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Why massage should be part of our lives

There are so many more benefits from massage, besides the relief of stress, body aches and pain.
When your muscles hold any degree of tension, blood flow is restricted, and it's these restrictions that starve the tissues and the organs, of fluids, oxygen, and nutrients.
This can, and will cause health issues over time. 

Massage relaxes your body, releasing these restrictions, which allows the increased flow of fluids, oxygen, and nutrients to your tissues and organs, which will improve your overall health.
Massage also reduces harmful levels of stress hormones, while increasing endorphin levels and your feeling of well being! 

Massage also stimulates the lymphatic system, which is probably the most under rated system in the human body.
It's responsible for detoxifying the body, by the removal of older fluids from the tissues, and transporting wastes to the lymph nodes, where they filter the wastes and return fresh fluids to your system.
This is what helps to boost the immune system.
The lymphatic system is also responsible for the absorption and transportation of fatty acids from the digestive systems, and the transportation of white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes, and into the bones.

Now, just in case you're wondering how well a massage chair will compare to treatment from a massage therapist, many of our clients have stated, without us asking them, that our chairs perform better then their massage therapist, however, to be fair to all massage therapists, that would depend on the individual. 

Nick Fahmie - President - Massage Chair, Inc.

Massage Chair, Inc. represents quality massage chair companies only, such as Diawa, Infinity, Luraco, Ogawa, Osaki, and Titan massage chairs.

The models that we choose for our massage chair showroom, were individually selected over all other models on the market, for a number of reasons.

1 - The comfort level of the chair itself.
2 - The effectiveness as a therapeutic device.
3 - The quality of the parts used during the construction of the massage chair.
4 - The support networks and the level of integrity of the companies that we represent.
5 - The overall value, or bang for your buck.

We sell quality only, but if there's ever an issue with your chair, you couldn't have a better team by your side.
Nick Fahmie, our service team leader, is an expert technician with 35 years of diagnostic and service experience, which is extremely important once your chair is out of warranty.
We service what we sell, we're NJ licensed and bonded, and are known for our honesty, integrity, and literally going the extra mile!
Why Massage Chair Inc.? - 4/15/2018
1 - We're not subject to economic or technological swings that affect chain or big box stores, and in effect, their warranties.
2 - Our collection of massage chairs have been carefully selected from all other chairs on the market, for the quality of construction, their comfort level, the overall value of the price range, and their ability to provide a truly therapeutic massage.
3 - We offer "Real" massage chair service to our clients, and personally service what we sell.
Most dealers use 3rd parties to handle their service, which has become a major problem for many people who expected service as they were promised, at the time of purchase.
We receive these type of phone calls on a consistent basis.
4 - We don't tell you, what we think you want to hear.
We present the facts, and details that you won't find anywhere else.
5 - Our prices are better than you'll find on the internet or in any other store!
Nick Fahmie - President - Massage Chair Inc.
Feel great! - Massage and your overall health - 3/7/2018
The health benefits of regular massage, is one of the most understated topics in traditional medicine.
Regular massage relaxes muscles and connective tissues, allowing blood to flow freely and unrestricted, effectively transporting oxygen and nutrients to the surrounding tissues and organs.

When the muscles and connective tissues are stressed, blood vessels are restricted, impairing proper blood flow.
The heart has to work extra hard, which eventually can cause health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, muscle pain, dementia, and disease.

Massage also stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for the absorption and transportation of fatty acids from the digestive system, and the transportation of white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes, into the bones.
The lymphatic system is also responsible for the removal of fluids from tissues, by transporting the waste to your lymph nodes, where they filter the wastes and return fresh fluid to your bloodstream.
This helps to detoxify the body.

Massage is beneficial to so many medical conditions, it may be one of the most effective proactive health treatments available!
Learn more about the health benefits of massage, on our Health and Wellness webpage
We pass through this life but once, and owe it to ourselves to make our journey the best journey possible, for ourselves and for our loved ones.
Obtaining the best quality of life for ourselves, will enable us to help our loved ones - obtain theirs.
"Peace of Mind" Lifetime Labor Warranties
This warranty is a product of Jez Enterprises, and is promoted by other massage chair dealers.
4 out of 5 Yelp reviews rate - Jez Enterprises - at 1 star.

Terms and conditions:
- Labor will be performed by a qualified technician, as long as there is a qualified technician available to your area.
The land area of the contiguous United States is 2,959,064 square miles.
There are approximately 30 locations in the USA, that are "serviced" by Jez.
This amounts to 1 tech for every 100,000 sq. miles.
A zip code database, provided by Jez Enterprises, will allow you to know if your zip code falls within a 25 mile radius, or if your location will require additional travel charges.

