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Top 10 Best Massage Chairs

Posted on January 03 2018

  1.      Inada Sogno Dreamwave

Sogno is the Italic word for "dream"; so imagine how much comfort this chair would provide. The iconic massage chair formerly known as the Inada Sogno Dreamwave boasts some innovative features that had never been replicated in the massage industry before.

The Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage has totally revolutionized the massage chair industry. It offers more massage coverage across the body than any other chair currently on the market. With 8 pre-set programs and stretch function, it’s a truly state-of-the-art massage chair.

It features many proprietary and unique functions, functions that deliver a level of therapy and relaxation that other products simply cannot provide. It has an optical body scanning technology that will make you feel like this chair "speaks to you." Over 100 airbags will massage you in areas that you had no idea could be massaged by a chair. White Glove Service is included in this once-in-a-lifetime Japanese-made massage chair.

SENSOR SCAN

The Sogno Dreamwave is fitted with a back sensor scan, which measures the curvature of the back and matches it to one of the 106 profiles stored on the system. This then enables you to receive a massage that is most suited to your body type.

MASSAGE SECTIONS

When you sink into the sogno dreamwave and choose one of our carefully crafted massage sessions, you will feel hugged and cradled by this exceptional premium massage chair borne of many years of collaboration between masterful Japanese engineers and shiatsu massage experts. Its ‘cradle’ shape is designed to envelop the body, and the specially developed Inada dreamwave technology creates a massage motion that mimics the shiatsu technique.

SHOULDER AND FULL-ARM MASSAGE

This chair is designed to deliver a gentle, undulating massage in the neck, shoulders, and a full arm shiatsu feature all the way down to your fingertips. This complete upper body massage is ideally suited to anyone who experiences aching or discomfort in these specific areas. With its 20 air cells, it can easily inflate and deflate at a higher pace. There is nothing quite like getting your arms and hands rubbed at the end of the day to re-energize them! The airbags in the forearms now provide 360 degree coverage!

PROS

  •         8 automatic healthcare massage programs
  •         Thigh and hip massage function
  •         Shoulder and full arm massage function
  •         1,200 sq inch coverage
  •         4 wellbeing programs
  •         Shiatsu-focused massage for deeper relaxation
  •         Available in 5 different colors - including a leather option

CONS

  •         Overweight - Very heavy
  •         Remote control in an inconvenient position
  •         Not powerful enough for a deep tissue massage
  •         Some users are not convenient with the design
  1.      Infinity Iyashi

The Iyashi is the hottest selling massage chair in all of Asia. It is 49 inch massage stroke relieves 35% more of your well-being than any massage chair in existence today. The massage heads are also designed to be firm and able to knead deeply into the muscle tissue, but also move smoothly through the massage motions. Its sleek utilizes the longest massage stroke ever brought to the market.

ZERO GRAVITY

Zero gravity allows the user to adjust the chair to a 30-degree recline position, elevating the legs and feet above the heart. This position, inspired by NASA, removes the pressure from your spine, improves blood circulation from the legs back to the heart and offers an unforgettable massage experience. Just like Infinity IT 8500, the Iyashi also has a 2-level zero gravity, which means you can recline the chair farther back for a deeper, more invigorating massage.

6 PRE-SET/AUTOMATIC MASSAGE PROGRAMS

Recovery, an invigorating full-body massage ideally used after workouts or a long stressful day at work; Extend, a great stretching program that will release muscle tension and help improve your flexibility; Refresh, another full-body massage program that gives you the energy to start the day right; Relax, a revitalizing airbag pressure massage for your neck and shoulders; as well as the Upper Auto and Lower Auto which focuses on the upper and lower body areas, respectively.

MULTI-LAYERED AIRBAG SYSTEM

The roller system might be the dominant massage feature of this innovative chair, but you also get a good fill of air bag therapy. The system boasts 38 airbags, which in combination with the roller system creates an amazing massage experience.

