Even after your massage chair is in your home and ready to use, you still need to take care of it. Keeping your chair clean will help to add years of use and keep all of the working parts in good condition.
- Use Gentle Cleaning Agent: Whether the massage chair is covered in leather or soft fabric, you need to avoid harsh chemical cleaners. They will do more harm than good by slowly eating away at the material. It’s best to stick with a gentle cleaner that’s specifically made for the material of your chair.
- Don’t Drip Cleaning Agents on the Moving Parts: This one is important. When you’re cleaning your massage chair, make sure that the solution you’re using does not make contact with any of the internal components. There are several chemicals that can make the metal rust. Furthermore, you run the risk of causing a short-circuit in the electrical parts.
- Clean the Contact Areas: Earlier, we talked about some of the bacterial risks when getting a professional massage. While those risks affect you to a lesser degree on a home massage chair, they do still exist. So, it’s important to clean the areas that you make contact with regularly.
- Remove the Upholstery: If it’s possible, consider removing the upholstery. Some models have hidden zippers that allow you to slip the entire cover off. Instead of dabbing it clean, you may be able to toss it in the washing machine to speed up the process.
- Use a Damp Cloth: A simple damp cloth is all you need to clean up the massage chair in-between regular washings. The wet cloth will pick up any dust and keep your chair looking great.
- Pay Attention to Finer Details: When you’re cleaning, make sure to take care of all the hidden nooks and crannies. These include trim, underneath the chair, and in the cupholder. Who knows what kind of dirt those areas are hiding.
- Use a Spray Bottle: Spray bottles are preferred when applying cleaner because they produce a thin layer of fine mist. This makes it easy to clean up any excess liquids. Also, if you do happen to miss some, the thin layer will dry much faster than a puddle of cleaner.
- Never Put Wet Upholstery on the Massage Chair: If you decide to wash your upholstery, make sure that it’s completely dry before you put it back on. Once you cover the massaging components with a damp cover, you’re creating the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to grow. This will ultimately damage the parts.