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10 Best Heated Massage Chairs for 2021

10 Best Heated Massage Chairs for 2021

Heated Massage Chairs: What You Need to Know

Not all massage chairs on the market today come with a heat function, but heat therapy has become such a popular feature that it’s increasingly prevalent. That being said, there are absolutely some massage chair models that deliver more effective thermotherapy than others, whether that’s the level of heat or the coverage. But what exactly does heat therapy mean in a massage chair?

Heated massage chairs are designed to deliver gentle, sustained heat to certain parts of the body to aid in relaxation and tension relief. Nestled amid a heated massage chair’s complex internal network of rollers, scissors and motors are heating elements that are controlled by the chair’s operating system. Heating elements are most frequently aligned with the lumbar, or lower back region, since many people tend to carry a lot of tension here. Some massage chairs will also include heating elements in the footrest to target the calves and soles of the feet.

Like most of the functions in a massage chair, the heat is accessed through the remote or control pad, and can typically be adjusted to the user’s desired intensity.

The Benefits of Heat Therapy

Besides feeling amazing, heated massage recliners have some practical benefits.

When your muscles are tense, blood flow is restricted to them, which means that any soreness or damage in your muscles can’t be treated by the healing oxygen and proteins in your blood. Tense or sore muscles equal longer healing times — and ongoing pain or discomfort. However, when heat is applied to sore or damaged muscles, blood flow increases, which speeds up the body’s natural recovery process.

Athletes, arthritis sufferers and those recovering from injury use heat therapy to relieve pain, soothe inflammation and decrease joint stiffness. When applied following a workout (or simply a long day), heat therapy can help relax tense or strained muscles and aid in stretching. Pair gentle heat with a stress-relieving massage, and you’ll understand why heated massage recliners are so popular.

Best Heated Massage Chairs for 2021

  1. Kyota M898 Yutaka
  2. Infinity Evolution 3D/4D
  3. Infinity Genesis Max 4D
  4. Brookstone Mach IX
  5. Kyota M680 Kaizen 3D
  6. Human Touch Novo XT
  7. Daiwa Solace
  8. Cozzia Qi SE
  9. Kyota M888 Kokoro
  10. Sharper Image Revival

1. Kyota M898 Yutaka

As the Yutaka’s massage rollers get to work, it can feel as though the heat targeting your lower back is moving along with the rollers. While this is something of an illusion, targeted lumbar heat does loosen the soft tissue around your spine, increasing blood flow to your lower back muscles and encouraging the surrounding muscles to relax as well. As those areas relax, blood flow increases, resulting in that warming sensation. Talk about soothing!

Price: $7,500

Massage Techniques:

  • 4D Shiatsu
  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 4D Massage Technology
  • Air Ionizer
  • Chromotherapy Programs & Mood Lighting
  • Intelligent Back Scanning
  • Intelligent Voice Command & Control
  • Joystick Quick Access Control
  • Kneading & Oscillating Calf Rollers
  • LED Chromotherapy Lighting
  • L-track
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Mechanical Scanning Foot Extension
  • Nature Sounds
  • Premium Bluetooth Speakers
  • Quick Access Controls
  • Space Saving Technology
  • Spoken Word Demo
  • Triple Roller Total Sole Reflexology™ Foot Massage
  • Wireless & USB Device Charging

Warranty:

Kyota offers a 4-year structural framework warranty for all their products, as well as no-cost replacement parts for 2 years and in-home repairs for 1 year. U.S.-based customers also have access to unlimited customer and technical support.

Color options:

  • Black/Black
  • Bronze/Brown

Infinity Evolution

2. Infinity Evolution 3D/4D

One of Infinity’s most popular models, the Evolution features heating modules in the lumbar region to best target a sore lower back. This heated massage recliner also includes a program memory function, so you can save your desired heat levels for a perfect massage every time.

Price: $10,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D/4D Massage Technology
  • 49” L-track
  • Adjustable Shoulder Airbags
  • Air Ionizer
  • Apple & Android App
  • Automatic Footrest Extension
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Calf Rollers & Oscillation
  • Lumbar Heat
  • MyMassage Program Memory
  • Rocking Technology
  • Triple Roller Total Sole Reflexology™
  • USB Charging Station
  • Voice Control
  • Zero Gravity
  • Zero Wall Space-saving Technology

Warranty:

Infinity offers a 5-year structural framework warranty, with no-cost replacement on covered parts for 3 years. They also provide unlimited U.S.-based customer and technical support, and waive all labor and replacement part fees for 1 year.

