Mar 112012

Exercise and fun are two words people used to describe cycling. No matter the age and gender, people all agree that cycling is a form of exercise that not only helps one to stay fit but is also a fun activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. One of the most popular type of bicycle used in this sport is the cross bike which can be used in racing competitions as well as in casual morning bike rides.

Featuring components of both road and mountain bikes, cross bikes are a type of bicycle that are also known as a “hybrid” type of bicycle and are designed to be used for cyclo-cross racing. As cyclo-cross events require the cyclists to carry their bikes while running during the event, cross bikes are designed to be lightweight, and hence, are manufactured from light materials.

As mentioned, a cross bike is a compromise between a road bike and mountain bike. That is, it combines features that are found on both road and mountain bikes. The components of a mountain bike that are featured on a cross bike are the three front chain rings and the straight or sweep up handle bars, while the bikes’ tires are designed based from those found on road bikes.

One of the important parts of a cross bike is its frame. In order to cope with the stresses associated with cyclo-cross racing where the bike is carried over the shoulder to as much as 60 times, the bike’s frame should be stiff and responsive, slightly wider to accommodate the size of the tires, and most importantly, lightweight. To achieve these characteristics, cross bikes are manufactured from light materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium.

Choosing the best cross bike in the market is often considered a tedious task in today’s marketplace given the number of options to choose from. As such, various factors should be carefully checked before making a purchase decision. As mentioned, one of the most important parts of a cross bike, and hence, should be checked carefully, is its frame. It should be easy to carry over the shoulder, but at the same time, strong and stiff enough to traverse over wet and muddy terrain. On the other hand, the tires should have plenty of grip and mud clearance while the pedal should not hinder running. As such, it is recommended to shop for a pair of knobbly tires and double sided SPD type pedals. Lastly, the gear combinations and brakes need to be fool proof to prevent accidents during runs on varied terrains and steep inclines.

Cross bikes are indeed superb companions during cyclo-cross racing events. Nonetheless, these bikes are also excellent tools to use for training exercises. As such, investing on these gears can be considered indeed a worthy investment. Hence, it is important to carefully choose among the wide selection of brands and models now available in the market for consumers to choose from which one to invest on.

Michiko Yang is a cyclist based in Switzerland. Throughout her cycling career, Michiko have tried using different types of bikes and one of her favorites is the Crossbike.

Feb 022012

Massage chair manufacturer, Omega Massage, has their luxury model the Montage Elite. The Montage Elite massage chair provides the most complete massage available on the market today. It provides an invigorating deeply penetrating massage therapy. However, it comes with a variety of other therapeutic treatments which add to the total massage experience. The montage of the massage chair provides soothing, deep relief at the touch of a button.

The massage chair is very comfortable to sit in. The padding is very well done the upholstery is ultra soft. The armrests move back when we chair back is recline. This enables you to keep your arms one position when reclining.

This massage chair comes with an advanced remote with LCD readout. The LCD shows various icons denoting different treatment options. The recliner also comes with a wireless sub remote.

Omega massage has included a new wireless sub remote. This sub remote contains a majority of the massage chair features. This enables you to make adjustments on the fly without having to get up to push buttons on the main remote control.

The recliner comes with various programming options. There are four manual massage techniques, six back and neck massage courses and five automatic massage programs. This enables a wide variety of techniques and locations to target the most demanding of requirements.

The automatic massage programs are made to cover a diversity of needs. Each one has a different theme. Themes give an idea of the type of massage to expect. Choose from relaxation, activation, vitality, morning and night.

One of the important features of a massage chair is its ability to target. The Montage Elite enable you to select from the manual massage techniques. You can also choose from the six manual courses or pinpoint by using the up and down arrows. This enables you to select the area of coverage to suit your needs at any one time.

In air massage system is also incorporated into the recliner. The air massage covers the lower body. This includes the feet, calves, thighs and buttocks. Choose from one or more of these areas were a relieving and fatigue reducing massage.

The soothing lounger comes with a reflexology foot massage. It utilizes specially designed airbags to stimulate the soles of the feet. Compression massage is also used to relieve taking on sore feet and ankles.

One of the great features of this massage chair is the lower body stretching system. The stretching system is perfect for elongating your legs from the hips to the ankles. This helps increase the flexibility of the muscles and joints.

