Understanding the Different Types of Massage Techniques
Massage chairs are built to mimic the human massage experience. From locating the pressure points, the roller movements, massage styles and choreography, are all inspired by the actual humanly touch.
While massage chairs do not replace the human massage experience, it does a good job in replicating some of the more popular massage styles.
Here are some of the most popular massage styles that are built into our massage chairs
This Japanese technique applies pressure to different points on your body using the fingers, thumbs, and palms. It can be particularly effective in relieving stress and tension, improving circulation, and promoting overall relaxation. Many high-quality massage chairs offer Shiatsu-style programs.
Kneading involves compressing soft tissues against each other or against the underlying bones. This type of massage can be especially beneficial for tight muscles, promoting relaxation and improved circulation.
In a rolling massage, the rollers move up and down the body, mimicking the hand movements of a professional masseuse. This is a gentle massage type that can be relaxing and comforting.
Tapping is a unique massage technique that mimics a "tapping" or "percussion" feeling on your back, helping to stimulate muscles and relieve stress. This technique can be particularly effective for revitalizing tired muscles.
Known for its long, flowing strokes, Swedish massage promotes relaxation and improved circulation. It's often found in massage chairs with longer tracks that can reach most of the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
This is a more intense massage type designed to reach deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It's often used to help with muscle damage from injuries. Not all massage chairs offer a true deep tissue massage, but many offer modes that mimic this type of massage.
While not a massage type per se, zero gravity is a popular feature in massage chairs. It places you in a position that distributes your weight evenly across the chair, reducing pressure on your spine and joints. Many people find this to be the most comfortable position for a massage.
Again, not a massage type, but many massage chairs include heat therapy. The heat can help to further relax muscles, making the massage even more effective.
We hope you found this short guide helpful to in your journey to find the perfect massage chair. Remember, the best massage chair for you will depend on your personal preferences and needs. It's always, always recommended to visit a massage chair store near you and experience them yourself.