Finding the best massage chairs can be a demanding and relatively difficult process. The varieties range from the reasonably priced ones to some extremely expensive ones. Also, some are meant for the luxury market while some are mid-priced or downright simple budget chairs. So which is the best choice one can make? Which tips and tricks does one need to apply? This article is a useful guide for the shopper.
Why Massage Chairs?
Massage chairs are optimized for relaxation, well-being, improved health and chill-out moments. They perform a variety of specialized massage techniques through preset programs that are geared towards giving you plenty of holistic benefits. Here is a review of some top 10 models worth pondering upon.
Electric Full Body Massage (Shiatsu) Chair Recliner (E06C)
This is a comprehensive head-to-toe massage chair featuring state of the art technology that makes it an efficient and highly rated shiatsu massage chair in the market. It comes with rollers, which provide better relaxation, compression, chop action topping and percussion for efficient shiatsu results. E06C Massage Chair also features an automatic recline function which allows one to recline or raise the leg rest as well as the backrest to whatever position you feel comfortable.
4 preset programs- these include recovery, refresh, extend and relax to cover almost the entire back area of body*Over 30 bags which provides an air pressure system- 20 of the air-bags are strategically located on the lower part of this massage chair to provide massage for the feet, legs, and thighs.
1 year limited warranty for all the parts and labor included.
Features an accessible and easy-to-use control panel with easy to use buttons.
BestMassage® EC-06 Massage Chair has an updated design, functions and features. Features: Recovery Program Extend Program Relax Program Refresh program More than 30 air bags Build in Heat Intelligent ...
Why 1 star, because the chair broke in less than 1 year and the seller/manufacturer refuses to honor the warranty. I purchased a massage chair model # BM-EC06C on Sep. 26th, 2013. This massage chair was great, but ceased working on Aug. 28th, 2014 within the 1 year warranty. After I contacted the seller/manufacturer they were to send out a replacement part but never did (it has been more than one year with no replacement part). More than 3 months later they wrote that I must ship the chair back to them at my own expense (estimates to ship >$300) before they would offer anything under the warranty. After failing to send out the replacement part, I worried they would also fail to send out a replacement chair once I paid more than $300 to ship back the broken one.The pictures show the massage chair with the back cover removed and hi-lights the broken parts. For more info visit site (take out spaces): factory direct wholesales 2 dot com
August 21, 2015
It is very heavy 250 lbs? and arrives by truck on a pallet, plastic wrapped and in a box. The seating surfaces are soft black leather. The arm rests are very attractive wood with a hi gloss finish. Some assembly was required (the 2 arm rests install by hooking up the air hose that operates the arm air bags, then the arm rest simply pushed down and slid forward to engage a bunch of retaining ears, and a single screw fixes it in place. The control pad is a 1 bolt affair on the right armrest side. This thing is heaven to sit in. I have had a chronic back pain problem for 30 years and this is my 4th robotic massage chair. It has the typical robotic thing that goes up and down the back, but it is not as harsh as my other ones (which were all Human touch from Sharper image before they went chapter 11). I am not a light guy and was a little worried but fit into the seat perfectly (although no room to spare.) There are air bladders along the sides of the thigh that are pretty awesome. I do find 2 things that don't work for my weight and that is the calf muscle air bags don't have enough space for my large calves, so the air bags pinch the muscle. Also, the arm rests are hinged along the outside and you are supposed to fit your forearm in there for the air bag massage. My Popeye forearms don't fit. There is a button you can hit to disable the arm rest air bags. There is no vibration feature that I have found yet. But it does have a heater on the back pad (not sure how long that will last with the rollers hitting it) and on the foot bottom. Anyway, the thing has improved my back problem greatly in just a couple days so far. (I think I sat in this thing 3 hours straight yesterday!)It is a little hard to get out of, since the foot rest is where you need to put your feet to stand up.Read more ›
January 27, 2013
BUYER BEWARE: The manufacturer, BestMassage, is impossible to contact for support. Their website 1800bestmasage.com is unregistered. I tried contacting the seller, Cavalier Wholesale, and they did not respond either. Do not buy this chair unless you buy a SquareTrade Warranty along with it. We had the chair for about 1 year, then the Control/Display Unit went blank. I cannot get a replacement part or any support for that matter. Other than the high risk of failure, the chair itself was a good value, nice size (not too bulky) and had decent massage action from upper back all the way down to calves. Just be prepared that it might only last a year, then be a big brick.
August 6, 2015
Provides different levels of intensity giving you unlimited options in the way you want to use your chair.
It is easily customizable to suit your massage needs.
Weighing around 300 pounds, the chair is quite heavy hence, you may need assistance when moving it around or assembling it.
2016 New Full Featured Shiatsu Chair Best Valued Chair
For the best massage and hence relaxing experience, this new full-featured chair with built-in heat and true-zero gravity positioning have it all. The 2016 New Full Featured Shiatsu Chair is modified to perform with 4 different massage functions including kneading, rolling, vibration and shiatsu (each of them can be adjusted to target specific areas of your body you would want to work on).
30-minute uninterrupted massage to allow you to choose which length best suits your needs.
3D technology so you feel like it is real fingers working hard on your back to release the tension.
3 True Zero gravity feature to make you feel like you’re floating on air and built-in heat therapy to help relax all the muscles.
It also features therapeutic airbags with 2 intensity levels to choose from built into the calves and foot , shoulders, seat area, and arms.
Step into the world of luxury massage chairs. Get you well deserved daily massage now at an affordable price without compromise. Our Best Valued Shiatsu massage chair will deliver a rich, relaxing, ...
