SL-shape and L-shape technology in massage chairs

SL-shape i L-shape w fotelu masującym

Exotic, strangely sounding terminology present in the descriptions of massage chairs often takes you by surprise and tells you very little by itself. Such names are interesting, enigmatic, but what do they actually mean? Most of the terms refer to technologies used in massage chairs that aim to provide even greater relaxation and relief, but without sacrificing the precision of the massage. It is therefore worth exploring this subject and finding out what the job of the most unusual functionalities is, among which the SL-shape and L-shape functions are undoubtedly included.

How does it work?

One of the most popular and common massage chair functionalities is the L-shape. Simply translated, it is the shape of the letter “L” and it refers to the shape of the linear guides that are placed in the backrest and the seat, along which the massaging arms operate – the whole mechanism imitates the hands of a masseur. Thanks to the L-shaped curved runners, the mechanism can smoothly move the massaging arms all the way down to the buttocks and thighs.

The same applies to the use of SL-shape technology, which is a further development of the L-shape function and appears more frequently in newer models as well as in compact ones. Here, the massaging arms move along the extended S-shaped linear guide, which means that it is additionally curved in the upper part, in the chest area. Thanks to this profiled linear guide, the massaging arms adapt to the natural shape of the spine much better, providing massage from the neck to the thighs. On the other hand, massage chairs that do not have these features perform the massage with the massaging arms, along the straight line in the backrest, down to the lumbar area only.

How are massage chairs with L-shape and SL-Shape better?

The L-shape and SL-shape functions are considered to be some of the most enjoyable features in massage chairs, but also the most astonishing. The long massage range surprises especially those who have never experienced massage before. Above all, however, they allow us to take care of our thighs, and in particular our buttocks, which are an undervalued muscle, yet we must remember that it was the buttocks muscles that allowed humans to straighten up and stand on our feet. Besides, massaging this area in a massage chair improves blood circulation, affects the firmness and roundness of the buttocks, as well as their height, prevents stretch marks and has an anti-cellulite effect as well.

Truth be told, the buttocks are a rather intimate area and sometimes such massage can cause uneasiness, which is why they are not often accessible to masseurs. This is when massage chairs come in handy.

Our product range includes the following chairs equipped with the L-shape function: Massaggio Stravagante, Esclusivo and Eccellente, while SL-shape can be enjoyed in Massaggio Stravagante 2, Esclusivo 2, Eccellente 2 Pro, Eccellente 2 and the compact models: Bello 2, Ricco and Piccolo.

We hope this article has given you an idea of what one of the most relaxing, yet surprising functions of massage chairs is. You can find the details of the other functions in the Glossary, in other blog articles and on our vlog. And if there are any questions, feel free to contact us.