Massage chair for the elderly

Massage chair for the elderly

On the one hand, today’s seniors are active people, full of energy and curious about the world, who participate in organised activities and learn new things, and on the other hand, they like spending time at home, looking after their grandchildren or watching their favourite series. Unfortunately, the majority of them suffer from pain, tensions and limitations of motor skills as they get older. Surely, if you are a senior citizen yourself, you know exactly what we are talking about. Workout, physiotherapy, swimming pool activities and, increasingly often, massage in a massage chair prove to be a good solution in this situation. And the following article discusses how a massage chair can help you to take care of your health and well-being in later years.

Changes in the body with aging and the massage in the massage chair

It’s nothing new to say that our body “wears out” as we get older. The older we get, the more often we experience pain, joint problems, degeneration or other conditions accompanying ageing. The body posture also changes and muscle strength is reduced. Therefore, we are looking for effective solutions that will improve the condition of the body and psyche, relieve tension and alleviate the aching sensation. An excellent way to reduce ailments may be to enjoy massage in a massage chair regularly. With the emphasis on: regularly! Massage is not a painkiller – one session is not enough.

Massage in a massage chair can be used by people of all ages, which we’ve already mentioned in one of the articles on our blog, however, it should be adjusted to individual needs and health condition. The most important thing is to be calm and sure that there are no significant contraindications and we can use such equipment safely. Usually, if we are dealing with pain typical for age, we can freely massage ourselves in a massage chair. Then the massage serves as a preventive measure and aims primarily at maintaining physical and psychophysical fitness. However, in the case of more serious health problems, when, for example, there are cardiovascular, vascular or respiratory disorders, a massage in the massage chair should first be consulted with a doctor. Cancer diseases or most skin changes also require consultation with a specialist.

Massage chair for the elderly – which one to choose?

When there are no contraindications to massage, regular use of the massage chair by senior citizens simply assists in everyday life. There are several aspects to be considered when looking for a suitable model for the elderly. First of all, the massage chairs are designed to be used at home, they are easy to operate and intuitive. As we have learned during many conversations with our customers, even an older person is able to operate the chair on his/her own. In addition, there are instructions and videos on the website which can help with the initial use of the massage chair. The massage itself should not be too intensive, though. Gentle programmes or the massaging arms’ movement directed towards a specific spot will relieve pain and have a beneficial effect on the condition of the entire body. 

Our compact models, Massaggio Ricco and Bello 2 are an example of massage chairs that are perfect for seniors. They offer a soothing back massage with basic functions and a perfectly relaxing calf massage. And when the calf massage is not being used, the pivoting footrest can serve as a support, thus increasing the comfort and convenience of the massage. The simplicity and ease of getting in and out is a big advantage here. Another model frequently chosen by seniors is Massaggio Conveniente, which provides a comprehensive full body massage. If, on the other hand, there is a need for a more advanced massage with all the bells and whistles, including foot massage, we can opt for Massaggio Eccellente 2 Pro, which features an excellent roller massager. This model will also provide an extremely pleasant experience thanks to its heating, which will warm up tense muscles and allow them to be gently massaged. The models distinguished by their magnetotherapy function are also worth mentioning here. By creating a magnetic field, they help rebuild cells and reduce the feeling of pain. The mentioned Eccellente 2 Pro has a function of magnetotherapy around the feet and hands.

Massage chair for the elderly at home

The great advantage of having a massage chair is the possibility to enjoy massage in the comfort of your own home, peacefully and safely. There is no need to leave the house when the weather outside can make you fall ill, commute on crowded public transport or get in contact with another person. By enjoying massage in a massage chair placed in the house, we can improve our living comfort and look after our health and well-being. The massage will also strengthen your immunity, which has become even more important recently. Moreover, it will relax, enhance your mood and boost vitality. However, it should be remembered that the massage chair isn’t a “miracle cure” for all emerging pains. It is advisable to look after yourself, go for a walk, eat healthy food, then the massage in the massage chair serves as a perfect complement. 

And one more thing. Prior to buying a massage chair, it is worth checking out the company from which we are planning to buy it. Unfortunately, it is the elderly who are the group most often deceived into various types of unnecessary purchase. So don’t decide on buying a massage chair the moment you see one, consult your family. How about giving them an idea for a nice gift and a family chip-in? ;-)

As you can see, massage in the massage chair can have many advantages for the elderly. However, use it wisely and appropriately to your health. If you are thinking about a massage chair for yourself or someone close to you or have any questions, feel free to contact us.