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The 10 Best Neck & Shoulder Massage Chairs

The 10 Best Neck & Shoulder Massage Chairs

Anyone who sits at a computer all day knows the unique soreness of tight shoulders and a cramped neck. Even if you stand and stretch once an hour, it can still feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world at the end of the day. A massage chair that targets the neck and shoulders can bring a world of relief to a sore upper body, not to mention lead to better sleep for a fresh start tomorrow.

Table of Contents
The Benefits of a Neck & Shoulder Massage

What to Look for in a Neck & Shoulder Massage Chair

The 10 Best Massage Chairs for Neck & Shoulders

Shoulder Massagers for Targeted Relief

Where to Find Your Neck & Shoulder Massage Chair

The Benefits of A Neck & Shoulder Massage

When you’ve got a busy schedule, it can seem unrealistic to book a massage at a spa once a week. You may be inclined to rub some Tiger Balm on your tired muscles and call it done — luckily, massage chairs provide the perfect at-home spa experience that’s more convenient (and often better!) than the real thing.

While you’re awake and going about your day, your neck and shoulders are working all the time. They help you carry things, sit up straight, and turn your head. We carry a lot of tension in our shoulders and neck, which is why they may feel extra sore at the end of the day. Tight shoulders can also lead to headaches, which can heighten our stress levels. Neck and shoulder massage helps release that tension, so we can begin to de-stress the rest of our body and enter a more relaxed state of mind.

Neck and shoulder massages are effective for sufferers of:

●      Fibromyalgia

●      Neck arthritis

●      Cervical spondylosis (age-related wear and tear on the spinal disks)

●      Work-related stress

Though neck and shoulder massage therapy can ease the symptoms of certain conditions, anyone can benefit from the targeted relief and relaxation they offer.

What to Look For In A Neck & Shoulder Massage Chair

Quality massage chairs come with a range of functions, but there are a few key features to look for when it comes to your neck and shoulders.

●      Body Scanning: This technology scans your whole body to detect pressure points, resulting in a more specialized massage.

●      Headrest with Head & Neck Massagers: All massage chairs come with a headrest, but only those that target the neck and shoulders come with rollers in and around the headrest.

●      Heat Therapy for Neck & Shoulders: Though not found in every massage chair with a neck and shoulder massage function, heat that targets these areas can help relax and loosen sore muscles.

Armed with this list of key features, explore our top 10 favorite massage chairs for your neck and shoulders.

The Best Massage Chairs for Neck & Shoulders

  1. Luraco i7 PLUS iRobotics
  2. Infinity Smart Chair X3
  3. Ogawa Master Drive AI
  4. Infinity IT-8500 X3
  5. Kyota M898 Yutaka (coming soon!)
  6. Sharper Image Revival
  7. Kyota M673 Kenko
  8. Inada 3D DreamWave
  9. Infinity Genesis Max
  10. Synca Kurodo Massage Chair

1. Luraco i7 PLUS iRobotics

Luraco iRobotics 7 Plus

The world’s “#1 Medical Massage Chair” is proudly manufactured in the U.S., and utilizes the most cutting-edge robotics to deliver maximum relief. The 3D roller technology gives special, deep-tissue attention to the shoulder and neck area.

Price: $11,990

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Tapping
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • 3-Tiered Adjustable Ottoman
  • 7-Language Human Voice Command System
  • 9 Automatic Programs
  • Advanced Foot Massager with Double Rollers
  • Air Cell Massage
  • Blood Pressure & Heart Rate Monitor (optional)
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Body Swivel & Twist Stretch
  • Full Body Heat Therapy
  • Memory Settings
  • Noise Reduction Technology
  • S-track
  • Touch Screen Controls
  • Zero Gravity

Warranty:  The i7 PLUS comes with a limited 5-year manufacturer’s warranty on the parts plus 3 years of in-home labor. Luraco also offers a competitive commercial warranty.

Color options:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Cream

2. Infinity Smart Chair X3

infinity-it-8500-x3-massage-chair

With a slimmer profile than some of the other full-body massage chairs on the market, the Smart Chair X3 utilizes both 3D and 4D massage technology. This allows the user to adjust the speed of the rollers and massage techniques, while enjoying all the benefits typical of a top-of-the-line massage chair.

Price: $7,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Rhythm
  • Shiatsu
  • Sync
  • Tapping

Features:

  • 3 Automatic Programs
  • 3D/4D Massage Technology
  • Airbag Compression Therapy
  • Apple & Android App Functionality
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Chromotherapy
  • Decompression Stretch
  • Four Wheel Mechanism
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Reflexology
  • Rhythm Technique
  • Spinal Correction & Waist Twist
  • S-track
  • 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

3. Ogawa Master Drive AI

ogawa-master-drive-ai-massage-chair

Proudly designed in California, the Master Drive AI massage chair is the picture of luxury. With two-toned upholstery and massage techniques powered by artificial intelligence, this massage chair takes the weight off your shoulders in style.

Price: $11,999

 Massage Techniques:

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

 Features:

  • 26 Automatic Programs & 500 Customizable Options
  • 3D Heated Calf & Knee Massage
  • 4D Vario Motion Intelligent Rollers
  • 54” L & S Tracks
  • Adjustable Leg Extension
  • AI-powered Massage Technology
  • Air Compression Massage
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Chromotherapy
  • Lumbar Heat
  • One-Touch Controls
  • Reflexology
  • Samsung Tablet with Ogawa App
  • Zero Gravity

 Warranty: The Master Drive AI comes with a limited warranty that insures all structural framework for 5 years and parts and in-home labor for 3.

