Are there any contraindications to massage in massage chairs?

Massage chairs contraindications

“I know a thing or two about the benefits offered by massage chairs and it might be worth having one at home, but can I really use it? Is it completely safe?”. These are common questions that run through many people’s minds, but we assure you that a lot will become clear once you’ve read this article.

Let’s start with the fact that massage chairs are very safe and can be used practically by most of us. Before being approved for use, they are thoroughly checked and tested, with special attestations and certificates being issued. The most important document required by the European Union is the CE certificate and every massage chair must have it – what does this mean? It means that it meets the requirements of all EU directives, is approved for use and is one hundred percent safe!

Massage chairs are safe, but of course not everyone and not always can enjoy such a massage session. The most common contraindications to massage in a massage chair include:

  • high fever
  • broken bones
  • osteoporosis
  • cuts in the places where the massage is carried out
  • varicose veins of the legs
  • pregnancy or menstruation
  • fresh surgical wounds
  • implanted pacemakers, by-passes or other electrical aids
  • trauma of the spine
  • scoliosis exceeding several degrees
  • cancer

As you can see, some contraindications limit the possibility of massage for a short period of time, some for longer and others completely, in the case of varicose veins they limit the use of the massage of legs only, and in the case of overeating it’s inadvisable for several minutes :-)

As with everything, it is also worth remembering to approach the subject of contraindications with reason. Manufacturers, especially the American ones, adhere to the “duty of care”, according to which they include all possible risks in the operating manuals. These, in turn, sometimes go to the point of absurdity, such as the prohibition regarding putting the plastic container on the child’s head that appears in some manuals. As far as the massaging chair market is concerned, such an example can be kidney stones, where, as every person with this ailment knows, it’s not recommended to climb stairs or sleep on a given side. The decision about massage in a massage chair should therefore be made taking into account your health and well-being, or, as always, if in doubt, consult your doctor.

It is similar with pregnancy, which also is mentioned in contraindications. A woman’s growing belly can put a strain on her spine and cause other pains, so a massage in a massage chair can be helpful in relieving pain and the emerging tension. And usually, if the pregnancy is going well and the woman feels well, there are no contraindications to massage. Of course, every mum-to-be is different and endures pregnancy in a different way, so it’s always a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider before getting a massage in a massage chair. We wrote more about massage both during and after pregnancy in the article Massage chair and pregnancy.

If you already know that what you need is a massage chair, we invite you to take a look at our product range or contact us. However, if you are still unsure and have doubts, remember that it is always a good idea to consult your doctor and be completely at peace and enjoy your massage.