Massage Chair Terminology
Before we get started, we should let you know that there will be a few massage chair-specific terms on our list. Here’s a quick reference to help you find the features you need.
- 3D Massage: You can adjust the intensity of the massage chair rollers for a more personalized massage.
- 4D Massage: 4D offers a deeper reach than 3D, and can be especially beneficial for people with back and shoulder issues.
- Airbags: Typically located in areas that don’t have rollers, airbags provide a compression massage
- Air Ionizer: Located in the headrest, this technology clears the air of dust, dander and other irritants.
- Body Scanning: The massage rollers will be able to hit your unique pressure points by adjusting and tailoring the rollers to your body.
- Bluetooth: Connect to the speakers in the chair to enjoy music or guided meditation.
- Chromotherapy: This light therapy technique helps balance physical, mental, spiritual and emotional energy.
- L Track: The rollers in an L Track travel from the neck down to the glutes. Sometimes they may even extend down to your hamstrings.
- Memory Settings: You’ll have the ability to save a certain number of custom massages.
- Reflexology: Applies pressure to the soles and tops of the feet to benefit your entire body.
- S Track: An S Track massage chair follows the curve of your body and spine from the neck to the lower back.
- Space Saving: You can set up your massage chair against a wall and when it’s powered on, it will move forward.
- Voice Control: Control your massage by telling your chair which program option you want. Some of the best massage chairs also have Alexa capabilities.
- Zero Gravity: This technique extends your knees and elevates them above your heart, creating a sense of weightlessness that also helps the spine decompress.