Body Scan Override – Apex Ultra Massage Chair (Video)

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Transcript of Video Titled “Body Scan Override – Apex Ultra Massage Chair”

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AP-Pro UltraAlan: Hi, I’m Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘‘ and today I’m going to show you, using the Apex Ultra as an example, a simple workaround or a hack, that a lot of people aren’t aware of, that’s available on most massage chairs, and this is overriding the body scan. So, in other words, let’s say you’re sitting on the chair, and the chair that you’re sitting on – the reason I’m using the Apex Ultra is sometimes this happens on the Ultra – where after the body scan is done, the rollers start massaging your neck, and they’re actually massaging the back of your skull. Not comfortable, unless of course, you want a skull massage, and not many do. So, but if you don’t want that, you can actually lower the rollers – because once the auto-program starts, you cannot adjust the positioning of the rollers – the scan does that, it’s supposed to do that. So, if it’s supposed to adjust the rollers, and it doesn’t, how do you avoid this thing hitting your skull once the auto-program begins? That’s what I’m going to show you today, it’s very, very simple, and this is it in principle, and then we’ll show you how it actually works when I show you on this remote control. The buttons are different on each remote control, but the principle’s the same, which is, when the chair starts, the body – and by the way, when you do a body scan on any massage chair, you’ve got to keep your head back, so it can figure out where your head is – where the base of your skull is, and where the top of your shoulders are.

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Alan: If not, the rollers are going to go up and hit your head, or they’re going to go down too low, and think the – if you’re leaning forward like this when the chair is scanning you – the rollers are going to think this is your head, or the base of your skull, so it’s going to get all skiwampus. So, when you sit in the chair, put your head back, you turn the chair on, the chair will start the scan, and this applies to virtually all massage chairs, the scan will start, and then there will come a moment, in the scan, where the chair will beep, and what that beep is saying – the beep represents the chair saying ‘Hey, do you like where these rollers are, are they on your shoulders, would you prefer to have them a little lower, or maybe a little higher?’, if you like – for example, on the Inada DreamWave, that chair can fit people up to 6′ 4″. But if you’re scanning, and you feel like it’s not reaching you, you can actually raise the rollers higher, to go to the base of your skull, on some chairs like the DreamWave. I think you can do it on this chair as well, but this chair, we usually don’t have a problem with it going not high enough, it usually goes too high, so we’re going to lower it down. So, when you hear the beep, then you will go to your remote control – and be ready for this, because the beep only lasts for a few seconds, and you will – and whatever your chair, and in this case, the Apex Ultra, you’ll see that it’s got an arrow up and an arrow down, so you can push the arrow up or arrow down. And in our case, we’re going to turn on the chair, and I will turn it on right now. Oh, I just turned it off. Sorry, we had it on. Just a minute, we’ll turn it back on again. Just a moment.

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Alan: OK, so we turn the chair on, it’ll go in to the default position, and then I push the ‘Auto,’ to begin one of the auto-programs – and again, every chair has a different remote-control interface with the customer – but I’m going to push that, and now the rollers are going up and down, and it’ll start beeping. You’ll watch, and in a moment, it’ll beep, and I’ll be ready to push down. OK, it’s beeping, and I hold the button down. Now, it just lowered the rollers, so you see, now the rollers are not on my head, like they were in the beginning, now they’re on my neck. And now it’ll go down and finish the scan, and it’ll begin the massage, so that’s how you can override the body scan. I’ve never seen a user manual that describes that, but it is something that we use quite a bit on a lot of chairs. And most of the chairs will beep during the body scan, which means the chair is talking in its little language, and it’s ‘Is this the right height for the rollers for your shoulders?’, and that’s when you can adjust it up or down. If you don’t, you’re out of luck. If you’re in the manual mode, of course, you can do it anytime, and you can adjust it anytime throughout the course of the massage, but in the auto mode, you got to do it during the body scan. I hope that made sense.

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Alan: If you have any questions, just give me a call at 888-259-5380, and I’ll gladly straighten you out if I’ve messed you up, but that is how we adjust for a body that doesn’t feel like the rollers are hitting it right, you can override that body scan. I’m Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘’ I hope you found this video helpful. If you did, please feel free to thumbs up ‘Like’ us on our YouTube channel. Otherwise, feel free to share this video, or any of our other videos with any friends or family through your Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, or Twitter accounts. We appreciate you helping us spread the word about massage chairs. I will see you on the next video. Bye bye.

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