The airbags are multi-layered, which provides better compression and a variety of strength settings. They move in a squeezing and fluid motion, massaging from back to front, as well as from side to side.

The airbags provide massage from the neck area and all the way down to your feet. They can also work independently on certain areas and provide stretching for major muscle groups by squeezing tighter or softer to make it more effective.

PROS

  •         6 different massage styles: Kneading, Tapping, Knocking, Synchronic and Shiatsu
  •         Spinal correction
  •         Two Zero Gravity positions
  •         49 inch massage stroke
  •         airbag pressure massage
  •         Intersound technology
  •         L-track Intelligent Robot
  •         lumbar heat

CONS

  •         High priced
  •         No head or neck massage
  1.      Luraco i7

Luraco i7 is the only massage chair researched, developed and assembled in the USA. The Luraco iRobotics i7 chair is an extremely popular high-end massage chair. It is a medical massage chair that has the most features of any massage recliner and is also one of the most impressive technological products we have seen. With a price point this high, you should know that the Luraco iRobotics i7 chair is absolutely teeming with features.

ZERO GRAVITY MODE

This is a very common feature with massage chairs at the moment. It will provide you with a ridiculously comfortable experience and reduce pressure on your spine. You will not get an experience like this going to a professional! Only a massage chair can provide you with the zero gravity position.

9 MASSAGE PROGRAMS

More massage modes than you can shake a stick at (seriously). There are nine programs built into the machine. This includes everything from a quick massage, to a Swedish massage, and even a Shiatsu massage. Of course, you do not have to stick to one of the pre-defined programs. You can just hit the button on your remote application and have complete control over the unit on your own!

FOREARM AND PALM MASSAGE

One forearm airbag is placed on each side of the chair, allowing relaxing massage that improves circulation and relaxes muscles (these airbags are upholstered in genuine leather, ensuring soft touch). Hand compression is perfect for relieving tension in the hands.

OPTIONAL BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART RATE MONITOR

Once again, this is another first from the industry. The optional Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Monitor uses patented integrated health monitoring features to keep track of your personal metrics.

TOUCH SCREEN REMOTE CONTROL

Luraco has developed the very first touch screen remote control for massage chairs. The patented technology of the hardware and software is based on a smartphone. This powerful operating system feels just like your smartphone and gives you full control over every feature and function of the Luraco iRobotics 7 massage chairs.

SHOULDER AND NECK AIR CELL MASSAGE

Compression massage is applied to the user’s shoulders and neck area via the horseshoe-shaped headpiece and shoulder airbags.

PROS

  •         High quality
  •         Scientifically Proven Health Benefits
  •         5 levels of multi-sectional intensity controls-true 3D- set
  •         Highly effective full body massage
  •         Most Advanced Features of any Massage Chair

CONS

  • Low-quality speakers

 

  1.      Osaki OS-4000

The OS-4000 features everything you need to get a full body massage and at a reasonable price. It has quad rollers, 30” roller stroke, body scan, full body air compression, zero gravity recline, s-track design, and heat. It is also is able to perform 6 different massage techniques and has various pre-programmed and manual massage modes.

The chair uses airbag technology, engineered to mimic the sensitive touch of human hands, and is designed to reduce gravitational pressure on the user’s back, creating a state of deep relaxation. The speed and intensity are also easily adjusted, and body scan technology ensures that the user receives a massage which is sensitive to their shape.

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Located on the top right of the main remote, you will find a compact wireless remote allowing you to control the main features of the chair without having to struggle to reach the main remote in the reclined position.

AIR MASSAGE

The Osaki OS-4000T massage chair has 38 re-engineered with the next generation of air massage technology. Through innovative engineering, Osaki gas reduced the total number of airbags but has increased the volume and surface area of massage. This ultimately puts less stress on the chair, making it one of the most mechanically sound massage chairs in the market.

