OSIM's iDesire (NT$208,000)
Takasima- Traditional Kungfu
---By Claire Tyrell and
Josie Wu Translated by Kiki Wu and Mei Lee
The modern world has bought us many
things, including added tension. So, this month, Taiwan
Fun raises a glass to the inventor of the massage chair.
One of the top dogs among massage chairs,
it automatically adjusts itself to your leg length and
the back's accupressure points, to provide simultaneous
all-over body massage, including feet and arms. Wind-down
music aids the effect. Eight different programs offer
various styles of massage, and also suggested morning/evening
settings. Once tried, never forgotten!
Panasonic Steam Foot SPA
Pounding the streets or sitting in office for too long
leaves legs and feet feeling painful and numb. Experts
recommend lifting your legs or a hot bath to relieve
discomfort--something the steam and massage features
can help with. The machine's uneven surfaces are designed
to stimulate and massage points on the sole of the foot.
Five different temperature adjustments suit individual
preferences. Not a bad way to enjoy a foot spa at home.
The mid-price range focuses on the back
and legs, and new from Takasima is the Traditional Kungfu
Chair (NT$76,500). Programs include kneading, hitting,
roller and accupressure methods of massage, with the
feel of real hands at work.
Price recommended: NT$7,999
For information: 0800-098800