Your Guide to Massage Chairs, Mats and More

Last Updated on July 10, 2024

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

Who doesn't love the luxury of a spa massage? There's nothing like an hour of pure relaxation under the magic hands of a massage therapist.

But between the cost and time commitment, getting a professional massage every week (or even every month) isn't feasible for many of us.

Fortunately, you've got plenty of options that bring the same spa feeling right into your home.

From transportable mats to an innovative massage bed, creating an at‐home massage ritual is easier than you might think! Keep reading and we'll explore some of the most popular options.

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Massaging Chairs

Massage chairs provide a completely passive massage experience; no therapist required. They come in many different styles, colors and fabrics, ranging from basic to over‐the‐top luxury. They also have several pros and cons to note.

Of course, the biggest pro of a massage chair is getting the rejuvenating effects of a spa‐like massage at home. Another major pro of massage chairs is that they are convenient, easy to use, and can be enjoyed as often as you'd like.

Now onto massage chair cons. Massage chairs can be expensive, ranging from $200 for a basic chair to well over $4,000 for some of the more advanced and luxurious options.

Not only does this mean you will have to set aside a serious chunk of change to purchase one, but it means that repairs and maintenance could also rack up.

Another potential downside is that massage chairs often take up valuable real estate in our homes that many of us just don't have.

Massaging Mattress Chair Pads

If you're looking for upgraded comfort and luxury when it comes to bedtime, a massaging mattress chair pad can be a great choice.

These pads are usually designed to rest on top of a reclining chair. So in effect, you're turning a “regular” living room chair into a relaxing massage chair, at a fraction of the cost.

Other models are designed to strap on top of your mattress, massaging and stretching your muscles as you're lying down.

Similar to massage chairs, you'll find a range of options and price points. You can find basic options as well as pricier options with a variety of settings and features.

You'll also find variations in the mechanisms used for the massage. Some use vibration while others have rollers or airbags inside.

Massage Mats

A young woman lays on a reflexology massage mat in fitness attire.

Massage mats offer many of the same benefits as massage chairs and mattress pads, but are typically more lightweight and portable. They're designed for easy moving, so you have more flexibility as you use them.

You can throw it on top of your mattress, use it on your couch, place it on the floor… wherever you'd like!

Full‐body vibrating massage mats are the most popular option these days, but there are many other massage mat styles to choose from. Let's take a look at some more of your options below.

Infrared Massage Mats

Infrared massage mats are designed with special materials that reflect infrared waves. These waves produce heat that increases local circulation and penetrates deep into your muscles.

Some studies suggest that this type of therapy can help with muscle recovery, as well as ongoing pain relief.

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Reflexology Foot Massage Mats

Reflexology foot massage is a fantastic way to soothe your feet and relieve stress. By stimulating acupressure points on the soles of your feet, a reflexology mat is thought to promote deep relaxation.

A reflexology foot mat is like a mini massage you can take anywhere.

Acupressure Massage Mats

With hundreds of small plastic pegs or “spikes,” acupressure massage mats offer a gentle massage as you lie on it.

The small pegs stimulate specific pressure points on your body, a technique used in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is thought to reduce pain by releasing blocked energy in your body.

The GhostBed Massage Mattresses: At‐Home Luxury Perfected

Sometimes you don't want to mess around with flimsy mats or a clunky chair in your living room, but you still want to invest in a quality massage from home.

Our new GhostBed Massage Mattress is designed for exactly that. You get an elevated luxury sleep experience that's expertly designed to prioritize your comfort and relaxation.

Designed with massage lovers in mind, air cells with multi‐zoned technology target key areas of your body, like your back and thighs, for optimal pressure relief.

For couples, separate adjustable massage units allow each person to customize and curate their experience.

The GhostBed Massage uses ultra‐quiet air‐pressure massage technology from Cozzia, so you won't be disturbed when you drift off.

If you're interested in learning more about our one‐of‐a‐kind GhostBed Massage Mattress, reach out to our Sleep Experts today. They're here to help however they can.

Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

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Founder - GhostBed

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Marc has spent the last two decades designing & manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products, drawing on a lifetime of experience working with the material sciences. With several patents to his name, he works closely with the GhostBed team to create products with the perfect balance of comfort & support. Learn More

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