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January 5, 2016 Amelia Wilcox

How Much Space Is Needed For Corporate Chair Massages?

If you’re looking into bringing chair massage into your office for the first time, you’ll have a lot of questions. (Personally, we love answering questions about seated massage.)

A typical concern is about how much space it takes to give a chair massage. Fear not, the answer is below.

woman having back massage in medical office

How Much Space Does Chair Massage Require?


The basic chair massage set up

To set up a single massage chair, all that’s required is a space about 5×5 feet. The chair itself only takes up a fraction of that space.

The rest of the area is used for the massage therapist to move all around the chair to work the client’s neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and back.

Related: What Is Seated Massage?


Setting up a more robust seated massage program

Most companies who provide in-office massage will use an extra office space or unused meeting room for the massages.

A bigger space like this can allow for several massage chairs to be set up at once, allowing for more massages to happen at one time. 

For even larger massage events, a large conference room can accommodate a huge number of therapists and their chairs.



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)