Skip to content

Featured Massagers

View All Massagers

Featured Accessories

View All Accessories

Featured Deals

View All Deals

What’s the Best Massage Chair for a Short Person?

MCS-M673-Blog-feature

When you’re above or below “average” adult height, it can be frustrating to find products in your size, whether that’s clothing, furniture or exercise equipment. Adults with smaller frames often need to make do with products that don’t quite fit their bodies.

This can be particularly disheartening when it comes to massage chairs, which are significant investments in one’s long-term health. Some of the issues smaller people may encounter when massage chairs don’t fit their frames include:

  • Neck rollers that go past the top of their head
  • Footrests that don’t adjust to different leg lengths
  • Airbags that do not hit the right areas, primarily the shoulders and hips
  • Seats that don’t adjust to accommodate different hip widths

The first electric massage chair was manufactured in Japan around World War II, and advances in the technology since then have primarily been made by Japanese engineers. Massage chairs are now popular worldwide, and have found an enthusiastic audience in America. To appeal to their American audience, the leading Japanese massage chair manufacturers started building larger chairs to accommodate statistically taller American builds, but they forgot one important thing — there are plenty of American adults of a smaller stature who were getting left out of the massage chair market. Fortunately, there are still massage chair models out there that can fit a range of body sizes quite comfortably.

If you’re on the shorter side and shopping for a massage chair, checking the product specifications is a good way to avoid buying a chair that doesn’t fit. Most online massage chair retailers list their product specifications, including the maximum height accommodated — but unfortunately, not all note their minimum height capacity.

Product details and features to look for include:

  • Body scanning technology
  • Adjustable shoulder bags
  • Removable cushions
  • Flexible leg extensions

The 9 Best Massage Chairs For a Short Person

The following massage chair models do not necessarily sport smaller frames themselves, but they do come equipped with features that deliver a quality massage to bodies both small and average (and even tall — up to 6’7”!).

  1. Kyota Kenko M673
  2. Infinity Aura
  3. Osaki OS-4000T
  4. Human Touch Novo
  5. Kyota Genki M380
  6. Daiwa Solace
  7. Kyota E330
  8. Ogawa Refresh Plus
  9. HoMedics HMC-600

kyota-M673-kenko-massage-chair

Kyota Kenko M673

Famous for top-notch performance at a reasonable price, Kyota massage chairs don’t need high-tech features to deliver a quality massage. The Kenko includes premium features like zero gravity recline, body scanning technology and targeted arm and leg programs without the steep price tag.

Price: $4,999

Dimensions: 

  • Upright: 63” L x 48.5” H x 29” W
  • Reclined: 72” L x 38” H x 29” W

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features: 

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • 9 Automatic Programs
  • 49” L-track
  • Accu-Shoulder Compression
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Ease of Use Remote
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Reflexology
  • Targeted Arm Therapy
  • Ultimate Calf System
  • Zero Gravity
  • Zero Wall Space-saving Technology

Warranty: 

Kyota offers a 4-year structural framework warranty for all of 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

Aura Massage Chair

Infinity Aura

Much like the Kyota Kenko, the Infinity Aura doesn’t miss much in the way of luxury features while staying within the average massage chair buyer’s budget. A slightly shorter L-track than the standard 49 inches means that shorter people won’t miss out on any neck roller action.

Price: $4,499

Dimensions:

  • Upright: 66” L x 48” H x 35” W
  • Reclined: 73” L x 31” H x 29.5” W

Features: 

  • 2D Massage Technology
  • 47” L-track
  • Adjustable Air Massage Intensity
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Decompression Stretch
  • Foot Rollers
  • Four-Wheel Massage Mechanism
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Rocking Technology
  • Space-saving Technology
  • Spinal Correction
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty: Infinity provides 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 for 5 years, and waive all labor and replacement part fees for 1 year.

Color Options: 

  • Black
  • Brown
  • White

Osaki-OS-4000T-Massage-Chair

Osaki OS-4000T

With an adjustable leg extension and deep arm pockets, the comfortably priced  OS-4000T seems deliberately made with consideration for smaller people. But its accommodation capabilities don’t stop there — it can fit bodies from 4’11” to 6’4”!

Price: $3,495

Dimensions: 

  • Upright: 58.3” L x 48” H x 35.4” W
  • Reclined: 74.8” L x 45.3” H x 35.4” W

Height Accommodations: 4’11”–6’4”

Features: 

  • Air Intensity Adjustment
  • Auto Recline & Leg Extension
  • Body Scanning (incl. Auto Leg Scan)
  • Calf & Foot Rollers
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Next Generation Air Massage Technology
  • Seat Vibration
  • Shoulder, Lumbar & Hip Squeeze
  • S-track
  • Wireless, Easy-to-Use Controller
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty: Osaki provides in-home service at no cost to the customer for the first year following purchase; free parts replacement for 2 years; and structural framework repairs for 3 years.

Color Options: 

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Charcoal
  • Cream

Human Touch Super Novo

Human Touch Novo

The Novo’s extendable footrest automatically adjusts to your height, so there’s no need to wrestle with any levers after you sit down. This massage chair also cuts a dashing figure, all seamless curves and a sleek profile.

