Frequently Asked Questions
What London areas do we cover?
We are a mobile company operating mainly around the City of London, London Bridge, Canary Wharf, central London and Greenwich. We set up in your office or your event venue for maximum convenience to you. We can also arrange massages further afield - this may be subject to extra costs.
What is an Acupressure Chair Massage?
The Acupressure Chair Massage is a fully clothed, relaxing and invigorating seated massage, which does not involve the use of any oils. The seated acupressure treatment lasts either 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes and covers the head, neck, shoulders, back, and arms to relieve the symptomatic effects of stress.
What are the benefits of an Acupressure Chair Massage?
Relaxes the tightening of the upper body muscle groups
Releases muscle tension
Improves blood circulation
Reduces the effects of stress
Promotes mental wellbeing
Temporarily lowers high blood pressure
Strengthens the immune system
Relieves tension headaches and migraines
Improves focus & concentration
Increases energy & boosts teams morale
Induces a state of relaxation and creates a sense of wellbeing
Relieves and helps to prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury)
Who can benefit from an Acupressure Chair Massage?
What does "Shiatsu based Acupressure Massage mean"?
In Japanese, Shiatsu means "finger pressure". It is a Japanese acupressure massage technique consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches and other massage techniques. Shiatsu is the Japanese alternative to Chinese acupuncture using the same pressure points, except without the use of needles.
How does Acupressure Chair Massage work?
It relieves the pain and tension caused by the tightening of the upper body muscle groups and enhances the function of the circulatory system. Thereby, the massage drives out toxins and increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to muscle tissue. The massage is fully clothed. It is carried out in a specially designed chair.
With a few exceptions*, the majority of people can benefit from chair massage. Nowadays, our work/life balance can feel out of kilter. We often feel overburdened, and over time this can result in poor performance in our lives. Katoka's massage is a fast, effective and safe way of reducing the effects of stress by providing a sense of wellbeing and improving blood circulation around the body, enhancing focus and productivity.
* Exceptions: if you had an operation in the last 3 months; if you are planning to become pregnant or are under 3 months pregnant.
What does "On-site" Chair Massage mean?
Ideally the massages take place in a meeting room booked for that purpose on the day or a quiet area in your office. The space required is approximately 2x3 meters per chair/massage therapist. An additional 15 minutes set-up time is required.
How many people can have On-site Acupressure Chair Massage in one hour?
In an hour, one to three people can have On-site Acupressure Chair Massages. The massage session’s length can vary. You may choose from 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes per person. Minimum booking is two hours. For fairs we can do shorter massage sessions.
Want to know more about how acupressure massage works?
Visit our 'Wellbeing At Your Fingertips' section