Justina Sabido and Sue Brierley bring their wellbeing treatments into your workplace or home.
Words: Paul Chapman
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New businesses often start when people are exposed to something new. Wellbeing In The Workplace is one such business; one of the founders, Justina Sabido, started going to Reflexology to relieve the stress that came from working as a teacher.
It wasn’t until the late 90’s that she had the chance to make any real-life changes and, like many, she felt the need to do something different after parenthood, so took the opportunity to retrain in complementary therapies. Balancing a reduced teaching load, she started to run her therapy business alongside the day job.
We take our services to businesses, schools, hospitals, councils etc
Sue Brierley was a civil servant for forty plus years and, just like Justina, illness lead her to therapy. Her interest was sparked, and she started to train in various therapies at Chesterfield College.
Volunteering at cancer charity, Nenna Kind, for five years helped Sue nurture her caring skills. She is now ready to reduce her civil service hours and, with Justina, provide wellbeing services as Wellbeing In The Workplace.
“We like to bring our services to people who need them,” explains Justina. “We take our services to businesses, schools, hospitals, councils etc (we are on the Derbyshire County Councils Approved Vendors list) who provide a small room on their premises and we provide complementary therapies to staff during the working day."
The duo are fully signed up and insured members of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and can provide Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology.
“We’ve had some great nights and if you fancy booking a session, mention S40 Local when you book, and we’ll give the host a free 20 minute treatment.”
“Our treatments can be useful to help manage pain and symptoms for all sorts of illnesses, such as depression, muscle tension, menopause, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sinus issues and many more conditions”, explains Sue. “Our treatments can help maintain a sense of balance. Whilst we might not be able to fix the condition, the treatments may help to lessen the impact, or help stop things reaching a tipping point.”
“The benefits to employers are significant too”, says Justina. “Staff who feel well have less time off work so fewer working days are lost. Our services also run perfectly alongside traditional medicine so can help those already under NHS care.”
As well as workplace-based services, Justina and Sue have been doing some fantastic pamper nights in people’s homes. “Typically, a host gets a group of friends together, provides some drinks and nibbles and we offer treatments for people to enjoy”, says Justina.
“These nights are just as much about wellbeing as a bit of a treat”, adds Sue. “We’ve had some great nights and if you fancy booking a session, mention S40 Local when you book, and we’ll give the host a free 20 minute treatment.”
If you need to re-establish a sense of balance or have a workplace that could benefit from Justina or Sue’s services, please get in touch. If you know someone who could use a relaxing treat, don’t forget to consider a wellbeing voucher as a Christmas gift.