A chair massage focuses on the areas of your back, shoulders, neck, arms, and hands with the most tension. You are massaged over your clothes without any use of massage oil. When getting a chair massage, you sit in a special chair that has a downward angled cradle for your face to rest on, and supports for resting your arms.
The massage therapist relieves the tension in the muscles with kneading and acupressure, without using oils. This treatment is as effective as some of the other massage techniques. Contrary to what some think, chair massage is not simply a shoulder rub: therapists use massage techniques borrowed from other modalities they were trained in.
Benefits of Chair Massage!
A whopping 85% stress reduction! Stress levels measured before and after each massage found one of the biggest benefits of seated massage therapy to be a seriously effective office stress reliever.
2. DECREASES ANXIETYAND DEPRESSION
One of the big benefits of office massages is that massage reduces anxiety by 26% and depression scores also improve by 28% after the massage.
Back pain is literally cut in half with regular corporate chair massages. A decrease of 48% decrease was seen in the studies on back pain and tension.
Over multiple studies, the average improvement in sleep quality was 28%. That includes increased duration as well as fewer sleep disturbances.
Headaches are decreased by and average of 48% in duration and intensity with regular onsite massages.
Across multiple studies, there was an average of a 6% drop in blood pressure, which may not sound like a lot. But that’s literally the difference between a hypertensive blood pressure and normal one, and that’s without any medication at all! Plus these studies showed that there was a lasting effect and the benefits of corporate massage programs showed very clearly as the massage group continued to have lower blood pressure than the control groups for weeks after treatment stopped.
On employees doing repetitive movements, weekly chair massage reduces the occurrence of repetitive stress injuries by 37%.
In the studies on immune function, the good cells of the body perform 35% better as one of the benefits of corporate chair massage, and this is especially true for auto immune and inflammatory illnesses.
One of the benefits of chair massage programs is that people with carpal tunnel and tendonitis issues see a decrease in pain and discomfort by 14%.
After chair massages, employees in two studies show increased alertness, speed and accuracy on math computations following treatment.