OK, so I actually bought this directly from the website instead of through Amazon or EBay - arrived today. Price was $899.00 with an additional $25.00 to ship to a personal address not business. My husband and I unpackaged it in the garage and carried it through the front door together - a bit awkward but doable. Has rollers to the bottom of the chair but was actually easier to pick up and move. I purchased the (chocolate) brown colored model and am glad as it matches well with the rest of the furniture. Setting it up was easy enough. A handful of screws for the shoulder bags, some to mount the remote holder, plug together a few air hoses, power connections and off I went. Appearance wise, it's a nice looking chair. Performance....if you like a chopping, percussion, beat and shake you chair, this isn't the chair for you. Unfortunately, I am that type of person and am disappointed that it doesn't offer that. Nor does it "extend" and stretch you. Yes, it tilts you far back to a zero gravity position to a point your head is lower than your body but it does not lay you flat, grab your hips and stretch you like some chairs do. Your hips are left at a bent somewhat sitting position and leg position auto adjusts with the chair with no ability to control to your own preference. Though the arm bags performed well, I found that my forearms would frequently slip off the "shelf" inbetween the bags filling. It would have been better with some sort of flap to keep this from happening as I found myself repositioning my arms often instead of simply relaxing. Also, I had expected a bag to be directly under my bottom and posterior thighs. Instead, there are only air bags positioned to the outer thighs and a interestingly vibrating affect to the actual seat....Read more ›
July 2, 2015
We've had this chair for about a week. I've used it several times and thought I should offer a review.Shipping: I ordered the chair on a Sunday, it was shipped on Monday and delivered Tuesday (San Diego to Las Vegas). My wife was home and in contact with the shipper. No issues. The delivery driver used a motorized forklift and put the packaged chair in our garage. No hassle at all. Unpacking and getting the chair in our home was absolutely a 2 person job.Pros: The chair gives you all the features you could possibly want in a massage chair. I just could not justify a $4K up to an $8K chair. This one, at a little over $1K, gives a very good massage. I prefer setting 2 (relaxation). The chair does a bodyscan and then begins the 30 minute massage. Inflation of the air bladders is excellent (shoulders, arms & hands, legs and feet). The roller has a long length and covers your entire back down to your tailbone. On the relaxation setting, it rolls and then pushes side to side. Feels good. The bottoms of your feet do come in contact with round balls that are pushed towards your foot's pressure points as the air bladder fills up. It's not really massaging your feet as much as pushing on the pressure points. It does include massaging your glutes plus a vibration & heat feature.Cons: (1) I added an extra pillow behind my head. Your preference may be different. (2) The recline function is preset. I would have greatly preferred to control the leg lift independently from the back recline so I could set the chair exactly the way I wanted. You do have the capability to control precisely how far back you want to go (up to the zero gravity position). I just would've liked to lift my legs to a different height relative to my back.Read more ›
March 1, 2015
This is a wonderful chair. It is bulky but if you take it out of the box, it just fits through a standard door. I didn't have any trouble moving it on a dolly and we just cut the side of the box open and flipped it onto a piece of thick Styrofoam in the box and then lifted it with the dolly. It is pretty easy to set up too, since it is mostly pre assembled. Its sharp looking but, most of all, it gives you a wonderful massage. I was worried that it would have those small rollers that feel like they are cutting into your back. Ive bought the chair cover massages before and I can't lean back on them because they hurt my back. This has big rollers and I was able to put it into zero gravity mode and enjoy a very nice massage. What a great buy. It did require a good chunk of room between the wall and the chair, so you can't squeeze it into an area too small, but if you have room, this is an amazing price for an amazing chair. It took less than a week to arrive. Great delivery experience.Update: we have been looking for a chair that my father will like. So far he hasn't liked any. He doesn't like "gadgets". He decided to try out this chair and I expected him to look at the control panel and immediately reject it, so I went to make some coffee. When I came back, he was still in it, adjusting it back and forth and announced that he hated the roller massage but loved the heat and vibration. I told him it probably wasn't the chair for him. About 20 minutes later, he asked how much a chair like that costs. 10 minutes after that, he insisted that I order one for him immediately. Just the comfort of the chair was enough to sell it to him. I just ordered him a chair and a guy that thinks using a mac mouse is tricky is excited about a chair with a control panel. I don't get it, but I think it must be a statement about the comfort of this chair, so I thought it might be worth mentioning.
March 5, 2015
Comes with both automatic mode and manual mode so you can try out different massages and settings.
Great warranty- 3-year warranty on all electronic parts, steel frame, and body.
Comfortable and has the ability to provide a unique and personalized massage to all body parts.
For a person on a budget, this massage chair may not be a good option because it’s a bit pricy.
This is a complete massage chair that comes with all the features you need to help relax your entire body from head to toe. Kahuna Zero Gravity Massage Chair features 2 level zero gravity allowing you to feel the ultimate relaxation and an L-track system to support your neck downwards to your back and buttocks with 4 roller wheels.
Computer body scan technology to map the contour of your body so as to customize the massage based on the shape of your body.
It also features programs like twist program, yoga stretch program and shiatsu program which provide you with full-body massage stretching.
It is registered as a medical device by FDA.
Other features include space-saving technology, 3-year limited warranty for all parts and labor, dual foot rollers at the feet area, Air massage technology, and incorporated heat therapy.
Zero Gravity Kahuna Massage Chair® LM-6800 is a specially designed frame structure and airbag system located in shoulders, arms, waist, hips in two zero gravity positions. Compare to LM-6800's price ...
