Most chair massage sessions last 20 minutes or less. Generally, your massage therapist will focus on your shoulders, back, neck, arms, and head. You sit in a massage chair, which is ergonomically designed to provide optimal comfort. Typically, your face rests in the cradle built into the chair. This position allows your back and neck to fully relax, which allows your massage therapist to provide the best treatment possible.
The difference between a chair massage and a regular massage is that there is no need to undress or change. It’s also generally a shorter duration than a regular massage. The best part? You can sit down and relax, then get up and get on with your day.
Techniques your massage therapist may use during a chair massage include kneading, squeezing, pulling of the muscles, acupressure, and more. These techniques aim to relax your entire body and help you de-stress. They can also help prevent repetitive injuries, such as those caused by typing at a computer all day.