Massage of the neck and upper back is frequently done with the client sitting. It is also a comfortable position for the pregnant client requiring massage for low back pain.

® Place a stool to the side or the end of a couch or table. Cover with a towel.

© Place one or two pillows on the couch and cover with a towel.

® Ask the client to undress, sit on the stool and lean forward onto the pillows.

® Ensure that the client is comfortable and well supported, with the arms and head resting on the pillow.

® Cover with a towel until the massage begins.

Figure 3.6 Client in sitting position for massage.
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