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NAIPO announces world’s first smart steam massager foot spa – oFlexiSpa

A relaxing foot spa is a proven way to improve blood circulation, ease muscle and joint pain, alleviate swelling, and promote better sleep.

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NAIPO announced the launch of oFlexiSpa, a revolutionary new smart steam massager and foot spa that brings the benefits of a professional foot spa to the home.

A relaxing foot spa is a proven way to improve blood circulation, ease muscle and joint pain, alleviate swelling, and promote better sleep. It is also a great way to relax and unwind from the stress of everyday life. However, traditional foot massagers were never easy or effective at home. They require almost half an hour of warm-up time and involve filling a heavy bucket of sloshing water that is messy and inconvenient.

The new oFlexiSpa changes all that with modern features, easy control and a convenient no-mess approach to foot health. It is the world’s first smart steam massager, bringing the comforts of a foot spa into the home. It requires just under a cup of water and a mere 30 seconds to get up and running. It creates an immersive, relaxing treatment that combines the comforting relief of rolling massagers with the soothing effects of steam. Best of all, it is quick, easy and requires no lengthy setup.

“Like everything in life, technology is adding efficiency, convenience and cost savings. oFlexiSpa is part of that movement. It reinvents the foot spa experience, making it faster, easier and less messy. Because of that, people can make it part of their daily routine and enjoy more benefits of regular foot care for better health, comfort, and happiness,” said CEO of NAIPO, Ivan Lau.

Comfortable, relaxed feet take just seconds with oFlexiSpa. After a cup of water is inserted, steam is created in 30 seconds. And after selecting time and temperature settings, an immersive steam spa is ready.

The ergonomically-designed electric massaging rollers of the oFlexiSpa provide a gentle massage to your feet to ease tension and relax muscles. Its specially designed 3D electric rollers fit any foot size for a comforting deep tissue massage. It just takes 20 minutes a day to enjoy the full benefits of relaxing therapeutic steam and massage, and because the spa uses steam instead of hot water, there is no mess, no stress and no cleanup.

A professional foot spa experience has never been easier with oFlexiSpa. With this innovative new health assistant, Everyone can take better care of their feet, feel better overall and relax in the comfort of their own home with the soothing benefits of steam and massage.

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AXA PH volunteers join forces for good

In the Philippines, the volunteer activities kicked off with two simultaneous events: a meal packing session for the benefit of Rise Against Hunger Philippines, and solar light building in partnership with Liter of Light.

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Annually, insurance company AXA organizes one full week dedicated to sustainability. The AXA Week for Good, the highlight of the purpose-led company’s year-long corporate responsibility activities, aims to celebrate the ability of AXA employees to take positive action by offering their time and skills to support our two sustainability pillars: climate change & biodiversity and inclusive protection.

In the Philippines, the volunteer activities kicked off with two simultaneous events: a meal packing session for the benefit of Rise Against Hunger Philippines, and solar light building in partnership with Liter of Light. Rise Against Hunger is an organization committed to ending hunger and malnutrition, while Liter of Light is a global non-profit organization that provides sustainable and affordable lights to people with limited or no access to electricity.

Employees also volunteered for Rise Against Hunger’s mobile soup kitchen activity in communities around Taguig. These soup kitchens serve Filipinos that are especially in need of nutrition, including pregnant mothers, the elderly, and children.

Through the combined efforts of these activities, volunteers were able to pack a total of 5,400 meals, assemble 250 solar lamps, and feed 1,500 children.

The company also organized a blood donation drive, which served as their response to the current blood shortage in the country due to the ongoing pandemic. A total of 44 bags of blood were collected from this initiative.

AXA Philippines employees also participated in mangrove planting activities held in Batangas and La Union, with volunteers working together to plant a total of 550 mangrove seedlings to help maintain the ecological health of the area.

In addition to the multitude of activities arranged by AXA entities locally, the Paris-based AXA Group also organizes a ‘Global Challenge’ with all members of its volunteer program, AXA Hearts in Action.

AXA entities worldwide celebrated Week for Good via special activities in partnership with The Good Planet Foundation. These include climate- and biodiversity-themed workshops that help raise employees’ awareness on climate change issues.

In the Philippines, employees volunteered at the Rise Against Hunger Good Food Farm to learn about sustainable agriculture practices and help harvest produce from vegetable and fruit gardens. Volunteers harvested 35kg worth of vegetables with the local farmers, which will be used in meals for the adopted communities of AXA Philippines and Rise Against Hunger.

“AXA has always been committed towards leaving a positive impact on the planet, which is why we are glad that we are able to once again gather together as a team to participate in our sustainability efforts as we celebrate Week for Good. We take pride in our employees’ passion and enthusiasm in dedicating their time and skills to do good for society and for the environment,” said Gael Lapie, CEO In-Charge and Chief Financial Officer of AXA Philippines.

To know more about AXA Week for Good, visit https://www.axa.com/en/about-us/community-corporate-responsibility-week.

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AXA PH supports marine environmental education through Emma by AXA

For every AXA Philippines customer who will sign up, pay their premium for the first time, or do top-ups on Emma by AXA through the app or website from July 25 to August 31, AXA Philippines will donate ocean education storybooks to the children of Oceanus’ partner local communities through AXA Hearts in Action, AXA’s volunteer program. Customers who successfully register to Emma by AXA will also receive an electronic certificate to commemorate their donation.

