ENSURE THE STRENGTH OF THE CHAIR
An armchair that will host tens of thousands of stressed clients must be prepared. Regarding the coating, the leather is quite resistant, except for the heat and the movements of the rollers. On the other hand favor a good leather like buffalo leather, the imitation is cracking fast. And who says leather says maintenance, otherwise the rollers under the chair can quickly degrade. Cleansing milk or baby cleansing milk is effective for cleaning. A leather model is obviously more expensive: between € 3,000 and € 6,000. Manufacturers also use elastic synthetic materials with high resistance to wear and work. Vinyl is less likely to deteriorate than leather, but it does not have the same elegance. You may not know it, but your chair is powered by motors that “animate” it by moving massage balls and rollers that replicate professional massage techniques. For a quality machine, you need quality parts. Do not underestimate theperformance of your engines . The size of your massage rollers is important, since the larger a roll is and the wider the back will be able to massage. Your chair must be able to adapt to all morphologies, and therefore to all backs. The origin of the chair also allows to learn about the quality of the product. Products with EEC standards are of course recommended, as are models of Japanese or German origin (such as Siemens). Go to a material that has already been proven, and a brand known as Human Touch, Inada or Vitalform.
WHAT CAPACITIES FOR MY CHAIR?
Your chair will host everything that can pass on your site, to know everyone. In addition to withstanding wear, it must be able to receive all the morphologies and all types of pain, especially if you are in institute. The chair is designed to imitate the techniques of professional masseurs. The more he knows and the more he will be able to treat your patients. What are these techniques? Shiatsu massage,of Japanese origin, uses the pressure points of the body to treat functional disorders and to distribute your energy in the body. The massage is both relaxing and invigorating. The rollers and massage balls will reproduce these movements by exerting pressure and rolling on the different areas of the body that you wish to treat: back, shoulders, legs, etc. Your chair should also be able to reproduce the following techniques:
- kneading relieving pain and strengthening muscles. It promotes blood circulation and dispels fatigue
- palpate-rolling relieves back strain
- the tapping that stimulates and strengthens the muscles
- Compression consists of alternative flicking through a system of airbags that massage the muscles and help relieve stress
- the “rolling” or rolling massage, which promotes muscle relaxation
- Gripping is a technique where you grab and release your limbs repeatedly to relieve muscle pain. All armchairs do not offer it because it is a particularly difficult technique to reproduce
- Footrests adapted to reflexology to stimulate the pressure points of the arch
- vibration massage will relieve the stiffness of your patients’ muscles
- the heat diffused by your chair will relax the muscles in order to prepare them for the best massage
OPTIONS NOT TO FORGET
Some options are desirable for greater convenience and adaptability to patients. There are different varieties of scanner so that the wheelchair identifies the patient and its needs, and can adapt to it. There are three types:
- the stature scan simply evaluates the length of the back and the location of the shoulders.
- the optical scan with detection of the points of accupression allows, in addition to the measurement of stature, to detect the most strained zones in order to provide a massage accordingly
- the heart rate sensor scan is the best since it will measure sweat rate and patient stress
Rather than buying your chair, do you know that you can just rent it ? Renting has the advantage of being much less expensive if the use of your chair is temporary, for example by entering an event or other. The different formulas offered are monthly, and as an example, depending on the model proposed, the price is around € 150 and € 300 per month. Purchase or rental, everything depends on the use you make of it. Know finally that there are massage chairs with coin mechanism. Its advantage is to offer a massage service in exchange for a token or a coin. The duration of the massage is then 5 to 15 minutes. Most of these models are equipped with wheels to make them easier to move. The client can then choose his own massage program. Ideal for chairs oriented towards the general public. The price of such a chair is between 2.000 € and 6.000 €.
You have all the cards in hand to choose the chair that will accommodate all possible patients: no discrimination in the field of well-being! Have you ever bought this type of armchair? Was the experience good? Let us share your experience by leaving us a comment.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF REAL RELAX MASSAGE CHAIR?
WHAT CAN AN ARMCHAIR DO FOR YOUR LEGS?
Depending on your needs, you can choose a simple chair, which massages only the back, or a more complete chair, which also massages the glutes and the legs. If you want a relaxing massage in the evening , and you spend a lot of time standing up, it’s better to have an armchair that can massage your legs: your feet and your calves are enclosed by airbags that inflate and deflate, imitating the palm with one hand, to stimulate blood circulation and relieve heavy legs . Stimulating the acupressure points, airbags cause a pumping effect, help eliminate toxins and promote lymphatic drainage.
When buying, be careful because this feature will increase the price of the chair, but the number of airbags and their effectiveness may vary from one chair to another. Airbags can also be installed in the seat, at the level of the glutes.
HOW AN ARMCHAIR SOOTHES YOUR BACK PAIN
If you suffer especially from the back, you will be able to do without the low part, but the quality armchairs integrate it almost systematically today. It is probably better to have a good chair that does not use all the functions, a chair just right, apparently, but of lower quality. The best compromise would probably be to opt for a massage seat, which you can attach to any chair to enjoy a back massage.
ANOTHER SOLUTION RATHER?
To massage this part of the body, the inclination of the chair is important because it enhances the action of the rollers using your own weight. Recent models reproduce the position “zero gravity”, adopted by astronauts at the time of takeoff. This position is ideal for relaxation, and allows you to fully enjoy the benefits of massage. Likewise, the heated backrests (found in many massage seats) are a real plus: the heat helps relax the muscles and dilate the vessels, which accelerates the blood circulation, and makes the massage more effective . The rollers act more deeply and with less intensity.
Finally, always check the range of massage of an armchair before buying it. This is the distance that the rollers can travel. This indication will allow you to know if the chair is able to massage the lumbar and lower back, or the top of the shoulders, or even the neck. A massage of limited amplitude can be quite frustrating, or completely ineffective. It is better not to try to save on this point.