Do Massage Chairs Use a Lot of Electricity?

Massage chairs feel heavenly but look imposing. They’re large, can weigh over 200 pounds, and beneath the sleek leather is a sophisticated network of motors, gears, rollers, and cutting-edge mechanics.


It’s enough to make you wonder: Do massage chairs use much electricity? The answer may surprise you! In this article, we dive deep into massage chair energy consumption so you can have a clear picture of what to expect when shopping for your dream Floridian Brand massage chair.



Even at the maximum massage settings, when you receive full vibration and massage in all body areas, your massage chair uses ten times less energy than your microwave would use. In other words, a three-minute bag of microwave popcorn will cost the same as a thirty-minute massage chair session. So choose your end-of-the-day reward wisely!


You will be pleased to know that the maximum power output for even the most advanced massage chairs is between 180 to 200 watts. That’s less than most appliances, including the average household stove and refrigerator. It’s actually about the same energy cost as running a computer. So your relaxing in-home massage session is about equal in price to a stressful bill-paying session on your home PC.


Many worry that leaving their massage chair plugged in will drain energy even while it isn’t in use. Fortunately, that isn’t true. When a massage chair is not used, it sits in a dormant mode known as standby power, or “vampire power.” This means that a virtually undetectable amount of energy is being consumed.



To give you a rough idea, these are the most common massage chair features that need the energy to operate:

  • Motors
  • Rollers
  • Track System
  • Air Compressors
  • Heating Elements
  • Footwells
  • LED Lights
  • Body Scanning
  • Built-in computer (Controller)


Some models have more features than others, which affects the massage chair wattage. This chart shows how massage chair power consumption stacks up against other household appliances – your massage chair will be the least of your worries when it comes to energy efficiency:



Home Appliance Power Consumption

Floridian Brand Massage Chair Power Consumption (180 Watts)

Air Conditioner (Central) 2.5 Tons

3000 Watts

16.67 x more energy than Floridian Massage Chair

Microwave Oven

2000 Watts

11.12 x more energy than Floridian Massage Chair

Toaster Oven

1000 Watts

5.6 x more energy than Floridian Massage Chair

Washing Machine

500 Watts

2.8 x more energy than Floridian Massage Chair


200 Watts

1.11 x more energy than Floridian Massage Chair


The electrical power consumed by a Floridian Brand massage chair is less than that of the computer you use to read this article. Furthermore, computers are used for several hours a day, and massage chairs are typically used only a few hours a week. As such, the electrical consumption of a Floridian massage chair is even lesser than an average computer. Considering these factors, a Floridian Brand Massage Chair can be one of the most valuable investments in whole-body wellness.


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