COMPUTER BODY SCAN TECHNOLOGY

The rollers of the Osaki OS-4000 scan the body before beginning the massage to create a massage that is suited to the user’s body-type. This cutting-edge technology automatically adjusts according to the shape and size of the person in the chair, so they receive a massage which is tailored to their needs.

LOWER BACK HEAT THERAPY

There are 2 heating pads, one on each side in the lower lumbar area. The heat therapy is a great compliment to roller and airbag massage. The heating pad is not intended to be use for more than 30 minutes a day or the duration of a massage preset program.

PROS

  •         2 Stage Zero Gravity - design to minimize stress on spine
  •         Adjustable Leg Lengths
  •         Complete upper and lower body massage
  •         Five speed and intensity levels
  •         6 Preset Auto Programs, Kneading, Tapping, Shiatsu and Rolling Massage Functions, Lumbar Heat
  •         Auto Timer 5 to 30 Minutes
  •         Hip and shoulder air massage
  •          S-track design to match the shape of the user’s spine
  •         Available in 4 colors
  •         3-Level Adjustable Shoulders

CONS

  •         Massage may be too intense for some users
  •         Chair is set to shut down after 30 minutes
  •         Osaki OS-4000 is large and heavy

 

  1.      Human Touch iJoy 2580

The iJoy-2580 robotic massage chair will make you feel as if under tender care of a professional massage therapist. The patented Human Touch Technology™ inside the iJoy-2580 eases away pain, tension and fatigue with only a push of a few buttons. A massage from the Human Touch iJoy 2580 Robotic Massage® chair delivers a host of healthy advantages including improved relaxation, circulation and stress-relief.

The power recline feature of this iJoy casual massage chair allows you to achieve the most comfortable position with ease. The iJoy-2580 chair’s controller is right under your fingers so at the touch of button you can customize your massage just the way you want. The three built-in 15-minute massage programs let you concentrate on lower, upper, or the entire back. Human Touch iJoy-2580 is definitely one of the best options that come with a quite affordable price.

ZERO GRAVITY RECLINE

Angle of this massage chair can be adjusted with a simple push of a button. It can be reclined from 113 to 165 degrees, so you can recline it slowly until you find the perfect angle for your favorite massage.

DESIGN

It comes in 2 different designs to choose from – Black and Espresso. iJoy2580 is also very small and light compared to other zero gravity massage chair, so it can be moved around.

PROS

  •         Affordable price range on
  •         New Quad Roller Massage
  •         Relatively light and small - easy to move it around the house
  •         Easy Care Faux Leather & Sofsuede Covering
  •         3 Auto massage modes
  •         4 Massage Functions including Rolling, Kneading, Compression and Percussion
  •         Power Recline
  •         Two Motor Massage Chair
  •         Built-In Remote Control

CONS

  •         Doesn't have leg massage features like most similar products.

 

  1.      Kahuna LM6800

The Kahuna massage chair LM6800 is sturdy product that's very comfortable for everyday use. It comes with all the features you need to relieve the soreness all over your body from head to toe. It's designed to be able to reach and treat many different spots on the body, especially those parts where people usually feel the most pain.

SIZE

The LM6800 is made of a combination of plastic and steel with vinyl covering. The plastic segment looks a little cheap but is quite durable. The size of the chair comfortably fits individuals 5’0” to 6’4” tall.

DUAL FOOT ROLLERS

Rather than simply offering a kneading ball at the bottoms of the feet, the Kahuna Chair goes further and provides a dual roller ball system for the feet. This system is designed to simulate Accupressure by accessing the pressure points of the feet related to Reflexology. This feature is so strong; in fact, that many users have commented that the foot massage is too strong and needs more padding to keep the pressure from being painful.

SMALL RECLINE AREA

And while you’re in zero gravity position, note that this massage chair is structured in such a way that it only needs 5 inches of space between it and the wall for its zero gravity recline area unlike the more common 15 inches needed by other such massage chairs.

