Unlocking Your Body's Potential: 3 Expert Massage Techniques
Massage chairs make it easy to enjoy the benefits of a massage from the comfort of your home. But if you really want to make the most of your massage chair and maximize its benefits, it’s important to find the right chair, learn how to use its best features and create a massage schedule to stay consistent.
Let’s take a closer look at three professional tactics used to promote health with massage and the potential benefits of massage health and wellness.
How to Promote Health with Massage
Massage has long been used to help people relax, alleviate tension and to address specific ailments, like pain or limited range of motion.
Research suggests that medical massage therapy, balance massage therapy and other forms of massage therapy can provide the following benefits:
- Help with nerve compression
- Improved circulation
- Alleviation of tight muscles, aches and pains
- More energy and stamina
- Improved flexibility
Many people use massage as a tool to help treat or manage a variety of conditions, from anxiety and depression to arthritis, sciatica, fatigue and more.
Massage chairs can help you take advantage of these same benefits, but without the added time and expense of having to visit a massage therapist. The key is learning how to make your massage chair a part of your health and wellness routine.
Professional Tactics to Maximize the Benefits of Massage Chairs
There are several professional tactics you can employ to make the most of your massage chair, starting with finding the right model for your needs.
Choosing The Right Massage Chair for You
Choosing a massage chair is not a decision to take lightly. It’s important to compare features and weigh the pros and cons of different models before making your final decision.
Some of our top massage chairs at Human Touch include:
The WholeBody ROVE offers an array of features to help you relax, de-stress and even recover from an intense workout.
This full body massage chair features:
- S- and L-track massage system that covers the entire length of the spine all the way down to your knees.
- Auto programs to help you get the relief you need, whether it’s post-workout recovery or an aching back.
- Dynamic stretching function to help lengthen muscles and alleviate tension.
- Dual lumbar heating to melt away stress.
- Foot and calf massager for a full-body experience.
- Tablet remote control and wireless device charging.
- Zero gravity seating to elevate your legs above your heart.
The WholeBody ROVE chair only needs 3” of wall clearance to get into a reclining position, so this chair is a great option for smaller spaces.
If you’re looking for a feature-rich chair that can deliver a moderate-intensity massage, the ROVE is a great option.
The Super Novo comes equipped with advanced massage technology and extra features that help create a more immersive experience.
The Super Novo offers the following features:
- S- and L-track massage.
- Extended foot, calf and knee massage functionality.
- 3D and 4D massage programs.
- Built-in sound system.
- Remote control deck.
- 38 auto wellness programs, including deep tissue, relaxation, recovery and more.
- Cloud Touch Acupressure system, which applies pressure to stretch key areas of the body.
- Dual lumbar heating for help with pain relief and relaxation.
- Zero gravity position and full body stretch functionality.
If you’re looking for a massage chair that can do it all and deliver a more intense massage, the Super Novo is a great choice.
The Certus massage chair is designed to deliver a vigorous massage and it’s packed with features that promote health and wellness, including:
- 11 auto wellness programs
- Extended foot and calf massager
- S- and L-track massage
- Zero gravity seating
- Lumbar and foot heating
- AcuPoint detection that maps out massage programs to maximize their effectiveness
- CloudTouch Acupressure system
Certus doesn’t require any wall clearance to use its reclining and zero gravity seating, so this is a chair that can be placed virtually anywhere.
If you’re suffering from aches, pains and muscle tension, the Certus is a massage chair that you can rely on.
Some massage chairs have advanced massage technology, but these chairs may also be too intense for some users. If you’re looking for a gentler massage experience, the Gravis ZG chair is a great option.
The Gravis ZG offers the following features:
- Air massage technology
- Zero gravity seating
- Multi-zone heating
- Powered adjustment of every part of the chair
With the Gravis ZG, you can enjoy the benefits of a gentle massage and zero gravity seating while finding the perfect sitting position.
Learn To Use Different Modes and Features of Massage Chairs
Finding the right massage chair is only one piece of the puzzle. Once you have your new chair in your home, it’s essential to learn how to use its different modes and features properly.
Massage chairs typically come with a variety of built-in programs and functions. It’s important to take the time to learn how to use each of these features.
Experiment with different programs, intensity levels and the built-in features to see which settings and combinations of features work best for you or provide you with the relief you want.
Creating An Individual Schedule of Massage Therapies
Once you’ve found the right chair and the adequate settings for your needs, it’s important to create an individual schedule for your massage therapy.
Whether you're looking at personal or medical massage chairs, you need to use them regularly to really maximize their benefits. The best way to do that is to create a schedule and stick to it to ensure that you use your chair regularly.
While it’s generally not a good idea to use a massage chair more than once a day, you may find that using your chair 3-4 times a week provides the most relief.
Massage chairs promote relaxation, stress relief, pain relief and an array of other wellness benefits. Use the professional tactics above to make the most of your massage chair and experience the benefits yourself.