Many massage chairs on the market come with so many bells and whistles it can seem complicated to figure out which features you’ll actually want. Although the extras can seem appealing when you’re looking at chairs in a store, there are certain features most people tend to use more once they start spending time in their chair on a daily basis. Here are the top four that can make a big difference in how much you enjoy using your massage chair.

3D Rollers

Massage chair rollers that only move up and down or side to side aren’t able to imitate a human massage as closely as chairs with rollers that can also move in and out. One of the main features people want from a massage chair is an ability to perform a realistic massage. The 3D rollers allow the chair to reach the recessed areas of your body such as your neck, shoulders and deeper parts of your spine. These rollers also allow for a much improved deep tissue massage since they can protrude further into your back.

Automatic Programming

Even though many massage chairs offer pre-programmed massages, some are definitely better than others. Chairs with automatic programming allow the user to experience the type of massage they want just by pushing a button. Deep-tissue? Shiatsu? Kneading? You’re just one click away from the type of massage you need. Because pre-set options are designed by the chair’s manufacturer, the quality of the manufacturer will affect the quality of the programs. Not every chair has the program options you need to take care of your problem areas or perform an adequate variety of movements.

Footrest Extension

This feature is particularly useful if more than one person will be using the chair. While you may be able to find a chair that fits your legs comfortably, it might not fit your friends and family as well. A chair with a footrest extension allows everyone to experience a quality foot and calf massage, even if they have longer legs. Anyone over six feet tall will especially benefit from this feature.

Zero-Gravity Positioning

The only thing better than getting a massage is getting one while you’re in a zero-gravity position. In addition to the normal health benefits of a massage, chairs that recline into a zero-gravity position provide the extra benefits of:

  • Less stress on your heart
  • Expanded lung capacity
  • Lower pressure on your spine
  • Better relief for muscle tension

It can also be more relaxing to get a massage while you’re reclined than in a vertical seating position. Because your weight is more evenly distributed when you’re in zero-gravity, you won’t feel as much tension on your pressure points and your massage can be much more comfortable.

People are looking for a wide variety of features when they come to one of our Rest & Relax showrooms for a massage chair. They also appreciate being able to choose from a large selection of chairs that all incorporate the latest technology with the features they’ll get the most use out of. The chairs on our floor are proof that you can get the quality you need and the features you want all at an affordable price. Come let our seat experts help you pick yours out today.