your Heart Rate to Relax
If you find yourself feeling stressed, a common symptom is an elevated heart rate - something you may have noticed if you’re running late picking up the kids, presenting an important meeting or lying in bed, fretting about the next day’s jobs. That's why monitoring your heart rate can be a powerful tool when it comes to managing your stress, and ultimately, learning how to relax.
Here at Sense Massage Therapy, we’re trying to raise awareness about arthritis, the number one cause of disability in the UK. It is something that affects over 10 million people, and 77% of sufferers still don’t think that society understands what it’s like to live with arthritis.
Arthritis Research UK invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and offer vital support for everyone affected by arthritis. They make regular videos such as the one below trying to advert here for further information.
The last weekend in August marked the final week working with the amazing Volvo campaign that has been travelling the country, ‘Escape The City’. Featuring the new Volvo XC60 on the stand, alongside Sense therapists, the campaign invited city-goers to take a break from their busy day and step inside the wooden escape shack to enjoy a ten-minute Swedish massage, or join an instructor-led meditation or yoga class.
(Photos: London & Norwich)
At Sense Massage Therapy, we have therapists that specialise in a range of different massage and we thought it would be great to demonstrate some of the many other ways massage can benefit the body outside of the office.
One type of massage that can be extremely beneficial, and is well known for its benefits for healing focusses on stimulating the lymphatic system.
When our body works the way it’s supposed to, we won’t ever notice our lymphatic system; until it encounters problems, many of us may never even know what it is.
This year Sense is supporting BackCare.org.uk in raising awareness of an important health issue.
This year’s Back Care Awareness Week will be w/c 2nd October. The theme is “Back Care in Education”. BackCare have secured KidsBacks4theFuture as a partner and will be distributing packs to educational establishments throughout the UK to encourage children and young people to look after their backs.
The first step to good back care is to be aware of yourself.
We recently provided seated massage at a beautiful wedding at Keythorpe Manor in Leicester, where the happy couple hired our therapists to pamper guests throughout the day. Guests were also treated to ice cream from the adorable Living the Cream stall, and a caravan photo booth filled with fun props from Quirky Photo Booths – it certainly was a packed event!
The lovely day was made even more so by the weather, but each activity really brought something to the event making it that much more special.
When it comes to stress, lots of people may immediately think of massage as a great way to unwind and release that tension.
However not many consider their ears to be a particular stress reliever when it comes to massage therapy, but your ears are in fact home to some incredibly powerful acupressure points that can stimulate many benefits.
Curious? Learn about these benefits, and some techniques so you can treat yourself!
Feeling stressed? Unfortunately, due our hectic lifestyles, stress is no stranger to modern life. But you don't have to let stress take over; these simple tips will help you take back control - and the good news is, you can start right away!
At Sense Massage we're passionate about reducing stress and we work to reduce it every day with our office massage. That's why our stress gurus have put together some top tips for tackling stress, so you can enjoy every day a little more!
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 and during this annual 30-day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
For almost twenty years Sense Massage Therapy have been providing corporate on-site chair massage into companies across the UK & Ireland who wish to help their employees manage stress effectively.