A massage recliner chair is a luxury that shouldn’t be taken for granted. You can spend a lot of money finding a high-quality item, only for it to sit in your loungeroom unused and unwanted. Because of the cost, it is certainly worth investing some time and effort into research before choosing which massage recliner chair is perfect for you and your home. Not sure where to start? Well, check out these tips, which should guide you in the right direction.

Pain relief or relaxation?

There are so many different models, many of which have different settings and functions. For those on the prowl for a new massage recliner chair, there are generally two main purposes: pain relief or general relaxation (or both). Whatever your reason may be, it’s important to keep that reason in mind when shopping.

Most models are fitted with functions that can help relax muscles and relieve tightness. That’s quite standard across all varieties, so you can generally shop across different budgets and brands. However, if you’re looking for a massage recliner chair that is designed to specifically help with your pain management, then your options are more limited. On top of that, you’ll need to be prepared to maybe spend a bit more and do a lot more research.

Read the warranty and seek clarification

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Warranties can be intentionally ambiguous and vague. You might think that your device has complete cover, only to find that the warranty only covers certain types of maintenance. A good, long-term warranty is something you should be looking for when checking out different models. Always ask a sales representative if you are confused in anyway and make sure you read the fine print. At the end of the day, the most practical massage recliner chair for you may not necessarily be the most innovative and comfortable – it could be the one with the best warranty. Protect yourself financially with a warranty, even if the model doesn’t come with one (but most do).

Know where it will go before purchasing

Before you commit to a specific massage recliner chair, you need to know exactly where it will be going in your home. There is a certain art to arranging a living room with a chesterfield.  In the living room? Dining room? Television room or on the porch? Wherever you think it can go, you need to make sure that it can fit AND that there is enough room for the device to fulfil its functions effectively. Make sure you measure the space and compare with the specifications of the device. You want it to fit in with the room, not make the room seem more crowded and cramped. Because of this, give a bit of leeway in terms of spacing.

As a side note, try and find a place for your massage chair recliner downstairs (if you live in a multi-storey home). Most models are very heavy and carrying them up a flight of stairs can be near-impossible. If it must go upstairs (for whatever reason), ask a few friends to help. Make sure there is a clear path from the delivery truck to its exact position (you don’t want to be moving stuff out of the way midway through).

Don’t blow your budget

It can be easy to blow your budget on a great massage chair recliner. Throw in a delivery fee and you could spend several thousand dollars. If you’re living on a budget or simply don’t want to spend that much on a fancy couch, then make sure you use catalogue filters and have an annual, monthly and weekly budget. Put in your maximum price before searching – that way you won’t even see any of the other models you won’t pay for.