Color options:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Rose Gold

3. Infinity Genesis Max 4D

Along with heating elements in the lower back and head-to-toe massage capabilities, the Genesis Max comes equipped with its own sound therapy program. If that’s not a recipe for relaxation, we don’t know what is.

Price: $9,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Shiatsu
  • Kneading
  • Tapping
  • Knocking

Features:

  • 3D/4D Massage Technology
  • 49″ L-track
  • Adjustable Shoulder Airbags
  • Airbag Compression Therapy
  • Apple & Android App Functionality
  • Automatic Footrest Extension
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • Body Scanning
  • Calf Rollers & Oscillation
  • Decompression Stretch
  • Four Wheel Massage Mechanism
  • Lumbar Heat
  • On-board Sound Therapy with 10 Different Nature Sounds
  • Rhythm Technique
  • Rocking Technology
  • Sleep Mode
  • Total Sole Reflexology™
  • USB Charging Station
  • Waist Twist
  • Zero Gravity
  • Zero Wall Space-saving Technology

Warranty:

Infinity offers a 5-year structural framework warranty, with no-cost replacement on covered parts for 3 years. They also provide unlimited U.S.-based customer and technical support, and waive all labor and replacement part fees for 1 year.

Color options:

  • Gray/Black
  • Gray/Dark Brown
  • Brown/Tan

Brookstone Mach IX

4. Brookstone Mach IX

The designers of the sleek and futuristic Mach IX seemingly thought of everything. This massage chair offers full body massage and heat coverage, a stretching program, light and sound therapy, zero gravity and even a heated knee compression massage!

Price: $9,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Clapping
  • Kneading
  • Rolling
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 18 Automatic Programs
  • 4D Massage Mechanism
  • Adjustable Leg Component
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Heat Therapy
  • LED Chromotherapy
  • Partial- and Full-body Stretch Programs
  • Reflexology
  • L-track
  • Space-saving Technology
  • Tablet Remote Control
  • Voice Control (Alexa)
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

Brookstone covers parts and labor on the Mach IX for 3 years as part of its limited warranty; an extended option is available for 2 additional years of coverage.

Color options:

  • Black/Blue
  • Brown/Espresso
  • Silver/Gray

5. Kyota Kaizen M680

Simple and understated, the Kaizen appears to be a no-frills reclining massage chair with heat — until it reveals its full-body heat therapy, reflexology program and 4D variable pressure capabilities. For all of these premium features, the price tag on this model doesn’t hurt either.  Price: $5,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 10 Automatic Programs
  • 6-node, 3D Back Mechanism w/ 4D Variable Motion
  • Adjustable Shoulder Airbags
  • Advanced Mechanical Arm Kneading
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Four Foot Rollers w/ Reflexology Techniques
  • Full Body Heat (Lumbar, Arms, & Feet)
  • Full Calf Kneading & Calf Rollers
  • L-track
  • Space-saving Technology
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

Kyota offers a 4-year structural framework warranty for all their products, as well as no-cost replacement parts for 2 years and in-home repairs for 1 year. U.S.-based customers also have access to unlimited customer and technical support.

Color options:

  • Black
  • Brown

Human Touch Super Novo

6. Human Touch Novo XT

The Novo XT cuts a striking figure, especially in its bright cherry red version. Its combined S- and L-track covers 60% more of the user’s back than traditional single massage tracks, while the lumbar heat function radiates out from the center of the chair to ease tired muscles.

Price: $7,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Tap Touch
  • Percussion
  • Shiatsu
  • Knead & Percussion
  • Audio Sync

Features:

  • 35 Automatic Programs
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloud Touch Acupressure
  • Extending Foot & Calf Massage
  • Full Body Bend & Stretch
  • LCD Remote Control
  • Lumbar Heat
  • S- and L-track
  • Space-saving Design
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

The Novo XT is protected by a limited 5-year warranty, which covers structural repairs for 5 years, replacement parts for 3 years and in-home service for 1 year.

