After a long and extensive research in the realm of zero-gravity massage chairs, including investigation of how and where they were manufactured, personal experience, and talking to experts Luraco Technologies iRobotics 7 is the best massage chair in 2019.
If you know my work with massage chairs, you probably aware that 95% of all massage chairs and brands are not even worth considering, including this overpriced garbage Here (pardon my language).
But, we found a clear winner / winners, thanks to state of art body detection technology, one of the highest numbers of air bags found in electric full body shiatsu massage chairs.
Superb adjustability will offer the great massage experience, regardless height, body composition or personal preferences.
Based on my tests, personal experience and going through countless massage chair reviews I listed top-rated models below...
Best Chair In Mid Price Range (8500)
Top On a Budget (KahuNa)
Best Massage Chair (Updated 2019 Reviews)
Also it’s the quietest of all massage chair models, so your massage experience is accompanied only by your favorite music (built-in mp3 player and speakers) and not the noise of it's motors and air pump.
Also, Luraco offers one of the top warranties in the massage chair industry (5 years on parts, 3 years on labor), which is extremely important when you invest big sum of money into your health.
Luraco Technologies iRobotics 7
This massage chair model is the most advanced massage chair on market; it easily adjusts to your body and your preferences, to provide with the most human-like massage*
* Also this one is an expensive full body shiatsu shiatsu massage chairs. Cheaper alternatives do exist. Bellow we listed such an alternatives
While we think, iRobotics 7 are truly the #1, Human Touch NovoXT is definitely another great reclining massage chair to consider. The main advantage of NovoXT is that it’s wall hanger or space-saver.
You can position chair only 2 inches from the wall and can transition to full recline / reclined position smoothly and 10 inches shorter (from front to back) and 7 inches narrower (from left to right).
Perfect for smaller apartments or limited spaces.
Chair lacking a little bit in functionality, though. NovoXT has only heat in lumbar area, while Luraco’s has heat on all spine, seat and feet with adjustable settings of intensity.
You can adjust massage strength for neck and shoulders, back and foot area independently.
However, HT brand / chair that offers 5 year warranty on labor that gives you 2 extra worry-free years, compared to Lauraco’s recliner. It is one of the best massage chairs according to many large brick and mortal and online retailers.
Human Touch NovoXT
this massage chair requires only 2 inches of space from the wall to transition to reclined position. But this massage chair is missing in heat functions and in level of massage adjustability.
Besides 2D roller instead of 3D ( you can get it in IT-8500 3X chair, if you eager to spend extra $1,000) Infinity IT-8500 will perform on the level of iRobotics 7 or NovoXT.
8500 massge chairs has everything you need, like heat feature, foot rollers, neck&head massage, body detection technology, audio speakers and many more. But chair also reasonably priced, what makes this full body shiatsu massage chair a very popular in the industry.
If you have $5,000, the good way to spend them is on a new Infinity IT-8500.
Budget pick #1
top massage chair under $5,000:
Despite lower price this massage chairs make a fair competition to luxury massage chairs with its versatile features and reliability.
While massage experience in high-end recliners are really worth the money, not everyone can spend as much on a electric full body massage recliner chair as on a used car in an excellent condition. But all of us will profit from daily relaxing massage, as it reduce stress, muscle soreness, improves sleep and improve blood flow (blood circulation / blood pressure).
In this situation Kahuna LM6800 could be a right option for you. It’s reasonably sized (require only 5 inches of space from the wall), with heat available in lumbar and calf area. This massage chair has 4 rollers and 36 air bags for full-body massage.
Kahuna lm6800 massage chairs are one of the most popular models among Amazon Recliners in this price range.
Kahuna LM-6800 is reasonably priced massage chair with most of the features a good massage chair must have.
But let’s be realistic that LM-6800 is around 4 times cheaper than iRobotics7 or NovoXT. Massage Chair shouldn’t be placed in the same line, but rather to be seen as low-budget option for those who can’t afford $7,000-10,000 on a premium massage chair.
Main features of LM-6800 massage chair:
- L-track –it has quad 2D massage rollers with adjustable strength. Massage Chair can go up to massage your glutes for the thorough whole back massage.
