Corporate massage does not involve employees taking clothes off, or soft music, candles and oils. Chair-based massage, the type many businesses opt for, is a massage given over the top of clothes with the recipient sitting face forward in a specially adapted chair, normally provided by the massage company.

The massage lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, and focuses on specific areas of the body that tend to be under strain from working in an office environment. The back, shoulders, arms and hands for example, can be under all kinds of strain, not necessarily from lifting a heavy weight but from more repetitive style tasks that need to be completed daily.