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Buyer’s Guide: The 11 Best Massage Chairs for 2021

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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
  • The 10 Best Massage Chairs
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Where to Buy Your Massage Chair
  • 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 10 Best Massage Chairs for 2021

    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.

     


    Kyota M898 Yutaka (Coming Soon)

    Kyota’s new Yutaka model features three zero gravity and reclining positions, three rollers per foot, intelligent voice commands and Bluetooth speakers. Additional high-tech features include nature sounds to create the ultimate relaxation environment, an air ionizer and calf massage capabilities.

    Price: $10,999

    Features:

    ·       4D Massage Technology

    ·       3 Zero Gravity/Reclining Positions

    ·       3 Foot Rollers

    ·       Air Ionizer

    ·       Back Scanning Technology

    ·       Bluetooth Speakers

    ·       Calf Rollers & Oscillation

    ·       Chromotherapy

    ·       Footrest Extension

    ·       L-Track

    ·       Lumbar Heat Therapy

    ·       Space Saving Technology

    ·       Voice Control

    ·       Wireless & USB Device Charging 


    Warranty:
    Kyota massage chairs come with a 4-year residential limited warranty. This includes unlimited U.S.-based customer and technical support and structural framework coverage.

    Color Options:

    • Black
    • Brown

    Bodyfriend Lamborghini LBF-750

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    As the world’s first Lamborghini massage chair, the Bodyfriend LBF-750 combines bold colors and high-tech features to replicate the look and feel of the luxury vehicle. Everything from the multi-interface controller to the sound system is what you’d expect from a Lamborghini — the massage chair even features Lamborghini bumpers!

    This massage chair is one of the most high-tech models on the market and is able to customize a healing massage based on the user’s stress levels and vital signs. The Bodyfriend also offers a brain massage program, which is a concentration and meditation mode that produces differently frequency sounds for each ear.

    Price: $29,999

    Features:

    ·       4D Massage Technology

    ·       76 Airbags

    ·       Bluetooth Speakers

    ·       Brain Massage Program

    ·       Fingerprint Lock & Sensor

    ·       Foot Rollers

    ·       Genuine Leather Material

    ·       LED Mood Lighting

    ·       Multi-Channel Surround Sound

    ·       SL Track

    ·       Touchscreen Interface

    ·       Vital Signs Measurement

    ·       Wireless Controls

    Warranty:

    The Bodyfriend comes with a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty, which includes all parts and labor.

    Color Options:

    • Yellow
    • Blue
    • Red
    • White

    Kyota M888 Kokoro

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    The Kokoro’s unique J-track design combines L-track and S-track technology for the best spinal decompression and glute massage. Choose from low, medium or high roller intensity for regions including the neck and shoulder, upper and lower back, arms, legs and feet.

    Price: $8,999

    Features:

    ·       3 Zero Gravity Positions

    ·       4D Massage Technology

    ·       Air Ionizer

    ·       Auto-Size Leg Extension

    ·       Bluetooth Speakers

    ·       Body Scanning Technology

    ·       Chromotherapy

    ·       Calf Rollers & Oscillation

    ·       Heat Therapy

    ·       J-Track

    ·       Reflexology

    ·       Space Saving Technology

    ·       Voice Control

    ·       Wireless Remote

    Warranty: Kyota offers a 4-year residential limited warranty that includes unlimited U.S.-based customer and technical support and structural framework coverage.

    Color Options:

    • Black
    • Brown

    Daiwa Supreme Hybrid

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    Daiwa’s Supreme Hybrid massage chair combines inversion stretch capabilities with an L-track design, making it one of the leading models for deep stretching. In fact, the Supreme Hybrid provides the same quality stretch as a yoga class. Daiwa President Michael Kogure says the model “puts the chair in a whole new category — it’s more than a massage chair. It can actually improve your fitness.”

    Kneading, tapping, knocking, shiatsu, sync and rhythm manual massage techniques are available with the Supreme Hybrid. Mood-based massage, time of day and targeted body part programs are also available.

    Price: $12,500

    Features:

    ·       3D Massage Technology

    ·       Bluetooth Speakers

    ·       Body Scanning Technology

    ·       Full Body Airbags

    ·       Foot Rollers

    ·       Heat Therapy

    ·       L-Track

    ·       Mood-Based Massage Options

    ·       Reflexology

    ·       Space Saving Technology

    ·       Touchscreen Interface

    ·       Zero Gravity

     Warranty: Daiwa offers a standard 3-year parts and labor warranty.

