I wanted to share with you the massage chair I bought two years ago. I figured since I was so sick, it was a good investment and it has been. I cannot tell you how many times when the stiffness and aching started in my neck, shoulders and lower back, I would use the chair right away. It actually has some sort of sensor chip that can tell where the stiffness is in your back. It really seems to work. I am not selling these chairs, just wanted to let you know about them. You don't see these chairs in display in stores because they are too expensive - but after alot of research I believe we bought the best one on the market. I use the "tapping" alot, also the "preset program" for neck and shoulders. My neighbors even come over to use the chair when they are sick. If you are interested you can do a web search to find retailers. (I saw some who allowed no payments or interest for 1 year). Oh, these chairs are around $3,800. - I know alot of $$$ but I never regreted buying it. Here goes: Ultimate Sanyo Massage Chair - HEC-SA5000K Item #: HEC-SA5000K Enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic massage in the comfort of your own home. This relaxing massage chair introduces Sanyo's exclusive stiffness detection and physical shape sensors that provide a unique and personalized massage. Exclusive GK Rollers "grasp and knead" to emulate a live massage. Choose 1 of 4 full-body automatic courses, or 3 lower body courses. To manually control the massage, select one of 8 individual or 12 combination courses including GRIP, SHIATSU, MASSAGE, TAPPING, and multiple STRETCHES. Lower body relief is provided via air bags with exclusive multi-point heated shiatsu massage. Sanyo massage chairs are backed by a full 1-year warranty with 3 years coverage on the roller mechanism. Exclusive GK Roller Technology. Rollers reach out and comfortably squeeze from the top of shoulders to the tailbone, emulating the "grasping and kneading" of a live massage. Exclusive Stiffness Detection Sensor. Body temperature, perspiration, and pulse rate are monitored during a short evaluation period, followed by a customized massage, focusing on detected areas of stiffness. Choose from FINE, RELAX, STIFFNESS or RECOVERY mode, according to how you feel. Physical Shape Sensor adjusts massage rollers automatically to accommodate various body types and shifts in position during massage. Leg and Foot Multi-Point Shiatsu Massage. Airbags deliver deep and penetrating relief to feet, calves, and legs. Optional heat setting can be used to promote circulation and relaxation. 4 Memory Courses allow for storage of personal massage preferences. 4 Full-body Automatic Courses to address individual massage needs. 12 Combination Manual Courses include Grip, Shiatsu, Massage, Tapping, lower body, and multiple Stretches. Control Panel with Large Multi-Color Display informs the user of massage status and detected areas of stiffness. Palm-Size Sub-Controller contains the stiffness detection sensor and controls for fine-tuning massage. Power Footrest and Recline to 170 degree angle. 28-5/16" Vertical Stroke Length. 5 massage speed settings. 5 width settings to accommodate your personal size. Repeat Feature for continual massage of targeted areas. Removable headrest and back pad. Soft synthetic black leather covering.