Are Massage Chairs Good for You?

Are Massage Chairs Good for You?

The main advantage of massage chairs is pretty obvious - there is something wonderful about the fact that you can get a massage treatment whenever you want, from the comfort of your own home. It’s for this reason that massage chairs are so appealing to so many.

So, you may be wondering, are massage chairs good for you and your back? And are massage chairs worth the investment? In this article, we outline the health benefits they provide, which range from loosening muscles all the way to boosting immune systems to help you decide if a luxury massage chair is right for you.


Table of Contents

  •   So, Are Massage Chairs Good for You?
  •   The Health Benefits of Using a Massage Chair

o   Relief of Stress & Tension in the Body

o   Loosen Muscles

o   Aiding Blood and Lymphatic Flow

o   Improves Sleep Quality

o   Immune System Boost

o   Pain Relief & Improved Circulation

o   Reduce Headaches

o   Improves Posture & Spine Alignment

o   Increases Mobility & Flexibility

  •   Final Thoughts


So, Are Massage Chairs Good for You?

Massage chairs have plenty of health and well-being benefits that will improve your quality of life.

The practice of massages has a long history of providing a wide range of benefits, from pain relief and improved circulation to accelerated healing, so chairs that replicate human contact also have many well-being wins.

Massages from chairs are programmed to act in a similar way to that of a massage given by hand, with some chairs being designed by human massage therapists to replicate the movements of human hands massage. Given what massage chairs are designed to do (replicate a real massage), you can expect the same great benefits - plus more!


The Health Benefits of Using a Massage Chair

There are plenty of health benefits to using a massage chair, from helping improve your sleep to boosting your immune system. Read on to find out how a massage chair could improve your life: 

Relief of Stress & Tension in the Body

Massages in general are great at helping to release stress, as they help to lower your heart rate as you relax. Sore muscles can be a sign of stress, so by massaging them you can take away the worries of the day. The beauty of a massage chair is that you can treat yourself to some downtime and unwind in your chair whenever you want!

Loosen Muscles

One of the biggest benefits of having a massage chair is that it relieves muscle pain and tension, and muscle spasms, cramps, and soreness from daily activities can all be alleviated by using one. Massage chairs are also great for post-workout recovery because they encourage our parasympathetic nervous system to become more relaxed after exercise.

Aiding Blood and Lymphatic Flow

By massaging your body systematically and pressing into the muscles, massage chairs will help aid the blood and lymphatic flow to your liver and kidneys. This is done by lifting your legs, using airbags to compress your muscles and limbs, and massaging in the direction of flow towards your heart.

Improves Sleep Quality

Massage chairs can aid in sleep quality by increasing the levels of serotonin in the body (sleep-related disorders like insomnia are commonly associated with serotonin deficiency), as well as aid in mind and body relaxation that will allow you to drift off into a peaceful night’s slumber.

Immune System Boost

Massages have been found to help increase the production of lymphocytes in your body. These are the white blood cells that fight against infections, so by spending time on your chair, you’ll be boosting not just your well-being but your immune health, too. 

Pain Relief & Improved Circulation

Massage chairs can help relieve overall pain in the body. Blood flow is increased when the body is being massaged, leading to greater circulation. Nutrients are also able to be absorbed into muscle tissues, and as endorphin levels are increased, it leads to reduced pain and anxiety.

Reduce Headaches

Migraines and headaches often go hand in hand with symptoms such as neck pain, as well as sore shoulder and back muscle stiffness. Massages have been found to reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of stress headaches, so it’s little wonder time spent on massage chairs will help in the reduction of such ailments.

Improves Posture & Spine Alignment

If you sit at a desk all day, chances are your posture will suffer, which can lead to a variation of ailments in the long run. When the body is relaxed, you will sit up straighter, which in turn will help your posture. Massage chairs are great for stretching your back and as a result, you'll be able to sit up straight comfortably, and improve overall posture. 

Increases Mobility & Flexibility

Massage chairs can help increase your mobility and flexibility as they aid in releasing any tension in the muscles. By increasing the blood flow to them, inflammation, swelling, and soreness are all reduced, which in turn leads to an increased range of motion.


Final Thoughts

As Australia's leading luxury massage chair specialist for over 20 years, Relax for Life offers a range of luxury Japanese massage chair models that will elevate your relaxation to new heights. Visit our showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne or on the Gold Coast to test out a chair that’s right for you, or shop online to discover all we have to offer.

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