Work is one of the top sources of stress … According to Statistics Canada, the annual cost of work time lost to stress stands at $12 billion … [I]nterest in stress reduction techniques is increasing among both employers and employees.


Adam Smith is hoping to cash in on the growing demand for stress relief at work.


The 25-year-old Regina-based massage therapist offers 15-minute, in-office massages.


At $1 per minute — $15 for a 15-minute coffee break massage — it’s an affordable option for time-crunched employees who can’t fit a full body massage at a spa into their schedule.


The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 13, 2008