4D Massage- The Truth Behind The Hype

4d massage- truth behind the hype

Massage Chairs That Adjust Speed

Newer massage chairs coming out have been advertised to offer 4D massage. What does this mean? Well, you know 2D massage chairs that provide the traditional up and down and side to side motion from the rollers as well as 3D chairs that provide all that and can also change how far the rollers protrude out and back into the chair’s massage track.

What more could there be?

The concept behind 4D massage chairs is that they do everything that 3D massage chairs do and then take this a step further by adding speed adjustability. These chairs were designed under the guidance of massage therapists to create a more lifelike massage. The idea was to provide rollers that slow down or speed up, even pause, to apply attention and pressure to tight muscles need the most attention.

While this is a wonderful concept, and quite a few 4D massage chairs can provide an incredible massage, 3D massage technology is remarkably similar to this “new” tech. The term 4D is being used in the industry to talk about this ability to speed up and slow down the rollers. However, there are 3D massage chairs that can offer this feature on the remote that you can activate during your session. The difference with 4D massage programs is that the speed change is built-in so that you don’t have to manually adjust it.

Similarities of 3D & 4D 

However, that’s not to say that a 3D massage chair can’t provide you with an incredibly deep tissue massage. It all depends on the chair. There are several models of both 4D and 3D that provide quite a few levels of penetration adjustment, meaning that their rollers can protrude level inches out from the track to create a deeper massage. 

three dimensional planes of the body

Both of these types of chairs can do this, so that added level of speed is mostly just a neat addition as opposed to a new requirement in a high-quality massage chair. When you’re searching through the site, we advise holding both these types of chairs to the same level because the massages they provide will be nearly identical.

More important features that you should look at during your search for the right massage chair for your needs are the track shape and the overall quality of the massage offered. Frequently, you’ll find that companies truly devoted to customer satisfaction produce the best chairs, whether they’re being professed as 4D or not.

In fact, the D.Core Cirrus, one of the most intense massage chairs on the market, isn’t listed as 4D but provides a very deep tissue massage. Its 3D technology provides a Shiatsu massage designed to replicate the feeling of finger-and-thumb movements with precise accuracy. No 4D required.

Another thing to keep in mind when shopping is that technically there isn’t an actual fourth dimension that the massage chairs are traversing. The fourth dimension in science terms means something different. What these chairs are referencing is that speed component. This makes it a fourth place where these types of chairs provide automatic adjustability- up and down, back and forth, in and out, and speed.

Hopefully, this helps to clear up any confusion that this term is causing when you’re searching for your massage chair. We have no doubt that you’ll find suitable options in both 3D and 4D massage chairs and be happy with the intensity offerings among both.

All in all, 4D massage chairs aren’t all that different from 3D chairs. They just give you a bit more control over the rhythm of your massage. This increase in speed can make a massage feel more intense but it isn’t necessarily game-changing. We think that you’ll get an incredible massage from both and if you’re a fan of a more gentle massage, you may even like 3D massage chairs better.

If you have any questions about this feature or any of the massage chairs we carry, reach out to us over the phone or through email at info@massagechairplanet.com. We’d be glad to help you find the right massage chair and ensure that you enjoy it for years to come.