Need a little heat? This lounger is specially equipped with individual heaters. These heaters are individually controlled so that the application of heat can be targeted. Heat is commonly used to reduce swelling and enhance blood flow after physical exertion.

Music is one of the important environmental elements of massage. The massage chair comes equipped with an MP3 player and headphones. Listen to relaxing music to soothe your mind and help release the tension in your body.

The Omega Montage Elite massage chair is the most complete massage therapy environment. Not only does it have effective and invigorating massage treatments, but it provides for a total massage environment. Relaxation is important to let go of the tension in the body. The Montage Elite massage chair effectively provides the best environment and as a result the most effective massage therapy treatments.

Get the most complete set of features with the Montage Elite Massage Chair for the perfect way to relax and let go of your troubles. Enjoy vigorous and soothing massage therapy to relieve tensions, ease pain and discomforts. Omega Massage Chairs are known for their deep penetrating massage therapy for relieving tight muscles.

Jan 312012

Shiatsu massage chairs are highly developed robotic chairs. They are designed to provide a whole body massage based on some of the principles of shiatsu massage techniques. There are many different technologies which are used to reproduce the shiatsu massage technique. This is a very old technique originating in Japan. There are now quite a number of different massage chairs that offer shiatsu massage.

The Japanese shiatsu technique uses many different motions and movements. It is particularly known for its acupressure type massage. Certain movements are used to stimulate and penetrate the acupressure points. This helps to provide relief and relaxation for the body.

Many of us may not realize that we may use of massage therapy without even knowing it. Say for instance, you bump your head; your first reaction is to rub it. Why do you rub it? It helps to relieve the pain and loosen the now tightening muscles.

You can just imagine the variety of massage techniques and motions that have been used throughout time. Many of these developed as simple home remedies. Through time they evolved into a system of massage therapy.

Before shiatsu, there was acupressure. Acupressure was a derivative of Chinese acupuncture. The Chinese had figured out that by applying pressure to specific points in the body it would induce relaxation and other parts. This was picked up by the Japanese to then refine it further into modern-day shiatsu.

Shiatsu massage chairs provide a number of different massage movements. One of the more important movements is kneading. Kneading is a side to side motion that pinches or squeezes. This is very effective for loosening up tight muscles.

A rolling massage is used to help loosen up and decompress the soft tissues of the spine. The rollers will move up and down slowly passing over each disc. The disc will flex which stretches the soft tissues gently. This is very relieving and helps to restore flexibility.

Deep penetration is another important aspect of shiatsu massage. The massage movements must be able to penetrate through the muscle tissue and fiber. This provides deeper relief and helps to restore greater flexibility. Massage chairs are able to provide sufficient strength to penetrate deeply consistently.

One very effective technique for loosening tight muscles is of vibration. Some shiatsu massage chairs use vibration motors in the rollers. This enables the vibration to be placed directly on the muscle via the roller. This is excellent for soothing through the muscle to the bone. This can be very relieving.

Shiatsu massage chairs also use body scan technology. Sensors are located in the chair back. They are used to record different features of your back, neck and shoulders. This information is used to find different acupoints on your back for stimulation.

Another major element of shiatsu massage is energy flow. There is a deep believe in shiatsu that it helps to unblock energy in the body. Energy can become blocked due to imbalances in the body. Shiatsu seeks to reverse this situation.

These shiatsu massage chairs of today use very advanced technology. The mechanical controls are able to replicate many massage movements as well as provide for new ones. Arrays of sensors are used to map out the body for a truly customized massage. There are many great shiatsu massage chairs on the market today. Find a set of features which will provide you with excellent relief and relaxation.

Searching for the top Shiatsu Massage Chair to to exceed your expectations? You will find a good variety of Shiatsu Massage Chairs to give you excellent relief and relaxation. A massage chair is a wonderful contributor for your exercise routine. They are great to get frequent treatments for consistent and reliable massage therapy on demand.

Jan 302012

There is a substantial increase in massage chair importers that are bringing in low quality chairs and selling them through various channels. In response to some of our customers that have experienced bad situations, I personally surveyed a number of venues such as the internet, home shows and county fairs for such importers. The result of input from my customer’s experience and first hand insight from my surveys has yielded the following list of 5 key tips on how to avoid being taken.

1. Massage Chair Components are Critical: Ask what country the main components are from. The critical components are the motors and the pc board. The motors should be made in Japan and the pc board should be from either Japan or Singapore. If the components are from other locations, then these components are of inferior quality and subject to short life spans or in other words – junk!

