What to expect?
Let’s say you go for a 15-minute session. The first thing you will need to do if the massage is seated, is adopt a forward-facing, upright kneeling position on the chair (yes, we admit, it's not the most flattering of angles). Your therapist will then focus on relieving pressure in your neck, shoulders and back. If you’d like your massage therapist to knead your arms and hands then just let them know, but remember that this will mean less time spent on other areas. The choice is yours!
Plus, a back, neck & shoulders massage is perfect for combating burnout and tapping into that all too elusive “work-life balance”. Health is wealth, after all, and this massage provides exactly that: well-being so you can head back to work feeling rejuvenated and ready for action.
Know before you go
- Too busy to leave the office? No sweat. Chair massage really can be experienced anywhere - simply ask your practitioner if they offer on-site sessions when you book.
- No oils, perfumes or special products are used during a chair massage, so your boss will be none the wiser!
- Back, neck & shoulders massages are composed of a number of Shiatsu, Tui Na and acupressure techniques, so you can rest assured you’ll be getting the best in the business.
- A typical massage will last between 15 to 30 minutes (this can be shortened to 5 minutes if you’re in a hurry). Consider it your best work commitment ever.
The sciencey stuff
This type of massage will often be done on miracle chairs that are both cushioned and ergonomically-designed to relieve pressure on the spine, hips and shoulders. They’re also fully adjustable, so people of all shapes and sizes can use them! You should be aware that you need to adopt a somewhat bendy position during treatment, so chronic conditions such as herniated discs or a well-documented history of hypertension may mean that you’ll be advised by your practitioner to avoid chair massage and opt for something different.