- If the chair is beyond repair, the dealer will not replace the chair or ship it to the massage chair company for further diagnostics. The labor coverage is for in-home service only.
“Beyond repair” refers to chairs that cannot be repaired by a Jez technician, based on their diagnosis of your chair’s problem. 
Other factors that may determine your chair’s “repair-ability” include the age of your chair, discontinued models/parts, severity of damage, and availability of parts from the massage chair company.

Labor coverage does not include any loss or damage resulting from: improper installation; unauthorized repairs; alterations or modifications of original condition; improper use of electrical/power supply, loss of power; electrical disturbances and power surges; dropped product; a malfunction or damage resulting from improper or unreasonable use or maintenance; failure to follow operating instructions; transportation damage.
Changes, amendments, and modifications to the Lifetime Labor Warranty are left to the sole discretion of the dealer.

Thanks for taking the time,
Nicholas Fahmie - President - Massage Chair Inc.
From OSHA Handbook - Page 9
Prevention and Relief of Back Pain - You can minimize and prevent back pain with stretches that make the muscles in your back, stomach, hips and thighs flexible and strong.
Stretching reduces Injuries
When you stretch, muscles relax and lengthen.
Relaxed muscles withstand stress better than tight ones.

Typically, the more flexible you are, the less likely you are to suffer back pain.
Stretching can increase your range of motion, making you more effective at work and in other activities.
It may help you become more efficient in performing your daily tasks.
Financial benefits of having a massage chair in the workplace:
Stress - Impedes the thought process, which slows productivity in the workplace.
Stress also wears on the immune system and is a major contributor to illness, amounting to
lost productivity and/or lost work days.
The American Medical Association reports that stress is the root cause of more than 60% of all illness and disease.

Anyone who sits behind a desk for the majority of their work day, commonly experience lower back pain.
Anyone who is on their feet all day, such as construction workers, landscapers, retail and restaurant workers, hair stylists, etc. commonly experience foot pain and/or lower back pain.

A massage chair can dramatically reduce these pain and stress levels.
This helps to boost the immune system and promote a healthy work environment, boosting employee morale and increasing productivity.
Productivity affects the bottom line.

Professions that can directly benefit from a Massage Chair:
Dentist - Dental anxiety is one of the top reasons that people avoid the dentist.
A massage chair in the waiting room can help dental patients to relax, making their visit a more positive experience.
Chiropractor - Chiropractic care can be much more effective, if the patient's muscles are relaxed,because tight muscles can resist chiropractic adjustments.
A massage chair in the waiting room can help patients to relax and obtain better results from their visit.

About Massage Chair, Inc.
Massage Chair Inc. is a division of Air Speed Service Co.
We have the best selection of massage chairs on the entire East Coast, and if there's ever an issue with one of our chairs, we're Licensed & Bonded with 35 years of diagnostic and repair experience.
We sell quality only, and have a wide range of new and gently used massage chairs, with prices for our new massage chairs starting at $2695-, and floor model prices starting under $2000-.

Appointments are E-Z and at your convenience - just call us at 732-201-7777.

Thanks for taking the time,
Nick Fahmie - President - Massage Chair, Inc.
Massage Chair Buyer's Guide - Revised 11/3/2017
If you truly need a massage chair to do your own at home therapy, it's important to make the right decision, the first time around.
This article was written, because purchasing the right massage chair can be a complicated process, and there are so many things that should be considered, that are often overlooked.

Try it before you buy it.
Anyone who needs a massage chair as an alternative to traditional physical therapy, and buys one without actually trying it, is doing themselves a great injustice.
If you don't feel comfortable in it, chances are you won't use it enough to benefit from regular massage sessions.

A massage chair has to fit your body's shape, size, and sensitivity level, and that can only be determined, by actually trying it.

Buying a massage chair without trying it, is like buying a pair of shoes, without trying them on.
If you've ever done this, you probably know that even though a pair of shoes appears to be the right size, they may not feel comfortable.
It's exactly the same, with a massage chair.

All massage chairs look great on paper, but...
Buy the chair, not the hype.
An advertisement or even a review, won't tell you how comfortable you feel in any massage chair.
Purchasing a massage chair because "the reviews look good", is the primary reason for customer dissatisfaction.