2. Beware of Over Generous Warranties: Many of these vendors promise very compelling warranties. The question is: Will they be here tomorrow to honor that warranty? One way to find out is to ask the salesperson if they have independent internet dealers, (That doesn’t mean their own website or E-bay!). Or even better, do they have retailers that have physical brick and mortar locations (preferable a known chain store). If not, then chances are they may never answer your call down the road for help. (The number you have reached has been disconnected and there is no new number–beep!).

3. We Get Our Massage Chair From Panasonic’s Factory: One of our favorite sales claims is where the massage chair comes from or where it is made. Some of our customers told us that salespeople would claim to get their massage chair from Panasonic’s factory. This is a weird claim and we see it as a tactic to get you to believe somehow their quality is the same, but of course at a substantial discount to the Panasonic chair. Now, how could this be? It must be the same as the Panasonic, be careful!

4. Can’t Find the Kitchen Sink: We were surprised at how some of the booths were set up for some vendors at Home Shows and County Fairs. There are many manufacturer’s that display at these shows and they will have 1 or 2 models to try. On the other hand, there are small importers that just got a container load of everything but the kitchen sink. Their booth is piled high with the stuff and they have a massage chair crammed in there as well. Be careful, that the chair being offered wasn’t just the last great deal he got. Because after the sale, the chair becomes your problem. They may not have a national technician service network or even parts on hand. Go with the major brands and you will not regret it!

5. The Deal is Too Good to Be True: Finally if a chair is selling way below market value of a name brand chair. You may be thinking, Wow, I can’t believe the deal I am getting. It is almost too good to be true. Well, we hate to say it, but? Chances are it is too good to be true! Stay away! You’re probably buying a refurbished chair or a piece of absolute junk. You get what you pay for!

You can really get good deals and find some of the major massage chair brands and top models at home shows and county fairs. We just want you to go with your eyes open, so you find the right massage chair for your requirements. It should last you years and provide you countless hours of soothing relaxation. Head our tips and you will be rewarded with the perfect massage chair. Happy shopping!

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Jan 292012

With all of the changes going on in the economy, stress is on the rise. Many people are seeking to relieve their stress and find relaxation. Massage chairs are a practical way to receive frequent massage therapy. It is important to release stress before it builds up too much. Massage chairs provide a perfect way to receive frequent massage therapy around your busy schedule.

Massage chairs are a competitive marketplace. There are many different manufacturers from around the world. Some manufacturers invest more in research than others. They are consistently able to provide new and more effective massage treatments in their massage chairs.

The major part of getting the right chair for you is the selection of the massage chair manufacturer. It is important to find a top national brand. These massage chair companies have mass distribution and have reliable performance. These companies focus heavily on quality and research.

Think about what happens to you when you come under stress. We are talking about stress that lingers and doesn’t provide an immediate solution. This can fester in your body which causes tension in your muscles and joints. As the tension is held over the body, stiffness will begin to occur in certain muscles.

The tension in your body may build up in certain areas. These muscles become tense and they eventually ache from the stiffness. Massage chairs are great for daily relief of these tight areas.

So one of the things that you need to think about is where stress builds up in your body. This will help you target specific areas and determine which features are most effective in relieving them. Massage chairs have the capability to provide full body massage therapy.

Maybe you have aches and pains due to disease or injury. When you have an injury, this causes scar tissue to develop. The scar tissue needs to be flexed on a regular basis to maintain its elasticity. Stiffness can occur because of inflexible scar tissue.

Consistency is important and receiving the wonderful benefits of massage therapy. Sometimes it is hard to get consistent access to a masseuse. This is not the case with a massage chair. A massage chair is always waiting for you in your home or office.

Certain conditions may find comfort in a massage chair. Some people have soreness in their calves and feet. These areas can swell up inhibiting blood flow. Some massage chairs are zero gravity recliners allowing for the elevation of the calves and feet above the heart. This has been found to reduce swelling and improve blood circulation in those areas.

Who else will use the massage chair? Think about other users who would frequent your massage chair. They should also think about their current and future needs and what types of massage treatments would help them in the future.

Massage chairs are very versatile and can cover a wide variety of needs. It is important to know what needs you have and others that may use the massage chair. Make a list of these and then look at what features will best meet them. This will help you eliminate certain massage chairs and pare down your list.

