Chair Massage

Chair Massage

Helps desk-bound workers, a stiff neck. Aching wrists. Shoulders that feel as if someone folded them up. Any one who has sat behind a desk will recognize the symptoms of workplace fatigue. According to David Palmer, co-developer of the first massage chair and founder of the touchpro institute in San Francisco, most office-related physical symptoms can be attributed to loss of circulation. Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day, especially at a work station that is not ergonomically designed, can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is mental fogginess, decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome.

“Enhancing circulation will enable the body’s self-healing mechanisms,” he said. Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work-and provides an appreciated break for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relives strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes usually glued to a computer monitor. Even 15 minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can increase circulation, returning energy levels and helping keep the body injury free.

“When chair massage is used preventively, if you have problems it allows you to maintain a homeostatic balance that prevents the little problems from getting worse…
In our office you can relax on a chair massage, free of charge, while you are waiting for your treatment from our Chicago massage therapy team…