Massage chairs provide relaxation and rest, at the convenience of your home. However, they are one of the most expensive items in a home. Furthermore, they are in frequent contact with our bodies, which means they are vulnerable to wear and tear. Most users believe their massage will retain a pristine condition even after prolonged use, similar to what they see in commercial establishments. However, they fail to realize that these establishments know how to maintain a massage chair properly. In fact, some of these establishments hire professionals. If you don’t have the means of hiring a professional, the following tips will keep your massage chair in great condition.
Cleaning a Massage Chair
Generally, products with fabric or leather upholstery should be treated lightly using gentle cleaning products. However, most massage chairs these days are fitted with vinyl or synthetic leather upholstery, which can handle harsher chemicals. Apart from that, you don’t have to clean every part of your massage chair. In fact, maximum cleaning is only necessary in areas that are in direct contact with the hair and skin. These areas include neck, head and arms. To clean the massage chair, observe the following tips.
– Check whether the upholstery is removable. Most products are fitted with removable upholstery. If that is the case, then you are in luck. You can easily isolate the affected areas and clean them properly after use.
– Once you have removed the affected areas place them at a safe distance from the product. This precaution is necessary because some cleaning detergents may affect the mechanical parts leading to malfunction.
– If your chair comes with a material that cannot withstand harsher chemicals, then you should use a mild detergent or dishwasher, to formulate a dilute solution. On the other hand, if the material is tough, then you can use harsher detergents or bleach occasionally. However, you should never use highly acidic solutions or acids. These can damage the upholstery while leading to fading. Apply the solution using barber’s spray bottle since it spreads the cleaning solution in over a large area in a short time.
– Spray some soapy water over small sections of the upholstery, and then rub it dry with a slightly damp cloth. Don’t allow the soap to dry on the upholstery, since it will leave ugly spots while damaging the product in the long run.
You can easily maintain a massage chair without spending too much of your time. To do this, simply take a damp cloth and then run it over the upholstery. However, you should note this is a temporary solution. You will eventually have to remove the parts if they are removable and clean them.
Oiling a Massage Chair
Products made of natural materials such as leather require regular oiling, to keep the material soft and prevent chaffing and cracking. There are numerous special oils on the market for that purpose. If your budget is not limiting, then you can also buy scented oil. Ensure you clean the surface first before applying any oil.
As previously noted, massage chairs don’t come cheap. Therefore, if you want to keep them in great condition, then you must be ready to clean and maintain them regularly. With the above tips, you have a comprehensive solution on how to maintain your massage chair.