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The Benefits Of Massage Chair, How To Choose Yours?

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There are many benefits to getting a massage. Whether it’s a massage from a chair, table, or even a mat, a massage induces relaxation and effectively reduces stress. Research shows that massage reduces stress on physical and psychological levels by lowering heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels, and insulin levels.

Whether passive or long-term activities, it’s inevitable to be troubled by muscle soreness. If you have a massage chair at home, you can immediately enjoy the whole-body massage as soon as you get home and get rid of the tension and fatigue of the whole day. However, many massage equipment brands have successively launched commodities at different prices.

Performance differences of massage chairs at different prices

There are many benefits to massage chair, whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to unwind or want to help your body recover from a challenging workout. A study conducted in the U.S. and Finland showed that people who received a five-minute massage from a therapist had lower heart rates, blood pressure, cortisol levels, and insulin levels in the short term. The study also found that stress and depression had a reduced effect on the body after a massage. Another study in Japan found that massage reduces stress by lowering heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels, and insulin levels. The study also found that anxiety and depression had a reduced effect on the body after a massage. A third study showed that massage releases serotonin and dopamine, which helps the body overcome and overcome chronic or habitual and acute or short-term stress.

They have a wide range of functions, and the appearance design is becoming more and more novel. How can they choose to be truly suitable for themselves?This is because a massage causes a release of serotonin and dopamine, which helps the body gain some relief from chronic or habitual and acute or short-term stress. Many people are looking for a way to relieve their stress and reduce the symptoms of chronic pain, and a massage chair is a perfect way to do that.

Guilds of choosing massage chair

Massage is the ultimate way to relax after a long day. It can relax physically and psychologically by lowering heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels, and insulin levels. It also helps the body overcome chronic or habitual and acute or short-term stress. Massage chairs offer a variety of health benefits due to the increased circulation, lymphatic drainage, and the release of endorphins. Massage chair is a great way to get to your acupressure points while sitting or lying back. It is also a great way to relieve pain, muscle tension, and stress. The three benefits of chair massage are that it is convenient, can be done anywhere, and doesn’t require any supplies.

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The price bands of massage chairs are widely distributed. The cheapest ones are about $300 to $600, while the expensive ones can exceed $3000 to $6000. As far as the general configuration is concerned, the products below $1000 usually only have the massage function of the waist and back, while the styles above $1500 can cover the whole-body massage function of the wrist, leg, and so on; Above $2000, there will be many excellent functions that can not be carried by low-priced products.
However, suppose the products at the above prices are compared with the advanced models of $3000 to $6000. In that case, there will also be a gap in the performance of imitating human massage.

Identify massage areas

Suppose they are patronized by stores that often go to massage and bone repair. In that case, they may feel that the massage effect is not satisfactory. However, no matter the price, as long as you choose one that meets the budget and demand, the massage chair is still excellent home relaxation equipment. It is indeed a home appliance worthy of investment for those who can’t accept real-life massage or want to save massage costs.

In the face of hundreds of massage chairs, everyone’s demands are different. Some are convenient to move and do not occupy space; Others consider the price; Some people also attach great importance to the effect of massage to relieve pressure. This paragraph will list the standard functions and features of massage chairs to help you learn how to evaluate the CP value of commercial products. Let’s watch it together!

As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the parts and scope of each massage chair are different, and the number of massage parts and price are not related to each other. Therefore, the primary task of purchasing goods is to confirm which parts the massage chair can take care of.

As far as the current market style is concerned, the functions of massaging the back and shoulders are almost necessary for every model. However, the massage functions of arms, thighs, and soles of feet will vary according to the price and brand. If you need to stand for a long time or want to maintain specific parts, you must pay more attention to the functional content of the massage chair.

Confirm the massage technique of support

The massage function can be divided into various forms such as beating, kneading, and hot compress. The following will explain the characteristics of different massage methods to facilitate you in finding out the functions that meet your preferences.

Finger pressure: Relieve muscle tension and deep kneading.

Suppose you want to solve the problem of shoulder and waist tension and pain. In that case, it is recommended to choose the style with a “finger pressure” function. The machine will mostly use spherical massage parts to simulate human finger pressure, which can exert force on specific muscles and acupoints in a point-to-point manner to achieve the effect of deep muscle relaxation. However, once the strength of finger pressure massage is too muscular, it is likely to cause pain. Suppose you have had uncomfortable experiences in using massage chairs in the past. You can choose the style with an attached pad to adjust the massage strength according to the situation.

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Palm pressure: Apply pressure and massage on the “face” to help relieve fatigue and swelling.

Another type of massage function is to apply force to the “face.” It uses the filling and degassing of the airbag to simulate the effect of palm extrusion. Such massage techniques are often used to relieve the pressure around the fragile waist and legs, which helps to remove muscle fatigue and swelling. Because the way of applying force is for a large area. In theory, the force concentration is weaker than finger pressure, so it will not produce obvious pain.
However, some airbags will surround the massage parts. Users have no space to move and adjust their posture. In addition, the pressure of the airbags is high, which may cause discomfort. Therefore, if you want to use it for elders or weak people, choose a style with adjustable airbag pressure.

