Massage Chairs Blog

Understanding The Various Massage Techniques

Posted on: April 24, 2009

Most home massage chairs now have several different massage techniques programmed into them that the chair can perform. These can be used either individually or together to create the exact massage you may need at any given time. If you are targeting one trouble spot you may only want to use one particular technique but if you are going for a whole body massage two or more techniques may be best in order to get the best results.

Some massage methods are better than others in certain parts of the body to relax and soothe tight muscles. For example rolling in which the mechanisms in the chair roll up and down while applying a steady pressure is extremely effective on your lower back. While percussion strikes are especially useful around the spinal column. If you are unsure of which massage methods are the best for any particular area that is when it is especially helpful to use the pre-programmed massage sessions that come ready with many chairs.

Of course Swedish massage and the Shiatsu technique are the two most popular overall choices and most massage chairs including those from Human Touch include them for a good overall massage. But each manufacturer also has specialty techniques that they build into some of their chairs. Some are body part specific such as reflexology for the feet or even a special squeezing massage for the buttocks. While others are more specific to the maker and are proprietary techniques that are unique to them but have a very exact purpose.

Whichever massage chair you purchase for your home it is important to get one that includes the massage techniques you prefer. If you are unsure how many massage methods feel than schedule an appointment with a massage therapist or test run several massage chairs to try a few. This will give you a better idea of what kind of chair will best suit you for your home use.


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