Chair massage is a fully clothed, seated massage in a special chair that allows the
therapist to access the recipient’s back while the front of the body rests gently
on pads designed for knees, chest, arms, and face. The session usually lasts 15 minutes
and addresses the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, and scalp.
Who pays for it?
Depending on the payment option that is chosen by the company, the employer can pay
100% , the employer and employee can each pay a percentage, or the employee can pay
for himself or herself.
How do I sign up?
Simply contact us by calling (503) 224-6800.
How is a massage given without oil?
Using pressure points and Japanese techniques, there is no need for skin contact
How are the chairs kept clean with so many people using them?
Each chair is sanitized between uses and a new face cradle cover is applied. The
therapist disinfects their hands and forearms as well.
Is there deep pressure given during the massage?
The pressure is as deep or as light as you want. Your therapist will check-in with
you as he/she works to achieve a pressure level you feel is most beneficial. Feel
free to speak up often.
How will I feel afterward?
If you’re familiar with table massage, you may think you will feel tired or foggy.
This is not the case with a chair massage. By the time we are done, you will notice
a rejuvenated alertness, better focus, and higher energy.
Do most people tip the therapist?
Gratuity is always your choice, but appreciated by the therapist. If you choose to
do so, the average amount is between 10-20%.
How often should I receive a massage to manage my stress?
Once a week would be optimal. Just as it is important to eat a balanced diet regularly
and exercise 3-4 times weekly, taking time for relaxation regularly is very beneficial.
Receiving bodywork is unique because you’re not required to do anything except allow
your muscles to be manipulated. There is no physical or mental exertion which is
why it is so revitalizing. If once a week is not possible, then once every other
week is our next best suggestion.
Is a chair massage safe for everyone?
Chair massage is not suggested for individuals with certain conditions, including
loss of sensitivity in any part of the body (especially the limbs), pain of an unknown
cause, fever, edema (swelling), untreated hypertension or diabetes, some cancer,
and certain medications (pain killers and blood thinners). However, to receive the
most benefit from the massage, please let the therapist know about any concerns you
may have prior to starting.
What about if you’re pregnant?
Pregnant women find chair massages beneficial. We have extra pillows to make you
very comfortable during the experience. We do require that you be at least 13 weeks
along (into your 2nd trimester) to avoid any complications. Please notify your therapist
if you are pregnant.
Why do I need to eat before my massage?
The massage sequence works with Japanese acupressure points, which have the potential
to lower your blood pressure. If you haven’t eaten, you may have a lower than normal
blood pressure to being with, resulting in a risk for fainting.