Bringing Spas and relaxation into the work environment
We could all take a leaf from the Google page, it seems. Google – which has close to 10,700 full-time employees – is the best place to work in America, according to a recent issue of Fortune magazine.
Sifting through the extensive list of benefits which include gourmet meals, child care services and much more, it is evident the premium they place on the wellness of their staff. Each Google “campus” or office has a fitness centre, a 24-hour gym with weights, yoga classes, a massage service, personal trainer, a swimming pool and a spa.
While we can all wish to work in an environment with so many benefits, all companies are in the fortunate position to have a choice between an ordinary, traditional conference, or one combined with certain wellness aspects.
“24 hour Conferences are notorious for costly, counter-productive evenings out, leading to conference delegates contributing very little the following day,” says Christa Badenhorst, Group Marketing Manager for Guvon Hotels & Spas.
“At Guvon Spas we notice two types of Spa-conference guests,” Badenhorst elaborates. “The first group has worked hard over two days – strategizing and planning – and they are now ready for a reward or to de-stress.
A second group of Spa-conference guests are innovators and forward thinkers – ready for an out-of-the-box conference experience. They believe and understand that a relaxed environment is more conducive to planning than the restrictions and underlying fears which often accompany the boardroom factor. Both groups are richly rewarded with a range of spa conference offerings from Guvon Spas”
At Askari Spa, based at Askari Game Lodge & Spa in Magalies, conference delegates are treated to a 15 minute complimentary massage.
Kloofzicht Spa, further afield in Muldersdrift offers a conference day complemented with wonderful snacks, a Spa lunch and a 30 min back massage.
Its neighbour, Chicama Spa, based at Glenburn Lodge presents a wonderful selection of 20 minute massages for hands, feet and a stressed neck. In keeping with their Vinotherapy theme, the selection of treatments at Chicama spa is rounded off with a beautiful glass of wine.
Fairway Spa – based at the Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf resort knows that an anti-stress back, neck and shoulder massage combined with a tired legs and feet treat, is the answer to a long day of conferencing.
Conference packages at Guvon Spas are available from R350 per person. More info is available from the website www.guvonspas.co.za.