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Has Anyone have experience with chair massage treatment?
I am qualified holistic, sport massage therapist.
I`m trying to set up a business as a mobile chair massage therapist. It is very hard for me at the moment, so I`m wondering, has anyone did something like this before and can give me some tips.
I would be very thankful for any help.
Thank you very much.
Feb 12 2011 5:39PM
|Hi, Joseph. I took a on-site massage course after qualifying in Holistic massage as some of my clients run to a tight shedule or prefer to remain in a seated position to receive massage. Both of these requirements are best suited to chair massage. As a suggestion as to the best way to promote chair massage is to maybe offer clients 'taster' sessions free of charge, or offer your services as a volunteer to organisations, such as Stroke Clubs (the carers in particular enjoy a good shoulder massage!). Hope this helps. Best wishes, Karen.|
Feb 13 2011 8:13PM
|Thank you very much Karen.|
Feb 17 2011 6:07PM
|Another suggestion. Don't just limit yourself to the classical - massaging in an office
the chair can be used at events, fetes etc.
Where I have really benefitted from mine is offering massage to people who
1 - cannot lie on their stomachs. There are quite a few. For example, without meaning to be offensive, those with big busts, stomachs, those who may have hand surgery or hernia (with consent from GP of course)
2 - cannot lie on their backs, maybe pregnant women or again big tummied people. I have a client who has panic attacks when they lie on their back
3 - people who have lower back pain, sometimes feel better when their backs are curved outwards (if that makes sense)
4 - most of my clients with scoliosis prefer the chair
5 - have problems with their shoulders (think this was mentioned in the previous post) You can access the whole joint, although it may not always be easy to work on it.