Zero gravity minimizes the pressure on the customer’s spine by creating a feeling of weightlessness and relaxation, similar to what astronauts experience in a zero gravity environment, especially in the back and neck. The Muscle Relief mode will prove to be a gift in no disguise after an intense workout session or a particularly tiring day at work.
The remote control's interface isn't particularly user-friendly.
The Osaki OS-4000T is the sort of zero gravity massage chair that we could easily recommend to just about any customer out there due to a ridiculous number of settings that anyone can use in order to adjust the model's performance according to one's particular needs and preferences.
4 back massage rollers, 2 foot massage rollers, 38 airbags
Shiatsu, Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, Clapping, Swedish, Heating
Neck, Shoulders, Arms and Wrists, Lower Waist, Lumbar and Gluteus, Legs and Calves, Feet and Soles
6 (Muscle Relief, Thai, Stretching, Anti-stress, Neck and Shoulder, Back and Lumbar)
Computer body scan, Auto leg scan, Different massage zones, Adjustable intensity, Adjustable angle
Wired control with an LCD screen, Remote control, Convenient casters, Removable side panels
59 x 35 x 45 inches
The model follows the curvature of your spine from neck to lower back, extending all the way down to the buttocks area. The Athlete program will help your sore and tense muscles recover as fast as possible. With Office Person, you can target your neck and shoulders. The Dynamic Sport program is effective in the morning and before a workout/game.
The foot massage can be a little rough at times.
Kahuna SM-7300 is more or less as superior as advertised. Considering its rich functionality and an abundance of programs, you'll be able to experience a massage therapy tailor-made for your needs and preferences. Plus, it is a lot more effective than your average massage chair.
6 back massage rollers, 2 foot massage rollers, airbags, acupressure points for arms
Kneading, Tapping, Knocking, Tapping + Knocking, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Heating
Neck, Shoulders, Arms and Wrists, Lower Waist, Lumbar and Gluteus, Arms and Forearms, Legs and Calves, Feet and Soles
9 (Yoga Stretching, Fast Recovery, Pain Relief, Relaxation, Athlete, Office Person, Golfer, Senior Mode, Dynamic Sport)
Massage zones targeting, Body scanning, Yoga stretching program, Adjustable massage intensity, Recline angle adjustment
Wired remote controller with an LCD screen, Space-Saving technology, LED light design, Zipper leg extension covering
48 x 28 x 47 inches
Using a remote control that comes with the chair, you'll be able to adjust the width, speed, intensity, as well as the number of airbags working at the same time. You can use the "waist" button to make the chair swing up and down. With the "recliner" function, you can snug into the chair and enjoy nice quality sleep.
The beige side panels are easily soiled.
Real Relax Rocking Robotic S Track Massage Chair is easily the most visually appealing option on this list but that's hardly the main reason it was able to make the list at all. With functionality to match, this model is a total package. Plus, it comes equipped with a Bluetooth music player and HI-FI speakers.
4 back massage rollers, 2 foot massage rollers, 50 airbags
Kneading, Rolling, Walking, Finger pressing, Pushing, Beating, Knocking, Shiatsu, Heating
Neck, Shoulders, Arms and Wrists, Lower Waist, Lumbar and Gluteus, Legs and Calves, Feet and Soles
6 (Relax, Strong, Chinese, Thai, Stretch, Waist/Sleep)
Massage zones targeting, Adjustable massage intensity, Recline angle adjustment
Wired remote controller with an LCD screen, Space-Saving technology, Bluetooth music player and HI-FI speakers
57.4 x 28.7 x 43.7 inches
Shiatsu, Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, Heating, Combined Tapping & Kneading massage
Space-saving technology, Wired remote control, LCD screen, Removable side panels, Convenient casters
46 x 31 x 48 inches
The chair is made from a bycast leather which is durable and surprisingly easy to clean. The device also comes with 50 airbags placed all over the shoulder, arms, seat, and legs. With this type of structure, you will be able to experience the feeling of relief all over your body.
The neck rollers are not large enough to push hard on the neck.
If you're looking for a device that will tend to every part of your body with a nice balance of precaution and thoroughness, the Real Relax Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner is the model you don't want to miss.
8 massage rollers around the back and loins, 2 foot massage rollers, 50 airbags
Shiatsu kneading, Spinal rolling, Knocking massage, Heating massage, Tapping massage
Neck, Shoulders, Back, Lumbar, Thighs, Arms, Legs, Feet
4 (Sleep, Mild, Relaxing, Strong)
Massage zones targeting, Recline angle adjustment, Adjustable intensity of air massage, Ability to set up different speed
Wired remote control, LCD screen, Removable side panels, Convenient casters
40.5 x 29 x 48 inches
Without unnecessary introductions, the Osaki OS-4000T is the sort of model that was clearly designed with an understanding that people and their bodies have their own needs and preferences, which is why the right massage chair ought to be capable of exercising an individual approach. But even though this is a philosophy that is evident in virtually every aspect of this chair, we would first like to talk about a few other solutions that may or may not have anything to do with this design philosophy.
