Massage Chair Industry Update – March 24, 2016 (Video)

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Transcript of Video Titled “Massage Chair Industry Update – March 24, 2016”

microphoneAlan: Hi, I’m Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘Massage-Chair-Relief.com’ and today is our biweekly massage chair industry update for Thursday, March 24th, 2016, and not a whole lot to talk about today. Of course, I always say that, and I end up yakking forever, but here’s the things that we’ve got cooking.

[SCREEN TEXT: Stock Status]

Alan: Let me get in to stock just briefly. I emailed the massage chair companies last night for information about their stock, and the only one I heard back from was Infinite Therapeutics, so – or Infinity now, as they’re more commonly known as, they have the – oh, and then Human Touch also notified me that the WholeBody 5.1 is out of stock. They didn’t have an estimated time of arrival of the new models. So, that’s the Human Touch WholeBody 5.1. They discontinued the ZeroG 2.0, and I think they’re also discontinuing the Human Touch 7450, so there are some changes there. Now, Infinity, they’ve discontinued the ‘Ivory’ IT-8500, they’ve discontinued the Iyashi, white exterior with the caramel interior, and they’ve discontinued the IT-8100, but I’m going to talk about a new model that they just introduced, to kind of replace that one, and I’ll talk about that in a moment, and also, the black on black Iyashi is just on back-order. So, that’s the only chair they have on back-order, and that’s back-ordered for two to three weeks. As far as Inada goes, I think they’re all in stock there. I haven’t heard of any other Human Touch chairs that’re back-ordered. Osaki, Titan, and, Apex, I never really quite know until I place the order, if they’re back-ordered. I believe the Ogawa chairs are all in stock. I think the Ogawa Refresh was back-ordered until the middle of March, I believe that’s in stock now. So, anyway, if you have any questions about stock at the time of purchasing any particular model, let us know, and I will say that sometimes we think that they’re in stock, or that we’re told that they’re in stock, and then you know, a week later, someone places an order, and then we send the order in, and they tell us ‘Oh, that’s back-ordered.’ Well, sometimes they don’t know fully if the chairs are back-ordered or not, at the moment – well, let me put it to you this way – at the time that they tell me that they’re stocked, or not stocked, I believe that, but the stock could disappear in a day or two, or three, or four after I do this recording. So, a week from now, the stock may be gone, and we’ll let you know if the stock, if it’s back-ordered, and usually it doesn’t take longer than one or two weeks, except for the Infinity Escape, which took like two-and-a-half months. January, February, oh my goodness, yeah, we didn’t – we got it, January, February, half of March – yeah, it was two-and-a-half months. That’s rare, that’s very bothersome to me as a retailer, and very bothersome to my customers, but sometimes that happens. So, anyway, having said that, let’s move on.

[SCREEN TEXT: New Infinity IT-8500X3 & Infinity Evoke]

Alan: Infinity, now, I told you that they were discontinuing – or that they discontinued the IT-8100 – well, they’ve made a couple of exciting announcements, one of which is very interesting to me. The Infinity IT-8500, I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the Infinity IT-8500 is a Chinese-made chair, all the Infinity, and Osaki, and Human Touch, they’re all Chinese chairs, but their chair, the IT-8500, has been our top selling Chinese chair for as long as I’ve been selling it. I figure that’s probably five, maybe five years, and our top selling Chinese brand, or Chinese model, made model. It just continues to be a popular chair, and the one thing that it lacked, in my humble opinion, was – it was a – it didn’t have the 3D rollers. Well, people were fine with that, because, and I’ll talk about this a little later as well, as far as adjusting intensity, for a chair that does not have 3D rollers, but this chair, the IT-8500, very popular chair, good bang for the buck. It was priced, for the longest time, at $3995. Now, it’s $4295; still a very good price, for a good feature set in a chair. Well, they’ve come out now, with the new IT-8500X3, and that has – and the X3 alludes to the 3D technology – so it has the same fit, and same body. I’m just looking at the thing here, excuse me, the spec sheets, and let you know what they have. They’ve got new 3D auto programs, they’ve got an auto extend neck feature, they’ve got five 3D intensity levels. Let’s see the chair is going to be selling – it’s going to be retailing for $5795, with a $300 off promo code, so that’s – instant savings, that is, so it’s $5495. So, it’s going to be $1200 more than the IT-8500, which will have the – but it’ll have the 3D rollers, it has – oh, it says here also, it has the Bluetooth compatibility. You know, the 8500 has the older, you know, download your music to a jump drive on your computer, and then plug it in to the USB port in the back of the IT-8500. Well, now it’s going to have Bluetooth connectivity, which is great because you can just connect from your cell phone, and play your music. It has a sleeker, redesigned remote, so I don’t know what sleeker looks like, but I know the remote right now, it’s a fairly, good rectangular shape. It’s a good size, easy to see, but we’ll see how it looks, and it still has the decompression stretch, and spinal alignment. They call it spinal alignment, it’s the shoulder airbags that pin the shoulders back. The stretch program on the IT-8500 is awesome, the neck massage, awesome, foot rollers, awesome, it’s a great chair. So, I’m very curious to see how this new IT-8500X3 is, and I’ll let you know once I find out more about it. I’m sure we’re going to get it in one of our showrooms – but one, maybe both of our showrooms – but definitely we’ll have it in the California showroom. Anyway, there’s another new model they’re sending out, or introducing now, to the market, called the Evoke, E-V-O-K-E, Evoke, and here are the basic features – and again, I’m sorry for not looking at the camera, I’m just looking at the stat sheet that they sent me – zero gravity, deep tissue massage, space saver, airbags from head to toe, well, everybody seems to have that, lumbar heat, foot rollers, heel rubber, and I think that’s the same thing that they have in their Escape, which is their lower priced L-track chair. And that heel rubber kind of – it’s a great foot massage – and I don’t know if it’s going to have the same six rollers per foot that the Escape has, but the heel rubber is pretty cool, as it grabs the heel, and gives that a massage. So, anyway, that’s the Evoke, and that one’s going to be selling for $2695, so it’s going to compete price wise, with the Osaki 4000T. The Osaki 4000T is a real – it’s a workhorse, it’s been around forever – it doesn’t fit some people very well. I’ve found that the Osaki 4000T, and probably the 4000 that you can get on Costco, the Dreamer, the Osaki Dreamer, and the Osaki 7200H, and 7200CR, they have shoulder airbag housing that’s a hard stop, and so what’ll happen is when you sit in the chair, and then you put your arms out, to go in to the armrests for airbag massage, the bottom of the housing, the shoulder airbag housing, digs in to your upper arms, and it can be quite uncomfortable. It’s worse on the Osaki 4000T, and the Osaki 4000, not as bad on the Dreamer, or on the 7200 series, but it is burdensome for a large, broad-shouldered person to sit in that bloody chair, it becomes irritating. Well, this is a chair, $2695, that kind of competes with the 4000T. It has the deep tissue massage, the 4000T is the more moderate, mild massage, this Evoke seems to be more deep tissue. It’s a space saving technology, none of the Osaki 4000, or 4000T models, have it, lumbar heat, foot rollers, the foot rollers on the Osaki 4000T are pretty mild. I suspect with Infinity, knowing their other chairs, it’s going to be a good, intense foot massage. Anyway, that’s the new Evoke, so I don’t know if I’m going to be having that in my showroom either, maybe I will. The 4000T is kind of an older technology, it’s been around for years. That’s kind of – that was the flagship chair for the Osaki brand, and then, of course, they’ve now got so many other models, and model – brand lines, and you know, whatever, so anyway, just so that you know.

