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Office Massage recognized for its outstanding service.

On June 24th, local Mayor Linda Jeffrey presented Office Massage with a $5,000 grant. The cheque came from Ontario through the Starter Company – a provincially funded program that helps entrepreneurs start or expand their small business.

It is a great honour for Office Massage to have been recognized by Mayor Linda Jeffrey and the City of Brampton. Mobile Registered Massage Therapists Rishi and Meghan would like to acknowledge Sabrina Chirco and the rest of the Brampton Entrepreneur Center for their continued support. Thank you.

Please visit the following link to see the news article in The Brampton Guardian:

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* Article link from the Brampton Guardian.

Sponsoring Mental Health & Wellness.

Office Massage, proud sponsor of the Conference Board of Canada's "Workplace Wellness and Mental Health" conference on June 2nd and 3rd, 2015 would like to thank all staff, delegates and attendees that visited our booth at the InterContinental Toronto Centre in beautiful downtown Toronto. It was a pleasure to meet representatives from some of the nation's most well-known companies and treat them to our exemplary mobile corporate massage therapy services. Office Massage provided both, relaxation and therapeutic deep tissue chair/table massages at the event. Mobile massage therapists Rishi and Meghan helped visitors de-stress by relieving aches/pains associated with their travels, from prolonged sitting on their chair at the conference and/or any pre-existing conditions.

Throughout the conference, there was a vast array of knowledge and statistics based on the importance of health and wellness at work. A particularly interesting study was released by the Conference Board of Canada regarding absenteeism and how it cost the Canadian economy $16.6 billion in 2011.

"Absenteeism contributes to a substantial amount of lost productivity and revenue for Canadian organizations and the economy as a whole. It presents itself in many forms, ranging from casual absences—employees off with minor illnesses lasting one or a few days—to longer-term leave of absence" writes Nicole Stewart of the Conference Board of Canada.

To read the full study, Click here

A significant correlation between workplace absenteeism and stress should be noted. When offering employees a way to reduce the effects of stress on the job, employers help reduce the costs of dealing with consequences of employee stress, which include burnout, headaches, back/neck pain, mental health problems and overuse injuries.

The following charts are sourced from Statistics Canada. The charts disclose levels of stress in percentages of employed population aged 20 to 64 and where they deem their stress originates from:

• Note that 27% of the Canadian employed demographics aged 20 to 64 are extremely stressed while 46% are fairly stressed.

• 62% of the extremely stressed demographics deem work to be the principal reason for their stress. Progressively, companies are bringing mobile massage therapy into the workplace because the benefits are abundant and clear.

Employee Benefits:

• Pain relief
• Reduced muscle hypertonicity (tightness)
• Stress/Fatigue reduction
• Helps address postural issues
• Reduce depression
• Decrease anxiety
• Improved sleep quality
• Increased range of motion and circulation
• Helps relieve inflammation
• Overall feeling of well-being

Employer Benefits:

• Increased productivity and alertness
• Increased speed and accuracy
• Prevents burnout and absenteeism
• Relieves stress and tension in the workplace
• Increases morale
• Employee retention
• Attracts new employees
• No cost involvement on the part of the employer (Applies to companies with Extended Health Care)
• Increased productivity and alertnessGreat incentives (gift certificates)

Call or email us today to inquire how our mobile Registered Massage Therapists ( RMT's) can save your company money by decreasing absenteeism while increasing health, productivity and morale.

Office Massage proud to help.

Office Massage is proud to announce our participation in National Nurses Week at one of the world's most leading health-care institutions, SickKids Hospital in downtown Toronto. Mobile Registered Massage Therapists ( RMT 's ), Rishi and Meghan provided both, relaxation and deep tissue therapeutic massage treatments to some of the most kind and intelligent nurses our children could have ever asked for. It was an absolute honour to treat the staff that nurses our children with a little wellness at work.

Stress and pain often go hand in hand with many occupations and nursing, without question, is no different. The Nurses were able to relax with some natural healing massage therapy and were delighted by the massage therapists' ability to provide such relaxation and rejuvenation. At the risk of sounding redundant, Office Massage is proud to have met and treated such a wonderful group of people that have made and continue to make such a colossal and magnificent difference. The impact that these nurses have, not only to the children at SickKids Hospital, but also in the lives of the families that love them so dearly is monumental to say the least.

Thank you SickKids Hospital for giving Office Massage the opportunity to pay it forward.

100% of all proceeds were donated to the SickKids Foundation.

To make a donation, please visit: sickkidsfoundation.com/donate


Corporate wellness in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Office Massage believes that health and wellness initiatives should be accessible to all staff/employees, regardless of company location. We provide registered massage therapy services to more cities in the Toronto and the surrounding areas than any other mobile massage company.

Office Massage service areas include:

Toronto, North York, East York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Halton Hills, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Caledon, York, Georgetown, Markham and Richmond Hill.

* Certain areas incur an extra fee. Visit "About Us" page for details.

Office Massage launches blog feature

Office Massage releases its new blog feature. Here, you can find the latest health and wellness news as well as Office Massage updates such as events, charities and fundraisers in our community.

Remember to check in often to see what we're up to.