Take your time to really identify your own needs. Match those with others who will also be using the massage chair. Now identify the key features which will help to meet your needs. The top massage chair manufacturers have the best feature sets and the most comprehensive warranty coverage. Make sure you keep your peace of mind and go with a top massage chair brand.

Make sure you get the perfect Massage Chair for your needs. Take a moment and recall current problem areas that you have and potential one in the future. Massage Chairs are investments in your health and long term well being. Take your time to find the right features and options for you. Ask questions and you will find many knowledgeable and helpful people to simplify your task.

Jan 282012

This review will take a look at one of the Panasonic Real Pro Ultra series of massage chairs. The Real Pro Ultra is the current massage recliner series rolled out by Panasonic. We will look at the EP 30004 model. This chair will be reviewed in 5 key categories. Each category can earn up to 20 points for a total possible score of 100 points. We will evaluate the recliner in each of the following categories: Warranty & Customer Service, Comfort/Ergonomics, Ease of Use, Features and Massage Therapy. Let us see how this massage chair rates..

Warranty & Customer Service: In any transaction one party takes on more risk than the other. Warranty coverage helps to reduce your risk which is especially important on higher ticket items like a massage chair. You want to have long term protection. The EP-30004 is covered with 3 years on the parts and 1 year labor. This is the warranty offered by the manufacturer. It is rather short in comparison to the other top brands, so you really want to consider purchasing an extended warranty. Of course, this also drives the cost of this model up. Customer service is provided by the retailer, so this varies depending on your purchase the chair.

Comfort & Ergonomics: Ergonomics was a hot topic about 10 years ago when everyone started jumping on the bandwagon. However, surprisingly many manufacturers do not pay close attention to this area. The EP-30004 does follow ergonomics very well. It has a detachable head pillow that can easily be adjusted for each user. The armrests come with sufficient padding to support the arms in comfort. The chair back and the seat support the body well and are form fitting. The leg rest can be adjusted an additional five inches. This is really important to fit individual users. Overall we rate this chair an 18 for ergonomics.

Ease of Use: There is a virtual explosion in the features of new massage chairs. This is a wonderful trend that has great implications for consumers. The only downside is to keep the remote controls simple and easy to use in the face of increasing functionality. The EP 30004 has a fairly simple and straightforward remote. If you need assistance using the remote, the Real Pro Ultra comes with a voice guidance system to walk you through the proper steps. This is helpful for first time users or for trying something new with the chair. There are one button automatic controls and there are also manual controls. You can also store your favorite programs for up to 4 different users. We give this chair a 19 for ease of use.

Key Features: There are two important features we want to point out with this chair. The Junetsu massage technique and the shoulder stretch. The Junetsu massage is an ultra fine kneading massage. It is based on how a professional massage therapist loosens up tight muscles. There is a one second thumb like pressure applied with a spiral circular motion. This has the affect of reverberating down through the muscles to the bone. It is very thorough and invigorating. The other key feature to point out is the shoulder stretch. This unique feature is accomplished by activating the air bag in the arm rest to firmly hold the arm. The chair back then reclines to stretch out the arm and shoulder. This is excellent for increasing the mobility and flexibility of the shoulder area. We give the Real Pro Ultra a 19 for its new features.

Massage Therapy: This massage chair makes use of the nearly 100 acupressure points on your back and neck. Choose from the soothing palm style of Swedish massage, or perhaps deep tissue kneading, or Shiatsu massage. This chair has a variety of techniques for invigorating these energy acupoints. Choose from manual massage courses for the back which focus on a particular area or region. There are two stretch functions included in this recliner. There is one for the lower body and one for the shoulder. For the feet, the foot wells have adjustable and removable plates that incorporate reflexology. The reflexology massages stimulates trigger points on your feet. This helps to increase blood and energy flow throughout the entire body. This chair has many beneficial massage treatments that are very effective. The EP30004 earns a 19 for massage therapy.

How does the Panasonic Real Pro Ultra EP-30004 rate on an overall basis? Summing up the score, our overall rating of the Panasonic EP 30004 is a 90/100. Panasonic continues its innovation with cutting edge massage therapies such as the Junetsu massage technique and the shoulder stretch. The technologies incorporated into this massage recliner are solid. We are still a bit disappointed with the aesthetics of this chair, which is very plain. Panasonic has incorporated an extendable ottoman which helps reach a taller user more effectively. The massage therapy tends to be a bit lighter than other chairs which over longer term use may be a concern for some. But, overall, this is a well designed and effective massage chair recliner. If you are looking for a shiatsu recliner in this price range, then this is one you should check out.

