Traditional Massage Vs. Massage Chairs: Convenience and Comfort

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More and more people are becoming aware of the positive effects of massage in recent years, both in terms of comfort and overall health. Advances in technology mean that anyone looking for a massage today has two general options: A human massage or a massage chair experience.

At Massage Chair Relief, we’re here to provide a wide range of massage chair products from numerous industry-leading brands, allowing our clients to experience the positive value of massage from anywhere. And while we’d never speak badly of traditional human massage, which is enormously beneficial for many people, those technological advances we were talking about above have reached a point where the massage chair experience can match the human one in several ways. What are these areas, and how do massage chairs compare to humans for various massage needs? This two-part blog series will go over several variables.


While no one is saying a traditional human massage is inconvenient, per se, the massage chair experience is even more convenient and simple. There are absolutely no limitations on the time or place of a massage chair, which is especially beneficial for those who travel frequently or seek relief in times of crisis. The massage relief provided over the course of an hourlong session can provide users with real comfort and positive feelings that they may not otherwise find during their daily lives.

By comparison, a traditional massage from a therapist requires booking in advance, travel to/from the location (and often an added cost for this travel), and limiting appointment times that may not fit into busy schedules. In addition, for those just looking for a very short massage to keep them going during a tough day, fitting this in from a traditional massage therapist may not be possible, or it might require them to look for a walk-in spot at a local massage parlor. This convenience factor of a massage chair makes the experience even more beneficial and enjoyable.

Overall Comfort

Some simply prefer the personal touch of a person’s hands, and we’ll never argue with anyone who feels that way. That said, there are also many areas where massage chairs improve comfort.

For instance, some people feel uncomfortable removing their clothes or being touched by a stranger. Others simply aren’t flexible enough to be able to fully relax and enjoy a traditional massage. Massage chairs eliminate both of those problems, as the user feels comfortable and is massaged by a machine they don’t have to touch or undress themselves. Comfort comes both physically and emotionally, and massage chairs often offer benefits here that can’t be matched by the traditional experience.

For more on how massage chairs compare to traditional massage in positive ways, or to learn about any of our massage chair products or services, speak to the staff at Massage Chair Relief today.