Low price, or Quality - You can't have it both ways.
There are 2 types of massage chairs on the market.
Quality massage chairs, and knock offs.
Knock-offs - Their ads use the same "quality" illustrations as quality chairs, and in the description, they appear to have the same features too, but that's where the similarity ends.
They're constructed using the cheapest components available, and the reliability, the feel, and the performance of these chairs may be less than desirable,
More often than not, they're not available to demo.
Service - Even if stated in the ad, the support may not be there when you need it,
They may have appealing price points, but I promise, you'll get what you pay for.

Quality massage chairs are available for you to demo, in brick and mortar showrooms.
They're constructed using quality components, and they're designed for comfort.
They have true therapeutic value and can perform flawlessly for many years. Possibly even decades.
They have an established support network behind them, and if there's ever an issue, quality support should be available to you.

Your Massage Chair Budget
To help you determine your massage chair budget, ask yourself the following questions:

1 - How long would you like your massage chair last?
There are chairs that may last a year, and chairs that can last for decades, and anything in between.
If you'd like your massage chair to last at least 5 years, it has to be constructed with quality parts.

2 - Will you use your massage chair as a therapeutic device?
If so, calculate the savings of monthly or annual massage therapy or chiropractor visits.
Factor in the time saved and the convenience, by doing your own therapy in your own home or office.
This should all play a big part of how much you should be willing to invest in your massage chair.
Expect to spend at the very least, $2500- for a quality massage chair.

This is the start of the price range for a chair that will give you everything you need, including foot rollers, which is needed for full body rejuvenation.

S-Track or an L-Track
Which is a better massage chair for you?
The advantage of an S-Track massage chair, is that the Stretch program can be more effective than an L-Track's, because the backrest of an S-track is a separate component from the seat, giving the design a greater range of motion.

The Stretch program helps with spinal decompression, which relieves the pressure between the discs, alleviating back pain and other compression symptoms.

The advantage of an L-Track, is that the roller mechanism has a substantially longer reach, traveling under the seat and relaxing more of your muscles and connective tissues, which is advantageous for Sciatica.
L-Tracks also have a Stretch program and they do accomplish the task, but the actual stretch may not extend as far, because the backrest and seat are one component.

They both should have a waist twist/sway program, which helps to relax the muscles and connective tissues in the lower back.
The stretch and the waist twist both help to promote the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrients into the lower lumbar region, so for best results, drink plenty of water after your session.

Floor Models
If you’re considering buying a floor model, consider where you’re buying it from.
If you find one in a mall, chances are that it’s been used a lot, and at times without proper supervision.
The motors may have been subjected to hours of non-stop use without adequate cool down time.

If you find one in a privately run store, chances are it’s been used a lot less than a chair found at a mall, and that it’s use has been properly supervised.

Choose your massage chair dealer wisely
When shopping for a massage chair, many people don't think about a massage chair breaking down until sometime after the sale, or when it happens.
A massage chair is like anything else, and parts and service will be needed at some point in time.

Like any other business, most salesmen will say whatever it takes to close the sale.
Many dealers claim to provide service, and even top-of-the-line warranties, but more often than not, they provide service by using a 3rd party service company, which can be hit or miss.
Believe me, we get the calls.

Warranties are only as good as the warranty company behind it, and whoever they choose to send you.
Handymen and furniture assemblers are often substituted, and an incorrect diagnosis can turn into a very stressful situation, especially if you're out of warranty.
Also, in-home service may not be available when you're out of warranty.
I've heard too many stories, about massage chairs that just sit there idle, collecting dust due to poor service, even after they were promised great things when they were buying the chair.
A dealer who actually provides service, is a far better choice over a dealer who uses 3rd party companies.

About Massage Chair Inc.
We're not a big box store, or typical online drop shipper, whose primary focus is about the volume and profits. We're in business to make a profit too, but there's so much more to Massage Chair, Inc., than just selling massage chairs.
Massage Chair Inc. is a division of Air Speed Service Co.We're licensed and bonded with 35 years of service experience, and for our massage chair clients, we have our own expert massage chair technicians on staff.

Our prices on our Infinity, Luraco, Ogawa, Inada, Osaki, and Titan massage chairs can't be beat, and whether you're local or long- distance, you'll be well taken care of for as long as you own your chair.

Call or text to 732-201-7777 for your massage chair demo.We're an active service company, and are available by appointment Monday thru Saturday, between 10 am and 6 pm.Walk-ins are welcome on Saturdays.

