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Buyer’s Guide: The 11 Best Massage Chairs for 2020

Buyer’s Guide: The 11 Best Massage Chairs for 2020

Not all massage chairs are created equal! The brand and model your neighbor swears by might not give you the rest and relaxation you need, so researching all of your options is the only way to find the best fit.

But we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the top-rated massage chairs from the most reputable brands in the industry. Check out our list of the best massage chairs below, including special features, prices, warranty information and color options.

Massage Chair Terminology You Should Know

Before we get started, we should let you know that there will be a few massage chair-specific terms our list. Here’s a quick reference to help you find the features you need.

  • 3D Massage: You can adjust the intensity of the massage chair rollers for a more personalized massage.
  • 4D Massage: 4D offers a deeper reach than 3D, and can be especially beneficial for people with back and shoulder issues.
  • Airbags: Typically located in areas that don’t have rollers, airbags provide a compression massage.
  • Air Ionizer: Located in the headrest, this technology clears the air of dust, dander and other irritants.
  • Body Scanning: The massage rollers will be able to hit your unique pressure points by adjusting and tailoring the rollers to your body.
  • Bluetooth: Connect to the speakers in the chair to enjoy music or guided meditation.
  • Chromotherapy: This light therapy technique helps balance physical, mental, spiritual and emotional energy.
  • L Track: The rollers in an L Track travel from the neck down to the glutes. Sometimes they may even extend down to your hamstrings.
  • Memory Settings: You’ll have the ability to save a certain number of custom massages.
  • Reflexology: Applies pressure to the soles and tops of the feet to benefit your entire body.
  • S Track: An S Track massage chair follows the curve of your body and spine from the neck to the lower back.
  • Space Saving: You can set up your massage chair against a wall and when it’s powered on, it will move forward.
  • Voice Control: Control your massage by telling your chair which program option you want. Some of the best massage chairs also have Alexa capabilities.
  • Zero Gravity: This technique extends your knees and elevates them above your heart, creating a sense of weightlessness that also helps the spine decompress.

 

The 11 Best Massage Chairs of 2020

Without further ado, here are our picks for the best massage chairs — in no particular order. Click the name of the massage chair to see features, warranties, color options and more.

Infinity Evolution

Infinity Evolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infinity is one of the most well-known, top-rated massage chair brands on the market. The Evolution model is perfect if you’re looking for a feature-rich massage chair with just the right amount of intensity. On a scale of 1 to 10 — with 10 being the most intense — our massage chair specialists give the Evolution a solid 8.

This model offers a wide seating area, making it super comfortable for most body types, as well as calf kneading for an advanced leg massage.

Price: $10,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 2 Memory Settings
  • 3D Massage Technology
  • 3 Foot Rollers Per Sole
  • Adjustable Shoulder Airbags
  • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
  • Air Ionizer
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Body Scanning Technology
  • Calf Rollers & Oscillation
  • Heat Technology
  • L Track
  • USB Charging Station
  • Voice Control
  • Zero Gravity
  • Space-Saving Technology

Warranty:

Infinity offers a 5-year residential limited warranty that includes USA-based customer and technical support, structural framework and no-cost replacements on covered parts for 36 months.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Rose Gold

DreamWave M.8LE

DreamWave M.8LE
Photo courtesy of dreamwave.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This DreamWave model is unique because of its left and right swing doors. You might feel like you’re entering and exiting the Batmobile as you easily slide in and out of the massage chair!

Before beginning your massage, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the headrest diffuser for a little aromatherapy to go with your rest and relaxation.

Price: $15,000

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Rolling
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 14 Auto Programs
  • 3D Massage Technology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Air Ionizer
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Body Scanning Technology
  • Calf Rollers
  • Heat Technology
  • L Track
  • Neck Pillow Rollers
  • Rear Swing Doors
  • Space Saving Recline
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

DreamWave offers a 3-year limited repair and replacement warranty with in-home service.

Color Options:

  • Bordeaux (Red)
  • Rosso Nero (Black/Red)
  • Saddle (Light Brown)

Infinity Imperial

Infinity Imperial

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Imperial offers one of the deepest tissue massages on the market. On our scale from 1 to 10, the Imperial gets a full 10 for its intensity level. But even with its high intensity, the Imperial is a versatile massage chair. Users can adjust the depth of the L Track massage rollers with 5 different 3D intensity levels.

With calf-kneading massage rollers, an air ionizer and an automatic footrest extension, the Imperial can offer you peak relaxation.