Price: $7,499

Dimensions:

  • Upright: 63” L x 43” H x 31” W
  • Reclined: 71″L x  38” H x 31” W

Height Accommodations: 5’–6’9”

Features: 

  • 32 Automatic Programs
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloud Touch Acupressure
  • Easy-to-Use LCD Controller
  • Extending Foot & Calf Massage
  • Full Body Stretch
  • Lumbar Heat
  • S- and L-track
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty: Human Touch offers their customers a 5-year limited warranty, which covers 5 years of structural repairs, 3 years of parts replacement, and 1 year of in-home service.

Color Options: 

  • Black
  • Cream
  • Espresso
  • Red

M380_Black_Hero

Kyota Genki M380

The Genki has quite the size adjustment range, starting at just under 4 feet long in its upright position and extending to over 6 feet when reclined. Its 57 inch height means it can accommodate smaller bodies quite easily, but anyone over 6’5” might be out of luck.

Price: $4,999

Dimensions: 

  • Upright: 46” L x 57” H x 30” W
  • Reclined: 74” L x 40” H x 30” W

Height Accommodations: 4’8”–6’5”

Massage Techniques: 

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

Features: 

  • 11 Automatic Programs & MyMassage Program Memory
  • 4-node Massage
  • Chromotherapy
  • Full Manual Control
  • Intelligent Voice Command & Control
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Oscillating Calf Rollers
  • Slide Forward Space-saving Technology
  • Total Sole Reflexology
  • USB Charging Port
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty: 

Kyota offers a 4-year structural framework warranty for all of 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

mcs-Daiwa-Solace

Daiwa Solace

The Solace is a very accommodating chair — both those under five feet and over six will find comfort in its leather embrace. Aiding in this versatility is the Solace’s adjustable footrest extension, removable headrest pillow and automatic body scanning, so each user can enjoy a truly personalized experience.

Price: $6,500

Dimensions:

  • Upright: 59” L x 45” H x 30” W
  • Reclined: 70” L x 31.5” H x 30” W

Height Accommodations: 4’8”–6’6”

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

Kyota-E330-Kofuko

Kyota Kofuko E330

With the humblest price tag on this list, the Kofuko still shines when it comes to delivering a quality massage. Full back scanning technology means you can count on the Kofuko to respond to your body’s unique pressure points, no matter your size.

Price: $2,999

Dimensions: 

  • Upright: 59” L x 35” H x 32” W

Massage Techniques: 

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

Features: 

  • 9 Automatic Programs
  • Four-Node Massage
  • Full Back Scanning
  • Full Manual Control
  • L-track
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Reflexology
  • Zero Gravity
  • Zero Wall Space-saving Technology

Warranty: Kyota offers a 4-year structural framework warranty for all of 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: 

  • Brown & Black
  • Cream & Tan
  • Slate Black & Brown

ogawa-refresh-plus

Ogawa Refresh Plus

The Refresh Plus’ advanced body scanning mechanism memorizes each user’s shoulder height, and can use this data to ensure that each area of the body gets equal attention. Plus, the touch screen remote will display a 3D map of your body, which you can use to direct the rollers to target specific areas. If that’s not full-service…

Price: $3,999

Dimensions: 

  • Upright: 55.9” L x 44.1” H x 30” W
  • Reclined: 66.1” L x 34.2” H x 30.1” W

Massage Techniques: 

  • Clapping
  • Dual Action
  • Kneading
  • Rolling
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish
  • Tapping

Features: 

  • 3 Seat Width Options
  • 6 Automatic Programs
  • Adjustable Intensity
  • Advanced Body Scanning
  • Calf Rollers & Reflexology
  • Chromotherapy
  • Full Body Air Compression
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Manual Leg Extension
  • Seat Vibration Therapy
  • Smart Curve Technology (S-track)
  • Spot & Partial Massage
  • Touch Screen Remote
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty: The Refresh Plus comes with a 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty, which includes 1 year of in-home service and 2 years of replacement parts at no extra cost.

Color Options: 

  • Black
  • Bronze

homedics-hmc-600

HoMedics HMC-600

The HMC-600 has a unique combined SL track, which conforms to the user’s spine while delivering a full coverage massage. But at 43 inches, this roller track is shorter than most, which means that those with more petite frames won’t be missing out on a portion of the neck massage function.

Price: $4,560

Dimensions: 

  • Upright: 55.1” L x 48” H x 33.5” W
  • Reclined: 78.7” L x 31.5” H x 33.5” W

Height Accommodations: 5’0”–6’3”

Massage Techniques: 

  • Clapping
  • Dual Action
  • Kneading
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish
  • Tapping

Features: 

  • 43” SL-track
  • 5 Automatic Programs
  • Adjustable Intensity
  • Air Compression
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Foot Rollers
  • LCD Handheld Remote
  • Lumbar Heat
  • One Touch Zero Gravity
  • Removable Back Pad
  • Spot & Partial Massage
  • Stretch Program

Warranty: HoMedics guarantees replacement parts for the HMC-600 for 1 year following purchase, but additional coverage is available for a fee.

Color Options: 

  • Black/Black
  • Espresso/Black

Where to Find a Massage Chair for Smaller Bodies

At Massage Chair Store, we make sure our inventory can accommodate bodies of all shapes and sizes. When you call us for a free consultation, our certified Massage Chair Specialists can assess which massage chair will best suit your unique needs, and walk you through your options. We’re standing by to answer all your questions!

Related Blog Posts

Compare Products 0
No products to compare