With the growing popularity of electric massage chairs, which many consumers now use between visits to their massage practitioner, many question which one to purchase, what to pay, and which have highest consumer ratings.
Massage recliners can range from $600-$7000, depending on brand, model and features.
The technology of some massage recliners is so advanced that it can identify Shiatsu points, which differ between people, through optical sensors. Some can actually scan your back to provide you with a totally customized massage experience.
Many offer pre-programmed options and can provide personalized adjustments at the touch of a button.
Some chairs offer massage on the back only, others offer massage on back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs and even feet. Other features might include zero gravity (which makes you feel as if you are floating in the pool), lumbar back heat, seat massage, and body position navigator.
There are many health benefits to having a chair in your home. They help reduce tension, increase flexibility of tight muscles, and promote deep relaxation after a hard day at work.
If you can't get to a massage therapist on a regular basis or don't have one near you, massage recliners are a great alternative to traditional hands-on therapy, although nothing can compare to the kind, caring touch of human hands.
This is our choice of best electric massage chairs based on consumer ratings, quality, comfort, features, and overall durability.
Massage Education Guide's #1 Choice
1. This massage therapy chair is rated 5 out of 5 by consumers.This is one of the first things we look for when we rate products.
2. Best Feature - The Inada chair has the broadest body massage coverage available with over 1,200 square inches, more than other massage recliners.
3. Best in Comfort/Relaxation - It cradles your whole body in soothing shiatsu and brings relief to tired muscles. Inada Dreamwave technology provides a gentle, figure-8 motion that mimics how a massage therapist balances the body during a shiatsu massage session.
4. Overall Durability and Body Coverage -Less likely to have major mechanical or repair problems. It also offers extension and flexion abilities, as well as gentle rotational stretching of the shoulders, mid-back and hips.
This chair also has the ability to provide a youth session with a more gentle massage, specially designed for younger users (14+).
Leather upholstery is nice for durability and easy cleaning. Also, most are available in different colors to match your existing furniture.
Read more reviews of this chair here.
This video also provides a review of the chair by Palmer Chiropractic: