Massage chairs become a dire need at this age; they feel heavenly when they relieve stress and relax the whole body. Their massive structure and heavy weight are enough to make people queer do massage chairs use a lot of electricity?
Although a smart consumer should consider all such factors like long-term cost while buying any new appliance, people have some sort of misconception regarding the excessive electricity consumption of massage chairs which is completely wrong.
Let’s get in deep to have a clear picture of the massage chair power consumption which may help you shop for the right one.
Electrical Functions in Massage Chair & Power Consumption
The massage chairs have stylish & thickly padded exteriors but the interior has a wide network of track systems, rollers, motors, heating mechanisms, air compressor mechanics, 3D body scan, footwells, LED lights, etc. which all are power operated.
However, you should know that the electricity consumption of massage chairs is varied due to the functions and features offered by the chairs. For instance, a massage chair with advanced functions like full-body heating therapy, different types of massage techniques/styles, smart foot massagers, etc. will likely use more power than a basic model.
How much power do massage chairs require?
Massage chairs these days are made extra energy-efficient, on average, a massage chair consumes between 180 and 250 watts, which is similar or less to the amount of energy commonly used in home appliances like microwaves, PC, etc.
Although the frequency of use is the factor that may change the scenario if you are using your massage chair daily for an hour that will not make a big impact on your monthly electricity bill.
However, the electricity consumption of massage chairs mainly varied on specific models & types of massage chairs, let’s take a look at how much electricity different types of massage chairs consume.
2D Massage Chairs
The 2D massage chairs are the cheapest and simplest chairs offering two-dimensional massage (up & down and sidelong). These massage chairs generally have an S-track and basic dual roller system, a heating mechanism for the lumbar area, airbags for full-body air massage, and an ottoman with airbags and mechanical rollers.
Massage chairs with this setup possibly consume average electricity of 180 watts. It is the minimum amount of energy compared to other household appliances.
Read more about: What’s the Difference between 2d Vs 3d Vs 4d Massage Chair?
3D Massage Chairs
Those who like deep tissue massage usually prefer 3D massage chairs which feature 3D massage rollers with L-track, multiple heating pads, and customization options for massage roller speed, depth & intensity. These luxury massage chairs offer industry-standard functions and mechanisms which include zero gravity positions, foot/calf massage, integrated Bluetooth speakers, air ionizers, etc.
This whole system of mechanics needs an average rated power consumption of about 220 watts which is still energy-effective.
4D Massage Chairs
Although 4D massage chairs are almost similar to 3D massage chairs, these chairs offer better control of the sync, time, and depth of the massage. You can adjust the speed of rollers as well which is explained as the fourth dimension of these massage chairs.
The power consumption of these chairs ranges from 250 watts to 280 watts on average.