So, you've either made the decision to buy or are seriously considering purchasing an in-home massage chair. Good choice. There are few better investments you can make for your overall health and wellness.
Research shows massage is great for relieving tension and pain, reducing stress, and improving your mental state and outlook.
But, now the hard part comes in. Which one to buy (there are so many!), and do you have to break the bank in order to get a good one?
Luckily, the answer is:
1) any of the below would be excellent and...
2) no, you don't
Read on for this year's best most affordable home massage chairs that are all around winners. Following are cheap massage chair lineup:
Top Rated Chairs On a Budget
#1 First place: Kahuna LM-6800
If you want a fantastic, full-featured, well engineered option, and you can't afford upwards of ten thousand dollars, the Kahuna LM-6800 might be just right for you.
]Take a look and you'll see what I mean. The computer scans your body to begin with, which ensures a tailor-fit massage customized for your exact dimensions, size, and proportions.
The L-track massage systems ensures deep tissue massage from your neck all the way to your glutes. There are three levels of intensity to choose from, so you can adjust from very vigorous to gentle.
There are not one or two, but three different stages of zero gravity body positioning with double foot rollers. Zero gravity is phenomenal for your lower back. This position takes all weight off your spine, joints, and back, increases blood flow, and improves circulation.
You get full body air massage, including in the calves and feet, and double air bags in the shoulder area as well as the arms.
You can choose from six different programs, including yoga stretching, which is superb for stretching your entire body, including neck and shoulders and back, waist, and hips.
If you prefer to create your own, you can pick among five manual techniques.
The special space-saving design is perfect for apartments or small spaces. You only need three inches from the wall in order to fully recline. The foot rest extends up to six inches to accommodate for larger heights, and you get soothing heat therapy along the entire back as well as the calves. There's a nice side pocket for easy stowing of the remote control.
Several owners have noted that it can be difficult to assemble, so the online user manual will come in handy should you need a little help with instructions. And if you're wondering where to buy, it's for sale from online retailers only, such as Amazon.
#2 Osaki OS 4000T
Coming in just behind the Kahuna is the Osaki OS 4000. It's designed and built to deliver massage in the medium intensity range. It has computer scan technology built in for a customized massage tailored to fit your body.
The s-track massage allows for true full body deep tissue massage. The advanced rollers utilized are made to most closely mimic a human massage.
The rollers penetrate into your muscles all the way from your neck and shoulders, down your back, into your glutes and hamstrings, calves, and feet. This is true whole body deep healing massage.
The seat offers vibrational massage, and there is heat in the lumbar area. It also has advanced air bag engineering with 32 air bags in total throughout, massaging your shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet.
You also get zero gravity positioning, which puts you into a weightless position, with your feet above your heart. This releases all the tension and stress from your spine, soothes your lower back, and increases blood flow.
There are three width adjustments and six auto programs to choose from, all accessible via the mini remote control.
You can opt for any of six styles of massage (Swedish, clapping, kneading, shiatsu, combo, and rolling) and five speed and intensity settings. Given the technology and advanced engineering for the price point, this is an amazing deal no matter how you look at it.
#3 iJoy Active 2.0
If you really want to hit the budget jackpot with a beautiful design and fabulous massage, you'll love the iJoy Active 2.0. It's fantastic and retails at a lower price than most non-massage recliners.
It delivers a vigorous massage on the intensity level, and the trademarked "flexglide" system messages by way of a circular motion that is deeply relaxing and powerfully therapeutic.
It eases out tension and stress while going deep into the tissue and muscles to break up any tight spots or knots.
This is one of the most relaxation-inducing products out there. There are three auto programs built in, recharge for rejuvenating tired and sore muscles; perform, for soothing neck and back tension; and think, a full-back refresher.
Or, if you prefer to create your own, you can customize your massage from the techniques available in manual mode. This stylish beauty, available in cream (bone) and dark brown (espresso) is also a true space saver, making it great for small spaces.
#4 Real Relax Massage Chair Recliner
Reviewers and fans of this chair sing its praises for the fact that it has many of the same features as much more expensive versions.
And yet the price is squarely in the budget category. With four auto programs to choose from and zero gravity recline, you can ease away the stress of the way in a single click. It is fit with 50 air bags, so you get air massage in the legs, arms, seat, and shoulders.
There are rollers in the feet, and the footrest extends to accommodate taller people. The air bags in the armrest have the option of a pulsing compression massage. There is vibrational, air, and heat massage in the seat, and heat in the waist area for improved circulation and muscle relaxation.
You can control your settings with a high resolution remote control, and it comes with both a manual and a video with installation instructions. It's backed by a three-year warranty. A nice bonus is the two back wheels, which make it easy to move around any room.
#5 BestMassage EC-06C
Easing into the runner-up position based on the top five in the field, the EC-06 C by BestMassage is still a great option for those watching their bank balances. It's got four built-in preset programs and works on the roller system for your back and neck.
The rollers traverse over an extra long extended track, so you get deep tissue relief from your neck all the way down to your lower back lumbar region. The massage techniques featured are percussion, compression, shiatsu, kneading, and rolling.
It offers a heat option and has over 30 airbags throughout the chair, 20 of which are in the lower body, so you can choose to get an excellent compression massage in your feet, legs, and thighs.
You can choose from three levels of air massage intensity, and there's an automatic recline setting. A huge bonus, and one thing that really makes this a standout is the excellent hand massage option.
Super Budget Friendly Alternative: portable massage pad
If you're looking for something even easier on your wallet, you should consider a massage chair pad.
You can pick one up for about a tenth of the lowest price chair in our list, and you can take it with you wherever you go.
They fit most any chair, and they're excellent for home, travel, and the office. Some of them even come equipped with a car adapter, so you can relax with a deep massage while you commute.
Whether you're going for biggest bang for the buck, features, design, or engineering, you can't go wrong with any of these options.
Relaxing, rejuvenating, and relieving tension are definitely within reach no matter what your preference.