Chair Massage techniques focus on the manipulation of the soft tissues of the upper body, including; the head, neck, back, and shoulders which are often the source of frequent tension. During a chair massage session, you will be seated in a specifically designed chair. This chair allows the therapist to have easy access to key areas, and the result is a very targeted massage-design to pinpoint exact areas of the body.
The muscles of the neck, shoulders and back are subjected to daily stress and these stresses can cause body tissue to become sore and stiff. A Massage Therapist often uses his or her elbows and hands to apply pressure to the affected regions and muscle groups during a 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 Adhesion's) 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 immediate relief.
In addition to 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 as well as improved awareness and mental clarity. As a result, guests often report improvements in sleep habits as well as lower stress/anxiety levels following regular sessions.
Chair massage can be more accessible for certain guests than full-body massage which typically takes 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 massage requires guests to undress, but only according to his/her level of comfort. Some guests are simply uncomfortable being undressed in front of a Massage Therapist. When a massage is performed in a chair, guests remain fully clothed and still reap all the benefits of massage therapy.