Can a Massage Chair Make You Dizzy?

What is your idea of a comfortable home? How do you spend those tiring evenings when you don't feel like doing anything? Do you have any selected stress busters

There are days when we feel low and tired. Needless to say, our hectic routines are enough to drain our energies. Let me give you an example; I wake up at 7 in the morning, which is when my day starts. I have a 9 to 5 job, several home responsibilities, and a little toddle to look after. 

The worst part of the story is that it is the same every day, and it goes without saying that such a routine drains all energies. Yet, there's one thing that keeps me going, my massage chair. It provides me with the solace I need to function healthily; therefore, it has become a significant part of my life. 

As much as I recommend buying a massage chair for your home, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind when using one. A massage chair has plenty of health benefits, but it also has a few side effects. 

It's no surprise that my family, friends, and I love massage chairs. Still, we have a few people that often complain about being dizzy after having chair massage therapy. Are you wondering why that is? How can a massage chair make someone dizzy?

Dizziness as a Potential Side Effect of Using a Massage Chair

First thing first, there's nothing to worry about. I've been using massage chairs for a really long time. I remember Kahuna LM-6800 was the first massage chair I purchased around four years ago.

After that, I switched to Infinity IT-8500 X3 for around ten months, and now I have Human Touch Super Novo, a well-known beast in the world of massage chairs. For what it matters, I have never experienced any side effects of using a massage chair.

With all my experience with massage chairs, there's one thing that I've learned it's not the massage chair that causes six effects; it's the massage time. Yes, that's right, guys!

A lot of people complain about dizziness right after having chair massage therapy. It happens because of a lack of oxygen in the body, and the primary cause behind it is the excessive time of chair massage therapy.

The recommended time to use a massage chair is no more than 20 minutes. If you want to be on the safe side, I suggest you take chair massage therapy for 10-15 minutes. Take care of the time, and I can guarantee that you would never experience any side effects of massage chairs. No dizziness, nothing!

Besides that, it is also important to check up on your health in case you're experiencing massage chair side effects. A lot of times, it happens because of an underlying medical condition.

Dizziness, in particular, is NOT a side effect associated with massage chairs. It only happens when you or any of your loved ones is overusing a massage chair. The rule is simple here, excess of everything is terrible. You're already aware of that, aren't you? 

A Few Precautionary Measures to Take When Using a Massage Chair

Now that we're clear how a massage chair can negatively affect you if misused, there are a few precautionary measures that you can take in order to avoid the potential side effects.

They say prevention is better than cure, and I believe it's accurate. I mean, why not move on a safer track beforehand? Isn't it the right thing to do? Here I have a few points you must keep in mind when using a massage chair:

If you observe any kind of blisters on your skin post-massage, make sure to decrease the intensity of chair massage therapy immediately.

In case you suffer from skin disorders like blisters, burns, ringworms, you should avoid using a massage chair altogether.

If you feel numb right after having a chair massage therapy, you shouldn't use a massage chair for more than ten minutes.

Using a massage chair for more than 20 minutes can release stress hormones in the body, causing stress and anxiety, so the timings must be monitored.

If you suffer from medical conditions like osteoarthritis, you must keep the massage intensity low.

People suffering from deep vein thrombosis must not use a massage chair as it can cause pulmonary embolism that can be incredibly harmful, even life-threatening.

If you have cysts or tumors in any part of your body, make sure to consult a physician before using a massage chair, as the pressure can severely affect tumors.

If you're pregnant, high-intensity chair massage therapy is highly discouraged. Oh, and if you have a history of preterm labor, you should avoid using a massage chair throughout the time.

Lastly, if you have any blood disorders, I would suggest you consult a hematologist before taking chair massage therapy. Blood disorders can be severe, so you shouldn't take any risks.

The Takeaway

Everything that has its upside has a downside as well. Let's just call it a natural way of life. Still, I would say massage chairs are pretty safe to use. Yes, they do have a few side effects, but they are rare.

As I shared with you above, it's been four years, and I've never experienced any side effects. You may call me lucky, but the truth is, I take care of the massage time. I take massage chair therapy no more than two times a week, and it has never exceeded 15 minutes.

The best part being, a 15-minute chair massage therapy session provides me more benefits than a human-administered massage. Saying that it has made my life super easy is just an understatement. Give it a try, and I'm sure you'll love it.


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