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19/05/16 Mental Health Awareness Week – our top tips 19th May

Paula our massage therapist would like to share with you her top tips for relaxation and wellbeing as it is day 4 of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The main things I do to relieve stress is have a glass of red wine and go shopping !   Here is my list of top tips:

 

- Have a massage :)

- Hot bubble bath with sea/epsom salts

- Heated wheat bag around my neck and shoulders

- Lemon green tea with a slice of lemon

- Listening to birds chirping

- Beach holiday

- Mini trips outside the city

- Listening to music

- Walk in a park

- Dance classes (specifically ballet)

- Spending time in a bath house – especially in the steam or sauna

 

We hope you enjoy trying some of our ideas.  Victoria

18/05/16 Mental Health Awareness Week – special offer day Wednesday 18th May

We have been speaking here about mental health, anxiety and depression and one common thing we all seem to want when we are feeling strung out is a massage.

It is no surprise.  The American Massage Therapy Association has some great new research.  Regular massage can increase serotonin levels, which works to regulate mood, appetite, sleep, memory and learning.  Quite something.  They found that massage can aid sleep by enhancing coordination of the circadian system, which reminds me to massage my daughter – I am a massage therapist and must have the worst sleeper in town.  I suppose it is similar to being a painter and decorator and having awful decor…!

We wanted to share this wonderful benefit with you and offer you a reduced price on-site massage day for your colleagues.  Our full working day is normally priced at £252 – for the rest of May we are discounting it to £202 – so that you can feel encouraged to book quickly and jump on board.  Our regular customers know that providing corporate massage is one of the best benefits to the working environment, creating a wonderful feel good buzz in the office. Beware though – employees will want it every week!

Get in touch.

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17/05/16 Mental Health Awareness Week – our top tips Tuesday 17th May

Gemma, one of our brilliant massage therapists has the following tips for you to try (you probably already do these) if you are feeling stressed:

  • Write a list and get a clear sense of what needs to be done and what should take priority
  • Talk to a friend or loved one
  • Get a massage!
  • Confront the issue that is giving me stress head on (tempting to ignore it)
  • Go for a run
  • Have a glass of wine (not a good option I know but it happens!)
  • Read a book or watch a film

If you are in a position to, invite us in to massage your employees.  On-site massage is a great way of looking after your employees.  It provides an instant opportunity for employees to relax and get into a more receptive state of mind, creating a happier workplace.

16/05/16 Mental Health Awareness Week – our top tips Monday 16th May

Feeling strung out?  Unable to cope?  Mental Health Awareness Week is upon us (16th – 22nd May) and you will find lots of help and advice on the facebook site:  https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthawarenessweek/ and the web site:  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Join us on-line for top stress reducing tips from our trainers and therapists each day, including special offers for your workplace.

Gillian Burn, our trainer, is author of the Energy & Well-Being Pocket book (buy here).  She has these great tips for you for reducing stress and anxiety:

Stand up, go walkabout in the office or outside, even if it is only for 5 minutes

Take a break  – for a 60 second eye relaxation which is in my Energy and Well-being pocketbook

-          Close your eyes, take several deep breaths

-          Move your eyes to 3pm in an imaginary clock face thinking about your favourite holiday destination

-          Move your eyes to 6pm to think of a relaxing water scene

-          Move your eyes to 9pm to think of your favourite animal

-          Move your eyes to 12pm, to think of the countryside, your garden, out in the fresh air

Enjoy the sense of relaxation

Book our yoga, mindfulness and fit mind workshops for your employees!

We hope you enjoy this exercise, join us tomorrow for another top tip.  Victoria