Title: What To Look For In A Good Home Mass age Chair Word Count: 916 Summary: Massage chairs have the potential t o be significant investment. Theref ore, it is important for you to do some research beforehand. Your deci sion to buy a massage chair is typi cally influenced by your requiremen ts and budget. Asking yourself some right questions to ascertain your needs before making the purchase ca n help you make the right choice. Keywords: massage, chair, massage chair, chai rs, massage chairs, pressure, featu res, benefits, tension, designed, h eight, space, shoulder areas, featu res massag Article Body: Massage chairs have the potential t o be significant investment. Theref ore, it is important for you to do some research beforehand. Your deci sion to buy a massage chair is typi cally influenced by your requiremen ts and budget. Asking yourself some right questions to ascertain your needs before making the purchase ca n help you make the right choice. A massage chair is specifically des igned to stimulate the pressure poi nts in your body and relax your mus cles. A well-designed massage chair should provide you relief from pai n as well as complete relaxation. T he two most common types of massage chair are Shiatsu and Swedish mass age chairs. Shiatsu massage chairs use a combination of movements to s timulate the bodyâ¬"s pressure poin ts by the help of pressing, patting , sweeping, rolling, and rotation m ovements, while Swedish massage cha irs use long and smooth strokes com bined with kneading movement. What Are Benefits Of Using A Massage Chair? Knowing the benefits of a product l ike massage chair can emphasize the need for that product and educate you towards its important. The bene fits of having a good massage chair are manifold specifically for your health. Here are some of the most common benefits: * Totally freedom from stress and de ep relaxation * Relief from stiffness and tension in muscles * Reduction in body tension and musc le spasm * Better joint flexibility and wider range of motion * Enhanced flexibility and efficient movement * Reduced blood pressure levels * Better blood circulation Can Anyone Use A Massage Chair? Now that you know the benefits of m assage chairs, you are probably int erested in knowing who can use it. Well, massage chairs are typically designed for an average height of 5 '10". So, if you are much taller or shorter than this height, we sugge st you give the massage chair a try before buying it. Ask the massage chair salesperson to help you learn the controls so that you can adjus t the position of the various nodes and rollers for maximum benefit. C ertain brands, such as Panasonic of fer massage chairs that automatical ly adjust to your height by sensing the top of your shoulders when sea ted. If you are over 6 feet tall or suffer from knee, hip, or lower ba ck pain then don't buy a massage ch air that is very low to the ground. What features should the massage cha ir have? Having too many features in your ma ssage chair can mean paying a highe r dollar. More often than not, most people use only some specific feat ures on a regular basis. Choose a m assage chair with features that mat ch your needs. For ex: of you are p rone to muscle tension and stiffnes s, then you should invest in a mass age chair that offers excellent mec hanical massage to your body or spe cific area of your body. A good exa mple of this is the Isymphonic mass age chair that has been designed to be especially effective in the nec k and shoulder areas. Panasonic's P ro Elite comes with airbags in the chairs arms that inflate and deflat e to massage the neck and shoulder areas. Some other chairs have air b ags that inflate and deflate in the legs and foot region, while others have them in the lower back, hip, and buttocks areas. When testing the massage chair, als o pay special attention to the pres sure or intensity of the massage of fered. Though the intensity of the massage can be adjusted according t o individual preference, you must s it in the chair for at least 15 min utes to ascertain that the pressure and comfort are acceptable. If you like to sit with your legs o n a higher level, then check if the massage chair has an extendable le g rest or an ottoman. Where Should You Put The Massage Cha ir? Now that you have tested the massag e chair and probably made up your m ind about which chair to buy, its t ime to think about where you can ke ep the chair. Since massage chairs are bulky, they require more space. Usually, a bedroom or a home offic e is the most popular choice for pu tting a massage chair in. Discuss w ith people who will be using the ma ssage chair to make sure that the p lace where you keep the chair works for them or not. Reclining massage chairs cant be ke pt with their back close to a wall. A better idea is to measure the sp ace where youd want to put the mass age chair before making a selection . You can also seek the advice of a chair salesperson to find out the area required for your massage chair. If you are not sure where youll put the chair, you may want to buy one with wheels like the Ijoy. Not onl y can you move it from one room to another but also keep it out of sig ht when not in use. But if you are facing a space crunch, then opt for a portable massage cushion. Though not as rich in features as a regul ar massage chair, the cushion can b e placed on any chair and is easy t o stow away. What Should My Budget Be? Budget! Perhaps, one of the main de ciding factors when investing in a massage chair. The general range fo r massage chairs starts at around $ 700 and can go up to $6000 or more. A word of caution - price is not a n indication of quality. High price d models are completely feature pac ked and you never use most of these feature in your lifetime! Remember, a good massage chair can alleviate your daily stress and bod y tension in a matter of minutes. B ut never buy one without trying it for yourself.