Chair massage means using a specifically designed chair that has you sitting face forward in the chair so the therapist can massage mostly your neck, shoulders, and back. Sessions can last anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes.
Chair massage was originally developed by David Palmer, who in 1986 was the first to create a specially designed massage chair that could be taken to on-site massage sessions. Since its development massage chairs have been popping up all over the market and have expanded into health food stores, store fronts, health fairs, airplanes and airports, sports events and many other locations.
Chair massage increases the body’s circulation once again, restoring energy and helping to limit any office related repetitive-stress injuries. Since chair therapy is quick and can be easily brought to the office space, it’s a very relaxing, much needed break at work. It will improve your overall well-being by reducing stress, boosting your mental alertness and creativity.
Some chair massage techniques would be shiatsu, deep tissue massage and Swedish massage. With this type of massage you do not get a total body massage as you do with other methods. But it is convenient, quick and the massage is performed through the clothing.