August 27, 2021
Choosing the Right Massage Chair for You
There’s nothing wrong with being a perfectionist. When it comes to selecting the right massage chair for you, you have plenty of room to be as specific and nit-picky as you like. There is a sea of massage chair options available that cater to all sorts of needs and desires. This article will help you get a better understanding of which massage chairs are right for you and the type of relaxation you are looking for.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a massage chair that will resolve pain and improve your physical health, or just one that serves as a place for you to kick back and relax after a long hard day, the factor that will most heavily influence your buying decision is often price. How much are you willing to spend on a massage chair, and what do you get for your money? Below is a guide to help you make this important decision and discover what massage chair is right for you. We will look at 3 price ranges for the sake of simplicity.
Massage chairs under $1,500 usually come with fewer features and outdated technologies. They typically just have a basic 2D-3D rolling or vibrating massage system, and a remote controller containing a few different auto mode options. 2D rollers are the most basic massage a chair can provide, with rollers that can only move in 2 directions: up and down. 3D rollers are similar in their range of motion but with the added mobility to protrude outwards – allowing for a deep tissue massage. On lower end chairs, the roller tracks normally only extend from your neck to your lower back (30”-32”) as well. If you’re looking for an inexpensive option and don’t require an advanced massage or any high tech capabilities, then this may be the route for you.
Upgrading to a massage chair between $1,500 and $6,000 (considered mid-range price) will open up many more possibilities. This price range usually includes an option for you to finance your massage chair and make monthly payments – often with no added interest. These massage chairs tend to be much more inclusive with facets including but not limited to 3D-4D rollers, heating, full body massage, a wider range of speeds and settings, zero gravity, bluetooth, you name it! 4D rollers are the most advanced roller technology that you can buy. They are like 3D rollers, but with an automated speed control system. 3D rollers tend to be very effective, but you have to control their speed and setting manually which some consider a hassle. Their roller track tends to be longer (47”-52”) so that your massage can be extended down into your lower body. There are also more specialized chairs in this price range which aim to address specific health needs such as sciatica, muscle pain, insomnia, arthritis, blood circulation, etc.
While you have a great chance of finding a high quality chair that suits your needs within the mid-range budget, you may be wanting to make an investment into a massage chair that goes above and beyond. Massage chairs over $6,000 are not only the closest thing you can find to receiving a live massage from a professional masseuse, but many people deem them to be better than live massage. Plus, if you’re someone who pays for professional massages often, you’ll likely be saving money in the long run. You’re basically guaranteed to get 4D rollers that extend down to your calves, with included sections for your arms, hands and feet. Of course, you can always opt for a chair without some of these options if they aren’t your thing. The technology in a high-priced massage chair can be incredible, for example, some even have airbags installed to offer acupressure – or artificial intelligence qualities that can detect sore muscles and focus in on those areas. Most are controlled by smartphone, requiring you to look no further than your own device to personalize your massage experience. They provide just about every luxury convenience you could imagine to make your massage a joyous and fulfilling experience every time you take a seat. Just like with the $1,500-$6,000 range, there is usually an option to make monthly payments over a period of time with little to no interest.
Now that you have an idea of how much massage chairs typically cost, you can zero in on the features that are most important to you and narrow them down if necessary. Start with determining which core massage chair functions and therapeutic features would be most beneficial to your mind and body, and then pick your favorite convenience features to add onto your massage chair experience if your budget allows for it. Let the hunt for relaxation begin!