So up front I gave it 5 stars but as shipped I would only give it a 4.5. I had to to a small adjustment to make it better for me.I did a lot of research on Zero gravity chairs mainly because I didn't want to spend a fortune but at the same time I was going to if it meant I got everything I wanted. So with this chair I was taking a risk because the cheaper price made me fear that quality. I am glad I did so far (mind you I only had this a few days so I cannot speak on longevity).So with all the research I did I will list my pro's and cons. I will also try to answer any questions I can over the next few days as I check this.Pro'sPrice. You will NOT find a chair that has every new total package option.Options. This chair has rollers on the feet and calf. Shoulder airbags (not standard), arms, legs. It also has heat, vibrating but pad, and a twist and stretch options. THE MAIN option is that is has the new-age L-track. So just like the one in brook stone for 3000 $more, this one will massage all the way to your butt. Not just to the bottom of your back, to your butt! It also has this cool Yoga setting that will do a 30 minute massage that mixes massage with a stretch. The stretch is very noticeable, like you are bending your back over one of those gym balls.Real Zero gravity. I bring this up because you see on the picture that shes basically just recling back. I am not sure why Kahuna decided that was a good picture because the chair actually has two more zero gravity levels after that one. The final setting leans you fair back with your feet about 4-6 inches above your heart. Its legit zero gravity position.So the actual massage is above average, but not amazing.Read more ›
July 15, 2015
I bought this chair from a different site as the price was about a $100 less and free shipping. Took me about an hour to unpack and assemble the chair. Shipping carrier was alright(they were suppose to call me 30mins before they delivered and called me in front of my door. Truck driver says he did not have time to call me as he was too busy) My star rating does not reflect the shipping service. FYI this chair is vinyl and not leather.The foot massage is rough on your feet. I doubled up some shipping foam and inserted and this helped. The chair does make a fair amount of noise yet it did not bother me too much. For the price you cannot beat this chair. Other chairs simply do not have the L-track for the same price. I love that it massages from your neck to the bottom of your butt. LOL I would have liked if the remote could have been mounted on the side to give you a view while it is running. At the end of the day it does the job. I was falling asleep within 15 minutes. I will update this review within 30- 60 days for another update.
July 28, 2015
We ordered the chair on Jan 11, arrived Jan 14 (we live in the Bay Area). We couldn't make it home in time for the delivery, but the driver was able to contact our neighbor (whom called us to confirm), it was placed in our neighbor's garage until we got home. It was a BIG box! We assembled the chair in about an hour. You'll need two person because it is quite heavy and bulky.We have used a few other chairs, particularly Brookstone Renew, and Human Touch Acutouch 6.0. We like this chair more than Renew, and a lot more than Acutouch. The L-track back and buttock massage is about the same as Renew, and so does the arm/hand massage. This chair's shoulder massage is superb. The foot massage is strong, so we added some padding (padding material is from the chair's packaging box itself, just unzip the liner and insert the padding - see picture) and it's now perfect for our comfort. I think all these chair are very specific to the person's weight/height, and this chair is perfect for 5'2" to 6'2".Out of the 6, not 4, auto programs (we found the description in the manual - see picture: Yoga, SV-Chiro, Deep Tissue, Stretching, Relax, Rejuvenate), we like the Yoga program the most, then Stretching. We also use Speed, Airbags intensity, Zero-G, and/or Heating settings at times.Another consideration that's a must for us is the space needed behind the chair. This chair takes less than 4" from wall (and in our case, candies machine also! - see picture).Between the two of us, we've run about 50 programs in total for these past few days. And we like this chair more and more.
January 17, 2016
Sturdy and very comfortable for everyday use.
Can easily accommodate a heavy or very tall persons without problems.
Comes with wheel casters for easy mobility.
Some complain that it is weighty although that is a relative view.
If you’re searching for a massage chair with the best efficiency, 2016 best full massage chair with zero gravity chair is one the most outstanding options. All of its parts are made from high-end materials, which enhance its effective usability for a long period of time. Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair features 4 auto-programs to choose from with 3 levels of massage intensity control depending on your needs. Besides, it is completely suitable for limited areas as it measures 65” by 30” by 40”.
Includes computerized body scanning which helps in determining exactly where you need a massage.
System of rollers to eliminate stress on two sides of the spine.
Built-in airbags massage technology that could be easily inflated or deflated to massage your back, leg, arm, hips and more.
Other features include buttlock L-tracking massage system, 3 massage techniques, a remote control to help you select your massage programs and intensity levels and controlled speed massages.
This is my second review for this chair. My first review was a very negative one due to receiving a defective chair but after contacting the seller, my rating and review has changed to a very positive one. First of all, the seller (WOWGADGETS) took full responsibility for their product. They replaced the defective chair with a new chair, the whole pick up to delivery process went smoothly and we were given the white glove treatment which we truly appreciated. This chair is AWESOME! My husband uses it daily after a long day at work, he looks forward to having his daily total body massages with or without the heat. The zero gravity is great, yes it is a zero gravity chair and the foot massagers work perfect along with the airbags. If you're looking for a real good massaging chair without the high price tag, then this is the chair to buy plus this seller is amazing when it comes to customer service.Thank You WOWGADGETS!I bought this chair as a gift for my husband for our 34th anniversary and after the fifth day of use the chair's motor started making a very loud buzzing noise and I do mean LOUD. Don't know why it's doing this but to be on the safe side we decided to unplug it and not use it. Tried calling the company and both times someone picked up the phone then hung it up. Also, The chair we received is not a zero gravity chair, the feet part barely come up. This was a waste of money and a huge anniversary disappointment!
