Corporate Wellness Workshop Enquiry
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
At ALEYDA’s corporate massage, you could sign up for seated chair massage and/or foot reflexology, depending on what your organisation has opted for. For seated chair massage, you will be sitting on an ergonomic monkey chair and our therapists will apply acupressure, deep-tissue techniques over the towel. Because of the limited time allowed, they usually focus on the neck, shoulders, upper back and, if time permits, the lower back. If you have specific areas of concern, do highlight them to your therapist. Our foot reflexology also utilises acupressure techniques and is applied with foot lotion.
The direct and indirect benefits of massage are well researched and documented. Here are some of them:
– Eases muscle tension
– Reduces workplace stress
– Relieves tension headaches
– Improves sleep and immunity
– Reduces anxiety and blood pressure
– Increases blood and lymph circulation
– Improves mood and workplace productivity
On Massage Day, wear a comfortable outfit to work, bearing in mind that you will be required to straddle a monkey chair. Other items to avoid wearing include tops made of silky materials, shoulder paddings and stiff collars. Before the session, please remove blazers, chunky necklaces, neckties, spectacles, lanyards, name tags, etc.We also recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water (2 litres) a day, especially on the day of the massage.
Come about 5 minutes before your appointed time, so you that you can enjoy the full duration entitled. You may also be required to fill up an indemnity form, if this has not already been administered by your coordinator. If you arrive late at your massage station, please note that your session will be shortened, as we have to adhere to the schedule to be fair to your colleagues.
Massage is very personal – there are different preferences in terms of pressure, areas of focus and style. Communication with your therapist is therefore crucial to ensure you get the most out of the session. If you feel at any point the therapist is not responding to your feedback, you have every right to stop the session. We appreciate if you could convey your feedback (positive or otherwise) to us via your internal coordinator.
Post-massage soreness is typical of a deep-tissue massage. The feeling is similar to soreness after a good workout and should subside within 24 to 72 hours. The level of soreness is higher if you:
– Have many knots and stiff muscles
– Don’t drink enough water
– Are not accustomed to massage therapy
– Are deficient in some minerals, such as magnesium
Massage may be more detrimental than beneficial in some cases. As it is not possible to exhaustively list all contraindications, we urge you to consult your physician if you’re unsure. Here are some known contraindications of massage:
– Active cancer
– Heart problems
– Seizure disorder
– Acute disk herniation
– Esophageal varicosities
– Acute and subacute goiter
– Local contagious/infectious conditions
– Open wounds, burns and skin conditions
– Acute Ulcerative colitis (Crohn’s Disease)
– Acute Neuritis, Acute Trigeminal Neuralgia
– Acute flare-up of inflammatory arthritis and bursitis
– Hypertension or hypotension not well controlled by medication
– Any undiagnosed internal bleeding or unexplained internal pain
– Diabetes mellitus 1 OR 2 with advanced heart or kidney disease
– Phlebitis (Blood clot), severe varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis
If you are taking prescription medication (e.g. pain medication, heart medication and blood thinners), please get approval from your physician for a massage session.
Massage for expectant mothers is generally not recommended in the first trimester and in cases of high-risk pregnancies, ectopic pregnancies, placental abnormalities or other complications and disorders. For the rest of the pregnancy, please inform the therapist that you are expecting so that adjustments can be made.
Please consult your physician if any of these factors apply to you: age under 20 or above 35; history of complications in previous pregnancies; three or more consecutive spontaneous abortions (miscarriages); multiple gestation; maternal illnesses including diabetes mellitus, chronic hypertension, or cardiac/renal/connective tissue/liver disorders; Rh-negative mother; genetic problems including DES; other uterine abnormalities; foetal genetic disorders; or drug or other hazardous materials exposure.