In today’s fast-paced corporate world, employee well-being is becoming a top priority for many businesses. Corporate chair massage services have gained popularity as an effective means to reduce stress and boost productivity.
There are lots of different types of massages available in Australia these days. This blog post will explain the basics of five common types of massage. They include corporate chair massage, Lomi Lomi (similarly Kahuna), remedial massage, Thai massage, and Chinese massage. We will explore their unique characteristics, and benefits, and why chair massage is the ideal choice for workplace wellness programs.
Corporate Chair Massage
Corporate chair massage is specifically designed to provide relaxation and stress relief to employees within their workplace. Tailored to fit the time and space constraints of corporate settings, this massage style focuses on the upper body, targeting key tension areas such as the neck, shoulders, back, glutes and arms. It involves the use of slow petrissage, compressions and trigger points release. Chair massage sessions typically last for 15 to 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for busy professionals.
Remedial massage focuses on identifying and treating musculoskeletal issues related to injuries, or chronic pain. With a therapeutic approach, this massage style employs various manual techniques, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. Remedial massage aims to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and aid in injury rehabilitation. When treating specific and complex issues, remedial massage is better suited for clinical settings where an adjustable table is available. More than one treatment is also often required for the relief of pain.
Rooted in ancient Thai healing traditions, Thai massage combines acupressure, stretching, and assisted yoga postures. The practitioner uses their hands, elbows, knees, and feet to apply pressure along energy lines and perform passive stretching movements. Thai massage aims to improve flexibility, release muscle tension, and restore energy flow. True Thai massages are given on the floor, making them less practical for corporate settings.
Now common place in shopping centres, Chinese massage, also known as Tui Na, is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the application of rhythmic pressure, kneading, and stretching techniques to stimulate acupressure points and meridians. Chinese massage aims to balance the body’s Qi (vital energy), promote circulation, and alleviate pain. It can be quite a painful experience, and it does not often provide a relaxed or destressed feeling making it not an ideal choice for staff who need to go back to work.
Lomi Lomi (Kahuna) Massage
Originating from Hawaii, Lomi Lomi massage incorporates rhythmic and fluid motions that resemble the gentle waves of the ocean. This traditional Hawaiian massage aims to restore harmony and balance within the body. Using the forearms, palms, and fingers, the therapist applies long, flowing strokes to promote deep relaxation, release muscle tension, and enhance circulation. Lomi Lomi massage typically requires a dedicated massage table with oils, making it less suitable for corporate environments.
Corporate chair massage stands out as the ideal choice for workplace wellness programs. Unlike other massage types, it can be seamlessly integrated into the corporate setting due to its time-efficient sessions, the types of techniques used to provide both relaxation and pain relief, as well as the fact that they are conducted over the clothes. By providing relaxation and stress relief within the confines of the office, chair massages will contribute to the overall well-being and productivity for most employees.
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