As the world moves forward so does technology, and with it our alternatives to life choices widen and expand in our benefit. Like so, the massage therapy market has seen quite a lot of changes throughout the decades. While long ago we were only restricted to receiving massages from professional masseurs after they originated in China and Egypt thousands of years ago, the market evolved and eventually welcomed robotic massage chairs which aimed to automate massage therapy. Soon these robotic massage chairs morphed into massage cushions and portable massage chairs giving consumers even more control on how they want to receive massage therapy. Purchasing a massage cushion over a massage chair largely depends on your own preferences; however, to get in touch with which massage solution you need, you will have to evaluate your requirements. Here, we will help you do so.
Most modern buyers are bound by a budget due to which first we will bring up the topic of cost. As you will already have guessed, a massage cushion is a more affordable alternative to a massage chair because it is smaller in size and thus obviously restricted in surface area and features, all of which accumulate to elevate massage chair prices. While massage chairs are way over the top with pricing that reaches as high as $3000, massage cushions compare to a small fraction of that cost with a good cushion costing around a hundred or two hundred dollars.
Massage cushions are small, lightweight, and portable. They can easily be carried with you to support you through car rides, planes, and in temporary travelling homes and hotels. For this reason alone, it can be agreed upon that they are an appropriate investment. If you have backaches and neck and shoulder pain, all of which worsens during travelling, then you should consider purchasing a massage cushion to support you through bumpy rides.
Massage cushions are easy to assemble and use. They are simpler devices than massage chairs and do not come with a lot of complicated features; however, like the massage chair, they too are aimed at relieving the tension in the muscles and tissues. Their simplicity does not mean that they do not offer your money’s worth as they too have nodes, rollers, etc. to work through your aching body and some even have heat therapy installed.
A possible disadvantage of purchasing massage chair pad and cushion over a massage chair is that cushions can at most reach your neck, shoulders, back, and buttocks. Anything below that is unreachable for a massage cushion but can be targeted by a massage chair.
A massage cushion is restrictive in terms of the positions it provides but mainly because it is built for another purpose; i.e. portability and the ability to be latched onto chairs. Massage chairs provide reclining and zero gravity positions.
In order to decide which massage solution is best for you, analyze the features that both massage cushions and massage chairs offer and think of which fits with your requirements.