Massage chairs have been around for more than thirty years. The designers have been seeking from the start to capture the techniques of a masseuse and package them for use in your own living room. Personal Massage Therapy with your own chair can provide virtually all the benefits of a top-level resort masseuse. Chairs from Japan have always combined the art of massage with the latest robotic technologies and research to produce what are truly considered to be the best massage chairs in the world.
For someone who wants the touch of a therapist in their own living room, Homedics massage chair becomes the best ally that assists the sore and tense muscles of a very tired person. Without breaking the purse strings of users, and with a wide variety, Homedics massage chairs offer the best of personal therapy. Whether you plan for a little relaxation at your office or at home, there is a Homedics massage chair waiting in the wings to serve your purposes fully.
Handpicking the right chair:
Homedics massage chairs are designed to help users reap rich rewards out of massage therapy. The wide variety of selections fulfills the demands of the most discriminating customers. The transportable massage chairs also provide the user with instant access to relief from stiff neck or back muscle tissues at home as well as at the office. With a two-year guarantee, and with the many models from which to choose, Homedics chairs meet the expectations and budget constraints of a variety of customers. Homedics MCS-400H Shiatsu Massage Cushion is built to offer extreme comfort, made possible by the Extended Track Shiatsu Massaging Cushion, which runs on a long track to reach the shoulders of the user. This Massage Cushion is special in the way that it suits the shortest as well as the tallest family member. With it, the massage area can be customized to fit virtually anyone.
There is no dearth of features, where the moving dual massage mechanism provides the best massage for the back by offering vertical travel. More features in the form of quick heat to afford a relaxing massage, extra vibration massage option, width control to fit the body of the user, programmable control and carry bags that afford storage convert the cushion into an ideal massage chair.
Most massage chairs, nowadays, have some sort of a foot and calf massaging mechanism as part of their feature set. Some chairs may just have the calf massage, but most of them have some sort of lower extremity massage function. These calf and foot massaging mechanisms are often called an ottoman.
Different Types of Ottomans in Massage Chairs
Some ottomans are designed to have the foot and calf massaging mechanism all-in-one and completely attached as one solid unit, like the Human Touch A touch HT-9500 massage chair and the Omega Aires, but others have the foot detached from the calf massager, thus facilitating the ability of a taller person to stretch out their legs by flattening out the foot portion of the ottoman, making it parallel to the massager for the calf. An example of this type of foot and calf massager would be the Panasonic 30007. The downside with this type of use of the foot massager is that the foot massager ends up massaging the sides of the ankles of the user.
Inada has found a happy medium by engineering an "accordion-like" attachment between the foot and the calf massagers, allowing a taller person to simply extend their longer legs with the foot massager staying perpendicular to the calf massager.
The clear majority of the foot and calf massagers use airbags to create the massaging effect. Each manufacturer has its own proprietary setup of the airbags to provide their own unique feel, but the basic gist of every massager for foot and calf is that the airbags compress the calves and feet in one form or another. Some compression happens all at once, while others inflate in a sequence mode so that it feels like the airbags are "rolling" up and down the legs.