The Science Behind Massage Chairs

In today’s fast-paced world of highly advanced modern technology, advancements in medical research and modern technology have come together to evolve the ever-popular antidote for body pain, stress and tension while promoting relaxation and well-being and enhancing body function and healing process, in highly advanced and sophisticated chairs. These massage chairs achieve the usual physical, mental and emotional benefits of a regular traditional massage but in a more cost-and-time-efficient, flexible and convenient way that suits today’s hectic lifestyle.

Nowadays, chairs like the massage chair in Perth are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are pushing for a healthier lifestyle. These once novel and very expensive ergonomically-designed massage chairs are now more affordable than ever and are engineered with multiple hi-tech attributes to deliver a more personalized massage therapy tailored to the individual’s needs while sitting or in a reclining position in the convenience of your home or office at anytime of the day or night.

Massaging chairs vary tremendously in style and intensity, from cheap “vibrate only” chairs to full intensity Shiatsu models including zero gravity full body massage chairs. While no two have the exact same design, basically, most of them contain a frame that supports an internal electronic system of motors, gears, rollers and vibration mechanisms designed to move in a 3-dimensional fashion in order to mimic and simulate the way professional massage therapists use their fingers, thumbs and palms in a traditional massage. These electronic systems of motors gears, rollers and vibration mechanisms move in patterns determined by the structure of the frame, giving the different massage strokes to apply tension and pain relieving therapy to the person sitting on them.

There are also some more advanced massage chairs that make use of a couple of curved tracks that are shaped similar to your back or a mechanical arm that can move left and right as well as up and down and even in small circles. All of these are powered by an electric motor and controlled by the chair’s microprocessor which stores a number of pre-programmed movements and patterns that simulate common massage styles.

Most massaging chair today come with some form of controller to vary the type of strokes, location, or intensity of massage.

Many modern massage chairs can perform a number of massage styles similar to that a regular massage therapy offers such as kneading which improves your blood circulation and provides deep tissue relief, tapping that relieves your body aches and reduces stress, shiatsu which is a combination of rolling and kneading for your trouble spots, pressing for your stiff and tight muscles, vibration which stimulates your digestion, circulation, metabolism and lymphatic flow and stretching which improves your blood flow and releases tight muscles and joints.

Massaging chair most frequently resembles recliners that are designed with electrical and mechanical systems that can operate in multiple positions. There are some that have a motorized reclining system. This enables the user to change the chair’s position by pressing a button on the control system. Others, on the other hand, require the user to pull a release handle before physically pushing back against the backrest of the chair.

This number of features further increases the feeling that the massage is being administered by an actual human masseuse. So, rather than traveling to a therapist, you can now enjoy professional massaging therapy, soothing away your back pains and tensions with your own massage chair.