What to Expect from your Chair Massage By You Knead A Break

Terrific News! Your company is bringing in chair massage! But what does that mean for you?  Here’s a brief overview of what to expect from your You Knead A Break visit.

Appointments: Pre-schedule your chair massage through the HR Department.  Appointments are set for a particular time of day and for a specific length of time. Chair massage may be scheduled for 10 to 30 minutes.  Please arrive on time for your appointment.  Likewise, we do our best to stay on schedule too in order to minimize downtime for everyone.   We understand issues can arise, so in the event you need to cancel or re-schedule your massage, please contact us as soon as possible.

Introductions: Your You Knead A Break therapist will introduce him or herself, and then ask you to sign a brief consent form. This form tells us that you are in good general health and you are choosing to receive your massage.  Always know that YOU are the boss when it comes to your massage!  Please tell your therapist of any areas of tightness or discomfort or, of any injuries or health concerns you may have. Communication is the key for getting the most out of your time in the chair!

The Chair:  You will sit in the massage chair facing forward. The therapist will adjust the face cradle, seat, and chest rest for an individual fit. We use disposable face cradle covers that are changed for each massage client. Your legs may be tucked under you using the knee rests or, leave your legs in a sitting position.  Either position is fine as long as YOU are comfortable! We use the highest quality chairs available and these chairs can accommodate up to a 600lb weight limit. These chairs also allow clients to comfortably wear dresses or skirts.

The Massage:  The therapist will begin your massage once you are comfortable. Chair massage typically concentrates on the neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands.  No oils or lotions are used during a chair massage.  The pressure of the massage is up to YOU! Never hesitate to ask your therapist to use more or less pressure depending upon your preference.  Your massage can be tailored to give you a stress relieving, relaxational experience or, a more therapeutic massage that works on alleviating areas of tightness.  When your massage comes to end your therapist will ask you to sit up very slowly. They will ask you how you are feeling. Please tell them!

After the Massage: We hope you enjoyed a much “kneaded” break that both simultaneously relaxes and rejuvenates! It’s important to hydrate after a massage, so be sure and drink water afterwards.  You should feel ready to tackle the rest of your day with gusto! Our team at You Knead A Break hopes to see you again soon!

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