The Veracity behind the Claims of Massage Chairs
With the amount of information readily available at our fingertips, it’s never been easier to make an informed purchase, especially for products that we hardly know anything about. However, this availability of information does present a conundrum; it’s a double-edged sword.
Yes, the democratization of information has given us the chance to be as informed as possible whenever we make any purchasing decisions, but on the other hand, you’re only as good as the truth of the information you’re provided. In other words, it’s easy to get bamboozled out there. Much easier, in fact.
Take, for instance, the subject of our discussion: massage chairs. Massage chairs have always been around in some way, shape, or form, but can we tell whether the person who we rely on for information is telling the truth? Or is he selling you an illusion? That’s what we seek to clarify; what good are massage chairs, really? Are they even worth the expense that salespersons make us think they are?
Well, as with anything, it’s a big fat…”IT DEPENDS”. What we DO need is an honest approximation of what they CAN and CAN’T do; then, and only then perhaps we could make an informed purchase. There’s a lot that’s been said about massage chairs and their purported benefits; in turn, there’s a lot of misgivings and downright falsehoods that have also masked the truth about them. We examine the real benefits of massage chairs from a consumer’s standpoint. Fortunately, that’s just what we’re about to do for you. Let’s get right to the meat of the matter.
Lower Back Pain Management
Massage chairs, whether they are vibrating chairs, shiatsu chairs, or infrared heat chairs, provide some relief from lower back pain; a malady that affects over 31 million Americans every year. What’s undisputable is that it offers relief in the form of a massage you can enjoy almost anytime, anywhere. In the case of lower back pain, most of us are willing to try just about anything to relieve it; if you haven’t tried a massage chair yet, why not now?
This is one factor that a massage chair definitely helps with. If you use a vibration or a shiatsu chair, for instance, the pads that work with them stimulate blood flow throughout your back, or a certain part of it (depending on which chair you use). Better circulation means better blood flow throughout the body, and that’s something we all coud use, especially for those of us who don’t get the benefit of regular exercise for one reason or another.
No Substitute for Human Touch…
Never expect any massage chair to be as good as the massages you get at your favorite spa, regardless of the price, or regardless of whether they say they do. There is simply no substitute for a therapeutic massage done by trained human hands; the sooner you understand this when you start looking for a massage chair, the better your chances of avoiding buyer’s remorse simply because you expected too much out of something that was never intended to give you the same quality as a human massage does.