Negative impacts of massage chair on health

A massage chair is a special designed chair that has unique parts that is used to offer body massages to a person. These chairs are meant to target different body part of the recipient. The purposes of the massages can be to relax the body or to offer relief and relieve pain. This chair can be found in spas, homes, clinics and even offices. Though the above three mentioned advantages are associated with the chair, there are negative effects that come with the use of this chair. The following negative effects have been associated with this particular chair.

  • pain to the body
  • Blood circulatory issues
  • Allergies
  • infections
  • low blood sugar
  • low blood pressure
  • Fatigue and headaches.

The above-mentioned effects have been associated with the usage of the chair for massages. Be it in homes, offices or spas, these issues need to be outlined and addressed. Lets expound further on them for better understanding.

  1. Pain

A massage chair has unique manufactured parts that are meant to target different body parts to offer the massage process. The relieving of tension and pain with the targeting of deep tissues may cause slight discomfort and irritation. Though the irritation and pain will wear off after a few hours, anyone looking to get the massage service needs to be aware of this.

  1. Blood Circulatory issues

The patients who have blood circulatory problems should consult their doctors for a go-ahead before using the chair services. If one has had an experience with blood clotting issues, should know that the process of massaging will be aggravated by the massage process which will be harmful to the patient.

  1. Allergies

This distinctive chair is made up of several materials like leather among other fabrics. Individuals have unique allergies and before using the chair one should be careful about what material  comes to contact with their skin. Due to many people using one chair mainly in clinics and spas, the clients should make sure that they wear proper clothes that will cover any body part that comes into contact with the chair. Appropriate clothing will help in preventing further allergic reactions to an individual. The chair cleaning should be done carefully after one client has finished using the chair. This will help in general hygiene too of the place.

  1. Body Infections

Body massages will help the body to release the enzymes and toxins from the body of the recipient. In most cases this toxins will have been accumulated by the muscles after sometime so one is advice to drink a lot of water after the massage to assist in the toxin release. If an individual’s body immune system is compromised for any reason, this process will be harmful  to the body. A doctor clearance to take the massage after consultation should be considered so that such a case should not happen.

  1. Low blood sugar

A massage is known to lower a body lower blood sugar. This way a patient with low sugar is highly discouraged to use this chair for it will further aggravate the low sugar problem which can be fatal in some cases. Such a patient must consult a doctor before using this chair to avoid further damages and pain

  1. Low blood pressure.

The process of massage results to relaxation and relief of stress. This lowers the blood pressure significantly. Just like the case of low blood sugar, a patient with low blood pressure should seek the doctor’s permission and go ahead before using this chair to avoid extreme cases of low blood sugar

  1. Fatigue and headaches

There have cases that have been cited to experience extreme fatigue after 12 or more hours after using the chair. This can be because of the relaxation or irritation of muscles that one might experience. Headaches have been reported by some people within 12 hours or so. Though the headaches went way in the next hours, it’s an issue that cannot be ignored.

With the above mentioned seven negative impacts of using the massage chair, one should be careful before deciding to sit on the chair and get the service. This cannot be emphasized enough for people with conditions like low blood sugar and low blood pressure.