Chair Massage, sometimes called Seated Massage, takes place in a specially-designed ergonomic chair with the client fully clothed.
The chair is lightweight and folds up for the massage therapist to easily carry. It can be set up in any office or break room. This massage-specific chair also allows the trained massage therapist to easily tend to trouble spots often strained during work including the back, neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands.
A typical Chair Massage lasts 15-30 minutes and can be scheduled during a normal break time.
The American Institute of Stress has found that
Companies that incorporate massage therapy incentives into their health packages are often able to attract and retain more quality employees, and they also experience less turnover overall.
Chair massage can be incorporated in a company’s benefits package in a few different ways:
Many companies will provide a contact person for the massage therapist and together they will arrange to have a completed sign-up list of participating employees for the therapist upon arrival.
Discounts are available for companies that want regularly scheduled visits. For more information on bringing massage into your Boston-area workplace, contact Cat Stolz of Sans Stress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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