Are Massage Chairs a Good Investment?

One question that I often see at various online forums is whether purchasing a massage chair is a good investment or is it worth the cost?

Buying a massage chair isn’t anything like heading down to a store and paying a $20 bill to get a piece of art that you can toss on the wall later. As you know, even a low-end massage chair can cost you hundreds of dollars, and of course, not everyone can afford it.

I bought a massage chair around a year ago, and I still remember it was pretty out of my budget. I had to cut back on many expenses to buy it. In-case you’re wondering, I bought the Kahuna LM-6800 and I’m pretty satisfied with my purchase.

Needless to say, it took me several months to get back on a smooth budget. Thus, I’d say such questions are valid, especially when you’re shelling out a significant amount of money.

At the end of the day, the price and quality of your massage chair comes down on the brand and its making, but this answer isn’t good enough. So let’s dive right into the details and look for the best possible answers.

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It is a complex question that has various answers. Start asking around and I bet you’ll get a different response every time you ask someone.

So how would you know if it really is worth it?

I am going to use the methodology of comparing its merits and demerits and see if your query lies in the spectrum.

Pros of Owning a Massage Chair

Freedom of Getting a Massage Whenever You Desire

The best thing about having your own massage chair is that you can get a massage whenever you want, morning, afternoon, night, you name it!

It is especially beneficial for workaholics that aren’t available for frequent spa visits.

A massage chair can help you unwind and destress after work hours or at the weekends when all you crave is peace.

Countless Number of Health Benefits

Regular chair massage therapies bring along a number of health benefits for you. It can provide immediate relief from insomnia, stress, and anxiety.

Besides, it is excellent for your cardiovascular health. It is also proven to be exceptionally helpful for body aches, especially lower backache.

A lot of people consider it a natural alternative to over the counter pain relief medicines, which is indeed true.

Economical than Spas

Imagine visiting a spa twice a week?

Alright. How much does a full-body massage cost you?

That’s right! Going to a spa every now and then can take a toll on your pocket. Apart from that, it is quite hectic to make time to visit a spa, especially when you have a busy routine.

Having a massage chair at home can save you a lot in the long run. All those visits to the wellness clubs, spa bills, you’ll save a considerable amount of money once you purchase a massage chair for your home.

Thus, I believe it wouldn’t be wrong to give it a try.

Cons of Owning a Massage Chair

A Big Initial Investment

Imagine visiting a spa twice a week?

Alright. How much does a full-body massage cost you?

That’s right! Going to a spa every now and then can take a toll on your pocket. Apart from that, it is quite hectic to make time to visit a spa, especially when you have a busy routine.

Having a massage chair at home can save you a lot in the long run. All those visits to the wellness clubs, spa bills, you’ll save a considerable amount of money once you purchase a massage chair for your home.

Thus, I believe it wouldn’t be wrong to give it a try.

Missing Features

Each massage chair brings along a different set of features. Sadly, not every massage chair provides a full body massage. The full-body massage comes only with branded high-end massage chair models which can cost several thousand dollars.

You must be thinking, what’s the point of purchasing one then? 

I know it’s natural to feel that way, but it would be unfair if you ignore the primary features it misses out on.

Thus, evaluating what you need and what you’re going to get is necessary in order to stay satisfied with your purchase. 

Space Issue

A massage chair is quite different than your regular pieces of furniture as it can take up a lot of space.

Furthermore, there are no long-term benefits of purchasing a massage chair if you cannot provide sufficient space for its installation.

You may be aware of the fact that massage chairs have large and bulky bodies. Due to that, it may overcrowd your bedroom or living room in case of improper space.

Also, let me clear something else here... If your massage chair comes with a reclining feature, it needs more space than the usual one.

Why Do You Require a Massage Chair?

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When I decided to purchase a massage chair for my use, I visited various markets and spoke to many online retailers.

After thorough research, I have come to terms that a massage chair comes with a massive number of benefits for you, which got me thinking that it won’t be wrong to invest in it after all. 

A few rational benefits that it brings for everyone out there are:

It offers you luxury in the comfort of your home.

It can treat physical discomfort and all sorts of body aches.

It not just treats physical issues but works well for mental wellbeing too.

It reduces the stress hormones and increases endorphins in the bloodstream, while enhancing your mood.

Therefore, the primary question that you MUST ask yourself is ‘Why would you buy a massage chair?’ After that, you need to research thoroughly if a massage chair can fulfil your requirements.

For instance, while purchasing a massage chair, the only thing I had on my mind was about the lower backache I was going through.

That’s right. A year ago, lower backache was my biggest nightmare. I tried every OTC pain relief medicine and herbal remedy there was, and at last, chair massage therapy was the last resort.

Hence, I purchased a massage chair and till now, there isn’t one negative thing that I have found against it.

Due to regular chair massage therapies, I can now sleep peacefully and my lower backache? It has now entirely vanished.

On the other hand, if you need a massage chair just because you like trying out new things, I’d say you think twice and make an informed decision.

The experience of getting a full body massage by just one click, at any given moment, without the impracticality of going to a spa is enough to motivate anyone to purchase a massage chair.

Yet, I know people that consider massage uncomfortable. Thereby, they’re not interested in visiting massage parlours or buying a massage chair.

In both cases, you need to consider all such points before making a real investment. If you enjoy having a massage, or if it’s good for your health, each point counts.

Let me share an example with you. A friend of mine that loves having a massage is equally uncomfortable with a human touch; hence, she has her own massage chair.

Apart from that, women often prefer having a massage while fully clothed. Again, here’s another reason why getting a massage chair can prove to be worthwhile.

Massage Chair Usage

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It goes without saying that a massage chair operates under the scale of economics. Demand vs utility!

It doesn’t matter how much you spend on it, be it $500 or $3000. For anyone who isn’t going to use it much, it isn’t worth buying.

That being said, for people like me who take a massage at least 2-3 times a week, purchasing a massage chair is one economical option.

Well, it has saved me a considerable amount of money in the face of all those spa bills and wellness club’s monthly charges.

Let’s make things more clear.

If you buy a massage that may cost you around $1000 and you begin using it once every week. Over the course of a year, your weekly massage session would cost approximately $20. 

Surprisingly good, isn’t it?

It is indeed a lot cheaper than going to a spa every week. So, let’s consider it the bargain of the year!

Besides, another important factor is time. Think about how much time you’ve got on your hands?

A good massage chair requires at least 15-20 minutes to provide you with that ultimately relaxing therapy. 

Thus, if you have a busy routine, it would be safe to ask yourself if you can realistically manage your time for all those chair massage therapies.

Lastly, all I can say is nobody can tell you if purchasing a massage chair is really worth it. It is YOU who needs to make a decision.

Considering everything I have shared with you above, I am confident that it would become easier for you to evaluate and decide.

After all, buying a massage chair isn’t simple. It is a significant investment and doesn’t come easy on the pocket. Take all the time you need and give it a thought!

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