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How Long Should You Sit in Your Massage Chair?

How Long Should You Sit in Your Massage Chair?


If you just purchased your first luxury massage chair, congratulations! You have many days of comfort, relaxation, and overall improved well-being ahead of you. As a first-time massage chair owner, however, you’ll want to take it slow, starting with short intervals of time in your chair.

Starting With Brief Massage Sessions

If you are not used to full-body, deep tissue massage, we recommend starting with 10 to 15 minute massage sessions, two to three times per day.

Why Start With Short Massage Increments?

Of course, you can steadily work your way up from there as your body grows accustomed to the strength of the massagers. Luxury massage chairs like those offered on provide highly effective deep pressure massages. The rollers on these massage chairs are powerful in order to work out knots and rejuvenate problem areas on your body. The powerful massage rollers you’ll find in top-notch massage chairs can leave bruises if you sit in your chair for too long before your body is ready for it.

It’s easy to get carried away as you sit in your massage chair for the first time and enjoy such a high level of relief! Luckily, the fine chairs offered by top brands like Infinity, Human Touch, and Luraco allow you to set the time. Each chair also offers unique programs and features in which you can control the strength, location, and speed of your massage.

A Massage Chair is Like a Workout

massage chair session, massage chair time, massage chair increments, how long to sit in a massage chairUsing your first electric massage chair is similar in many ways to getting back into a workout routine. If you haven’t gone running or been to the gym in a long time, you’ll want to take it slow. You work your way up from a mile a day, to 5 miles a day, to 10 miles a day. You start your gym session at a half hour, then work your way up to an hour, incorporating a wider balance of cardio and strength exercise as you go.

If you go too quickly, attempting to jump back into the routine you had 6 months ago when you were running or exercising daily, you will get winded and be extra sore. You could even injure yourself because of tight, unused muscles. Your first time using your new massage chair is much like working out for the first time in a long time: As you build up your stamina, you can endure longer sessions.

So just remember—enjoy your massage chair, but don’t overdo it! If you have more questions or are interested in purchasing your first massage chair, check out our buyers guide or call the Massage Chair Store at 1-800-700-1022. Our sales representatives are standing by and ready to get you into the perfect chair!

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