Roller technology is continually evolving so that massage chairs feel more like your own personal masseuse than a stationary piece of furniture. Even in the last few years, the technology has grown light-years from basic 2D to 4D. Here’s an overview of your options:
2D Massage Chairs
2D massage chair rollers move in two dimensions: up and down from your neck to your back and side to side. You might see this referred to as the rollers working on X and Y axes. Traditional back massagers and the first massage chairs used 2D technology.
3D Massage Chairs
Where a 2D massage chair works on X and Y axes, 3D runs on X, Y and Z axes. This massage technology was designed to make it feel more like an actual human is massaging you, rather than a chair.
The rollers can push out further into your back, and you can adjust the intensity level of the rollers from very gentle to deep tissue. 3D massage chairs are great for homes with multiple users since everyone can easily find the perfect intensity level for their personal preference.
4D Massage Chairs
Taking 3D to the next level, the rollers in a 4D massage chair protrude further out and can move up and down, side to side and back and forth. 4D incorporates variations of massage styles and speeds, giving you more control of the strength, depth, and delivery of your massage. This deeper reach can be especially beneficial if you have back and shoulder issues.