Fitshop puts each fitness equipment through its paces. Then our team of sports scientists, serious athletes, and service technicians of many years of experience evaluate the products of different categories.
Compare easily the products using the Fitshop expert review and find your appropriate equipment.
If you suffer from tension and would like more relaxation in your everyday life, a massage chair is ideal for you. This is because it is specially designed for releasing tension and helps to relieve pain, such as neck tension, in no time. Using a massage chair helps improve circulation, reduces stress, promotes your overall well-being and helps reduce fatigue and exhaustion.
Massage chairs work with vibration and the mechanical movement of rollers. They are electrically powered and can be controlled with a remote control.
Since a massage chair usually has integrated transport castors, you can easily transport it to the desired location. In addition, a massage chair is usually delivered pre-assembled. This means that you just need to push it to the appropriate place, sit on the massage chair, turn it on and lean back.
What to look for when buying
What are the massage techniques?
A Shiatsu massage uses pressure and is specifically designed to stimulate the energy pathways in the body. A Shiatsu massage provides great results in releasing blockages and activating self-healing processes.
Roller massage / stretching massage
Roller massage, as the word implies, involves the use of rollers. These rollers run evenly up and down the entire back, along the spine. This provides pleasant stretching of the spine and relief of the intervertebral discs.
A kneading massage is mainly used to increase blood flow to the tissues and to loosen them by using firm movements. Kneading massages help to relieve tension.
A tapping massage is designed to stimulate muscles and tissues through gentle tapping.Tapping massages can stimulate blood circulation and relieve muscle pain.
A dual massage is composed of a tapping massage as well as a kneading massage and also helps to improve blood circulation.
Air pressure massage
An air pressure massage works with air cushions that alternately inflate and deflate with air. Through the filling and emptying of air, a pleasant pressure is exerted on the muscles. This massage technique is suitable for promoting blood circulation.
Massage programs at a glance
With the automatic programs, all you need to do is press a button and you have a preset massage program for different massage areas. With this type of program, you don't need to press any other buttons, you can just sit back and relax. If necessary, it is possible to deactivate a function of the program, so that, for example, instead of a dual massage, you will only receive a kneading massage.
In manual mode, you can choose freely from different massage techniques. Manual massage makes it possible to set the massage area, adjust the strength of the massage and select all massage techniques, as desired.
How is the massage chair controlled?
Most massage chairs are controlled by a remote control.
There are massage chairs where the remote control is integrated into the armrest. This provides even more operating convenience. Most remote controls are connected to the massage chair via a power cord and can usually be stored in a pocket located on the massage chair.
How big should the massage chair be?
The armchairs are available in various designs and sizes. We offer massage chairs in four different sizes. This way you will always find the massage chair that perfectly suits you.
What material should the massage chair be covered with?
Massage chairs come in a variety of designs. Most often used for the armchair is an imitation leather or fabric-look material. Which material you choose depends on your own taste. Both materials are easy to maintain and are particularly hard-wearing.
Many massage chairs, in addition to conventional massage techniques, have special functions that provide additional support for the comfort of the massage.
The heating function is specially designed to warm the back and stimulate blood circulation. In addition, a heating function provides additional well-being.
Some massage chairs have a rocking function. Thanks to this function, the massage chair gently rocks back and forth, promoting relaxation.
With an integrated USB port on the massage chair, you can easily charge your phone or tablet during the massage.
Relieving reclining position
With a so-called Zero Gravity function on the massage chair, the chair moves into a relieving reclining position. This function is primarily used when the spine and joints need additional protection.
How often should I use the massage chair?
In principle, the massage chair can be used every day. We recommend a maximum usage time of 60 minutes. Many massage chairs already have a built-in timer of 15 minutes, whereby the massage function turns itself off after this time.
What is the best way to take care of the massage chair?
To clean the massage chair, we recommend you only use a damp cloth. Ideally, wipe the massage chair with the cloth after each use to protect the chair from possible contamination.
For whom is the massage chair unsuitable?
Pregnant women should consult their doctor before using the massage chair. If you have pain or discomfort with unknown cause, you should consult a doctor before using the massage chair. People with pacemakers should make sure that no magnets have been installed in the massage chair.