Massage chairs have become incredibly popular over the last couple years, and everyone seems to be investing in one. I sure as hell did!
It’s now been about 6 months since I made the purchase, and there’s a few things I wanted to share with you all. If you’re interested in buying a massage chair, you’ll definitely wanna hear what I have to say. Keep reading!
#1 Not Quite The Human Touch!
As good as they are, massage chairs will never ever replace the human touch of a skilled, trained, and qualified therapist. Why?
Massage is so much more than just manipulation of muscle, it’s an art!
You can’t automate art, it’s as simple as that. However, this doesn’t mean massage chairs are bad and you shouldn’t buy one. They’re still a very good investment in my opinion (more on this later!). You just need to have your expectations in check because these chairs do have their limitations.
#2 I Don’t Regret My Purchase And Here’s Why!
Yes, it’s not the same as getting massaged by a therapist, and yes it costs a chunk of cash, but I don’t regret buying my massage chair. Here’s why:
- I’ve Actually Saved Money In The Long Run — 1 hour of massage at the clinic costs about $100 with tip included. Do this 2 times in a month for 1 year, and you’re at $2400. If you use this $2400 for a massage chair, and cut down your appointments to once a month, you’ll save a big chunk of cash in the long run!
- It’s Super Convenient — If I want a massage now, I get a massage right now. No bookings, no appointments, no waiting!
- It Does Exactly What It’s Supposed To — Which is massage the back by rolling and kneading techniques, and compression on the arms and legs.
#3 It Works Really Well If You Have A Massage Regimen!
If you’re into massage, you need to have a massage regimen; a weekly/monthly plan of sorts to keep you going.
I use my massage chair 3 times a week on alternate days. Of the remaining 4 days, 1 is rest, and the other 3 I use a roller. This happens for the first 3 weeks of the month.
On the last week of the month, I have a full body massage done at the clinic.
I’ve found this sort of regimen works perfectly because it combines automated massage (chair), manual massage (roller), and human massage (therapist). In essence, you work your muscles in 3 different ways!
#4 It’s Nice To Just Sit In!
My massage chair sits with the rest of my furniture in the living room.
Sometimes i’ll turn on the TV, jump in the chair, recline to zero gravity and watch for hours!
My point is it’s so comfortable to just sit in even when not getting a massage!
#5 It Still Gets A Ton Of Hate!
When I told my therapist I own a massage chair, she gave me a long spiel about how i’d wasted my money. To her these devices are pretty ineffective. 6 months earlier and i’d have probably taken her word for it.
After actually owning one, I can tell you they’re far, very far from ineffective!
They do a fantastic job of not only massaging, but also stretching muscles. Yes they can’t replicate all the different strokes and techniques done by a therapist, but they still deliver a good massage nonetheless!
If You Have Any Questions…
I hope you enjoyed reading this short write-up. A share would be appreciated if you did. Lastly, if you have any questions at all about massage chairs, feel free to reach out. Leave me a comment below and i’ll be sure to get back!