Southern California Showroom Improvements
I visited my Southern California showroom last week to check in on things and meet with some suppliers. I was pleasantly surprised to see some woodwork done on the walls along with some sconce lighting to make the showroom look even better than it did before. The walls were quite bare because of the size of the showroom, but now the decorum is better.
In addition to that, we also have some lettering on the storefront windows as well as on our interior window above the back door. Here are pics to show it all to you…
I also saw the new Ogawa Smart 3D massage chair which we recently added to our showroom. I sat on it for a bit and enjoyed it’s features. Getting used to the tablet remote will take a bit, but it is pretty cool. When I go back for another visit, I’ll write up some info about my experience on the chair and share it with you.
uKnead Massage Chairs
While I was visiting our store, I had a meeting with Nina and John, the owner’s of uKnead massage chairs. They also run the Zentech massage chair stores in Southern California. They are looking to expand their wholesale business by finding retailers to carry their models and came to us to see if we would be interested in carrying their line. Their chairs, for the most part, are made in the same Rongtai factory in China as a few other of our suppliers and look good from what I saw. I noticed a mid range L-track model that fits a niche in the L-track segment and that interests me. It will be introduced in July and should go for about $5000, comparable to the Titan Alpine and the Infinity Iyashi.
There seem to be a lot of models in the $3000 price range, but not many in the mid to upper price range. Usually, based on my experience with massage chairs, you get what you pay for. The higher priced massage chairs typically have a more sophisticated roller system that justifies the price differential. You don’t really appreciate it until you sit on them in the showroom, side by side, and notice the different feel of each model. I’ll let you know if we decide to carry their line of chairs. Currently, they have 3 models available. Two of them are L-track chairs and I couldn’t help but notice how the rollers actually hit the “belly” of my hamstrings. Most L-track chairs hit the gluts and piriformis muscles, as well as the insertion points of the hamstring to the pelvis. But, these two models seemed to reach lower and massage the middle of the hamstrings. Quite impressive.
Feel free to email or call me anytime to chat about these chairs or any of our other models.
Dr. Alan Weidner
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