Here at Bedplanet we have decided to put together a list of the best massage chairs that were available in 2016. These are in no particular order. We focused on features, comfort and quality. Three things that are very important when you are deciding to buy a massage chair. We hope to make your massage chair shopping experience as easy as possible.
The OS-4000LS is based on the OS-4000T, but it features a whole new modern design. Some of the new upgrades are in the L-Track technology, Adjustable Should Airbags and Deeper Massage Programs. The previous features that you loved, Zero Gravity Recline, Heat, Kneading Foot Roller and Full Body Air Compression are all still there. The biggest upgrade is the L-Track technology. This massage track style extends the roller from your neck all the way down to your glutes. Other track styles tend to stop at the tailbone. Adjustable shoulder airbags can be positioned to fit many body types, and users with broad shoulders will really appreciate this feature. Deeper massage programs are also present in the OS-4000LS. These programs will create a more intense massage experience. The Osaki OS-4000LS is a fantastic addition to the 4000 series. For many people the small price jump from the OS-4000T to the OS-40000LS is going to be instantly worth it.
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Ogawa Smart 3D
The Ogawa Smart 3D burst onto the market in early 2016 and hasn’t stopped since. It is one of the best selling chairs with its innovative designs. The Smart 3D is the first chair to incorporate a tablet into its controls. This is going to create an instant familiarity with the user, as it is just like your own tablets or smart phones. The Samsung HD tablet comes preloaded with Ogawa’s Smart App. Connecting through Bluetooth you will be able to fully control the chair from the app. Unlimited user profiles will allow you to create unique massage programs for your entire family. Wifi ability allows you to keep the chair current and even update it over time. That means the chair that you purchase today can have new massage programs added to it over time. This isn’t just a chair with a fancy tablet attached. Other impressive innovations are the SmartSense technology, touch stop sensors, 17 unique programs, 6 additional advanced techniques, self diagnostics and much more. This chair is creating a class of it’s own at the moment, being the only chair available that is completely intergraded into a tablet. For those who want the newest technology at the tips of their fingers, this is the perfect chair.
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The Panasonic EP-MA73 is one of the few chairs that is designed and engineered in Japan. This particular chair has a strong reputation for its impressive quality. The EP-MA73 features advanced 3D roller technology and is utilized by the quad style rollers that were created to mimic the forefinger and thumb of a hand. Speed adjustments in the rollers help create a massage that feels like it is being given by an actual masseuse. The highly sophisticated massage programs accurately hit all of the areas along the back that will need attention. The heated massage rollers are going to heighten the massage experience even more. Most massage chairs just have heated plates, not heat in the actual rollers. The neck and shoulders will get additional attention with the unique grasping technique that is able to reach over and push down. The ability to rotate the ottoman allows this chair to function as standard furniture when not in use, or grants you the ability to have a massage without the footrest. Many other additional features make the Panasonic EP-MA73 a purchase that you will be very happy with for a very long time.
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The Bella by uKnead is the perfect chair for someone that wants a massage in their home, but doesn’t want to sacrifice their décor to have that option. This chair was developed and designed with décor and style in mind. They didn’t just create a visually pleasing chair, the Bella is packed with some features that are going to make your days a lot easier. An elongated massage stroke is used on the Bella as well as a Shiatsu program that is not commonly found on many chairs. Combined with the heated seat, waist twist motions and full airbag enclosures, you are going to want to sit in this chair again and again. The finishing touch is the hide-away retractable footrest. This continues the trend of making the chair fit into your décor style wise, and completely invigorating massage wise. This chair is perfect for someone who wants a massage chair in their living room, but doesn’t want the chair to actually look like a massage chair.
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Luraco iRobotics 7
Luraco has created one of the most advanced chairs on the market with the iRobotics 7. Luraco is the only brand that designs, engineers and assembles their chairs in the United States. It isn’t surprising that their chairs present an amazing level of quality and craftsmanship. Being made in America, they have designed the chair with the American body shape in mind. The height ranges is from 4’8” up to 6’7” with a max user weight of 300lbs. This is a huge benefit to the quality of your massage. The double body scan that is done by 3D technology creates one of the most accurate massages available. The combination of the seat sway feature and the heat in the lower lumbar and feet will make sure that your entire body is getting attention. Compile all these features with the deep massage programming, touch screen remote, zero gravity, stretching and full body air compression, and you are bound to walk away completely relaxed. The Luraco i7 is a chair for someone that wants the best and this chair is going to leave you satisfied.
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Osaki JP Premium 4S Japan
The Osaki JP Premium 4S Japan is one of the most popular massage chairs that is actually Japanese designed. Featuring some of the best roller technology in the industry, this is a chair that is going to hit all of the right spots. The Osaki JP Premium 4S is one of the only massage chairs that is available in the United States, but completely made in Japan. 4D roller technology uses an advanced two head roller mechanism that has speed adjustments to personalize the massage to your own preference. The rollers can also be adjusted up to 3.5” to create a deeper massage or even a massage that has a light touch. The massage combinations feel almost endless on this chair. If you are looking to experience a massage that is on par with one you would get in Japan, this is the chair for you. The Osaki JP Premium 4S Japan knows all of the right places to reach and allows you to determine how exactly you would want that to be done.
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The Osaki OS-4000T sits very comfortably on many ‘best of’ lists. Being one of the best selling massage chairs it is not surprising that it still has a strong presence in the market. The OS-4000T is an upgrade from the previous OS-4000 model. Zero Gravity Recline, heat, full body air compression and foot rollers are just some of the features that are on this impressive chair. One of the reasons that the OS-4000T continues to be popular is the impressive feature list paired with an affordable price tag. This is an ideal chair for someone that wants to get a massage chair into their home, but doesn’t want to make a massive financial commitment at the same time.
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Ogawa Active SuperTrac
The Ogawa Active Supertrac is a quality design that is going to give you the best in massage track options. The Supertrac uses unique technology that allows the chair to go all the way from your neck down to your glutes. This is something that an L-Track can do, but with the SuperTrac you can do it in when you are fully laying down. The L-Track has to keep you in one position for the track style to work properly. This isn’t just a chair with an impressive track system. The Ogawa Active SuperTrack is also loaded with many other features that you will love. Zero gravity recline, 180 degree bed position, heat and stretching are just a few of the available features. The Ogawa Active is a chair that is going to have you covered from top to bottom, which is something you will easily appreciate after a long day.
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Titan Pro Executive
The Titan Pro Executive is a feature packed chair that also offers an intense deep tissue massage. 3D roller technology exists in this chair and has the ability to extend up to 4” into the body, creating a deep tissue massage. Deep pressure is applied along your entire spine from neck to tailbone. The intense massage is carried all the way down to the feet and into the foot rollers. Many other features are included in the Titan Pro Executive such as zero gravity recline, full body air compression, stretch features, heat, Bluetooth connectivity w/ speakers, and more. The Titan Pro Executive is one of the few massage chairs that is going to give you a deep, intense massage at this price point.
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The Ogawa Refresh is an impressive chair at an even more impressive price point. The compact design is packed with features that go above other chairs in this category. The SmartCurve technology is gong to create a deeper neck massage and pay attention to every spot on your spine as it moves down your body. Compile that with the zero gravity recline, heat, stretching and full body airbag system and you are going to get a revitalizing experience. Full control of your massage experience can be done through the LCD remote. The Ogawa Refresh is a chair that is going to sit nicely in your home without breaking the bank.
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