Massage Mattress vs. Massage Chair: Which is Better?

Last Updated on April 8, 2024

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely heard about our world-exclusive GhostBed Massage mattress. We partnered with Cozzia–the global leader in massage technology–to make our mattress, but it differs from their massage chairs in a few key ways.

If you’re choosing between this mattress and a conventional massage chair, we’re here to help you make the decision! Here are a few things to consider…

Couple relaxing on a GhostBed Massage mattress

1. Massage Technology

The rollers used in massage chairs are often made of hard plastic or rubber. While these rollers can provide an adequate massage, they’re typically not comfortable to lean against for an extended time. That means long durations resting in a massage chair can be uncomfortable.

We wanted to create an opportunity for you to get a fantastic massage and immediately drift off afterward (since massages can make you drowsy). After all, nobody wants to get up and relocate when they’re on the precipice of sleep!

That’s why we made the GhostBed Massage with air cell technology that deflates when the massage feature is not in use. So all you’re left with is a comfortable mattress–no pokey or uncomfortable rollers.

2. Noise Level

You don’t want to listen to an engine whirring when you’re getting a massage. Yet too many massage chairs can be loud and disruptive.

We designed the GhostBed Massage with whisper-quiet mechanics to help maintain a spa-like experience while your massage is happening. Designed to be tucked deep beneath your bed, you’ll forget the motor is even there.

3. Storage and Placement

Even if you’re willing to invest in a massage chair, it may be difficult to find a place to put it. They can be cumbersome and take up too much space in your home. A massage mattress, on the other hand, simply replaces your existing mattress–taking up no extra room.

Learn More About the Massage Mattress

If, after reading this article, you’re leaning toward a massage mattress–congratulations! We think you’re making a great decision. Not only is the GhostBed Massage a pioneer in massaging technology, but it’s also a deeply comfortable and supportive mattress.

Available in both all-foam and hybrid options, The GhostBed Massage is made with premium foam, a cool-to-the-touch Ghost Ice cover, and–if you opt for the hybrid option–individually wrapped coils.

With five targeted body zones and eight preset programs to choose from, this mattress has a massage setting that’s perfect for your unique body. And if you sleep with a partner, they can choose the setting that’s right for them, too. Dual-sided control means no compromising on your preferences.

Ready to purchase your own GhostBed Massage? Learn more about it or speak with a GhostBed Sleep Expert now.

GhostBed Massage Mattress.

GhostBed Massage Mattress

The first ever massaging mattress with patent-pending air cell technology–not vibration!


Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

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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