Types of massage chair technology
Your Ultimate Guide To Massage Chair Technology
A massage chair or leg massager with the latest technology can make a world of difference to your massage experience.
With this information at your fingertips, you’ll be able to get the best value from your purchase. Read on to discover what they are!
Understand the different technology in these different categories of
Massage tracks, rollers, warmth, airbag mechanisms and other leg massager technologies.
This track consists of a singular and straight track that solely targets the back.
This track focuses on the ‘S’ shape of your spine to closely follow the contour of your body, and traces an ‘L’ shape from your back to your bum when seated.
These tracks consist of 2 sets of rollers that follow the contour of your body while simultaneously massaging your back & thighs.
2D Massage Rollers
These rollers move in a vertical and horizontal direction over your back to create rolling and kneading motions.
3D Massage Rollers
The 3D massage rollers not only move vertically and horizontally over your back, but also protrude forward to increase the intensity of your massage.
V-Hand Massage Rollers
A combination of both 2D and 3D massage roller functions, the V-Hand massage rollers also emulates the hands of a masseuse to deliver a realistic and humanized hand-grip over your shoulders.
Thermal Massage Rollers
Each thermal massage roller is heated to provide warmth upon contact with your body.
Full-back Warm Air
This warmth function produces a blanket of warm air over your entire back to provide consistent heating on all parts of your back.
We Recommend: Enhance your level of comfort by looking for a massage chair with Full-back warm air to heat your entire back instead of targeted areas, helping you relax while simultaneously relieving pain and tension.
Airbags provide a compression massage different from the usual kneading, rolling and tapping motions. The airbags expand and contract to squeeze muscles firmly, which can improve blood circulation and relieve the tension in tight muscles.
OSIM Tip: Not all massage chairs are equipped with an airbag mechanism. For those that do, the airbag mechanism hugs your body firmly to relieve tension in your calves, feet, shoulders, hands, hips and thighs, and leaves you feeling light as a feather after the massage.
Leg Massager Technology
Using the Tui-Na method of massage, this technique releases tension in tight calf muscles while stimulating key meridian points, delivering good health and well-being.
The Squeeze Massage uses airbags that cover the feet with compression techniques to provide instant relief on your fatigued legs.
As opposed to Squeeze Massage technology that remains stationary, Kneading Massage presses firmly on your feet and provides a more dynamic movement to relieve tension in your feet.
Roller Reflexology Massage
This technology stimulates your vital reflex points for improved health and well-being, and works in tandem with the Squeeze Massage to target the arches and balls of your feet.
Vibration is used to release tension in your leg muscles and promotes blood circulation to stimulate the body’s natural detoxification process.
Warmth therapy can enhance massage effects, promote blood circulation and soothe stiff leg muscles.
Look Out For: Additional massage technologies like kneading plates, vibration massages, and roller reflexology massages can restore the spring in your steps after each session.
Not only does this optimize the space around you, the upright position is also perfect for lazing on Saturday afternoon while catching up on your favorite TV programs.
This angle mimics the sensation of being cradled like a baby and is the ideal angle for comfort as your weight is distributed across the entire massage chair. In this position, you’ll be able to receive a soothing massage like no other.
This position places your knees above or equal to the level of your heart and immerses you in a weightless experience. Studies have also shown that the zero-gravity position can improve blood circulation, reduces pressure and aids in the relaxation of the body.
OSIM Tip: Each massage chair position has their separate benefits. Whether the Upright, Comfort or Zero-gravity position, these help to promote overall relaxation and will elevate your experience with every massage session.
Indulge In an Innovative Massage Chair
Searching for a massage chair with the best technology is worth the effort. Now that you’re aware of the various innovative technologies behind the massage chair, be sure to keep them in mind when you’re looking for one!
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