Massage Chair Buyer's Guide
A massage chair is a powerful tool for better health. But there are so
many choices out there, it's easy to buy the wrong chair for your needs.
This buyer's guide will help you decide what features are important to
consider, and how to find the chair that's right for you.
Choosing Your Massage Chair
There is a lot of guess work in buying any product, but this manual will
help take a lot of the guess work out of buying a massage chair. While
there’s not a particular massage chair that is the definitely the
best, there is a best massage chair for every buyer’s needs.
The price generally ranges from $2,000 to $6,000 and the price often
but not always represents the quality of the chair. Introductory chairs
are most often found at the lower end of the price range and top of the
line models are at the upper end.
Things to keep in mind throughout your search:
Be sure that you can adjust the strength of a massage chair.
Like many things, consumers build a tolerance to massages. A massage function
that may be too strong for a first time user may be just right after several
months of daily massage.
Many chairs also have removable foam padding that can help adjust the
firmness of massage. Removable foam padding is an added bonus in massage
chairs that offer it.
Preset and Manual Functions
There are two main ways a massage chair functions. A massage chair can
function through preset massage functions that are already programmed
into the chair or through manual functions set by the user. Top of the
line chairs offer a variety of pre-set functions and customization options.
If you have multiple users or like a variety of massages you want a chair
that offers both options.
Many massage chairs offer leg massage. Some massage chairs even massage
the soles of your feet. Top of the line chairs have a foot massage that
flips down in the reclining position for taller users.
Some positions are more comfortable for people with certain conditions.
For instance sitting in a reclining position with legs elevated may be
more comfortable for people with spinal stenosis. If you are purchasing
a massage chair for spinal stenosis it is important to choose a chair
with dual motor recline. A dual motor refers to a chair with a back rest
and leg rest with separate motors.
Massage chairs are made from a variety of materials and a range of designs.
Some chairs use leather, while others use synthetic leather. Leather chairs
often “sag” after they are stretched out by the rollers. You
want to choose a chair that uses synthetic leather because it will retain
its shape better and not tend to sag. Also, if you are buying a heated
chair, repetitive heating will cause a leather chair to dry and crack.
We have found that some companies such as Elite Massage Chairs offer most of the features contained in this guide which is why we will continue to offer them as our leading leading chairs.
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