The fundamental function of massage chairs is primarily to massage the back – this feature is present in every unit. However, for some people, the option to massage the legs is the most important function of a massage chair. So here, Paweł demonstrates how this massage differs from one model to another and explains the main functionalities. He also shares his thoughts on which functionality is worth paying attention to in particular.
Massage chairs and various leg massages
The vast majority of massage chairs offer leg massage function. Depending on the model, it can be more or less complex. The most basic leg massage, available in the Massaggio Ricco, Massaggio Bello 2 and Massaggio Eccellente 2 chairs, for example, focuses primarily on pleasant calf massage. Compressing them with airbags causes the muscles to contract and relax and stimulates blood circulation. The legs feel light and relaxed.
Next, Bello 2 and Ricco come equipped with a rotating leg massager. This rotating leg massager allows the chair to be used in two ways. When fixed, it can be used, for example, as a comfortable leg rest. The massage chair will then act as a great, traditional lounge chair. In the other option, if you want or need to, you can rotate the massager and use it for massage. A 15-minute calf massage session will restore lightness to your calves and bring enjoyable relief and relaxation. There is one other, less obvious yet vital advantage. The concealed leg massager further reduces the size of compact massage chair models – simply put, the massager frame doesn’t protrude outwards. Such a chair is ideal for smaller rooms.
Meanwhile, further massage chair models have already incorporated a foot massager. For example, in the Massaggio Eccellente, airbags apply gentle pressure to the feet from above, while an acupressure pad underneath the foot delivers massage to certain points from below.
Leg massage in the top massage chair models
The leg massagers in the following, higher-end models are much more sophisticated. Massaggio Eccellente 2 Pro offers massage of the feet with airbags, but it can also massage using special rollers. The sensation that will accompany such a massage session can be visualised as a massage performed with two thumbs alternately massaging the underside of the foot.
An even more advanced whole-leg massage is available with the Massaggio Esclusivo 2. This unique built-in foot massager is equipped with 3 pairs of massaging rollers which, in combination with airbags, eliminate any accumulated tension. If your day has been really hard – you can opt for a more intensive massage, as there are 3 levels of roller speed adjustment at your disposal. Also featured for the first time in this very model is an innovative kneading massage of the calves. It’s performed with airbags that move in pre-programmed patterns to stimulate circulation and relieve tension accumulated in the calves even more effectively.
The ultimate model from the Massaggio brand, the Stravagante 2, also boasts an extraordinary leg massage. The airbag massage is supported by 2 pairs of massage rollers, but of a more complex design than in the previous model. In addition, it also reaches the Achilles tendons and heels, resulting in even deeper relaxation. The heating, which in this model appears around the calves, increases the satisfaction from the massage and makes it easier to massage the most sore areas. Additional feature of the massage chair is the automatic extension of the footrest and the sensor that detects the position of the legs, which allows the massage to be perfectly adapted to the person.
The leg massager in the world’s most advanced massage chair, the Fujiiryoki JP2000, is also particularly noteworthy, as it reflects the experience and precision of the Japanese manufacturer (inventor of massage chairs). And this model comes equipped with the long-awaited roller foot massager. The feet are massaged with incredible sensitivity and extreme precision by rollers having a unique, specially developed shape. And what’s more, only in this chair does heating become active around the feet, giving a feeling of exceptional comfort. All this, combined with the airbags, pleasantly massages the thighs, calves and feet and works wonders when it comes to relaxing accumulated tension.
In certain massage chair models currently on the market, the foot massagers are firmly connected to the calf massager, which causes some discomfort for people taller than 175 cm. When reclining the chair, the knees stick upwards. This is not the case with the Rest Lords chairs. Each of the chairs we offer features extendable footrests that guarantee a fully comfortable position. Thanks to the extension, you can easily adjust the position of the massagers to your height.
It sometimes happens that we ourselves stand all day long. Conversations with customers, chair demonstrations, consultations – we always enjoy a leg massage after a long, hard day. Surely you too have situations where you could use such a stress-relieving massage. So if you’re thinking of a chair and leg massage function, check out our product range or contact us.
– Paweł, can you tell us a little more about massaging your legs, because I see that massagers do differ.
– To explain the differences, we need to define parts of our leg – there is the thigh, the calf and the foot. It’s not a major discovery, but there are respective parts for each of those in our massage chairs. As you can see here, in Massaggio Piccolo we have airbags, right here, to provide contraction of the thigh muscles and to massage them. Moving on, we have the Massaggio Ricco, which has a built-in rotating footrest for our calves and two airbags on the side do the work, contract the muscles. Next, we extend the massage of the legs adding more sections. Here we have a visible piece that massages the feet. And similarly, the airbags ensure muscle contraction in feet and press the foot – in this case, in this chair – against the acupressure insole, which has precise sensors that activate the appropriate receptors on the foot.
As we move on, we have the Esclusivo chair, whose foot massager does not have an acupressure insole, but has a foot massaging rollers. It’s already a very relaxing foot massage that lets you unwind completely. It is such a feeling as if a dozen or so fingers massaged your foot from the sole. A wonderful sensation, a sensational massage, relaxing tense foot muscles. And so we have feet, calves massaged with airbags and rollers massaging the foot from the sole. And we’re talking a truly top class massage chairs here, high quality leg massage. Next, we have Stravagante. It’s obvious that the foot massage rollers are here too. However, there is also an airbag at the front, an additional calf massager, and there is magnetotherapy feature active throughout the massage.
There’s the entire range of foot massage in the Massaggio models. Going further, here we have the Keyton chairs, in which there are unique calf massagers. There are vibrations in the seat, the calves are subject to additional 3D massage, highly relaxing, but basic, excluding the feet of course. Moving on, we have two Fujiiryoki chairs here – JP1000 and JP2000. Here is the complete system of airbags, which provide massage in the thighs, calves and feet, with three levels of intensity, which we can easily adjust. What is more, the JP1000 has acupressure, so there is an additional airbag under the foot, but in the JP2000 there is a foot massage roller, and this is a very pleasant, very relaxing massage indeed. To sum up, the massagers are quite different. The higher the model and the more advanced, the more extensive the foot massage is. Here we have a foot massage rollers and this is something that every decent chair should really have. I highly recommend this feature because it relaxes tense feet and leg muscles completely. This is more or less what it looks like :-)