When visiting the office of a massage therapist, the patient will usually stretch out on a massage table that is designed to make a massage as therapeutic as possible. When the therapist needs to work on-site, to visit a patient at home or at the workplace, there may not even be space for a portable massage table.
When that happens, a portable massage therapy chair can be used to assist the patient in holding the posture best suited for a good professional massage. Sometimes a treatment regimen can require more attention than either the patient or the therapist can afford. In that case, the patient can buy or rent an electric massage therapy chair to extend the benefits of massage between appointments.
The correct kind of chairs can be selected by a licensed therapist who understands the treatment needed by the patient. The portable massage therapy chair brought to a home or office by a visiting therapist is small and lightweight. This massage therapy chair is a professional piece of equipment designed to help the patient relax in a position that will allow the therapist to perform the needed massage.
This type of massage therapy chair is small and fits on top of a table or desk. The patient sits in a regular chair and lets the therapy chair support the head and neck. This kind of posture may be preferable for pregnant patients or necessary for those who are wheelchair bound. When this massage therapy chair is used by a professional massage therapist, the patient receives a full, beneficial massage.
Between appointments, some massage benefits can be extended by using an electric massage therapy chair at home. These chairs come in many styles from a simple pad that fits on any chair to a recliner chair with shiatsu message and heating. Few of this type of massage therapy chair can focus the message therapy to an area that needs it. Nearly all such chairs offer only a generalized type of massage and is not the equivalent of a visit to the massage therapist.
The best type of electric massage therapy chair will offer some adjustability as well as an ergonomic design. It should be comfortable with support for the back, head and neck. There are enough models available to allow a patient to choose a chair that will fit into the home’s décor. The patient should follow the advice of the professional massage therapist in selecting this kind of electric massage therapy chair.