popomaticdeluxe massage chair guide

Choosing the right massage chair


  • Your massage chair will not be a cheap purchase and you probably want it to last more than your average consumer electronic product.Remember the following guidelines

    Massage Chair Motors

    Your massage chair motor is like a car engine. Motors in the massage chair are important since they carry out the massage. If your massage chair breaks down, it becomes useless.

    When the massage chair has independent motors that concentrate on kneading, rolling, and tapping, you will receive a more effective and powerful massage. Also, a massage chair with more motors can run the workload necessary to produce a more efficient therapeutic massage. This produces less wear on each motor, allowing the motors to rest while the active motor provides the necessary kneading or rolling massage function.

    When a single motor provides all kneading, rolling, and tapping functions, it becomes more likely to burnout from overuse. The result is a shortened life span for a singular motor in contrast with a massage chair with multiple motors.



    There are massage chairs with 16, 12, 10 or 8 rollers. Is more really better in this case? Not so when it applies to rollers in a massage chair. The more rollers a massage chair contains, the smaller each individual roller must be. If a single motor of the massage chair is tasked with moving 16 rollers it cannot do it efficiently.

    It is the quality, size and type of material rollers are made of that determine the massage you will get. Some rollers allow themselves to curve along the body and form up to 50 degree to fit the shoulders, back and other areas. Other do not allow for the curves of your body. Thus, a roller that has the flexibility to suit all body types allows for a better massage than a larger quantity of inflexible rollers. And as I will show you later, there is a massage chair that does’t use rollers at all.



    The massage chair has to be able to adjust to each user in order to be comfortable and effective for the individual. An important factor in your massage chair is the height adjustment. A good quality massage chair must take this into consideration. Some massage chairs have height adjustment for the rollers range of movement. This allows your rollers to better cover the shoulder, neck and lower back.


    The speed and intensity of your massage

    A proper massage uses strong and fast massage movements. At other times your back needs relaxing, soft movements. Some massage chairs offer strength adjustments for varying intensity. If the massage chair’s initial massage is too strong, use padding between your back and the massage chair.

    A massage chair with a good strong initial massage is a good thing. You dont want a massage chair with a weak initial massage. As times goes by most owners want to increase the intensity since the body gets accustomed to the current massage intensity. This is similar to increasing the weight in your body building routine. There is a problem with a massage chair producing a softer massage. There is no way to increase the intensity. In other words, there are no means to increase intensity when your body needs a stronger massage.


    If you are prone to neck problems, this can be a critical factor in the enjoyment of your massage chair
    Many people have neck problems. This is especially true for people working in the computer field who are in front of their terminal all day long. Some brands offer you a better neck massage than others. This is why it’s important to look into your online store’s return policy.


    massage chair features

    There are massage chairs with speed control but no strength control and there are massage chairs with strength control but do not include speed control. Different features can include air massage or roller massage. Air massage involves squeezing the muscle and as a result is not as effective as the better roller massages. Roller massage provides you the best massage technique for shiatsu massage.

    Cheaper massage chairs have vibration, or disk rollers instead of large rollers that provide a more therapeutic shiatsu massage. Leather massage chairs or non-leather chairs is also an issue.


This 1 tips can save you hundreds of dollars

I strongly advise you against buying a leather massage chair. Leather massage chairs are expensive to produce, will cost you a lot more and in the long run will not last as long as synthetic leather.

If the user does not use leather care oils, the rollers will crack the leather from the repetitive stress. For this reason, leather massage chairs provide less of an advantage over synthetic leather. Trust me on this one, you will save yourself alot of money by avoiding leather.

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It’s Been A While, So Here Are History Lessons from My Vacation

It’s been quiet around here for a long while. Things have been insane lately–I’m essentially working two jobs right now, and grabbing all the extra work I can. I haven’t shot any outfits, really, but I have been to a ton of burlesque shows.

Anywho, please enjoy some photos of my August trip to Martha’s Vineyard. It’s such a beautiful place with a really rich history. I feel so lucky to have grown up spending my time there. Unfortunately, it’s a little inconvenient to reach from New York unless you get a good deal on a JetBlue flight, but my week there was perfect for decompressing.

Unknown adorable little girl on the Inkwell
My mom and I spent a lot of time on the beach, especially Town Beach, or the Inkwell. Historically, Town Beach was called the Inkwell by white Martha’s Vineyard residents and visitors because Town Beach was frequented by black vacationers. Blacks reclaimed the name and now almost no one can remember the standard name for the Inkwell.
Coffee with a view
Every time I go to Martha’s Vineyard, we make sure we have breakfast at Aquinnah Shop. Aquinnah is the home of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe. The tribe’s trust lands cover the town of Gay Head. Aquinnah Shop restaurant incorporates elements of Aquinnah cuisine, like the stone-ground blue corn used for waffles and pancakes.
Outside the restaurant
Gay Head Cliffs
According to the Aquinnah legend, Moshup the Giant lived in Aquinnah with his wife Squant. He was a friend to the Aquinnah, teaching them to fish and hunt whales. Because he was a giant, Moshup could just pluck whales out of the ocean and bang them against the cliffs, staining the earth red (you can’t see much red in my photo, but other areas of Aquinnah have a lot more red clay in the cliffs’ makeup).

Pearl Davies is Coming to Town!

This year at Viva, I had the chance to meet the wonderful Pearl Davies and her husband. Pearl is a pin-up photographer from Australia who’d decided to spend the year touring the US. Her next stop is (finally!) New York.

If you show up with hair and makeup done, Pearl will shoot you for $199 and you’ll come away with 9 beautiful prints, plus a voucher you can use for either more prints your next shoots. The Lady Marmalade package gets you 21 prints, digital images to share, and a voucher for $549 (it’s steep but Pearl offers a payment plan).

To book a shoot, email smile@pearldavies.com.

Get more info on her website. And New Orleans, Pearl is coming to you next!


I’ve kept this blog, off and on, for seven years. It’s helped me meet some really cool people, both offline and IRL, and I’ve learned so much. But I haven’t updated my blog for the last three months and I think it’s time to declare the blog’s end, or at least an extended hiatus. Not that it means I don’t still love my vintage clothes and my events. You’re welcome to follow me on Instagram @itsdlovely or read some of my most popular posts (take a peek at the sidebar).

Thanks for your support and happy New Year!