On-Site Massage is sometimes known as Seated Acupressure Therapy Massage, but to avoid confusion we perform the therapy here at the clinic rather than travelling out to ‘on-site’ at the workplace. It is quick and effective, clothes stay on, no messy oils are used, and the massage chair is comfortable and supports the whole body, and afterwards the client is relaxed and alert. People who would otherwise never consider having a massage because they are inhibited, too busy, or just plain skeptical, are quite happy to have this treatment. You can see the client’s body visibly relaxing as the chair takes the strain off the spine and as they are encouraged to take a few deep breaths (shallow breathing is another symptom of stress).
Unlike the effleurage strokes of body massage, this massage technique works directly on the 12 major meridians and their associated organs and systems, balancing the flow of Qi or energy round the whole body. As a result, the tension in tight muscles and joints is eased, the circulation of the blood and lymph improves and the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems all benefit. The rhythm of the 20 minutes of formalized moves, the Kata, promotes a sense of well being in the client, leaving them calm and clearly focused, but more importantly, ready to tackle the rest of the day with renewed enthusiasm. To summarize, the treatment will have the following effects:
- Relaxing and calming of the nervous system.
- A decrease in blood pressure and pulse.
- Relaxation of tight and sore muscles.
- Dispersal of toxins.
- Release of stagnant energy.
- Improved circulation of the lymphatic system, which strengthens the immune system.
- Improved alertness and concentration.
Consequently, there are many common conditions that will respond to and improve with these massage sessions. The list is long, but some of the most common stress-related ailments that practitioners encounter either in the workplace or in private practice include:
- Anxiety and depression.
- Back ache and sciatic pain.
- Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or frozen shoulder.
- Asthma and other breathing difficulties.
- Sinus problems.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Menstrual tension.
- Stress related muscle tension.
- Skin problems.
- High blood pressure.
See our therapist Pauline Landy.