January 5, 2016
I was looking for affordable massage chair for awhile. Compared many different massage chairs on the market and I finally decided on this chair because total price including shipping was about the same since this was free shipping. When I calculated the total price, other chairs were slightly lower in price but after shipping fee, it was about the same.Delivery was okay. They delivered the chair to the front of my house. My husband & I got the chair inside of the house. The box was heavy and big but it was ok and we were able to move the box inside of the house with very little hassle.The seller advertised that the chair is fully assembled. And this is true. When we opened the box, there it was. A message chair was fully assembled condition. All I had to do was to attach a bolt and clip of foot massager. It was easy. Just lift foot massager and attach bolt and clip. My husband just screw-in bolts for remote controller stand. That’s it. Nothing else. I just plugged it in and enjoyed my first massage.Remote controller was big and easy to understand without my glasses. I am 56 years old and my sight is not as good as before.I didn’t know how L-Track works for me but every time I use this chair, I love the massage it gives especially when it massages my back and buttock. I can really feel that it relieves tensions on my back and butt. It was wonderful. Foot massaging is another part I like. Little bit ticklish but my foot is refreshed. My job requires me to stand up for long duration and my feet gets tired after work. This is perfect.This is a good quality chair. Leather trim is nice and the color is awesome. It is perfect match to my living room sofa. I think I just might buy another one for my mom whose birthday is coming up.
September 10, 2015
This is one of the best purchases I have made. Don't go get a regular ho-hum massage. Get the real thing from this chair! Fabulous. The money saved on paying therapists will pay for this in no time. If you love a deep tissue massage this is where to get it. I can not say enough good things about it. My husband and I love it.
November 28, 2015
Easy to use and has a compact design.
Comes fully assembled except for the foot massage which is easy to assemble.
3 Year limited warranty for parts only.
A bit pricey hence not a good choice for people on a tight budget.
This is a wonderful total body massage chair for all those who have been on the fence about purchasing a massage chair. The chair practically incorporates six great auto programs which include Demo, Therapy, Healthcare, Circulation, Relax and Smart. Osaki Black-Beige Shiatsu Massage Chair also has an adjustable airbag massage system with 2 airbags in both the back and shoulder area, 2 for the hips, 3 in the neck area, 10 for the feet, 3 in the seat and other 10 for the calves.
S-track massage robot with an intelligent, movable function that can be adjusted to massage the lumbar region and the neck as well as the shoulders according to your body curves.
Features zero gravity reclining function to get you well relaxed.
Includes powerful vibration massage for buttocks and air pressure for lower body with 5 intensity options.
Other features are wireless min-controller, an LCD displayer, adjustable backrest and calf rest and auto timer with a range from 5-30 minutes.
Osaki OS-4000A model OS-4000 Executive ZERO GRAVITY Massage Chair, Black, Synthetic Leather - Zero gravity design. Designed with a set of S-track movable intelligent massage robot, special focus on ...
I bought this chair without seeing it in store or owning a massage chair before. I looked online but couldn't find any honest or in-depth reviews, so here I am making one that will hopefully make your decision. Pricewise, massage chairs are a luxury item. I know for sure money can be put to better use but in terms of relative value this chair is pretty good.I got the cream version and it looks great. I would suggest getting a white glove service to set it up. The chair is bigger than I expected and needs a lot of room, especially for the zero-g function to work. FYI zero-g refers to when this chair reclines and changes angle, which is great because it makes the back massage more powerful.MATERIALS: The chair is leather with a metal base. The material is great but I haven't tried cleaning it yet. The chair is shipped in pieces and is solidly built, although I can't say I feel fully confident it won't fall apart when I, say, try to get out of it while it's reclined. If you use it for what it's meant for, then it should be fine.SHAPE: I'm a young guy (24, 5'9 and athletic) and I fit fine in the chair. The only thing I noticed is that the fitting isn't really designed well; your arms will feel weird because there is a clamp for your shoulders and you feel like you're stuffing your hands awkwardly into the arm clamps. It's hard to describe, but I think they could've designed it better. For someone who is taller or shorter, the zero-g function will automatically adjust to your height so that is no problem (I tested this with other young adults, but not with kids. My guess is that it should be fine for anyone from 5' to 6'3). If you are overweight, there is a bit of space but it might be tougher.AIRBAGS: The chair touts its usage of tons of airbags.Read more ›
May 20, 2011
I have been thinking about buying a massage Chair for several years ,but never could digest shelling out $$ for a chair. After an MRI , I came to know had some disc desiccation on the spine. It caused a constant discomfort and stiffness in the neck area. Add it to sitting for hours in front of a computer, back was also showing signs of stress.To help with your decision making process, I am splitting up my review into two sectionsSECTION ONE : Experience of Using the SofaSECTION TWO : The Buying process. SECTION ONE : EXPERIENCE OF USING THE MASSAGE CHAIRFEATURES:The pre-configured modes are "Healthcare", Relax,Smart, Circulation , Neck and Shoulder, Back and Lumbar, Full Air , Heat. open up the panel and you can focus on just the neck , shoulder etc. A standard massage is 15 minutes with timer option to extend if needed; I usually do it for 30 minutes. You can fine tune your Massage to do more shiatsu, kneading, swedish, or Rolling , all of them doing a fine job; again rolling is my favorite.You can chose between Zero Gravity position or sit straight. Initially it feels odd to have your leg lifted up and the sofa moves to a curved angle, but Zero gravity is a great position to get a good massage. The intensity , Speed is all adjustable. while the neck, shoulder,lumbar have the rollers, Calf muscles, arms, and feet have air pressure massage only (no Rollers). How do you call a product contemporary? Add a remote to it . Yes, this one has too. You are sitting on the chair and the controlling panel is next to you , makes no sense to have a remote.Read more ›
December 28, 2013
I've had my Osaki OS-4000 massage chair for about 1 week now. Both my wife and I really like the chair quite a bit. There are some pros and cons you should be aware of though.Pros:* The chair is very comfortable and the Zero G recline feature adds greatly to the comfort.* The calf, foot, arm, hip and shoulder massage work quite well.* You can get a very good neck and shoulder massage if you do not use the pillow (the pillow can be flipped over the back of the chair if you do not wish to use it).* The back massage is good. My favorite setting is the rolling.* The heat feature feels great.Cons:* I like a very firm massage. In my opinion, the back massage of the Osaki OS-4000 is not strong enough. There is a cloth insert that is in the backrest that dulls the strength of the back massage. Even when this is removed, the back massage is still not strong enough for my preference. The back massage is good but would be absolutely great with a just a bit more strength. For comparison, we used to own a Brookstone Human Touch massage chair that we bought back in 1999. That had fantastic strength for the back massage rollers.* The back pillow can be comfortable depending on your height. I am 5' 7" and the pillow is comfortable for me but not for my wife who is 5 feet tall. The pillow cannot be removed from the chair. You can drape it over the back of the char if you want. I find that if I do this, I actually get a better neck massage that with the air cushions in the pillow itself. Sometimes I use the pillow but sometimes I prefer not to.* The controller on the chair has many flaws in my opinion. Some of the buttons are backlit but the vast majority of them are not.Read more ›
December 8, 2014
Built with quality materials (synthetic leather) to last many years with 3-year warranty.
