Message chair is a type of chair that is designed for massage purposes. In 1980s massage chair was first introduced in the market. It was designed to alleviate back pain and relieve stress and tension. Massage chairs are commonly based on two techniques namely Swedish massage and Shiatsu. Swedish massage is aimed to encourage strong and proper circulation and uses kneading and long gliding stroke motion. Shiatsu aims to release tension in the specific location of the human body.
Types of massage chair include computer-assisted adjustability, nodes and rollers, and motors. Commonly, massage chairs are designed to automatically adjust the width, weight, and height of the end user. According to the height of the individual, pressure on the seatback, as well as rollers and nodes, adjusts. The massage chair also adjusts autonomy on the back according to the width of the user. Control pad can be used by the individual to refine these choices. Nodes and rollers are placed in the massage chair to imitate movement done by hand and fingers. Large rollers and nodes offer more generalized massage and smaller rollers and nodes offer detailed massage. According to the end user’s commands, the position of these roller and nodes can be adjusted.
Massage offers medical treatment for various types of medical conditions. Commonly, it is used to reduce muscle tension, pain, and stress. It is also used for treating digestive disorders, sports injuries, headaches, anxiety, soft tissue strains or injuries, stress caused due to insomnia, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, temporomandibular joint pain, etc. rising awareness regarding benefits of massage among individuals is expected to support growth of the massage chair market in the near future. In addition, increasing busy lifestyle is resulting in the adoption of a massage chair that helps to relieve physical pain and release muscle tension. Increasing demand for innovative massage chairs with advanced technology, coupled with increasing its adoption in spas, offices, recreational centers as well as homes is anticipated to increase usage of massage chair among end users. Furthermore, new product launches by manufactures, coupled with growing e-commerce sector are also anticipated to augment growth of the market in the coming years.
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By region, the massage chair market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. Increasing adoption of massage chair among individuals in countries in Europe and North America, owing to high disposable income and adoption of advanced technology are resulting in increasing demand for massage chairs in these regions. Households in Japan in the Asia Pacific region has a large number of robotic massage chairs. Availability of various types of massage chairs with advanced technology and rising disposable income among customers are anticipated to fuel growth of the massage chair market in countries in the Asia Pacific region.
By type, the massage chair market is categorized into full body massage chair and upper body massage chair. By application, the massage chair market is categorized into residential and commercial. Key players of the massage chair market include Panasonic, Osaki, Inada, Fujiiryoki, Human Touch, OSIM, Omega, Luraco, Infinity, Ogawa, and Cozzia.