The Chair Massage technique focuses on the manipulation of the soft tissues on the upper body, including; the head, neck, back and the shoulders which are often the source of frequent tension. When seated in a specially designed chair, the therapist has easy access to the key areas, and the result is a very targeted massage - designed to pinpoint exact areas of the body.
The muscles of the neck, shoulders and back are subjected to daily stress and often these stresses can cause body tissue to become sore and stiff. A therapist often uses his or her elbows in conjunction with the hands to apply pressure to the affected regions and muscle groups during the chair massage. The result of this gentle manipulation of tissue is muscle relaxation, and the release of tension and stress.
As such, massage therapy plays a vital role in pain management and relief. Muscle knots (also referred to as Adhesions) are the frequent cause of aches and pains, especially in the neck. The scalene muscle group in the neck is often the origin of pain that spreads throughout the shoulders, upper back, chest, hands, arms and even the side of the head. Skilled therapists can easily and effectively target the muscle groups when the guest is in the chair as well as release Trigger Points, providing the immediate relief.
When muscles relax, it is easier for blood to reach the body's tissues, leading to better circulation. Therapists also use specific techniques to manipulate the muscles and help guide blood through the tissues. The improved circulation that results from massage allows oxygen and nutrients to flow more freely and easily into the muscles and encourages waste products to move from the muscles into the bloodstream, where they are expelled from the body. LEARN MORE about Improved Blood Circulation and how to Detoxify Your Body with therapeutic massage
Hands On…Positive Touch
In addition to these physical benefits, therapeutic massage also provides numerous psychological benefits. While sitting in the chair, guests are both mentally and physically relaxed, experience lower levels of anxiety and improved awareness and clarity of thought. As a result, guests often report improvements in sleep habits as well as lower stress/anxiety levels following regular sessions. LEARN MORE about the positive physical & mental aspects of results of regular Relaxation Massage
Chair massage is often more accessible than full-body massages that typically take place on a massage table. Some clients, particularly those who are older or those who might be challenged with physical limitations sometimes have difficulty moving on a traditional massage table. Chair massage makes it easier for everyone to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of massage.
Fully Clothed & Comfortable
Full-body table massages require that a guest undress, but only according to his/her level of comfort. Some guests are self-conscious about their bodies or are simply uncomfortable being undressed in front of a therapist. When a massage is performed in a chair, a guest can remain fully clothed and still reap all the benefits of massage treatment.