- Double Foot Rollers – beside air massage, this massage chair has double massage rollers in foot section (foot roller).
- Massage Chairs Airbag– 30 airbags with 3-level intensity settings.
- Lumbar and Calf Heat – heat therapy in low back and calf area for better relax, circulation and relaxation
- Vibration in Seat – soothing vibration for better pressure / stress relief and release
- Yoga body stretch – yoga stretch massage program helps to stretch front of your body, spine and hamstrings.
- Computer Bodyscan – computer body detection technology helps chair’s massage rollers and air-cells to get into right places.
- Zero gravity – two ZG positions for “floating-in-the-air” sensations and relax.
- Space saving function – requires only 5 inches of space from the wall. It makes it not only affordable massage chair but space saving as well.
As you can see that it has many features only available in higher priced massage chairs. So it’s a lot of good you will get for a very attractive price tag. But before you decide to buy you should be aware about the most common complaints related to LM-6800.
Many users don’t like that fabric in foot roller section is too thin and strength of massage is too hard. It’s fixable though, you can add some extra padding like a towel and it won’t be a problem anymore.
This massage chair is available only in beige - that could be a problem for people who wants wider color options. This massage chair is made in China and often has problems with assembly, so it’s always better to order white-glove delivery. Nobody wants to be disappointed before even trying an expensive massage chair.
Electric Full-body Kahuna LM-6800 is available only through online retailers, so there is no way for you to try a those massage chairs before buying. You will enjoy this Kahuna massage chair recliner lm6800, unless you’re more than 6’ tall, as it doesn’t handle well anybody above this height.
There are more brands available then been listed here such as Brookstone, OSIM, Authentic Beautyhealth shiatsu recliner. Nevertheless, brands and models above are the TOP at the time of this review. If you do not make your decision just yet, we are working to bring you comparison chart of most popular models.
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Budget pick #2
top rated chair under $2,000:
This zero gravity massage chair recliner lacks in many area compared to high-end models. However it’s the top massage chair for the money and it will give you a better massage than other similarly priced models.
While our team believes that Luraco iRobotics7 are totally worth it, we understand that some would like to look at more options before buying. And if Human Touch NovoXT, Infinity IT-8500 and Kahuna LM6800 are not enough to satisfy you, consider next four models.
Best Non Zero-gravity Chair
Fujiiryoki EC-3800 Massage Chair (Dr. Fuji Cyber-Relax)
Fujiiryoki EC-3800 is 100% Japan made, the most popular brand in Japan. That means no other chair in the list will offer you the same reliability and quality of production.
This chair’s innovative Kiwama Mecha 4D kneading ball system controls the speed and time of all 3D movements to replicate the movements of the human hand. Massage chair is available on limited number of models. EC-3800 also has 18 automatic pre-programmed massage sessions and super good stretch automatic programs. Also made from black leather material (also available in beige color)
The drawback of this chair is an absence of heat therapy. Some customers over 6’ complains that this massage chair doesn’t fit them properly, despite to be advertised for people up to 6’3’’.
Inada DreamWave (former Inada Sogno DreamWave)
Inada Dreamwave is another Japanese chair. It’s designed and assembled in Japan and uses some China-made parts though. It’s still good-made and reliable.
DreamWave massage chair has 3D quad roller massage system, which could be called 4D as you can adjust its speed too. Massage Chair has great airbag massage system, including shoulder, made by special shoulder unit, not seen on other therapeutic massage chairs.
This chair also has foot rollers, stretch program and heat in seat and lumbar area. Some special massage chair features include DreamWave function.
It vibrates and rocks the seat from side to side in 8-shaped motion promoting relaxation, and Youth Program letting children 14 years and over to use it. Additionally this massage chair is one of the quietest with only iRobotics7 even quieter.
The drawback that it was first introduced in 2007 under Inada Sogno DreamWave name. Chair received minor updates (software update) in 2012 and called Inada Dreamwave. So while Dreamwave is still one of the bestter chairs, still stands back compared to more innovative and best massage chairs.