[SCREEN TEXT: Update on the SoCal Showroom]

Alan: Alright, what else have we got cooking? Let’s see, oh, our Southern California store, I was just down there last week. We were doing some recording for a television commercial. Well, our walls are still as bare as the day is long, I mean, and they’re long walls. So, the guy that did our buildout is going to put up some sconce lighting for us, and some nice trim, and we’ll put up some pictures, and you know, we’ll have Mona kind of pick some nice artwork, or whatever, or maybe some nice pictures of massage chairs, heaven forbid, and we’ll put that up on the wall to kind of make the wall look a little busier. But I’ll take the videotape of that when we have that done, and it’ll look sharp, but we’ll post that up for you to take a look at, but that Southern California store is a nice store. I like it, it’s wider than our store here in Utah, it’s deeper than our store here in Utah. You feel like you can have more than one person in there at a time, looking at chairs, but I really like that store, great store, and great staff. So, go down and meet Michael and Chris, they’re just awesome, and for those of you that don’t know, and of course, if you’re only Vietnamese speaking, you’re not going to understand a word of what I’m saying now, but Michael Nguyen is our showroom manager, and he’s bilingual, Vietnamese and English. And so, you know, feel free to give us a call at that – at our, well, here – our number there is 562-865-4607, 562-865-4607. Go ahead and call, and you can talk to Michael, if you’re Vietnamese, of course, talk to him, but for Anglos, you can talk to Michael or Chris.

[SCREEN TEXT: Massage Chair Tip!]

Alan: And one last thing I’ll chitchat about, just – you know, I should do this every one of these video recordings – these biweekly updates, I should give like a massage chair tip, or something like that. But one thing that people – I tell people, all the time, about in our showroom is how to use – how to change the intensity of a massage chair if it’s too intense for you, and you don’t have the 3D rollers. Even if you do have 3D rollers – by the way, 3D rollers mean that the rollers can move forward or back to increase, or decrease, the intensity of the massage – well, what do you do if the lowest intensity setting of the 3D roller is still too much? Or, what do you do if you’ve got a chair like the IT-8500, which is a deep-tissue massage chair, but it doesn’t have the intensity adjustment ability, it doesn’t have the 3D rollers, or now it does, but if you can’t get it low enough? Well, what we always recommend is using something that we call a throw blanket. Now, I don’t know if you know what a throw blanket is, but a throw blanket is like a decorative blanket that a lot of people use for, you know, to decorate a couch, or a chair, and these massage chairs aren’t the prettiest things in the world, so a lot of people use throw blankets to kind of, you know, try to camouflage the chair. But well, you can use that throw blanket, if you fold it up in quarters, or whatever, and you use that as a back pad. It’ll, you know, lay it down the length of the chair, and use that as a back pad. It’s a wonderful way to do it, because sometimes people use pillows, like sleeping, bed pillows, or couch, decorative pillows. They’re too thick, you’re not going to feel much massage at all. So, you know, if you can get a thin foam pad, or something like that, that’d be great, a memory foam pad, like the iRobotics 7 comes with a memory foam pad now, which is great, but just use a throw blanket, it’s awesome. Plus, if you’re the decorator of the house, and you look at that chair, and you go ‘Oh my goodness, that is butt ugly,’ and you want to change the look of it, use a throw blanket for that too. Anyway, there’s my intensity adjustment advice, and my decorative advice, which is so amazing.

[SCREEN TEXT: 888-259-5380]

Alan: Well, I think that just about does it for this week. If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call at 888-259-5380, there you go, and of course, you can always email me, comment on our YouTube channel, or on our Facebook page, or you can go on our chat software, whatever. You can always reach me, and if you don’t get directly to me, I will always call you back, but anyway, feel free to give us a call. If you found this video helpful, please feel free to thumbs up ‘Like’ us on YouTube, and of course, share this, or any of our other videos, on your social media platforms to help us spread the word about massage chairs, we appreciate that. Massage chairs are kind of a new thing, relatively infantile in its stage of development here in the United States, and we appreciate you helping us spread the word about it, because this is a great thing. Duh, that’s why I do it. Well, anyway, I’m Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘Massage-Chair-Relief.com,’ and I will see you in two weeks. Bye bye.

