How to Maximize Your Massage Chair Massager Buying Experience
Recently, we welcomed customers back to our newly revamped showroom. Our team worked diligently to create a space where our visitors can truly immerse themselves in relaxation and massage.
To amply showcase our extensive range of superior massage products, we at ZarifaUSA will provide free, thirty-minute massage sessions in our luxurious massage chairs to celebrate the remodeled space. These massage chairs are meticulously crafted to create a serene atmosphere, offering customers an unparalleled opportunity to unwind and indulge in the rejuvenating effects of an in-home massage experience.
With a focus on customer satisfaction, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide visitors through each product’s features and benefits, ensuring an informed purchasing decision without being pushy or annoying. Our customers will experience the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation firsthand while exploring various innovative massage solutions.
By offering free massage sessions, we aim to provide a unique encounter and demonstrate the exceptional quality of our products. We want to offer the ultimate way to maximize the buying experience so that every customer feels like they not only made a great purchase, but had a memorable experience that was enjoyable, informative, and tailored to their needs.
With a commitment to quality and innovation, ZarifaUSA offers cutting-edge massage products designed to improve well-being, relieve stress, and enhance overall health. The products combine advanced technology with ergonomic design, delivering unparalleled comfort and efficacy.
Our team of experts at ZarifaUSA is passionate about helping people find relief from chronic pain. That’s why we offer innovative products and services designed to provide safe and effective pain relief without using addictive opioids.
We listened first and came to an educated understanding that each customer’s pain, and individual needs, are unique, and that’s why we strive to create a customized shopping experience that is both educational and enjoyable.
Our goal is to allow customers to discover pain relief solutions tailored to their needs in a tranquil, drug-free environment where everyone feels relaxed, informed, and empowered to make the right decision for their health and well-being.
CDC chronic pain statistics
Chronic pain can happen for many reasons, including chronic conditions (e.g., arthritis and diabetes), autoimmune disorders (e.g., lupus), past injuries, and other reasons. Chronic pain can limit the quality of life. For some people with chronic pain, there may not be obvious evidence of an underlying reason.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2019, 20.4% of adults had chronic pain, and 7.4% of adults had chronic pain that frequently limited life or work activities (referred to as high-impact chronic pain). They continue to suggest that chronic and high-impact chronic pain increased with age and was highest among adults aged sixty-five and over.
The CDC broke it down further to show results that demonstrated that non-Hispanic white adults (23.6%) were more likely to have chronic pain compared with non-Hispanic black (19.3%), Hispanic (13.0%), and non-Hispanic Asian (6.8%) adults. The percentages also showed that adults with chronic and high-impact chronic pain increased as the place of residence became more rural.
The CDC stresses that chronic pain and chronic pain that frequently limits life or work activities are among the most common reasons adults seek medical care and are associated with decreased quality of life, opioid dependence, and poor mental health. In 2019, nearly 50,000 people in the United States died from opioid-involved overdoses. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a severe national crisis that affects public health and social and economic welfare.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion annually, including healthcare costs, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. Drugabuse.gov suggests that roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, between 8 and 12 percent of people using an opioid for chronic pain develop an opioid use disorder, an estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin and about 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
Will massage chairs help with back and neck pain?
Chronic back and neck pain can be an exhausting experience for those who suffer. Many of these people have sought out multiple methods for relief, from expensive, time-consuming massage therapy sessions to highly addictive pain medications. And unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of long-term relief choices that will either not break the bank or require several weekly visits for many months.
Over and over, studies show that massage therapy increases endorphin levels - possibly the most beneficial aspect of massage. Endorphins are the ‘feel good’ chemicals that run through the body, increasing their levels and producing positive results. Among other benefits, increasing endorphin levels correlates with quicker recovery, reduced pain, and reduced anxiety.
A good massage chair should be designed to provide some measure of pain relief and relaxation without needing person-to-person interaction. Some people would agree that opting for a massage chair as a potential means to ease their chronic pain allows the user to get a massage in the privacy of their home and on their time schedule.