Color options:

  • Red
  • Gray
  • Espresso
  • Cream

mcs-Daiwa-Solace

7. Daiwa Solace

Other heated recliners, step aside: thermotherapy, zero gravity and targeted leg programs combine to make the Solace a one-stop destination for all your relaxation needs.

Price: $6,500

Massage Techniques: 

  • Kneading Up & Down
  • Knocking
  • Rhythm
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 18 Automatic Programs
  • 3 Seat Width Options
  • 42 Airbags
  • 49” L-track
  • 6 Speeds
  • Automatic Shutoff
  • Auto Recline
  • Body Scanning
  • Calf, Foot, Ankle, Reflexology Massage
  • Footrest Length Adjustment
  • Heat Therapy
  • Removable Pillow
  • Smartphone App for Android & iOS
  • Space-saving Design
  • Speed Control
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

The Solace comes with a 3-year standard warranty that covers parts and in-home labor.

Color Options: 

  • Black
  • Choco

Cozzia-qi-se-massage-chair

8. Cozzia Qi SE

Instead of a separate heating element, the Qi SE’s rollers themselves are heated, so the soothing warmth travels with your massage. This massage chair also incorporates heat into the sleeves of its extendable footrest, so your legs are wrapped in a warm embrace as the triple action foot rollers target your soles.

Price: $7,999

Massage Techniques: 

  • Kneading
  • Rolling
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish
  • Tapping
  • Ultra Kneading

Features:

  • 15 Automatic Programs
  • 4D Massage Technology
  • Adjustable Footrest
  • Advanced Reflexology
  • Body Scanning
  • Compact Design
  • Dual Heated Back Rollers
  • Heated Knee & Calf Massage
  • LED Chromotherapy
  • L-track
  • Vario Motion Mechanism
  • Voice Control
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

Cozzia’s warranty covers in-home service and replacement parts or products for a limited time. Term details are provided following purchase, and extended warranties are available.

Color options:

  • Burgundy & Pearl Black
  • Black & Pearl Black
  • Espresso & Pearl Black
  • Espresso & Pearl White
  • Cappuccino & Pearl White
  • Triple Black

9. Kyota Kokoro M888

The Kokoro’s heat program leaves nothing to be desired — heating elements are placed in the lumbar region, foot rest and massage nodes. Best of all, the Kokoro comes with a voice control system, so all you have to do to access the full-body thermotherapy is ask.

Price: $10,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Kneading with Tapping
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 10 Automatic Programs
  • 4D Back Mechanism
  • Air Ionizer
  • Automatic Footrest Extension
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Customizable Massage
  • Easy Access Controls
  • Enclosed Total Foot Massage
  • Intelligent Voice Commands
  • J-track
  • LED Chromotherapy
  • Tri-Zone Heat
  • Wireless Remote
  • Zero Wall Space-saving Technology

Warranty:

Massage Chair Store offers a 5-year structural framework warranty, with no-cost replacement on covered parts for 3 years. MCS provides unlimited U.S.-based customer and technical support for 5 years, and waives all labor and replacement part fees for 1 year. Additionally, all Kyota products come with a 4-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Color options:

  • Saddle
  • Brown

sharper-image-revival-massage-chair

10. Sharper Image Revival

With the aid of body scanning technology, this classic massage chair delivers a comprehensive relaxation experience at a comfortable price.

Price: $3,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Kneading with Tapping
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 8 Massage Programs
  • Body Scanning
  • Full Feature Four Node Massage
  • L-track
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Manual Control
  • Shiatsu Foot Roller Reflexology
  • Zero Gravity
  • Zero Wall Space-saving Technology

Warranty:

Massage Chair Store offers a 5-year structural framework warranty, with no-cost replacement on covered parts for 3 years. MCS provides unlimited U.S.-based customer and technical support for 5 years, and waives all labor and replacement part fees for 1 year.

Color options:

  • Black

The Heat Is On at Massage Chair Store

At Massage Chair Store, we like to turn the heat up — but only if it’s targeting tense muscles! If you’d like to experience the unique benefits of heated massage therapy for yourself, reach out today for a free consultation. We’re sure you’ll warm right up to our quality selections.

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