Massage therapy could reduce sick days by 1.76 million, according to British Beauty Council Report

The British Beauty Council, UK Spa Association, BABTAC and the NHBF have been in conversation with the government addressing this issue and promoting the positive effects of personal care services on mental health and wellbeing with its latest health report.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) requested supporting evidence illustrating this phenomenon. In the last three months, Dr. Neil Carpenter, Yvonne Ebdon and Helena Grzesk, COO of the British Beauty Council have created the report to support the argument.

Not only does the report demonstrate the numerous benefits of personal care services on mental health but also the positive economic impact and opportunity to consider our sector as part of the toolkit for solutions and social prescribing within existing medical services to support the NHS.

Some key findings of the report include: 

Helena Grzesk, COO of the British Beauty Council, said: “This last year has been challenging for many of us. The negative effect COVID19 has had and continues to have, on people’s mental health and wellbeing is an inevitable and growing concern. It probably won’t surprise you to hear that research has shown that mental health problems have increased by 8% during the pandemic.”

She added: “For months, the British Beauty Council, UK Spa Association, BABTAC and the NHBF have been in conversation with the government addressing this issue and promoting the positive effects of personal care services on mental health and wellbeing. Understandably, to take our claims seriously, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) requested we provided them with supporting evidence illustrating this phenomenon. 

“Not only does the report demonstrate the numerous benefits of personal care services on mental health but also the positive economic impact and opportunity to consider our sector as part of the toolkit for solutions and social prescribing within existing medical services to support the NHS,” she said.