Types Of Massage Chairs You Should Know
Air Compression Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
As its name suggests, this targets the deeper areas of the muscles and applies pressure with methodical strokes. It focuses on particular health issues such as injuries, immobility, chronic pain, and other ailments.
This massage chair type kneads one’s back by stretching and moving in circular motions on the spinal area to promote nutrient distribution. It also addresses the common knots on the neck and shoulder region.
If the massage chair has an ottoman, it can use reflexology to apply pressure on vital points in the human foot. Every area of the foot has a specific effect on organs and various other parts of the body, so reflexology is the perfect method of attaining full-body balance.
Stretching and acupressure are the main techniques that a Shiatsu massage applies. Aptly translated as “finger pressure”, it relieves stress by helping to regulate one’s “chi” or energy properly. It unblocks one’s energy channels and invigorates all senses.
Using long massage strokes, the common Swedish Massage alleviates joint stiffness by sliding, tapping, vibrating, and kneading the muscles.
This unique massage uses tapping techniques (sort of like a percussion massage) with rhythms that invigorate the spine and the nerves. It can also tone muscles and encourage scar tissue breakdown.
Easily calming to any type of discomfort, vibration massages have various pulsating options that one can set depending on the intensity. It also gets rid of soreness with its cyclic rhythms.
Are all massage chairs built that way?
The answer is no. If you have a masseur or therapist, chances are you (or him) have one of those portable massage chairs that can be folded up and transported around, thanks to their lightweight aluminum frame. No electronic circuitry is involved, just some levers or knobs to adjust the height of the chair.
The proliferation of massage chairs in the market these days is enough to make you dizzy. Just go into cyberspace and see how many stores sell these. This is not counting those entrepreneurs who prefer not to advertise on the web. Talk about market share. It’s almost like not knowing what to buy any more, because massage chairs, like bread, come in a huge variety.