“In business, life is busy and time is scarce. There is no ‘me’ time and our physical and emotional health can suffer greatly”.
Working at a keyboard, lifting and carrying, working with machinery and tools and driving goods vehicles often involve repetitive physical movements which can lead to pain and discomfort.
If left untreated, this can result in a variety of musculoskeletal problems known as upper limb disorders (ULDs) – from back, neck and wrist problems to repetitive strain injury. Such ULD’s not only cause stress, absenteeism and production losses, but are also a major reason for the increased number of compensation claims being made by employees.
According to a *Health and Safety Executive Report on Musculoskeletal Disorders published in 2013, in 2009-10/2011-12, there were:
- 80,000 manual handling cases
- 56,000 keyboard work and repetitive action cases
- 28,000 awkward and tiring positions cases
A new H.S.E. report published in 2016 concluded that there has been no marked improvement to these statistics.
The construction industry and human health and social industries had the highest incidence of back disorders. If addressed early on, it is possible to prevent minor aches and pains developing into more serious musculoskeletal disorders.
Allowing your employees time for a workplace massage has great benefits to both the employee and the employer. It is very easy to implement. We need about 20 mins per person. The massage can be paid for by either the employee or the employer.
This service covers the Darlington, County Durham Area.
You may be able to claim back the cost…
As a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists your business health cover provider may recognised chair massage as a claimable treatment. Health Sheild do cover chair massage, please check with your provider as you may be able to claim back some or all of the costs.