FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need both a portable massage chair and a portable massage table for my mobile practice?
Depending on the type of massage that your clients prefer and/or the weight you are willing or capable of carrying around, you can opt for a portable massage chair, a portable massage table, or a convenient package that includes both, like the NRG® "Have A Seat On Us" Plus Package. If you choose to get both a professional portable massage chair and a portable massage table, you can ease your burden by taking appointments for only one of the two on any given day. A foldable portable massage chair is also a great idea if you want to grow your client base as you can bring it to events that are in your target market and offer free chair massages. This way you either get free advertising in return or hook massage recipients into becoming long-term paying customers. Always be open to new possibilities and think about other massage equipment that you can pair with a portable massage chair or table, including money-saving packages of massage accessories, aromatherapy, spa supplies, or therapeutic tape.
How do you give a seated massage?
Unfold the massage chair and adjust the seat, headrest, and armrest at the appropriate height and angle for each client. Have them sit on the chair fully clothed and with their face in the headrest cradle. Start the seated massage with the upper back and arms and slowly move down towards the lower back and hips. You can then move up the spine to the neck and end with a brief scalp massage, followed by some long strokes from shoulders to hips before the client sits up. This whole massage chair routine should take about 10-15 minutes.
What are three of the biggest benefits of chair massage?
Chair massage benefits are similar to those of table massage, with the distinction that seated massages only address the upper body. The three biggest benefits of chair massage over table massage are helping with spine alignment, improving relaxation through deeper breaths, and being able to access some areas more easily. Since massage chairs can be easily moved around office buildings, they also help reduce the stress of employees, increase their productivity, and boost their mood, all with a short routine and no oils or disrobing.
What types of massages can I give someone in a portable massage chair?
The main focus of seated massages is manipulating pressure points, which is why Thai and Shiatsu are the most common types of massages associated with portable massage chairs. While chair massage techniques are often based on Eastern massages, Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques can also be adapted to them.
How do I maintain my portable massage chair?
You can protect the upholstery of a portable massage chair with disposable headrest and face cradle covers. Remember to only use mild soap and water for cleaning them and try to avoid multi-purpose cleaners as they could damage the vinyl or make colors fade.
What is the weight capacity of portable massage chairs?
Even if you opt for a lightweight portable massage chair, rest assured that it will still be able to withstand 300 lbs. Some chair designs have a working capacity of 650 lbs, like the Master® Massage Equipment The Bedford™ Portable Massage Chair, and can even go up to 1000 lbs, as is the case with The Professional™.
Are portable massage chairs difficult to transport?
Portable massage chairs generally weigh between 15 and 18 lbs and come with a carrying case. If you rely a lot on public transport, opt for a compact and foldable portable massage chair and make sure the carrying case has wheels. Alternatively, replace the portable massage chair with a desktop massage support system that can be easily set up on any tabletop — these shouldn't weigh more than 9 or 10 lbs.
Are all massage chairs portable?
The vast majority of massage chairs are portable, but some intricate designs with additional functionalities are stationary, such as the Living Earth Crafts® Fusion™ Lite Chair.