What is Chair Massage?
A chair massage is a very portable form of massage where the client sits leaning forward with his or her head resting on a pad, and the massage therapist has total access to their neck, shoulders, and back.
Chair massage is a new solution to the problem of stress and job-related injury in the workplace which is both preventative and corrective. With a minimal duration of 15-20 minutes, this type of massage, which originated in California, can be carried out in any public area where space is limited. It does not require oil and is done over the clothes.
Chair massage is an effective, scientifically proven way to counteract physical tension and the negative effects of stress.
Unlike traditional massage, which is carried out on a table or on the floor, this massage takes place in a specially designed chair. The chair is tubular and is fitted with cushions; it is easy and fast to assemble and disassemble which makes it easy to transport. It offers a very comfortable position: the trunk is inclined towards the front and the head and arms are supported. The chair adapts well to pregnant women, to the overweight or to those who are simply uncomfortable in a horizontal position.
Chair massage is done with the patient fully clothed thus avoiding client discomfort or embarrassment. The practitioner will concentrate on different areas made stiff by stress, depending on the client, such as the shoulders, the neck, the arms and even the legs. Let us point out that, contrary to what one may think, chair massage does not have a soporific effect on the employee but rather is an energizing massage somewhere between a sports massage and a relaxation massage. Different techniques may be used depending on the area being massaged and the desired results; Swedish massage, kinesitherapy, shiatsu, amma, etc.
Conducted in your offices, chair massage offers the busy employee both flexibility and convenience.
Benefits of chair massage therapy in the workplace.
|Improves employee productivity (accelerates speed of learning and execution of tasks)|
|Increases resistance to stress|
|Promotes increased creativity|
|Reinforces the employee’s sense of belonging|
|Fortifies the immune system and increases resistance to illness.|
|Reduces stress as well as the psychological and physical tension caused by stress: nervousness, pressure, anxiety…, headaches, tightness and muscular spasms to the neck, the back, the shoulders….|
|Significantly reduces employee absenteeism.|
|Helps employees to remain alert and thereby reduces the instance of work-related accidents.|
- Lowers anxiety.
- Increases circulation.
- Boosts immune system.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Relieves muscle pains and headaches.
- Decreases stress.
- Improves sleep quality.
- Generates more flexibility.
Reduces the frequency of depression or burn out
Reinforces the image of the employer concerned about employee well being
Impact is immediate
A seated chair massage might be more than a luxury that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It can have positive health implications. In just 10 minutes, your blood pressure and heart rate decrease, Dr. Tiffany Field, founder of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine told “More” magazine. Any type of massage, including chair massage, can reduce stress, improve sleep, help sore and tight muscles and enhance immunity.
Chair massage offered at the workplace can improve productivity and reduce stress. A study published in the “Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine” in 2011 found that twice a week chair massages decreased musculoskeletal aching and pain and increased the range of motion after one month. “Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice” in 2012 reported a study showing that offering 15-minute chair massages to nurses during work hours significantly reduced their stress. When employees aren’t hurting and aren’t stressed, they’re more able to focus on job-related tasks.
Chair massage is also very appropriate and greatly appreciated during special events or to simply thank or to motivate employees.
|Conventions / Meetings|
|Festivities – Celebrations|
|Health and safety week|
So what are you waiting for? Call Riktr Pro Massage now.
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