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Moving Your Massage Chair

Protect Your Investment When It Needs a New Home

So, you’ve found the perfect massage chair and have enjoyed having it in your home. But now, you want to relocate it to a new area of your house. Or maybe you’re moving to a new place altogether. In either case, you’ll need to take some precautions to ensure the safety of not only your investment but yourself as well.

At MassageChairPlanet.Com, the last thing we want is for you to get injured moving your chair or for it to stop working after you’ve moved it. To help prevent that, here are a few tips on how to successfully move your massage chair wherever you like.

Measure the Doorways

Interesting fact, not every door in your house is the same size. In fact, the exiting doors that go outside are likely wider than those that just go from room to room. This can be especially true in older homes. So, before you move your chair at all, make sure you measure the doorways you’re going to need to fit it through. If you’re relocating to an entirely new home, you’ll want to take special care with this step because it may affect where you can put the chair.

Consider the Weight

Massage chairs are large pieces of machinery. The average chair weighs over 200 lbs, so before you and a friend just try to lift it, consider how much weight you and your assistant can handle. 

Additionally, don’t try to move a chair on your own. Even if you have some device that can help you lift it, the last thing you want is for something to go wrong and you have no one there to help you. Instead, ask a friend, family member, or neighbor for assistance. Furniture sliders, one under each foot of the chair, can also help allow you to gently push the chair across the floor, limiting the amount of time you actually have to have the chair up off the ground. Plus, if you’re just shifting it from one side of the room to the other, this would make that job much quicker and easier.

Hire a Professional Mover

If you’re moving to a new house, the best way to be sure your chair is protected and no one injures themselves attempting to relocate the chair is to hire a professional mover. If you’re moving your chair within your home a great distance or up to another floor, it would also benefit you to hire a mover.

Professional movers are used to lifting and moving heavy objects, and they’ll also have the appropriate packing supplies and equipment to ensure your massage chair is safe during the move. For your safety and peace of mind, having experts there to help you with your move is the smart way to go.

When You Are Moving a Massage Chair Yourself 

The safe movement of massage chairs is a big deal, and maybe you are moving it yourself because you’re not taking it far and have someone to help. So, how do you go about moving the chair in the best way possible? Let’s go through the steps.

A number of massage chairs have wheels set into them at the back and as stated you can get the furniture sliders to help you. That’s the first step, figuring what tools you’ll need for the move and getting them all ready. Additionally, you’ll want to prepare the area where the chair will be moving and get anything out of the way that might hinder your ability to set the chair down.

Before moving your chair, be sure any doorways and entryways are wide enough for safe access. And of course, please be cautious when lifting the chair so as not to strain yourself.

 Next, when you have everything you’ll need and a friend to help, unplug the chair and take care of arranging the cords so that there are no tripping or tangling issues. Most of the chairs with wheels have them at the back of the chair, so you’ll want to tip the weight back to rest on them for moving. If you’re using furniture sliders, have a friend angle the chair up to lift up a corner while you slide the device in place. Do this slowly and make sure that each slider is secure before you start pushing. 

If you have carpet or rugs that prevent the use of sliders, make sure that you and your friend are ready to handle the weight of the chair. You can test it by lifting the chair straight up together for a few seconds to see if it’s something you can handle. Remember, whenever you’re lifting something heavy DO NOT use wide, jerking motions to lift. Use the strength of your legs and be mindful of your back.

If will be a bit more difficult as well if you’re trying to move the chair upstairs. If you can’t hire a mover for this, then we suggest moving slowly and taking your time to ensure no one is injured. Two people, taking the front and back of the chair, can lift it and move the chair to the desired location, carefully maneuvering and lowering it. 

Your User Manual

The user manual that comes with your massage chair will have vital information in it that can help you to be sure you’re being safe. Make sure to read and follow the safety guidelines in your specific manual. 

Additionally, if there we pieces or sections of the chair that you attached or installed after it was set down, it could serve you to detach the pieces prior to moving the chair. It could prevent damage and lower the weight of the chair just a bit.

Final Thoughts

Anyone who has looked into buying a massage chair, even just perusing the description, specification, or photos, will see that these are not small items, and the chair itself does weigh a hefty amount. When you need to move your chair, err on the side of caution. You would regret injuring yourself or damaging the chair, so be sure to have the help needed.

We truly care about our customers, and we’re happy to share our expertise with moving and assembling massage chairs. Take the proper precautions, and you shouldn’t have any problems putting your chair in a different spot or moving it to a new home. And if you have questions, you can always reach out to the friendly, knowledgeable team at MassageChairPlanet.Com.

We’d be glad to walk you through the process of moving your specific model of massage chair to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Finished With Your Research?

You can look into the chairs, techniques, and other benefits of massage in the Learning Center on our website, and you’ll be able to see the physical benefits each of the styles offer and what to be prepared for from them. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing your first massage chair, check out our Massage Chair Buying Guide or give us a call. You can even reach out through email at

With all this in mind, don’t forget about our financing options. We understand that investing in a massage chair is a big decision, and we want to help make that process as simple and stress-free as possible. Our sales representatives are ready and excited to get you into the perfect chair!


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