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The Benefits of a Chair Massage

Category(ies): Massage Therapy, Health and Wellness

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3 Reasons to get a chair massage!

Chair massages provide many helpful benefits for the mind and body. They can help us de-stress quickly and relieve tension during a busy day. When you enter a massage therapy training program at Salter School, one technique you will learn is how to give a chair massage. 

Massage therapists offer chair massages to people who want small adjustments in between massage therapy appointments. Chair massages are performed on clients who don’t have much time to spare.

Want to learn more about this massage technique? Masseuses perform this modality when clients rest in massage chairs that are specially designed for them to relax upright in. Customers rest their heads in a face rest while the massage therapists deliver a relatively short massage. The design helps professional massagers easily work on the shoulders, upper backs, necks, arms, and lower backs.

Chair massages usually last between 10 to 30 minutes. The general price for these massages is $1 per minute, so clients know how much to pay upfront, depending on how many minutes the massage is performed. You can find chair massage stations in shopping malls, airports, retail districts, and corporate offices.

Chair massages provide several convenient benefits.Here are three reasons why chair massages are popular:

1. Convenience

If clients have a busy schedule, they may not have time to request a massage therapy appointment. Maybe they also want to save some money. A chair massage is conveniently located in areas where there are crowds of people. If clients are on-the-go, they can take a short break to relax. You can find these massage stations in department stores, malls, or shopping complexes. If you are busy traveling, you’ll probably be able to locate one within the airport. Since they’re conveniently located, it’s worth it to take time to recharge your batteries, relax, and improve your mood. 

2.Simple and efficient

Chair massages are more simple and efficient than other types of massage. For custojmers, they don’t require undressing or any preparation beforehand unlike longer massages. All you need to do is walk up to a chair and sit down. A massage employee will come over and communicate with you about your needs, any pain you're experiencing, and your expectations for the massage. They’ll also ask you for how long you want the massage performed. Clients will need to communicate what areas need work and how much pressure should be applied to their problem areas. Many people appreciate this easy and efficient approach during a busy day.

3.Save time and money

Another great benefit of this modality is that it saves you time and money. Full body massages cost more because they are more complicated. You can find chair massages for rates as low as $1 per minute. You may saving money for a simple touch up. Plus, you can choose to get a massage anywhere from five minutes to a half hour. Getting a short massage can help you relax, improve your mood, and soothe any aches and pains in between your busy schedule.

When you see a chair massage station, give it a try! You could improve your day by taking a few minutes for some needed relaxation. You can improve your overall health and wellness and enjoy a happier day! 


The Salter School features health and wellness articles, career advice, and program-related articles in our weekly blog. In our massage therapy training program you can learn how to perform a chair massage, along with other specialty massage techniques. If you'd like more information on our training programs, contact us today!

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