The Use Of Massage Chairs In Therapeutic
Massage. The massage table is the most commonly
thought of massage equipment, the massage chair
is unique in its effectiveness to massage
The late 1980's is when the massage chair
first came to be noticed in the massage world.
The purpose of the chair was to help relieve
stress, tension and back pain.
The chair did not enjoy popularity at first,
but soon became useful in imitating the Shiatsu
and Swedish massage methods. The chair's main
parts are the motors, nodes and rollers and the
ability to adjust for weight, height, and width
of the user.
The massage chair motors are essential. They
provide the power that moves he nodes and
rollers as well as allow the seat back to be
adjusted. The nodes and rollers vary in size
and shape and are designed to emulate the
therapist's fingers and hands.
Large rollers and nodes provide a more
generalized massage experience. Chairs that
have smaller nodes and rollers target specific
areas of the user's back and can move to adjust
to where he user needs the massage. There are
those chairs that are computer assisted to give
a more adjustable massage to the user.
Most massage chairs are designed to
automatically adjust to the Client's needs
regarding height, weight and width. The
computer measures the pressure applied to the
seatback in order to make these adjustments to
the nodes and rollers.
The computer also locates the actual anatomy
of the client's back to make the correct
adjustments in height and width of the client
Massage chairs can have options; massage
techniques and different levels of
Some chairs have adjustable strength
functionality. There are chairs that have heat
One best selling massage chair model has 6
motors, 8 rollers, 10 functions, speed
adjustment, a rolling footrest, ultra quiet
design, a built in S-shape spine detection,
electronic recline and heat therapy for the
soles of the feet....ahhhhh.
This chair gives the user the strength and
traditional feel of a shiatsu and Swedish
massage simulating the hand motions of a
masseuse but without having to leave the
comfort of your home.
The chair can do mechanical kneading,
tapping and synch mode. The kneading simulates
the thumb pressure techniques of the Swedish
massage around the spine area, which is
designed to get all the knots out of your
The massage chair also has features for
comfort like detachable pillow pad,
detachable back cushion, armrest,
detachable seat cushion, controls, calf
The controls have manual control options
that the user can adjust the type of
massage regarding the knead, knock,
strength, hips and buttocks, and leg
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help to improve weakened
muscles. We are effectively
manipulating the muscles into
working in a way that is
unusual to them and this can
strengthen the muscles.
The massage concentration control gives the
user control over the massage for the whole
back, the upper back including the shoulder
and neck region and the lower back, which
includes the hip region.
The chairs cannot replace the hands on
human experience that a massage therapist
can give you. They can give you privacy,
and a massage anytime day or night that you