What is on-site chair massage?
On-site massage does not require a private room and can be offered at the workstation, in a conference or work room. The massage therapist will use a special chair in the office.
The length of a massage session is 10-15 minutes, the length of a typical work break. During the massage, the recipient is seated and fully clothed. No oil is used. Therefore, no change in attire is necessary. The massage therapist uses techniques that focus on the upper part of the body – neck, head, shoulders, back, and arms.
Why is on-site chair massage so popular?
*Immediate positive effects – employees feel better right away.
*It works for everybody and is available in a variety of work environments.
* No capital investment start-up costs. No overhead to maintain.
* Massage complements other wellness programs already in progress.
From MSNBC: “More companies are offering employees the pleasures of On-Site Massage…”
Benefits of workplace massage.
- Increases employee performance and productivity
- Reduces adverse effects associated with repetitive work tasks and prolonged sitting positions
- Appeals to a broad employee base
- Shows that the employer cares
- Improves good feelings about the workplace
- Enhances employee loyalty
- Relieves tension and tired muscles
- Requires no overhead to maintain and no capital investment for start up
- Reduces employee absenteeism
- Energizes employees and motivates them to return to work
How to initiate your on-site chair massage program
We can provide you with options to incorporate massage into your workplace wellness program. Consider an ongoing program to achieve long term results or our event package for special occasions such as Administrative Professionals Day, National Boss Day, and Birthday’s.
Are you hosting a special event and want that little extra something to help make the memories last? Try the gift of professional massage. Massage is great for the following events:
Bridal & Groom parties
Bridesmaid & Groomsmen parties
Family, friends, high school and collegiate reunions
Birthdays & anniversaries
Mother’s Day or Father’s Day
Pre Finals week, Post Finals week, Teachers Day
Professional and amateur sporting events
What is cupping?
Cupping is an ancient suction therapy dating back to
281-341 A. D. and usually applied by family members, not physicians. Think of Grandma cupping your ear to relieve an ear infection or your chest to relieve lung congestion.
Cupping works systemically to bring the body to a more balanced state by draining toxins through the lymphatic system. The cup is placed on an area such as the shoulder and suctioned on pulling blood and lymph into the tissue. Think of this as “drawing” or “asking” the body for energy into the localized spot.
The client will feel pressure and a little biting sting at first that quickly subsides. Suction can be adjusted as well to back off the pressure if needed. Cupping brings relief from pain, tension, tight fascia and connective tissue. This modality restores blood flow and energy. It is very good for treating back pain, sinus congestion, plantar fasciitis, energy stagnation and adhesions.
Cupping will leave circles on the body for several days until the body re-absorbs the blood. This modality is worked in to your massage session at your request. I have clients that love cupping and must have it with every session. I have other clients that try it once or twice but do not notice much difference. It all depends on the health of the person. There are contraindications to cupping which I will determine in your session. If you present with certain symptoms, cupping will not be performed until you are in better health.
What are hot stones?
Hot stone massage therapy is a great way to relax! Large and small flat, dark stones are heated in a warmer in water and held in the therapist’s hands against the client’s body as massage strokes are performed up and down the back, arms, legs, etc. The penetrating heat causes the blood vessels to dilate improving circulation and facilitating relaxation quickly.
This modality is used in conjunction with a full body relaxation or Swedish massage and is slow and relaxing. This is a great way to relieve chronic pain and tension. Do you ever just feel “chilled to the bone” on a damp, rainy or cold winter day? Hot stone massage is the answer!
It requires extra time to perform and a $15 up-charge is added to the number of minutes chosen as the stones are sanitized before and after each session for your protection.
75-90 minutes is recommended to complete a hot stone massage.