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AXA has long been guided by its sustainability pillars centered around climate change and biodiversity, as well as inclusive protection. In the Philippines, the company has partnered with numerous groups and causes that share the same advocacy. This August, AXA Philippines is partnering with Oceanus Conservation, a science-based non-profit environmental organization focusing on the conservation and restoration of blue carbon habitats in the Philippines, to promote ocean literacy to Filipino children.

Being an archipelago, the Philippines has a rich biodiversity. However, access to marine environmental education remains limited around the country. Oceanus aims to invest in the future of Filipinos through marine environmental education in local communities and marine-field programs that promote better appreciation of the country’s marine life. Recently, they launched their second educational children’s storybook, “Ocean Adventures with Cory,” that shines a light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs.

For every AXA Philippines customer who will sign up, pay their premium for the first time, or do top-ups on Emma by AXA through the app or website from July 25 to August 31, AXA Philippines will donate ocean education storybooks to the children of Oceanus’ partner local communities through AXA Hearts in Action, AXA’s volunteer program. Customers who successfully register to Emma by AXA will also receive an electronic certificate to commemorate their donation.

“As a company that is committed to sustainability, we always seek new ways to do our part in protecting the environment. Through this partnership, we hope to promote ocean education, make ocean literacy more accessible, and inspire the future generations to help protect our oceans,” shared Nandy Villar, AXA Philippines Chief Customer Officer.

Through Emma by AXA and AXA Hearts in Action, AXA Philippines aims to be an avenue that supports relevant social causes. Recently, they also had the “Adopt a Mangrove Seedling” program wherein mangroves were planted on behalf of customers. The company also organized a bayanihan drive in partnership with Cropital, a program that directly support local farmers, wherein AXA Philippines purchased rice from Cropital farmers and donated these to beneficiary communities.

Emma by AXA allows safe and convenient in-app transactions for AXA customers such as checking of policy information real-time and hassle-free filing of hospitalization and motor claims. Non-AXA customers can also get free 24/7 access to emergency services such as roadside, medical, fire, and police assistance. The app also allows users to contact their loved ones in case of emergencies quickly, letting them list up to three emergency contacts on the app.

Moreover, AXA customers can easily accomplish other essential transactions on the app, such as accessing their ePolicy, avail medical teleconsultation, and access their Global Health Access or Health Care Access eCard.

Emma by AXA can be downloaded on the Google Play or App Store. It can also be accessed via web. For more information, visit axa.com.ph/emma.

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3 Vital purposes why there is a need to have a go-to medical shop

Medical Depot, a long-time medical supplier and among the reliable go-to medical shops in the Philippines, contributes to bridging this healthcare accessibility gap and consumer demand in many parts of the country by aggressively expanding its touchpoints to reach hundreds of thousands of Filipinos.

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To address healthcare inequities and ever-changing public health demands, the attainability of medical equipment is necessary.

World Health Organization specified that access to high-quality, fairly priced, and appropriate healthcare products are critical – for universal health coverage, medical emergencies, and promoting healthier populations.

With this global concern, go-to medical shops exist to help communities around the world. These are retail shops offering a wide array of healthcare products, medical equipment, and supplies. Below are three vital purposes why there is a need to have a go-to medical shop.

Bridging the Medical Equipment Accessibility Gap and Demand

Amid the pandemic, a significant problem the world faces are the inaccessibility and shortage of healthcare product needs.

This issue will expect to rise in the next five years as “the medical devices market in the Philippines is currently in Growth Stage, with an increase in number of hospitals, high prevalence of chronic diseases, rising instances of heart and kidney failures…” (Ken Research, 2022) which means medical equipment is not only critical to modern healthcare today but will be even more critical in the future.

Medical Depot, a long-time medical supplier and among the reliable go-to medical shops in the Philippines, contributes to bridging this healthcare accessibility gap and consumer demand in many parts of the country by aggressively expanding its touchpoints to reach hundreds of thousands of Filipinos with a wide variety of medical needs from pharmaceutical, medical supplies, COVID-19 related products to hospital equipment that other prominent players in the medical industry do not offer.

Access to High Quality and Affordable Medicines

With the health and lives of millions at stake, the medical industry continues to evolve with innovations and products fit for the community. Having go-to medical shops in the country can ensure the public an access to high quality and affordable medicines, supplies, and equipment that can cater to their needs boost the health of the Filipinos.

“The end goal is for patients to receive the best available and affordable treatment for their illnesses.” (Harsono, Ng, 2018) With reliable and trusted medical shops available in the market today, there is more options for Filipinos to gain quality and affordable medicines that they need for everyday life.

Contributes to the Community

When enough medical supplies are accessible and near community medical facilities, it can address many of the community’s health concerns.

Through a go-to medical shop, local public and private clinics and hospitals can easily obtain affordable medical equipment that are needed to help them fulfill their healthcare and medical duties. Also, convenient reach and access of pharmaceutical products and medical equipment can boost community confidence in accepting healthcare treatments, which is foundational to improving healthcare outcomes (NRC Health, 2019).

While life may have slowed down during the pandemic, businesses have had to pivot fast to serve their customers.

This inspired Medical Depot in 2021 to pursue its e-commerce platform that help redesign the way they serve their customers and the local community. Easy access to online medical supplies, products, and equipment can help many Filipinos all over the country. To date, the company offers its solutions and products to the public through their e-commerce platform and 40 branches nationwide.

 To learn more about what they offer and the latest updates, visit the Medical Depot PH website or their Facebook page.

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