Right off the bat, we feel like the most interesting and important thing about this model is the new approach to the air massage technology. While the previous iteration of this piece of massaging furniture was no slouch either, the people behind this one took it a step further by reducing the number of airbags and increasing the volume and the surface area of massage. Though somewhat counterintuitive, this approach was actually instrumental in terms of improving the product's performance since it puts far less stress on the chair, allowing it to produce a much better overall result.
Feel Like an Astronaut
Though we did mention earlier that we consider the improvements to air massaging to be one of the more important aspects of this Osaki massage chair, some could certainly argue that the zero gravity design beats the former and is by far the most alluring part of this product. Without going into the technical details that include the NASA discoveries and different medical theories, the basic idea of this design solution is that the zero gravity positioning is capable of minimizing pressure on the customer’s spine. The feature does that by creating a feeling of weightlessness and relaxation, somewhat similar to what astronauts experience in a zero gravity environment (hence the name), especially in the back and neck.
Set Your Own Mode
Settings the former features aside, the particular Osaki massage chair is simply a great model that will allow you to adjust its performance according to how you happen to be feeling on a particular day and which parts of the body you would like to relax or exercise. In order to help you do that, the manufacturers decide to implement six massage modes, with some of them being completely unique to this particular chair. We would especially like to bring some attention to the Muscle Relief mode that will prove to be a gift in no disguise after an intense workout session or a particularly tiring day at work. Moreover, one definitely shouldn't overlook the Thai mode that, as the name suggests, emulates one of the most ancient and effective healing systems from the eponymous country.
And if you don't feel like one of these modes will be able to accommodate your particular needs, the model will allow you to set 5 levels of speed and intensity. With the help of the latter, anyone will be able to adjust the product so it'd be able to hit just the spot. Finally, the auto recline and the leg extensions are there, a wireless controller includes a ridiculous number of settings, and the number of massage zones is limited only to the number of parts of your body.
All in all, the Osaki OS-4000T is the sort of zero gravity massage chair that we could easily recommend to just about any customer out there due to a ridiculous number of settings that anyone can use in order to adjust the model's performance according to one's particular needs and preferences.
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Precision at Its Best
The people behind the Kahuna SM-7300 market it as a superior massage chair, emphasis on superior. Is it superior though? Well, compared to your average model, it most certainly is. In a nutshell, it is a combination of technologies that you won't be able to find anywhere else as well as better execution of the industry's standard features and functions. Now, let's start with the former.
Any Build is Welcome Here
Another nice thing about this chair is that it doesn't discriminate. With larger seating and extra shoulder width, it is far better suited for larger builds than your average massage chair. Nevertheless, it is still able to perfectly accommodate an average sized individual without making it feel like the chair is too big for their comfort.
Now, let's talk about the programs because there are lots of them here. Where most of these chairs come with 4-6 pre-programmed massage modes, the model in question packs a whopping 9 programs for you to enjoy.
First, there's Yoga Stretching, a light stretching program that will help you warm and loosen your muscles.
Then, there's Fast Recovery. Great for professionals and aspiring athletes, Fast Recovery uses the principles behind sports massage therapy to accelerate muscle recovery.
A Mode for Everyone
Continuing with the programs, let's go to the Pain Relief mode. As you can probably infer from the name, the said mode gives you a targeted massage therapy experience to relieve muscles aches, incorporating multiple technologies and techniques for maximum efficiency.
Relaxation is another mode with a name that really tells you everything you need to know about it. This massage program is soft and gentle, inducing muscles to rapidly relax.
Athlete is a simple program that helps your sore and tense muscles recover as fast as possible.
Office Person targets your neck and shoulders, the problem areas with most office workers.
Golfer is the opposite of Office Person. It concentrates on the lower back, hips, and legs in general.
Senior Mode is similar to Relaxation, massaging your entire body softly and gently, slowly but surely.
Finally, the Dynamic Sport is just like the previous mode but more robust. It is at its best giving you a fresh start in the morning and preparing for a productive day.
Without boring you any further with the details, the Kahuna SM-7300 is more or less as superior as advertised. Considering its rich functionality and an abundance of programs, you'll be able to experience a massage therapy tailor-made for your needs and preferences. Plus, it is a lot more effective than your average massage chair.
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Real Relax Rocking Robotic S Track
Let the Robot Handle It
Our "reasonable price" spot is usually occupied by a product that gives you the best bang for your buck. It is never a bad product, just sometimes more of your run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter, garden-variety, mediocre option that doesn't necessarily stand out in any particular way but does juggle just about every part as well as the next one.
