Massage Chairs – Which Chair?

Our family has been looking for a massage chair for some time now. My mother not only has cancer of the spine but it has spread to her hip and if that wasn’t enough she has cervical spondylitis in her neck and shoulder too. As a family, we thought we would club together and buy her a chair (they are not cheap!), in the hope that it would relieve some of the pain. When we came to look for a suitable one, however, we found that there were all sorts of different options available.

A bit of history first. Massage chairs were first available in the late 1980’s. They were developed to emulate the techniques and motions used by a real masseuse. The objective was to relieve stress and tension and to help improve back pain. The expense of producing the chairs, which had to be passed on to the customer, meant that they were usually beyond the reach of most people. Now, twenty years later and the cost of producing the chairs has gone down and more and more people are benefiting from the effects.

Massage chairs attempt to recreate two types of techniques – Shiatsu and Swedish massage. These two techniques are quite different. Shiatsu tends to use a pressing, sweeping, patting and rotating movements. It focuses on releasing tension in specific areas of the body to restore blood circulation, muscle structure and benefit internal organs too. Swedish massage uses long gliding strokes and kneading motions and has the most effect on restoring the circulation and helping to allow muscles to relax too.

You will find a number of options available when purchasing a massage chair. At the luxury end of the market, the chairs have at least 2 rollers each in the back, legs, and arms (some have 4). The chairs adjust to the size of the person sitting in the chair and automatically detect acupressure points that will be specifically worked on. These very expensive massage chairs actually memorize the shape of the person sitting in the chair and then develop programs of massage for specific areas of the body. It will memorize these programs so that they can be reproduced whenever that person sits in the chair again. The downside of these very expensive, leather covered chairs, is that they are HUGE and not for the normal sized room.

Other things to look out for –

Some chairs have air bags in the leg area: These are not beneficial unless there are motors to roll and knead the legs. All they do is squeeze the legs, just like when someone has their blood pressure taken.

It might have arm massagers, claws or air cuffs: Not only do these make the chair look bulky, there is no proof that they do anything other than squeeze the forearm!

Be careful because a massage chair isn’t necessarily going to be a benefit to you. Make sure that you read the article Massage Chairs – the Pros and Cons before making any decisions. You will find a link to it at the bottom of this article.

What did we choose in the end? We bought a simple chair that just had wooden arms and could recline electronically. The programmer was easy to read and use. In the upright position, it also helped my mother to get out of the chair. That way she can relax completely, feet up, in the chair to maximize the benefits of the massage. The massage chair is not too bulky and fitted in with the décor of her home.

Introducing VITALS PRO smart health monitoring devices who provides real-time medical grade health vitals and alert users hours before a heart attack cardiac arrest or a stroke. This device is developed by world’s top researchers and cardiologists and provides most accurate heart health insights without compromising user’s lifestyle and daily routine. This company is pioneering the creation of ultra modern and user-friendly wearable health monitoring devices that enable proactive heart care. These are the world’s best health monitoring devices developed by any company for cardiac patients and elderly people who are above 30 years.

This company remains passionate regarding helping cardiac patients and people across the world to enhance their cardiac health by developing medical grade monitors and personal health monitoring devices that can help users through early detection of heart disease, positive recommendations, and clinical grade monitoring.

Nowadays because of increasing heart diseases and high mortality rate, there is a huge requirement for wearable health monitoring devices as well as home health monitoring systems elderly around the world. If you need medical grade heart rate monitor or health monitoring devices for elderly then Vitals Pro is the right choice.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Powered by

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: