Infinity massage chairs have come out with a triumvirate of new chair models that offer the 3D L-track feature, something that has been lacking in our industry. The Genesis is a Costco exclusive, the Imperial is a Mattress Firm exclusive, while the Infinity Presidential massage chair is the model the rest of the retailers carry (including Mattress Firm, labeled as the Presidential 2).
I have the Presidential in both of my showrooms and it is a very popular model. It came to us in November 2017 and has been a top seller ever since. It competes very nicely with chairs like the Human Touch Novo XT, the Luraco Legend, and the Osaki Ekon…all 3D L-track chairs.
I figured I’d dedicate this brief article to describing the differences between the 3 Infinity models as it has become somewhat confusing to massage chair shoppers who have run across the names of all three in their research. I’ve only sat on the Presidential, so for the feel of the chairs, I can’t speak for the Genesis or the Imperial. So, my points below will be relative to what we have in the Presidential model:
As mentioned above, the Genesis is sold through Costco road shows, while the Imperial is sold through Mattress Firms road shows. These models are not listed on their respective websites and can only be found through the road show sales model.
- They all have different looks, but essentially offer many of the same features, i.e. 3D rollers, L-track, foot rollers, lots of airbags, auto programs, manual settings, zero gravity, etc.
- The Genesis does not have the heated rollers, heated feet, or stretch program that the Infinity Presidential offers.
The Imperial has calf rollers and an “air ionizer”. Not sure what that is, but it sounds cool. Here is the description as written on the Infinity website…”This feature gently blows fresh air from small vents in the headrest to facilitate healthy oxygen intake. You will feel invigorated and focused after inhaling freshly circulated air during your massage session.” The calf rollers and ionizer are not found on the other two models.
The Presidential actually has a “J”-track, instead of a true L-track. The L-track extends beyond the back 90 degrees to directly under the buttocks. The J-track also extends under the buttocks but at a 45 degree angle. What this does is allow the chair to flatten out more like a true S-track chair to a more horizontal position and, thus, provide a better stretch action than the L-track chairs.
Dr. Alan Weidner
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