What Other Features of a Massage Chair Help Improve Flexibility?
Massage chairs are designed with improving flexibility in mind, meaning there are other features which can help.
One great part of a massage chair to help improve your flexibility is the heating modes that are often available in any full body massage chair.
As we all know, with heat, our muscles loosen easier. While on its own, heat is not enough to increase flexibility in the long term, the heating features combined with the massage make the massage not only feel better, but helps loosen the muscle much more, and allow the massage roller to help dig in deeper.
Over time, this will be vital in helping improve your flexibility in a short amount of time.
Secondly, there are dedicated massage modes in the massage chair, which are pre-programmed to go through massage motions which help you loosen and relax.
One example which I gave above was the Thai massage mode, which works on your lefts.
However, some other popular massage modes for flexibility which a massage chair might have include:
- Yoga Stretching Massage
- Full Body Massage
- Chinese Massage
- Morning Massage
Each of these modes work specifically to help improve your flexibility, and will overtime help break down some of the tight spots in your body, and bring back the flexibility you need.
How Long Will It Take to Improve My Flexibility with a Massage Chair?
Speaking of time, it won’t take very long!
Massage chairs should be used on a regular basis, meaning from as little as three times a week to twice a day, you should be getting that massage you need.
Assuming you’re sticking to this, you will feel the immediate effect right after your massage, and increased long terms benefits over three months.
This is because your muscles need time to adjust, and naturally adapt to the pressure of the massage chair.
As your muscles become more loose and flexible, your body will be able to endure higher pressures of massage!
Conclusion: Massage Chairs Are Great for Improving Flexibility
As it should be known, massage chairs are great for improving flexibility.
They’re often the main reason they’re placed in airport lounges!
Imagine having to wait so long, cramped in an airplane with limited leg room to move.
Of course you need a good stretch!
Nothing else works better than a massage chair for that.
But this story rings all too familiar with people who also don’t have the time to go for a massage as often. People have to wait so long to go and see the masseuse, to the point where they forget they even need to go.
I’ve written a blog about why having a massage chair at home is so worth it, so if you’re someone who needs to relax more often, this’ll be a great read.