Many massage chairs have the ability to stretch and knead the problem areas where muscles are too tight, and relaxing them will help calm down the skeletal structure. It is warned, though, that excessive use of massage chairs leads to muscle damage, inflammation, and bruised tissues, in addition to causing harm to the internal massage chair motor.
It is worth noting to be aware of the following list of contraindications for massage therapy:
• Infectious skin disease
• A rash
• An unhealed wound
• Immediately after surgery
• A tendency to form blood clots or if using blood thinners
• Circulatory ailments such as phlebitis or varicose veins
• Inflamed or infected injuries
• Areas of bleeding or heavy tissue damage
• At the sites of recent fractures, sprains, or bruises
• Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation therapy
• Osteoporosis (use caution)
What to look for in a massage chair
Experts suggest patients consider certain factors before investing in a massage chair or products. Look at the features offered, such as what type of massage it performs (Shiatsu, Swedish, etc.). Large rollers and nodes give the feeling of the long, deep strokes standard in Swedish-style massage. Those with smaller rollers and nodes that are more point-specific, emulating pressure points, and deep tissue, simulate a Shiatsu massage.
The cost, of course, is quite important also. It can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on factors including, but not limited to, its features, appearance, the manufacturing company, and the type and quality of materials used in the chair.
Popularized in the 1980s when it had been introduced to the general market, the massage chairs of today use robotic technology in their internal structure, simulating the masseuse techniques. Robotic massage chairs provide features such as heating and zero gravity techniques, controlled by a remote as well as various chair rollers that range in depths of penetration and ability to rotate. These features allow users to target specific areas of tension and discomfort while still allowing them to control the pressure and styles used to suit their requirements.
Another feature is body scan technology, which locates pressure points and the top of the shoulders to ensure that the rollers are massaging the correct areas. It also allows the massage to be personalized according to the curvature of the spine and the body’s shape. If chronic pain affects the legs and feet, chairs can massage the calves and feet using rollers and airbag compression. Air compression is a standard feature in nearly every massage chair that attends to the entire body.
What location works best for your personal or business needs is logistically a concern as many of the chairs are large and difficult to move. A massage chair is a perfect way to add convenience and luxury to any living space, as it provides a unique and relaxing massage experience and can be set up just about anywhere.
The most popular places for a massage chair include the family room, bedroom, home office, or even a designated massage room. To ensure maximum relaxation and privacy, you may consider utilizing a designated massage room, where you can create an ambiance tailored to your personal taste. Furthermore, other family members and loud noises from all the tech devices could be muted simply by putting on headphones to enjoy complete serenity while relieving chronic pain during your massage session.
Lastly, durability and ease of care should be considered, as well as what type of warranty and customer care the company offers.
What are the advantages of a holistic approach?
Some additional benefits of going with the holistic approach of massage, studies show massage can also be helpful for:
Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
Headaches and Migraines
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Of course, before starting any new treatment, it is imperative to talk to a doctor. If there is chronic pain, numbness, or tingling, always consult a physician. A doctor can determine the cause of pain and prescribe suitable treatment therapies.
Stress relief massages
One of the most remarkable ways to deal with stress is by getting a massage. Either by a handheld massager or a massage chair, on a professional masseur’s table, or with a massage friend, it is a phenomenal means that can soothe your body and melt away the stress of the day.
Massage does improve circulation by delivering oxygen to our body’s cells and lowering cortisol levels, which in turn helps diminish stress.
There are many options for massage therapy. However, for stress relief, in particular, consider the following:
Swedish Massage: This style relaxes the entire body with long, smooth, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart, which releases tension in muscles and breaks up muscle knots, enhancing circulation, stretching tendons, and lowering blood pressure.
Ayurvedic Massage: Popularized in India, this is one of the world’s best massages for stress relief, using herbs and natural oils. Also utilized in this style is a muslin pouch filled with warm cooked rice with herbs, placed on specific nerve-ending locations.
