What Is a Shiatsu Massage Chair?

November 10, 2020
 By Dr. Alan Weidner
November 10, 2020
 By Dr. Alan Weidner

What Is a Shiatsu Massage Chair?

If you already own a massage chair and aren’t happy with the results it provides – or if you’re looking to invest in a chair that offers a great massage experience – you have many options. But as you may have noticed from the many reviews and social media posts popping up, Shiatsu massage chairs are becoming quite popular.

To learn about Shiatsu chair massage and get tips on finding a model that meets your needs, read on.

How Shiatsu Massage Works

Shiatsu is a centuries-old form of Japanese massage therapy, featuring techniques based on traditional Chinese medicine. With their fingers, thumbs and palms, practitioners apply pressure to various points on the body. This works to promote energy flow and correct imbalances.

In addition to being quite relaxing, Shiatsu massage can help alleviate stress and muscle pain. The therapy can also be effective in treating joint problems, sciatica, arthritis and many other common medical conditions.

Using a Shiatsu Massage Chair

Getting a Shiatsu chair massage isn’t all that different from getting a massage from a therapist trained in Shiatsu massage. You can select the areas of your body to focus on, and most models offer different settings to further customize the experience.

But if you’re not dependent on a therapist, you’ll be able to enjoy a Shiatsu chair massage anytime you like – and as often as you need. The convenience is priceless, and in the long run, buying a chair is cheaper than seeing a Shiatsu-trained therapist.

Choosing a Shiatsu Massage Chair

When it comes to buying a therapeutic chair, you’ll want to take care in making a selection. The factors to consider include:

Your Needs

Not all chairs feature Shiatsu programs, and not all target the same areas of the body. Check the product descriptions, read reviews and, if possible, try the models you prefer to ensure you end up with the best fit.

Your Budget

A high-quality massage chair can cost anywhere from $1,000 to many times that amount, and you’ll obviously want to look for models that won’t strain your budget. But financing is available, and you can often find money-saving sales on premium therapeutic chairs.

Your Home

Where are you planning to put your new piece of furniture? Before making any decisions about which model to buy, measure the space you have. While many retailers – including Massage Chair Relief – offer free returns, you can avoid the hassle if you get a model that’s the right size for the room.

To make the shopping process easier, try our exclusive My Chair Finder. Or, stop by our northern Utah, southern California or south central Arizona showroom. Either way, we’re here to help you find a model that has the features you need at a price you can afford. If you’re ready to purchase a Shiatsu massage chair and want expert advice, give the friendly and knowledgeable team at Massage Chair Relief a call today.

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