After a long day, nothing beats a good massage! In fact, a recent study found that massages can reduce pain, promote relaxation and improve both mood and sleep quality.
The only problem is that paying for a massage and having to continually travel to and from a masseur takes time and costs money.
Chairs with inbuilt back massagers are becoming increasingly popular.
After your initial purchase, you get unlimited massages for years to come.
What could be better?
While exact figures do not exact for Australia, research indicates that in the States alone, approximately 300,000 massage chairs have been purchased in the past five years. And that number is growing every year.
If you decide to purchase a massage chair, there are a few things to consider.
In this post, we're giving you some top tips!
What are you waiting for? Sit back, relax and have a read.
Try Out A Few Back Massagers Before You Make A Purchase
There's no point buying a massage chair if it doesn't hit the 'right spots' when you get it home. Everyone's different and it's important to figure out what kind of back massager you really want.
Massage chairs are designed to emulate the motions and effects of a professional masseur - who use a variety of styles and techniques.
Whether you're buying a back massager to relax or help combat pain or discomfort, ensure there are a range of settings to choose from.
Kneading settings roll from the centre of the spine outwards. It's a great way to relieve stress and it feels like two hands alternately rubbing your back.
Tapping motions get the blood flowing and are particularly good if your muscles are sore from intense exercise.
Rolling gently moves and stretches the spinal bones. Your muscles are stretched out too. Most quality massage chairs come with rolling action standard.
Additional features are included in many massage chairs these days.
Mechanical foot rollers, inversion, extended roller tracks, music systems and head massagers are just some of the extras you can opt for.
You can choose as many of as little of these as you want. There's usually the option to add them at a later date too.
Look At Reviews
Do your research online or, if you can, get the advice of someone who knows the massage chair market.
Be careful of unknown brands.
You're making an investment and it needs to be with the right product.
The uLove and uDivaClassic are brilliant choices.
If you need to relax or feel rejuvenated, a massage chair can be just the ticket.
The pressure and the motions of a back massager can help relax muscles, tendons and ligaments.
They also bring you into the present moment and can help reduce stress and anxiety.