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Massage Chairs Comparison and should you get one? by Sleep.8 UK

Massage Chairs Comparison and should you get one? 

Forms of body massage have been around for centuries, providing the same benefits all this time. Of course, over time the practice has evolved and developed to now being a regular part of many of our routines. 

Despite massage chairs being around for some time, many people are still sceptical owning one as it can be a very difficult task to mimic the movements and skills of a human – but those days are now behind us. At Sleep.8 we are now proud to offer advanced high-end massage chairs that will deliver the expected benefits and relaxation. 

But are massage chairs any good? Do they do more – or less – than a professional masseuse? We’ve listed below the benefits of these chairs, what to look out for, and what to bear in mind  if you’re looking to purchase one. 

What to look for in a massage chair 

There are many positive reasons for owning a full-body massage chair at home. While the results may vary depending on each individual’s physical condition, how often the chair is used and other factors, the most known common benefits include: 

  • Reduced muscle pain 
  • Fewer headaches 
  • Lowered cortisol levels 
  • Lowered blood pressure 
  • Lowered stress levels 
  • Improved mood and muscle recovery 
  • Improved relaxation 
  • Increased immune functionality 
  • Improved sleep quality and duration 

Although you can use your massage chair as often as you like, some guides recommend not using it more than 4 times a week to avoid bruises or inflammation that can come with excessive use. If you’re looking to understand your recommended usage, seeking professional advice is recommended.  General, one session of 10 to 15 minutes each time should be sufficient to deliver your desired benefits. 

Some people like to relax completely in their massage chairs by closing their eyes and enjoying the movements, others like to watch TV during their session. This is totally up to you; experiment and tailor your perfect massage session! 

If you’re subject to high spikes of stress or have an intensive physical job, you may benefit from owning a massage chair at home. It is important to prioritise recovery whenever you have spare time. It is known to expand your lifespan, clear your mood and help you feel active for longer in the day.  

If you’re considering a massage chair, it’s important to remember that because of their heavy features, a full-body massage chair will occupy significant room. You will have to dedicate an area for it to take up, plus extra room around it if your model has a reclining feature. You should also consider the power it needs to operate – massage chairs can vary from 160 Watts to 300 Watts, an additional cost on your electricity bill to bear in mind. 

Just like any furniture, there’s a level of maintenance needed to keep your massage chair pristine. Make sure to know who or where to find help if your chair needs looking at. Does your supplier offer a guarantee or home visits to repair your chair if something goes wrong, or would a certified electrician be enough? It’s important to consider these questions if you’re looking to invest. 

So, are you ready to experience the joy of a private, on-demand, full-body massage at home? Below is a comparison of the 2 full-body massage chairs available in our online and physical stores. 

COMPARISON 

S8 Jet S – Smart Massage Chair 

S8 Massage Chair Smart Jet S

With multiple intelligent massage functions working in parallel, this luxurious chair is designed to mimic the experience of having a professional at-home massage. The stimulating warm-up function works to relax and prepare you for a more intense massage, targeting specific areas of the body as desired. With a suite of massage programmes as well as adjustable speed and intensity, the S8 Smart Jet is truly an investment in yourself and your wellbeing. 

Click here to learn more about this massage chair.

Details:  

  • Artificial leather 
  • 2 years guarantee 
  • Power 160W 
  • 6 main types of massage for the whole body and individual zones, including a roller Gua Sha massage of the feet 
  • 9 automatic programs and manual programming 
  • 5 levels of massage strength adjustment 
  • 22 air compression cushions 
  • Automatic scanning of user growth 
  • Can heat up to 42-45°C – to prepare the back for the massaging 
  • The most secure Bluetooth connection 
  • Low noise level – less than 52dB. 

S8 Full-Body Heated Smart Jet Massage Chair 

The S8 Full-Body Heated Smart Jet offers all the above features and more, such as the deeply stimulating effect of 3D massage, the stimulating warm-up function that works to relax and prepare you for a more intense massage, and a suite of six functions and nine massage programmes, all adjustable in speed and intensity. 

Click here to learn more about this massage chair.

Details: 

  • Artificial leather 
  • 2 years guarantee 
  • Power 300W 
  • 6 main types of massage for the whole body and individual zones, including a roller Gua Sha foot massager 
  • 9 automatic programs and manual programming 
  • 5 levels of massage strength adjustment 
  • 22 air compression cushions 
  • 12 back massage rollers (the mechanism runs along an improved track) 
  • Automatic scanning of user growth 
  • Can heat up to 42-45°C – to prepare your back for massaging 
  • The most secure Bluetooth connection 
  • Low noise level – less than 52dB. 
  • The maximum user weight is 120 kg. 

FULL COMPARISON

DetailsS8 Jet SS8 Full-Body
Artificial leatherYESYES
Guarantee2 YEARS2 YEARS
Power160 Watts300 Watts
Types of massages6 including Gua Sha Roller6 including Gua Sha Roller
Automatic & manual programs99
Level of massage strength55
Air compression cushions2222
3D MassageYES
Automatic scanningYESYES
Heat up to42-45°C42-45°C
BluetoothYESYES
Noise level52dB52dB
Max user weight120kg120kg
RRP£4,999£6,999
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Should you own one? 

Until recently, massage chairs were known for their limited features and simplistic design. But technology has come a long way since then, and you can now own a high-end massage chair that mimics the motions of a real masseuse.  

These advanced chairs are becoming more appealing to those who need to aid muscle recovery, lift their mood, or minimise the cost of a routine massage. For those who have the space to introduce them into your home, they are certainly a worthwhile investment! 

Interested in unlocking a new form of relaxation? Browse our website for the full range and be sure to get in touch with our team for any expert advice.