Click on the following link to watch this Massage Chair Industry Update on our YouTube channel.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales!

golden-present-780326-mYES…’tis the season of sales for the massage chair industry and the lucky folks who are shopping for a massage chair. I will briefly tell you about the sales that are available from a couple of the massage chair companies, but before I do I want you to know that we have our own Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at Massage-Chair-Relief.com which is ABOVE AND BEYOND anything the massage chair companies may offer.

**To find out what we are offering for our Holiday Sale, call us right now at 888-259-5380 and we’ll let you in on our sale prices.

But, in addition to our sale, here is what Infinite Therapeutics and Osaki are making available for you, too: Continue reading “Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales!” »

Mail Bag – Best Butt Massage, Broad Chest Fit, etc.

Iyasi Massage Chair Reclined Front angle
Iyasi Massage Chair Reclined Front angle

Customer Email #1

Message to Massage Chairs:

Which chairs have the best buttocks massage that also have a great arm massage?

Thanks

Randy

My Response #1

Hi, Randy
Thanks for your inquiry. The chair that would fit your needs the best would be the Infinity Iyashi…hands down! It is a brand new model from Infinite Therapeutics and is the first chair to have a roller track that goes down into the buttocks, seat, and thighs. It is fabulous. It also has arm airbags that inflate sequentially from the forearm down to the hand to enhance circulation of the blood and lymph in the upper extremities. Not many chairs work that well on the arms. I really think this chair would be what you are looking for. Here is the link to the chair on my site…

https://www.massage-chair-relief.com/massage-chairs/infinity-5-star-comfort/infinity-iyashi/

Let me know if I can be of further assistance. I am always at your disposal.

Dr. Alan Weidner Continue reading “Mail Bag – Best Butt Massage, Broad Chest Fit, etc.” »

Does Osaki Have Backlit Remote Controls?

I recently had a comment on one of my posts asking if the Osaki chairs had backlit remote control buttons. What that means is if there is a light behind each button or behind the remote face as a whole that would allow the user to see the buttons in the dark. This is a legitimate question as many folks use the chair in a dark or poorly illuminated room and have trouble seeing the buttons if they are not backlit.

So, I emailed Osaki and asked one of their experts if their chairs had backlit remotes. Below is a list of each chair, whether or not it’s remote is backlit, any additional comment relayed to me by my Osaki contact, as well as images of each remote control. I hope this helps. Each company has a different type of remote and not all of them are backlit. Perhaps someday I will present a full article going through each company’s remote back lighting. Continue reading “Does Osaki Have Backlit Remote Controls?” »

Mail Bag – IT-8500 vs. Panasonic 30007, OS-3D Pro Dreamer, Walkers & Massage Chairs

Quite regularly I share emails with my readership that come from massage chair shoppers just like you. These are good questions that are probably being asked by others and I hope that my answers help with the massage chair buying experience.

Email #1

First, thank you for the informative suite of videos you all make available on Youtube. I’m working my way up to making this investment, but would like to understand what would work best and most reliably for my body type: 6’0″, 275 lbs, 35% Body Fat, 50″ chest, 42″ waist. Trouble spots: trapezoid, rhomboid, TFL & IT band (especially on the right leg) have had an L4/5 Laminectomy almost 20 years ago Your consideration and recommendations are greatly appreciated. Onwards and Upwards . . . Ralph Continue reading “Mail Bag – IT-8500 vs. Panasonic 30007, OS-3D Pro Dreamer, Walkers & Massage Chairs” »

Is The Japanese-Made Inada Sogno Worth The Higher Price?

This issue comes up all the time as I speak to hundreds of massage chair shoppers. Pretty much everyone who calls knows about the Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair and in their heart of hearts want one, but many of these shoppers are looking for something much less expensive.

With so many Chinese-made Sogno look-a-likes in the market now (i.e. Osaki OS-4000, Osaki OS-6000, IT-8200, IT-8500, Omega Montage Pro, among others) that are less than half the price of the Sogno, the question arises as to whether the Sogno is really more than twice the chair in features and quality as it is in price.

Today’s blog post addresses this issue since it is so commonly asked. Continue reading “Is The Japanese-Made Inada Sogno Worth The Higher Price?” »

A Chair for a Dialysis, Bodybuilding Patient (For Under $3000)?

Again, I can’t say enough how much I love questions from my readers and site visitors. They may seem so odd and specific, but you’d be amazed how many people read the questions and my responses. You just never know who has what going on in their lives when they embark on a massage chair shopping adventure. Here is a question from a concerned wife…

I would like to know the best chair for my husband that is a recent dialysis patient, and many health issues that have arose out of it. He has developed restless leg syndrome that I am hoping the chair might help alleviate. The main purpose is because he is on a b-pap machine and is only comfortable sleeping in a chair. I noticed most all models state a 265 weight capacity. He is a 290 lb professional bodybuilder, so his back is very wide. I would like a massage chair, but the main search is for something he would be able to sleep in. I was looking at the Osaki 4000? We have a GEMoney account but would really need to remain below $3000. I appreciate the advice. Thank you, Mary

Continue reading “A Chair for a Dialysis, Bodybuilding Patient (For Under $3000)?” »

Osaki 4000 Massage Chair vs. Inada Sogno Dreamwave (Part 2)

Comparing the Osaki OS-4000 to the Inada Sogno (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 2 part comparative review of the Osaki OS-4000 and the Inada Sogno Dreamwave. In Part 1, I discussed 5 general differences between these two very popular massage chairs, but today I will go into specific chair features and functions to help you in your due diligence.

Osaki 4000 Massage Chair

6. Zero-Gravity – The Osaki 4000 has a zero gravity feature which, by definition, is a 30 degree tilt of the seat in the zero gravity position. The Inada Sogno’s seat stays horizontal during all programs. Zero gravity is a great feature for decompressing the low back.

7. Airbags – The Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair is an airbag monster…over 100 airbags. The Osaki 4000 is a little more typical of most massage chairs with 32 airbags. Rollers are typically used for the spine, whereas airbags are used for every other part of the body, i.e. legs, feet, thighs, arms, shoulders, waist, etc.

