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Work related stress is one of the biggest causes of illness in the UK. We all want to give 100% and deliver successfully but sometimes we find ourselves under pressure and unable to cope with the demands that are placed on us at work.

Instead of listening to our body and slowing down, we pushed through with the risk of jeopardising our health. Stress can be a significant cause of illnesses such as backache, insomnia and digestive problems.

Seated acupressure massage also known as chair or on-site massage is a mixture of the traditional Japanese massage of Anma and Shiatsu and can be an effective solution to these problems.

Chair Massage

Unlike “acupuncture”, there’s no needle and the therapist uses his or her hands, fingers or elbows to stimulate the acupressure points, or energy points, on the 12 major meridians on the back, arms, hands, neck, head and legs.

This technique, based on a specific sequence of movements called ‘kata’, helps to stimulate and balance the flow of energy throughout the body. The massage also strengthens the circulatory, nervous, muscular, immune and lymphatic systems whilst releasing endorphins and important mood regulating neurotransmitters. As a result you’ll feel relaxed but energised and in a much more focused frame of mind.

Chair Massage

The reason why acupressure massage is so convenient is that the therapist can bring their massage chair to the workplace so that you can benefit from the therapy whilst you are at work. You don’t need to do anything apart from sit down and relax. You don’t even have to remove your clothes and there’s no use of oils or creams. You sit facing forward in an ergonomically designed massage chair and rest your chin and forehead on a thickly padded platform designed for the purpose.

Seated acupressure is gentle, non-invasive and quick. In fact each session lasts no more than 20 minutes. You could take advantage of this de-stressing therapy during your lunch break and then get back to your desk refreshed and ready to finish off your day.

This kind of massage is suitable for everyone. However, make sure you tell the therapist if you have had any recent fractures or sprains, or if you suffer from diabetes or any other long-standing medical condition. Refrain from the treatment if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive.

Chair Massage

Seated acupressure massage can also help with:

  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Asthma
  • Toothache
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus problems
  • Menstrual pain
  • Eyestrain
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability

In addition to this, it can help to boost the immune system, assist the removal of toxins and can reduce stiffness and improve flexibility.

At Fit-2-Work we provide companies with experiences massage therapists to. Want to get the benefits of chair massage at your workplace? Contact Us today to make a booking or for more information.