The history of massage chairs is the story of Fujiiryoki

Massage chairs history

These massage chairs are said to be like Royce Rolls among cars. Fujiiryoki combines prestigious quality, Japanese precision and over fifty years of tradition as the world’s first manufacturer of massage chairs. 

The first massage chair

The world’s first massage chair still works when plugged in! Nobuo Fujimoto, while working in a public bath, was looking for a way to relax the guests coming there even more. In 1954, he designed the first massage chair in the world from useless materials that he found, things such as pieces of wood, baseball balls and bicycle chains. The chair was not used in private homes, as is the case today, but in public baths or holiday resorts. This unique, first project, which can still be seen today at the Osaka factory, was included in the list of machines that have had a significant impact on the development of mechanical engineering in Japan in 2014.

JP2000 – prestige and technology

After the success of the first massage chair, the work on the improvements began. Another innovative (during that period) kneading functions were added. In 1979, the technique of patting appeared, a few years later rolling, and in the 1990s the first airbag massage was applied. After the year 2000, the chairs were equipped with, among others, 3D massage and heating. 

As of today, the Fujiiryoki brand, associated with state-of-the-art technology and excellent craftsmanship, is definitely the world’s top massage chair brand. Although it has been in business for several decades now, its chairs have only been available across the Old Continent for a dozen or so years. The latest and the most exclusive model offered by the Japanese inventor is JP2000. With this model, the brand has again opened a new chapter in the history of massage chairs. This is the model in which artificial intelligence has been introduced for the first time to provide a perfect massage. An algorithm developed by Fujiiryoki’s engineers aims to adjust the massage intensity in real time, based on the current muscle tension detected by the chair. We wrote more about how artificial intelligence works in massage chairs in one of our articles Artificial Intelligence algorithm (5D AI) in the massage chair.

Equipped also with other technological innovations such as AI double scanning, improved airbag system, innovative heating and roller foot massage, it has become the world’s most advanced model that precisely adjusts the massage and effectively de-stresses, relieving tension and relaxing all the muscles.

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