8. Dreamwave Technology – One of the unique therapeutic features of the Inada Sogno is the use of airbags to move the seat from side to side and up and down in a figure 8 motion. It introduces passive motion to the pelvis and low back in a very gentle swaying motion that is very soothing to the user. The Sogno is the only massage chair that has this feature, as far as I know. The Osaki has airbags in the seat but not at all like the Dreamwave technology of Inada.

9. Thigh Massage– a lot of the newer chairs have airbags that compress the outer aspect of the thighs, where the IlioTibial Bands (ITB) are located. The Osaki 4000 and the Inada Sogno have these airbags, however the airbags on the Sogno actually massage the ITB in a wavelike motion and it feels like a true massage. The Osaki 4000 simply compresses against the thighs without the feeling that much is being done therapeutically. If you’ve ever had low back, knee, or hip problems, the ITBs are probably pretty tight on you and the Inada Sogno will make you realize how sore they truly are!

Inada Sogno Massage Chair

10. Heat – Both chairs have heat, but the heat of the Osaki 4000 is definitely more noticeable than the subtle sacral heat of the Sogno. If you like feeling the warmth, the Osaki wins that hands-down.

11. Cervical Traction Device – Inada innovated this feature. It is a headpiece that has airbags to massage the neck and the trapezia muscles (you know…the muscles at the top of your shoulders that get tight when you sit at a computer all day). It is a phenomenal feature in the Sogno. The Osaki 4000 has a headpiece that mimics Inada’s Cervical Traction Device, but doesn’t have the airbag massage that the Sogno does.

12. Arm Airbags – Both chairs have arm airbags, but the Osaki 4000 airbags basically just cover the forearm and wrists, whereas the Inada Sogno has extensive airbags that compress the fingers, wrist, forearm, and upper arm.

13. Roller Track Length – The vertical roller track length of the Inada Sogno is 28.5″; the roller track length of the Osaki 4000 is 30″. It feels like the Inada massages lower down into the buttocks, so I would say that the Osaki goes higher up the neck with the extra 1.5″.

14. Height and Weight Recommendations – Inada has always had the motto “If you can fit, you can sit.” So, regardless of your weight, if you can fit in the chair, it will function just fine. Osaki, on the other hand and like most massage chairs, express a weight limit for the chair’s optimum function, and that is 265 lbs. As for height, the Inada can cater anyone comfortably from 4’11” to 6’4″; Osaki best fits someone from 5’4″ to 6’4″.

15. # of Motors – Inada has 13, Osaki has 7.

16.  Remote Control – The Osaki 4000 has a pedestal remote, the Inada has a free remote that tucks into a small side pocket.

Those are the major differences between the chairs. Some features that they both have include body scan technology, ottoman length adjustment, calf and foot massager, quad-style rollers that knead, tap, and compress, vibration, auto and manual settings, and a stretch program.

I hope this assists you in your massage chair buying research. After reading through the comparisons, you will have to decide if the price of both chairs is justified. Remember you can always email me at alan@massage-chair-relief.com or call me at 801-417-8240 to ask any other questions. I am always at your disposal.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com 

Osaki 4000 Massage Chair vs. Inada Sogno Dreamwave (Part 1)

Comparing the Osaki OS-4000 to the Inada Sogno (Part 1)

As you can probably tell from my blog posts and videos, I think quite a bit of the Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair…and apparently so does the rest of the massage chair world. It is not only our best selling chair (and our most expensive chair), but it is also the most imitated chair in the market.

Inada Sogno Massage Chair

Before the Sogno came along, most massage chairs looked like the proto-typical massage chair. Very basic, utilitarian design. Well, along comes the Inada Sogno with an award-winning and very unique design and it takes the massage chair world by storm. It was quite a modern look at the time it came to the USA…most folks liked it, some hated it. But, unique  and modern it was. Now, after 4 years in the USA, you can see Sogno look-a-likes everywhere. And I carry some of those look-a-likes. Chairs from companies like Omega, Osaki, Cozzia, OSIM, and more, now pop up all  over the place trying hard to steal away some of the market share that was taken by the Inada Sogno.

I have since learned that just because the chairs look like the Sogno doesn’t mean that they function like the Sogno or even have the same revolutionary and therapeutic features of the Inada Sogno.

Osaki came out with a model called the Osaki OS-4000 massage chair(and OS-3000) which quickly became a popular seller, primarily because it had the Sogno look at a price less than half that of the Sogno. In this article, I am going to compare and contrast the Osaki 4000 with the Inada Sogno Dreamwave. After reading this 2-part series, you will understand why the chairs differ so much in price.

Osaki 4000 Massage Chair

1. Country of Origin – Inada designs, engineers, and manufacturers all their chairs in Japan, while Osaki gets their chairs from China. The Japanese Yen is strong relative to the US Dollar, so production costs for Japanese chairs are high. That is why all other major name-brand massage chair companies get all their chairs from China and not Japan.

2. Private Labeling – As I mentioned in point #1, Inada owns the design and manufacturer process from beginning to end. They design, engineer, and produce their own chairs. Osaki, as with pretty much every other massage chair company (with a few exceptions), orders their massage chairs from Chinese manufacturing plants that make chairs for anyone who wants to sell them under their own private label. The plant may make a few tweaks for a particular private label buyer, but for the most part they are very similar to, if not exactly the same as, other chairs in the market.

3. Warranty – Osaki, like the majority of other massage chair companies, offer a 1 year parts and labor, in-home warranty. They also have a second year of parts only, and a third year of structure only. This is a very typical warranty in the massage chair biz. Inada, on the other hand, offers a 3 year parts and labor, in-home warranty. It does not, however, offer any other coverage. You can purchase extended warranties for both company’s chairs; 1 or 2 year ext. warranty for Osaki, 2 year ext. warranty for Inada.

