Chair massage is a type of massage therapy that is performed on a client while they are in a seated position. The “chair” is often a particular massage therapy portable chair that the client can comfortably sit or kneel on, with a head and face support.
How can this method of massage be beneficial?
Chair massages can be beneficial to the client and the massage therapist. For example, this type of massage is a great option for clients who do not tolerate laying down but are able to sit comfortably. There are also certain conditions in which people may be better served in the seated position. For example: people with certain breathing conditions where the client does not feel comfortable laying down.
In addition, they can also be beneficial to the massage therapist due to the differences between a massage table and a chair. Think: chair massages in the park or on the beach! This allows for providing massage therapy services in different environments, due to the nature of the chair being easy to move and set up in multiple locations. Often, this type of massage is performed for a shorter amount of time than the regular massage on a table. They can also be a bit easier to perform with proper ergonomics for the massage therapist, as long as he or she is able to use their legs and keep good body mechanics.
Consider this method of massage as a client or massage therapist!