Chair Massage
is a brief, stress-reducing massage given to an employee seated in a comfortable, supportive and portable chair.  The massage chair is supplied by the practitioner and can be set up quickly in almost any location. 
Chair Massage
* Lasts from 5 to 30 minutes.
* Uses no oil and is applied directly through clothing.
* Is given by a massage practitioner professionally trained in effective, safe, seated massage techniques.
* Addresses tension primarily in the upper body (back, neck, shoulders, scalp, arms, and hands), but creates an overall sense of well-being.
* Leaves employees feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to return to work.
How employees will benefit
Chair massage in the workplace offers many advantages to the employee:
* Reduces muscle tension, a major contributor to chronic pain, repetitive strain injuries and low-back pain.
* Boosts alertness.
* Reduces stress.
* Increases circulation.
* Calms the nervous system.
* Provides a complete change of pace so the body and mind can relax and rejuvenate.
It's easy to set up and run
* Designate a coordinator. He or she will help with logistics, announcemnets and scheduling.
* Identify a location. A suitable space can be a conference room, break room or deskside.
* Give it a try! Set up a one-time trial event such as a wellness program kick-off, health fair or employee appreciation day.
* Encourage employees to use it. Make sure they know you support the program.  Use it yourself and encourage your managers to do the same.
Cost-effective?  Yes!
* There is no up-front investment in equipment or facilities.
* Chair massage is flexible enough to schedule into the workday
without interrupting work flow.
* Chair massage is one of the
most affordable wellness programs available.
* Chair massage
lowers health care costs.  Experts say up to half of al illnesses are induced by stress.
How to find out more
Your massage practitioner can meet with you to discuss implementing a program that fits your organization's needs.  At that time, she or he will be happy to answer your questions about practitioner qualifications.  If you still have questions, ask about arranging a demonstration.  Experience first-hand the many benefits of chair massage.
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