If you suffer from back pain, you have probably been willing to try anything to find relief. Several solutions are available, from doing stretching exercises to seeing a chiropractor. But an option that may not occur to everybody is using a heated recliner or a heated massage chair.
Heat therapy is an effective way to reduce pain and increase blood flow, which then helps muscle healing. Heat therapy can provide total comfort and makes back pain relief easy and passive. Many different heated chair models are available, all offering unique benefits.
Read on to learn about the benefits and varieties of heated recliners and heated massage chairs.
Heated Recliners Versus Heated Massage Chairs
If you are considering buying a heated chair, it’s important to understand that there are heated recliners (which simply have elements that generate warmth) and heated massage chairs (which provide heat and massage functionality). Both types of chairs can be useful, so you should learn about your options. However, for maximum relief from back pain (and for other wellness benefits), most people turn to heated massage chairs.
Heated Recliners for Heat Therapy
Heated recliners offer total passive comfort and back pain relief. They allow you to sit or recline comfortably in a restful position while applying heat therapy. Simply turn on your heat settings, kick back, and relax while your chair does all the work.
Heat therapy works in a couple of ways. First, the heat dampens the pain signals to your brain from the sore area, so you feel less discomfort. Second, when heat is applied, blood flow to that area is increased, which helps muscles heal and recover. A heated therapeutic chair, especially a heated recliner, enables you to maintain a relaxed and healing posture while heat is applied. Other options, like a heating pad, can be difficult to get into the right spot or hold in the ideal position. But a heated recliner simply envelopes you in warmth while you rest.
High-quality heat therapy models like the Positive Posture Cafe+ and Positive Posture Luma offer several other advanced features. The Luma power lift chair has an electrical lifting mechanism to assist with sitting and standing with comfort, security, and ease. Both of these luxury models provide zero gravity reclining, which helps to reduce blood pressure and encourages healing. These high-end models also offer memory foam seating to provide better lumbar support and posture. Additionally, with their stylish and elegant designs, these heated recliners will look great in any room.
Recliners are already an extremely comfortable furniture item. A recliner with heat therapy provides even greater comfort and relief for aching back and shoulder muscles.
Heated Massage Chairs: Adding Bodywork to Your Heat Therapy
If you think receiving heat therapy for a sore back in a recliner sounds great, imagine adding the choreographed movements available in a heated massage chair. Massage chairs with heat are an investment but certainly worth the price. People find that back pain simply melts away when heat is combined with the healing benefits of massage therapy.
Massage Chair Heating Elements
There are a few ways that massage chair manufacturers incorporate heater elements into their designs. First, some models use heated massage rollers to apply heat directly to crucial tension areas. Heated massage chairs, like the MAJ7 from Panasonic, use heated rollers in addition to other massage features to better relieve tense or tight muscles.
Other heated massage chair models are equipped with heater elements in the seats. Models like the D.Core Cirrus and D.Core Stratus include this feature. With warmed seats, heated massage chairs can provide full-body relaxation for an extra soothing and rejuvenating experience.
Another reason a heated massage chair is good is that it loosens the muscles with heat while the massage releases tension. Anyone who has used a heated massage chair can attest that heat and massage together are a truly dynamic duo!.
In summary, a heated massage chair is more effective than massage alone for several reasons, including:
- A heated massage chair can have different settings, from high to low heat.
- You can also vary the intensity of massage movements in a heated massage chair.
- The timer on a heated massage chair lets you set the alarm and relax.
- A heated massage chair is an excellent way to relieve cold-weather aches and pains.
There are also heated massage chair models, like the OHCO M.8, which utilize both heated seats and heated rollers. This combination allows users to customize their massage experience or enjoy the best of both worlds.
While the term “hot seat” typically has a negative connotation, when it comes to back pain and massage chairs, it is definitely the place to be. In fact, if you have multiple people in your household, you will find them all wanting to be in the hot seat!
Learn About Heated Massage Chairs From a Comfort Consultant
Which are the best heated massage chairs? What is a zero gravity heated massage chair and why might I want one? What do heated massage chairs cost? How long do massage chairs last? What does it feel like to have a session in a massage chair, and how will my body respond after the massage? The best way to get answers to all your questions about massage chairs in general and heated massage chairs in particular is to visit the Furniture For Life showroom near you.
There, in a relaxed and comfortable environment, you can talk with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Comfort Consultants. Rather than trying to sell you a massage chair, they will educate you about the technology if you aren’t familiar with it and answer any questions you have.
They are also experts at learning about your needs, creating a list of massage chairs that can meet those requirements, and guiding you through test drives of the chairs. In the process, they can explain all the ways that heat can help with back pain.
In addition, your Comfort Consultant can explain why our outstanding warranties and attentive after-sale service is essential. The offerings in our curated collection of The World’s Best Massage Chairs® are designed and built to last, so you may never have an issue with yours. But if ever do need assistance, it’s comforting to know our team is here for you and eager to assist.
If you struggle with a sore back or any other aches and pains—or you simply love the thought of deeply relaxing sessions in a heated massage chair—stop by soon and let us help you find the perfect chair for you.