Are there any safety precautions to take when performing maintenance on a massage chair?

Performing Maintenance on a Massage Chair: Precautions to Take

Massage chairs provide a unique form of comfort and relief that can have a significant positive impact on people’s daily lives. By relieving pain in the neck, shoulders, and back, these chairs can help those with chronic conditions, such as lower back pain, get some relief. However, it is important for a person to take certain safety precautions when performing maintenance, such as repairs or cleaning, on a massage chair.

Prior to Maintenance

Before attempting any type of maintenance on a massage chair, it is important to review the manufacturer’s instructions manual. The manual will provide detailed instructions for how to safely perform a variety of maintenance tasks. Furthermore, the instructions should be adhered to strictly in order to avoid any potential injury or damage.

Another important step that should be taken before performing any maintenance on a massage chair is to turn off the power. It is essential to ensure that the power is completely disconnected from the chair in order to prevent any potential shock or electrocution.

Ultimately, it is important to take the time to review the manual and take any necessary steps to ensure that the massage chair is completely powered off before starting maintenance.

During Maintenance

Once the power has been disconnected, it is time to follow through with the actual maintenance process. It is important to remember that any type of service or repair to a massage chair can be dangerous if not done correctly.

When working with electric massage chairs, it is important to avoid any contact with electrical circuits. Doing so may risk causing a serious shock or electrocution, either to the user or the person performing the maintenance. Additionally, electric massage chairs use lithium-ion batteries, which can be dangerous if mishandled.

For some non-electric massage chairs, it is important to adhere to specific guidelines when performing maintenance. For example, some massage chairs feature powerful airbags that can lead to injury if the user is not careful.

After Maintenance

Once the maintenance process has been completed, it is important to make sure to go over the manufacturer’s instructions one more time and ensure that the chair is completely reassembled. If anything is missing or not secure, this can lead to improper functioning of the chair and even potential harm to the user.

In addition to making sure that the massage chair is put together properly, it is important to take steps to ensure that it will remain safe and secure while in use. This includes periodically checking the chair for any signs of damage or wear and tear, and making sure that all components are properly secured.


As a final summary, it is essential to take all necessary safety precautions when performing any type of maintenance on a massage chair. This includes reviewing the manufacturer’s instructions manual, disconnecting the power supply, avoiding contact with electrical circuits, and taking the time to review the chair afterwards. Following these guidelines will help to ensure that the massage chair is properly maintained and that the user has a safe and secure experience.

How safe are massage chairs?

In short, massage chairs are generally very safe to use. Still, there are always caveats that one must be mindful of and consider carefully. Before delving into areas that may initially seem very obvious, we must focus on a specific safety area you may not have thought of.

The motor itself is designed with safety in mind and pose no foreseeable hazards if used correctly. Suitable safety features are always used to prevent harmful electric currents from coming into contact with any user of the chair. Additionally, massage chairs are covered by warranties, which provide a form of safety net in case the chair develops a fault after its initial purchase. With that in mind it is still important to inspect any massage chair you buy for any potential defects or signs of wear to ensure safe operation.

In terms of potential injury, it is true that massage chairs can potentially cause harm. This is especially true if they are used to massage areas of the body that are already injured or in pain. The same goes for those with uncontrollable conditions such as circulation issues or severe osteoporosis. For those people it is highly recommended to consult a doctor prior to using any massage chair.

In general, however, massage chairs are a very safe and effective way to receive a quality massage.

What precautions should be taken when using a massage chair?

Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. Please empty pockets and remove all your arm Jewellery and watch before using this chair Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used. Store the massage chair away from children and pets. When using the chair, keep your fingers and toes away from any moving parts. Before restarting the massage sequence, the user should not stay in the same position. Do not use the massage chair if your body is sweaty. If the chair does not move normally, please turn off the power immediately and conduct an inspection for possible damage.


BME. Wajih Habrah

BME. Wajih Habrah

I'm a passionate biomedical engineer with a love for writing about medical and wellness equipment. I have been fascinated by the intersection of engineering and wellness, and pursued my education in biomedical engineering to learn how to design, develop and maintain medical devices that improve patient health and well-being.

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