The thing about massage chair ratings, like all other subjective ratings, is that the rating itself is biased by it's very nature. Biased to the opinion and experience of the one writing it. But that isn't really such a bad thing. As a savvy consumer, you know that when you read a consumer review, or a manufacturers spiel about the things they are trying to sell you, they have a slant.It may seem like massage chair ratings done with a slant are a bad thing, but they really aren't. That's because when you read a rating on any product you are going to hear the good and the bad. I am sure you have noticed that when customers have an experience that is good or bad enough that they are willing to take the time to leave a comment about it, you know you are reading something written by someone with a pretty strong opinion, one way or the other.Having said all that, the nice thing about massage chair ratings are that they act to inform potential buyers of massage chairs about their potential purchase so that they can make a decision based on comparisons and ratings of other people. Like everything else, the consumer has to learn to filter what they read through their own common sense and experience. If you read a review or rating that is all roses, you might have found a really nice chair, or you might simply be reading a lot of marketing and hype. You have to filter it to make the determination.If you find yourself reading massage chair ratings that seem objective and fair to you then you are well on your way to finding some helpful information. For obvious reasons, I like finding reviews and ratings written by consumers more than by companies. Forums and web sites designed to do fair reviews can be pretty helpful. These seems to be the most reliable because of the simple fact that they don't have a financial motive. These sources will give both the good and the bad.Massage chair ratings usually take a look at things like the usability of the chair. If the chair isn't that usable or very convenient to use then what good is it? Another thing common to review is how the chair is constructed. If it is made out of something durable and long lasting then that's a good thing to know. If it is made out of inferior materials, that is equally good to know. Don't you hate it when marketers make their products sound way better than they are? You take in their information, go to make your purchase, try out the item, only to discover that it is a piece of garbage. Marketers don't always do that, but some seem to have a propensity for stretching the truth.Of course, the two big things to take note of when looking at massage chair ratings is how effective the chair is at giving massages, and how accessible the controls are. It doesn't do any good to get a massage chair that leaves you feeling like you need a massage when you are done. And if you can't control the different features that some of the chairs have it will just become another clothes rack, like that workout bike you got at the beginning of the year. Massage chair ratings will help you make your purchase if you filter what you read and pay attention to the details.