How much space is needed in using a massage chair?
A minimal space is required, usually a 5’ x 6’ area is needed for a massage therapist to set up and comfortably use a massage chair.
Are massage oils used?
No. Oils are not used for a chair massage.
Does the person receiving the massage need to remove their clothing?
No, a recipient of a chair massage will remain fully clothed. At most the massage therapist will ask the client to remove an outer jacket or obstructive jewelry during the massage.
Can a pregnant person get a chair massage?
Yes. A massage can be very beneficial for a woman during pregnancy in helping to increase circulation of nutrients throughout her body and also to relieve stress. A pregnant woman should tell the massage therapist of her pregnancy so they can assure full comfort and safety of the client.
If asked, can the massage therapist work, or concentrate on one part of the body?
At the beginning of a chair massage the massage therapist will ask the client if they have any specific concerns or areas that they would like the massage to focus.
How long is a typical chair massage?
There are usually 3 different length sessions, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, and 20 minutes.
A 10-minute chair massage the therapist will focus on relieving muscle tension in the shoulders, neck, and back.
A 15-minute chair massage the therapist will work on relieving tension in the neck, shoulders, back, arms and hand.
A 20-minute chair massage the therapist will do a more in-depth work on the same areas as a 15-minute massage.
Are there any medical contraindications for a chair massage?
First inform the massage therapist of any ongoing or acute health conditions before a chair massage. Some medical contraindications include but are not limited to uncontrolled diabetes, herniated discs, uncontrolled hypertension, numbness or tingling if the body, especially the hands or feet, and malignancy.