How to Clean a Massage Chair

April 14, 2020
 By Dr. Alan Weidner
April 14, 2020
 By Dr. Alan Weidner

How to Clean a Massage Chair

Massage chairs don’t require much in terms of maintenance, but a good cleaning every now and then is essential. Regular use can take its toll, and if you don’t take the time to clean your chair, it’s not going to remain in tip-top shape for long.

Fortunately, cleaning a massage chair isn’t difficult – and you can complete the task in just a few minutes. Here’s what you need to do.

Remove any Detachable Cushions

If your massage chair has any detachable pillows or cushions, remove them and set them aside. Then, using the crevice tool on your vacuum, sweep out any dirt, debris and pet hair from underneath. While you’re at it, make sure to vacuum all of your chair’s nooks and crannies.

Wipe Down the Surface of the Chair

Take a soft, dry cloth and use it to dust the surface of your chair. If that’s not sufficient – and your upholstery is synthetic leather — use a diluted, mild soap solution and a slightly dampened sponge or cloth to wipe it down. If you have a real leather-upholstered chair, you can use a special leather cleaner, but test it in a small, nonvisible area first.

Make Sure the Upholstery is Dry

If you opt to use a water-based solution or leather cleaner, make sure you thoroughly dry the surface afterwards. You don’t want to leave the surface of your massage chair wet, as that could result in spots or discolored areas in the upholstery.

Clean the Removable Cushions

Now’s the time to clean the pillows and cushions you set aside earlier. Use the same approach as you did for the chair itself, but do the cleaning in a different area – that way, nothing on the cushions can end up on the surface of the chair. If you have synthetic leather upholstery and you’re able to unzip the inserts, you can use the gentle cycle on your washing mashing to get them clean. But, be sure to air dry, as using your dryer may cause them to shrink.

How Often Should You Clean Your Massage Chair?

A high-quality chair is an investment, and the better care you give yours, the longer it will serve your needs. That said, you don’t have to worry about cleaning very often. As a general rule, chairs should be cleaned every couple of weeks or so. For those that get a great deal of daily use, a weekly cleaning should suffice.

Do you have questions? For expert answers and advice, turn to the professional team at Massage Chair Relief.

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