The Real Pro Ultra Series is the new massage recliner line from Panasonic. This line features the Panasonic EP-30004 which is a great chair for massage therapy. Check out all the Panasonic Massage Chairs at our website. We provivde massage chair reviews to help you find the perfect massage chair for your most demanding massage therapy requirements.

Jan 272012

Massage therapy is being replicated more and more effectively in today’s advanced massage chairs. One brand in particular has captured many realistic massage therapies with their technology. Omega massage incorporates effective massage therapy functions and programs to deliver relaxing and soothing relief.

We are particularly fond of the Orion massage chair. The Orion or M-2 which is the model number is a contemporary massage lounger. It provides full body massage coverage for just under a thousand dollars. The sway massage technique is very effective for loosening up stiff shoulders and neck.

The M2 Orion has full body massage capability with its eight massage heads incorporated into the seat. You can even add vibration to stimulate the capillary vessels and increase blood circulation. The leg rest is extendable an extra four inches which helps to target the massage for your legs.

The OM-510 Prestigio massage chair is an excellent mid range model. It has a striking design and compliments any room in the house. The massage therapy is thorough and invigorating. Push a button and let the Prestigio work over the shoulders and neck. The OM-510 penetrates very well in the lower lumbar for deep relief.

The Prestigio has much lower reach which provides great penetration to the lower spine. A variety of innovative programming techniques result in a soothing, yet invigorating massage. The strength of the massage is perfect and penetrates through the muscle for deeper relief. Comes equipped with manual programs as well to target exactly what you need.

As you peruse the luxury category, you will notice Omega has the Montage Elite massage chair. The Montage Elite has 5 automatic programs for warming up/down or for vigorous massages. You can target specific areas with the four massage techniques. Let the wonders of this machine soothe and relieve those aches and pains.

The Montage Elite is the luxury model from Omega. They leave no stone unturned. They have incorporated the best set of features into one chair then anybody else. This massage chair has full body heat with individual controls. Select the lower body stretching to stretch your hips, knees and ankles. Slip on the headphones and really relax to your favorite music.

If you are looking for the best, try the Montage Premier massage chair by Omega. The Montage Premier has it all. It comes with the same great features as the Montage Elite, but with the addition of an arm and hand massage. The Montage Premier has an effective air massage system built throughout the recliner.

The Montage Premier brings the full spa experience to home. Just as a spa is a relaxing environment, so is the Montage Premier. Put the headphones on and let the music play. Let your mind relax, the Montage Premier will take care of your body. Apply heat to your body to warm up the muscles. Select from 5 automatic programs and the Montage Premier goes to work.

The Montage Premier is rated to 300 lbs and can accommodate people over six feet tall. They have built an extendable leg rest. The chair back is a bit longer than usual. The length of travel of the massage mechanism in the chair back is 30 inches. You get a full two and a half feet of massage coverage for your spine. This allows the Montage Premier massage chair to provide excellent coverage.

Omega has brought us some great massage chairs over the year. We see the quality of the company by the number of warranty calls over the years and Omega has the most trouble free massage chairs on the market. In addition to solid reliability, you get more for your money. Omega has the best set of features at each price point. Compare its chairs to others and see how Omega provides you the most value for your money.

Discover the top notch features with Omega Massage Chairs and understand why Omega is singled out as the best. The design and craftsmanship is unsurpassed in massage chairs. understand the whole Omega Massage Chair line and Discover the perfect massage chair for your needs.

Jan 242012

Massage chair manufacturers are incorporating a wide range of different technologies. This helps massage chairs to provide a range of different massage applications. There are many new advancements in the world of massage recliners. We point out some of the key features of these very advanced massage recliners.

Recliner Styles: You can find a number of nice massage chair design. Many massage chair manufacturers are using wood, metal and other decorative ornamentation. Typical upholstery materials used are leather, faux leather and also cotton-based materials. A typical color selection for a massage chair would include black, brown and also white.

Scan Of Your Body: Many massage chairs perform a scan of your body. This is done to tell the chairs computer where key parts of your body are. These scan typically identify the location of the neck shoulders and even the curvature of the spine.

