As my visualization shows, the point at where these massage chair rollers meet shows how they pinch and push together, which is done in the kneading massage mode.
This is simply one of the many massage styles for which you can experience in a massage chair. While massage chairs have many massage programs, these are different from the massage styles they can perform, which is defined by the way the massage chair rollers move.
To list a few, full body massage chairs with quad massage chair rollers tend to have the following massage styles in them:
If you want to learn more about massage styles, then this might be a great blog to check out to further touch on this.
Massage chairs which have 4D massage roller capabilities tend to have more functions to them, and thus have more massage styles in the massage chair.
Knowing this is important because the type of massage style you like is entirely up to individual preference, meaning that regardless of firmness, your body prefers specific massage movement over others. Because of this, it’s best to know if the massage chair has rollers that can do the specific motion you’re looking for.
If you have already gone for massages before, then you might be familiar with some of these styles. However if you have not gone for many massages before, then the best way to become familiar with them is to try a massage chair, and see what suits you best.
Some massage programs tend to mix all of these massage styles into a unique massage experience, while others try to use only a few, but apply it across your entire body. As a result, the massage roller uses more of its functionality in some modes over others.
The Different Material Types of Massage Chair Rollers
Firmer materials, such as metal and plastic, tend to give a much firmer massage, as it is much more solid, and less flexible than materials such as silicon and rubber, which are relatively softer.
Most high end massage chairs use silicon or metal massage chair rollers to press against your body while value range massage chairs tend to use plastic.
This isn’t to say that one massage chair roller material is inherently better than the other, however the feeling and versatility that each carries is different. Metal and silicon are better for heat massages as they can conduct more heat, which often makes them a preferred choice.
However, some people like the feeling of plastic as it can achieve that poking feeling just as well.
Extra: The Different Designs of Massage Chair Rollers
Just to throw in one more extra consideration of massage chair rollers and how it can affect your massage, let me draw an analogy to something very similar.