On-Site Chair Massage

On-site chair massage is a fast, effective and versatile form of stress release which can ease a number of back, neck and shoulder problems and increase the mobility of the tired aching upper limbs. No wonder is has been so popular in the Western world!


The practice as we know it today is based on a form of massage known as ‘Amma` massage meaning “press and rub”, which was introduced to Japan 1500 years ago! The intention of this acupressure massage is to promote a sense of well-being. The massage sequence that includes the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands and scalp is designed to specifically enhance circulation, making clients feel vibrant and refreshed.


On-site seated massage is probably the fastest growing segment of body work in Britain and Europe. Developed in the USA in the 1980’s, by the 1990’s it had gained popularity and some therapists have been building their practices around chair massage ever since.


Unlike more traditional massage techniques, you perform this treatment on a special chair in a forward reclining position. The massage can be anything from 5 minutes onwards and, as it is performed with the client remaining fully clothed and no oil is used, it can be performed almost anywhere, making it a quick and effective treatment in the workplace.


As pressures faced in the working environment increase, this can leave employees feeling tired and stressed. A neck, back and shoulder massage releases muscle tension. For the employer, a happy workforce is a productive workforce – on-site massage encourages staff efficiency, productivity and morale, reduces absenteeism and helps retain staff. Several well known companies, and many smaller ones, are beginning to appreciate the benefits that it can bring.

Course Details



For dates, prices and to book please scroll to the bottom of the page


The course content will include:


  • History and development of on-site chair massage
  • Benefits of the on-site chair massage for:
    • the clients
    • the therapist
    • employers and their staff
  • Types of massage chairs
  • Contraindications to on-site chair massage
    • Localised
    • Medical
    • total
  • Spinal anatomy and back pain
  • On-site chair massage routine
  • Possible side-effects and after care advice
  • On-site chair massage and hygiene


Successful completion of the workshop will provide you with a new set of techniques that can either remain as a stand-alone therapy or be incorporated into other therapies that you may practice. On-Site Chair Massage is a useful adjunct for any Massage Therapists. The financial possibilities through corporate work are significant.

Who Can Attend?

Open to qualified Massage Therapists and Reflexologists.

Recognition by Professional Associations

Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT.


For stand alone insurance Westminster

More Information

The workshop will be largely practical in content and as a result, you will need appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. On-site chairs will be available for use in the classroom. This is very much a hands-on day allowing sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. This is because understanding what the technique should feel like is an invaluable tool for you as a therapist.


Duration: 1 day


Tutor: Rob Lewis – see our MSCM Tutor Page 


Course fees include the following:


  • All class tuition
  • A comprehensive course manual
  • An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
  • 5 cpd points
  • Use of On-site Chair in class
  • Tea and Coffee throughout the day


If you would like to read what others had to say about the course – click here


You may also find the following workshop very beneficial:

Indian Head Massage


Tutor: Rob Lewis – see our MSCM Tutor Page


If you have attended this course before and would like to repeat it to refresh you may do so at half price – please call 0208-429-2895


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