For seated on-site massage work, massage chairs are ideal. However, they need to be strong enough to withstand the rigors of a high volume of clients - including their different weights and body types.
Therefore, look for a massage chair with a strong, stable and easily adjustable frame. This will allow you to make adjustments to the chair to accommodate clients of all sizes and your body mechanics while you massage.
Massage chairs come in a variety of styles including:
Portable Massage Chairs- allow the massage therapist to take their business and their "magic hands" on the road to their various clients. Portable massage chairs are convenient and easy transport. They are constructed of lightweight aluminum and most models don't weigh over 18-pounds. Many models fold down and slip into a bag or carrying case with rollers (called a porter). Portable massage chairs are as ergonomically correct as standard massage chairs so you're to client's proper body alignment is never threatened when they enjoy the benefits of therapeutic massage from a portable chair.
Vibrating massage chairs - massage with the added benefit of soothing vibration. The chair typically has a control for adjusting vibration frequency and the strength of the vibrations, which can provide a wide variety of therapeutic benefits.
Heated massage chairs - deliver a customizable all-over heated massage. Depending on the brand and model, some heated massage chairs feature body scanning technology to calibrate each massage to your personal preference, as well as luxurious massaging leg rests.
HoMedics massage chairs - come in a variety of modesl, the favourite being the Anti Gravity Lounger. This HoMedics massage chair elevates legs above your head to relieve muscle tension while cradling your back. The benefits include better circulation and reduction in pressure on the heart and spine.
Human Touch technology massage chairs - have been named the preferred chair of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists. The chair offers massage benefits like rolling, kneading, compression, percussion, foot massage, and calf massage.
iJoy massage chairs - offer the same rolling, kneading, compression, and percussion of a Human Touch massage chair in a contemporary, stylish design. iJoy chairs are a very popular brand in general for their aesthetic.
Shiatsu chairs - uphold the Shiatsu tenet that it is better to prevent illness than to treat it. If used regularly, Shiatsu massage chairs are said to strengthen the immune system and support overall good health.
Vending massage chairs - are also known as coin operated massage chairs and are perfect for busy locations. Ideal placements for these relaxing chairs include shopping centers, airports, hotels and hospitals.
Another way to take turn your massage business mobile is with a desktop massage chair. Independent massage therapists must adapt to their clients' needs, many of which ask for treatments in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Busy clients may even ask that a massage therapist come to their office to perform treatment. A desktop massage chair will eliminate the need for additional space as they easily attach to desks, tables or almost any flat surface. Desktop massage chairs are also an ideal way to ensure the comfort of your pregnant or wheelchair-bound clients.