Massage Chair Maintenance & Care Guide – 5 Tips

A massage chair is a significant investment in your home. A premium, high-quality chair is durable and can last years without significant repair. Even so, regular simple maintenance and care can go a long way toward keeping your massage chair in a tip-top shape.



A massage chair’s upholstery is naturally the most used element. As it has regular contact with our bodies and acts as a comforting barrier between the moving massage chair rollers, it is the element that is also the most prone to damage.


Maintaining your massage chair’s upholstery is highly recommended to increase your massage chair’s overall durability. The leather or fabric upholstery of your massage chair should be treated lightly, which means that it should be gently cleaned.


It is essential to focus on the areas with the most contact with the skin during the cleaning process.


Much as the human body tends to get sweaty after an intense workout, it tends to get sweaty after an intense massage session. Sweat tends to build up in the areas with the most contact – neck, arms, headrest, and calves. These areas become the main actionable areas when cleaning the massage chair.



  • Get a cleaning microfiber or any soft piece of cloth and wipe down the entire upholstery of your massage chair.
  • Make a mixture of soft dish-cleaning soap and lukewarm water in a bowl. Get a soft cloth and dip it into the mix. Now, clean the exposed areas with this wet cloth. Put more effort into cleaning the visible dirty regions of the upholstery. Do not use metallic scrub products for cleaning the affected areas, as the chemicals may cause abrasions or weaken the surface material.
  • If the surface material is leather, it is essential to complete the cleaning process with a leather conditioner. This helps to keep the leather supple and durable.



Avoid eating or drinking anything on your massage chair, as food crumbs and small particles might get stuck in corners and crevices. As one can imagine, areas that are hard to reach or see are also hard to clean. One can also increase the overall longevity of a massage chair by dusting it daily.



Like any other piece of furniture, massage chairs can become grimy over time. Drink spills, food and snack crumbs, and loose change are examples of things that can soil a chair.


To start, wipe down the chair with a soft cloth, as explained above. Then, use a vacuum to remove any debris from cracks and crevices. Next, wash it with a mixture of gentle dish soap and warm water. This time, be sure to get into every nook and cranny. Work a damp cloth into the seams of the chair, under any removable cushions, and in between any airbags. As before, finish the cleaning session with a leather conditioner.


We recommend giving the massage chair a deep cleaning every couple of months, depending on how often it is used.



This is perhaps the most important tip to maintain your massage chair: regular usage helps to keep the machine alive. If a massage chair is left unused for an extended period, the components inside may malfunction. Regular use ensures that internal components remain movable and lubricated. One can use a premium massage chair daily, weekly, or even monthly. Use the massage chair at least once a month to avoid long-term mechanical problems.



Each Floridian Brand premium massage chair is a complex piece of machinery. Internal repairs should only be performed by our skilled technicians or those formally trained in massage chair repair. Attempts to self-repair usually result in further damage to the chair. That said, it is important to contact an expert at the first sign of any trouble.


Here is a brief list of issues to be mindful of, as they may be indicators of future trouble:

  • Strange noises.
  • Difficulty powering the chair on or off.
  • Failure to switch between desired massage modes.
  • Failure to perform any included functions, such as reclining.


Once a problem has been detected, it is a good idea to refrain from using the chair until it has been repaired. Failure to do so may lead to a larger problem down the road.


At Floridian Brand, we have a team of massage chair expert technicians who perform all repairs and part replacements. We want our customers to have peace of mind when purchasing from us as we, ourselves, are 100% responsible for each of our products. We confidently and proudly offer a  5-year warranty on each of our Floridian Massage Chair products.



Finally, consider the chair’s environment and the elements it is exposed to. For example, it is best to place a massaging chair in a sunlight-free area. Direct and prolonged exposure to sunlight can break down the materials that comprise the chair.


It can also cause discoloration in small patches. As a result, we recommend keeping the Floridian Massage Chair away from direct sunlight exposure. If a massage chair is situated in front of a window, it is vital to keep it covered when not in use.


In addition, one should consider who or what has access to the chair. Small children and family pets cause unintended damage to massage chair units through play and curiosity. Therefore, it may be wise to situate the chair in a more private room.



A massage chair is not a very difficult device to maintain. If you keep the tips mentioned above in mind, your Floridian Massage Chair will last for years, even after the warranty period. If you want to buy a new Floridian Brand massage chair for your home, we are ready to assist you. Call us at 813-647-1729 or Contact Us.

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