YOGA STRETCHING

The stretching program in this chair is called the Yoga stretch. Stretching techniques used by this chair can provide a full body stretch with special focus on the legs and pelvis. And the thing I like is that the stretching can be combined with regular 30 minute massage sessions.

TWIST PROGRAM

This program is designed specifically to target your buttocks and waist. It will twist your hip from left to right as well as to provide effective stretching like what you can get from a professional massage therapist.

ZERO GRAVITY POSITIONING

Like floating on a cloud, Zero Gravity allows the body to erase the negative impact of gravity on the body and allows the body weight to be spread out all across the chair. Reliving stress and allowing for a more intense massage, the body can begin to feel virtually weightless when Zero Gravity effects are access. The second stage of Zero Gravity actually allows the feet to be inclined above the heart, offering incredible therapeutic benefits. Many inferior massage chairs do not offer this true position that is extremely effective for the body.

PROS

  •         Capable of delivering Shiatsu Massage
  •         Dual Foot Rollers
  •         Affordable price
  •         Supports L-track
  •         5 programs to target specific body portions
  •         3 zero gravity positions
  •         4 automatic programs
  •         Extendable footrest
  •         Adjustable massage speed, pressure and duration
  •         Yoga stretching
  •         Built in casters for improved mobility

CONS

  •         Rough Foot Rollers
  •         Heavy weight
  •         Rough Foot Rollers

 

  1.      Panasonic Panasonic EP30007

Panasonic have become experts in providing the most lifelike massage experience and have dubbed these advances as the “Real Pro Ultra” experience. Through a wide range of advanced features and customization, this particular chair offers a lifelike massage sensation and great user experience. It’s the only massage chair that has been tested and endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association thanks to its quality and ability to deliver deep tissue massage to all acupoints in the back and neck. 

THE JUNETSU MASSAGE TECHNIQUE

Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA - Junetsu massage techniquJunetsu theory is a Panasonic trademark that brings the thumb-roll massage techniques of ancient Japan to massage chair technology. Using the chair’s control panel, you can actually target specific areas of your body – great for when you’ve got an injury or persistent ache and need some extra work on it. Pressure from the chair is definitely strong, but not so much that it becomes uncomfortable.

AMAZING PROGRAM MEMORY

The EP30007KX will literally remember massage presets so that you can enjoy a perfectly tailored massage. You have the freedom to save up to six custom programs for four different users to the memory, which amounts to an amazing 24 memorized programs.

REFLEXOLOGY

For professional, personalized massage therapy on your feet, the Real Pro Ultra utilizes adjustable and removable plates to incorporate reflexology into the massage experience. This reflexology stimulates additional massage points on your feet, increasing blood and energy flow throughout your body.

3D BODY SCANNING

The 3D roller technology can adjust to your height and shape, with space to store profiles for several users. This means the Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA can be used comfortably by other members of the household, and it also ensures that focused massage programs are delivering to the right areas. Despite the 3D adjustments, the arm and leg rests are fixed in place so shorter people might still have difficulty with this chair.

ACUPOINTS

You have approximately 350 acupoints on your body, with nearly 100 on your back and neck alone. From the soothing palm style of Swedish massage, to deep tissue kneading, to Shiatsu massage, the Real Pro Ultra has a variety of techniques for invigorating these energy acupoints.

INNOVATIVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND DEPTH ADJUSTMENT

This massage chair uses sophisticated sensor technology to plot what you can call ‘digital map’ of your back, so that it can deliver massage specifically customized and contoured to its shape as well as dimensions, putting special emphasis on spinal structure.

PROS

  •         Sleek and stylish design with wood finish
  •         Quick massage feature for daily tension relief
  •         3D body scan personalizes your chair
  •         Variable massage features for customized programs

CONS

  •         Limited edition model, so won’t be available for long
  •         Heavy and bulky
  •         Quite expensive against comparable chairs

 

  1.      Dr. Sukee iDream

IDREAM health products have found their way into thousands of homes and should be in your home. IDREAM focuses totally on creating the world’s best health products on the market to date.  Whether you suffer from back pain, a stiff neck or day by day stress, there is a program built just for you.  Through unique programming, everyone in your household will gain overall better health and a life that is stress free.  Their 3D Detection Function will find your perfect point through your height, the Fengchi point on your neck or Yongquant point on your soles.

