Benefits of a Massage Chair – Relaxation of Mind & Body

 17-07-2016  Massage Chairs

In today’s fast paced world, massages for many people are necessary and even vital for relaxation to some. But it can often be inconvenient and costly to fit in regular massages with a professional massage therapist. This is where Sasaki UK’s massage chairs can offer a cost effective alternative, and a life changing solution for relaxation of the mind and body.

In a survey completed by the Mississippi Medical University (USA) in 1996, 26 out of a group of 50 people were given massage chairs to try, and 24 were given ordinary recliners. Those with massage chairs were accustomed to having a massage for 15 minutes a day, twice a week, for 5 weeks. Statistics show those who had massages experienced less stress, and became more focused while working. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

In another survey done by Bowling Green State University (USA) in 1997, 52 people tried a massage chair for 15 minutes and had their blood pressure monitored before and after. Statistics showed that all 52 people’s blood pressure was lower after using the massage chair. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


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Chair massage focuses on the upper body areas that often cause problems for people who may, for example, routinely sit at a desk or repeatedly use a computer keyboard. These repetitive motions often cause pain, especially if that individual does not counteract these activities with regular fitness regimen.

Just a touch of a button will give a professional ‘Full Body’ massage that goes from the neck to the soles of the feet. It penetrates deep into the body for maximum comfort.


Is the massage chair a good substitute for a massage therapist?


The massage chair may have begun simply as lounge chairs that had built-in vibrators, but today, with thanks to innovators like Sasaki, they have become much more than that. These chairs have become wonderful therapeutic devices. Anyone that has one of these chairs understands that the physical and psychological benefits are quite real.

The more modern chair has a variety of massage motions. If you plan on buying one of these chairs, you should try to get one that has three different types of massage techniques. The first is called Shiatsu. This method kneads your back muscles from one side to the other horizontally across your backbone. Shiatsu is more complicated than this, but this is the basic principle. The second type of massage motion is like a gentle tapping that goes up and down your back like a shower massage or like little chops. The third motion is an up and down roller motion on both sides of your spine. This motion relaxes and lengthens the back muscles and the spine. Most of these motions are combined into automatic programs. Some chairs even have automatic programs that vary the intensity while others vary the type of massage that is given, so it is important that you know the difference between the two programs.

Some of the very best chairs offer both leg and foot massage. These come highly recommended as they do an excellent job. Some chairs also have arm massage capabilities, but these have not been found to be quite as effective as the foot, leg and back massage. You want to make sure you get a reclining chair so that you get the maximum benefit from the massage. It would be good if you got a chair that reclined at a full 180 degrees.

Sasaki UK offers a wide range of chairs to suit your specific needs AND your full body massage needs. You can opt for total relaxation of mind and body by choosing to have all of the benefits in one chair, or you can opt for a chair that only targets certain areas that affect you.

Perhaps a chair can never be a complete substitute for a massage therapist, but it comes pretty close! It’s also a cost effective way to ensure a lifetime’s supply of massages at any time of the day, in the comfort of your own home. Some would argue that this is what makes it a fantastic substitute. But the only way to know if you want to buy one of our chairs is to actually try one out. You will probably wonder how you were able to go so long without one!