Thanks for taking the time,
Nicholas Fahmie – President – Massage Chair, Inc.
Massage Chair, Inc. - 3/29/2017
Were gearing up for this years summertime shows.
For now, we're scheduled to be at:
Offshore Powerboat Association's Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix, on the weekend before memorial day, May 19 - 21.
Soulsational Festival Health & Wellness Fair in Bayville, NJ on July 29, 2017
Massage Chair, Inc. - 1/19/2017
Waist Twist/Sway & Stretch, Extend, or Extension programs, are probably the most underrated programs of a massage chair.
These programs are of utmost importance, because they actually help with spinal decompression, which relieves the pressure between the discs, which alleviates back pain and other compression symptoms.

The hip twist/sway function, when combined with the stretch, helps to alter the position of the spine, which also takes the pressure off your discs, and helps to release the pain.
Spinal decompression may also help promote the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids into the affected disks, which accelerates healing.
Massage Chair, Inc. - 12/25/2016
Massage Chair, Inc. - See some of what we've accomplished in 2016.
Turn up the volume!
Massage Chair, Inc. - 11/10/2016
Common Back ailments - In alphabetical order.
Our massage chairs are an excellent form of physical therapy and non-pharmaceutical pain relief.
If you're reading this article, chances are you, or someone you care about is experiencing back pain, and are seeking relief. If that's the case, the following may help you identify cause of your back pain.

Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Spinal arthritis, which is also called degenerative joint disease, is the breakdown of the cartilage between the facet joints in the spine, leading to low back pain.
The facet joints are the joints in your spine that make your back flexible and enable you to bend and twist.
Nerves exit your spinal cord through these joints on their way to other parts of your body. Healthy facet joints have cartilage, which allows your vertebrae to move smoothly against each other without grinding.

Back Pain in Children
Kids and teens may experience back pain too, stemming from something simple like aggressive play, a heavyl back pack, or it could be something more serious such as an infection, or even a tumor.

Degenerative Disc Disease
Most patients with degenerative disc disease, if diagnosed early may not experience pain for years, and may be able to delay the onset of back pain, with the proper physical therapy.
will experience low-level but continuous back pain that will occasionally intensify and can become severe.
Physical therapy is imperative to naturally lessen or ward off subsequent back pain.

Chronic back pain or neck pain can lead to feelings of despair, hopelessness, and other symptoms of depression.
Depression can develop due to interrupted sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and irritability. Having difficulty with movement, they often move cautiously, and often spend most of their time at home, away from others, leading to social isolation and a lack of enjoyable activities. Sexual activity can often be the last thing on the person’s mind, which can lead to more stress in their personal relationship.

The ability to work can be impaired, which can lead to financial difficulties that can impact the entire family.The pain can also be distracting, and can lead to memory and concentration difficulties.

Fibromyalgia (FM) affects over 7 million people in the USA, FM is a chronic musculoskeletal pain syndrome, which can first show up as pain and around the joints in their neck, shoulders, back, and hips, and can progress into widespread pain over the entire body. FM patients can also suffer from tension headaches, fatigue, stiffness and sleep disorders. There are documented cases that are so severe, that the individuals spend entire days in bed.
Lyme's disease should be ruled out as part of the Fibromyalgia diagnosis, as the symptoms are quite similar.

Herniated Disc
A herniated disc can occur when the disc is subjected to too much strain, usually by lifting injuries, although disc degeneration can play a role too.
The inner gel of the disc leaks out, and applies pressure to the nerve, leading to back, leg, or arm pain.

Leg Pain
When the nerves exiting the spine in the lower back are pinched, the pain may extend down the leg.
A pinched nerve can also cause tingling, numbness, or weakness.

Neck Pain
Neck pain can be caused by muscle strain or whiplash, but also can be caused by spinal stenosis, a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, or other medical conditions.

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures
Fractures in the spine can medically be caused by osteoporosis, which is a condition in which bones lose structural integrity and become brittle.
This is often caused by loss of calcium, or can be a side effect of the severe overuse of steroidal medications.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
The joint between the base of the spine and the hip does not normally have much movement, but any change in the joint may cause lower back pain and/or leg pain.

The sciatic nerve exits the lower spine, and carries information between the brain and the legs.
When a lower back problem causes sciatic nerve compression, pain can radiate down the leg and even into the foot.
More about sciatica in the following section.

Scoliosis is an abnormal side-to-side curvature of the spine, and develops mostly in adolescents, but can also be caused by aging and arthritis.

Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is when a part or parts of the spine narrows, which can lead to the compression of a spinal nerve or the spinal cord in the neck.

Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra in the spine slips forward over the one below it, which will cause lower back pain and/or leg pain. It commonly occurs in the lower spine.