4. White Glove Service – Both companies offer white glove delivery, which includes bringing the chair into your home or business, unpacking it, assembling it, and then removing all packing material and debris afterwards. Both the Osaki 4000 and the Inada Sogno require assembly, so if you are not prone to being a handyman, or get intimidated by things like this (as am I!!), the white glove delivery option is a nice thing to be able to order.

5. Cost – I already mentioned that the cost of the Osaki 4000 chair is less than half that of the Inada Sogno. At the time of the writing of this article, the cost of the Inada Sogno is $7799, while the cost of the Osaki 4000 is $2895.

In Part 2 of this comparative massage chair review, I will go compare and contrast specific chair features.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com 

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair vs. Osaki 4000 Massage Chair

Lots of New Osaki Massage Chair Models

Osaki has really had some great success with their new line of massage chairs, particularly the 3000/4000, 6000, and 7000 massage chair models. The 4000 and 3000 are essentially the same massage chair with some very minor differences, which I discussed in some detail last December:

https://www.massage-chair-relief.com/blog/chair-models/differences-between-the-osaki-3000-and-osaki-4000-massage-chairs/

The Osaki 4000 massage chair has been quite popular since it’s introduction to the US market in 2011. Just recently, Osaki introduced the 6000 and 7000 models, which have quickly become best-sellers as well. I have already gone over the differences between the Osaki 4000 and the Osaki 7000 massage chair models here:

https://www.massage-chair-relief.com/blog/chair-models/osaki-7000-massage-chair-vs-osaki-4000-massage-chair/

Osaki 4000 vs. Osaki 6000 Massage Chair

Today, I will go over the primary differences and similarities between the 4000 and 6000 models. The reason I am writing these comparative reviews is because of the number of inquiries I get about the differences. I hope this review assists you in your own massage chair shopping experience.

Osaki 4000 Massage Chair
Osaki 4000 Massage Chair

1. Price – Of course there is a $600 difference in price (Minimum Advertised Price), with the Osaki 6000 being the more expensive of the two. And, the remainder of the comparative points will explain the price difference…

2. mp3 Player – The Osaki 6000 massage chair has a music system with two external speakers near the outer arm airbags. You can plug in your cell phone or other portable music device and manager your music from your device over the chair’s music system. Pretty cool really. The Osaki 4000 does not have any music system setup.

3. # of Airbags – the Osaki 4000 comes with 32 airbags, whereas the Osaki 6000 has almost twenty airbags more, at 51 total airbags. Those airbags are located in the arms, legs, calves and feet, arms, upper arms, waist, headpiece (neck and shoulders), buttock, and thighs.

4. Heat – The Osaki 4000 massage chair has a heating element; the Osaki 6000 does not. The heating feature in the 4000 is localized to the low back.

5. LED Lighting– On the outside of each side of the Osaki 6000, there is a long light lens that shines a blue light when the chair is on. You won’t see it when you are seated in the chair, but if the light are out in the room where you are using your massage chair, you will see an ambient blue light throughout the room, which can be very soothing. The Osaki 4000 has no such lighting.

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair
Osaki 6000 Massage Chair

6. User Height – Although close, when it comes to the suggested heights of the users, the Osaki 6000 can accommodate someone up to 6’5″ tall, whereas the Osaki 4000 is set up to comfortably handle someone as tall as 6’4″

7. # of Motors – The Osaki 6000 has almost twice the number of motors working the chair’s features. The Osaki 4000 has only 7 compared to 13 in the Osaki 6000. Some folks say that the more motors you have the more things can go wrong. On the other hand, with more motors running the chair’s components, less is affected when a motor goes down. There is a better chance that you can continue using your massage  chair to some degree even if a motor goes down and there are still 12 functioning motors remaining.

Similarities Between These Two Massage Chair Models:

That is a summary of the differences between these two popular massage chairs. Now, let’s briefly look at the similarities…and there are a lot of them:

a.) 30″ vertical massage roller track,

b.) zero gravity

c.) arm, upper arm airbag massage

d.) seat/hip/thigh airbag massage

e.) stretch programs

f.) 6 auto programs

There you have it. The assembly for both chairs is very similar. The look and lines of each chair are very nice.

The difference in cost is about $600 (sometimes less when we have a sale going on). The big question is whether the additional features of the Osaki 6000 is worth that difference. Personally, I like the 600o more…I like the feature set and the strength of the massage. I would pay the extra money. But, again, that is my personal opinion. I also love the look of the 6000 more than I do the 4000, but, again, personal preference.

Feel free to email me or call me at 801-651-2026 if you have any other questions I can assist you with regarding these two chairs or any other massage chairs we carry. I am always at your disposal.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Osaki 7000 Massage Chair – Initial Impressions

Osaki 7000 Massage Chair Finally In Showroom!

Well, we finally got the Osaki 7000 massage chair up and running today. I sat on it for 20 minutes or so. Here are my initial impressions:

1. Very good, vigorous massage rollers. You will find them to be more vigorous than most other massage chairs. The roller feel was reminiscent of the Human Touch massage chair rollers. Plus you can adjust the intensity of the rollers to make them even more intense.

Osaki 7000 Massage Chair
Osaki 7000 Massage Chair
2. The airbags on the 7000 seem to be more prominent. The other chair with as many airbags, that I am familiar with is the Inada Sogno massage chair. The airbag massage on the Inada Sogno is more discriminating and gently, whereas the airbags on the 7000 really seem to play a big part of the overall massage experience.

3. Contrary to what I had been led to believe before getting the Osaki 7000, there is no music system or music synch. Bring your own iPod!

4. The head airbag massage is very interesting. I’ve never experienced anything like it before in a massage chair. I think you’d get a kick out of it, particularly if you have one of those throbbing headaches.

5. The 31″ roller track is great. It is the first chair that I have seen that has rollers that go all the way up to the back of the head as well as go all the way down to the buttocks and sacral area. Great vertical roller track.

