Corporate Massage Brisbane FAQ- everything you need to know about providing a Seated Chair Massage Service for your Staff.

Setting up the Service

Where will the massage be performed?
How long are the sessions, can we choose the time?
Is there a minimum booking time?
What does it cost?
Are there any extra costs involved?
Are your therapists qualified?
Do therapists have insurance?
We want to see if staff want the service, can you supply a survey for us?
We want to organise a regular massage service at our workplace how do we book staff in?

What is involved in having the massage?

Where will the chair massage be performed?
Do I need to provide anything or do anything during my massage?
Will I need to undress during my seated chair massage?
What kind of massage will I receive?
What do I do if the pressure is too hard or soft?
It is my first time having a seated chair massage and I don’t know what kind of pressure I want or where my problem areas are. What do I do?
Why should I have a massage on a regular basis?
Do I have to talk?
Can I have a massage if I am on medication?
Are there any negative side effects of massage?
Will I be able to have a seated chair massage if I have an illness or injury?
Do you provide health fund rebates?
Do you have a massage newsletter or provide any educational material for clients?

Where will the chair massage be performed?

We usually set up in a meeting room, boardroom or spare office. If these aren’t available any quiet area that doesn’t receive too much traffic will do.

How long will my seated chair massage be?

  • Company is paying for the service.
  • 5 10 15 20 30 Minute Sessions.

  • In the User Pays Option.
  • 10, 15, 20 and 30 minute session options.

    Is there a minimum booking time?
    Within the CBD area it is two hours. Outside of the cbd it depends upon your location as to whether we would ask for 2.5hrs or 3 hrs as a minimum time. The reason for this is the time and cost for the therapist to travel. If you are outside the cbd and want only 2 hrs the cost will be higher.

    Are your therapists qualified?
    All therapists have a minimum of Certificate 4 in Massage and many have Diploma. Therapists undergo extensive Seated Massage Training with us.

    Do therapists have insurance?
    All therapists have public liability and professional indemnity insurance and copies can be provided if needed.

    We want to survey staff to determine their interest, can you supply a survey for us?
    Yes we can supply you with a survey and you can design the questions to suit your situation. We collate the results and present them back to you, and you will receive the responses also. To view an example of a survey please click here.

    We want to organise a regular massage service at our workplace how do we book staff in?
    For a regular service to be successful it needs to be easy to organise and that is why we have created online booking.
    Online booking means that the point of contact in the workplace simply sends out an email to staff reminding them to make their booking. Staff go online and make their own appointments. With this system you get the following

  • Staff can make, cancel and change their own appointments.
  • Staff receive an email confirmation of their booking that can be imported into their calendar.
  • Staff receive an email reminder of their booking the day before limiting no shows
  • Recurring appointments can be scheduled
  • Clients can write notes to the therapist
  • Therapists can view their appointments eliminating the need for the organiser to contact them
  • This is a free system supplied by us and makes organisation extremely simple.

    What if some staff can't access the net?
    No problem you can either use this system for those that can and then manually input appointments for those that can't or we can supply an excel spreadsheet that is hosted on a common drive. Staff then book themselves in however they must remember to close the spreadsheet.

    Will I need to undress during my seated chair massage?

    No all seated chair massage is performed through clothing without the use of oils. If you are wearing a coat you may want to take this off and you can loosen your tie.

    Do I need to provide anything or do anything during my massage?

    All equipment and materials are provided. All you need to do is make sure you let us know if the pressure is too hard or soft. Closing your eyes aids in the relaxation process and is recommended. Otherwise just relax and enjoy your time out.

    What kind of massage will I receive?

    At the start of your massage your therapist will ask if you have any problem areas. If so they will concentrate their attention on the areas that most require it. The massage is comprised of moves from different massage modalities. These include shiatsu, Swedish, Ka Huna and trigger point. Chair massage is designed to work on the areas most affected by constantly sitting, talking on the phone and keyboarding. Pressure is firm, but will be adjusted to your needs.

    What do I do if the pressure is too hard or soft?