Upper Back Pain
Pain from the thoracic region of the spine, is less common than from the cervical or lumbar spinal regions.
Muscle issues and pinched nerves are the most common problems in the upper back.
You get what you pay for.
I see these extremely inexpensive massage chairs being sold online, and there have been a lot of them sold!I've read the reviews, of which there are a lot of positive ones.
IMHO, reviews can be a pre-fabbed marketing tactic, period
If you read between the lines, you'll see that many of them are written within a short period of time of getting them.Many are very generic in nature.
Then there are the ones that express the frustration of pre-mature breakdowns the lack of customer support, or even being able to get replacement parts.

If you notice, these massage chairs will never be found in a retail location, where someone could actually go to have a face to face with the massage chair "dealer".

A massage chair is an investment, and if you're shopping for a massage chair you'll want it to last for many trouble-free years.
If there is ever an issue with it , you'll want be able to have it serviced.
I personally assure you, that if you spend the least amount of money on a massage chair, you'll get the least amount of the whole massage chair experience.
Massage chairs are like anything else. They can have breakdowns, and hopefully the one you choose, will be from a real massage chair dealer, and highly reputable company with a physical retail location.

Nick Fahmie - Massage Chair, Inc. - Brick, NJ
34 years of service experience.
6 18/2016 - Massage Chair - Service, Repairs, and Warranty issues.
A warranty, even a Super-Duper Warranty, is only as good as the company providing the actual service.
I dare to say, that many of us have learned that - the hard way.

I highly recommend to anyone buying a massage chair:
#1 - Realize that it may need service at some point.
#2 - In this industry, a qualified service tech is very hard to come by.
#3 - Whoever you buy from, should be responsible for future service, whether it's still under warranty or not.
#4 - Research the Name of the Company, who will actually perform your massage chair repair or service, if and when that time comes. Any massage chair dealer should have that information, and if they don't...
#5 - FULLY research the service company's qualifications and track record.
There are service companies of ALL calibers, in every field. - See #2.

Trust me, I've heard the stories.
Buying from the right company, WILL save you a world of stress, years from now, and that's what this is all about, right?

Nick Fahmie - Massage Chair, Inc. - Brick, NJ
34 years of service experience.
Happy Mother's Day! To all of our Mom's that are here, and to all of our Mom's that have crossed over!
Update - 4/23/2016
We were out of town for a bit, testing and evaluating massage chairs.
These were really interesting trips. We took the roads to New Hampshire, and we flew United to Texas.
It honestly was a great experience, meeting some of the people we've been working with over the internet for the past year.

We also found 2 new massage chairs, that really filled in the affordable price gap we had in our collection.
They are two awesome massage chairs, and they're both under $3000-.

Both are S-tracks, one of them is a true 3D, and the other is a space saver.
S-track means that the lower end of the roller track, stops at some point below your lower back, as opposed to an
L-track, which ends at some point under the butt.
A true 3D massage chair, has the ability to adjust the massage roller intensity, with the push of a button.
Space saver means you can set the chair 4"from the wall, and it won't hit the wall, as you recline.
They both really are excellent massage chairs, and did I mention that they're both under 3 grand?
OK, one's $2995-. That would be the Titan Pro-Executive.
That's the true 3D massage chair, and it's available in Black, Brown, and Cream, which is actually more of a Champagne.

The other is the Infinity Evoke. The price tag is $2695-, and it's available in Black and Pearl Brown.
They both produce an excellent massage, and are proof to me that the price of quality massage chairs is coming down, which is a beautiful thing.

Now, we have some good news, and just a little bad.
First, the good news.... We have the new 3D Titan Pro-Executive in our mobile showroom, and it's ready for your test drive.
Now the bad... The demand was so overwhelming for this massage chair, that it's currently sold out, till approximately 5/20/2016. End of bad news.
If this massage chair suits you, I promise you, it will be worth the wait.
You're welcome to come and test drive it, and we can place a pre-order on your behalf, to secure your chair once it does come in. IMHO, I wouldn't be surprised if it sold out again.

As for the Evoke, I expect ours in towards the end of next week.
I don't think there's a better massage chair out there for this price. $2695-
You have to try it, to know what I'm saying.

I'm looking forward to hearing from some of you.
Be safe, and remember - what you put out there, is what you'll get back!

Thanks for taking the time,
Nick Fahmie - Massage Chair, Inc. - Brick, NJ
34 years of service experience.
This is our first post to our new website!
We have a few new developments, including this website, and it's all very exciting!
I'll take this opportunity to thank Adam Diaz-Garcia and his team, for all the time, efforts, and talent that they put into this creation.
Thanks everyone! It truly is fully appreciated!!!