Osaki OS-4D JP Pro
Osaki OS-4D JP Pro is the only model made in Japan. It’s actually made by Fujiiryoki as private label for Osaki.
Everything that applies to Fujiiryuki brand applies to this one: great quality of roller massage and airbags, their ability to work together coherently, providing with the most relax massage. Chair has Kiwami Mecha 4D rollers and airbags with ability to adjust intensity settings and heat in lumbar area and foot area.
Drawbacks: the absence of foot rollers, pretty archaic stretch program and short S-track roller (less than 22’’). This model while advertised for people up to 6’, but in reality works better for someone not exceeding 5’8’’.
However, that is still great chairs that you definitely should consider.
Some other popular models are: Osaki OS-1000, Osaki OS 3D Pro Dreamer, Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber, Osaki OS-4000 , osaki os-4000 t (4000t) executive zero gravity, Osaki OS-7200H, For The whole Osaki Chair product lineup click here.
Best Full Body Zero Gravity Massage Chairs
Infinity Iyashi Zero Gravity Massage Chair
It’s really worth adding Infinity Iyashi to the list of zero gravity chairs to consider. This massage chair has multiple features that make it to stand out. It has 49’ L-track, the longest on the market as well as rollers in the foot.
This model has Thai stretch program, posture correction, Bluetooth speakers and lumbar heat available. Plus it’s a wall-hanger type of massage chair, which requires only 1’’ from wall to function properly.
The drawbacks: Iyashi chair models were introduced to the market 5 years+ ago, when many recent technological novelties like 3D or 4D rollers didn’t existed. Despite that, this chair hardly can be called outdated and makes a decent competition to newer models.
Who Should Buy a Massage Chair
You know that feeling at the end of the day, when you’re tired, feel pain or your body aches, but your spouse or significant other doesn’t feel too excited about giving you full body massage. Neither you have an option to drop in to therapist without an appointment.
Now imagine that you have a good zero-gravity massaging chair. It doesn’t matter anymore, if your spouse tired or if you didn’t schedule your appointment. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blizzard or "like-in-the-oven" outdoors. You just sit in zero gravity position (ZG), press the start button and enjoy massage, stretching and heat therapy while listening your favorite song. And all that in the comfort of your own home / house / appartment.
Either you’re an office worker or a professional athlete or stay-at-home mom or a nurse, you can benefit from having a daily regular or intense / deep tissue massage. Multiple studies showed the effectiveness and health benefits of professional massage.
Robotic massage chairs were invented in Japan in 1954, and nowadays every 5th household in Japan owns one.
Western medicine also agrees on that regular massages (as well as intense / deep tissue massage) can help your health in various ways. It helps to reduce muscle pain (even chronic pain relief), relax muscles and relief pressure, stress and tension, fight anxiety and depression, as well as sleep better and deeper (fall asleep faster).
Massage Chairs Buyer’s Guide
Modern high-end massage chairs are so complex that often it’s can be frustrating to understand what you need to look for. Especially that so many brands are present on market, and price brand to brand can vary significantly.
Prior to choosing one that fits right, you need understand important features , how good they are made and how easy to resolve any issue, should it arise.
Massage Chair Features
Modern massage chairs - a piece of high-tech equipment. Robotic massage chairs have numerous features that can improve your overall massage experience. Understanding all possible features will simplify your search of perfect one significantly.
Here are main features you need to be aware of:
Zero-gravity is a position of your whole body, when the weight distribution is the most even. As if you float in weightlessness of a space ship. It provides the most relaxation to all of your body parts especially lower back.
You can achieve that with 30° upward tilt of the seat and 120° between sit and the back. NASA introduced ZG features as an optimal seating position for astronauts in a spaceship.
There are many non-massage chairs that are zero-gravity. And not all high-end massage chairs are zero-gravity. Our top 4 picks are all zero gravity massage chair models. But there are plenty quality equipment that provide great massage without getting you in zero-gravity recline position.
Which one to choose is up to you, but the main difference you will experience in 0-gravity vs. non-0-gravity is:
- Zero-gravity is more relaxing for your back. If you have back pain, zero-gravity is a great choice for relax and pain relief.
