The Science Behind Massage Chairs and Their Therapeutic Benefits

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The Science Behind Massage Chairs and Their Therapeutic Benefits

Would you like a massage today? With an Infinity Massage Chair at home, you can have a massage anytime you’d like. However, a massage is far more than a self indulgence. In fact, there are proven neurological and physiological benefits to regularly using a massage chair. Here we will explore the science behind massage chairs and their therapeutic benefits.

Oxygenation of the Muscles

Infinity Massage Chairs use a variety of techniques, such as kneading, tapping, Shiatsu, and knocking, to massage your body. In addition, the rollers, airbags, and other massage mechanisms apply pressure to your muscles. Together, all of this encourages and improves blood flow throughout your body. 

As a result, improved circulation enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. This can allow your muscles to gain mobility, increase flexibility, decrease muscle fatigue, decrease joint pain, and more.

Cardiovascular Support

Similarly, as your massage chair increases circulation throughout the body, it can also aid with build-up, plaque, or toxins. By stimulating blood flow to pain-filled areas or areas of low circulation, using a massage chair can help carry waste products away from the tissues. Cleansing your body in this way can rejuvenate your muscles and reduce pain.   

Massage and improved circulation can also stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing waste from the body. Increasing lymphatic drainage can lead to improved immune system function. 

Lower Cortisol Levels

As you know, stress is not good for the body. Specifically, stress triggers the release of the hormone cortisol which can lead to a long list of unwanted symptoms, including increased blood pressure, anxiety, depression, sleep loss and fatigue, upset stomach, suppressed immune system, and more. 

Regularly using a high-quality massage chair has been shown to help promote relaxation, improve sleep quality, and reduce stress-related muscle tension. Best of all, massage can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever, stress reliever, and creator of positive feelings.

Tension Reduction

Muscle tension can occur in the body as a result of stress, after a tough workout, or as the result of aging. While painful at times, muscle tension can also limit your mobility and activity levels. Massage chair use, however, can reduce pesky and painful muscle tension. Regular massage use keeps the body limber, responsive, and less prone to injury.

Relieve Brain Fog

Cloudiness, mental fog, mom brain. Whatever you choose to call it, you are most likely familiar with the mental exhaustion that leads to forgetfulness, apathy, and inability to focus. Just as using a massage chair can increase oxygen levels in the muscles, it can do the same for your mind. Increased circulation throughout the body results in increased blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your brain. Additionally, massage chair use is known to improve sleep quality which can have a significant impact on improving mental function and mental health.


Reflexology is a type of massage therapy that uses applied pressure to points along your feet to improve the health and well-being of the rest of your body. Available in select Infinity Massage Chairs is Triple Foot Roller Total Sole Reflexology. This amazing tool applies calculated pressure to vital pressure points along the feet. 

No doubt, the thought of having a massage sounds nice, but the benefits go far beyond what you might think. Massage chair use has proven therapeutic benefits that aid your entire body and can improve your health and well-being. To learn more about the benefits of massage chair use, contact Orange County Pools & Spas. We are proud to carry the entire line of Infinity Massage Chairs and can help you find the perfect one for you. Stop by one of our stores in New Windsor and Mohegan Lake today to learn more!

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