Frequently Asked Questions

How is On-Site Massage different from a massage whilst lying on a massage table or couch?

On-Site Massage is performed through clothing on a specially designed chair, using acupressure massage techniques which are a type of pressure massage. Working on these acupressure points for a general tonic effect, to reduce muscular tension, and to re-invigorate mind and body. No oils or creams are used.

How much does On-Site Massage cost?

On-Site Massage will cost your company from as little as £10 per person.  Please contact us for a more detailed quote or use the contact numbers above.

Who pays for the On-Site Massage Service?

Typically a company will pay for their staff to receive the massage.

Do employees pay for their massage?

In some instances a company will ask their staff to contribute to the cost of the massage.  This reduces company outlay whilst still being an affordable massage for employees.

How do I choose between the Chair Massage and the  ‘At Your Desk’ Vitality Massage?

This will usually be determined by a number of factors including employee numbers, office space, and frequency of service. These can all be discussed at the FREE trial consultation where we can tailor the service to best suit your company.

What is the difference between the Chair Massage and the ‘At Your Desk’ Vitality Massage?

The specific acupressure techniques used are similar for both massages. The main difference is that Chair Massage covers a larger area: upper and lower back, neck, shoulders, arms and scalp, whilst the  ‘At Your Desk’  Vitality Massage concentrates on the upper back, neck, shoulders and scalp.  Also, the Chair Massage requires an area where the chair can be set up, where as the practitioner works around the office for the ‘At Your Desk’ massage.

How long is the ‘At Your Desk’ Massage appointment?

The ‘At Your Desk’ Massage tends to be a shorter massage (usually up to 10-15 minutes)  – designed to be a quicker appointment so that more people can receive the revitalising massage in one session.

How long is the Chair Massage appointment?

Between 10 and 30 minutes. The most popular length for the Chair Massage is 20 minutes.

Can anyone receive the massage?

We check medical conditions with you before your first massage, to ensure that the massage will be safe and appropriate for you.  If you have a particular medical condition the massage can sometimes be adapted.  If you have a concern about the suitability of the massage regarding a specific medical condition, please contact us by phone or email. All information provided is treated with the strictest confidence.

Is the chair suitable for everyone?

The specialised chair for the Chair Massage is designed for everyone weighing under 22 stone (300lbs). It allows you to relax, whilst fully supported. Minor adjustments can usually be made to suit the individual.  For pregnant women a triangular shaped cushion can be used for comfort. If you have any concerns about your comfort on the chair please contact us.

For maximum benefit, how often should staff receive a workplace massage?

Ideally on a regular basis, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, in order to get the best from the massage. The benefits can have a cumulative affect, helping to prevent and/or relieve conditions such as repetitive strain.

As an employer, why should I introduce On-Site Massage for my staff?

Lots of reasons… To demonstrate your appreciation of their hard work, to fulfil your obligation in taking steps to reduce stress at work, to motivate and reward them.  Research shows that happy employees work more productively!

What if I am pregnant?

You may be able to receive a modified version of the massage after the first trimester. For more information please contact us. For your comfort whilst leaning forward on the chair a triangular shaped cushion can be used.

Are all Massage Practitioners insured?

Yes, each Practitioner holds current and valid insurance, which includes professional indemnity and public liability.

Can I be assured of confidentiality of company business?

Yes, we want to assure you that we will never repeat or pass on to a third party any company information or policies that may have been divulged to an Essential Vitality Practitioner whilst working at your company.

What is a DSE Assessment?

DSE stands for Display Screen Equipment and an assessment evaluates how an individual uses their Display Screen Equipment and what changes can be made to improve their workstation.

What is the HSE?

This stands for Health and Safety Executive, and is the national independent organisation for work-related health and safety issues.
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