On-site Chair Massage
This is a massage that is just the ticket to break up a busy day and give you a few minutes 'me time'. There is no undressing required, no oils involved, and the treatment typically lasts just between 10 and 20 minutes, so it can be easily fit into a busy schedule. The massage is given in a specially designed chair that keeps you comfortable while providing the therapist with access to your back, shoulders and arms. The treatment is called on-site because it happens in public places, such as shopping centres, places of work, fitness centres, markets and fairs etc. This helps busy individuals to access massage when they really need it.
If it is your first treatment you will need to fill in a health history form just to make sure that it is safe to proceed with the massage. Once you're sitting comfortably, the therapist will work on your back, neck, shoulders and arms by applying gentle pressure with their palm, thumbs or elbow. They may also apply some gentle stretches. This short treatment can help to de-stress and energise, and it is gentle and non-invasive, so suitable for most people.
On-site chair massage is perfect in busy environments. Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits that a short massage break can have on their workforce. This type of massage would also be suitable at public events such as fun days, fairs, festivals, particularly those with an emphasis on wellbeing, markets, and one-off events of any kind. If you are an organisation, charity, community group, business, or individual that would like on-site chair massage to be offered at your event or workplace then do get in touch. Travel expenses may apply depending on location. All events where I will offer chair massage will be advertised locally via my Facebook page so keep an eye out for updates.
There are certain instances where it is inadvisable to have a massage, or where seeking your GPs permission before your appointment will be necessary. Please refer to the Contraindications page to see if any of your medical conditions fall within this group. This is essential to avoid disappointment at the time of your appointment as I will not be able to proceed with the treatment if you have a contraindicated condition and no written permission from your GP.
On-site chair massage will not be given in cases of fever, vomiting or diarrhoea, infectious conditions such as cold sores, impetigo, or conjunctivitis, or severe eczema or psoriasis. It will not be given to women in the first trimester of pregnancy. If you are taking any prescribed medication then your doctor's permission will be required to receive massage. Your doctor's permission will also be required if you have: epilepsy, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart conditions, or high or low blood pressure. If you have a history of cancer, then oncology massage is recommended instead as the pressure applied in chair massage may not be appropriate.
It is advisable for clients to have eaten something (though not a heavy meal) before treatment.