NEGATIVE OXYGENIONS

Unique designed negative ion generator by the head, release fresh negative icon continually, effective air purification, activation of cells and enhance immunity.

3D DIGITAL SOUND

The unique 3D surround sound, allows you to relax, at the same time, lying in the sea of music, experience the perfect fusion of music and massage.

MEMO MODES

The individual memory function will meet you and your family member’s requirement on specially designed massage method. Any massage method and other function combination you and your family members like can be stored in corresponding keys through A/B/C memory keys, which will dispel fatigue after exercise and give you and your family a strong body. You only need to touch lightly the corresponding key to start the former set memory mode when enjoy next time.

PROS

  •         3D Intelligent Massage Technology
  •         Composite Stretch
  •         Neck Stretch and Massage
  •         Back Heater
  •         Waist Twist
  •         Hip Swing
  •         Foot extension
  •         Waist Stretch
  •         Leg Stretch
  •         3D Point Navigation Sensor
  •         Arm Airbags
  •         Calf and Foot Airbag Massager
  •         Underfoot Roller
  •         Magnetic Therapy
  •         MP3 Music

CONS

  •         Heavy weight

 

  1.      Titan Ti-8700

Titan is designed with two built-in lumbar heaters placed in the backrest provide soothing heat in the lower back region. Along the outer hip area, air bags compress inward to squeeze the thigh area. Located in the seat base is a vibration plate that provides massage to the back of the thighs. Along the outer edges of the left and right side of the backrest, a set of air bags kneads the outer shoulder area. The TI-8700 is equipped with 6 different massage styles; kneading, tapping, shiatsu, clapping, rolling, and Swedish. There are 5 preset programs to select from; Morning Wakeup, Sporting Recovery, Full Body Relax, Neck / Shoulder Therapy , Lower Body Therapy and Strength.

EASY-TO-USE REMOTE

The remote is the latest in design from Titan to provide an easy to use experience with the bulkiness of past remotes. The compact remote with easy to view LCD screen is packed with features. The airbags inflate and deflate, creating a squeezing and kneading action. Lower bottom rollers knead your feet just like an actual masseuse. Along with a convenient remote, this compact design is equipped with a large LCD display screen packed with features. When you open the flip down cover, various massage modes, strength, speed, width and the area to apply massage are quickly accessible. You can also independently select the area of airbag massage. The manual mode of massage includes kneading, tapping, shiatsu, and rolling.

HIP & SEAT VIBRATION FOR LOWER BACK PAIN

Vibration can be a very effective way to soothe lower back pain. The Titan TI-8700 massage chair has been outfitted with a vibration massage that works through the hips and seat to loosen up muscles in the lower back.

AIRBAG MASSAGE

There are eight airbags, four for each arm massager. The air bags are carefully located to apply a deep massager to the forearms and wrists. The air bags inflate and deflate along the top and bottom, mimicking the feel of hands squeezing the arms.

LOWER LUMBAR HEAT TITAN

There are 2 built-in Lumbar heaters placed in the backrest to provide a soothing heat in the lower back region.

2 STAGE ZERO GRAVITY

Zero gravity is an important addition to any massage chair as it improves almost every aspect of your massage experience. As you recline into the zero gravity position, your legs are raised to the same level of your heart so pressure can be removed from your joints and spine which helps them decompress and relax. This sensation can feel like weightlessness to some users. In addition to this full body relaxation you also get an improved back massage since the majority of your weight is focused on the backrest.

5 AUTOMATIC PROGRAMS

There are five automatic programs to choose from which include: morning wake-up, sporting recovery, full body relax, next/shoulder/therapy, and lower body therapy.

