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June 7, 2016 Amelia Wilcox

Concert Massage and Backstage Massage

When your performers are ready to take the stage, tension and excitement may be running high. Which is why offering a backstage massage service can be a great perk in your production’s green room.

In this article, you’ll get an overview of how a concert or backstage massage service works, and how to get started.

Backstage Massage and Concert Massage For VIPs


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Why backstage massage?

Whether you’ve got a full-blown traveling musical stage show to produce each night, or a one-off musical performance at a concert venue, backstage massage provides an added perk to keep performers and stagehands at their peak.

All the regular massage benefits can support your team:

  • Lowered stress
  • Increased relaxation
  • Improved focus
  • Reduction of muscle aches and pains

Consider providing a backstage massage therapist on opening night or closing night of a big production, or just as an any-time perk for your performers.

Either table massage or chair massage could be provided, depending on the needs and layout of your backstage space.

Related: How Much Space is Needed for Chair Massage?


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How does concert massage work?

Here’s what to expect for a backstage concert chair massage service.

Your first step will be to pick the best massage company for what you want. Your massage company can answer any questions you have about billing, scheduling, or security.

Related: How to Have On Site Chair Massage in a Secure Facility

On the day of the event, your massage therapist(s) will show up with all the supplies they need to get the job done:

  • Massage table or massage chair
  • Lotion or oil, if using
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Sheets, if using
  • Relaxing music
  • Aromatherapy supplies

Talk with your massage company ahead of time about whether you should expect to tip your massage therapist or not.



Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and employee mental health support since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.

Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

Recently listed as a Forty Under 40, Fast 50, Inc 5000 Twice awarded National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002
Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Served on Utah Worksite Wellness Council from 2012-2015

Attended Utah College of Massage Therapy
Educated in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah

Massage Magazine (AMTA's publication)