WHAT IS CHAIR MASSAGE ?
Chair massage is a massage that is performed on a boss sitting in a chair. As a rule, the client is dressed during the massage and the duration of the massage may be short. Massage chairs can often be seen in shopping malls or at business events for people who want a quick relaxing massage. Many massage therapists can offer chair massages and a few special techniques can make a chair massage more beneficial.
Several things make chair massage particularly difficult. The first is that it can be difficult to get a client to relax in a chair without some adjustments, and people who receive a chair massage are often stressed or in a rush; so it takes a few moments of work to get the client to settle down. In addition, the chair may obscure access to certain parts of the body, and the client’s angle may be inconvenient for the therapist. Clothed clients are also difficult to massage; many therapists incorporate acupressure, shiatsu, and similar techniques that can be used through clothing.
Some people call chair massage “corporate massage” because the same goes for corporate events. Massage chairs are also installed at airports, conventions, hotels, salons, and street fairs, with most therapists charging for chair massage services. Clients can specify the length of the massage desired, but they can also request to work on a specific area, typically the upper back and neck, as these areas are often very tense.
During a chair massage, the client is seated face down in a specially designed chair, which is usually easy to fold up and store so that the therapist can travel with their chair. The chair usually includes a soft pad to allow the client to rest their face, and some massage therapists may use scented towels to wrap the pad for an aromatherapeutic effect. The therapist massages the areas of the body that he can reach, integrating various techniques for an optimal effect.
A talented massage therapist can do a chair massage of tremendous benefit to the client using techniques that target specific areas to release tension and immobilized muscles. Gentle touch can also be simply relaxing and pleasurable for the client, especially if they are faced with stressful situations such as conference presentations or travel. Less qualified massage therapists can still offer a pleasant massage, which provides a respite from the client’s busy day.
Chair massage is a pressure point massage of the neck, shoulders, arms, hands and back. The treatment is carried out on a specially developed massage chair.
WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF CHAIR MASSAGE?
Chair massage helps to reduce stress and complaints. The positive effects of chair massage cannot be ignored, already after the first massage 70% of the people who have been massaged indicate that their complaints have diminished! With chair massage you achieve a wide range of effects, such as a reduction of tension complaints, more energy, a better working atmosphere, reduced risk of repetitive strain injuries and stress, improved posture and awareness of your own work posture and physical complaints. All this has an influence on absenteeism and makes our massage so effective preventively.
HOW DOES A CHAIR MASSAGE WORK?
Chair massage is given on location. You sit in a special chair and get massaged through your clothes. Employees can register via our online massage agenda. On the massage day, a Vitallife masseur will come to your location with his own special massage chair. It is placed in a preferably closed, quiet room in the company and a massage room is created in an instant. All this takes no more than 5 minutes. The employees come for their massage appointment according to the registration list. After a short conversation and intake, they can take a seat on the massage chair and receive a wonderful massage of the upper body, through the clothing, aimed at the individual needs of the person.
HOW LONG DOES A CHAIR MASSAGE LAST?
A standard chair massage takes 20 minutes. It depends on the chosen massage package, how long an employee is off his place. With a standard treatment, “Vital Life”, the masseur will work for 20 minutes. This time includes a short conversation, an intake, in which the masseur inquires about the physical condition of the client and the massage itself. Because an employee is sitting in a massage chair during a Vitallife chair massage, instead of a table, one can return to work fairly quickly after the massage, because one remains more active due to the seated position! Employees can continue their work with new energy and relaxed body and mind.
HAVE THE EFFECTS OF CHAIR MASSAGE BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY SUBSTANTIATED?
Yes, several studies have been conducted on the perceived effects of chair massage. Such as by the University of Maastricht. But Vitallife itself has also conducted extensive research with several of its customers. You can find the results of these studies and the official research results on the page about research chair massage.
HOW DOES THE ONLINE CHAIR MASSAGE AGENDA WORK?
The Vitallife online massage agenda is a web application tailor-made for us, specially developed for the needs of Vitallife customers. This meets current security requirements and offers extensive organizational possibilities. The administrative workload for the customer is therefore minimal, and the administration is always up-to-date! Two days before the masseur arrives on location, all participants receive an invitation email to register at the desired time with a mouse click. And all without the work of an intermediary in the company!
WHAT DOES A CHAIR MASSAGE COST?
Chair massage costs € 14.95 to € 32 per massage, depending on the frequency and the chosen form. The cost of a year-long chair massage is significantly lower than the cost of a sick day. Chair massage contributes to increased resistance and thus has a beneficial effect on absenteeism.
WHAT IS A SHIATSU CHAIR MASSAGE?
A Shiatsu Chair Massage is an acupressure or pressure point massage. This works especially well to relieve tension complaints. The Shiatsu chair massage has a relaxing effect on the neck, shoulders, back and possibly arms and hands.
WHAT EFFECT DOES THE CORONA VIRUS HAVE ON CHAIR MASSAGE?
A Chair massage reduces stress and has a beneficial effect on the immune system. The Vitallife masseurs follow all guidelines regarding prevention of Corona.