2D or two-dimensional massage chairs are equipped with rollers that can move up and down and from side to side, as in the X and Y axes. On the other hand, 3D or three-dimensional massage chairs have rollers that can move in all three directions, as they would on a Z axis. This allows the roller heads to massage the muscles more deeply than 2D models.
Some companies use other terminologies to describe their latest massage chair technology. For example, 4D roller can move slower and faster to offer a more realistic massage experience. It is important to note that the higher numerical value does not necessarily mean that you are buying a better chair.
When deciding between these two options, it all comes down to how much control you want over the massage rollers. If you want to be able to adjust the intensity up to a deep tissue massage, then you should consider 3D massage chairs. However, if you want more features and customizable options, then 4D massage chairs may be a better option for you.
Regardless of what massage chair brands call their latest advances in technology, what ultimately matters most is how the chair feels. Therefore, it is important to try out different models before making your final decision.