Heating in the massage chair


Many people consider heating to be one of the most enjoyable features in massage chairs. What’s more, not only does it significantly affect the pleasure of the massage, but also increases its effectiveness. In our vlog, Paweł explains how the heating in massage chairs works and how it affects your well-being.

IR heating in massage chairs

Heating used in Massaggio massage chairs is IR type heating, that is heating with infrared rays. Their use is commonly known from InfraRed saunas, a little less so from space observation techniques or data transmission in remote controls ;)

There are many different heated massage chairs available on the market, while the most popular heating method, implemented also in Massaggio models, are carbon fibre mats. The mats emit heat and the maximum temperature, up to approx. 40ºC, can be felt already after about 3 minutes from activation. Usually the heating is placed in the backrest of the massage chair, while in the case of the Massaggio Stravagante 2 model this functionality has also been introduced at calf level.

Fotel masujący Massaggio Stravagante 2 ogrzewanie

At this point we should also mention the innovative heating system present in the Fujiiryoki JP2000. For the first time in a massage chair, two-sided heating has been installed in this very model. So it is possible to heat up the waist area, and if necessary, after removing the zipper, also the abdomen, which guarantees a massage experience so far unseen in massage chairs.

Positive effects of heating in the massage chair

The heat emanating from the chair and spreading throughout the body is beneficial in a number of ways. First of all, it warms deeper tissues, relieves muscle tension and facilitates the massage performed by the massaging arms. Infrared heating alleviates muscle pain, supports the treatment of injuries and positively affects blood circulation. What is more, using the heating during a massage in the massage chair helps us to feel more relaxed, sleep better and react to stress in a calmer way.

However, it is worth remembering that heating should be used only during a leisure massage. When joints or muscles are inflamed, heating is not advisable and cooling is recommended instead.

Heating not exclusive to a massage session

Another advantage of having a massage chair with heating is the option to enjoy this feature without having to activate the massage. On colder days, after a long stroll or after returning home from work, we can sit in a comfortable chair, cover ourselves with a blanket and turn on just the heating.

As you see, the heating adds a pleasant sensation, relaxes you and makes the massage easier. If you want a massage chair equipped with heating, go to the products section and check whether the model you have chosen comes with it. And if you need any help deciding which one to choose or have any questions, feel free to contact us.


Paul, is there a heating function available in massage chairs?

Yes, some models have it, I will explain how it works. Some massage chairs models have a heating function. It is usually placed in a backrest, but a few offer it for the feet and even the calves. It is an enjoyable experience and can enhance the effect of the massage.

How does it work?

Some models have massage arms which warm up during the massage, but using heating mats under the upholstery is more popular. It is made from carbon fibre and using infrared radiation it can warm your muscles up to 40 degrees Celsius. The temperature is achieved within 2-3 minutes.

How does it affect my body?

It mainly warms inner muscles, relieves tension and facilitates the massage performed by the massaging arms. Basically, it’s a very comfortable and cosy function, which once again can improve the massage session.

Can I use it every session?

It is worth remembering that heating should only be applied during a relax-orientated massage session. When you suffer from inflammation of joints or muscles, sometimes it is advisable not to apply heat.

Can I use it without the massage chair?

In most of the models, yes. It works separately from the massage chair mechanism. So, you can use the heating, while having a nap on a cold evening.

Are there any new features around?

Innovative models have introduced a removable heating mat. It can be used on the back or front of the body, but for me, it’s most valuable in the backrest and for the feet.

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Published: 2022.04.21

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