In all human endeavors the subjective state of physically and emotionally Feeling Well and the objective state of mentally and physically Performing Well are two sides of the same coin — the latter being measured by what we accomplish, the former being the actual experience of manifesting thought to deed.
In the workplace this dynamic tension between feeling and doing is constantly in process as part of the body mind continuum and has been studied extensively by neuroscience and the results are in with the introduction of the relatively new field of Somatic Intelligence and it is key to these new insights! This is good news, and it’s old news.
The earliest records of human civilization portray the power of touch and massage as a means of establishing balance and harmony on all mental, emotional and physical levels arcing between the individual personal and the social realms of team experience.
In the workplace of today one of the modern versions of all of the above is the onsite chair massage experience which has brought neuroscience into the social environment of the workspace.
Smart companies understand this mind body continuum and the effectiveness of a 15-minute onsite massage. These companies have been steadily investing in them for the past two decades because the wellness benefits of relaxed neck muscles and aligned posture directly translate into higher individual and team productivity on the part of employees and thus more robust bottom lines in business.
Breathe deeply; let’s go to work.
For a little more background on Fred Mitouer please visit his website at somaticagency.net and click “about”.
Note from Michele Boudreaux, owner of Corporate Soul
My journey as a massage therapist, and subsequent owner of Corporate Soul, started several decades ago with the man I am about to introduce to you on this blog. His name is Fred Mitouer and he was and still is a friend and mentor to me. He has awakened and healed so many on this journey we call life, which all of us know can be very challenging on many levels. My hope is to allow you the reader an opportunity to be enriched for a few minutes a month while reading his words, which in my experience, always manages to take you a little deeper into your own somatic awareness. Until later…