Let’s face it: The best part about booking yourself a pedicure or heading to a spa appointment is the deeply relaxed feeling you get from those gloriously soothing massage chairs. But, what if you could skip the appointment and get that same feeling from the comfort of your own home?
Sound ideal to you? It could become a part of your daily wellness routine with a massage chair from Johnson Fitness & Wellness, the largest specialty fitness retailer in the U.S. that not only has an extensive selection of massage chairs available nationwide, but also manufactures them—i.e. the brand definitely understands the value of design plus function when it comes to massage chairs. And while massage chairs are definitely an investment in your overall health, certified personal trainer Kent Hackbarth, MA, CSCS, CPT, says a massage chair can function as a practical tool for self care.
“We live in a world with more health issues than ever,” Hackbarth says. “Massage chair therapy offers a range of benefits that can ease one’s stress along with good nutrition and exercise.”
Curious about some of those benefits? Keep reading for five massage chair benefits that Hackbarth and Timothy Sharpe, D.C., a chiropractor with 30 years of experience who has used massage chairs in his practice, say make the investment worth it.
1. Relieves pain
Whether you wake up with sore muscles from your workout the day before or live with a chronic pain condition, massage therapy can help you manage that pain, Hackbarth says. You don’t even have to use it for long—Hackbarth says optimal benefits are seen when using your massage chair for 15 to 20 minutes, three to fou