Forget taking off the clothes and lying face-down on an uncomfortable mat and being rubbed with oils. Instead, imagine getting a deep tissue massage on all the muscle groups that retain stress using a combination of techniques to work the neck, back, and shoulders—receiving a quality massage without messy oils or the sometimes-awkward act of stripping down in front of a professional masseuse who is still a stranger.
Often found in high stress areas or for people who work in high stress positions, the seated chair massage is great for pain and stress relief, and well as managing chronic concerns like blood pressure, headaches, and bad circulation. Practiced by professionally-trained massage specialists while the client remains fully clothed, using a specially-designed chair to support their upper body, the seated massage chair is completely portable and takes up about the same amount of space as an easy chair.
The Seated Chair Massage Process
Before being able to treat clients with a seated chair massage, a specialist must train in several different techniques using parts of deep tissue massage and Swedish massage. The practitioner will demonstrate how to use massage chair—the chest is supported while the face and arms will rest in a cradle—and then the practitioner will adjust the chair settings until the client is perfectly comfortable. Using compression, deep tissue, and Swedish massage techniques, the trained massage therapist will work on the neck, shoulders, back, and arms anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.
Benefits of the Seated Chair Massage
- Helps to relieve the pain from arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Works to calm stress and lower anxiety
- Reduces tension in the body and fatigue
- Discharges soft tissue and muscle pain
- Can reduce chronic or migraine headaches
- Improves circulation of blood to arms and hands
- Eases back and shoulder pain
- Lowered blood pressure
The seated chair massage occurs while the client is fully clothed, and without the need of messy oils, lotions, or salves. In a span from 10-30 minutes, the muscle groups in the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands will be completed by a trained professional who will use deep tissue, Swedish, and other massage techniques to ensure great pain and stress relief, and well as managing chronic concerns like blood pressure, headaches, and bad circulation.