When shopping for one of these machines, check out if it has a warranty. You can find Quality Machines will have at least a 90 day warranty and some will even back their products up for a year. Find out before you buy where to send the massage machine to in case it needs servicing. You may only need to send it to the store you bought it from or you may have to mail it to the manufacturer.
There are two types of chair massage machines - portable and built into the chair itself. The portable types are less expensive and more easily available. They look like a thick mat that you place on the back of a chair where you rest your neck and shoulders. You then lean back, press a couple of buttons and the rotors help smooth over your sore points.
Foot Massage Machines
The theory of reflexology is that all nerves in the body are connected to the feet. By massaging the feet, you can help relax the entire body. But very few people are flexible enough to give themselves a foot massage. Foot massage machines vary in size and weight from a small mat that can be transferred to other parts of the body (similar to a portable chair massager) or a covered system where you can insert the feet for a gentle massage.
Face Massage Machine
Although usually advertised for massaging the face and neck, they can be used for other sore parts of the body, such as the legs or wrists. Some women have even used them to help ease menstrual cramps. These are very small battery-operated devices that can either be held in the palm or can slip onto the finger like a ring. You then just turn the "ring" towards your palm and then gently stroke the areas that need a healing touch.