Thai Massage: The ancient Thai system is based on the body’s meridian; this massage style combines acupressure, Ayurvedic principles, and with assisted yoga positions.
Hot Stone Massage: Volcanic stones are heated and laid on several prominent locations across the body to loosen up muscles and promote relaxation, easing stress.
Head Massage: Focusing on thin muscles on the scalp that hold significant tension, this style is an incredibly relaxing form of head massage that incorporates Indian oils like amla and Brahmi into the massage therapy.
Aromatherapy Massage: Aromatic oils and lotions are essential in this massage. Scents provide extra stimulation of the senses because the nostrils are attached to the limbic system, an area of the brain that controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones.
Acupressure Massage: aka Auricular, this massage focuses on the ears and their pressure points that correspond with the central nervous system, encouraging the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural stress relievers, as well as natural pain relievers.
Lomi Massage: A style developed in Hawaii, Lomi massage is a style that is usually done with two masseurs. It really is a hands-on technique!
Kalari Massage: This style is the opposite of hands-on because it uses the masseur’s feet and herbal oils. It is suitable for improving flexibility and releasing endorphins.
Many people think of massage chairs as luxurious pieces of furniture, but they are so much more than that and with offerings other than occasional muscle relaxation. Numerous clinical studies show significant improvement in blood circulation, immunity response, muscle recovery, and managing hypertension.
Is massage good for stress relief?
Generally, massage is considered part of integrative medicine. It is increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of conditions that may include the following but are not limited to:
- Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
- Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
- Improving energy and alertness
- Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Low back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Upper back and neck pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort, and connection. Despite its benefits, massage is not meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you are trying massage, and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.
Massage therapy increases endorphin levels – conceivably the most valuable aspect of massage. Endorphins are the ‘feel good’ chemicals that run through the body, increasing their levels and producing positive results. Among other benefits, increasing endorphin levels has been associated with swifter recovery, reduced pain, and reduced anxiety.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, studies have found massage may also be helpful to do the following:
Lessen depression and anxiety
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin
Increase joint flexibility
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
Paresthesia and nerve pain
Reduce spasms and cramping
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
Relieve migraine pain
Risks of massage
Massage may not be appropriate if you have:
Bleeding disorders or taking blood-thinning medication
Burns or healing wounds
Deep vein thrombosis
Broken bones (fractures)
Very low platelet count
Some forms of massage can make you feel like you have taken a beating and are a bit sore the next day. However, a massage should not necessarily be painful or uncomfortable. Say something immediately if any part of your massage does not feel right or is painful.
Of course, not everyone has access or the number of resources to go to a masseuse. Zarifa USA’s massage chairs are an alternative therapy that could save time and money over the long haul. A good massage chair should be designed to provide some measure of pain relief and relaxation without needing person-to-person interaction.
Some people would agree that opting for a massage chair as a potential means to ease their chronic pain/stress allows the user to get a massage in the privacy of their home, on their time, and on their own specific schedule.
The right massage chair can provide immediate relief to help combat the physiological side effect of stress by assisting the body to relax, which alleviates mental pressure and stress. In addition, the chairs boost the immune system, helping the body to fight against impurities and diseases. The benefits can be life-changing and immensely improve the quality of life for patients, making massage chairs a viable aspect of personal therapy.
How to maximize a buying experience
In conclusion, buying a massage chair has become more than just a purchase; it has become an experience at ZarifaUSA. One definition explains it best for us; a customer experience should encapsulate everything a business or an organization does to put customers first, manage their journeys and serve their needs.
Modern massage chairs offer many features and benefits designed to maximize the overall experience, providing pain relief, relaxation, improved circulation, and much more.
With the proper research and resources, massage chairs can provide a valuable, safe, and cost-effective way to combat chronic pain and stress.
Always remember information within this article is meant for educational purposes only and is in no way a replacement for professional medical or psychological support. Seek appropriate advice from a healthcare professional should you feel it necessary.