Price: $11,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Rhythm
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • Air Ionizer
  • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
  • Automatic Footrest Extension
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Calf-Kneading Massage
  • Chromotherapy Lights
  • Heat Therapy
  • L Track
  • Reflexology
  • Space-Saving Technology
  • USB Charging Station
  • Wireless Remote
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

Just as with the Evolution model, Infinity offers a 5-year residential limited warranty with USA-based customer and technical support for the Imperial. You’ll also have no-cost replacements on covered parts for 3 years.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Brown

Infinity IT-8500 X3

Infinity IT-8500 X3

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a reason why the IT-8500 X3 is in doctors’ offices all over the country. This model is one of the best massage chairs on the market for spinal decompression stretches and does a great job of adjusting to various heights for a fully customized massage.

Cost: $7,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Rhythm
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Decompression Stretch
  • Heat Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Rhythm Technique
  • S Track
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

The IT-8500 X3 comes with the same warranty as the Infinity Evolution and the Imperial models: 5-year residential limited warranty with USA-based customer and technical support, no-cost replacement on covered parts for 36 months and no-cost parts and labor in-home for 12 months.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Taupe

Kyota M680

Kyota M680
Photo courtesy of kyotamassagechairs.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kyota is an affordable massage chair that still offers a great value. The M680 comes with a few fairly new features including heat therapy for the hands, back and feet, as well as rollers for the arms, calves and feet.

Price: $5,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • 10 Auto Programs
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Heat Therapy
  • L Track
  • Space-Saving Technology
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

Kyota’s 4-year residential limited warranty comes with unlimited customer support, no-cost replacements on covered parts for 2 years and no-cost parts and labor for 1 year in home (if necessary).

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Brown

Infinity Riage X3

Infinity Riage X3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infinity’s Riage X3 offers a restorative massage from the neck down to your glutes, while the spinal correction and waist twist features help decompress the spine and relieve back pain. With pinpoint accuracy, powerful foot rollers and a variety of massage techniques, every moment spent in the chair will be one of pure relaxation.

Price: $7,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Combination
  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Rubbing
  • Shiatsu
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Heat Therapy
  • L Track
  • Reflexology
  • Spinal Correction & Waist Twist
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

You’ll receive Infinity’s industry leading 5-year residential warranty, which includes USA-based customer support, no-cost replacements on covered parts for 36 months and no-cost parts and labor (in-home) for 12 months.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Artistic Taupe

Luraco iRobotics 7 Plus

Luraco iRobotics 7 Plus
Photo courtesy of luracochair.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luraco’s iRobotics 7 Plus can comfortably fit users up to 6’7” and 300 pounds, making it a top massage chair for those looking for a bigger seating area. This model comes with body swivel and twist stretching technology for an advanced stretch, as well as double rollers in the foot rest for a deep massage.

You can also purchase an optional blood pressure and heart rate monitor that can be synced to the massage chair for fully integrated health monitoring.

Price: $8,990

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Rolling
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • 9 Auto Programs
  • 5 Memory Settings
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Blood Pressure & Heart Rate Monitor (available as add-ons)
  • Body Scanning
  • Foot & Calf Massager
  • Heat Therapy
  • S Track
  • Touchscreen Controller
  • Voice Control
  • Wide Seating
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

Luraco massage chairs come with a 5-year manufacturer limited warranty.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Chocolate Brown
  • Cream

Cozzia Qi SE

Cozzia Qi SE
Photo courtesy of cozziaUSA.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Qi SE, usually seen in brick-and-mortar stores, has 4D technology for a human-like massage. This model has heated air bags to massage the arms, seat, thighs, feet and calves, as well as an adjustable footrest for taller users.=

In addition to a user-friendly touchscreen controller, the Qi SE also has quick-access armrest buttons. But the most defining feature of this model is the chromotherapy lighting for a visually appealing, relaxing massage for both your body and mind.

Price: $7,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Shiatsu
  • Tapping
  • Ultra Kneading

Features:

  • 4D Massage Technology
  • 15 Auto Programs
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Chromotherapy Lighting
  • Heat Therapy
  • Knee Massager
  • L Track
  • Quick Access Armrest Buttons
  • Reflexology
  • Space Saving Technology
  • Touchscreen Controller
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

The Qi SE is covered by a 3-year in-home service and parts warranty.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Burgundy
  • Cappuccino
  • Pearl White

Human Touch Super Novo

Human Touch Super Novo
Photo courtesy of humantouch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a virtual massage therapist? Connect your Human Touch Super Novo to Alexa to easily control your massage. You can also select the intensity of your massage with the 3D and 4D massage technology, which lets you change the roller speeds mid-stroke.

