Choosing the right massager depends on what type of massage you are looking for. Although most of our massagers are multi purpose, choosing one that matches a particular massage style will give you greater benefits.
A Shiatsu massage is a finger pressing massage that involves tapping, squeezing, and rubbing. The following massagers can simulate a Shiatsu massage:
A Swedish massage is the most common type of massage in North America. It involves using long strokes, kneading, and circular movements on the body using oil or lotion. We recommend the following massagers for a Swedish massage:
Aromatherapy massage involves a massage therapist using scented oil and/or lotion during a massage. This type of massage is best performed by a massage therapist so the massagers we sell at Chi Massager should not be used with lotions or oil.
Hot stone massage involves the placement of heated stones on key areas of the body and applying light pressure by pressing on the stones against the body. Our Infrared Back Massager emits infrared heat which can loosen tight muscles in the back. This massager can simulate a hot stone massage because you will feel infrared heat and receive a gentle pressure massage.
A Deep Tissue Massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and tissue so it's a fairly hard massage. Most people will feel sore for one or two days after receiving this type of massage. The following massagers are all ideal for a deep tissue massage:
The purpose of a Sports Massage is to prevent and treat injury as opposed to relaxation. The massage strokes are typically quite fast and a lot of stretching is involved. The massagers we have cannot prevent and treat injury so our massagers do not fall under the category of sports massage. Our massagers are intended to provide relaxation and reduce stress.
Thai massage uses gentle pressure on specific points on the body. This form of massage is more energizing than other forms of massage. The following massagers can simulate the gentle pressure of a Thai massage:
Pregnancy massage: This type of massage Is best performed by a professional massage therapist.
Reflexology is commonly known as a foot massage. This type of massage applies pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs in the body. We recommend the following massagers for a foot massage:
A back massage obviously focuses on massaging of the back to relieve pain and tension. The following massagers are all ideal for a back massage:
The majority of our massagers have multi functions which means most of them can be used on more than one part of the body. For example, most of our hand held massagers are ideal for massaging the back but they can also be used to massage the arms and legs.
The above article is intended to be a general guideline for choosing a massager for a specific part of the body.
The most important thing to remember is to choose a massager that works for you.