Our friends at the HR Florida Conference have invited us to provide Chair Massage Breaks on August 19th-20th at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando Florida as a reward for their hardworking staff.
Massage At Work will also be exhibiting at the conference in booth #133. Come and see how massage can boost your company’s moral, productivity, and profits.
For more information on the conference see http://www.hrflorida.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=460
We look forward to seeing you there
The Massage At Work team.
We wanted to take a few minutes to tell you guys about the great time we had in Chicago at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibit. Our second time at this event, we were still surprised by the sheer volume. Several thousand Human Resource professionals filled the McCormick Place’s over two and a half million square feet of space. For rows and rows and what seemed like miles and miles booths stretched out with people demonstrating all the latest in how to manage every company’s most valuable resource, its workforce.
Tote bags and orange cotton candy spread like wild fire, just some of the many marketing gimmicks used to attract people to booths. Friendly voices came from every direction excited to tell anyone listening about the incredible services the presenter’s company could provide. Although the tone of the event was professional there was an undeniable air of fun in the room.
But what really made the event memorable was the people. Volunteers were on their feet for hours rushing from booth to booth making sure everyone had what they needed and were content. With so many individuals with such varied needs it was a Herculean task. It’s a true testament to their effort that the event ran so smoothly.
That’s where Massage At Work fit in, providing massages to the volunteers to reward those efforts. During our time at the event we massaged around 200 people spreading relaxation and good will each time.
We also had our own booth and it was satisfying to interact with prospective clients, spread our message, and see the looks of joy on their faces as their worries melted away. Benefits Managers, Interns, HR Coordinators all enjoyed the healing power of touch. It’s very gratifying to see such immediate and positive reaction to the work we do.
It was also a learning experience. With hundreds of booths, exhibits, and talks you can’t help but learn and when everyone is striving towards similar goals you can’t help but be inspired. As a company we definitely took away more than just contacts we also took away practical advice on how we can improve and how others are improving.
All in all it was an exciting trip that really exemplifies what Massage at Work strives to do, spreading wellness at the workplace and making it a more stress free and productive environment. We really enjoyed our time there and already have made our plans to attend again next year.
The Massage At Work Team
Known for its healing properties, GERANIUM is a wonderful plant used in countless centuries from Roman Soldiers for courage, to planting around homes to ward off evil spirits to aromatherapy in spas and homes.
Essential oils derived from the stem and leaves of the plant have a wide variety of uses.
It’s antibacterial qualities is applied to wounds to help combat infections. Its also classified as an astringent, which means that it constricts the blood vessels.
For the purpose of aromatherapy, GERANIUM is used to help calm mood swings and sooth irritability. These are most commonly seen symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Spring has Sprung and treat yourself to the wonderful joyous aroma and beauty properties of GERANIUM.
It’s great for toning skin, facilitating blood circulation just below the skin, and helps clear up acne. Great for fading scars and discoloration of the skin. Its said to help promote healthy cells and useful in the regeneration process. Its also great to use in a cleanser because its antibacterial without stripping or drying facial tissue. This its great for all skin types.
Remember, the next time you walk around a garden take note to the aroma’s around you. GERANIUM might be closer then you think and already working its magic on you.
The 2013 Talent Management Conference & Exposition provides you with all the information, guidance, tools and resources you demand to do your best:And being your best means you care of your team.
Massage At Work is here to help enrich your company’s work life and to value your employees health and hard work.
Contact us if you wish to buy a bottle, $17.33 for 1.5 ml 877-886-0555
Absenteeism is defined as frequent or habitual absence from work. For those of us who are able to make it to the office however, there is another term called presenteeism that may ring true. Even though employees may be present at work, often they aren’t performing at their highest productivity level. Health issues that most often correlate with presenteeism include allergies, musuloskeletal problems, diabetes and respiratory issues. Safety can also become an issue when employees aren’t fully alert and functional. Massage has been proven to alleviate back and shoulder pain, headaches (even migraine), stress and fatigue. Maintaining as many employees in the spectrum of low health risk and guiding others to that level help companies improve their employees’ well-being.
A healthy person, family, community or comppany are those who are able to successfully address the fundamental determinants of health. Health conditions have an impact beyond medical and pharmacy costs. Some research suggests health-related lost productivity (absenteeism and presenteeism) are costs employers can not ignore. Results show that on average, for every one dollar of medical and pharmacy costs there are two-three dollars of health-related productivity costs in lost work time. Employers are exploring new ways of integrating absence and presenteeism data into their current collection and evaluation strategies.
Bottom line for employers – for every one dollar employers spend on worker medical or pharmacy costs, they absorb two to four dollars of health-related productivity costs. Employers are looking beyond health care benefits as a cost to be managed and rather to the benefits of good health as an investment.