Back Roller Technology: One of the key characteristics of a massage chair is the rollers for massaging your back. These mechanical roller units are able to perform a variety of massage techniques. A computer precisely controls the movement of the roller mechanism. This enables sophisticated programs to be developed to provide for relaxing and effective massage therapies.

LCD Remotes: Remote controls are commonly found on massage chairs. This enables you to activate or deactivate certain types of treatments. LCD screens are used to show exactly what treatments are being applied. The remote control either goes in a pocket in the chair or on a remote stand.

Foot Massage: A reflexology foot massage has been developed for different massage chairs. Massage chair manufacturers have developed special nodes or reflexology plates. These are inserted in the foot wells. As you get your foot massage, the foot wells gently stimulate the soles of your feet. This provides for full body invigoration.

Air Massage Systems: Air massage systems are advancing to cover more and more of the body. An air massage system uses a compressor to inflate and deflate specially designed airbags. These airbags are contoured to better fit the larger muscles of your body. A firm squeezing, holding and releasing motion is performed which provides for relief from stiffness.

Vibrating Massage Systems: Vibration massage provides you with rhythmic and pulsating sensations. This is great for relieving stiffness and penetrating through the entire muscle. Vibration is particularly effective for stimulating the feet and also for the buttocks and thighs. Many massage chairs target these areas for relief and also invigoration.

Stretching Systems: You can now find different stretching systems incorporated into massage chairs. There are two basic systems found in massaging recliners. One is a lower body stretching and the other is and upper body stretching. These are great way to improve flexibility and range of motion of your major joints.

Heating Elements: Heaters are being integrated into massage chairs. Heat is an effective way to reduce swelling and enhance blood flow. Heating elements are located throughout different parts of the recliner. Individual controls allow you to apply heat to a specific area. This is a great way to warm up your body for a relieving massage.

Music Players: MP3 music players are being added into massage chairs. Music is a great way to relax the mind. This is an important aspect of getting a massage. Your mind needs to be calm and quiet. If your mind is ruminating on problems, then your body will be more resistant to the massage. Music helps to provide a soothing environment for relaxation and a more effective massage treatment.

Wireless Remote Controls: Some of the more advanced manufacturers are incorporating wireless remote. These wireless remotes are used to control the features of the chair. Sometimes it is inconvenient to have to get up from a recline position to change something on the remote. Having a smaller wireless remote is quite a convenience.

These are some of the more advanced features now found in massage chairs. Each of these has a particular role in providing for your complete massage experience. There are many new features being added into massage chairs at a rapid pace. Check out some of the best brands like Panasonic, Omega and Sanyo to find the perfect massage recliner for you.

Massage chairs continue to keep pace with technology and there are many advanced systems of Features Of Massage Chairs. Techniques such as shiatsu, reflexology and Swedish to the capabilties of these advanced recliners. The come in a variety of styles and designs. Get whole body capability to massage your from head to toe. Body scan technology and advanced roller designs are employed in these recliners.

Jan 212012

Do massage chairs have to cost a fortune? The answer is only if you want them to. Many people have the perception that massage chairs are luxury items costing thousands and thousands of dollars. Certainly, there are luxury models in that particular class of the market. However, there are also some excellent massage chairs that are lower in price. In fact, the M2 Orion massage chair is priced under $1000. The M2 Orion massage chair provides full body massage capabilities.

The M2 massage chair has the capability to massage your back, buttocks, thighs and legs. It also has a number of interesting features allowing you to get a wide range of massage treatments. All of these work off the remote control.

The Orion massage chair is handsomely designed and will fit in the decoration of most households. It has padded armrests which are slightly curved to better support your arms. It is a fairly plush massage chair for an entry level model.

Most people who have looked at massage chairs on the lower end of the range are familiar with ijoy’s. In ijoy chair is one that has a contemporary style in only comes with a back massage. It’s design is such that it sits very low to the ground and some people have complained that it is hard to leave the chair after receiving a massage.

The Orion massage chair has the most complete set of massage features for under $1000. The massage is also very invigorating. The rollers perform a number of different massages which are very effective in loosening up tight muscles in the back and shoulders.

I would like to a draw your attention to the sway manual massage of the M2. This massage technique is not often seen in any massage chair. It is, however, one of the more effective techniques. The sway massage provides a side to side motion across the back. This really helps to loosen up the muscles of the shoulder and back areas.

