No, actually massage chairs are very good for your back. A good quality massage chair will provide the proper kneading and stretching your back deserves. People often confuse the intense beatdowns of a pedicure chair as a "massage chair". The reality is, a pedicure chair simply doesn't achieve the same results as a proper zero gravity massage chair. That being said, we provide custom made massage chair padding to reduce intensity as you are getting used to the experience. Read more about the Vegas Massage Chair to see why we believe it is the best massage chair.