Builders get the massage about stress

Construction workers, who have typically relaxed with a copy of
The Sun and a cup of tea, have been benefiting from Indian head massages,
reflexology and aromatherapy to overcome stress at work.

Morris & Spottiswood is providing the free holistic treatment to help
its workforces in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester cope with the
long hours and ever-changing shift patterns the industry often demands.

The firm’s HR manager Judy Stratton, said the treatments were part of its
stress management initiative. "Today’s construction industry is
characterised by long hours and changing shift patterns. Such conditions make
the sector ripe for the manifestation of stress-related symptoms," she

"We felt across the workforce we had to act in the interests of our
workforce and the introduction of these treatments has certainly met with an
enthusiastic response."

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