The M2 massage chair comes with three automatic, timed programs. These are massage programs already programmed into the chairs computer. Simply touch a button and the massage will run the entire chair.

The Orion massage chair event incorporates a negative ion bar. During the course of a massage, air can become trapped between your body and the chairs material. The negative ion oxygen bar helps to create a rise in the density of oxygen. This forces the stagnant air to flow away from your body. This helps provide a healthier and more relaxing massage treatment.

In order to accommodate taller people and to allow targeting of the legs, the M2 comes with an extendable leg rest. Use the lever to extend the leg rest an extra 3 inches. Adjust the leg rest to better position it for a targeted calf or foot massage.

One important feature of any massage chair is to allow you to target the massage. The M2 Orion provides for three manual massage courses. This allows you to set a particular massage technique and specify the area of coverage. The three areas of coverage are overall, upper back and lower back.

The M2 Orion massage chair by Omega is unique in its class. It is the only massage chair which delivers a true full body massage. It is also a full sized chair enabling those with back trouble to easily exit the chair.

Not all massage chairs have to be expensive. The Orion massage chair delivers affected massage therapy at a fraction of the cost of luxury models. Of course, it does not have all the bells and whistles of a luxury model but it does provide effective and invigorating massage therapy. In the end, the goal of a massage chair is to relieve and relax. The M2 Orion massage chair by Omega delivers.

The M-2 Orion Massage Chair is the best massage chair in its range. You will not find a better value than the Orion Massage Chair. Find out more regarding the M-2 massage chair and all of the Omega Massage chair product line at Massage Unlimited.

Jan 202012

Zero gravity massage chairs are now here. In fact, zero gravity recliners are showing up in many different lines of furniture. They range from patio furniture chaise lounges to massage chairs. Zero gravity refers to a reclined position that is similar to when you being launched in a rocket. This doesn’t mean that your massage chair will take you to the moon, but it will help you feel some level of weightlessness.

The origins of the zero gravity position come from NASA. They were looking for a way to minimize the stresses on the body during the launch of a rocket. The astronauts are known to pull many times the force of gravity during takeoff.

NASA found through many trials and errors that the best position for an astronaut was to have them recline fully on their backs. Additionally, they found that by raising the lower legs above the heart they were better able to withstand more fours. This position was termed the zero gravity position.

Massage chairs definitely help to relieve tension and stress. However, they aren’t going to launch you to the moon. The zero gravity position of a massage chair is designed to better distribute the weight off of your spine.

Massage chair manufacturers are incorporating zero gravity positions to support the weight of the body. This helps to reduce the pressure on the spine while keeping the sitter in a comfortable position. The zero gravity position can be very helpful for those with back pain problems.

The zero gravity position is attained by using the controls on the remote control. Most manufacturers have put automatic zero gravity position buttons. The user simply pushes the zero gravity position desired and the chair automatically reclines to that position.

One very interesting zero gravity massage chair is made by Sanyo. Sanyo makes the DR 7700 gravity massage chair. They have incorporated two different zero gravity positions. Each position is accessed via a button on the remote control.

The zero gravity position seems to better spread the weight of the body. When I tried it, I did not feel weightless, but it did feel more comfortable. Each of the zero gravity positions would help to relieve the body’s weight off of the spine.

We are starting to see a number of different furniture manufacturers produce zero gravity massage chairs. They come in any array of styles and prices. Each has its own different set of features and functions which are to attain the zero gravity position.

Some people routinely elevate their arms or legs to help reduce swelling. Of course, you can get this feature and some massage chairs but perhaps not all of them meet this. If not, you can achieve the same thing by putting a pillow under your legs in the recline position.

It is great to see that massage chair companies are incorporating more ergonomic features into their chairs. The zero gravity position is a nice feature for people with back pain. This helps to better alleviate the weight concentrating on particular places in the spine.

You are out looking at furniture be sure to ask them about the zero gravity position. It is interesting to see where it is being used. For massage chairs, the Sanyo DR 7700 massage chair has two different zero gravity positions. This is the best massage chair with the zero gravity position.

The relaxing zero gravity position is just one of the package of features you can find with massage chairs. Browse through the best manufacturers including Panasonic, Omega and Sanyo. View these Zero Gravity Massage Chairs and find the one that is perfect for you. You can count on Sanyo Massage Chairs to deliver comprehensive massage treatments.