A massage chair is made by combining several components that come together and give you a perfect therapeutic massage experience. Components such as massage rollers, massage track, airbags, air compressors, heating pads, foot rollers, and many others work in synergy to complete the task of an automatic massage chair. Before buying a massage chair, you should know every detail of how a massage chair actually works. To learn about a massage chair, you must know about its components. One of the most critical components of a massage chair is its roller mechanism. In this article, we'll discuss everything about massage chair rollers and their types.
What is a massage chair roller?
A massage chair's roller system is the primary massage system in the chair. This roller system is responsible for massaging your back by going up and down your spine. The massage chair roller system consists of a track, single or double roller arms, roller balls or wheels, and a roller engine. Roller balls are attached to the roller arms, which move up and down the chair's backrest on the massage roller track. The roller engine moves the entire roller massage mechanism in the background.
There are usually two massage arms in an average massage chair. Each of their arms has either one or two roller balls or wheels attached to their ends. These roller balls or wheels move up and down the spine as a unit and simultaneously massage both sides of your spine. They replicate the two hands of a massage therapist.
What Are The Different Types of A Roller?
Based on Number of Roller Balls or Wheels:
1. Dual Rollers
Some massage chairs come with one roller ball on each roller arm. So, when the total number of roller balls is two in a massage chair, it is called a dual roller massage chair. The manufacturers of such chairs claim that a two roller mechanism provides a better and intense massage experience than those with more roller balls. Check out some of the best dual roller massage chairs:
- Synca Kagra 4D Premium Massage Chair - $4,999.99
- Synca JP1100 Made in Japan Ultra Premium 4D Massage Chair - $8,999.99
2. Quad Rollers
Most of the modern massage chairs have two roller wheels on each of the massage arms. So, when the total number of massage roller wheels is four, it is called a quad roller massage chair. Four roller balls mechanism provides a more balanced and soothing massage experience on the back. Check out some of the best quad roller massage chairs for sale:
- Kahuna Kappa 4D Massage Chair - $8,999.99
- Infinity Riage X3 Massage Chair - $3,999.00
- Infinity IT-8500 PLUS Massage Chair - $4,999.00
Based on Dimensions A Massage Roller Can Cover
1. 2D Massage Rollers
2D rollers can move only in two directions. It can only move up & down and left & right. In a 2D massage chair, the rollers move only in the X and Y-axis. 2D massage chairs are now considered conventional massage chairs because we now have 3D and 4D roller technologies. 2D rollers cannot penetrate the back muscles deep enough, so you won't be able to enjoy intense massage sessions in a 2D massage chair. However, if you like gentle massages and want a massage chair under a tight budget, a 2D massage chair can be your best option. Check out some of the best 2D massage chairs for sale:
- Titan APEX Bonita Massage Chair - $1,999.00
- Kahuna Heated Full Body Massage Chair LM-7000 - $2,899.99
- Kyota E330 Kofuko Massage Chair - $1,999.00
- Osaki OS-PRO Omni Massage Chair - $3,499.00
2. 3D Massage Rollers
3D rollers move in three different directions. The first two directions are simply up & down and left & right. As far as the third direction is concerned, the rollers extract out to push deeper in the muscle and retract in to go back to their initial position. When this 3D technology was invented, it was considered a great leap towards the massage chair industry's revolution. 3D rollers perfectly mimic the actions of a professional massage therapist's hands. With a 3D massage chair, you can enjoy deep-tissue massage sessions. If you want to have super-relaxing and intense massage sessions, you must get a 3D massage chair. Check out some of the great 3D massage chairs for sale:
- Ador 3D Allure Massage Chair - $4,999.00
- AmaMedic 3D Prestige Massage Chair - $4,999.00
- Osaki OS-PRO Honor 3D Massage Chair - $4,999.00
- Osaki OS-PRO Ekon Massage Chair - $7,999.00
3. 4D Massage Rollers
4D massage roller is the most advanced form of massage chair roller. No, it doesn't move in 4 directions if that's what you are thinking. Like the 3D rollers, a 4D roller also moves in three different directions - up & down, left & right, and in & out. However, there is one added advantage to this technology. The 4th dimension in this mechanism is the 'speed and intensity adjustment.' In a 4D massage chair, you can set the roller wheels' speed and intensity as they massage you. According to your requirement, you can program them to move slow, fast, or at a medium pace. You can also set the intensity of your 4D massage. Usually, you get up to five intensity levels to choose from. For a better-customized massage session, you should get a 4D massage chair. Check out some of the best 4D massage chairs for sale:
- Infinity Dynasty 4D Massage Chair - $8,999.00
- Osaki AmaMedic Hilux 4D Massage Chair - $5,999.00
- Inada ROBO Massage Chair with Facial Recognition - $11,999.00
This brings us to the end of this article. We hope that you learned everything about a massage chair roller and its various types. It would help if you chose a massage chair based on your physical requirements. If you want our assistance in selecting the best product according to your needs, you can call us at (833) 627-7245. You can also drop your query in the live chat window. We'll make sure that all of your questions are attended to.