- Rollers in non-zero-gravity models reach further into the seat, giving you better buttocks massage. But that’s when we’re talking about the same length of massage rollers’ track. Thus, if you want zero-gravity with better rich, choose one with L-track or longer S-track (ltrack is just an extension of S-track)
If zero-gravity is not one of the vital features for you, find out more about top non-zero-gravity models down below.
Number of air cells
Air cells massage different parts of your body by inflating and deflating and providing pressure. The higher number of air bags, the better air massage experience it will produce. Some air bags can have two or three layers meaning that with each inflated layer you will have higher pressure on particular spot of your body.
Number of rollers and their range of motion
Same as with air bags, the more massage rollers the better. But besides total number of rollers, the position and range of motion matters.
Quad Rollers Features vs. Dual Rollers Features
These types of rollers are located in the back and give you a massage from neck to glutes. Dual rollers have two roller heads on each roller while quad rollers have four roller heads on each roller.
Usually dual rollers can give you a more intense massage (more pressure), while quad massage rollers give a gentler one with pressure points spread among four rollers on each side instead of two. So if you’re a person, who usually removes cushioning from massage therapy chairs and massage pads, double rollers are definitely is a better choice for you.
S-Track rollers vs. L-Track rollers
It is known that our spine is somewhat S-shaped. Manufacturers created S-track rollers to repeat that curve of your spine and to provide same intercity massage along all of your back, but don’t go further than your lower back.
On other hand L-track goes up to the end of your glutes and creating a curve that resembles letter L in shape, from which they got their name.
Because L-track goes until your thigh area, they are longer up to 49 inches, while S-track length usually ranges from about 28 to 31 inches. Thus that totally understandable that L-track will be longer than S-track and you should compare length of tracks only within the same track type.
On question which track is better, the answer, probably, will be L-track as it will give more intense massage to your glutes than air-cells chair massager.
However, limited number of chairs have L-track features (now most massage chairs rated as best massage chairs, event cheaper models have L-track) and those which have it lacks some other great features, so it’s up to you to decide which features are more important to you.
2D 3D 4D rollers
First rollers can move only up/down and left/right. They called 2D rollers. Japanese brand Fujiiryoki first introduced 3D rollers to the market. Innovation was massage roller that is able to move not only up-down and right-left, but also forward and back, imitating masseuse hands that can press harder in one moment and gently in another.
3D roller is a great advantage, and if you think 2D vs. We recommend to consider 3D roller option when shopping for right massage chairs.
Another thing to know about rollers is that, while majority have back rollers, only limited amount of robotic massage chairs have rollers in feet or quad area. Roller is always stronger and more thorough than air-bag. If you’re a runner or biker, or stand all day, or just give a big importance to feet massage, it’s better for you to consider one that have rollers besides air-cells in desired areas.
If you ever wondered what’s up about 4D rollers, and how it’s even possible? The answer is 4D is just a marketing trick. The difference in 3D vs. 4D rollers are just that you can control rollers’ speed and make them move slower of faster.
We all know that heat has very soothing influence on the aching body, making heat therapy option a very valuable addition to any model. Pay attention to heating pad and in what areas heat is available, and if you can adjust intensity.
Massage types and massage programs / techniques
Different manufacturers call their massage programs /techniques different name, but most of them consist of the same roller motions: rolling, kneading, tapping, and shiatsu types of massage.
- Rolling massage - the massage rollers move up and down the back
- Kneading massage- the massage rollers move in a circular pattern to create kneading pattern
- Tapping massage - the massage rollers moves imitating "karate chop" massage techniques
- Shiatsu massage - the massage rollers press onto certain points on your back (acupoints) to relieve tension / pressure
It’s necessary to add for people who search for “Shiatsu massage chair” that you need to understand two points”
- Often any shiatsu massage chair with massage rollers might called: “Shiatsu”, so you need to double-check that chairs really have Shiatsu massage program.
- Shiatsu massage program is targeting special pressure points on your body. That is why it is a must to have a good body detection technology in order to find right spots and perform Shiatsu massage on them. You need to be careful about any cheap recliner that claims to have Shiatsu program.
