3 DIY Massage Chair Maintenance Tips to Make Your Chair Last Longer

Everyone knows that a massage chair is like an investment, you’ve got to take care of it over time, otherwise what’s the point?

Today, I’m going to go over some simple tips, and explain why it’s best to do these in order to make sure your massage chair can last longer!

Everyone wants to get the best out of their massage chair, so the best thing to do is keep doing these things, and you’ll be alright!

So without further ado, let’s get into the first tip.

TLDR: The easiest way to make sure your massage chair lasts a long time is to treat it like a car! Make sure you give the outside a clean from time to time, make sure to use it regularly, and then turn it off when not in use from the back.

Massage Chair Tip #1: Clean the Exterior from Time to Time

We naturally love clean things, and anything inside your home would generally be clean too. So why would I mention cleaning your massage chair?

The answer is dust.

Lots of things can often get dust built up inside them, similar to dust bunnies under the couch. Just like a regular couch, a massage chair can also have some dust bunnies in them too. More often than not, sometimes dust might slip inside the mechanism, and start to build up over time.

When this happens, sometimes a massage chair can randomly stop working from some internal failure, purely just due to dust. It’s often why most technology pieces have tightly shut internal mechanisms.

However, because of the size of a massage chair, the dust can build up over time, and pose an issue.

The simple solution?

Just give it a quick and easy wipe once every two weeks. The best part is that you don’t need to go and buy anything special, we personally use baby wipes to clean down all sides of the massage chair, and that’s more than enough.

Massage chair OGAWA massage chair logo being cleaned with baby wipe

Massage Chair Tip #2: Use the Massage Chair Regularly

This one should be a no brainer, but it’s just like a car!

If you don’t use it often, then once turned on after a very long time, it might struggle because the lubrication might dry out.

To avoid this problem in the first place, the easiest thing to do is use it!

During the massage program, the massage chair will automatically go through all the cycles it needs to. You’ll have the massage rollers going up and down throughout your body, you’ll have the massage chair tilt back, and you will have the airbags in use.

It’s really simple, and almost nothing needs to be done by you!

Just simply get in that massage chair you know and love, and just relax.

Massage chair Thai massage stretch body OGAWA Master Drive Plus

Massage Chair Tip #3: Turn it Off from the Wall Overnight

The best thing to do, especially in case of any emergency outage, or a short circuit, is to keep the massage chair off when not in use. When turned on, the massage chair is ready to work, and the internal power system is engaged, ready for you to use it.

However, sometimes there’s an odd chance that something might happen to your home’s power, and everything might go out.

While there is clear safety protocols in place, it doesn’t mitigate the risk of short circuiting from happening completely.

It is still as important as ever to make sure that when you aren’t using the massage chair, that you turn it off. The best time to do this is probably just before you sleep, that way you won’t need to worry about anything.

Conclusion: A Little Massage Chair Maintenance Goes a Long Way

When you’re getting a massage chair, the one thing you want to make sure is that you take good care of it.

From this list, considering there’s only three things, there’s honestly not a lot you need to do.

Of everything that you do have to do, well, I’ve already written it down!

The only things you’d need to do if you wanted to maintain your massage chair for a long time is to:

  1. Give it a good clean once every two or three weeks
  2. Use it regularly, perhaps once every three days
  3. Turn it off from the wall before you go to bed

Other than that, there’s quite literally nothing else.

We’ve done our best to make a massage chair last as long as possible, so you don’t have to worry about it!

Now that you’re here, why not check out how you’d go about choosing the best massage chair? It’ll help you make a better decision when the time comes!

One thought on “3 DIY Massage Chair Maintenance Tips to Make Your Chair Last Longer

  1. Bob says:

    Never knew that using the massage chair regularly can make it last longer. Well, I guess that can be done with no effort since I’m already using it every day..

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