 Color options:

  • Blue & Sand
  • Burgundy & Black
  • Graphite & Espresso

4. Infinity IT-8500 X3

Infinity IT-8500

The soft leather and accommodating dimensions of the X3 offer a comforting, full-body massage experience. Infinity delivers even more relief with this 3D upgrade of one of its most popular models, the IT-8500.

Price: $7,499

 Massage Techniques:

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

Features:

  • 3D Massage Technology
  • Airbag Compression Therapy
  • Apple & Android App Remote Controls
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Body Scanning
  • Decompression Stretch
  • Four Wheel Massage Mechanism
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Reflexology
  • Rhythm Technique
  • S-track
  • Spinal Correction & Waist Twist
  • 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:

  • Artistic Taupe
  • Black
  • Brown

5. Kyota M898 Yutaka (coming soon!)

Thousands of years of massage tradition inform the Yutaka, from the Shiatsu massage programs to the soothing sensation of human hands. The premium spa experience this massage chair offers will have you breathing a sigh of relief.

Price: $7,500

Massage Techniques:

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

 Features:

  • 4D Massage Technology
  • Air Ionizer
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • Calf Oscillation & Rollers
  • Chromotherapy
  • Intelligent Back Scanning
  • Intelligent Voice Commands
  • L-track
  • LED Chromotherapy Lighting
  • Lumbar Heat
  • Mechanical Scanning Foot Extension
  • Nature Sounds
  • Quick Access Controls
  • Reflexology
  • Space Saving Technology
  • Spoken Word Demo
  • Triple Foot Rollers
  • Wireless & USB Device Charging

 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/Black
  • Bronze/Brown

6. Sharper Image Revival

sharper-image-revival-massage-chair

A major selling point of this massage chair is its ease of use. The automatic programs take the guesswork out of your massage, and the four nodes work the muscles from your shoulders all the way to your glutes. The price point doesn’t hurt, either!

Price: $3,499

Massage Techniques:

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

Features:

  • 8 Automatic 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

7. Kyota M673 Kenko 3D

kyota-M673-kenko-massage-chair

Like many full-body massage chairs, the Kenko has the ability to target the neck, shoulders and lower back. However, it features additional Accu-Shoulder Compression: The shoulder and back mechanisms work in unison to holistically target sore shoulder muscles.

Price: $4,999

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
  • Slide Forward Space-saving Technology
  • Targeted Arm Therapy
  • Ultimate Calf System
  • 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
  • Brown

8. Inada 3D DreamWave

Sink into a full-body massage experience or target specific areas with the 3D DreamWave. This massage chair features programs that focus on the lower extremities (calf, foot and sole), the hips and thighs, and the full upper body. The DreamWave also includes a special Youth setting, which provides a gentler massage for smaller bodies.

Price: $9,999

Massage Techniques:

Shiatsu

Features:

  • 16 Automatic Programs
  • Adjustable Leg Extension
  • Air Cell Massage
  • Body Scanning
  • Calf, Foot & Sole Massage
  • Cell Phone Pocket
  • Deep Relaxation Setting
  • Lumbar & Seat Heat
  • S-track
  • Youth Session

Warranty: Inada offers a 3-year warranty on all parts and in-home labor.

Color options:

  • Beige
  • Black
  • Brown

9. Infinity Genesis Max

Infinity-Genesis-Chair

Infinity Massage Chairs are designed with all bodies in mind: from the star athlete to the hobby gardener and everyone in between. The Genesis Max builds upon the legacy established by the Genesis SE, now with oscillation and on-board sound therapy.

Price: $9,499

Massage Techniques:

  • Kneading
  • Knocking
  • Shiatsu
  • Tapping

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

10. Synca Kurodo Massage Chair

Advertised as an “executive-level” massage chair, the Kurodo combines high-tech robotics with ancient Japanese technique. This massage chair is equipped with two body sensors, which pinpoint the areas that need specialized attention. The automatic programs include a targeted shoulder and arm massage to soothe tired, often overlooked muscles.

Price: $9,999

Features:

  • 4D Deep Tissue Massage Technology
  • Hitachi-made Massage Robot
  • Body Scanning
  • S-track
  • 4 Automatic Programs
  • Waist Twist & Stretch

Warranty: All premium Synca Wellness massage chairs come with a 5-year warranty, which covers part, labor, in-home service, and structural framework.

Color options:

  • Black

Shoulder Massagers for Targeted Relief

To save space (and cash), Infinity offers a Cordless Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager that includes heat therapy, 4 automatic programs and dual handle straps to keep the massager in place. Now you can enjoy a targeted neck massage wherever you go — at only 3.75 lbs., this portable cordless massager makes an excellent travel companion.

Where to Find Your Massage Chair for Neck & Shoulders

Working long hours at a desk can do a number on your neck and shoulders. Fortunately, a neck and shoulder massage can help mitigate the tension you may carry in your shoulders, which can result in soreness, headaches and back pain. The certified Massage Chair Specialists at Massage Chair Store can guide you through all the features and functions that deliver a premium neck and shoulder massage, so you can treat your muscles to a break.

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