Promote Health & Wellness in the Workplace
Research studies published in primary health care journals reveal that individuals who use “alternative and complementary” health modalities (including, acupuncture, yoga and massage) are generally healthier, better educated, take fewer medications and miss fewer days from work than the average American. Since these folks look for ways to stay healthy without drugs and surgery, they end up being a net benefit in terms of attendance and productiveness.
Average rate of absenteeism:
2.5% per day or 4 employees for every 150 employees
Average employee wage of $40,000 per year translates to:
- $217 cost per employee per day
- $1,387 cost per employee per year
- $208,000 total cost to the company per year
Incorporating a wellness program at work can decrease absenteeism by up to 17.5%
- $243 per employee, per year
- Total savings $36,400 per year
Auricular (ear) Acupuncture
Ear acupuncture is a subset of acupuncture. It is based on the understanding that the body’s structures are represented on the outer ear. Ear acupuncture was introduced in the US by a phychologist in 1985 to treat addictions and aid recovery. Over the years the auricular protocol has been modified and a professional association has been formed. Today National Acupuncture Detoxification Assocation (NADA) treatment protocol is widely used in helping patients suffering from PTSD and other stress related disorders as well as victims of natural disasters. The NADA protocol uses five needle points in each ear and takes approximately 20-30 min.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture is a great way to offer stress relief in a group format. individuals are treated in 20-30 minute sessions as they simply relax in a comfort of a chair.
When used in the corporate settings, Auricular Acupuncture helps:
- Release stress & Increase productivity
- Promote a calm mental state
- Prevent illness and boost immunity
Mark Gutkin will share his knowledge in these informal lectures offering information and tips for transforming diet, lifestyle and health regimes to prevent illness and promote ongoing health. Available topics include:
- Prevention of seasonal colds (October/November)
- Eating in Season (winter/summer months)
- Preventing seasonal allergies (March-April)
There are many physical and emotional benefits linked with massage therapy, such as improved energy, alertness and productivity, reduced stress, muscle tension and pain. Chair massage is a great way to incorporate a sense of wellness in a fast-paced environment.
Combining safe, gentle, conscious movements with breathing, concentration, and relaxation techniques, yoga helps create a healthy, strong, flexible, energetic body and a calmer, clearer, more focused self. After practicing yoga, employees feel refreshed, calmly invigorated and more focused.
Mark, your class was so interesting, stimulating, and educational, that I, with everyone else, didn’t want it to end. Thank you for your time, effort, and expertise in presenting it. Just last night I was mentioning the paths of Chinese medicine to a friend whose thumb is suddenly turned under.
this was my first ever Auricular Acupuncture treatment. I didn’t realize how stressed I was until after my session. One week later and I am still relaxed. I am looking forward to another session this week.