On our website, we have a page dedicated to listing previously owned massage chairs. These chairs can include those returned by customers during our very generous 90 day return/exchange policy, floor models, refurbished chairs, or clearance chairs from the massage chair companies.
The chairs that are listed on this directory are always priced far below retail advertised pricing and usually include the remainder of the factory warranty (and any extended warranty originally purchased by the previous owner). We always include free shipping as well as our Peace of Mind Lifetime Labor Warranty with each chair posted on the directory.
Because of the low pricing and the benefit of the transferred warranty, these chairs usually sell quite quickly once they are posted. If you are looking to save money and are happy with a 1-3 month old chair (older if it is a floor model from one of our showrooms) that is in pristine condition, this is a very affordable and money-wise way to go. Check back regularly to see what we have going on. We didn’t have any for sale in April because nothing was returned, but I am seeing a few come in over the next week or so.
imported from Japan. It is not even a month old in usage and is in like-new condition. It is a chair that will give you 15+ years of life as well as a very low failure rate (<1%). Japanese workmanship, design, and engineering are evident in the smooth feel of the roller massage. It is well built and very solid/sturdy. It has 4D rollers, which provides a depth adjustment of the rollers to make your massage more or less intense, as well as 43 airbags to cover the rest of your body. 10 auto programs give you plenty of options for varying massage experiences. The remainder of the 2 year parts and labor warranty is intact and free shipping is included, not to mention our Peace of Mind Lifetime Labor Warranty. It is black in color and assembly is very easy. The chair retails for $4995, but we are letting this one go for only $3495.
Osaki OS-7200H – This chair is a month old and is being returned to our California showroom this week. It was hardly used and is in near perfect condition. It is a perfect chair for the shopper looking for a good chair without too many bells and whistles. It is priced right at $2495 (regular price of $3795) and includes the remainder of Osaki’s 1 year parts & labor warranty and comes with our Peace of Mind Lifetime Labor Warranty. It is brown in color.
Inada Flex 3S – This is our showroom model and is also brown in color. This is from the famous,
well-made, Japanese built Inada massage chair family. It’s strong point is quality of build and feel as well as a fabulous stretch feature. It is normally $4299, but we are letting it go for only $1999! Yes, that’s right, a Japanese chair from Inada for only $1999.Free shipping and Peace of Mind Lifetime Labor Warranty included!
You can go to our Pre-Owned Directory at the following to learn more about these chairs and purchase one if you are so inclined. You can also call us anytime at 888-259-5380 if you have more questions about these or any other massage chairs.
Dr. Alan Weidner
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Transcript of Video Titled “Massage Chair Industry Update – March 24, 2016”
Alan: 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.
Osaki has been very, very busy lately with adding new massage chair models to their line-up. It has created some confusion amongst massage chair shoppers, so I thought I’d lay out the differences between each of these models to make things more clear.
Originally, a couple of years ago, Osaki came out with the OS-6000 massage chair. A great chair with a small failure rate and a Sogno-like appearance. It had airbags in the head piece, which added an airbag massage to the neck muscles and the trapezia muscles on the top of the shoulders. It had a bunch of other features too, including chromotherapy LED lighting, zero gravity, arm/calf/foot airbag compression massage, waist airbags, seat airbags, a 30″ massage roller track, shoulder airbags, and a jack for your MP3 device with external speakers on the shoulder airbag mechanisms. What it did not have was a heating element. Continue reading “Osaki OS-7200H vs. OS-7200CR vs OS-3D Pro Dreamer”
Here is a representation of a pretty typical email conversation about chairs and wondering which one to buy. I thought you might enjoy reading this email exchange and that you may get something from them…
Are there ever sales on the Inada Sogno? The price has steadily gone up on this chair since its release but has the product changed at all? I’m guessing the increasing value of the yen had something to do with the price increases, but now that the yen has fallen back, I don’t guess they will be as quick to lower their prices. Anyway, I’ve just started researching massage chairs and appreciate your web site. From my limited research the Inada ranks as the top of the line with no real apparent close competitor. The Osaki 7200H seems a distant 2nd and possibly the best value. Is there that huge of a difference between the two? $3.5k verus $8k…is the Inada really 2.5x better? I’m afraid I’d feel sick using the Inada knowing how much I spent for it…but in its defense I haven’t seen many not happy with it…although buyers of the 7200H seem to be happy with that chair as well. Thanks for any help you can provide! -Jon Continue reading “Best Choices After the Inada Sogno?”
I often have calls and inquiries about which chairs would be best suited for tall folks, but once in a while I get an email like this one asking for chair suggestions for someone quite short.
