With the introduction of the so many new massage chairs and an increasing amount of track technology, a question has often come up. What is the difference between all of the massage roller tracks?
The roller track on a massage chair is the actual track that the massage rollers travel on. The massage mechanism travels the length of the track. Each track style has different points where the track actually stops. This is where you will see the difference between the track styles.
The S-track is a track style that is curved in an “S” shape. This shape follows the natural “S” curve of the spine and allows the rollers to provide constant pressure along all the contours of your spine. The S-Track ranges from 26” - 32”, and reaches from your neck to around your tailbone area.
The L-Track is an extension of the S-Track. The track has an “L” shape, but the part that travels from the neck to the tailbone is an S-Track. L-Tracks are usually around 50” long and will reach from the neck past the seat to massage the glutes. This is a great feature if you have lots of lower back or sciatic pain.
Which Track Do You Choose?
When shopping for a massage chair the track style is really going to come down to personal preference. An L-Track can feel intrusive to some people, as they prefer their massages to stay in the back area. The L-Track can be wonderful for some, though. If you have sciatica or leg discomfort an L-Track can be a wonderful feature to consider. For more information on which chairs offer what, we have detailed descriptions of tracks styles in every one of our massage chair listings.