Massage chair in sports - Interview with Fencing Club Würth Künzelsau
Relaxation, pain relief, stress reduction - we know massages as ideal treatment options for various ailments, but also simply to recover better. Another essential field of application for massages is undoubtedly sports. We were allowed to equip the Fencing Club Würth Künzelsau with a massage chair and took the opportunity for an interview. Sports director Dominik Behr and his athletes Josephine, Tiziana and Lena explain to us why the fencing club decided on a massage chair and what advantages it brings to their everyday training. In search of regeneration possibilities - Dominik Behr's way to the massage chair The initial situation was that we as a sports club naturally constantly...
Relaxation, pain relief, stress reduction - we know massages as ideal treatment options for various ailments, but also simply to recover better. Another essential field of application for massages is undoubtedly sports. We were allowed to equip the Fencing Club Würth Künzelsau with a massage chair and took the opportunity for an interview. Sports director Dominik Behr and his athletes Josephine, Tiziana and Lena explain to us why the fencing club decided on a massage chair and what advantages it brings to their everyday training.
In search of regeneration - Dominik Behr's path to the massage chair
The initial situation was that we, as a sports club, naturally deal with the topic of regeneration in sports on an ongoing basis. We were therefore looking for a flexible way to provide treatments to as many of our athletes as possible. The massage chair is just a very flexible solution that does not require physiotherapists or masseurs. Athletes can treat themselves to a massage at any time without an appointment and feel more relaxed right away than right after training, where of course most of the time you are working with increased body tension. In this way, we wanted to make massages accessible to all athletes and shorten the recovery time after performance peaks.
The massage chair is used both before training, at the end of training and at any time between training sessions and benefits the whole team. I also use it myself after a long day of training, mainly using the master program, where I have to press exactly one button and the relaxation program runs by itself.
How did you finally come across Massage Chair World?
A colleague of mine discovered you after an online search and we decided to just drop by and get advice on the subject of massage chairs. The advice was also definitely decisive for our purchase decision, we felt very comfortable here right away and had the impression that we have a partner at our side who takes care of all issues, even if we have further questions or any complaints. This was also very important to us when investing in such a high-end product, so that we would not be left alone if the worst came to the worst.
After trying out many massage chairs and being shown the differences, we decided on the Master Drive Plus A.I. 2.0 model from OGAWA. Personally, I am very satisfied with it and the feedback from my athletes is also extremely positive, as we also notice from the intensive use.
What are the expectations of female athletes for the massage chair?
Lena Stempfer is a bronze medal winner in the U20 saber at the 2022 German Championships. We wanted to know when she prefers to use the massage chair and, above all, how.
I usually feel very tense after long car rides to tournaments, but also generally due to fencing itself. Due to the necessary body tension, one tends to tense up easily in the neck area here. I find the large selection of programs great and use the one for the neck most often. I often run through several massage programs in a row and am so relaxed afterwards that I could go straight to bed to sleep - so it's really relaxing. I'm looser in training, more flexible, and that's a big plus in fencing.
Josephine Kober, you won silver at the 2022 Würth Championship in the U17s, a great success - how important is relaxation after sports for you?
Relaxation is an important factor for all of us. Personally, I use the massage chair most intensively after a tournament, where I sometimes run through two or even three programs. After a regular training session, I usually limit myself to one session due to time constraints. The hip program also comes in handy between school and training, since I sit a lot during the day. One of my favorite features is the heat treatment on my feet, which I find incredibly relaxing. Daily minor tensions or minor aches and pains are then gone right away and I'm fit for a workout again.
Clearing my head is also important in sports. The tablet with the option of watching our favorite series via streaming while we get a massage is therefore also very relaxing. We don't have much free time besides school and training, which is why many of us female athletes also enjoy and appreciate the time in the massage chair as downtime mentally.
Dominik, how satisfied were you with delivery, installation and training?It was already noticeable through the consultation and the general contact with Massagesessel Welt that we are in good hands. So we had full confidence in the delivery and rightly so. After a short coordination about the details of the delivery, the OGAWA Master Drive Plus A.I. 2.0 arrived the next day, was professionally and quickly assembled and explained to us again in the best possible way. All in all, it was a really great experience from the customer's point of view, and since then it has worked flawlessly and continues to inspire our athletes at the push of a button.
I think that the massage chair will help us a lot in terms of regeneration and relaxation in the sports field and thus contribute to the fun in training, but also success in tournaments.
We would like to thank Dominik Behr, the sports director of the fencing club Würth Künzelsau and the athletes Lena Stemper, Tiziana Nitschmann and Josephine Kober for the interview and the shared experiences with the massage chair and wish the whole club many more successes and especially time for regeneration and relaxation with your new OGAWA massage chair.
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