Hot compress: It can promote blood circulation and relax muscles

Some massage chairs also have the function of a hot compress, which can warm the body and stimulate the blood circulation of the legs, waist, and hips to reduce swelling, relax, and relieve pain. If a family member is prone to cold hands and feet or low back pain, you might as well take a hot compress as a necessary condition for purchase.

Choose the appropriate size and weight.

Due to the large volume of the massage chair, a considerable degree of space is required to play a complete function. Therefore, please preset the placement position before purchasing and confirm whether the goods’ length, width, and height meet the conditions. In particular, many massage chairs are divided into two states: storage and stretching. In addition to the size in the general state, the size in the lying down mode should also be confirmed to leave enough flexible space.

In addition, please carefully evaluate the load capacity of the place of placement for your safety. The material and structure of the floor should at least be able to load the weight of massage chairs and adults to avoid danger.

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Additional features

In addition to the essential massage function, many massage chairs will add additional functions, such as remote control, timing, etc. the following will introduce the different standard positions and the design to increase comfort. When you are hesitant to buy, you can compare these small details.

Controller Menu: It is convenient to adjust the force and set the schedule

Massage should not only be pressed to the most needed parts but also must be matched with the correct strength to become a comfortable enjoyment. Please confirm whether the product provides strength adjustment, massage scheduling, and other optional functions. Although most of the full-automatic strokes preset by the system can massage entirely from head to foot, the customized process can adjust the position and strength of the massage. When the shoulder and lower leg are sore, you can strengthen the massage for this part.
Some massage chairs can even adjust the position of airbags and massage balls, which can cooperate with precise massage of different body shapes. If you want better relaxation and a soothing effect, you must ensure this adjustment function.

Recliner function: Keep the back curve more comfortable.

Many massage chairs have the function of reclining chairs, so confirming the degree of lying down is also one of the essential links. Although everyone feels relaxed from a different angle, if you want to take a nap in the massage chair and relax completely, it is best to choose a style that can lie flat at 180 degrees. In addition, some reclining chairs will maintain a slightly curved state after leveling to avoid increasing the pressure on the waist and maintain the comfort of massage. Therefore, when purchasing, we should pay attention to the angle and confirm the curve of the back when lying flat.

Timing function: Avoid excessive massage, rest assured to nap and relax

If the massage time is too long, it will cause harm to the body. The timing function can help control the massage time. Users can safely nap without worrying about over massage caused by forgetting to turn off the machine. Especially for friends who often sleep during a massage, choose the style with a timing function.

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Confirm whether the appearance design is compatible with the decoration style of the room

Since massage chairs are usually fixed in the same position, it is best to choose a shape that can match the room’s decoration. A good exterior design looks pleasing to the eye, reduces the pressure caused by the large volume, and makes the massage chair part of the room decoration. Especially in the living room, reception room, and other facades, we need to pay more attention to the harmony of the overall space. You may as well choose goods according to the standard of selecting sofas, to avoid damaging the overall atmosphere.

FAQ about purchasing a massage chair

After browsing the selection skills of massage chairs and selected products on the market, some readers may not understand the details of use and maintenance. Therefore, the following also sorts out several related problems often encountered by consumers, hoping to clarify your doubts.

Can massage chairs be used every day? How long can I use it each time?

Generally speaking, as long as the body is average, there is nothing wrong with sitting in the massage chair every day. Still, it should be noted that the use time of each time is limited to 15 ~ 30 minutes. Excessive massage can not help relieve muscles and bones but may cause muscle damage. In addition, it is not recommended to use massage chairs immediately before and after meals. The former is mainly due to the low blood glucose in the blood, which is prone to dizziness; The latter is because the blood is concentrated in the stomach. At this time, promoting circulation will affect digestion, so it’s best to avoid it.

How to clean and maintain the massage chair?

The leather surface outside the seat can be wiped with a wet cloth and diluted with neutral detergent, then wiped back and forth with a dry cloth; If you care a little, you can also spray leather maintenance oil regularly to prolong the service life of the fabric. As for internal parts, it is usually necessary to ask a professional master for maintenance every 1-2 years. Please refer to the instruction manual or contact the purchase store for this part.

Should the replaced massage chair be recycled?

Massage chairs are not classified as recycling items and cannot be cleaned up as general waste. If you want to discard large furniture, you must contact the local environmental protection bureau or cleaning team in advance. After understanding the treatment methods and charges, place the replaced massage chair in a specific place at the appointed time.

Precautions for the use of massage chair

Please remember that the massage chair is only a tool to help relax, not a medical device. Its massage strength and position cannot be as accurate as a natural person’s, so it is unsuitable for some vulnerable groups. For example, suppose a pregnant woman presses the wrong acupoint. In that case, it may affect production, and too strong air pressure massage may also hurt the child’s growth plate or cause bone loosening patients to be injured. It is suggested that people with special physical conditions must first seek the doctor’s consent and carefully read the precautions before using them.

When you feel uncomfortable during use, please stop massage immediately and let your body rest and recover; Please pay more attention to massage intensity. If there is obvious pain, it is suggested to clarify the causes of pain first and never have the wrong myth that the more pain, the more effective it is.

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