Massages have been a long persisting form of seeking relaxation and have been prevalent in societies all over the world since as far back as 2700 B.C.E in ancient China which was around four thousand years ago. Since then, massages have been beneficial as a source of employment – creating masseurs and masseuses – and as a source of stress relief for the receivers of massages. It has also been a big part of some countries’ cultures. However, in the 21st century almost everything has gotten automated and will continue to get so. With the introduction of robotic massage chairs, even massages have begun to be automated seriously harming the massage parlor industry.
However, among the rise of this evolvement, there is something which has come out of the age of innovation which is also beneficial for massage therapists and not just for the receivers of massages. Massage chairs are giving massage therapists an edge and putting them back into the market.
What are massage chairs?
This piece of equipment can be thought of as a portable and foldable massage station. Contrary to the working of robotic massage chairs, massage chairs need to be operated with a massage therapist. They are adjustable chairs and cushioned to provide comfort and the utmost reach into the difficult parts of the human body. They can be opened up before providing a massage with the customer lying down on them and folded to be transported easily out of the customer’s home or the massage parlor after the massage is done.
Why should massage therapists use massage chairs?
Making use of the latest trends and technology in order to grow your business will allow you to step out from being stagnant and a bystander and step into the modern market to make profits. Like so, the massage chair should be viewed as an opportunity by massage therapists and adopted to grow their business. Consumers today are busy with their lives and do not have time to travel to a massage parlor, wait for an appointment, then travel back home to receive a massage. This is seen as stressful which contradicts the purpose of getting a massage in the first place. This is why more and more consumers are opting for in-home massages which can be availed with the purchase of a massage chair. However, the middle class has yet to purchase massage chairs because of their price tag. Using this, massage therapists can start giving massages at customers’ homes with the massage chair.
How should you proceed?
If you are considering expanding your business by giving home massages, then you should invest in a massage chair. There are many in the market and while they are cheap, you should buy one which has a good warranty and is seen as reliable in reviews from other purchasers. Other than that, you need to plan out your budget including both buying a massage chair and investing in the time it takes to travel to customer’s homes. We hope that this new idea will be beneficial for your overall business.