When Robert Nelson went to work for Luraco Technologies in Arlington, he was assigned the job of getting the word out about the company’s line of full-body massage chairs.
So Nelson began looking for people who needed to relax – and on May 18 the company donated the I9 Max series medical massage chair to the City of Arlington.
“Fire chief Don Crowson determined that it should go to the dispatch center because that’s the area where all the dispatchers – police and fire – are housed,” Nelson said. “You can imagine the stress.”
“We want to do something positive in the community,” he said. “We are strong believers in the city. We invited the police and fire department to come to our showroom for free massages.”
Since 2005, Luraco Technologies has been engineering and building products for the military and health and beauty products for salons, Nelson said.
“The owners are engineers,” he explained. “Ultimately they found that there was a demand in the health and beauty salons. The put a massage chairs in salons, and it was requested that they make a full-body massage chair.
“The i9 Max series medical massage chair is current series’ ninth iteration of chairs that have evolved over time,” Nelson said. “This company has been putting out massage chairs since 2017. I said ‘we need to come up with a plan that people know we exist, put them in senior citizen homes, with veterans, in fire departments.’”
The program, called Care Chair, donates the $13,490 full-body massage chairs to places in need.
“We are registered with the FDA as a medical massage chair,” Nelson said. “It is the only chair on the market that has been scientifically shown to produce measurable health benefits.
“The chair comes with nine pre-programmed massage modes, depending on the medical issue,” he said. “You can also customize to your own specificity. Whether it’s sleeplessness, joint ache or muscle pain, headaches or anxiety, this helps.”
Of course, the chairs can also be purchased. The chair is on display and available for test drives at Luraco Technologies’ showroom at 1140 107th St. in Arlington. For more information, go to carechair.org or lurachochairs.com.