6. I love the “Pelvic Swing” program which inflates shoulder air bags in the front of the shoulders and inflates one side of the seat at the same time. It really induces a rotation to the low back. I actually thought, for a moment during the massage, that my low back would “pop”, just like a chiropractic adjustment. It is an aggressive airbag program that will really move the low back and pelvis unlike anything you’d find on any other chair. The Osaki 7000 massage chair does not have the Dreamwave technology, which I love about the Inada Sogno, but the Pelvic Swing is the next best thing.

7.  The arms are not full arm airbags, like the Sogno, but they inflate quite aggressively. Not as thorough as the Sogno, either, but a decent airbag compression.

8. The foot and calf massage is OK, but nothing to write home about. It is pretty standard. One thing I noticed about the ottoman is that the foot and calf sections are equal in height. Every other massage chair with foot and calf components have a shorter foot massage and a longer calf massage. The height is equal for both on the Osaki 7000. It felt nice but nothing blatantly different in the feel of the foot and calf massager of the Osaki 7000.

9. The zero gravity feature, which Osaki calls the “Weightless” program on the 7000 is very nice. The seat tilts up and the legs are raised above the heart. You will enjoy that feature.

10. The Osaki 7000 massage chair does not have any neck and trapezia airbags, which is something I love about the Inada Sogno. Osaki has tried to mimic that feature in their Osaki 6000 and 5000 models, but they still don’t compare at all to the neck and shoulder airbags of the Inada Sogno.

The long and short of it is the Osaki 7000 is certainly worth the price. Although the massage is not as sophisticated and discriminating as that of the Inada Sogno, which is now the industry baseline, it is certainly a more aggressive and intense massage than that of the Inada Sogno. A very good bang for the buck.

Hope that helps in some way. I’ll give you more information as I become more familiar with the chair.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Osaki 7000 Massage Chair vs. Osaki 4000 Massage Chair

The primary differences between the Osaki 70000 Massage Chair and the Osaki 4000 Massage Chair are as follows:

1. # of Airbags
The Osaki 7000 massage chair has 46, whereas the Osaki 4000 massage chair has only 32 airbags. The extra airbags in the Osaki 7000 are found in the head, hips and thighs, waist area, and seat. These extra airbags contribute to what Osaki calls the “swaying massage” in the 7000. The airbags move the pelvis, seat, and low back in such a way that the low back feels to be gently stretched in a rotation motion. Very soothing feature of the Osaki 7000.
Osaki 7000 Massage Chair
Osaki 7000 Massage Chair
2. Length of Vertical Roller Track
The length of the roller track on the Osaki 4000 is 30″, which is already a good length. The Osaki 7000 goes a bit further down the low back into the buttocks with a 31″ roller track. I believe this is the longest vertical track of any massage chair with which we are familiar.
3. # of Motors
The Osaki 4000 massage chair has 7 motors and the Osaki 7000 has 13 motors. More motors mean less wear and tear on one particular motor. The workload of the chair is distributed throughout more motors for less breakdowns.
4. Heat
The Osaki 4000 has low back heat, but the Osaki 7000 has a more full body heat, including heat in the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, hips, calves, and feet. More comprehensive heat than in any other chair model that we carry.
Osaki 4000 Massage Chair
Osaki 4000 Massage Chair
5. Stretch Program
Osaki introduces a new Thai style stretching program with the Osaki 7000 massage chair. Stretching on a massage chair is more like a milking motion of the soft tissue. The chair back and ottoman raise up and down to induce a passive motion to the joints and soft tissues of the spine. The Osaki 4000 does not have this stretch function. The stretch function on most massage chairs is almost always a favorite for the user. You will enjoy the stretch function.
6. Zero Gravity
Both chairs boast a zero gravity feature, which is a great feature for low back pain sufferers. It allows for the weight of the body to be more evenly distributed in the reclined position so that less stress is placed on the low back.
7. Price
The price of the Osaki 4000 is $2895. The price of the Osaki 7000 is $3790. We always have a low price match on any of the models we carry. You just need to decide if the differences in the features is worth the difference in price.
Well, that should just about do it for a comparison between the Osaki 7000 and the Osaki 4000 massage chairs. I hope this helps you make your decision. Remember that the warranty on all Osaki massage chairs is 1 year comprehensive in-home. We offer a 90-day money back guarantee and our best price promise.

New Osaki 6000 Massage Chair Assembly Video

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair Assembly

We just completed a 25 minute long video walking step-by-step through the unpacking and assembly of the new Osaki 6000 massage chair. I really like this chair based on my experience so far with it. Only time will tell how it holds up to the daily wear and tear that a massage chair should expect to go through.

We shot this video in our showroom in Taylorsville, Utah and my delivery guys, Brock and Cole, did the assembly while I narrated what I saw them doing. When these two young men heard that they were going to be on a YouTube video they came to the showroom all decked out in pink dress shirts and ties!! Yes, I was shocked…and pretty impressed. They look great, eh?

For those of you who are thinking of purchasing this chair, this video will help greatly in figuring out the assembly. It comes in two boxes, with the arm rests in one box and the chair body and ottoman in another. The chair back is not attached to the seat, so the assembly basically involves attaching the arm rests and the chair back. It may seem a little intimidating at first, but once you see the video and get your chair with the written assembly instructions includes,  you will find that it will go rather smoothly for you.

When it comes to assembling this chair, as with any massage chair, I always recommend 2 people be involved in the process. The parts can be very heavy and having two people, one of them being a “spotter” if you will, can make the assembly go quite a bit smoother.

As a side note, the assembly of this model is almost exactly the same as the assembly of the Osaki 4000 massage chair. You can use this video to guide you through both assemblies.

Check out the video here:

Not bad, eh? If you have any questions, you can always give me a call on our toll-free number, 888-259-5380, or at our showroom, 801-417-8240, and I’ll assist you in any way I can.

By the way, you can see all of my massage chair videos at www.youtube.com/massagechairrelief. Lots of good stuff there, any I’m adding more videos all the time.

