Chair Massage is a great alternative to table massage, where space, time, or mobility are limited. Chair massage is received fully clothed and can utilize a variety of massage techniques to invigorate, relax, and heal.
What is a chair massage?
Chair massage is a 10-45 minute massage that focuses on the high tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms & hands (and legs/feet for massages over 20 minutes, if desired).
Chair massage is performed fully clothed, on a specially designed portable massage chair. Chair massage is especially effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time by concentrating the massage on the areas of greatest tension.
How much space do you need?
Space requirements are minimal – only a small 5′ x 6′ area is needed for the therapist to set up their massage chair and have enough room to move around comfortably.
Do I remove my clothing?
No, chair massage recipients remain fully clothed. At most, you may be asked to remove any jacket or obstructive jewelry during the massage. No oils are usually used in chair massage, though lotion may be applied during a hand, arm, or foot massage by request. Please let your therapist know if you prefer lotion.
What about hygiene?
The therapist will clean & disinfect the massage chair and hands between each massage. Each massage recipient also receives a fresh face-rest cover to ensure cleanliness. In longer massages that include lower leg and foot work, feet will be given attention last.
What if I want more or less pressure?
Just ask! Your therapist is trained to adapt to a wide variety of body types and sensitivities to pressure. The therapist will check in with you during the massage, but never hesitate to let them know your preference.
What can I expect in a 10-minute chair massage?
During the 10 minute session, the therapist will focus on relieving muscle tension in your neck, shoulders, and back. If you’d like work on your arms and hands please let the massage therapist know, but keep in mind that this will mean less time on the other areas.
What can I expect in a 15-minute chair massage?
During the 15 minute session, the massage therapist will work on your neck, shoulders, back, arms & hands. If you’d like more time spent on one specific area, just let the therapist know.
What can I expect in a 30- to 45-minute chair massage?
During longer chair massage sessions, the massage therapist will work on your neck, shoulders, back, arms & hands. You also may also choose to receive massage on lower legs and feet in massage sessions of 30 minutes or more. If you’d like more focus on one specific area, let your therapist know!