Massage Chairs – The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Massage Chairs are one of the best sources of relaxation, therapy and luxury all rolled into one, right in the comfort of your own home. The massage chairs available today are powered by electricity and come in various different colors, under various brands and in many different models. People who own one generally get addicted to the feel good response they get during and after a session on their massage chairs. If you are not among them but would like to own one of these chairs we suggest you look at both sides of the story before you splurge on a massage chair for your house, because of course these chairs are generally pretty expensive.

People with pacemakers and other such electromagnetic implants need to be careful about the models of massage chairs they buy. Although most modern massage chairs manufactured by the top end and reliable brands are safe, it is best to consult your physician when in doubt. This is also true for those who are morbidly obese, patients of arrhythmias and known epileptics.

The basic mistakes that potential buyers make while deciding to ‘go for’ a chair like this is thinking that a simple daily massage routine on these chairs will make all their medically compromising muscle conditions disappear. This might not be true. A massage chair is simply one of the adjutant tools that work by increasing blood circulation and relaxing the muscles. They may or may not be effective in treating a full fledged subluxation, disturbed alignment or other such serious postural complication, for which a qualified professional should be consulted. It is best not to be fooled by exaggerated claims on advertisements. When you understand the realities and therefore adjust your expectations, you will feel much better and less cheated with your purchase.

Now that the above point has been cleared, let us state the obvious: whether therapeutic or not, these chairs do make you feel good. As the various pressing, rolling and massaging components of the chair take over your body, you do feel more relaxed and at peace with the world. There are some healing effects of a good massage offered by some massage chairs, which include the benefits of reflexology, various specialized massages like the Shiatsu, the Swedish massage and other such specialized techniques which are offered by different brands.

We suggest you keep a level head when you invest in one. As long as you buy it for the right reasons like some daily self care and relaxation, you will not regret your decision.