Massage with the patients in the seated position have been gaining popularity over recent years. The fundamental reasons that have propelled this format of massage are its ease of implementation in an uncountable number of places and its extreme effectiveness in augmenting the circulation of massage and bringing corporal consciousness.
The most popular places to offer seated massages are high pressure workplaces, airports, parks, craft fairs, sporting events, congresses, parties and tour groups, to name just a few.
In chair massage, the patient sits on a firm and comfortable, ergonomically designed chair that allows complete relaxation of the body without force. The sessions last between 10 and 20 minutes and works principally with kneading, compressions, stretches and holds, in areas of the body that hold the most tension.
This technique is an excellent form of presentation for those masseurs who seek new patients, who after feeling the immediate benefits of a short 10 minute session, are more easily inclined to take a complete session.