How Do You Transport a Massage Chair?

Are you moving out of your old place? What do you have in mind? Do you think it’s going to be easy? Well, I doubt that.

Apart from the furniture and clothing, there are several other things that require your attention, for example, that big hefty massage chair. What do you think moving a massage chair is going to be simple?

No wonder massage chairs are pretty heavy and floppy; therefore, moving them around can be problematic. So whether you’re bringing in a new massage chair or simply moving to a new place, my guide will help you along the way.

In this article today, I’ll help you safely move your massage chair from one place to another. So let’s get started...

Moving Your Massage Chair Safely

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A massage chair is certainly a significant investment. If you visit the markets, you’ll know that even the cheapest massage chairs cost you around $1000. Henceforth, it won’t be wrong to call it a prized possession.

I recently switched my apartment, so I know the struggle. Moving your entire home is quite an overwhelming experience.

I have an Infinity Evolution Full-Body Massage Chair. It’s a 4D massage chair, very advanced in technology, and I still remember it cost me around $10,000. I know it’s very expensive, but it’s a masterpiece that is worth every cent I paid.

Coming back to the topic, one thing I was most concerned about while moving out was my massage chair. To tell you the truth, moving all the household items was easier except for my massage chair. It was no less than a headache for me.

So I started looking for ways to move my massage chair safely without damaging it or injuring myself. Thankfully, I found a few useful tips.

Let me walk you through a few tips and tricks that can help make the moving process simpler. Oh, and it will make sure your massage chair remains in one piece. Ready, set, go!

Choose the Vehicle

I booked a mini truck for my shifting days. It was with me for two days, and I gradually moved everything, from the furniture and kitchen utensils to my massage chair.

If you ever get to buy all the household items again, you’ll know how much they cost in the first place. Thereby, I didn’t want to take any chances.

Since a truck has more space, I think it’s a reasonable option to book one. However, if that is out of your budget or if it isn’t available, you can book a pickup or double cabin car instead.

Well, there are a number of ways to move your household stuff safely, but let’s just focus on the massage chair for now.

Measure the Weight & Size of Your Massage Chair

Before even thinking of moving your massage chair on your own, there are a few essential things that you need to take into account.

Make sure to consider the weight and size of your massage before moving it from one place to the other. My Infinity massage chair weighs around 435 pounds. Surprised, aren’t you? I reckon that it’s a pretty heavy one and it was primarily the reason why I was so worried in the first place.

Besides that, you should also measure the size of your massage chair. I mean, how are you going to take it out of the entrance door if it doesn’t fit?

So one thing that you need to do beforehand is to measure the size and weight of your massage chair. Once you’re done, plan the next step accordingly.

Try Some Little Disassembling

You may think of it as a baby step because everyone knows about it, but I know people that often forget the little things. It may surprise you that one of the common reasons behind massage chair damage while moving it around is because people forget to unplug it and secure the controls.

Be sure not to wrap the cord around the chair where there’s potential damage. Also, you MUST ensure that the remote is in the right place, and the control panel is stable. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to find out later that your massage chair doesn’t work anymore, or would you?

Other than that, don’t forget to remove the leg and armrest of the massage chair. Just read the massage chair manual once, and follow the instructions to remove all the little parts of the chairs.

Secure the Massage Chair

Now it’s time to wrap up your mighty possession and secure it so that it can leave for the new journey. Here’s what you’re going to need to make sure your massage chair stays in the place while moving from your old home to the new:

A hard plastic wrapping sheet
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A scissor
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A duct tape
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A rope
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For starters, take the plastic sheet and cut it into a large square shape. After that, cover your massage chair with the plastic sheet in a circular direction and secure the ends using the duct tape.

When done, wrap the rope around your massage chair to make sure it stays covered during the travel time. It is something that will help keep your massage chair safe from the potential damage, even little things like scratches.

The best part being, it isn’t anything complicated. I remember I was so anxious about it, but it’s a relief now that I successively did it. Well, if I can do it, you can do it as well.

Lastly, I’d say it would be great if you get a helping hand too. Shifting your entire home means a lot of work, and it can be managed well if you have a helping hand for little things. So why not call a friend or a family member for once? 

Also, please don’t panic. I know it’s an overwhelming situation, but stress about it won’t make it any easier. In fact, it will only make it worse. So stay safe, and believe in yourself. Good luck, my pals! 

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