You're comparing apples to oranges here. Firstly massage chairs are for mostly relaxation than actually remedying any issues. Most people getting massages in general are getting them for relaxation purposes anyways.pickles02 wrote: ↑Oct 14th, 2017 5:21 pmMany extended health plans cover therapeutic massage (which gives you a far better experience than a chair in your home...) Why would anyone ever spend $2,500 - $5,000 for a chair with a one year warranty when you could get a weekly, personalized massage for less or nothing? Gee -- the "description" in the OP's ad doesn't even say whether the chair is covered in leather, plastic or fabric!!
The chairs pictured are huge and ugly. They appear to be junk waiting to break down. When a product is reduced 30% - 50% in price it was a) overpriced to begin with, b) has had many returns and complaints, or c) both of the above.
Part of the therapeutic value of a massage is the attention a masseur or masseuse can give to alleviate stress or address injuries/strains. There is nothing therapeutic or personalized about a chair massage. Sure, it might be a lift for sore muscles between flights in an airport lounge but, I believe, the reason so many massage chairs appear on resale websites is that they don't live up to the hype notr the expectations of people who buy them. My 2 cents.
Most health plans cover $500 of massage a year. Most massages for an hour are close to $100. Most people work long hours and don't have time to drive to get a massage, this way they can come home and sit in their chair.
Sure the experience isn't comparable, but it's better than nothing.