    Color Options:

    • Chocolate
    • Gray

    Cozzia Qi SE

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    The Qi SE, usually seen in brick-and-mortar stores, features 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. Massage techniques include kneading, shiatsu, tapping and ultra-kneading.

    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

    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

    Infinity IT-8500 X3

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    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.

    Available massage techniques include kneading, knocking, rhythm, shiatsu, sync and tapping.

    Cost: $7,499

    Features:

    • 3D Massage Technology
    • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
    • Bluetooth Technology
    • Body Scanning Technology
    • 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

    Sharper Image Revival

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    High-tech gadget retailer Sharper Image is making a comeback with the opening of new stores and launch of new products. Their Revival is a user-friendly massage chair with all the necessary features for a complete full body massage. This model comes with a variety of choreographed massage programs that can be customized to your body type using the smart body scanning technology.

    Massage techniques include kneading, tapping, kneading with tapping, shiatsu and knocking.

    Price: $3,499

    Features:

    • 8 Automatic Programs
    • Body Scanning Technology
    • L-Track
    • Lumbar Heat
    • Reflexology
    • Space Saving Technology
    • Zero Gravity

    Warranty: The Revival comes with a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty.

    Color Options:

    • Black

    Ogawa Master Drive AI

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    The Ogawa’s smart sensing technology focuses on areas most in need of relief. The Smart Acupunctural Point Detection targets 36 muscle groups along the spine, while AI technology is able to learn and adapt massage pressure, speed and motions to best suit the contours of each unique body. Available massage techniques include kneading, tapping, Swedish, shiatsu, clapping and rolling.

    Price: $8,999

    Features:

    ·       4D Massage Technology

    ·       60 Airbags

    ·       Alexa Integration

    ·       Bluetooth Sound

    ·       Body Scanning Technology

    ·       Calf and Knee Massage

    ·       Chromotherapy

    ·       Foot Rollers

    ·       Heat Therapy

    ·       SL-Track

    ·       Zero Gravity

    Warranty: Ogawa’s 5-year limited warranty includes framework coverage and 3-year coverage for parts and in-home service.

    Color Options:

    • Blue and Sand
    • Burgundy and Black
    • Graphite and Espresso

    Infinity Genesis Max

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    As the next step up from the Genesis SE, the Infinity Genesis Max includes upgrades to its predecessor’s most notable features. The foot massager now includes kneading and oscillation, and nature sounds are available for maximum relaxation. This model also features upgrades to the rollers — the Genesis SE is 3D, but the Genesis Max includes 4D massage capabilities.

    Price: $9,499

    Features:

    ·       4D Massage Technology

    ·       Airbag Compression Therapy

    ·       Automatic Footrest Extension

    ·       Bluetooth Technology

    ·       Body Scanning Technology

    ·       Calf Rollers and Oscillation

    ·       Decompression Stretch

    ·       L-Track

    ·       Lumbar Heat Therapy

    ·       Mobile App Controls (Apple and Android)

    ·       Reflexology

    ·       Space Saving Technology

    ·       Zero Gravity

     Warranty: Infinity offers a 5-year residential limited warranty. This includes unlimited U.S.-based technical and customer support, structural framework coverage and no-cost replacements on covered parts for 3years.

    Color Options:

    • Gray and Black
    • Gray and Dark Brown
    • Brown and Tan

    Kyota M673 Kenko

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    With sophisticated massage choreography, the Kenko was designed to alleviate daily stress, anxiety and muscle pain. Targeted regions include the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hips, glutes, calves and feet, making this model a true full body massage chair. The accu-shoulder compression feature helps soothe sore muscles for upper body rejuvenation, while the comprehensive foot massage rollers will treat your feet to the best compression therapy possible.

    Price: $4,999

    Features:

    ·       3D/4D Massage Technology

    ·       Bluetooth Speakers

    ·       Body Scanning Technology

    ·       L-Track

    ·       Lumbar Heat Therapy

    ·       Reflexology

    ·       Space Saving Technology

    ·       Zero Gravity

    Warranty: Kyota offers a 4-year residential limited warranty that includes unlimited U.S.-based customer and technical support and coverage for the structural framework.

    Color Options:

    • Black
    • Brown

    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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