Benefits of training in Chair Massage

Training in Chair Massage can offer several benefits, both personally and professionally. Chair Massage, also known as Seated or Onsite Massage, is a versatile and convenient form of massage therapy that can be performed in a variety of settings. Here are some of the benefits of training in Chair Massage:


Chair massage therapy is accessible to a wide range of clients. It can be performed in corporate settings, at events, in public spaces, or even in private homes. This flexibility allows you to reach a diverse client base.


Chair massage requires minimal equipment and space, making it a convenient option for both clients and practitioners. You don’t need a massage table, oils, or a private room, which can reduce overhead costs for your practice.

Short Sessions:

Seated massages are typically shorter in duration (often 15-30 minutes) compared to full-body massages. This means you can see more clients in a day, potentially increasing your earning potential.

Stress Reduction:

Chair massage is particularly effective at reducing stress and tension in clients. Many people appreciate the quick relief it provides, especially in high-stress environments like offices.

Improved Posture:

As a seated massage therapist, you’ll develop good posture and body mechanics since you’ll be working in a seated position. This can reduce the risk of strain or injury.


You can work in a variety of settings, from corporate offices and conventions to sporting events and festivals. This diversity can keep your work interesting and expose you to different client demographics.

Community Engagement:

Providing chair massages at community events or in public spaces can help you engage with your local community and build a client base.

Marketing Opportunities:

Onsite and Seated massage can serve as a marketing tool for your broader massage therapy practice. It can introduce potential clients to your services and lead to bookings for full-body massages.

Lower Initial Investment:

Compared to traditional massage therapy, the initial investment in equipment and space for seated massage is relatively low, which can be advantageous for new therapists.

Client Education:

Seated massage allows you to educate clients about the benefits of massage therapy in a less intimidating environment. This can lead to repeat business and referrals.

Increased Flexibility:

Seated massage can be an ideal option for therapists who desire flexibility in their schedules. You can work part-time, on weekends, or during evenings, accommodating clients’ busy schedules.

Professional Networking:

Offering Chair Massage at events and in corporate settings can provide opportunities for networking and expanding your client base through referrals.

Remember that successful seated massage therapy requires specific training to understand the techniques and body mechanics involved. Additionally, obtaining certification is essential for ensuring your practice is in compliance with local regulations and maintaining your professionalism as a therapist.

If you are interested in training in chair massage then our next workshops are running as follows:

Sunday 14th April 2024- Chair Massage Course – Brighton – click here for more information or to book.

Our next Chair Massage Course in Bath will run in Spring 2024. Do contact us to register your interest and to be the first to hear about new dates – email: [email protected]

Do check out our YouTube channel. We have plenty of massage videos to support your practice and inspire you with new techniques and ideas!

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