- What time of day are you usually experiencing this pain?
I ask this question to try and understand what causes the pain. For people who suffer from back and shoulder pain, there can be many reasons why it occurs. Some of the most common causes, in my experience, tend to be because of the following:
- Laborious work
- Poor posture while sitting at desks
- Poor quality of sleep
- Underlying conditions such as lumbar pain
Understanding these helps me identify if the customer needs a massage chair, to begin with, or if they are better suited to something like a portable massager, such as a massage cushion.
- Have you had any severe injuries anywhere before?
This is another vital question, as some severe injuries or conditions require specialist attention. While a massage chair can work like an in-home masseuse, it cannot replace the function and knowledge of a highly professional osteopath.
While some people might be able to relieve the pain they feel, we recommend using this massage chair in addition to an existing specialist care plan.
If you belong in this category, the best advice would be to try a massage chair in person if possible because the conditions or injuries you have are unique to you and require one-on-one service to know whether or not a massage chair suits you.
- How intense is your pain?
When we ask this, we want to understand what kind of massage chair will suit you best. Among the different massage chair models, some are firm, and some are soft.
However, people who generally tend to be in more pain need a firmer massage but cannot handle it, to begin with. In these scenarios, the staff need to know how intense your pain is so they can recommend a massage chair model with adjustable strength and intensity.
Conclusion: Buying a Massage Chair Requires Good Research
The best way to research is to try in person. However, you should still have some prior knowledge on whether a massage chair is right for you to make the best decision.
Massage chairs are used to change your lifestyle to a more relaxing one. It will inevitably become part of your daily routine and work around how you need it most. That’s why we consider it to be a long-term solution.
Just like any other long-term solution, it’s best to research and know which massage chair will suit you best. If you’re in this boat, I have other great resources for you!
If you’re wondering if a massage chair is even worth it, check out this blog I’ve written on exactly that!