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  • Amelia C.

Will a Massage Chair Hurt my Back?

If you’ve been looking into getting a massage chair, but you’re concerned about the consequences for you, then read on. We’re going to explore the answer to the question of will a massage chair hurt your back.

massage chair

It’s no secret that massage chairs deliver a lot of benefits, one of them being that you can have your own massage therapist who knows your preferences, at any time of day or night. You can arrive home from work and immediately sit in your massage chair for a soothing session of relaxation. Whether they will hurt your back or not depends greatly on the quality of the massage chair. There is a wide range of massage chairs on the market, the best massage chairs have extensive ergo-metric knowledge applied in the design phase. For instance, Weyron massage chairs are designed to follow the S shape of the spine (a straight track massage chair will hit and grind on your bones) and also the high-performance massage heads are made of highest quality silicone compared to cheap hard rubber found on less expensive chairs.

massage chair back stretch

A massage chair should be built to help with both back and spinal therapy. Of course, the health of your spine is incredibly important for you to be able to live an active life. Whenever you’ve had any type of back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Whether you’ve pulled a muscle, pinched a nerve or had a slipped disc, it can lead to a lot of pain and loss of mobility. A good quality chair should be able to locate and hit the right problem spots and give the user the best experience and benefits. Something you may not know is that the top chiropractors use massage chairs to treat their spinal therapy patients. The role of the chiropractor is to ensure that your body is in alignment. Using a variety of techniques in addition to exerting force on joints with their hands, heat, ice, exercise and more are used. Many chiropractors use massage chairs to help.

Massage chair techniques

Kneading, knocking, rolling, tapping, back-rub and Japanese finger pressing (shiatsu) massages are now all available from massage chairs. These can all be used to target areas of the spine. Loosening tight muscles, improving mobility and flexibility can all occur in addition to reducing lactic acid and other build ups of toxins from the body.

symphony massage chair

Swelling can be reduced and blood flow enhanced using heat therapy which comes from the integrated heater in a massage chair. Heat is also used to warm up the muscles and get your body ready for relaxation.

massage chair stretching

Stretching and traction systems on the massage chair can also be relied on for promoting flexibility and mobility in the back, the shoulders, arms and the legs. Our advice is to invest in a decent massage chair in first instance, rather than feeling reluctant to sit on a cheap, uncomfortable massage chair. An ergonomic designed massage chair will not hurt your back in any way. Don’t mind the price because in the long run the money you’ve spent will be an investment in your comfort, lifestyle and your health.

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