    Your therapist will ask if you have a preference in terms of pressure before they begin the massage. They will also ask you at different points during the massage how the pressure is. If you need more or less pressurePLEASE state your needs at the time. Many people feel uncomfortable doing this, but the therapist will not take offence if you ask for more or less pressure. It is your massage after all and everybody is different.

    It is my first time having a seated chair massage and I don’t know what kind of pressure I want or where my problem areas are. What do I do?

    Fanatastic, it is our pleasure and privilege to provide you with your first office massage experience! Simply let the therapist know that this is your first massage and they will explain everything in detail and make sure that they find out exactly what kind of pressure you like. When clients are having a massage for the first time we start off with medium pressure and then adjust according to the clients wishes. Remember that the more massage you have the more benefits you will derive.

    Why should I have a massage on a regular basis?

    Do you sit and slouch at your desk regularly? Do you get stressed at least once a day? Do you ever experience headaches, mental fogginess or difficulty making decisions? Do you work through your lunch break, rush around meeting deadlines and often experience overload or overwhelm? Do you stare at a computer for hours, talk on the telephone and type? Or quite possibly do you experience some or all of the above everyday?

    The effects of massage are both immediate and cumulative. This means that even a 15 minute massage can slow down brain activity allowing for increased concentration, greater mental clarity and speed, improved productivity, a generally more peaceful and happier disposition. Regular massage allows for some time to slow down and to reconnect with yourself, and often solutions to problems simply pop into your head when you finally relax. The effects of massage increase over time and massage should be seen as part of health maintenance not as a luxury. Having a massage regularly means that muscle tension is kept under control. Regular chair massage can identify potential problem areas early and if action is taken this can save you and your employer time, money and pain.

    Do I have to talk?

    Only at the beginning where the therapist will ask you some general health questions after this it is totally up to you if you wish to talk during the massage. The therapist will let you instigate conversation if that is your desire. Some people like to chat, others don’t, so we let our clients start the conversation to ensure we don’t encroach on your time out.

    Do you provide health fund rebates?

    Most therapists can provide health fund rebates, if this is needed you will have to request this at the time of booking.

    Can I have a massage if I am on medication?

    This depends on the kind of medication. Usually there should be no problem with having chair massage whilst on medication, however you must inform the therapist that you are taking medication. Some medications can affect your blood pressure causing it to slow down and we need to be informed if this is the case.

    Are there any negative side effects of massage?

    Dizziness and fainting

    Whilst rare, massage can occasionally trigger a drop in blood pressure. If this happens whilst having seated chair massage you can experience feelings of nausea and light headedness sometimes accompanied with a change in body temperature and sweating. This usually occurs in conjunction with other situations such as when a person has or is recovering from a cold or virus, they have not eaten, they are taking medication that slows down blood pressure, or they have low blood pressure. If this occurs then please let the therapist know immediately.

    Lethargy, headaches and sleepiness

    Other side effects such as lethargy, headaches or sleepiness can be experienced. Massage can stimulate the release of toxins into the system and these toxins will be released by the elimination systems of the body. Any drowsiness will pass in a short period of time. It is recommended that you drink some water after each massage session as water is essential to the elimination and healing process. Once these symptoms have passed clients often experience increased energy and mental clarity. If you ever experience discomfort after a massage even if it passes be sure to talk to the therapist about it at your next session.

    Will I be able to have a seated chair massage if I have an illness or injury?

    This is dependent on the type of illness or injury. All clients are screened for health problems or issues before massage is given and this is the time to discuss these issues with the therapist. Some health conditions will require written approval from your specialist or GP. Everything discussed with the therapist is kept in the strictest confidence.

    Can seated chair massage heal my illness or injury?

    The healing power of massage has been well documented in many studies. Massage in any form whether it be delivered on a table or via the chair is beneficial. However massage therapists vary in their training and the modalities they train in and are not medical professionals. Chair massage is designed primarily for relaxation, and the release of muscle tension in the major areas. Therapists will encourage you to seek more intense treatment if needed and may be able to recommend therapists in different modalities dependent upon your needs.

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