By Keith George
Most people have never used a massage chair and have no idea
how they function. They have been around for years and are
sophisticated machines in the form and shape of an arm chair.
Many of them are produced in Japan.
It is really great to just sit in the chair and get the
Inside the chair there are a number of motors, often 2-6, and
computer program that runs the program you choose. The whole
body can be massaged within 20 minutes, sometimes less and
What kind of massage can you get? Let me give you some
Air arm massage is a feature on some massage chairs. This is
especially great to relieve weariness from the arms which are
working restlessly for operation of a personal computer or a
cellular phone, during works, domestic chores, leisure and so
forth. The air massage mechanism is provided on the armrest
it will move naturally with the change of the body angle
by the reclining movement. In this way the stiffness and
strains in the wrists and back of hands will be relaxed
Depending on how the backrest is set, the function of the arm
massage will work differently. The backrest can be in an
upright position, slightly reclined and completely collapsed.
The air massage option is also available for the lower part of
your legs. It massages with repeating cycles of compression of
the muscles in an oblique direction and releasing. This
stimulation assist an important function, to return the blood
to the heart.
As the shape and form of our bodies differ it is vital for a
good massage chair to have the option the adjust for that. Now
there are chairs that automatically scans the persons body and
use the data collected to change the tools, often small wheels
that role and push, inside the massage chair.
Movements of hands and whole arms are reproduced to realize
complicated and stereoscopic kneading up and kneading down
massage. There are even more complex functions added in some
programs of a massage chair. For example a function that
combines the stretch massage, which resembles pressing with
hands to push up first and then down, with the simultaneous
application of the kneed, tapping and wavelet.
The most common functions of massage chairs are vibrations in
the seat and backrest. Pleasant intermittent vibrations can be
enjoyed simultaneously with the massaging. It promotes blood
circulation and relieves strain from muscles.
What is the price of a massage chair? As always it depends on
the functionality you want but prices range from just over
$1,000 USD up to $8,000 USD. Many companies buy or rent a
and have it for the personal. This is appreciated as a very
efficient way to help the staff to stay healthy. There are
studies showing that the number of sick-days will go down
considerably when the massage chair has been installed.
An usual effect when a new chair is installed is that people
will line up and try the massage. A schedule is almost always
required and many use it frequently to get rid of the problems
a stressful work situation sometimes creates.
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