Some Thoughts and Pics of the Osaki 6000 Massage Chair (Part 1)
We’ve had the Osaki 6000 massage chair in our showroom for over a week now and I have some initial observations I thought I would share with you about my experience with the chair:
1. The Massage Chair Design
It is a very nice, trendy looking massage chair with great “lines” (as we’d say about a car). Their design is what I consider a
knock-off design of the very famous and popular Inada Sogno massage chair, but a very nice and maybe even better looking design than the Sogno. I have the black model that also has silver accent stripes on the outside of each armrest. It is made of a synthetic material (faux leather, if you want to sound hip!)
Within the silver stripes, towards the back of the chair, LED lighting is blended within the stripes. The lights are blue and look fantastic and quite stylish. I haven’t used the chair in a dark room yet to see how the blue LED lights look that way, but the integration of the lights within the design of the chair is pretty cool.
2. Music System
I love the ease of use of the music system. The Omega Montage massage chairs had a jump drive that was included with the chair. You could download music to the jump drive and then plug it into a USB port at the back of the chair. With the Osaki 6000 massage chair, you have a simple plug as part of the remote control pedestal that plugs into your cell phone or iPod.
You can pick and choose your music and listen to what you want. You just pick your music as you would any other time from your
phone or mp3 player but now the music is getting pumped through a two-speaker system built into the shoulder airbag pieces. Now you can listen to your music in stereo while you are getting a great massage.
The music system also includes a “Music Synch” program that coordinates and synchronizes the chair massage to the beat of your music! Pretty cool stuff, actually.
3. 30″ Vertical Roller Track
I love the extra long vertical massage roller track; the rollers go way down in to the gluteal muscles thus providing a massage in the sacral area (the area just above the butt-crack, if you’ll pardon my vernacular!). Most chairs don’t go down there, except for the Inada Sogno, Inada Doctor’s Choice, and Sanyo 7700 and 8700 models. Those chairs are all priced considerably higher than the Osaki 6000 massage chair.
The drawback with a longer vertical track, if you want to call it a drawback, is that the rollers go so low into the back but at the opposite end of the spine, the rollers don’t go up real high in the neck. Like the Inada Sogno massage chair, the head piece of the Osaki 6000 provides an airbag compression massage to the neck. Unlike the Inada Sogno, which actually provides a kneading massage with those airbags, the neck massage in the Osaki 6000 is really just some pretty mild compression by the airbags.
If you want to get a neck massage using the rollers, you can just lift the head piece up and over the back of the chair and set the rollers manually to go up to the neck muscles. If you are a taller body, then you may have to slide down the chair a bit and recline the chair back all the way to get the rollers to hit the neck muscles.
I had a couple come in last week to try the Osaki 6000 in comparison to the Inada Sogno. The husband was 6’2″ and the wife was 5’7″. Both had to slide down the chair a bit to get an optimal neck massage from the rollers. A little bit of an inconvenience.
The intensity of the rollers can be adjusted from the remote control. I like an intense roller massage so I put the rollers on full-blast. I was quite happy with the massage and the intensity thereof.
4. Seat, Thigh, Calf & Foot Massage
The chair utilizes 51 airbags (vs. 32 in the Osaki 4000 massage chair) and a good portion of those
airbags are found in the lower body. They provide good airbag compression massage in those areas, no difference really compared to other chairs with airbags in the same areas. I love that you can adjust the intensity of the airbags to your comfort level.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this review. I will post it this weekend for your reading enjoyment.
Dr. Alan Weidner