The best way to choose the right massage chair is to sit down in it and give it a try. No matter how well researched, the best choice ultimately relies on a combination of comfort and a person's specific needs from a massage chair.
Beyond basic comfort and functionality, there are some general guidelines to follow when purchasing a massage chair. The cost of a chair is typically an issue for many consumers. In most cases, a higher cost equals higher quality mechanics that are responsible for providing the massage. Chairs that are less expensive can be made with parts from a third-party manufacturer. This generally means that the parts do not carry any extended warranty and can malfunction a lot sooner than more expensive, high-grade parts.
Research the exact manner in which the chair operates while massaging. Some chairs feature a rolling massage while others vibrate and pulse on specific pressure points. More advanced features on higher end massage chairs provide pressure and release to mimic actual acupressure massage. These chairs are designed to help provide relief from a wide range of muscle and nerve pain from an assortment of medical issues. Know which type of massage you needed to narrow the search and purchase a better chair.