Chair Massage FAQ’s
What should I wear?
Wear your usual office clothing, but on Massage Day, don’t go for tight-fitting clothes: Collars should be open, you would need to loosen or remove your necktie. Also, you will need to straddle the chair, so a tight pencil skirt or short skirt will not work very well.
How long is it?
Your company has arranged for you to receive a 15-20 minute massage. Studies show this length of massage is refreshing, and people actually perform better on math tests after a short massage!
What area will be worked on?
The Massages done in a chair are mostly on back, neck shoulders and arms. Hips, legs and feet are not really accessible in the massage chair due to its unique construction. However, Table Massage can get to those lower body areas!
What should I feel?
Most of all you should feel comfortable telling the massage therapist what works for you and what doesn’t.
You should feel supported by the massage chair-The chair is adjustable, and supposed to fit your body. if you feel wobbly or scrunched up, say something! The therapist will adjust the settings so you feel “just right”. When lying down, you’ll be comfortable either facing up, facing down (using a face cradle for comfort) or side-lying. You can decide that when you talk to your therapist
Will it hurt?
It doesn’t have to hurt to be helpful.
Some people describe that they benefit from pressure that creates a “sweet pain” that your muscles crave, and you can rate that as a 7/10 of pain (a 10 would make you pull away). For many, this sweet pain is relaxing and their muscles release well. Others don’t like ANY discomfort, for them there is no pain that feels sweet to them. So, tell your therapist if you like Light/Medium/or Firm pressure when you start, but if the pressure is ever more than you want, IT’S UP TO YOU TO SAY “Could you ease up a bit?” or “Ouch!” or something that is clear.
What if I sign up and can’t make it?
You should ask around to others in your office and find someone to take your place. If no-one can, then you should contact your company coordinator to let someone know you won’t be attending.
Do I need to tip?
In some cases, we would be glad to accept a tip. Other times, your company may have contracted with Dynamic Touch, and you are not expected to tip. In either case, if you appreciate your therapist, please take our card and consider referring a friend in to our clinic to receive a massage! Your referrals are our biggest compliment!