Users can also adjust the intensity of the rollers for the calves and feet, and the leg rest will automatically adjust to best fit your height.

Price: $9,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Audio Sync
  • Kneading
  • Percussion
  • Shiatsu
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D & 4D Massage Technology
  • 38 Auto Programs
  • Altec Lansing Sound System
  • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
  • Built-in USB
  • Heat Therapy
  • L & S Track
  • Meditation Programs
  • Quick Access Armrest Buttons
  • Space Saving Technology
  • Virtual Therapist Alexa Connectivity
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

The Super Novo comes with a premium warranty that includes in-home service, parts and structural support for 5 years.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Red

Panasonic EP-MAJ7

Panasonic EP-MAJ7
Photo courtesy of panasonicmassage.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Panasonic model features a J Track, which is a hybrid of the L and S Tracks and extends from the neck to the glutes. And for those who enjoy a nice foot massage, the MAJ7 has reflexology treatments with deep kneading to help improve your overall health and balance.

Another highlight of the MAJ7 is the therapeutic stretching technology that helps improve flexibility and promote relaxation, which can be a blessing after a long workout or when you’re feeling stiff.

Price: $9,999

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Rolling
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • 38 Air Bags
  • 3 Memory Settings
  • 15 Auto Programs
  • Body Scanning
  • Heat Therapy
  • LCD Remote
  • J Track
  • Reflexology

Warranty:

Panasonic offers a 5-year limited warranty. In the first 3 years, parts and labor are covered and your massage chair can be serviced in your home at no additional cost. The last 2 years of the warranty are parts only; you’ll just need to pay for the labor.

Color Options:

  • Black
  • Beige
  • Brown

Infinity Genesis

Infinity Genesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose from 5 different intensity levels with the Infinity Genesis 3D massage chair. Bluetooth technology means you can drift away listening to your favorite playlist or audiobook, and Apple and Android compatibility lets you control your massage from the convenience of a mobile app.

In addition, the Genesis includes height-adjustable shoulder airbags, an automatic footrest extension and body scanning technology for the most personalized massage possible.

Price: $9,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Rhythm
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Decompression Stretch
  • Heat Therapy
  • L Track
  • Reflexology
  • Space-Saving Technology
  • USB Charging Station
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:

The Genesis comes with Infinity’s 5-year residential limited warranty, which includes USA-based support, no-cost replacements on covered parts for 36 months and no-cost parts and labor (in-home) for 12 months.

Color Options:

  • Black & Gray
  • Brown & Gray
  • Rose Gold

Massage Chair Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much should I spend on a massage chair?

A: This will depend entirely on your budget. As you can see by our list, most high-quality massage chairs can cost anywhere from $5,000 to over $15,000.

Just keep in mind that a lower budget will limit your options and you may miss out on certain features. A lot of companies offer financing options with 0% interest for a certain amount of time, so you can find the massage chair of your dreams without breaking the bank!

Q: What should I look for in a massage chair?

A: This is another question that will depend on your personal preferences. Do you have your heart set on zero gravity, or is that just a nice-to-have feature? Check out the features we detailed above and ask yourself what your absolute must-haves are. From there, you’ll be able to narrow down your options and find a massage chair that fits your budget.

Q: What company should I buy a chair from?

A: The company you choose to buy your massage chair from is just as important as the brand and model you select. Avoid companies that offer minimal warranties (or no warranties at all!), as they can be difficult to deal with if anything happens to your massage chair.

And although massage chairs do offer many health and wellness benefits, companies shouldn’t promote their chairs as cures for anything. If a company makes any claims about medical or health improvements, take it as a red flag.

Q: What if I don’t like the massage chair I buy?

A: Before you buy anything online, it’s important to check the return policy. For massage chairs, the industry average return policy is 30 to 60 days, but you can sometimes find return policies of up to 100 days!

Where to Buy Your Massage Chair

Massage chairs are available for purchase both online and in certain stores. Many brands have showrooms at their headquarters where you’ll be welcome to browse and sit in their massage chairs, or you can often find small selections of certain models in stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Most brands and models are only available online, so you may not be able to try them before you buy. However, using the information in this article and consulting with a massage chair specialist will ensure that you find the perfect brand and model for you! You can usually find free shipping and white glove delivery when you order a massage chair online.

Massage Chair Store has many of the models featured in this article in stock! Contact one of our massage chair specialists and we’ll help you select the best massage chair for your relaxation goals.

 

 

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