Check this video of Dr. Alan Weidner, the specialist in luxurious massage chairs features visual explanation of Shiatsu techniques.
Another good option which many high-end massage chairs have and many is a stretching program. During this massage session you can gently move your body to stretch different parts.
Another massage type / style, which many find very soothing and relaxing, is vibration. Usually it’s the simplest chairs and massage cushions and chair massagers which offers vibration and nothing else. Sometimes sophisticated robotic massage chairs also include vibration massage program for added relaxation.
Body scan technology and adjustability
The quality of massage is very dependable on how good it can detect your body and adjust to its composition (body scan technology)
In other words will it detect correctly where your neck is, and how wide is your shoulder (neck and shoulders position adjustment) Or will it constantly hitting wrong places causing discomfort if not a pain.
Also you need to know if footrest (stretched foot rest) and armrest can adjust sufficiently to fit your very long or very short body.
Many Japanese brands of have a problem to accommodate taller and larger people, as they tailored to more petite Japanese body constitution. Checking on either armrest moves when shiatsu chairs go to reclined position (full recline) also a good idea. As if it's not your arms will slip out from armrest and won't get proper massage in this position.
Every model has specification for height range and maximum weight they can perform optimally.
Level of customization
We all are different and we can differ in our preferences too. The ability to adjust its massage and other options (like heat or vibration) to your needs can go a long way.
When considering a model for purchase, look at how much you can customize your massage experience: whether chairs haves intensity levels and/or heat, whether intensity level settings applied to the whole shiatsu chair or you can set different intensity for different parts of your body, or whether you can tell it to work on specific part of your body with specific technique.
Audio, Screen and Remote control Settings
Several models are equipped with audio speakers for you to enjoy your favorite music. One for some of you, dear music lovers, that can mean a lot. Details on what kind of music carrier you can use to play music from is differ from model to model and hardly will tbe one of the deciding features for you to consider.
Same as user-friendliness and response time for screen and/or remote control. Some models are easier to operate and are more intuitive than other, but for the most of us it’s not a key factor for choosing a right model.
Size and space required for operation (dimensions)
Robotic massage chairs are pretty bulky. You need to decide, where you will put the chair, and how much space is available. Every model lists its size and space required for smooth operation.
Some are bulkier than other. If space is limited look for models that advertised as having wall-hangers, they require less space for operation (space-saving feature).
Full Body Massage chairs are noisy enough. Imagine all those motors and air pump working together. If you plan to use it where other family members present, you can interfere with their activities.
Though, if noisiness is a problem for you Luraco iRobotics7 is the quietest of them all, besides being topo-rted model with top performance settings.
Easiness of set-up
Some models such as iRobotics7 are very easy to set up even by NOT very handy man. And some other models will get nervous even the most experienced tech guy.
Easiness of set up shouldn’t be a key for your decision, but consider white glove delivery, when in doubt that you can get it right. Most sellers offer it.
Some are sold fully assembled, but in this case you need to double-check if massage chair will fit in your door frame, when delivered.
Production Quality, Warranty and After-sale Support
Japan is a birth place of robotic massage chairs. Until now models made in Japan were most reliable. However, even the most reliable brands can break or malfunction. That’s why good warranty and customer service also goes a long way.
Generally models that are made in Japan priced significantly higher. Nowadays some Japanese brands started to outsource parts manufacturing partially or completely to China in order to compete on world’s market. Though most of them still have good quality control, and preferred before Chinese manufacturers.
As with everything that at list once outsourced to China, Chinese companies started to produce their own equipment under various brand names. Some are decent quality, others are braking often, malfunction and hard to set up.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to search the brand you never heard of before shop for one. Even an average model made in China can cost a couple of grands.
Taiwan is another country, who makes parts. Particularly Luraco massage chairs while assembled in USA, made of Taiwanese parts. Taiwan considered to be a better quality of production than China. But Luraco brand / chair offers one of the top warranty plus US-based customer support, so even if the problem arise it can be solved faster.
Warranty ranges from 1 to 5 years on labor and parts. With only Luraco offering 6-months commercial warranty, in case you’re looking for a model to use in your business.