It works all body parts.
Comes at a very competitive price point with a $200 coupon being offered.
The chair comes unassembled and putting it together may be a bit cumbersome.
HomCom Deluxe Massage Recliner Chair (Heated Vibrating PU Leather)
Fashioned out of polyurethane leather that has a silky cream finish and is more resistant to scuffing and marking, the chair offers a great promise of comfort. The chair covers four focus areas including thighs, upper back, lumbar and legs which is one its main selling points. HomCom Deluxe Massage Recliner Chair can also rotate up to 360 degrees thereby allowing you to perform some easy tasks without getting off the chair.
Designed with 2 cup holders so you can place your soft drinks while relaxing.
Include 5 preset massaging functions with 2 either high and low speed to choose from to help relax your stiff muscles.
Attached remote that makes it easy to operate the massage chair.
These chairs are great. We purchased 2 of them to replace our old lazy boy recliners. They are very cushy and soft, but firm enough you don't feel like you are sinking in quick sand. The heat function is good for cold days, and the massage is ok. My single complaint is when you are sitting up just rocking, it feels like you are leaning forward instead of back. I looked at the chair base and wound up replacing the factory bolts in the front, that bolt the chair base to the square tubes with longer ones. I also then inserted 3 -1/4" square washers in between the chair base mounting plate and the square tube on each side. This raised the front ( at least what I now call the front) 3/4". This made it so I and my wife did not feel like we were falling out of the chair when we were sitting up rocking. This tweak also made them recline just that little bit more. Now when sitting up the bottom of the chair is level with the floor. Before it was angled forward. Strange I know, but Some people like them that way. Prior to lifting the front with the square washers it caught slightly as you rocked. This tweak also corrected that issue. All in all they seem to be quality chairs and are extremely comfortable. The comfort being said from a person that has had 2 lumbar back surgeries. Do not misunderstand what I am saying here. These chairs are perfect as is. My wife and I are tall and the tweak we did to the chairs was a personal choice not a necessary one. I would recommenced these chairs to anyone.*Edit*We purchased these chairs in may 2014. It is now December 2014. These were great at first. However they are not designed for every day use. That is very apparent by how quickly the foam is breaking down. I would not recommend these chairs for anyone that plans to use them every day for long periods. The heat has stopped working as well.Beware.
May 13, 2014
I bought this chair going out on a limb because there were no reviews on it. It made me wonder f this could be true or not... Anyways, I bought it, and received it almost instantly. So it gave me great reassurance that this was a great seller! The chair itself came in a huge box well packaged! I opened it up and was amazed. Perfectly wrapped and well put together. It came in 2 pieces, I had to pull them outta the box and take them upstairs separately. I slid the back rest into the right spot and it snapped in, I plugged the cords in their correct places, plugged it in and bammm. It worked!One misconception I found was it's not a massage chair, it's more like a vibrating chair. It also is wonderfully well stitched and has 4 pockets all the way around it for things. It reclines all the way back. It takes a little effort to lean it back, but what recliner doesn't? Overall I am well pleased with it. I like the fact it has a seat heater. Especially with it being leather. Great chair. I highly recommend it.
November 22, 2013
I ordered the chair 6-8 weeks in advance for a surgery I'm having. The heating and vibrating parts were not included. I contacted the seller and after much follow-up had not received the replacements. Finally they've decided to send me another chair, and I'm getting it the day before my surgery. The chair is nice-looking and matches my real leather couch, but I don't know about the heating or vibrating elements. It has taken diligence on my part to get the seller to respond. I hope all of the parts are included with the second chair.
April 11, 2014
Vibrates to promote healthy blood circulation.
Easy to put together.
Very comfortable as it usually reclines fully.
Lacks a powered reclining mechanism feature so you have to push the backrest manually to get into a reclining position.
The Relaxzen leisure reclining chair, brown with heat (60-425111) is a popular massage chair which can be used at office as well as home. It features 8 vibration massage motors so the upper back, thighs, calves and the mid-back can receive the proper attention they need. Relaxzen Leisure Recliner Chair also has 5 intensity levels of independent massage zones and 9 preset program modes allowing you to choose the massage that best suit your needs.
Includes a heat treatment located at the lumbar area to soothe your lower back.
Adjustable controls including recline and recline tension and swivel adjustments so you can recline yourself to various comfortable positions.
