Massage chairs have become more technologically advanced over the years, and many of the latest models work their magic through the use of airbags.
If you’re unfamiliar with massage chair airbags, you may be wondering how they work and whether or not the feature may be good for what ails you. Below, you’ll find answers to the most common questions about airbag massage technology.
What are Massage Chair Airbags?
Massage chairs equipped with airbags use compression to provide a therapeutic effect, often in conjunction with the rollers. The airbags inflate and deflate during the massage session, and in some chairs, the intensity and speed of inflation are adjustable.
High-end chairs often have multiple airbags, and they’re typically positioned in areas where the rollers can’t easily reach – like the neck, shoulders, arms, calves, waist and feet. Airbags may also be placed to induce rotation of the lower back.
Does Airbag Massage Offer Health Benefits?
Compression is a safe, well-known and widely used technique for improving circulation. Evidence of its use in treatment dates back to before the common era, and today’s medical professionals routinely recommend that patients wear compression socks, wraps or other devices to increase blood flow, prevent swelling and improve healing.
The compression provided during an airbag massage offers the same benefits, enhancing circulation while relieving muscle tension. Additionally, with improved blood flow, muscles get the oxygen and nutrients they need to repair themselves after injury.
Which Chairs Provide Airbag Massage?
Most of the leading therapeutic chair manufacturers offer models that feature airbags. Here at Massage Chair Relief, we have a wide selection to choose from – some of our top sellers include:
- Inada Sogno DreamWave
- Omega Montage Premier
- Osaki Ekon
- Infinity Genesis
- JPMedics Kumo
- Luraco iRobotics 7 Plus
Our exclusive My Chair Finder makes it easy to see all of our chairs with airbag technology. Or, if you have questions, you can always reach out to our team via our website or over the phone.
Should you Choose a Massage Chair with Airbags?
If you have poor circulation, issues with swelling or muscle tension – or if you participate in sports – you may find airbag massage to be advantageous. However, the decision really comes down to personal preference.
What works for some people isn’t always effective for others. Other features, such as 4D roller technology, zero gravity positioning or full body heating elements, could be more worthy of your consideration. That said, many therapeutic chairs include these along with airbags, so you can find a model that has all of the advanced features you need.
To browse our selection of state-of-the-art therapeutic chairs – or for information on our deferred-interest financing program – visit one of the Massage Chair Relief showrooms or contact us today to buy a massage chair online.