Massage Chair Maintenance: Cleaning and Oiling

February 8, 2023
 By Dr. Alan Weidner
February 8, 2023
 By Dr. Alan Weidner

Massage Chair Maintenance: Cleaning and Oiling

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 massage chair 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.

Regular Massage Chair Maintenance Includes:

Regular Cleaning

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 massage 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.

Oiling Leather

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.

Why Massage Chair Maintenance is Important

Your massage chair is more than just a piece of furniture. It’s an investment in your overall health and well-being. Regular maintenance ensures that it continues to provide the many benefits you expect from it, including stress relief, improved circulation, and reduced muscle tension.

One major reason why regular maintenance is important for your massage chair is to prevent mechanical issues. Just like any other machine or equipment, parts can wear down over time with continued use. Regular cleaning and inspection can help identify potential problems before they become major issues.

Another reason to maintain your massage chair is hygiene-related. Sweat and oils from our skin accumulate on the surface of the upholstery during use, which can cause unpleasant odors and discoloration if left unaddressed. A simple wipe-down after each use will go a long way towards keeping your chair looking (and smelling) great.

Regular maintenance helps preserve the longevity of your investment by preventing premature wear-and-tear. By following proper care instructions provided by the manufacturer or dealer, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the benefits of your massage chair for years to come!

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.

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