In The Workplace

Work Related Stress

Work related stress is the second biggest occupational health problem in the UK (after back problems) and affects one in five of the working population. This costs UK industry a staggering £3.7 billion each year.

In the current economic climate, the employer cannot afford spiralling sickness costs associated with:

  • Too many sick days
  • Overheads associated with long-term sickness, such as Human Resources, administration, and temporary staff costs
  • Lack of employee motivation and enthusiasm adversely affecting productivity
  • Project disruption caused by sudden employee absenteeism

Signs of stress

  • Increased irritability and impatience
  • Heightened sensitivity to criticism
  • Shoulder tension and headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Drinking and smoking more
  • Depression, gastric and irritable bowel disorders
  • Loss of concentration and drive

Shiatsu provided tangible health benefits

Shitasu relaxed and de-stresses the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of a person and promotes the feeling over overall wellbeing. When a person feels valued and cared-for by their employer, ie offering Shiatsu, motivation, enthusiasm, and productivity can increase. Shiatsu has been proven to increase physical energy and reduce lethargy.

Investing in the good health of your employees

Through directly experiencing a deeper sense of centredness and calm, Shiatsu can help to identify habitual patterns of stress which cause physical and mental ailments which can, over a long period of time, cause illness.

  • Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic body work, using touch, pressure, rotation, and stretches to encourage relaxation, relieve pain, and improve health.
  • It calms the nervous system, enhances blood circulation, and redistributes and restores the body's energy.
  • Shiatsu is received whilst wearing loose clothing on a specialist massage chair or futon.
  • Regular Shiatsu encourages health awareness, helps prevent long term illness and reduces lost working days. Shiatsu can also provide support at difficult times, such as bereavement or divorce.