What is a Chair Massage?
Everybody wins with a Chair Massage. Know Knots Massage have professional massage equipment that is completely portable. We will arrive early to set up the equipment, you simply need to provide the space where you can send your employee for a few minutes to experience a relaxing Chair Massage Therapy.
In a chair massage, you sit leaning forward into a massage chair with your face nestled in a face cradle while one of our therapists massages your neck, back, and arms. If you’re not already familiar with chair massage, chances are you’ve noticed its use in airports, conferences, or salons.
After a chair massage, the client feels energized, rejuvenated, valued and relaxed. It can work wonders for your body, your mental state and your sense of well-being and happiness.
Benefits of Chair Massage
- Lowers anxiety
- Increases circulation
- Boosts immune system
- Lowers blood pressure
- Relieves muscle pains and headaches
- Decreases stress
- Improves sleep quality
- Generates more flexibility
Chair Massage Techniques
This is a common area for tension among those who sit at a computer all day for work, according to the Office of Health Education. The shoulders can also become tense and sore due to poor posture. Beginning at the base of the neck, your masseur will gently squeeze and knead the shoulder muscles, working down each shoulder towards the arm and back up towards the neck again.
Your Masseur will begin at the base of your neck, using their thumbs to gently work circular motions up the back of the neck on either side of the spine. Your Masseur will knead the side of neck with his/her fingers, using more pressure if the recipient wants it. Your Masseur will pay special attention to the areas at the back base of neck and also to the top of neck just below the hairline, as these are common areas for tight muscles.
A great technique for working the back during a chair massage is that your Masseuse will apply his/her hands to the desired area of your back and slowly lean into it, using your his/her body weight as the pressure. Squeezing and gently pulling the muscles away from the body is good for relieving stress and muscle tension.