Well, as far as Real Relax Rocking Robotic S Track Massage Chair is concerned, that couldn't be further from the truth. This chair is the real deal. Though it does juggle just about every function and technology in the book, there's enough here to edge out the majority of competition and make a pretty compelling case while the model is at it.
We can start with practically any part here but, considering that the "S-track" is in the model's name, let's begin there. Moving from your neck to waist, the chair follows the curvature of your body, targeting each and every part. Not missing a single spot, the massage chair will allow your entire body to relax like never body before.
Adds Character to any Room
People often don't put too much stock in massage chairs' appearance and we can definitely see where they're coming from. When you have to choose between an attractive model and a functional/effective one, the choice is hardly difficult. It is nice, however, when the chair looks good and you don't have to choose between these characteristics.
As you can probably tell from the pictures, this chair is absolutely gorgeous. Classy and elegant but with a slight modern twist to it, the model will be able to add character to any space. The only problem with it is the beige side panels. Though they do look just lovely, these side panels are also easily soiled, so you'll have to take good care of them. Otherwise, they'll start looking far less presentable, ruining the otherwise swanky and luxurious profile of the chair.
Performance to Match
Of course, what really decides the quality of a massage chair is its functionality. Fortunately, the model does not disappoint in that department either. It comes equipped with 6 inbuilt programs (Relax, Strong, Chinese, Thai, Stretch, Waist/Sleep). With a heater in the waist and buttocks areas, the chair promotes and improves blood circulation. The foot rollers underneath give you that nice Thai-type scrapping massage that just melts your pain and worries away from your feet.
Packing 12 massage techniques, this model has something for everyone. Don't care for any of them? That's fine too. The robot hand rollers are completely and fully adjustable. Using a remote control that comes with the chair, you'll be able to adjust the width, speed, intensity, as well as the number of airbags working at the same time.
By the way, addressing that "rocking" part in the product's name, there's also a "waist" button on the remote that you can use to make the chair swing up and down, a nice way to relax as far as we're concerned.
We could also talk about its one-button zero-gravity design and the "recliner chair" function but there's nothing particularly interesting or unique about them.
With all that out of the way, Real Relax Rocking Robotic S Track Massage Chair is easily the most visually appealing option on this list but that's hardly the main reason it was able to make the list at all. With functionality to match, this model is a total package. Plus, it comes equipped with a Bluetooth music player and HI-FI speakers.
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Real Relax Full Body Shiatsu
An Experience Worth a Try
A large variety of people all over the world have embraced the idea of massage that comes in many different forms, including the one delivered by the hands of a professional masseuse or masseur and the one that you can access with the help of a variety of different devices: massage pillows, head massagers and massage chairs.
But some still tend to feel skeptical about the whole thing. Some of them feel like massage doesn't necessarily do anything to them in terms of relieving their pain and discomfort. Of course, in the majority of these cases, either an unqualified massage therapist or a subpar massaging device is to blame. And some people reckon that they do not feel a certain constant level of pain, fatigue or physical stress. But the problem with that approach lies in the fact that people don't always tend to notice a certain level of discomfort that can nonetheless be harmful to them or simply get used to it over the time and feel like it isn't even present.
If you're one of these individuals that believes that he doesn't experience a feeling of physical or emotional fatigue on a daily basis, we would recommend visiting a proper massage therapist at least once in the foreseeable future. There's a good chance that you will experience the kind of pain that you never even noticed before go away and feel like you haven't felt before. Of course, after experiencing that kind of bliss, you may want to visit a massage specialist on a regular basis which can be draining in terms of time and finance. This is where the Real Relax Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner comes in. This device will allow you to experience the kind of massage that could rival any professional in the comforts of your own home.
The Chair That Comes Packing
The Real Relax Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner is a device of considerable size, so before purchasing it you should make sure that your room has enough space in order to properly fit it in. It features about 55 x 35 x 33 inches of overall packing dimensions that can add up to 33 x 31 x 68 inches in a reclined position and 33 x 49 x 53 inches in an upright one. The device's power consumption can range from 20 to 230 Watts depending on the way you utilize it and although the package weight doesn't add up to more than 200 pounds, with all of the additional accessories installed, the previously specified weight can rise up to about 440 pounds, so keep that in mind if you decide to transport it. Speaking about the aforementioned accessories, they include a built-in heater that will come in handy when it comes to a heat massage, a seat vibrator that will prove useful in tending to your nether regions, a remote control holder required to operate the device and some wheels that will make moving and transporting the model a considerably easier job. Speaking about the remote control, it comes with 4 auto programs to choose from that will allow you to set a preprogrammed speed and intensity. But if you're not satisfied with those programs or want to massage a specific body part, you can use the remote to choose any of them manually.