PROS

  •         2 Staged Zero Gravity
  •         Air Massages for Outer Shoulders, Arms
  •         Foot and Calf Air Massage
  •         Heat on Lower Lumbar
  •         Improved Foot Rollers
  •         5 Preset Programs
  •         Seat Vibration
  •         This model is available in 2 shades: black and cream

CONS

  •         Weighing at 181 pounds, it is difficult to move it around.

 

 10.                        Omega Montage Pro

The Omega Montage Pro Massage Chair claims to have some interesting features.  It is equipped with a massage technology called 4D, which helps soothe tension in the body like hands of an actual massage therapist.  For a superior massage experience though, it is better to use a brand that offers the opportunity to adjust or customize the massage chair to the level of intensity desired.  The Omega Montage Pro Massage Chair does not have this option.  This massage chair has a blanket heat technology, designed to provide heat to some areas of the body.  Unfortunately, the small amount of heat that is released to just a portion of the backrest makes this technology basically insignificant to its users. 

MASSAGE FUNCTIONS

The Montage Pro massage chair has 4 manual massage functions. These manual massage functions include: tapping, rolling, kneading, or kneading/tapping combination. In automatic program mode or manual mode, enhance your massage with the air compression massage and the hip vibration feature. Select from three levels of speed for the foot roller massage. The air pressure massage has five levels of pressure intensity. The massage roller width will auto-adjust to the body type, or it can also be manually adjusted from narrow, regular, and wide.

ADVANCED REMOTE & FINGERTIP CONTROLS

Omega montage pro touchscreen remote is easy to use. You can detach it from its stand and use it conveniently in your lap. You can also control the chair with two control pads conveniently located in the arm massagers. When your arms are in the massagers you can actually control the intensity, the position of the chair, and other modes by the touch dials. This makes changing the massage location and overall experience very easy.

REFLEXOLOGY

The foot massage mechanism of the Montage Pro contains strategically placed magnetic nodules in the foot channels. The magnetic nodules are utilized during the compression of the lower airbags. These magnetic nodules target your reflexology trigger points in the feet. During compression the nodules raise into the balls of the feet. A foot roller massage targets the soles of the feet with 3 different intensity levels to release tension and tightness in the feet. Specially designed airbags help to soothe, relieve and revitalize the feet.

MUSIC SYNC

One feature that is commonly overlooked is music synchronization. This feature allows a user to plug their favorite music into the chair and experience a customized rhythmic massage. This is a very fun feature and helps tie the full experience together. The Montage comes equipped with headphones, external speakers, an MP3 player, and a 1GB USB stick to make it easy for anyone to listen to their own music and tie the experience together.

ADJUSTABLE FOOTREST

The footrest of the Montage Pro massage chair recliner is extendable to accommodate those with longer legs. The footrest of the Montage Pro can extend out another eight (8) inches. The leg rest extends out four (4) inches from the seat and the foot portion can separate another four (4) inches from the calf portion.

PROS

  •         5 Automatic Programs
  •         4 Massage Techniques including Kneading, Tapping, Rolling, and Combination (Kneading/Tapping)
  •         5 Back Massage Courses including Whole Back, Thoracic, Cervical, Lumbar and Point
  •             Full body air massage
  •         3 Manual independent operations of air massage for hip/waist, feet/calves & arms/shoulders/obliques
  •         Reflexology calf and foot massage system
  •         Built-in MP3 player
  •         5 Levels of air pressure for the for hip/waist, feet/calves & arms/shoulders/obliques
  •         Two stage Zero Gravity recline
  •         Shoulder massage
  •         Arm and hand massage with sliding armrests
  •         Full body heating system
  •         Extendable footrest — 8 inches extra length
  •         LCD touchscreen remote
  •         Reflexology calf and foot massage system

CONS

  •         Fingertip remote controls might be confusing to operate
  •         No L-track
  •         Roller track is shorter than other high-end massage chairs

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