Seated Acupressure (otherwise known as On-Site Massage) was developed in the 1980s, the use of Seated Acupressure has rapidly spread globally due to its versatility. The use of a specifically designed ergonomic chair enables the therapist to set up virtually anywhere, very little space is required to perform this therapeutic massage, and no massage medium (oil/cream) is needed [1-3].

Ideal for:

  • Massage in the workplace
  • Corporate Functions
  • Events
  • Pamper Parties
  • Individuals who:
    • feel more at ease in a seated position
    • prefer to remain clothed
    • prefer massage without the use of oils or creams
  • A mobile service where there is limited space

What is it?

Seated acupressure is beneficial for relaxation and reducing stress, ideal for relieving tension, strains and repetitive injuries, easing neck and shoulder pain, reducing back ache and soothing all the body systems. Studies have shown a significant increase in range of movement and decrease in pain in office workers [4-6].

Benefits:

  • Relieve stress and headaches
  • Revitalise and energise
  • Reduces muscle tension and backache
  • Boost productivity and energy levels
  • Improves wellbeing, focus and concentration
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What to expect:

You remain fully clothed throughout, and the chair ensures you are not only comfortable, but that your entire body is fully supported and aligned appropriately. The length of the massage varies, and the therapist is able to adjust the massage as required, generally concentrating on the following areas: back, neck, shoulders, head, arms and hands.

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If you’re interested in any of our acupuncture services, please get in touch to book or find out more.

History:

With the origins of Seated Acupressure originating from Oriental Medicine, and rooted within Oriental beliefs, techniques are used along traditional Meridians with the aim of enhancing the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body, as both a preventative measure, by way of preventing any blockages to the flow of Qi, and also to restore, by way of ensuring that any disruption to the flow of Qi is rectified, thus aiming to ensure health and well-being [1-4].

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