How Well do a Massage Chair Actually Work?


Most people before investing a hefty amount in buying the massage chair ask this question that how well a massage chair works. In the past, people used to go to therapists to get relief from muscle pain. With the modern era came the modern technology that provided people with convenience in the form of massage chair.

When you come back from office and feel fatigued with disturbing pain in your back, neck and shoulders all you want is a good massage that can relax your muscles and soothe the pain in your bones. All you have to do is to sit in your massage chair and let it do magic by boosting your energy and making you feel refreshed.

This article will discuss how well a massage chair works. If you are keen in knowing then read below;

1. Increases blood flow

Massage chair works by relaxing the tense muscles. By doing so, the constricted muscles are dilated, and the blood flow is increased. With better circulation, the provision of oxygen and absorption of nutrients is also increased by the tissues and organs of the body, and all the toxins are removed. Therefore increased blood flow give you an immediate relaxed and revitalized feeling.

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    • 2. Highly adjustable

      Most massage chairs have a computer based adjustment feature. Through this feature, the massage chair adjusts itself according to the weight, height, and width of the user so that it can efficiently locate the specific areas of back, neck and shoulders and massage accordingly.

      Through this feature, multiple people can share the same chair and help alleviate different problems presented by various body types.

      3. Release tension

      Massage therapy loosens the stretched muscles and increases the release of endorphins in the blood. Endorphins are commonly known as ‘feel good' chemicals that release stress and improve your mood. Endorphins are neurotransmitters that are involved in reducing pain and anxiety and increasing the efficiency of the immune system.

      4. Rollers and nodes mimic the therapist's hands

      Massage chairs are designed in such a way that they mimic the human touch. Rollers and nodes are used in a massage chair they vary in shape and size in different chairs. Large sized rollers and nodes relax the muscles whereas small sized rollers and nodes target more specific positions, identifying knots and relieving the pain and muscle tension.

      5. Align the spine and reduce pressure on nerves

      A leaning back position decreases pressure on the spine by supporting the back in a horizontal position. Major nerves go through the vertebrae to the extremities of the body including toes, feet, hands and fingers. Misaligned vertebrae or strain in the spine can compress these nerves. When pressure from the vertebrae is released, and the spine is in a relaxed state, the compressed nerves also get freed from the pressure and travel quickly through the spinal column to the peripheral areas of the body.

      Author bio: Julia Austin is a mother of two and a geek at heart. She loves reading books and spending time with her family. She regularly blogs at