#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.
More effective does depend specifically on the models you're comparing.
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 again 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 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 3D model, 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.
- 4D - There is no difference between a 3D and 4D massage chair.
4D is a marketing tactic and It simply sounds like it has 1 up on 3D.
#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 22" 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, think about 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 actually pay for itself!