A Complete Guide to Using a Massage Chair Properly

According to the research, 1 in every 6 Australians experience back pain, and 4 out of every 5 have it at some point in their lives.

With almost everyone experiencing daily stress and anxiety, particularly during the COVID-19 epidemic, it’s easy to understand that owning a full body massage chair may provide a lot of comfort and relaxation to your life.

In this guide, OSIM AU will explain how to use a massage chair, what a shorter session entails, and how frequently you may enjoy them each day or week.

How to Use a Massage Chair

Massage chairs are a handy way to enjoy gentle massages at home. But how should you use your massage chair to get the most out of it? Here is some advice.

Massage Chair Placement

It’s simple to change the position of your massage chair so that it’s comfy for you without taking up too much space in the room.

For example, the minimum clearance for our massage chairs is as follows: 

  • The reclinable backrest is up to 30cm in length
  • The reclinable footrest is up to 80cm in length

To avoid signal interference, keep the massage chair at least 100cm away from AV devices. 

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Start Slow

People who are new to massage chairs should take it slowly at first. Because your muscles aren’t used to being massaged daily, this will help avoid discomfort. Limit yourself to one or two sessions in the first week. After that, gradually escalate to two or three sessions each week.

As your body adjusts to regular massages, feel free to use your massage chair as frequently as you like (as long as you’re not suffering excessive stiffness or discomfort, of course).

Explore Your Massage Chair’s Settings

Most massage chairs include a range of settings and functions. Some chairs, for example, have zero gravity technology, while others include airbag massagers or built-in speakers.

Before settling into a routine, examine all of your massage chair’s functions and settings to ensure you’re getting the most out of it. Use the settings to fine-tune the chair to your specific needs.

Basic control of OSIM massage chairs

We believe in simple yet elegant design, and this is evident even up to way you can control the settings and adjustments on your OSIM massage chair. You can simply change the angle of your chair – from the backrest to the footrest –by pressing and holding the button until you reach your desired position. 

Assess Your Problem Areas

When using your massage chair, be sure to target problematic areas of your body. For example, if you’re on your feet all day, make use of your chair’s leg-massaging features.

Alternatively, if you suffer from muscular discomfort regularly, you can use your chair’s shoulder and back rollers to massage out those spasms. By remembering to concentrate on the areas that require the greatest attention, you will notice faster and better results over time.

Clean and Maintain Your Massage Chair

Always clean and maintain your massage chair regularly to keep it working smoothly and looking wonderful for many years to come. You may use these suggestions to get the most bang for your buck and keep your chair in good working order for years.

Cleaning recommendations:

  • Avoid placing your chair in sunlight or leaving it in a position where young children or dogs may readily access it.
  • You can maintain your massage chair looking new and preventing dirt and debris buildup by giving it a surface cleaning every one to two weeks.
  • If your massage chair starts making weird noises or stops working correctly, don’t just wait for it to fix itself. Instead, see an expert right away to avoid further damage.
  • By using your massage chair regularly, you can ensure its internal components are in good working condition.
  • Give your chair a complete cleaning every couple of months to get into all of its nooks and crannies.

Is it OK to sit in a massage chair every day?

Consider the following considerations before deciding how frequently you will use your massage chair.

Time Per Session

The length of time spent on a massage chair during each session should be taken into serious consideration, as the risk of overdoing a massage is quite real. Overuse of a massage chair might result in muscular spasms.

If you use it daily, it is recommended that you keep each session to a maximum of 20 minutes and that you only do this twice a day.

Time of the Day

The best moment to use a massage chair is when you first wake up in the morning. Instead of sleeping for an extra 20 minutes, you may relax in your massage chair. This habit may be performed daily without the worry of hurting your body.

Lifespan of a Chair

Depending on where the massage chair is being used, this can significantly impact the chair’s lifespan. For example, if a massage chair is used at home, it will last considerably longer than a massage chair used in a spa.

Time Depends on Your Case

When determining how frequently to use a massage chair, consider the level of discomfort and which specific area of the body is experiencing it.

It is advisable that if the massage chair is used for recreational purposes, the frequency of usage be considerably lower than if it is used in a medical or orthopedic aspect.

Talk to a Massage Chair Experts

OSIM Australia believes making good use of one’s massage chair is essential. The pleasure you would receive from adequately using your massage chair will eventually benefit you as the owner of a massage chair.

Browse through our selection of full-body massage chairs. Need more help? Contact us today at info@osim.com.au or fill out this form and we will look for a suitable product for you.

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