Have you ever gotten a massage from a therapist, came out feeling amazing, and wanting more a few days later? If so, you have probably thought about a massage chair at one point or another. You'd think that you're getting the same thing, right? This is entirely true. A massage from a massage chair can be relaxing, and feel good if you have the right chair, but there are no real therapeutic benefits to opting for a chair as opposed to a massage therapist.
There a lot of target regions that you may want addressed when getting a massage, it's easy to tell a massage therapist exactly where to focus on, with a chair, this is nearly impossible. Massage chairs have gained popularity over the past few years as an affordable alternative to going to see a therapist. A good portion of what makes a massage stress relieving for you is the intimate interaction with another human. It's this feeling of acceptance, and intimacy that keeps clients coming back to the same therapist again and again. Ask anyone who owns a massage chair how often they used it after the first week. There is a good chance that the appeal of it wore off after they realized that a massage isn't just prodding and rubbing on your back.
The position a client is in also has a lot to do with the satisfaction rate of the massage. In a massage chair you are sitting upright. In this position it's relatively easy to massage the neck and back, but it gets much harder to adequately massage other areas such as the legs, feet, and glutes. When the experience from a massage chair, and that of a masseuse are compared, the differences are immeasurable. An Orlando massage therapy session will go a long ways in improving your health and stress level.
Wendell has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from Iligan Medical Center College and an Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy from Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine. He obtained the Excellence Award for Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage and has a private practice in Clermont, Florida.