Once you have your massage chair in your home, the last thing you want is for your daily massage to be interrupted by mechanical issues or a dirty surface.
If you want to keep your massage chair in tip-top shape, refer to this guide for everything you need to know about maintenance and cleaning.
Ahead, read all about our top five tips:
- Regular cleaning.
- Periodical deep cleaning.
- Consult an expert at the first sign of trouble.
- Use your chair regularly.
- Consider your chair’s environment.
1. Regular Cleaning
To maintain your massage chair upholstery’s beautiful appearance (and avoid any icky messes), be sure to give it regular surface cleanings.
Start by wiping down your chair with a soft or microfiber cloth. This will remove any superficial dust and debris.
Then, mix a few drops of a mild dish soap into a bowl of warm water and mix. Dip a clean rag into the mixture, and use it to gently rub down all exposed areas of the chair’s upholstery, paying particular attention to any visibly dirty areas. This will remove any stubborn dirt and ground in dust.
Finish off with an application of leather conditioner. Contrary to what other cleaning guides might say, don’t use any oils (like olive oil) that you may have in your pantry. These can actually damage the upholstery over time.
We recommend giving your massage chair a regular surface cleaning every one to two weeks.
2. Periodic Deep Cleaning
Like any other piece of furniture, massage chairs can become grimy over time. From drink spills to snack crumbs to loose change, there are plenty of things that can dirty your chair.
To start, wipe down the chair with a soft cloth as explained above. Then, use a vacuum to remove any debris from cracks and crevices. Next, wash it with a mixture of gentle dish soap and warm water.
This time, be sure to get into every nook and cranny. Work your damp cloth into the seams of the chair, under any removable cushions and in between any air bags.
As before, finish your cleaning session with a leather conditioner.
We recommend giving your massage chair a deep cleaning every couple of months, depending on how often you use it.
3. Consult an Expert at the First Sign of Trouble
Unless you’ve been formally trained in massage chair repair, it’s safe to say that trying to repair your massage chair’s internal components yourself would be a big mistake.
So, be sure to contact an expert (preferably someone associated with the chair’s manufacturer) at the first sign of trouble.
Issues to look out for include:
- Strange noises.
- Difficulty turning your chair off and on.
- Failure to switch between your desired massage modes.
- Failure to perform any included functions, such as reclining.
Also remember to refrain from using your chair until you can get it repaired by a technician.
4. Use Your Chair Regularly
This tip may sound strange, but it makes sense when you think of a massage chair like a car. Without regular use, internal components such as motors and gears won’t be properly lubricated.
With regular use, though, you’ll keep your massage chair’s parts moving in harmony.
With this in mind, make sure that your massage chair is being routinely used. We recommend using it at least once per month (though you’re sure to want to use it more frequently).
5. Consider Your Chair’s Environment
Last but not least, consider the environment your chair is in and the elements it’s exposed to.
For example, if your chair is in a room with direct sun, it may cause your chair’s upholstery to fade and crack quicker than it should.
Also think about who has access to the chair. It goes without saying that small children and pets could cause damage to your chair, so it may be better off in a more private room.
With these tips, you’ll be able to keep your chair looking gorgeous, massaging perfectly and running smoothly for years to come.