Massage

Chair Massage

Ever see someone getting a massage in the middle of the mall, airport, or even at work? You're seeing a chair massage , which is designed to provide a quick relief from tension and stress.

What is a chair massage?

The modern day chair massage became popular in California in the 1980s as a quick stress release for people on-the-go. As the name implies, this is a massage given while you sit in a special massage chair. Chair massages are performed fully-clothed, and can be effective in as few as 15 minutes.

This technique quickly gained popularity and today is regularly performed by therapists at health salons and spas. However, the chair massage has very old origins: old Japanese block prints have been found showing people being massaged as they sat on stools.

What should I expect during a chair massage?

A chair massage focuses on the areas of your back, shoulders, neck, arms, and hands with the most tension. You are massaged over your clothes without any use of massage oil. When getting a chair massage, you sit in a special chair that has a downward angled cradle for your face to rest on, and supports for resting your arms.

The massage therapist relieves the tension in the muscles with kneading and acupressure, without using oils. This treatment is as effective as some of the other massage techniques. Contrary to what some think, chair massage is not simply a shoulder rub: therapists use massage techniques borrowed from other modalities they were trained in.

What are the benefits?

Many love the chair massage since it only takes 15 minutes to find relief from stress. Plus, since the massage takes place with clothes on, it can be performed in active areas such as airports and offices.

How is this different from sitting in a massage chair?

The motorized massage chair has built-in electronic motors and gears specially designed for automatic massaging. This type of chair is equipped with a control so that the intensity and type of massage can be accordingly varied.

However, the massage chair is limited in its ability to knead specific parts of your body and break down knots and tension. A fifteen minute chair massage from a trained therapist can provide greater relief and healing, and the effects can be felt immediately.

Types of Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Clean out that plumbing. Lymphatic massage stimulate the body's lymphatic system, aka the body's plumbing system. Read More >

Medical Massage

Doctor's orders. A medical massage is used for chronic pain relief or injury recovery, and is often prescribed by a physician. Read More >

Myofascial Release Massage

Relax your fascia. This massage stretches and elongates deep muscle tissue, increasing range of motion and circulation. Read More >

Prenatal Massage

Moms-to-be: a prenatal massage is custom-tailored to fit the needs of expecting mothers. Read More >

Motion

Reflexology is an ancient Chinese healing technique, using foot massage to relieve a variety of ailments. Read More >

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a whole-body massage where pressure is placed along your meridians to release tension. Read More >

Sports Massage

Whether you're training for your first 5K or 3rd Ironman, a sports massage can increase flexibility & help you avoid injury. Read More >

Swedish Massage

Looking for the massage with the music in the background and the nice-smelling oils? This ultra-relaxing massage is for you. Read More >

Thai Massage

Described as a mix between yoga and massage, therapists use many parts of their body to stretch and relax the body. Read More >

Therapeutic Massage

Borrowing from many other massage types, a therapeutic massage is good for reducing minor discomfort and pain. Read More >

Trigger Point Massage

A more targeted approach of massage, focusing directly on releasing tight knots and alleviating pain caused by them. Read More >

Acupressure Massage

Sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles, acupressure is an ancient remedy of Chinese traditional medicine. Read More >

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is an ancient Indian remedy used to break down and remove toxins from the body. Read More >

Combination Massage

A Combination Massage uses various techniques across acupressure, reflexology, Swedish, etc to relieve tension and stress. Read More >

Couples Massage

Two people + Two massage therapists = A perfect way to relax with a friend or partner. Read More >

Deep Tissue Massage

Painful knots in your back? A deep tissue massage will break them down, give you relief. Read More >

Foot Massage

Been on your feet all week? A foot massage helps alleviate sore soles and arches. Read More >

Hot Stone Massage

Some like it hot. Hot stones, that is. This massages uses heated stones to warm up your muscles and relax you. Read More >


Why book on MyTime?

Find open appointments
Find deals
Free to use!
Spinner
Loading
  • Mytime-logo
  • iPhone App
  • Iphone_image_web
  • Get the App!

    • Book appointments on-the-go
    • Keep your favorite businesses
      right in your pocket
    • Find deals near you
  • Logo_large
  • iPhone App
  • Iphone_large
  • Book
    appointments
    on the go!