New Osaki Massage Chair Models

Osaki has been coming out with a whole bunch of massage chairs. The 6000 massage chair in this video is brand new. They also just came out with the Osaki 7000 massage chair and in another month or so the 7200 will be available. The 7000 is a very cool looking chair with a more intense massage than the 6000 or 4000. I am looking forward to having that model in my showroom. It retails for $3790. The 7200 is the same chair as the 6000, but with heat and a couple of additional auto programs. It will be priced $300 more than the 6000 ($3790, just like the 7000).

Have a confused you with all these massage chair models and their numbers? Don’t worry, I’ll be writing articles and showing videos about them. You’ll get the hang of them soon enough.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair Review (Part 1)

Positive Posture Brio 4D
Positive Posture Brio 4D

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

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair
Osaki 6000 Massage Chair

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

Music speaker
Music speaker (click to enlarge)

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

Thigh & Arm Airbags
Thigh & Arm Airbags (click to enlarge)

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
www.massage-chair-relief.com

 

New Osaki OS-6000 Massage Chair in Our Showroom!

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair On-Board!

We just received our first Osaki massage chair for our showroom! We began carrying the Osaki massage chair line a couple of months

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair
Osaki 6000 Massage Chair

ago, but didn’t have them on our website until our site redesign was completed on December 7, 2011. Well, today we received our first Osaki chair, the Osaki 6000 massage chair, and assembled it for our showroom.

I had my delivery guys unpack it and assemble it for me this morning and I video taped it. I will have the tape edited for brevity and then post it on my site so that those of you who are looking at getting this chair can see how easy it is to assemble. The Osaki 4000 and 3000 set up very similarly.

Here are some “take-aways” from the assembly of this new massage chair:

1. the chair comes in two boxes, one large box with the chair body in it and one significantly smaller box with the arm rests in it. The ottoman is already attached to the chair body. The box with the chair body is very narrow so that it should fit through almost any door, regardless of the age of the house or business into which this chair would be going.

2. it helps to have 2 people when putting on the chair back. It is heavy and one person could hold the chair back forward while the second person attaches the hoses and electrical plugs to the base of the chair at the back.

3. you will need an allen wrench to attach the arm rests to the chair body and a phillips screwdriver to attach the remote control pedestal to the inside of the left arm rest. Both of those tools come with the chair, so you shouldn’t have to use any of your own tools.

4. the chair seat velcros to the body and the back pads velcro to the chair back. Very easy to remove or attach.

5. it should take about 1/2 hour to assemble the chair.

6. once the air hoses and electrical plugs are attached between the chair back and the chair body, you will need to join a hydraulic arm on the chair body to a bracket on the chair back. It will then need a pin to be slipped in the holes to hold the attachment. It is easy to do. Once the attachment is made, simply recline the chair back into position and you will hear a little “click” that will tell you that the chair back is ready to be used.

7. the Osaki 6000 massage chair assembly was very similar, if not exactly the same, as the assembly on the Osaki 4000 massage chair (and thus the Osaki massage 3000, too).

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair Review Coming…

Other than those points regarding installation, I must say that the chair is a nice looking model. I like the lines of it. It is definitely an Inada Sogno look-a-like, but still a very  nice looking chair in it’s own right. I will write a blog post reviewing my first impressions of the chair and then a more in-depth review once I am familiar with the chair in greater detail.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Massage Chair News!

Osaki 6000 Massage Chair
Osaki 6000 Massage Chair

Up-to-the-Minute Massage Chair News

I’ve got a few things to go over for my readership, including some new massage chair models and price changes.

1. Osaki is introducing two new models, the Osaki 6000 and 7000. I haven’t seen pics of the 7000 yet, but the 6000 looks like an

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upgrade to the very popular Osaki 3000 and 4000 models. They are all reminiscent of the Inada  Sogno, which has become the trendsetter in the massage chair industry. The Osaki 6000 will be available on our website in the next day or two. The 7000 will be available in the first quarter of 2012.

2. We are expecting our first Osaki floor model at our showroom this week. We are going to be putting up the Osaki 6000 for our showroom visitors to test and enjoy. Although I have set up an Osaki 4000 and briefly sat in it, I am really very unfamiliar with these chairs as far as first hand experience goes. They look great on  paper and seem to be very affordable for the feature-set, but I am looking forward to trying this 6000 model out for myself.

Massage Chair Price Increases!

3. The only massage chairs that are going up in price in the immediate future are the Inada massage chairs. Their prices are going up on February 1, 2012. The Inada Sogno will be jumping up $800 to $7799, while the Inada Yume will be going up $500 to $5999. The bottom line is…if you are thinking of getting either of these high-quality massage chairs, do it before February 1, 2012 unless you want to pay even more for them.

Massage Chair Promotions

4. The Human Touch promotions are continuing for the remainder of this week. When you purchase an HT-9500 massage chair you get an iPod Touch (I know how expensive these things are because we got a used one for my son for Christmas…and even that was expensive). When you purchase an HT-7450, Ht-7120, HT-5040, or an HT-3300, you get an extra year on the head to toe warranty, making it a 2 year full coverage warranty. Great deals…but they end this week!!

5. I’ve been getting more and more calls about the new Panasonic MA70 massage chair. I shared a brief review on this blog last week from a customer who purchased it. It is at the same price point as the Inada Sogno, but have not experienced it first hand to be able to give you a true comparison. Any feedback on this chair would be appreciated. It is on our site and I have read the literature, but anyone with actual experience would be welcome to comment.

6. I have been working on a comprehensive massage chair comparison chart over the last few months. It is almost ready. When it is, my webguy, Mike, will be putting it up on our website for your to actually compare chairs feature for feature. I think it will be magnificent for chair shopping.  We hope to have that functionality up on the site ASAP. I’ll let you know when it is up.

Well, that’s about it for this week. Have a super New Year and give the showroom a call for our New Year Sale pricing. Our number is 801-417-8240.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Differences Between the Osaki 3000 and Osaki 4000 Massage Chairs

Osaki 3000 Massage Chair
Osaki 3000 Massage Chair

Osaki 4000 Massage Chair vs. Osaki 3000 Massage Chair

Osaki has come onto the scene over the last couple of years with a lower priced line of massage chairs. These are Chinese-made chairs

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which have a nice array of features, but are all priced below $3000. This line of chairs is owned by the same folks who brought the Titan massage chair line to market and are based inDallas,Texas. The Osaki line is a great offering for the very budget conscious massage chair consumer.

