Relaxation. A feeling everyone loves. Whether you work at a desk, are working with heavy equipment, or being a full-time parent, you need some time to unwind and kick back. We know that not everyone can make time for a full 90-minute massage, but what if we told you that there is an alternative? A chair massage is effective, relaxing, and takes less time! Learn more about this type of massage and its benefits from Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage!
Fact 1: You Remain Clothed
Some people feel unsure about their first massage because it can mean undressing to a certain degree. Don’t panic! If you’re uncomfortable with that idea, start with a chair massage. You remain entirely clothed for chair massages, and they can be a great way to get used to receiving a massage. Chair massages are the perfect introductory experience!
You should also note that you do not have to remove your clothing for any type of massage if you don’t feel comfortable. If you don’t want to undress, just let your massage therapist know. A trained, professional massage therapist will work with your comfort level and let you know what you can expect from the massage.
Benefit 1: Lowers Anxiety and Stress
Like other types of massage, seated massages help lower anxiety and stress levels. This can be especially beneficial in an office. Chair massages are commonly offered in massage therapy clinics and office settings, as well as in high traffic areas like airports, hotels, and shopping malls. You may have seen movies and television shows that feature an in-house massage therapist who provides seated massages in an office. This idea is not entirely unheard of! With stress and anxiety levels in many places rising it can be worth it for a company to invest in having a massage therapist and their chair to the workplace a few times a month.
Fact 2: This Massage is Mobile
As mentioned above, seated massages can be performed in a variety of settings. They are the perfect on-the-go massage technique. Massage therapists can bring their chair to an office, convention, or a variety of other places. If you feel like a trip to the clinic or spa is a bit far out for you, check what options are available available from massage therapists in your area. They may be able to bring a massage closer to you.
Benefit 2: Boosts Circulation
Everyone knows that sitting for too long can cause poor circulation in your legs and glutes. This can also happen if you find yourself carrying weight in one place on your arms for too long. If you sit at a desk or find yourself doing many repetitive, heavy movements, you might consider a chair massage to help you improve circulation. This type of massage moves and manipulates muscles, which can help blood flow more easily. When muscles relax, this also increases circulation throughout the body.
Fact 3: This Type of Massage Takes Less Time
Massages that last 30, 60, or 90 minutes are great for some people, but for others, their busy schedule just doesn’t allow for things like that. Chair massages can provide similar benefits in much less time! It can only take 10, 15, or 20 and they can make a world of difference in just that time! While you won’t get a deep tissue massage or an injury recovery massage in one of these sessions, you will receive quite a few benefits, just like you would a traditional massage.
Benefit 3: Can Help Relieve Headaches and Other Pains
Back feeling tired from sitting at a desk? Have a headache from staring at the computer? Arms feeling limp from carrying baby? Sore shoulders from lifting construction materials? These are all common aches and pains people in the workplace experience. Seated massages can help relieve a variety of pains including headaches and stiff joints. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the benefits chair massages can bring you!
Did You Know?
Here at OSTM, we offer chair massages at events and open houses at our schools! Come in for your massage and stay to learn more about all the amazing benefits massage can bring to your life as a treatment and as a career. Contact us today to get info on the next event we host, or like us on Facebook to keep up to date on our latest happenings.