Things to Look for When Buying A Massage Chair

Massage therapy can have immediate and ongoing positive effects on the body. It can help manage pain, soothe muscle soreness, reduce stress and anxiety, and rehabilitate injuries.

Thanks to technology, you don’t have to see a specialist to get a massage. Today’s full-body massage chairs are equipped with internal motors and rollers built to mimic the sensation of a physical, person-to-person massage. This way, you can reap the benefits of a full-body massage from the comfort of your own home.

A massage chair is a wise investment that can do wonders for your overall health. When buying a full-body massage chair, pay attention to these essential features and components.

Roller systems

Roller systems are quintessential components of massage chairs. They feature a roller track, roller arms and balls, and an engine to move the roller mechanism.

Roller tracks

There are two popular types of roller tracks: S-shaped and L-shaped tracks.


Conventional massage chairs are built to accommodate the natural S-shape of the human spine. S-tracks help alleviate tension and bring lasting comfort to your back by producing long massage strokes from the cervical spine down through the lumbar region.


The L-track roller design is one of the latest innovations in massage chair technology. Its movement begins from the neck all the way down to the gluteus muscles. L-tracks provide a more effective and soothing massage experience for tense glute and thigh muscles.

Roller balls

Roller balls are attached to the chair’s massage arms. They move up and down the spine, replicating the pressure of a professional masseur’s touch.

OSIM innovative V-Grip roller balls produce a realistic massage grip that releases deep-seated knots and relieves aching muscles. The 720° roller balls move across the body contours, providing a soothing and comfortable massage experience.

Heat therapy

Heated massage chairs provide sustained warmth to specific parts of the body to stimulate relaxation and relief. In most massage chairs, heat is controlled via a remote or control pad and can be adjusted to your preferred intensity.

Heating elements are often aligned with the lumbar or lower back region, where tension is often felt. Some massage chairs also feature heating elements in the footrest to warm the calves and feet.

Recline functions

Most high-end massage chairs are designed to support different recline options, including zero gravity.

A zero gravity massage chair mimics the feeling of weightlessness that astronauts get in space by letting you recline far enough until you reach a neutral body position. This position raises your legs above your heart level, eases the tension off your spine and lower back, and evenly distributes weight across all pressure points. Achieving a zero gravity position helps alleviate body pain and improves circulation.

Some massage chairs come with a single-touch control, letting you switch and explore multiple reclining positions with a press of a button.

Shop Osim full-body massage chairs online

When it comes to massage chairs, OSIM comes second to none. We offer comfortable and cost-effective electric massage chairs, body massagers, portable massagers, and gaming chairs designed to enhance your daily well-being. We ship anywhere in Australia, and all of our products come with a one-year warranty.

Take care of your mind and body with an innovative massage chair from OSIM.

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