Massage Chair Buyer's Guide

#1 - Massage Chairs and the Internet 

Buying a massage chair because of what you've read about it online, is the #1 reason for customer dissatisfaction. 
Everything you read about any massage chair, is intended to convince you that "this is the one for you", regardless of the feel or the quality.

Reviews, Top 5 and Top 10 Massage Chair Comparison websites, are marketing tools that are used by many of today's companies.
Regardless of what you read about any massage chair, there's no way to tell how well it'll actually feel, or fit your body's size, shape, and sensitivity level, until you actually try it.

If traveling to a massage chair showroom really is not an option for you, talk to an honest massage chair expert, for recommendations within your budget.

#2 - Massage Chair Quality 

You'll see huge price variations, when you go online to shop for a massage chair.
They all look great at first glance, but there's enormous differences in the design quality, and the quality of the parts used during assembly. 

This includes the fabric, padding, controller, and the components inside the chair.

The attached photos show the difference in the qualities of the back roller assemblies, from a $700-, a $3500-, and an $8000- massage chair.
Like anything else - you'll get what you pay for


#3 - Choose your retailer wisely.
Where you choose to make your purchase, will affect your level of satisfaction years from now, when service is needed. 
As in any other industry, the quality of service will vary from place to place, especially after the warranty has expired.

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

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.
L-Tracks also have a Stretch program and they do accomplish the task, but depending on the model, the actual stretch may not extend as far as an S-track, because the backrest and seat are a single component. 
This is another reason, why you should try it before you buy it.

#5 - 2D, 3D, or 4D 
When we're talking about 2 and 3-D's, we're referring to the method used to adjust the back roller intensity. 
2D - This model adjusts the roller intensity by using gravity, your body weight, and by changing the angle of the backrest. The further back the chair is reclined, the more intense the roller massage will be, because more of your body weight is over the rollers.
3D - A true 3D massage chair has the ability to adjust the rollers out and away from the roller track, providing adjustable roller intensity at the remote without changing the degree of recline.
Some companies label 2D chairs as 3D, because of the intensity adjustments of the air massage, so buyer beware.
4D - There is no difference between a true 3D and a 4D massage chair. 
Please note, that a button on a remote that's labelled strength or intensity, usually only controls the roller speeds.

#6 - Space Saver? 
An important thing to consider when shopping for the right massage chair, is the amount of space that you have for its placement. 
Some chairs require as much as 20+" of space behind it, to allow the chair to fully recline. 
Space savers require much less, and can be placed as close as 2" to a wall, depending on the model.

#7 - Your Massage Chair Budget 
If you're thinking about buying a massage chair, but feel that spending thousands of dollars is out of the question, factor in the travel time, the $$$ saved, and the convenience of doing your own in home therapy. 
You may find that the purchase of a quality massage chair, will pay for itself.

#8 - About us:
Massage Chair, Inc. is a multi-generational family owned business, and we pride ourselves on the quality and the value of the products that we sell, and the quality of the services that we provide!.
We service what we sell, and because we're family owned and operated, our service quality is held to the highest of standards.


If you'd like to try any or all of our massage chairs, we welcome your visit to our massage chair showroom, at 1692 Rt. 88 in Brick, NJ.

Call Nick at 732-201-7777 for more information. Thanks!

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