Made up of comfort soft upholstery material to provide you excellent comfort.
Comes along with a separate footrest which is also comfort soft upholstery known as ottoman
Comfort Products 60-425111 Leisure Massage Reclining Chair (with heat) in Comfortsoft upholstery is offered in a chocolate brown. Comfortsoft upholstery looks and feels like top-quality leather. The ...
Upon delivery, the box had some rather large dents and punctures in it but once we inspected all of the parts, there were no visible signs of damage so we proceeded with the assembly. The instructions are all of 2 pages long so it looked like the assembly would be an easy task. Boy was that wrong! The bottom seat of our chair had somehow gotten off-center so the left side of the seat cushion was much closer to the armrest than the right side. This made attaching the back of the chair to the bottom seat of the chair quite a challenging task. I'd say at least 30 minutes were spent just trying to connect those two parts. When we finally got that finished, we moved on to the armrests and found we had a lot of difficulty attaching those as well. I'm not sure how much of this is attributed to the fact that our chair seemed to be slightly off-kilter but it took some real muscle to get the holes lined up and screwed in securely, especially on the left side of the chair. After nearly two hours from the time we began unpacking and inspecting the box, we finally got everything fully assembled and were able to use the chair.With all of that being said, the chair seems to work great. It is very comfortable, it reclines easily, the massaging motors all work properly and the heating mechanism works well too (although it does take a few minutes to warm up). I like all of the mode settings for massage and the timer option, this gives a great deal of customization for a massage chair in this price range. So far we are very happy with the chair with the exception of the slight frustration in assembling it. I'm sure a chair that was not off-center would have been assembled with much more ease but we wanted to give it a shot they way it was before going through the hassle of a return. Seems it was worth the extra effort. I have already uploaded a photo and will write an update in the future...
March 14, 2013
UPDATE:Found my mom always using my chair, she loved it so much she got one for herself! She loves the heat in winter and finds it gives you that core warm that can get rid of that initial chill.I got this chair to use in my living room as a replacement for an older recliner. I looked around for a new chair but they were either way overstuffed or/and very expensive. I came across this online and after getting a great mattress online, thought I would give this a go. I bought this chair since it looked comfortable and was not overstuffed with padding (that most newer chairs seem to be) and was pretty cheap (price wise). A bonus was that it had a massage feature and a heat feature!I got the chair and it was in a big, heavy box with no handles... So after struggling to get it into the house, I finally got it and unpacked it. It came with everything you needed to set it up, but using your own ratchet and a hex screw screwdriver adapter makes it much easier. I read through the instructions which are simple enough. After putting the seat on the base pole and putting it into the base you put the back on the screw holes and than line it up with teh hole in the seat part and than bolt it through (it is not super easy to get them to line up, but once you get one you will have no problem with the other side). The back and base were now hooked together, I got ready to put the arms on, they had labels for left and right and with a little force you can push them down between the cushioning of the back/base and pole, than line up the holes and bolt them together and than repeat for the other side (this is probably the hardest part in my opinion). You can than just screw on the pole to the foot rest and stick it in the base. Plug in the cables and you are done.Read more ›
January 2, 2014
This was on my wish list for Xmas. My daughter ordered it and it arrived before xmas, unfortuneately it had a big picture on all sides of the box of what's inside-(spoiling MY surprise for xmas) Luckily I was home when it was delivered or a theif would have had a great day as you could see the picture all the way from my street and my house is set back from the road. That is one of the downsides-The great features are the remote which controls the heat and massage. The Massage has levels of intensity, and you can target different areas (thighs,hips,butt,lower back, mid back and upper back) to be on or off individually or have as many on at the same time as you like- great if only one area is bothering you. I LOVE THIS chair! I want one in every room!The heat takes awhile to come on and only heats up the lower back area-Would be great if all the areas could heat up like they have the options for the massage to do. Also you cannot have the heat on at all -without at least one of the massage areas on- would be better if you could use just the heat feature with the Oil prices what they are, it would help me stay warm with less heat on in the room.This chair is very comfy for me and I'm 270 lbs! It supports my bad back in just the right place.One other downside is that if you're a clutz like me and always dropping things- be careful when you reach to pick up the dropped item while you are sitting in this chair-I almost fell over-chair and all, the first time I tried to reach for something on the floor while I was sitting in the chair! The base is just a ring of steel covered in the same fabric as the chair- not weighted.Read more ›
December 27, 2011
The seat material is of good quality and durable.
For ultimate comfort, the ottoman, seat pan, backseat, and armrests are padded.
Very affordable and easy to assemble.
Some people find the vibrating and buzzing sound of the chair noisy especially if when no one is sitting on it.
This is an intuitive piece of art designed to give you an excellent upper body and back massage. Unlike some of the best massage chairs it doesn’t have a laundry of features but it gets the job done perfectly. It replicates techniques used by professional massage therapists to help you relax. Human Touch iJoy Massage Chair features Human Touch’s FlexGlide massage technology that gives one the option of choosing 3 different massage techniques from Glide, Orbit or Stretch.
Attached remote control so you have complete control over the massage function and adjust the width of the rollers.
3 automated programs including Think, Perform, and Recharge that offers simulation like a trained massage experts.
Has a sleek and compact design thereby giving you the maximum massage refreshing and flexibility benefits.
Made of durable SofHyde material that replicates the feel and look of genuine leather.
