Up till this day, I still cannot fathom why people buy massage chairs. I might be a little opinionated here, but I can probably list out a million reasons why it has no place in a beautiful home.
For one, it's ridiculously priced. Considering how quickly one loses interest in it from the day it's brought home, I consider it as a serious waste of money. Forget about the term ROI here because there isn't any (are you still trying to kid yourself an electronic device does the job better than a real life masseur?).
However, my biggest complaint about a massage chair is its bulk, and the amount of space it takes up. Well, if the white elephant in question looks pretty, it can at least sit in the room doing just that: looking pretty as a decorative element. Too bad I haven't really seen any massage chairs that will look great in a room. Have you?
Simply put, a massage chair is one useless piece of gadget. It is like an enemy to interior design. Good luck once you lug it home. No prizes for guessing the line "Can you work in that massage chair into the design?" is my most dreaded client request of all time.