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Anyone who has ever relocated or renovated a new home understands how difficult it is to move a massage chair. You can harm not only your investment but also yourself if you take one wrong step.

When it comes to moving massage chairs, the stakes are significantly higher with modern products like OSIM UK’s uDivine V Massage Chair as they are made of premium materials that would cost more to repair when damaged. 

Scuffing the upholstery isn’t the only way to damage a massage chair but it could also result in damaging the valuable piece of expensive equipment.

OSIM UK wants to keep you, your home, and your massage chair safe and damage-free during a move, so we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to move your massage chair safely and what to think about before you start.

Step-By-Step Guide to Safely Moving Your Massage Chair

Step 1: Disconnect the footrest’s air hose and electrical connection. You can check your massage chair manual to find their locations and it would typically provide instructions on how to disconnect them properly. 

Step 2: Remove the armrest and leg rest according to the directions for your chair model if your chair is a little wider than the front door.

Step 3: While standing behind the massage chair, pull the backrest off of the chair until it is lifted onto the wheels at the base. Lifting the front of the chair while pulling back on the backrest for leverage is something experts recommend having someone help you with.

Step 4: You can effortlessly move your massage chair to its new place after it is tilted back on its rear wheels.

It’s important to remember that moving a massage chair is more difficult on carpets, but it’s much easier on a tiled or hard floor. Either way, we recommend using a furniture slider to help you glide the massage chair across the floor. Also, be careful when leaning the chair back to avoid straining yourself.

Factors to Consider When Moving Your Massage Chair

Measure the Doorways

Since the width of your inside door frames may differ from the width of your front doorway, don’t move your chair until you’ve taken measurements. If you’re relocating to a new home, measuring is more important because it allows you to plan how you’ll bring the chair in and where you’ll put it.

Consider the Weight

A high-quality massage chair can weigh over a hundred pounds, which is more than most people can handle. It is not recommended that you try to move the chair by yourself. Instead, seek the help of a friend, family member, or neighbour to transfer the heavy massage chair. The furniture sliders would also help in reducing the weight of the massage chair since you can just manoeuvre the chair instead of having to lift it. 

Hire a Professional Mover

Hiring a professional mover makes sense if you’re moving to a new place and want to make sure your massage chair is properly protected – or if you can’t find someone to help you relocate it within your home.

Professional movers are used to lifting and transporting heavy items, and they’ll have packing materials and equipment on hand to protect your massage chair during the relocation. It’s advisable to leave the moving to the professionals for your peace of mind and safety.

Get Advice in Moving Your Massage Chair

It’s best to be cautious when it comes to moving your chair. You’ll be sorry if you injure yourself or damage the chair, so make sure you have the assistance you need.

At OSIM UK, we truly care about our customers and we love sharing our expertise in moving massage chairs. Take proper precautions and you should have no problem moving your chair to another location or moving it to a new home. We are happy to guide you through the process of moving your specific massage chair model to make sure everything runs smoothly.

If you have any questions, you can always contact our knowledgeable and friendly team at +44 (0) 1270 830888 or fill out our online form.