Massage Chairs – What’s Really Important

Message ChairIn the market for a new massage chair? Not sure what to look for or how to differentiate between good quality and lesser quality? Fear not – you aren’t alone. It isn’t easy navigating the mass of available information about massage chairs. It can be daunting to say the least. So, after a bit of professional and personal consideration, I’ve put together a list of the things you should be looking for on your search. Here goes …

Form and Function

In the world of portable massage chairs, beauty isn’t all it is cracked up to be and form and function reign supreme. Don’t get me wrong, aesthetics is on my list, too. With that said, form and function are of far greater import. After all, they speak to the level of innovation used to build a massage chair and, thus, to its overall quality.


No shocker here!Comfort is, unquestionably, of the utmost importance when purchasing a new massage chair. That’s why I encourage you to check out a massage chair’s reviews to see what others are saying about it.Talk to your friends and colleagues in the industry and get their opinions. How comfortable is it? What do their clients say about it? You’ll want that information before you purchase.


Are you looking for a table that will start falling apart at its hinges within a year? I didn’t think so. A good massage chair should be constructed to last. It should be comprised of hard woods with full-length hinges and quality upholstery. What’s more, the company you’re considering buying from should have a solid, stand-up warranty. In the off-chance that something breaks, you want to be able to work through it with a good warranty.


It’s hard to deny that aesthetics is an important component in purchasing a new massage chair. And that’s okay. You want to like the way your massage chair looks. But, do some research. Don’t simply purchase the first massage chair that you see and like the look of. Remember that even when you love the look of something, you should never compromise form, function, or comfort for a look you happen to like.

So, there you have it. It isn’t a long list, but it gets – I hope – to the crux of the matter. If you are in the market for a new portable massage chair, look for form, function, comfort, durability and then, look for aesthetics. I hope – no, I believe – that if you look for these things, you’ll end up with good quality every time.

Happy Massaging!