Another important therapy that is being integrated into massage chairs is the music system. Music has been used throughout the ages to encourage emotional expression, relax the mind and to relieve symptoms of pain. The use of music is especially helpful when receiving a massage. If the mind is relaxed, then the body is much more receptive to the soothing relief of a massage treatment.
Music therapy has been used in a variety of different conditions such as high blood pressure, sleeplessness and even depression. The mind is very responsive to soft music which helps to distract it from its issues. When the mind is calm, then the body can better relax.
Generally, massage chair manufacturers use music players in their recliners. They commonly play music files in the MP3 format. The music can be operated from the remote control.
Some massage chairs use external speakers but the more popular method is to include headphones. Headphones have a number of advantages over external speakers. The headphones helps to cut out ambient noise which makes it easier to relax.
There are no iPods that are in massage chairs at the time of this writing. Generally, iPods need to be licensed in order to play this format. A more standard format is the MP3 which is the universal standard.
In order for the MP3 music player to deliver music, the music files need to be available. Most manufacturers include a USB stick and have a USB port. Simply plug in the USB stick and the music player will automatically play the MP3 files.
The remote control contains the functions for operating the MP3 player. You’ll find a volume control as well as stop, play, fast-forward and reverse. This allows you to quickly change tracks to your favorite.
Headphones are generally used with massage chairs to cut out the ambient noise. There are two types of headphones which may be used in a recliner. One is the over the ears headphones. Also, you can have headphones that have ear buds.
Be aware that over the ear headphones are much larger on the head. Due to the size of the headphones, there may be times when the massage rollers may come in contact with the headphones. This is normally not a problem but you may want to consider ear buds just in case.
Most people do not think that music is an important aspect of massage. However, it has been shown that people will be more relaxed and the massage will be more effective when music is played. This is the main reason why it is commonly used by massage therapists around the world.
Another advanced feature found in some massage chairs is music synchronization. This is a unique feature in that it will synchronize the motions of the massage to the tempo of the music. This is a great way to relax to your favorite music.
Music has been found to exist in every culture throughout time. There are many records which trace the healing properties of music. Music has been used to help people relax and even to treat soldiers from battle fatigue. There are many different applications including its use with massage chairs.
Many of the more forward looking massage chair companies offer music players and their recliners. They know that the effectiveness of a massage treatment will be greatly enhanced. When the mind is relaxed, then the body is much more receptive to massage. Next time you are out trying massaging chairs, checking out one with a music player and see the difference for yourself.