It is widely acknowledged that stress and stress-related conditions are responsible for absenteeism in the workplace. According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are responsible for the majority of absences in Ireland, at 50 per cent, followed by work-related stress, anxiety and depression (SAD) at 18 per cent.
ESRI research estimates that 11 million workdays are lost every year in Ireland through absenteeism, with stress, anxiety, depression and musculoskeletal disorders accounting for 68 per cent of work-related illnesses. As a result, there has been a growth in the promotion of wellbeing in the workplace, with wellness committees springing up and in-house therapies being offered as part of the working week (in larger companies like Apple and Google).
Seeing a niche is the local market, two friends and therapists, Maria Exposito and Emma Fitzpatrick, have teamed up to launch ‘Work Well Therapies’, an on-site Shiatsu massage and Ear Acupuncture business.
Their unique local service will offer short and effective, 25-minute treatments (two per hour) designed to target office-based conditions such as stress, anxiety, low energy, neck, shoulder, back ache and so on, which will conveniently be delivered in the workplace.
The service will cover the West Cork and Cork area. (All that is required is an appropriate space to receive the treatments, for example a training room).
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage with its roots in Chinese Medicine, which uses stretches, joint mobilisation and acupressure massage techniques to ease out physical and emotions tensions and promote deep relaxation.
Ear Acupuncture is a microsystem of body acupuncture where small needles are inserted into the ear to relieve physical conditions and promote deep rest and vitality.
The treatments can be ordered in two to three hour blocks on a regular basis (weekly/fortnightly/monthly) or for a special occasion, for example team building.
Work Well Therapies offer in-house massage and acupuncture in convenient and accessible 25min slots, providing a proactive way to reduce absenteeism, boost team morale and appreciation in the workforce!
Apart from offering hands-on therapies, Work Well Therapies will also facilitate the outsourcing of other therapies, such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, tai chi, craniosacral etc.
Become a leader in creating a dynamic workforce: book a slot with Work Well Therapies today!
Contact: Emma Fitzpatrick (West Cork) 086 1510046, Maria Exposito (Cork) 086 0522224. Fb workwelltherapies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.