What is the difference between 2D and 3D or S Track and SL Track Massage Chairs?
2D vs 3D
First, think of it as a 2-dimensional object vs a 3-dimensional object. This is how the chair views your body. 2D is what you picture as your traditional back roller massage. The massage rollers move in two dimensions, up and down from your neck to your lower back, and they can also move side to side. This basic movement is effective, feels great, and provides many of the benefits of massage, including alleviating back pain, easing sore muscles, relieving stress, and improving natural health and wellness.
3D massage feels much more like a human masseuse caring hands than 2D massage. Not only can it move up and down and side to side, but the rollers can also push out further into your back as well. 3D massage chairs are very popular nowadays because of this additional dimension where the rollers can push much further out to provide extra intensity on the massage. The Massage Medik M9 offers up to 3 inches of additional intensity range, meaning the rollers can push further into your back 5 inches further than a traditional 2D massage chair. Another benefit to 3D massage is that you can also reduce the intensity to make it very, very gentle. This wide range of adjustable intensity is very popular in households where more than one user will be using the chair. This is because every user can find the appropriate intensity level to be comfortable for them. This is where you can determine the best deep tissue massager in the market.
Additionally, the Massage Medik M9 3D Massage Chair offers 3 banks of 6 massagers that massage on the bottom of your feet. Besides the kneading, knocking, shiatsu, rolling, this soft 3D massage technique has increased an advanced function-Shoulder grabbing massage. it is a more impactful, more effective, more in-depth sensation, thus achieving extreme relief. The 3D flexible massager on the chair back is retractable back and forth up to 3 inches, which can perform various actions, such as kneading, knocking, finger pressing, tapping, rolling, pushing, shiatsu, and other over ten mixed massage functions on the neck, shoulders, back, waist.
What are Roller Tracks?
Massage chairs tend to have long roller tracks that start from the head and move down to the lower back. In some models, they even go down to the buttocks and the hamstrings. In massage chairs that operate mechanically, it is the job of these rollers to do most of the massaging tasks. This massage is particularly done to the spinal areas of the body.
The rollers that travel along the track move in a vertical and a lateral direction to mimic the touch of a human massage specialist. This makes tapping and kneading possible. At the same time, there are a number of roller tracks that allow backward and forward movement. These are known as 3D roller massagers. As far as the shape of the track is concerned, there are two types. These include the S-track and the L-track.
Massage Chairs are divided into three types based on the type of massage. And that is the S-track, the L-track, and the SL-track. The main difference between these tracking systems is their shape. For example, S-Track will give you a message in S-Shape. And L-Track will provide you a massage in L-Shape. The massage area of the S-track massage chair extends from the behind head/neck to the lumbar region.
Nowadays, most massage chairs are S-track massage chairs that simply follow the shape of the human spine. Based on the S-track's sinusoidal shape, the rollers move up and down along the back of the user while following the natural curvature of the spine.
The roller starts at the top of the neck in a forward position until it reaches the mid-back where it retracts a bit and then moves forward again. This results in a very natural massage sensation for the user.
SL track is the most advanced roller track then S track and L track. S track is the roller track that does deeper massage on the neck and lower back where more curvature has than just straight up and down track. The SL track is an extended version of S track with curves that L track massages all the way down to the buttock. An SL Track chair is considered to be the latest technology of tracks and one that provides some of the best relief.