Bottom line, Japanese massage chairs are great but pricey. US made (or rather assembled) is reasonably priced and with good quality control. Chinese massage chairs are in majority with quality that significantly varies from item to item, component to component.
Price can vary drastically from $300 for a vibration model to $10,000 for a full body recliner with the most leading features and technologies incorporated. Japanese chairs cost more than Chinese. You will notice that Fujiiryoki, Inada and Panasonic have significantly higher prices than HT, Cozzia massage chair or Omega for the same level robotic recliners. Ijoy chair line such as Human Touch Ijoy 2580 (Ijoy2580) or Human Touch Ijoy Active 2.0 are cheap (affordable price point), but lacking most of the features of best massage chairs.
The Panasonic massage chairs are usually higher priced taking to the account that they mostly made in China. Also pay attention to regular chair price vs special price many brands may introduce during some holidays. Deep discounts are often available (especially for older models).
Despite so wide massage chair price range there is one for every budget. But the less you pay the less you will get. An electric recliner below $5,000 can lack in such features compared to more expensive models:
- Quality of airbag massagers especially in arms, shoulders and leg area of a massage chair
- Absence of massage chair feet rollers
- Absence of builtin heating system or limited heat options
- 3D massage rollers
- Body scanning technology
- Level of customization settings
- Quality of massage chair remote control
Nowadays you can buy office chair with massage function built in, but every office leisure recliner chair model we came across posses low quality built-in massaging hardware.
So, which brand of massage chair is the best?
It could be overwhelming for inexperienced buyer to figure out, what model to choose and how they compare to each other. And the good rule of thumb is to choose trusted brand that is on market for a while, the brand that stands for its products and won’t go out of business in a year or two, because chair is an item you plan on using for many many years (brand comparison table is coming soon).
That is why knowing the brands you can trust, drastically ease your search of a perfect full body massage chair.
Overall all Japanese brands of are trustworthy, despite where they produce parts and assemble their products, as they still have good quality control.
However, besides Fujiiryoki, which always 100% Japan-made, rest of the brands produce them both in Japan and China or in Japan but with China-made parts. Despite that those names still will be preferred over totally Chinese brands or US brands made in China.
Besides Japanese chairs, Luraco is the only one made in USA or rather assembled in USA as parts are made in Taiwan. However, Taiwanese parts are considered better quality than most of Chinese ones. Thus, Luraco is a great brand to consider, especially if take to the account their customer service.
The third group of brands you can look at are US and Chinese brands made in China but by large and respectable companies, that have been long enough on the market.
We presently would not recommend Fujita massage chairs as they made in China and company despite being located in California and making them for a long time has a terrible customer support. If you decide to buy one of their full body massage chairs after reading our buying guide, consider yourself on your own, should any problem arise. Their website is also poorly managed.
Also be diligent that Asian massage chairs can be referred to both Japanese and Chinese, which can differ in quality drastically. Korean massage chairs are also Asian, but there is no Korea-made electric massage chair recliners on US market.
Though, in June 2016 Korean brand Boyfriend plans to open 150+ stores in USA by 2022.
When searching for reviews, be skeptical about quality of Schultz ZycraPulse Lounge (as recent industry research showed that many review websites recommend this model).
Shultz makes only one model of massage lounge chair, doesn’t state where it’s made (most likely China), doesn’t have adequate company information and product reviews are estimated to be mostly fake by fakespot.com It’s also priced at more than $14,000 what makes this massage chair is the most expensive model.
We can’t review every brand name in the industry as new ones are constantly popping-out. Majority if not all unfamiliar names will be China-made massage chairs sourced by US-based entrepreneurs. Very often new companies (such as BestMassage (click here), Ideal Massage Shiatsu (click here), Real Relax Massage chair (here), Comfort Products, Relaxonchair (click here), Forever Rest, Relaxzen, TruMedic) offer better price to seduce you to buy. If you want a inexpensive and basic massage chair model with more quality massaging features you can explore those brands on your own. Popular models that are popular among reviewers but that we are not recommending (unless on a tight budget) are BestMassage 06C Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner Stretched Foot Rest (EC-06C), BestMassage Recliner 3D Massager with Heat EC201, WholeBody 7, WholeBody 5, Zerog 5, AcuTouch, InstaShiatsu, Relaxonchair MK-II Plus (Relaxonchair mkii plus), RELAXONCHAIR MK-IV, BestMassage Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair, kahuna superior massage chair
Consider these tips on reviewing massage recliners brands.
