What makes an Infinity® Massage Chair a luxury massage chair? One word: options. One of the options you will need to weigh as you browse the selection is whether you prefer L-track vs S-track massage chairs. At first, that may sound like “car dealership” jargon that makes customers nod their heads and pretend they understand it before just picking the chair they think will look best in their living room.
However, you do not want to spend your hard-earned money on a luxury massage chair that’s not right for you. Here, we give you a few reasons why, but let’s cover the basics first.
What’s the difference in L-Track vs S-Track massage chairs?
In our recent blog post, Massage Chair Terminology Explained, we simplified the difference between S-Track and L-Track massage chairs by explaining which parts of your back they make contact with:
- S-Track: targets vertebrae from the neck down to the tailbone.
- L-Track: targets the same area as an S-Track and extends to the gluteus muscles and hamstrings.
The easiest way to remember the difference is to think “S = Shorter. L = Longer.” In actuality, S-track is short for “sinusoidal track” (sinusoidal meaning wave-like). The rollers on the interior of the chair are affixed to a track that moves them in a wavy motion up and down the spinal column. An L-track is, simply, the extended version of that wave pattern. In fact, a profile image of the track makes an L-shape along the chair’s back.
Why does it matter which track I get?
No two bodies are alike. Therefore, a luxury massage chair should not be a one-size-fits-all attempt at relief but a thorough intervention for your specific pain points. If you take the time to specify what physical goals you want to achieve, you are more likely to reap the most benefit from your massage chair.
Do you want to loosen just your back and neck? Or is all that time on the treadmill stiffening your hamstrings, too? These are the types of questions you want to answer for yourself while weighing the options. With that information in hand, both your purchase and use of your massage chair will be that much more rewarding.
What are the benefits of L-Track and S-Track massage chairs?
As explained above, the most immediate benefits of L-track and S-track massage chairs are decompression and pain relief in tight muscles. And there are a host of other well-documented health benefits to these chairs beyond muscle performance.
Consider that less tense muscles contribute to increased flexibility and range of motion as well as fewer headaches and backaches. Furthermore, these massages stimulate important chemicals like serotonin and melatonin production in the brain which improve your mood and quality of sleep. In other words, regular, targeted use of an Infinity Massage Chair can boost both your physical health and mood so that you are up and moving at full capacity!
Will you choose an L-Track or S-Track massage chair?
As we said before, the defining characteristic of a luxury massage chair is its capacity to give you options. At Wellis New England, our selection of Infinity Massage Chairs, both L-Track and S-Track variations, give you the options that will deliver relief and relaxation based on your specific needs. Visit our store today to determine which chair is best for you!