Benefits of delivering D2D Therapies head massage via a low-backed chair and therapy couch in combination
- The therapist has a better view of the client’s facial features when viewing from above. This minimizes the risk of the therapist massaging on the client’s nose, mouth or eyes by mistake.
- The therapist operates from a better position with regard to their own safe body mechanics.
- The client has the opportunity during the second part of the massage to relax completely.
- Whilst the client is lying on their back relaxed there is the opportunity for the therapist to mobilize the back of their neck and the shoulder in order to promote better movement of the neck and shoulders. This is managed more easily when the client’s muscles are not actively engaged in supporting their head.
With regard to the potential physical danger of an entirely seated D2D Therapies head massage:
The following five quotes are taken from an article in The Times April 24, 2004, written by Sam Lister.
The article is titled “Experts warn of the danger of strokes when the neck is extended backwards over a basin”.