- Examine official website on overall appearance, contact information (if there is a physical address and phone-number), and related products they sell.
- Check company overview on www.bloomberg.com
- Check review quality on fakespot.com
Luraco iRobotics 7
By being the great chair by many standards (with great body detection technology and minimal user’s height at 4’7’’) Luraco Technology iRobotics 7 make the best choice for petite people.
Inada Sogno Dreamwave
Inada Dreamwave is one of the best massage chairs for shorter people due its “Youth” program that was created to massage properly smaller body frames. Chair also a great if other members of the family who plan on using this massage chair are taller than 6’, as this model of Inada can handle a person up to 6’5’’ tall.
Panasonic EP3007 is another model to consider for miniature folks. Massage chair can accommodate a person as petite as 4’6’’. But it doesn’t work very well for anybody above 6’. It is small massage chair (width) compared to other models from PNS.
This Panasonic EP model is for you, if you looking for more budget friendly model with stronger roller massage. Inada Dreamwave is more expensive and its massage is more gentle. But you need to remember that Inada is made in Japan unlike China-made Panasonic. Additionally, EP3007 Real Pro Ultra lacks many features like upper arm and neck massage.
Panasonic also doesn’t have 3D roller or heat option. Both models are nonzero-gravity. Another popular model is Panasonic EP-1285TL Leather Urban Collection (outdated but still for sale with top deals available at the end of the year).
If you not shorter than 4’11’’ IT-8500 also could be a good option for you. Especially with its attractive price (see the full review here).
Body composition differs from person to person. It’s worth to specify that we will be talking about massage chairs that will most likely fit a tall person with evenly distributed body weight. For example people with extremely wide shoulders or people with really large waist circumference are always advised to try chair personally before buying.
Human Touch Novo XT
Novo XT sets the highest limit on user’s height at 6’9’’ with weight limit at 300lb. Considering that this recliner acquires all recent technologies and slick modern design, chair is highly recommended (read the full review here).
Luraco iRobotics 7
Luraco is making to the best robotic massage chairs in this category too. Luraco Technologies is a well-known military contractor. iRobotics 7 is the only medical model that is used for soldiers’ recovery at military bases in US. It is an upgraded model from iRobotics 6.
If the massage chair works well for soldiers, who often taller and wider in shoulders, then it should fit you as well. At least if you’re not exceeding 6’7’’ and 300 lbs, as that is manufacturers height and weight limit.
US soldiers use Luraco iRobotics 7 at military base:
Dreamwave made on this list as well. What a fabulous and versatile massage therapy chair. Inada states that its models can accommodate people up to 6’5’’ and 295 lb. in their manual. But they also say that if you can fit into the any of their massage chairs, you can safely use it without weight limitations.
Infinity Iyashi, zero-gravity recliner that sets the limit on customer’s height at 6’6’’. However their weight limitation is only 285 lb. If you over that limit and up to 350 lbs., Infinity IT-9800 could be a better option for you.
Infinity IT-9800 is cheaper chair that doesn’t have foot massager function (foot massage) and arm massage (hand massage). It doesn’t have air bag or 3D roller as Dreamwave massage chair, or speakers and Bluetooth connectivity as Iyashi, but this chair has calf rollers and heated massage option.
Maximum height for this chair is 6’7’’. If fancier massage chairs won’t fit your body comfortably, definitely look at this massage chair recliner chair with massage and heat.
Best Shaistu Massage Chair Summary
Now that you are familiar with the best massage chair reviews for 2019, you can choose wisely the best option for your individual needs.
But as of now (if money is not an issue) - our expert advise will be Luraco iRobotics 7. It is feature-packed, comfortable and one of the best massage chairs as of 2019!