Massage Chair Buyer’s Guide Leave a comment

We have put together some helpful tips on researching and finding the best massage chair for your needs. There are so many choices and many features to choose from. Many massage recliners have advanced technology and state of the art luxury. You have to find out what features can best benefit you and other users of the chair. Here are some things to consider is your search.
Research Massage Chairs: The internet allows you to research massage chairs fairly quickly and conveniently. Check out the main manufacturers or brands. There are many resellers, but few actual manufacturers. Find the few top brands that are of interest to you and then go to the manufacturer website or call them. Most manufacturers do not sell direct, but they will answer your questions. Request literature and the find specifications and features list, etc. Call some of the retailers or internet retailers and ask them their opinions. Ask your friends or any you know who has a massage chair.
Buy for the Long Term Solution: Are you looking to get into a massage chair to relieve one symptom over a short time period. Maybe you want a entry level massage chair that is simple to use and lower price. Or are you looking for a longer-term solution where you expect long term performance and many advantageous features. Lower end massage chairs have short warranties and are built with lower quality components. Higher end massage chairs have longer warranties, more features and are built with higher quality components.
Massage Therapies: Massage recliners offer a tremendous variety of effective massage therapies. You can find chairs with shiatsu, Swedish, deep tissue, sports, Hawaiian and more. It helps to know a little about the more important techniques like shiatsu, Swedish and deep tissue. Each therapy has a particular focus. Also, manual massage techniques include kneading, chopping, percussion, tapping, finger press and others. It is good to try different chairs because the same massage technique may be interpreted differently.
Features of Massage Chairs: You will need to start to put a list together of important features for you. What features are important to you? Do you want a massage chair with just a back massage? Do you want lower body massage? Do you want heat? Do you want to have a music player? Do you want a manual recline or motorized recline? There are many important decisions to make. You will want to prioritize your list. Not all massage chairs will have the exact combination to match your list. At some point you may need to make some tradeoffs.
Manual or Power Assisted Recline: These days most massage chairs over $1,500 are power assisted in lowering the chair back and raising the footrest. Manual is with the use of a lever and a hydraulic cylinder. The cylinder will raise the footrest or chair back. The user has to lower the footrest and push back to lower the chair back. Most entry level massage recliners have manual controls. The power assisted recline utilizes a motor for chair back and a motor for the footrest. These operate with a one-touch control and may be integrated into moving with different massage programs.
Think of your time as investment in finding a long term health care need. A massage recliner can be a fantastic asset. They can be one of the best purchases you make, if you take your time and find out what is most important to you. Find the best massage chair to fit your needs. You will be happy you did.

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