If you’re looking for a gift for your grandparents, and they happen to need some relaxation, then we’ve got the perfect suggestion: a massage chair! With so many different models available on the market today, it can be difficult to decide.
This article will walk you through the five things to consider before buying a massage chair for your grandparents.
1. What type of chair do they need?
There are three primary types of massage chairs: zero gravity, shiatsu, and full body. If your grandparents don’t need a lot of help from you with the chair or any accessories that go along with it, we suggest going for a simple model without too many features. It’ll be easier to use and less expensive than other models.
If they need a little more help, then we recommend going for a zero gravity chair such as the Osaki OS Pro Admiral Massage Chair. These have the added benefit of reclining your grandparent’s body so that you can easily access it and provide them with an excellent massage experience for their entire back, neck, arms, or legs. They’re also very easy to use.
If your grandparents need maximum relaxation, then we suggest getting them a full-body model. These chairs can help with both their back and legs at once, thanks to roller heads that reach all over the chair’s surface. They’re also great for older people or have certain disabilities because they don’t require any extra work on your part.
2. How often can they use it?
Some chairs are more durable than others and can be used by multiple people daily without any issues.
On the other hand, some cheaper models might not be as durable or might not handle lots of use. If your grandparents will only use the chair once a week, then this is fine – but if they plan on using it every day, you might want to consider buying something sturdier or more expensive so that it can withstand daily wear and tear.
However, if your grandparents plan to use the chair every day and want something very durable, we recommend our Reclining Massage Chair with Heat. This model can be used by multiple people daily without any issues because of its strength, and it also has a heating function for added comfort.
It is important to measure how much available floor space there will be around wherever your grandparents choose to put their new massage chair. This way, you can ensure that the model you buy will fit in perfectly with whatever room they decide to set it up in. In addition, you must also consider how easy it will be to move the chair around as your grandparents want – for example, if they plan on moving the massage chair from one room to another depending on where they are most comfortable relaxing at that time of day.
3. How much space do they have?
4. Do they want to be able to adjust the height or intensity of the massage? If so, how much do these features cost extra, and is that worth it for them?
Suppose your grandparents are shorter or taller than average and require a specific height for maximum comfort. In that case, you will want to choose one that can easily adjust to accommodate them perfectly.
Finally, consider how much extra it would cost to add the features they want onto their chair. If you know that there is an option they would love but that it is quite expensive compared to the standard version of the massage chair you are looking at buying, then think about whether this upgrade will be worth it for your grandparents.
5. Does their insurance cover any part of this purchase, or does it have an impact on any other health conditions that may exist with them already (i.e., if arthritis is present)?
You can ask your grandparents whether their insurance covers any part of this purchase. Ask what type of insurance they have, how much it costs them every month, and any limitations to the types of products covered within certain health plans.
Finally, consider how their health conditions may impact other areas of your grandparents’ life. For instance, are there any limitations to the types of products they can use or places they cannot go to? If you know that arthritis is present with them and therefore cannot use the massage chair because there is too much pressure, this could be a great and unexpected gift idea for them.
The last thing you want is for your grandparents to feel like they can’t get out of the chair and be in pain. If this sounds familiar, consider a massage chair with an adjustable height to make it easier for them to exit without having too much trouble. With these five considerations, you should have no problem finding the perfect gift for your grandma or grandpa with the best Japanese massage chairs.