I am always hesitant to carry a new line of chairs without some sort of track record or positive history. I am seeing more and more of the Osaki massage chair line in the marketplace and have actually delivered and assembled one myself.

The assembly was not easy for me. I am by no means a handyman type of fellow, but a chair assembly should be simple for anyone. I know there are many folks like me out there who are pretty useless with a set of tools, but who still need a massage chair and its accompanying therapy. So, putting the chair together was a bit of a task for me. I did get it done, but it took me some time.

I followed the assembly instructions and they were pretty well laid out, but it was the difficulty in attaching the chair back and then putting in the 4 bolts that was quite a challenge for me. I needed my son to assist me with the install. It would have been very difficult otherwise.

The installation is the same for the 3000 or the 4000 massage chair models by Osaki. The chairs also look the same. But, there are some differences between the two models that justify the price difference.

Osaki Massage Chair Differences:

  1. 32 airbags in the Osaki 4000, 25 airbags in the Osaki 3000

The difference in the airbag number is explained by the arm, outer shouder, and thigh airbags that the Osaki 4000 has over the Osaki 3000. The Osaki 3000 also does not have airbags that inflate from the bottom of the headpiece down onto the trapezia muscles on top of the shoulders like the Osaki 4000 does.

  1. Heat

The Osaki 4000 massage chair has a heat element in the low back. The Osaki 3000 does not have a heat function.

  1. Stretch Program

The Osaki 4000 has a stretch program, whereas the Osaki 3000 does not. The stretch program basically entails the chair back and the ottoman going up and down throughout the massage session, thus inducing what I like to call a “milking” of the spinal tissue, including the discs, the muscles, and the ligaments. It is a very comfortable program and most folks love that program in a massage chair.

Osaki Massage Chair Similarities:

Both chairs have arm massage, seat massage, foot and calf massage, shiatsu and vibration, 6 automatic pre-programs, zero gravity positioning, intensity adjustment control, and body scan technology. Pretty much everything you need in a therapeutic massage chair, at a very decent price. The warranty is 1 year parts and labor (onsite), 2 years parts only, and 3 years structure/frame. It is a pretty typical warranty that will take care of you quite nicely for the first couple of years.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Zero Gravity Massage Chairs

Osaki OS-4000 Massage Chair
Osaki OS-4000 Massage Chair

Zero Gravity Massage Chair – The True Story

My 19 years of chiropractic and the last 9 years of massage chair usage bring me to some conclusions about the zero gravity massage chair. Also, termed “anti-gravity,” zero gravity has become a catch phrase with massage chair shoppers. It has become so

popular that much confusion about the term has resulted.

Unfortunately, many proponents of the feature make claims that cannot be supported. Nearly all sales people lately seem to be saying their chairs are zero gravity. Upon close examination of the chairs said to have this feature, I have to say the claims seem close to false advertising.

History of Zero Gravity Massage Chairs

Zero gravity first became known from NASA studies in the space program. The largestUSmassage chair manufacturer, Human Touch, used the concept of zero-gravity to design chairs for the home. They called the line of chairs – Perfect Chair.

To paraphrase the Human Touch website, NASA’s Skylab program discovered a body position which feels like weightlessness.  It is the point at which muscles are balanced with lessened pressure from gravity and the result is true relaxation.  The Perfect Chair recliner is designed to produce zero gravity.

There is a reason you were encouraged to avoid slumping as a teenager. Gravity exerts a horrific force on the body throughout life. If your body is not in proper alignment, gravity will cause all kinds of health problems. By positioning your body at zero gravity, pressure on joints is relieved. All those places like your knees, neck, hips, lower and upper back can relax because gravitational force is lessened. By regular sessions in your chair, you can keep your body structure aligned and healthy.

To give you an example, a common malady is a slouched shoulder posture along with a forward head carriage. Gravitational “pull” adversely affects your spine when you continue in such a body position. Fatigue sets in because it takes energy to battle the effects of gravity on your off-kilter body. The pressure on your joints causes them to wear out with such musculoskeletal conditions as degenerative arthritis the tragic result.

Perhaps you have tried out a zero gravity chair. If so, you know how the term “weightlessness” applies to such a massage chair. Your position in the chair removes pressure and is very comfortable. Sufferers of low back pain are especially helped. I have heard many people say their sleep is better in a zero gravity chair than in their own bed.

So, What On Earth Is Zero Gravity Anyway?

The best seated position to produce “weightlessness” is for the seat to tilt up 30 degrees. That’s zero gravity. A simple idea is what Human Touch used to design the Perfect Chair line. Then they applied the same concept to the HT-7450 massage chair. This was the beginning of zero gravity in a massage chair. This, along with the massage feature, spawned a whole new level of therapy from massage chair manufacturers.

Soon Sanyo introduced the Sanyo 7700 massage chair. They employed the same technology with the 30 degree seat angle along with massage therapy. The true zero gravity chairs, the Sanyo 7700 and the Human Touch HT-7450 are very popular for their respective manufacturers. I believe the tilted seat is the key to their popularity. Since then many new massage chair models have come out with zero gravity as a primary feature. Examples of some of these models include the Osaki 4000, Osaki 6000, Osaki 7000, Omega Montage Pro,

Zero Gravity Massage Chairs – False Advertising?

It is beyond me why there are so many models claiming the zero gravity feature when their seats have nowhere near a 30 degree upward tilt. It appears to be a marketing scheme to take advantage of the current zero gravity frenzy.

Regardless of the massage chair you get for your office or home, whether anti-gravity or not, it will be life changing. You will love it, and your body will thank you. If you want to own a true zero gravity massage chair, now you know enough to ask the right questions before you buy.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com