When you go to a massage parlor, you don’t simply lie down and tell the masseuse to do whatever they want. There are many different types of massages, each best suited for different purposes. For example, a Swedish massage is good for general relaxation, while a deep tissue massage for body aches. The same is true of massage chairs. Depending on what you want to use the chair for, you may want a massage chair with different traits, such as roller pattern. You should keep this in mind when deciding between a 3D and 4D massage chair.
3D Massage Chairs
When we think of the term “3D,” we tend to think of a three-dimensional object, such as a three-dimensional figure in art or geometry. The same idea can be applied to massage chair rollers. Older massage chairs had 2D rollers that only traveled in two directions: up and down or left and right. So, in a sense, they were traveling along a flat, two-dimensional plane.
As massage chair technology advanced, rollers began breaking past the 2D plane by adding another direction: forward and backward. By going forward and backward, 3D massage chairs were able to give deeper massages than their 2D counterparts.
4D Massage Chairs
Applying the idea of shapes makes it easy to understand the difference between 2D and 3D chairs, but the metaphor can become muddled when you add a 4D massage chair to the discussion. Unless, of course, you’re familiar with science fiction. What is the difference between a 3D and a 4D massage chair? For massage chairs, the fourth “dimension” is time or speed. These chairs can fluctuate their speed automatically as they change direction, allowing for a greater degree of precision when getting a massage.
Choosing Between 3D and 4D
The difference between a 3D and 4D massage chair doesn’t impact whether you will get a good massage. Because both chairs have the “third dimension,” they will both give you a deep massage that will target muscle knots and tensions. 4D massage chairs are good if you enjoy the way a masseuse changes their speed throughout a massage. But if you would rather have full control over the speed, 3D massage will allow you to manually adjust how the speed.
Whatever chair you choose, Relaxacare has the perfect chair to offer you a relaxing experience. Among our ObusForme massager collection, you can find 3D massage chairs perfect for your home.