Massage Chairs Deliver Fantastic Mass...

Massage Chairs Deliver Fantastic Massages

There are 5 comments on the Buzzle.com story from Oct 11, 2009, titled Massage Chairs Deliver Fantastic Massages. In it, Buzzle.com reports that:

With stress levels running higher than they have been for a generation, people are looking for ways to find relief.

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LMT

Brunswick, OH

#1 Oct 12, 2009
Massage chairs, even the ones costing over $4,000, are just dumb robots that can't palpate or assess. They give the same dumb "massage" regardless of what's really going on with you. So save your money and take a ride down a rut-filled dirt road in a pickup with broken springs. You'll get the same effect.

“CO$ sucks and DM swallows!”

Since: Nov 08

Dunellen, NJ

#2 Oct 13, 2009
That's your opinion. Can't handle a little competition?
LMT

Brunswick, OH

#3 Oct 14, 2009
Mad Dog 54 wrote:
That's your opinion. Can't handle a little competition?
That's an INFORMED opinion from someone with 30+ years of medical experience. Prove to me that massage chairs can palpate and assess, apply the correct pressure and technique without causing further injury, and modify their technique based on their continuous visual and palpatory skills. You can't.
I have plenty of competition from licensed professionals. I have no problem with that, because I know that these LMTs are doing real massage. But calling what these chairs do "massage" is an extreme stretch of the imagination.

“Live Laugh Love”

Since: Oct 07

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#4 Oct 14, 2009
I have to agree with LMT on this one.

The chairs might feel nice at first, but tend to leave people sore and achy. Of course, the more sore and achy you feel, the more a person is apt to use the massage chair perpetuating the problem.

I sat in a massage chair at the mall recently, out of curiosity, and it felt good for the first few minutes, but then started to not feel so good and I got out of the chair. The next day I was very sore and sought out my own MT to undo the damage from the chair. Considering that I adore deep tissue work, I was surprised at how quickly the chair "damaged" my back muscles.

The calf massager is also a problem, I turned it off after a few seconds as it squeezed the calf too much (without the leg being properly elevated too) and was uncomfortable. I worry about people with contraindications that use these, no one at the store knew about contraindications, the sales people told me that they just tell everyone to give it time and get used to it.

I honestly cannot recommend these chairs to anyone looking for relief.

Competition is healthy, but something that actually does more damage than good is not.

“CO$ sucks and DM swallows!”

Since: Nov 08

Dunellen, NJ

#5 Oct 14, 2009
LMT wrote:
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That's an INFORMED opinion from someone with 30+ years of medical experience. Prove to me that massage chairs can palpate and assess, apply the correct pressure and technique without causing further injury, and modify their technique based on their continuous visual and palpatory skills. You can't.
I have plenty of competition from licensed professionals. I have no problem with that, because I know that these LMTs are doing real massage. But calling what these chairs do "massage" is an extreme stretch of the imagination.
If you read the article and did a little research, you would find that the newer chairs do much more than they used to. You may think yourself indispensable, but technology has always wound up putting some in danger of reduced work. Nothing new for the rest of us, now it may be your turn...

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