Part 2 of my Osaki 6000 Massage Chair Review
In Part 1 of my Osaki 6000 massage chair review, I discussed 4 of the 9 things I was impressed with once we had assembled the chair and tested it in our showroom.
5. Zero Gravity
Isn’t zero gravity just all the rage right now in the massage chair industry? It seems that everyone is coming out with, or at least saying that they have, zero gravity in their massage chairs. Although the tilt of the Osaki 6000 seat is not a full 30 degree tilt, by my observation, it is still a decent zero gravity position. This takes pressure off the low back and provides what the experts call a relatively “weightless” position. If you have a lot of low back pain, you will love this feature.
6. Foot and Calf Ottoman
I love how the foot and calf ottoman electronically adjusts to your leg length. When you first set up the zero gravity program, the
ottoman will automatically extend all the way out so it feels like it is way longer than your leg length. But, then it retracts and stops retracting when the pressure from your foot hitting the bottom of the foot massager tells the chair that it is at the optimal length.
It would probably be easier if it just had an accordion-like ottoman extender, but it is a neat electronic feature.
7. Remote Control
It is a pedestal remote and the control is very easy to read and use. It has a nice display with a simple button layout for ease of use. You will get accustomed to using this remote quite soon. Some chairs, i.e. the Sanyo 77oo and the Panasonic 30000 series, have remotes that are huge and look so intimidating to get started with the first time. This remote is quite easy to use. You can also remove it from the pedestal and hold it on your lap for adjustments to your massage while you are fully reclined.
For all the features you get in this chair, I am so very pleasantly surprised that it only costs $3495, at the time of this writing. I am actually amazed at the price point. It comes with a pretty standard 1 year in-home, parts & labor warranty. It is a chinese-made chair, so that explains the lower cost. It is such a new chair that I am ignorant to how the long term function of the chair will be or how hard it will be to get replacement parts a few years down the road long after the warranty is over, but I suspect that Osaki will take good care of our customers. They would be idiots not to!!
This is the second Osaki massage chair the assembly of which I have been a part. It is not as easy as a Sanyo or Human Touch massage chair, but it can be done within 45 minutes. I filmed the assembly of the chair when we put it together a couple of weeks ago and will have that edited for your use should you decide to get the chair. I will post the video on our website once I have it completed.
In a nutshell, you must attach the arm rests first, the chair back second, and then the back pads third. Each part you attach will have some associated air hoses and electrical plugs but those are easy to attach. It is the bolts that will take some time to insert. The tools you will need to attach those bolts are included with the chair.
I certainly hope you found some value in my little review and pics. You can see all the images on the Osaki 6000 product page on this website. Feel free to contact me at 801-651-2026 if you would like to talk more with me about the Osaki 6000 massage chair, or any other massage chair for that matter.
Dr. Alan Weidner