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How do I Choose the Best Shiatsu Chair Massager?

Henry Gaudet
Henry Gaudet

When you decide to buy a shiatsu chair massager, be prepared for a lot of sitting. Test as many chairs as possible. Take note of comfort before switching the chair on, and look closely at the settings and features on offer. Consider as well the space that it will occupy in your home, and if you’re like most people, price will be an issue as well.

Shiatsu massage can be a great way to relax and reduce aches and pains, but scheduling regular massages can be time consuming and impractical. A shiatsu chair massager offers some of the benefits of professional massage in your own home. You also have the advantage of control, adjusting the massage as desired with the simple touch of a button.

Woman with hand on her hip
Woman with hand on her hip

With many purchases, price comparison and a list of features offer enough information to make an informed choice, allowing you to shop at home. That won’t work with massage chairs. To assess a chair’s comfort and quality, you will need to try it out. Take the time to visit as many retailers as possible to find the best shiatsu massage chair.

There are a wide variety of chairs available, with different shapes, sizes, designs and features. The shiatsu massage chair that you select should be comfortable and relaxing even before you switch it on. After a few chairs, you might feel a bit like Goldilocks, with one to soft and another too hard, or too narrow, or with a lumbar support too high, but you will get a better massage from the chair that’s just right.

Take a look at the controls as well. They should be intuitive and easy to manage. Run through the massage options to see which works best for you. The remote will also give you an idea of what extra features are included on the chair.

Every shiatsu chair massager is equipped to massage your back, but some offer neck and leg massage as well. If you have regular aches and pains, make sure that the chair you choose targets your problem areas. Chairs with these extra functions will cost more, however, and you can save money on a simpler shiatsu chair massager if a back massage is all you need.

Often, people forget to consider where they will put a new shiatsu chair massager. Many of these chairs are quite large, taking up considerable floor space. Massage chairs are motorized and need to be placed near an available power outlet. Consider the decor of the room as well, and select a color and design that can fit in.

After you narrow your search to a handful of chairs, price comparison might be the deciding factor. If prices vary by a wide margin, take a closer look before leaping at the bargain. Price is no guarantee of quality, but discount deals might indicate lower standards or cheaper parts, meaning that your new chair might not work as well or as long.

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