Massage Chair Blog

We're moving our massage chair showroom to the premier suite at 1692 Rt. 88 in Brick, NJ, on Monday and Tuesday - December 2nd and 3rd, 2019, where Farmer's Insurance was formerly located.
Massage chair demos will still be possible, but an appointment is very much preferred.
Please pardon our appearance while we make the move.
Thanks - Nick Fahmie - Massage Chairs, Inc.
Attention Veterans: We offer military discounts, and welcome you to stop in for your free massage chair session.
Call Nick at 732-201-7777 to schedule your appointment. 
We're located at 1692 Rt. 88 in Brick, NJ, less than 1/4 mile from the VA NJ Healthcare Systems and the VA Outpatient Clinic, both in Brick, NJ.
This article is a condensed version of some of our customer's testimonials, and the reason I'm sharing this, is to give you an idea of the way we treat our customers.
Here are a few excerpts:
- "The owner knows his chairs, literally inside and out. He does not look to 'sell you'... he knows the market, and can provide any chair that fits you."
- "I can't speak highly enough of this company."
- "Went above and beyond what could have been expected."
- "The moment that I met Nick at his store, I felt this is the place I would like to do business with."
- "Nick and his crew are professionals and they provided exceptional, high quality service."
- "Very honest businessman."
These days you can buy a massage chair just about anywhere.
Some people prefer to buy online, because they believe they'll find the best deal, if they look hard enough.
The problem with buying a massage chair online, is:
#1 - You can't try it before you buy it.
#2 - If there's an issue with the chair, you're depending on a 3rd party to ultimately find a solution, which can be hit or miss.
#3 - Once the warranty has expired, you're on your own.

Others prefer big box stores,  because they believe they'll get a great price, and have the security of returning a product for any reason.
The problem with buying a massage chair at a big box store, is:
#1 - You may not be able to try it before you buy it.
#2 - If there's an issue with the chair, you're depending on a 3rd party to ultimately find a solution, which can be hit or miss.
#3 - Once the warranty has expired, you're on your own.
My personal experience w/ back pain and sciatica.
In 1999, I personally was diagnosed with a herniated L3, a bulging L4, and disc degeneration.
This resulted in my own daily pain level averages of 4 to 7, on a scale of 1 to 10, and an occasional bout with sciatica.
Since December of 2014, when I first found out about full body robotic massage chairs, I've established a routine that I try to do at least every other day.
#1 - Core exercises, such as leg lifts and crunches. 
When done on a regular basis, this strengthens the core muscles, which provides natural support to the entire lumbar region, and allows the weight of the upper body to be evenly distributed over the front and back. 
When weight is properly distributed, stress to the lower back is greatly reduced, and my balance and posture improves.
#2 - A stretching routine at the end of every exercise session.
#3 - An average of 3 massage chair sessions per week, which compliments the exercise and stretching sessions, by relaxing and loosening up my entire body, in a way that stretching cannot. 

Combining core exercise  with stretching and massage, has reduced my lower back pain and sciatica dramatically, almost 100%, 
The only reason that my pain level starts to rise, is if I haven't had or made the time for my routine.
It really doesn't take much time out of the day for exercise and stretches. Even if you spend a minimum of 5 minutes daily, you'll see improvement, and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel overall too, both physically and mentally.
This is all my own personal experience, and depending on your issues, you may or may not have the same results.
Nick Fahmie - President - Massage Chair, Inc.
1/5/2019 - Another Google Review - by John Donofrio - Colts Neck, NJ
Nick is a great guy to work with. He's very professional and willing to take the time necessary to educate his customers.
If you're within driving distance, I would absolutely suggest spending the time to travel to his store and testing each chair.
These should not be purchased off of the internet, they all feel a little different.
The best part is that Nick has tested each chair, and only stocks his store with those that he feels are best.
Plus his warranty crushes the competition. Be careful, these chairs will change your life! I purchased one for my wife (which I use more than her) and one for my business partner. Both have told me it’s the best gift they’ve ever received.
11/13/2018 - Another Google Review - by Mark Sweet - Brick, NJ - Had a problem w/ the foot rollers...texted Nick - prompt response - timely repair work efficiently completed w/ no questions asked...we let Tim come in the house without our being home (totally trustworthy) - he took the whole foot assembly back to the office, fixed, returned, and reattached it - works like a charge...I'm so glad I didn't order a massage chair from the internet, because it's hard to find that kind of integrity and service. bty, I'm a pastor, and not in the habit of making false or insincere statements...Community Bible Fellowship Church in Brick...I practically live in this chair...makes it so much more pleasant to work on my sermons for lengthy periods of time :) May God bless you Nick and Tim!
9/2/2018 - Our latest review on SquareUp - by Debra Roberts, South Jersey
This is one of our reviews that we're especially proud of.
"This family run business is not a 'sales force'. 
If you do your own homework and research into massage chairs, you will immediately recognize that the owner knows his chairs, literally inside and out.
He does not look to 'sell you' on the benefits of a massage chair but looks to help those of us who want to buy the right chair for personal needs.
From my store visits, I know that one chair does not fit all.
I have confidence that the owner stands by the selected products he has on display and promotes, although he knows the market and can provide any chair on the market that fits 'you'."

8/2/2018 - Brookstone - The mall and airport seller, best known for massage chairs, quirky gadgets, and travel luggage, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court on Thursday. It was Brookstone's second bankruptcy round in four years.

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, preventing adequate flow of fluids, oxygen, and nutrients to your muscles, connective tissues, and organs.
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 - 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.
We service what we sell, we're NJ licensed and bonded, and are known for our honesty, integrity, and literally going the extra mile!
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
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. It 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.

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

A massage chair can dramatically reduce pain and stress levels.
This helps to boost the immune system and promote a happy and healthy work environment, boosting employee morale and increasing productivity.
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.
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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.
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, and I promise you, we here the stories.
Buying from the right company, WILL save you a world of stress, years from now, and after all, that's what this is all about, right?
Nick Fahmie - Massage Chair, Inc. - Brick, NJ
Happy Mother's Day - To all of our Mom's!
Update - 4/23/2016
We were out of town for a bit, testing and evaluating massage chairs.
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, with a price tag of $2695-, and it's available in Black and Pearl Brown.
They both provide 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 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.  
Thanks for taking the time,
Nick Fahmie - Massage Chair, Inc. - Brick, NJ
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!!!