The Model You Don't Want to Miss
It goes without saying that when it comes to a massage chair, what you want is a variety of different features since every person's body is unique and thus requires a unique approach in order to relieve the feeling of fatigue and satisfy the potential customer. Which is exactly why the manufacturers and designers of the Real Relax Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner packed a bundle of different functions and options that will be able to please even the pickiest of users. In addition to the aforementioned 4 preset auto massage programs that feature different massage methods in order to deliver the best massage experience and a remote controller with which you can set the manual program to different body parts and massaging time, the device also comes with 50 airbags placed all over the shoulder, arms, seat, and legs. With this type of structure, you will be able to experience the feeling of relief all over your body. And if you tend to accumulate a considerable amount of pain in your feet, this chair also includes 2 foot massage rollers that will make sure your feet will feel the level of bliss comparable to that of your entire body after a few minutes on this chair. The device also comes equipped with a heater built-in inside of the seat in order to promote blood circulation and improve metabolism. The last but not least, the chair is made from a bycast leather which is durable and surprisingly easy to clean. So if you're looking for a device that will tend to every part of your body with a nice balance of precaution and thoroughness, the Real Relax Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner is the model you don't want to miss.
What Is a Massage Chair?
Stress, apathy, and fatigue have become a part of a fast-paced modern lifestyle. Mental and physical stress reduction and relaxation of our body is vital for maintaining an active way of life and a health promotion. Innovative massage chairs have come as a result of common efforts of engineers and physicians. In other words, they are a high-quality alternative to manual massage sessions that can bring consumers the same health benefits. In fact, a massage chair can replace a massage room since it features a wide variety of sensors and other mechanical elements covered by a smooth leather upholstery. They can please you with a professional massage, reducing a tension in your neck and back muscles, and improving blood circulation and metabolism. Furthermore, a massager chair can serve as a good prophylaxis of osteochondrosis and various spinal curvatures. If you want to forget about stresses, insomnia, and a chronic fatigue as soon as possible, you should purchase this massager.
If a backache is killing you, we'd recommend you to buy a back massager. This device will help relieve severe pain knotted in your muscles, melt down stress, and improve your well-being overall. And if these are your feet that keep torturing you, turn towards foot massagers.
What Features to Compare
Modern market is saturated with various massage chair models. We recommend you to pay a particular attention to the construction of such chairs to deliver a maximum level of comfort to your body.
- Massage chairs with airbags perform an excellent air compression body massage while stimulating blood circulation through all your body. This kneading perfectly stimulates blood circulation in your skin integuments, muscles, and connective tissues.
- Massage chairs with rollers are great for Shiatsu kneading massage which is known for its similarity to a professional therapist's manipulation. Having undergone such procedure, you will get rid of fatigue and puffiness thereby experiencing a better blood circulation.
- As to vibration motors, they can enrich your muscles with oxygen and activate vital processes in your organism.
- Massage chairs with the heat are excellent for those who'd like to improve muscles' elasticity and boost up energy in a short while.
- The chairs with massage elements arranged throughout the entire surface are commonly recognized as a universal option that can target literally all body zones including your neck, shoulders, back, lumbar, thighs, legs, and arms.
Massage Chair will be your best home electronic assistant for achieving a recovery after intense gym workouts or a total body relaxation after a long working day. Thus, it is a must-have device for office workers and sportsmen.
The functionality of a massage chair is also very important for making the right choice. When we talk about functionality, we imply the number and types of massage modes a construction features. Most of us are always exhausted at the end of the working day and relaxation is the only thing we need. If you opt for a chair with pre-programmed modes, you'll have a chance to vary intensity levels and set different massage modes for different needs. Moreover, you can also soothe a certain bodypart or a few bodyparts at a time. Due to an embedded timer, you will be able to set the necessary massage session time. In addition, modern massage chairs feature Auto-off function. Thus, don't worry if you suddenly fall asleep during a body kneading because the chair will end a massage on time. What’s more, owing to a recline angle adjustment you’ll be able to enjoy massage not only in a sitting position but also in a so-called “zero-gravity” pose. Due to this pioneering innovation, you will experience a sensation as if you denied the physics laws and got rid of a gravity pull. Great!
Massage chair’s conveniences are the last major factor you should pay attention to before purchasing this item. Just think – some models have a convenient control panel, while others have a wired or wireless remote control. An LCD display and voice guidance will make the maintenance of a construction very convenient. Owing to an embedded cup holder or an outlet, you will enjoy kneading while working at a laptop or watching TV. As to an upholstery, it has a direct impact on the appearance of a massage chair. The weight and dimensions of the construction define not only its steadiness but also the convenience of transportation. Since most models are equipped with casters, you can move them around your flat without scratching the floor. If you want to live a full life free from stress, it’s high time to buy a massage chair! Just select a massage chair that would tick all the boxes for your requirements and enjoy the harmony of your body and soul!
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