Massage Chair: 6 Things to Consider Before Buying Yours

Do you want to purchase a massage chair but have no clue which one would suit your needs best?  Not to worry, we’ve been in your shoes! Imagine relaxing on a chair that serves the proper purpose and fits your budget. Massage Chair: 6 Things to Consider Before Buying Yours!

1. Price

Massage chairs aren’t the cheapest things in the world. Even the most affordable options can easily cost around $400-$500 with the very best, higher-end ones going up to $10,000!

To start with, know your budget. You should know how much you want to spend, how you plan to pay for it etc. It’s essential to have these answers before you go massage chair shopping. Remember to set your budget and stick to it.

2. Roller System: 2D, 3D, or 4D?

Once your budget is decided, the next step is to pick a roller system. There are 3 kinds of roller systems, namely 2D, 3D, and 4D.

2D is the oldest technology and moves in 2 dimensions, i.e., up and down. 3D rollers are a step ahead. They move in 3 dimensions – vertical, horizontal, and protrude in/out. Thus allowing them to do a deeper tissue massage.

Lastly there are the 4D rollers. 4Ds are similar to 3D but have one significant difference. The roller speed is automatic in a 4D system, whereas in 3D, it can be manually adjusted. If your needs require a high-intensity massage chair, you should go for a 3D or a 4D. If you want a more straightforward option, 2D will probably work just fine for you.

3. Roller Track

We discussed roller technologies earlier, that’s only one part of the equation. Additionally, the roller track is another important part to consider.

Now you must be wondering what are roller tracks? The roller track is the distance a roller will follow. The longer the tracker, the better the massage will be. We suggest a massage chair with extended roller tracks if your budget allows, because it makes a huge difference when it comes to massaging your hamstrings and glutes.

4. User Flexibility

This is something that is often ignored. If people pay attention to this, they can save quite a bit of cash.

User flexibility is concerned with how well the massage chair can accommodate a user’s height and weight. So always pick one that suits your physical measurements and dimensions (or height and weight).

5. Number of Auto Modes

Auto modes are pre-programmed or preset massage routines. They keep the user from guesswork while keeping things fresh.

Massage chairs usually have an average of 5 auto modes. Some high-end massage chairs have 7 to 10 auto modes, and the very best ones have more than 30. The more massage options you have, the less you will ever be bored!

6. Massage Technology other than Rollers

The roller system is undoubtedly the most essential part of a massage chair. But there is more to it than that.

Many other parts play an essential role in determining the quality of a massage chair. For instance, calf rollers, airbags, and foot rollers.  Airbags and foot/calf rollers are necessary because their massage technique is different from the rest of the roller system. Secondly, they massage areas where the roller system can’t reach.

So always consider the number of airbags on the chair before purchase. Look for one which has airbags evenly spread. Also, make sure that the foot and calf rollers are in place and well made. It’s always good to have these features to get the ultimate massage experience.

A massage chair provides both mental and physical benefits. There are plenty of options available on the market to choose from.

We hope our massage chair purchasing tips have helped. So, now when you go to a store (check out Komoder massage chairs in London), you will know exactly what to look for and what questions to ask the assistants. Also, make sure you get a massage chair with an extended warranty, (3, 5 or 10 years) and see if it’s possible to have their staff both deliver and set up the chair for a seamless experience. Now sit back and relax and be nurtured with a well-deserved, stress-busting massage break!

Have you tried a massage chair? What did you think of the experience? Let us know in the comments below, and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitterInstagram!

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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