Hi Dr Weidner, I found your site while researching for a massage chair for my mom. Your website and reviews are truly great, the best I could find on google. My mom is very petite, only 4’10” tall. She has lower back pain close to the spine. I really want to get her a massage chair to alleviate her pains. I’m wondering which models would fit her better? I’ve seen some good reviews about osaki models, would osaki 7200h fit her size? I also saw a human touch model in costco, that chair looks pretty small but doesn’t have many fancy functionalities that Osaki does. Could you please give some suggestions on which brand/model would work better for her case? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks, Liang Continue reading “A Chair for a 4’10” Petite Woman?”
A complaint I hear once in a while is when a chair reclines and the arm rests do not rotate back along with the reclining chair back.
What this means is that when the chair reclines and the arm rest doesn’t move with it, the user’s arms slip somewhat out of the arm airbag component, even if just for a few inches. This is quite bothersome to some folks, as indicated by this email I received the other day… Continue reading “Arm Rests That Move With You!”
When people ask me about whether a chair does a good shoulder massage, I always have to ask “What do you mean by “shoulder”?” You see, a shoulder to one person could mean between the shoulder blades, to another it could mean the outside of the shoulders (where the deltoid muscles are), and yet to another person the shoulder could mean the shoulder blades.
Over the last two weekends I have had visitors come from out of town and spend hours at the showroom. After extensively testing almost every one of our 14 floor models, both parties settled on the Osaki OS-7200H as the lower cost alternative to the Inada Sogno (which everyone wants, but not everyone can afford)! I was quite surprised that both folks picked the OS-7200H…not because it is not a good chair, but only because online the most popular sellers are the OS-7075R and the IT-8500. Now, I have seen two OS-7200H sales after all other models, including the Inada Sogno and Panasonic MA70, were tested.
What chair or chairs would you suggest to be the best for someone with neck problems. I have had pain between my shoulders and neck for over 24 years. Does zero gravity benefit this problem? does stretching?
Transcript of Video Titled “Osaki OS-6000 vs. Osaki OS-7200H Massage Chair”
Alan: Hi, this is Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘Massage-Chair-Relief.com‘ and I just want to talk for a minute or two about the differences between the two Osaki chairs, the Osaki OS-6000 and the new OS-7200H. There is also an Osaki 7000, and some people believe that the 7200H is another version of the 7000, it is not. The 7200H is the exact same chair as the Osaki OS-6000, except with heat.
[SCREEN TEXT: It’s All About The Heat!]
So, even though the numbers are quite different, and maybe a little confusing, the 6000 and the 7200H are the exact same chair, except that the 7200H has heat, which is designated by the ‘H’ in the product name. So, I hope that makes that clear, anything that we discuss on our YouTube videos about the Osaki 6000, all the functions, all the features, all the processes, and protocols, and programs of the Osaki 6000 apply exactly to the Osaki 7200H. Thanks very much for joining me today. Have a great day. Bye bye.
Two very similarly priced chairs, the IT-8200 and the Osaki OS-6000 (and 7200H) are fast becoming very popular chairs in the massage chair industry. Since the Osaki OS-6000 and the OS-7200H are exactly the same chair except for heat in the latter, I will refer to both of them as the OS-7200H, so that I don’t have to continually write both models down. Here is part 1 of a 2-part series on the two chairs…how they compare and contrast.
I get plenty of questions about the Inada Sogno and how it compares to other models. Here is a great question from an Inada Sogno Dreamwave shopper and my response…
I’ve been researching your website and have a few questions if you don’t mind. As much as I’d like to buy an Inada Sogno, it simply isn’t in my budget at this time. I could probably save for a few months and get one, and I’m trying to determine whether or not to do that. It is expensive but I could recoup that money real quick by not paying for professional massages. It would be nice to get a thorough massage every day! I’ve read nothing but good things about the Sogno, but I do have concerns on whether or not it would be strong enough. I like very deep tissue massage.
Does latest Osaki chair (7200) give a similar massage? Have you sat in the 7200 yet? I like a very strong, aggressive massage. One criticism I’ve read online about the Osaki chairs is that they give a strong lower back massage but tend to be weaker on the mid and upper back area do to the “S” curve feature of the chair. Have you found this to be the case? Also, are the Osaki chairs built to last? I know the Sogno is made in Japan, compared to China for the Osaki’s. If I’m making such a big investment I really want it to last. A solid warranty is very important to me also.
Does the Sogno ever go on sale? Do you ever offer blemished models at a discount? I don’t think I’d want to purchase a used or demo chair though. Are the Inada’s and Osaki chairs the strongest models you offer?
Some things have been happening lately in the industry that I thought I would share with you today:
1. As you probably already know, the Sanyo 7700 chair has been discontinued by Panasonic, who bought out Sanyo. I have written quite a bit lately about the poor customer support for the Sanyo chair and now, it all makes sense. So, the Sanyo 7700 is no more. If you’d like to buy my floor model, which is out of warranty but in amazing condition, I will give to you for $2300, which includes free shipping. It is regularly $4999, but it is 3 years old and out of warranty. But, having said that, these chairs are designed to last for years and years. Call me at 801-651-2026 if you are interested.