In the mechanical pursuit of personal gratification, a level of specialization necessarily occurs. Absolute elation is more than what the average person’s pleasure centers can handle, so localized focus can prove more appreciable. People don’t shower to merely wash their hands or prepare a 7-course meal for a mid-day snack. Well, unless they’re really peckish. The point is that relaxation doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. One can simply be a little relaxed.
Just as there are massages available for specific areas of the body, massage chairs offer different levels of comprehensiveness for different budgets. Right out of the gate, automated massage chairs only take care of the stresses behind you, but if you are good with 50% total relaxation, they might be just what you need. The Infinity Iyashi will cover you from the head to the bottom of your feet with its L-track and quad rollers. The Human Touch WholeBody HT-5040 doesn’t appear to include feet in the whole-body experience while the Human Touch iJoy-2580 doesn’t include the legs either.
The Brookstone ReAct joins Human Touch in negating the lower extremities' need for kneading. Looking rather like an oversize car seat without all the restraints, the ReAct sets right on the floor, thereby taking up considerably less space than the full sized brutes. At 75 lbs., it is much more adjustable than the standard chairs and less likely to injure the user trying to move it. Even though compact, it contains the L-track for a full-length massage from back to thighs. ReAct has 2 preprogrammed massages -- Full Body and Back Spot -- for targeting specific regions of interest. Furnishing a deep-kneading Shiatsu massage, it even has selectable heat to really crank up the comfort. An easy-access control panel places contentment close by and a button-push away. To fully appreciate the luxury provided, Brookstone offers a fairly inclusive list of people with certain conditions who should assiduously avoid this particular vector of relief. To maximize relaxation, that might be a good list to peruse.
This is my favorite place to sit now...I love that it massages the upper leg as well as the back...Best investment I made for a long time.
It also gives an awesome glute massage that is really deep tissue. If you have a problem area the spot function is the best also.