Our Story


Corporate Pit Stop evolved as an extension of Optimum Health for Life, a therapeutic massage and aromatherapy company.

The owner, Linda Penkala, a licensed massage therapist of 27 years, noticed that many clients had similar symptoms as a result of office and computer work. It became apparent that the negative effects of stress, manifested through pain and discomfort in the shoulders, neck, and arms, can exist in a chronic phase due to this work. For individuals who regularly received professional therapeutic massages, relief for this discomfort was found.

The overwhelming question was “What if people in need had not the time, nor the resources to receive massages for their symptoms and discomfort?” 

The answer was to provide a simple, cost effective solution through our 15 minute clothed, seated massages on-site at offices on a regular basis. Our service can reduce stress and be a great incentive for employees.

Why Corporate Massage?


Massage Improve your immune system, relieve chronic pain, and alleviate stress-related ailments.Indispensable for those who want to take control of their physical and emotional well-being.

Stress


Research from the American Medical Association and Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Over the Past 3 decades reveals that:

  • 43% of all adults suffer adverse health affects due to stress.
  • 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints or disorders.
  • An estimated 1,000,000 workers are absent on an average workday because of stress related complaints.
  • Stress is said to be responsible for more that half of the 550,000,000 workdays last annually because of absenteeism.
  • A three year study conducted by a large corporation showed that 60% of employee absences were due to psychological problems such as chronic stress.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) cost over $20 billion in direct costs and more than $80 billion in indirect costs.
  • Overuse/misuse injuries (RSI’s) account for 647,000 lost work days annually.
Massage Dr. Tiffany Fields, Ph.D, while conducting research at the Touch Research Institute in Miami has found:15 minute seated massages heighten alertness through a change in brain waves and improve performance in math problems. Research also showed a reduction in stress hormone levels and improved attitudes. Massage

How Employees Benefit From Our Services


  • We help aid the breaking of the cycle of stress and tension.
  • We alleviate the effect of stress on the neck, shoulders, back and arms due to pain, muscle spasms and soreness.
  • We help enhance the morale, performance and dedication of you and your staff.
  • We support proactive workplace health promotion throughout the year by offering quarterly wellness presentations.

Benefits of On-Site Corporate Massage


  • We travel to you, saving time and money.
  • Reduces stress, fatigue, RSI (repetitive stress injuries), and anxiety due to incorrect posture, and chronic shoulder and neck tension.
  • Relaxes tight muscles in the forearms, hands, neck, and back muscles resulting in swift relief.
  • Increase of vigor, and circulation leading to improvement in clear thinking, attitude, and job performance.
  • Enhancement of muscle and soft tissue function, joint flexibility and supportive posture.
  • Increases oxygen thereby helping one think more efficiently, and lowers cortisol, the stress hormone.
  • Invigorates and balances the body, mind, spirit, offering an improved morale.
  • Reduces inflammation and enhances circulation and cell recovery from chronic stress.