Clients include:
Winchester City Council; Serco Group; GDS Instruments; Cibus Training & Consultancy;
Castle Hill Primary School, Basingstoke

Testimonial 4
“We take the wellbeing of our teams very seriously and are always looking for new ways to promote a healthier, happier workforce and workplace culture.

Our Equilibria Massage event was extremely popular and well-received – and it was very easy working with Emma to make it happen.

Whether you are arranging a one-off or developing a whole new approach to employee wellbeing, I would recommend a conversation with Emma.”

Jane Crane
UK Talent Acquisition Director
Serco Group plc
Testimonial 3
“Thank you for the excellent workplace massage event you delivered as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week.

We received 100% positive feedback from the team, all of whom commented on how professional, respectful, and attentive you were.”

Karl Snelling
Managing Director
GDS Instruments
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“Staff wellbeing and stress management is a growing priority for all school leaders.

Innovative onsite solutions like our end-of-term event with Equilibria Massage help us to address that need in a positive, practical and thoroughly engaging way.

It was a real highlight for everyone and something we very much look forward to repeating.”

Rebecca Willmouth
Deputy Head
Castle Hill Primary School
Testimonial 5
“The workplace massage event and wellbeing class that Emma delivered for us was a great success.

By teaching our team simple, new techniques for managing their own wellbeing in sometimes stressful and strenuous work environments, Emma helped us to refresh our approach in an effective and enjoyable way.”

Jennifer North
Managing Director
Cibus Training and Consultancy Ltd.
Testimonial 1
“We are delighted to be working with Emma, she is a very welcome member of our extended team.

She is a skilled massage therapist and an asset to Hands on Health UK – professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy.”

Chris Downes
Director & Massage Therapist
Hands on Health UK
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“Huge thanks to Emma for all the lovely massages she gave yesterday. Everyone was so relaxed afterwards and definitely wanted their massages to go on for longer.

Her participation really helped to make our event a success and we are very grateful. The day was very interesting and a lot of fun too. We are looking forward to our next event.”

Corporate event client

Regain balance, improve focus and increase resilience through massage therapy

Massage therapy is an effective tool in personal stress management strategiesand workplace wellbeing programmes. Scientific studies have shown that massage therapy has many benefits beyond the nice to have, including a positive impact on our mental and physical health and general wellbeing.

Elevated levels of stress hormones have been linked to potential triggers for mental illness and decreased resilience2. They also suppress immune levels, making us more susceptible to illness, and reduce our ability to concentrate by diverting blood flow from the brain.

Massage therapy helps us to combat these risks. It can reduce stress hormones3 by increasing blood flow, which helps to cleanse our bodies and carry more oxygen to the brain. It also lowers blood pressure, raises serotonin and dopamine4 levels and calms our bodies, helping to deactivate the heightened state of stress.

Tight, knotted muscles can cause headaches, discomfort and pain, brought on by poor posture, overuse, repetitive strain or stress. Massage can help to bring relief by releasing tension and breaking down knots.

Studies in 2001 and 2011 showed that the benefits of massage therapy for both men and women include reduction in non-specific back pain, depression and anxiety, as well as improved sleep5, and improved movement and reduced absence6.

  1. Mayo Clinic (2016) ‘Chronic stress puts your health at risk’​
  2. Bergland, C. (2013) ‘Cortisol: Why the “Stress Hormone” Is Public Enemy No. 1’ Psychology Today
  3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2010) ‘Adults demonstrate modified immune response after receiving massage, researchers show’ Science Daily
  4. Field T., Hernandez-Reif M., Diego M., Schanberg S. and Kuhn C. (2005) ‘Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapy’ International Journal of Neuroscience. Abstract retrieved from The National Center for Biotechnology Information
  5. Hernandez-Reif, M., Field, T., Krasnegor, J. and Theakston, H. (2001) ‘Lower back pain is reduced and range of motion increased after massage therapy’   International Journal of Neuroscience. Abstract retrieved from The National Center for Biotechnology Information
  6. Cherkin, D., Sherman, K., Kahn, J., Wellman, R., Cook, A., Johnson, E., Erro, J., Delaney, K. and Deyo, R. (2011) ‘A Comparison of the Effects of 2 Types of Massage and Usual Care on Chronic Low Back Pain’ Annals of Internal Medicine