I just received it today and assembled it right away. It was very simple because I can lift it up on my own. I didn't need any instruction and, voila, it was done in 5 minutes. I know I will use this every day.Pro:Looks really niceComfortable for regular sittingGreat message with multi programmingCompact to fit in a cornerThe back (message arms) is tall enough that it goes 6" inches above my shoulder (I'm 5'7"), so my guess is it's tall enough for anyone up to 6'2" heightCons:May not be wide enough for extra large people with wide behind or hipsMay not be tall enough for anyone taller than 6'2"The base of the chair is sofa height, not dining chair height, which may annoy some people
December 13, 2014
Just received this chair, and found it certainly to be well worth the money. It works well, seems well made, and took seconds to set up.However, it is a bit smaller than expected, and that can factor into the overall comfort of the chair. It's a bit lower than a normal chair, and I suspect they used pettite models to make it seem bigger. It's more like you removed the seat in a standard car and placed it on the floor. Great for small rooms and works well for someone 5'5 or shorter, but at 6'1" and 200 lbs it's a bit too small for me and definitely too narrow- like a coach seat on a low budget airline. The rollers give as deep tissue as you'd ever need, and if you're average height or taller you just need to shift a bit now and then to hit all the spots. It's worth the $400 it cost regardless, and well made enough that I'll probably buy a larger model from the same company in a year or two.
December 4, 2014
This chair is a BEAST, if you have a not it will get it out, this is not a typical massage chair that touches you lightly. I really feel that it should be called a deep massage chair, my wife was really blown away at how well it worked and said it is way better than the ones at nail salons. My wife and I cannot get over how well it works the muscles out, it hurts at first until you get used to it because it really gets into the muscles.Overall very happy. The chair is LIGHT, Good looking furniture and if you like a serious massage this is it. The price is great on it too.This is not a chair t just sit in, even though I am in it right now I put pillows on the back so I can sit in it without a massage, but really it is strictly just for massages.Hope this helps LOVE THIS CHAIR NO BS it is a deep massage.
February 23, 2015
Easy to use and set up.
Offers a variety of massage techniques.
Perfect even for those on a budget or living in apartments with limited space.
This is not a full body massage chair as it does not offer foot or leg massage.
This leisure massage recliner chair is covered with micro suede which stimulates adequate massage heat in a padded rich chocolate brown wood base. Relaxzen Massage Chair 60-078011 contains 9 preprogrammed massage features with 5 enhanced intensity levels and 8 vibrating motors to provide relief to your calf muscles, thighs and back. The seat is padded with polyurethane foam and comfort is further guaranteed with lumbar design eliminating the need for springs.
Built to adjust to 145 degrees while comfortably supporting 225 pounds through hand-held remote fits that are fitted into a side pouch.
Its electric system is built to plug into a standard 110-120 volt outlet along with the standard USA 3-prong power setting. In addition, the chair consumes 14.4 watts in 50/60 Hertz.
Made of tan microsuede which is easy to clean and maintain with matching massaging ottoman that can easily be disconnected as desired.
Enhanced with a padded headrest in addition to a side storage pouch for keeping the controller safe.
Boasts 360-degree swivel recliner with tension knob and built-in timer with 10, 20 and 30-minute intervals.
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my father who has a bad back hoping it would help. While assembly is ok, it took about a hour to put together. The chair itself is very light, the UPS women carried by herself form the truck, I was like " humm " It is lightly padded, the picture makes it looks thick and comphy, it really isn't. I'm 5'8" and my dad is 6'1". My head doesn't touch the headrest, it's more suited for a small framed women who's about 5'4". The massage feature works ok but not great. It's now 8:14 am on Christmas morning and I'm embarrassed I gave this to him as a gift. It's no way worth the price their asking, if it was $50 less then maybe it would be an ok office chair. My plans was to put it in the living room but we decided it's going in the bedroom. I would send it back but the thought of taking it apart and trying to stuff it in the box is not happening at the moment. I hope this review helps future purchasers from making the same mistake I did. This chair is best suited for an office chair and nothing else.
December 25, 2012
I enjoy the massage and heat feature. As far as comfort, too stiff. Feels like sitting in a paddedwooden rocking chair, or desk chair. Needs more padding for a more cushy feeling. Could have been a great chair butjust adequate. Not ergonomic in any way. I use it for the massage then sit in my big recliner to watch television.Could do better for the price.
June 12, 2011
The chair looks nice and is generally comfortable. But there are some caveats. First, it's an inexpensive chair, and when you take a closer look, you can see why. The reclining mechanism is entirely manual. In other words, you move the back rest up and down with your body weight. There are two friction knobs you can use to lock it into place. They're a bit of a pain because of how long it takes to screw in two knobs to get them tight enough to lock the sliding mechanism.The other problem is with the construction of the base. The base is slightly to the back of the chair in order to keep the center of gravity properly aligned when it reclines. The problem is that when you're getting up, the base is slightly behind you. If you're on the heavier side, you run the risk of the chair tipping forward if you put your weight too far forward.Lastly, unlike better recliners, the front of the chair doesn't move when the chair reclines, only the back rest. The reason a recliner has the seat itself move is because the it needs to be angled differently in a reclining position versus a normal seated position (it needs to be angled up when reclined and perpendicular to the ground when normally seated). Because the seat in this chair doesn't move when reclined, the seat is permanently angled up slightly. It isn't too bad for the reclined position, but for the seated position, it means the front of the seat is angled up slightly, and for shorter people like me, your feet might not comfortably reach the floor. Also, it means you're in a slightly tucked position since your legs won't be parrallel with the ground but rather angled up. That might not be comfortable for some people.Also, this is not for heavier people. It says the max weight is 250lbs, and I believe it.Read more ›
February 22, 2013
Easy to clean.
Stylish design with a handsome wooden finish.
Heat treatment in the lower lumbar area for luxurious comfort.
