Your standard table massage may be a staple in your healthy lifestyle, but it isn’t always convenient for your schedule. During the day might be an ideal time to get a massage, but depending on your job it may be tough to get away long enough for that to happen. Especially since traditional massages are typically an hour long.
That’s where the chair massage comes in.
The big advantage of a chair massage over the typical format is portability. House calls often involve portable tables, but that setup doesn’t always work well at parties or corporate settings. A chair is easy, however, and can work almost anywhere.
Consistent massages are far easier if the massage therapist can show up on-site. That and most chair massages are 15-30 minutes, making them easier to fit in a busy schedule.
Some Benefits of Chair Massage
Livestrong.com references a 2012 study that showed chair massages twice a week created marked improvement where staff had felt musculoskeletal aches and pains. Reduced stress was also reported, which benefits overall health and improves immune system resilience.
Many businesses report that healthcare costs are generally higher in high-stress environments, and nationally 40% of turnover stems from stress. Reducing stress with chair massage is an affordable way to address this and keep things running smoothly.
“It is a benefit for stress relief, and it feels good,” says Burt Abrams of BJ Abrams and Associates of Chicago. “It is a benefit that doesn’t cost a whole lot of money, and it gets a lot of good will from your employees.” Abrams’ firm offers executive recruiting, and has offered employees chair massage for several years. (Source)
But stress relief is useful outside the workplace, too. Chronic stress is a big contributor to back and neck pain, headaches, issues with concentration, and even anxiety.
But where are chair massages most appropriate?
- Corporate functions
- Open houses
- Church events
- Girl’s nights
- Bridal showers
- Family reunions
In all of these outings the chair massage makes it easy to remain relatively involved in the group, and for the therapist to see a bunch of people in succession. It’s unobtrusive and doesn’t require anyone to get undressed.
Chances are when guests or employees arrive on the day chair massage is offered it’ll be a welcome surprise. But in both corporate parties as well as personal ones, invitees knowing there will be massages provides extra incentive to stop by. Attendees also tend to stay longer.
Now that you know some of the benefits of a chair massage, give us a call to learn more! We can go over what’s involved for your next function, in or out of the office.