If you’re someone who has recently purchased any variety of massage chair, you naturally want to get the maximum value and lifespan out of it as possible. There are a few ways to go about this, and standard maintenance for your chair is definitely on this list.
At Massage Chair Relief, we’re proud to offer not only a huge selection of massage chairs from the top brands in the industry, but also to provide clients with many resources for the care and maintenance of their chairs — including owner’s manuals, warranties and much more to clients throughout Arizona and California. What are some general tips we often provide to clients on maintenance for their massage chairs? This two-part blog series will go over a number of themes.
Each time the massage chair is used, your sweat and other bodily secretions are deposited onto the chair’s fabric and mechanisms. While a little bit of this is natural, too much of it built up over time will not only cause foul odors, but also lead to functional issues with the chair.
Luckily, cleaning a massage chair is very easy — as long as you’re following the proper manufacturer directions. One great way to keep your chair clean of sweat and other bodily fluids is by using a regular cleaner — such as an all-purpose cleaner or a disinfectant spray. Before cleaning, however, always make sure that the system has stopped running and has been powered off for at least 15 minutes. Do not use cleaners with bleach on your massage chair, either, as they may damage it.
Occasional Deep Cleaning
Depending on precisely how often you utilize the chair, you should also consider occasionally deep cleaning the chair. Deep cleaning not only gets rid of nasty odors, but also provides a deeper clean than just using an all-purpose cleaner or disinfectant spray.
To perform a deep clean, you’ll need to get your hands on some sort of degreasing solution. These are available via local stores and online retailers who specialize in car washes and related products. The degreasing solution will break down all of the dead skin, oil, salts, etc., on your chair to make deep cleaning easier.
If your chair utilizes genuine leather, then you’ll need to have a regular regimen of oiling it. Leather care is not as simple as using some sort of “leather cleansing” soap or something similar — as those will strip the leather of its natural oils and cause it to dry out, crack and split.
To properly oil your genuine leather massage chair, first purchase a professional oil designed specifically for leather. Next, pour a generous amount of the oil onto your hand and massage it into the leather. After you’ve done so, use a clean towel to wipe away any excess oil. You may need to apply a second coat or even a third before you’re finished depending on what type of leather your chair is made from and how often you use it.
For more on how to maintain a massage chair and maximize its lifespan, or to learn about any of our massage chair brands or products in Arizona, speak to the team at Massage Chair Relief today.