When purchasing this full body massage chair you have three color options namely black, burgundy and brown. Generally, its design contains a soft fabrication material which although not pure leather is still very pleasant to the touch. One thing that stands out about Full Body Shiatsu EC-69 Massage Chair is its ergonomic design which is skillfully crafted to enhance not only the aesthetic appeal but also user comfort. To top it up, when using this massage chair, you can get even more comfortable by converting it into a reclining bed.
Has multiple settings allowing you to choose your preferred massage therapy from kneading, rolling, percussion & compression to tapping & flapping action.
Has strategically positioned vibrators that intensity the effects of the massage by enhancing blood flow and improving your fitness levels.
Ergonomic design to provide the user with the most fantastic massage experience.
Its back can be adjusted in the range of 115 degrees and 155 degrees while the legs rest at the bottom can be adjusted in the range of 0 to 10 degrees for maximum comfort.
the shipping company will need your phone number for delivery and they will not bring the item into your house/office, they are not allow to enter your place for security reason, please have somebody ...
I bought this chair with some reservations, despite the good reviews. At such a low price, it seemed too good to be true. To my surprise, it's better than I had hoped.The driver delivered the chair to my front step, but no further. Although the box was big and heavy, it was not particularly unwieldy; I was able to move the box by myself. Unpacking and assembling the chair took less than 10 minutes.Oddly the chair looks better in person than in the photos, which makes it look somewhat rumpled. The chair is sleek and attractive looking. Although the material wouldn't fool anyone into thinking it's leather, it does not feel like a cheap vinyl. The material is supple and soft, and pleasing to the touch. The chair is narrower than I expected, so someone with a wide frame may find it a tight fit. It's just fine for me, though.The massage aspects of the chair are fantastic. I was particularly impressed by the variety of massages; there are five different types, plus "auto" which seems to be a combination. The five types can be adjusted by speed, width, and either full body or isolated to specific areas.I'm 6'2" and in an upright position, the overall massage reaches from the base of my neck to my lower back. In a fully reclined position, the massage reaches from the top of the neck to just above my lower back.The sounds made by the mechanics of the chair are not noisy, but they are noticeable. I also do not find the chair very comfortable to sit in as just a recliner, with the message unit turned off. These are very minor quibbles though. The chair is far better than much more expensive chairs I have tried out.
June 30, 2013
I've recently purchase this Massage Chair a week back. The shipping time was quick. I would say maybe 3 or 4 days from date of purchase. The only thing you need to assemble is the seat and attached a few things onto the backrest. Pretty simple. But back to why I gave this 1 star. I had this for about a day and the motor that move the backrest up and down suddenly stop working? I've probably sat and use this maybe about 3 times and it broke down. I only purchase this chair because I saw good reviews and I was willing to give it a try. I mean if I've known the backrest/massage chair was that easy to break down I would have paid the extra for a better massage chair. The backrest worked the first 2 times i used it and the 3rd time i used it, it was done. Maybe there's a lock on the remote for the backrest that I don't know about or a manual lock on the chair but it doesn't list anywhere on the operating instruction of the user manual. Everything else seem to be working just perfectly. I've filed a complaint to the company and hopefully they will send me another one that is in 100% working condition. I will update this again if they actually send me a replacement. 2nd update. I receive a return authorization confirmation but I would have to ship this back on my expense. I refuse to pay any shipping expenses for a defective part. Hopefully I can contact Amazon personal to see if they can talk to their vendor and have them pay for it.
December 6, 2013
The chair has worked fine up to 10 months after purchase. The worse part of it is that I have tried to get a straight answer from Cavalier Wholesale regarding the warranty on the chair. I have called and it's a one woman operation and I've been told that I need only to email Cavalier Wholesale. I have repeatedly requested that the policy for warranty and I keep getting the run around. At this point, I am not happy with neither the chair nor the company that sold it to me. I am still trying to get someone to give me a straight answer.
December 27, 2013
Offers a diverse blend of massage therapies.
It is well made with an ergonomic design to ensure maximum comfort, durability, and attractiveness.
Has a wide variety of settings allowing one to adjust the massage to their specific needs.
High-quality chair sold at a very affordable price tag.
May not be suitable for people with a wide body frame.
Quite heavy and might be difficult to move around. It may not be a good choice if you’re planning to move out soon.
How To Choose A Good Massage Chair
In order to choose a good massage chair, you should take a few factors into account. The first and most important is the basic comfort of the chair, particularly whether it fits your personal shape and needs. Another important factor to consider is the strength of the massage. Basically, you want to make sure the intensity of the massage is appropriate – not too vigorous or too light.
It is also important to consider things like presets and adjustability of the massage chair, accessories (such as a leg rest), aesthetic appearance and price range of the chair.
Remember, massage chairs come in many shapes and sizes. Some are made of polished wood, others synthetic leather and others pure leather. Your final decision should, therefore, be guided by your personal preferences and budget power.
Competition – So Which Among the 10 Is the Best?
The Full Body Shiatsu EC-69, with its ergonomic design and multiple massage therapies, stands out from the pack as a worthy contender for the number one position. However, it loses out because of the restrictive frame and massive weight. Another serious contender for the top position is the iJoy Active 2.0 massage chair whose automated programs and sleek compact design are quite refreshing. On the flip-side though, it misses out of the top position due to the fact that it does not offer full body massage. The Osaki OS-4000 is also a big boy product thanks to its intelligent robotic technology, wireless mini-controllers, and zero gravity reclining function. However, it is quite cumbersome to install and that scares off some potential buyers.
The top position of the best massage chairs goes to the Kahuna LM-6800 Zero Gravity Massage Chair whose highly advanced computerized body-scan technology and features like twist/yoga stretch programs are unmatched. In addition, this is one of the few chairs that have been fully approved by the FDA.