A massage chair, also called relax massage chair or anti-stress massage chair, is a type of relax chair that is characterized by an automated system capable of applying a relaxing massage on body and legs. Massage chairs help activate circulation, relax muscles, improve sleep quality, release tension, relieve pain and de-stress the body.
Characteristics of massage chairs
A massage chair is a relax chair that has devices and mechanisms to provide relaxing massages and some other benefits such as improving blood circulation.
The operation of these massage chairs is electric and usually have a control panel located generally on one of the arms of the chair. Some can also be operated with remote control and have an LCD display to facilitate the choice of different options offered. In some cases they even allow you to make custom combinations as well as include automatic programs.
The massage options offered by the relax chairs are usually by vibration, pressure, kneading, sagging, knocking, rolling or roller type. Usually also the intensity and duration of the massage are adjustable and in some models it is possible to select the areas of the body in which it is desired to focus the treatment.
The massage applied by means of rollers, pressure and vibration is very similar to a massage done by professional hands and although it cannot replace it, it can be considered as an excellent option.
The variety of models of massage chairs is very wide, finding from those who work only shoulders and back, those that do not have footrest but with an accessory stool, to some very sophisticated and complete that can provide massage to the neck, neck , Shoulders, back, buttocks, arms, legs and feet.
Many massage chairs allow you to specifically select the area to be massaged, the duration and intensity, as well as the type of massage desired. It is also possible that they have heat application function for a more complete therapy.
The massage offered to arms and legs is usually based on pressure exerted by means of air pockets in a certain sequence that favors circulation.
Some chairs, in addition to the regular options, have some pre-set auto run programs. These programs can be to provide invigorating, invigorating or relaxing massages, and allow you to configure numerous parameters of the massage, such as duration, areas to treat, type of massage (relaxation, calorific, shiatsu) or intensity.
There are even some high-tech models that feature LCD screen, remote control, advanced audio systems and inputs for different music playback devices.
Some massage chairs provide vibroacoustic therapy, which consists of the use of low-frequency sound pulsations for deep massage. This type of massage produces beneficial effects of relaxation since it allows feeling the music with the whole body, besides listening it. In the armchair are distributed several vibro-transducers in ergonomically strategic points that have the function of transforming sound signals into low-frequency vibrations that act positively on the nervous and circulatory system and have analgesic effects.
Having a massage chair at home allows you to enjoy the relaxing benefits of massage in the privacy of the home and do it at the desired time without any limitations of schedule. In addition, by their design can be used as a day-day chair, with the possibility of using the massage function when necessary.