What is workplace wellbeing?
A successful and high functioning workplace is one where the employees and teams are calm and relaxed. There are always stresses in any work environment but a well cared for employee will deal with these obstacles calmly and efficiently, rather than emotionally. And will be able to compart mentalise sections of their life and truly focus at work once their mindfulness journey has begun.
This is where workplace wellbeing comes in. Wellbeing, mindfulness and wellness all fall under the same category. They are the realization of our true potential to live a healthier, happier and more successful existence.
By definition, Wellness - [noun] is the state of being healthy.
"Wellness is the result of personal initiative, seeking a more optimal, holistic and balanced state of health and well-being across multiple dimensions."
~ John Valenty, CEO Wellness.com
There are many ways to become more mindful and take care of one self, employees or colleagues. Below are some suggestions that Tipi Yoga can offer.
Seated acupressure chair massage, or on site massage, is a rejuvenating treatment that’s ideal for the workplace. Using a specially designed chair, our massage therapists use a combination of massage and acupressure techniques on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and scalp. The massage is fully clothed so disruption to the work day is minimal, it is 20-30 minutes of pure relaxation time without any fuss, leaving the receiver refreshed and revitalised.
Optional wax based seated massage available – the receiver need only remove their top to reveal their back, this option is more comparable to a Swedish massage and is just as therapeutic and effective.
Our professional mobile massage therapists are specialists in workplace seated massage and bring everything they need to provide your in office massage treatments. The massages can take place in any room with no other people in, preferably not too chilly though!
Benefits of seated massage:
It reduces stress and muscle tension and knots as well as increasing mobility and flexibility – perfect for stressed employees or those with poor posture sitting at their desk.
It relieves mental fatigue & headaches and relieves anxiety – ideal for massage at conferences or staff under pressure and deadlines.
It is easy to deliver anywhere with virtually no preparation time & little space required.
It’s quick, convenient and makes you feel great – everyone loves a work perk, and everyone needs a massage.
It helps to induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, and can increase mental alertness and clarity – promoting a more efficient team.
It lowers raised blood pressure and heart rate, and improves circulation and immune function – a healthy employee is a happy employee with less sick days.
Same day results that last for weeks.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage at work includes massage and acupressure techniques on the head, neck and shoulders that leave you feeling calm yet energised and better able to concentrate.
This type of mobile massage has been ideally adapted for the office as it’s done over the clothes and without oils.
All that’s needed is a regular office chair (a cushion is provided to support the lumbar spine) making this a popular and convenient choice of treatment. Indian head massage at work is ideal as either a quick 10 minute pick-me-up or a longer, more relaxing massage. Very low fuss form of massage, women may wish to comb their hair afterward.
Hand and Foot Massage
Hand massages and foot massages are wonderfully relaxing and a great choice of massage when convenience is key.
They are quick and easy to implement, perfect if the receiver does not wish to disturb their hair and make up or has a very busy day and can only spare 10-15 minutes of time for themselves.
With a foot massage the receiver can even eat lunch at the same time if their schedule is jam packed. But this small amount of time dedicated to them self could gain them energy, motivate and rejuvenate them for the rest of their busy day.
Mindfulness is the practice of paying more attention to the present moment. It’s understood that by observing your own thoughts, feelings and physical sensations, you can improve your mental wellbeing.
According to the Mind and Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, mindfulness enhances the qualities companies need most from their workforce:
Guided Meditation – one off sessions or regular courses for groups where individuals can practice mindfulness meditation techniques to bring about positive change. During the session, you’ll be guided through techniques and practices that leave you calmer, with a greater sense of clarity. Sessions are generally between 15 & 60 minutes long and can be done at any time of the day. The longer the session the more impactful.
For this a quiet room with space to lay out yoga mats is needed. All equipment provided including soothing music and lavender eye bags. This truly is a relaxing break from the world outside. You are then guided through meditation and will emerge a calmer you.
Desk Yoga Workshops
The Desk Yoga Workshop is specifically designed to teach office and desk workers how to integrate simple and effective yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing practices into their busy workday as well as using them at home. The cumulative effects of yoga help you to be the best version of yourself, both at the office and in your daily life.
Our desk yoga sessions focus on yoga stretches and core strengthening techniques. We explain the benefits of keeping active at work and include deep breathing exercises to promote relaxation.
With more people working at a desk and having a sedentary lifestyle it’s no wonder a great deal of us suﬀer from tension, stiﬀness and fatigue.
If you work in an office, at a desk, have suffered lower back pain, wrist discomfort, shoulder tension, or headaches. Or have you ever felt tired, stressed, or overwhelmed at work then desk yoga can certainly help!
You’ll leave with tools to help you manage pain and stress. Research continues to show that a consistent yoga and meditation practice changes your brain for the better. Yoga helps to reduce stress and bring creativity, innovation, and productivity to the place many of us spend the majority of our time – the office!
Attire: Feel free to wear yoga clothes, or any clothing that you might wear to your office. Our aim is to help you create a yoga system that works for you no matter where you are, or what you’re wearing. If you don’t have your own yoga mat, one will be provided for you.
Doing daily stretches at your desk, aligned with deep breathing, will ease tension, fatigue and stress. Posture improves and you’ll gain a new sense of energy, helping you to become more productive at your workplace.
Our Yoga classes at work are a great way to promote wellbeing in the workplace. They encourage movement and exercise, helping to improve posture and decrease stress.
Our Yoga classes focus on creating balance through gentle exercises, breathing and relaxation techniques. You’ll be taught postures that help develop both core strength and flexibility whilst breathing exercises and meditation techniques help to quieten the mind and bring a greater sense of wellbeing.
There are before work, lunchtime and evening classes available from fully qualified, insured yoga instructors who are first aid trained.
One off or regular sessions available. Our sessions are charged per person with a minimum of 10 people per session. We’ll need a room or open space large enough for them to stand, sit and lie down on yoga mats.
Chair Massage – Indian Head Massage – Hand and Foot Massage
2 hours £70 per hour
3 hours £65 per hour
4+ hours £60 per hour
Chair and Indian Head massage are 30 minute slots, Hand and Foot are 15 minute slots.
Guided Mediation Workshops/Sessions – £10 per person (minimum 10 people), £2 per mat (12 mats available)
Desk Yoga Workshop – 1 hour – £250
Yoga classes – 1 hour – £10 per person (minimum 10 people), £2 per mat (12 mats available)
Considering a regular massage or yoga service? Call us now on 07762 744 725 or email email@example.com for 25% off your first booking.
Package deals can be negotiated. For example, a Wellness Day with 2 hours of massage provided and a Desk Yoga Workshop for a reduced price than stated above.