Corporate Wellness: The Key to Your Company's Success
Life today is more demanding than ever. Between taking care of your family’s needs, keeping your household running and performing your best at work – it seems as though there is little to no time to take care of yourself.
It is no wonder then that more companies are adopting corporate wellness for their employees, introducing ways to promote healthy living and encourage individuals to prioritise personal care. After all, stress and fatigue can lead to pessimism or resentment. And all these factors - if not properly controlled - could be the achilles heel of your business.
Corporate wellness extends to any platform, procedure, expenditure or effort your company takes part in, with the intention to improve the overall mental and physical health of your employees.
This could be a healthier menu in the lunchroom or a spa getaway. Whatever you choose for your employees is great as long as you do something to ensure they are healthy and enjoy coming into work.
The Importance of Corporate Wellness
Corporate wellness is here to stay. Top organisations across the world are implementing bigger and better programs every day, and if you want your company to be one of the best, you will also need to do so.
For example, after investing in a specialised wellness program, Coors Brewing Company saw an 18% decrease in their employee absenteeism.
Large corporations, such as Coca-Cola have also jumped on board. They have a dietitian in the canteen, an employee care centre and a large garden court where employees can relax during their lunch break. Additional benefits, such as video gaming, art rooms, meditation centres and massages allow employees to shift their focus for a while.
According to the AFLAC 2012 Workforce Report, employees who took part in a workplace wellness programme were more satisfied with their jobs than those who did not.
The Benefits of Corporate Wellness
Some of the key benefits of corporate wellness are:
- Employee health-related behaviour
- Average health across the workforce
- Focus, dedication and, ultimately, output
- Quality and pace of productivity
- Morale and motivation
- Levels of elevated health risks
- Employee health care costs
- Employee stress levels
- Weight loss success of individuals
- Sense of accomplishment among employees
Convenient Corporate Wellness solutions
Here at Evolve, we offer a diverse range of treatments and packages that can reinforce the goals of your corporate wellness programme.
Our services not only aid relaxation but can also heal the body and mind. NYU professor of psychiatry, Virginia Sadock, MD. says, “Going to a spa is a way of getting taken care of that is psychologically and culturally acceptable — and we can carry that feeling of being cared for with us for a period of time, and very often that can help us cope better with stress.”
She continues, explaining that the sense of touch offered by spa treatments is one of the main contributing elements to relaxation and a feeling of well-being.
Studies have attributed improved mental health, better quality of sleep and fewer sick days with frequent spa visits. It has also been reported that pains from arthritis, fibromyalgia and other joint issues can be relieved from the heat of a sauna or steam shower.
Body wraps are increasing in popularity due to their remineralising effects, which replenish nutrients and elements that our bodies lose daily.
Massage therapy alone provides several benefits:
- Decreases anxiety
- Improves digestive disorders
- Relieves joint pains
- Reduces the frequency of headaches and migraines
- Alleviates stress-induced insomnia
- Heals soft tissue strains or injuries
- Improves mental focus and inner peace
- Boosts immunity
- Improves lymphatic drainage
- Soothes anxiety and depression
So, if you’re looking for a convenient and all-encompassing solution to promote well-being in the workplace, spa treatments and massages are the way to go.
It’s time for your corporate wellness programme to Evolve.
A fun and practical way to integrate spa treatments into your corporate wellness programme is to incentivise staff with spa vouchers for achieving internal programme goals, such as quitting smoking, reducing cholesterol, eating healthy or starting an exercise regime.
This usually piques employee interest in your endeavours because it simply doesn’t feel like a work-imposed task. It enables them to enjoy their prize in their own time and to invite a friend along if they are uncomfortable going alone.
Of course, corporate wellness days are hugely popular and often used instead of cliché team building activities.
What could be more convenient than offering your staff detoxifying, stress relieving and deeply calming treatments offered at Evolve?
Because our philosophy at Evolve is to be progressive in attending to our guests’ needs, we can even arrange for a massage therapist (or two) to visit your offices and give Neck and Shoulder Massages to employees at their desks!
Feel free to chat with our spa manager who will gladly walk you through all the available options.