Infinite Therapeutics has introduced the IT-8500 massage chair as a step-up from the already popular IT-8100. In addition to a stretch program, the IT-8500 chair also boasts a spinal correction feature, full shoulder airbag massage, a headphone port for your own private music, 2 zero gravity positions, intersound technology, a more vigorous roller system, and much, much more. This is all in addition to the features you already expect from a massage chair: foot rollers, head rotation airbags, touch screen remote, mp3 music system, and full body airbags.
- Zero Gravity - 2 zero gravity positions to encourage a "weightless" position. Ideal for low back pain sufferers, the zero gravity function mimics the optimal position as determined by NASA's space program. Optimal weight distribution removes excessive pressure from any one part of your spine.
- Inversion Therapy - A full recline of the chair back, accompanied by the zero gravity seat positioning, produces an inversion effect to the spine, distracting the joints of the spine.
- Mechanical Foot Rollers - While most massage chairs have airbag compression of the feet and calves, the IT-8500 massage chair has 3 mechanical foot rollers that work the sole of each of your feet. Very soothing!!
- Foot and Calf Airbags - Airbag compression to enhance circulation of the blood and lymph from the legs to the heart.
- Spinal Correction - Shoulder airbags that compress the front of the shoulders and pin them back, while the rollers move up and down the spine. This feature will leave you feeling like you are standing taller and straighter after you have used this feature.
- Body Scan - The pinpoint body scan figures out the shape of your spine and the location of your spinal curves so that the chair can cater ever-so personally to your own particular body type.
- Seat Airbag Massage and Sway - The IT-8500 massage chair employs seat airbags that move the seat from side to side and up and down, enhancing passive motion to an area of the body that is very hard to reach without the assistance of an actual therapist. Fantastic feature if you have low back pain.
- Air Neck Massage - A gently rotation airbag massage relaxes the neck muscles and lulls you to sleep while the chair weaves it's magic.
- Accu-Roll Shoulder Massage - A full complement of shoulder airbags that will envelope your whole shoulder joint and give it the attention that is lacking in other massage chairs.
- Tru-Grip V Stretch - Airbags will grip your shoulders, arms, and lower body while the chair back and ottoman raise and lower...giving you a stretch you will both love and never forget.
- Lumbar Heat - The thickness of the body tissues in the low back makes warming up a hard thing to do. A lumbar heating element will assist in that process so that blood flows to those thick tissues a little quicker.
- Acuroll Neck & Shoulder Massage - This model utilizes 5 sensors to help assess and then provide the most accurate neck and shoulder massage.
- mp3 Music System - The music system includes a USB port for a jump drive full of your favorite music, external speakers, a headphone port so that you can enjoy your music in your own little space, and intersound technology, which basically is a speaker system that faces inward toward the user.
- 45' Program Timer - You can schedule your massage chair to be anywhere from 10-45 minutes long...the longest of any massage chair timer in the marketplace.
- 30.25" Roller Track
- 38 Total Airbags
Model Name: The Infinity IT-8500
Net Weight: 229 lbs
Power Voltage: AC110V - 120V 50Hz/60Hz
Power Consumption: 190W
Upright: 59 x 35.4 x 45.7 inches
Reclined: 74 x 35.4 x 36.2 inches
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Infinity IT-8500 Massage Chair Reviews (55)
Feb 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM
My search for a massage chair here in Hawaii led to limited choices, I searched the Web, there are many websites, I was impressed with ‘Massage Chair Relief’ as it contained videos that helped me understand and decide on the features I wanted. I narrowed my search down to Osaki 7570r or Infinite Therapeutics (IT) 8500. During a vacation in Las Vegas I planned to visit a couple of massage chair stores to try out each of these chairs, one store’s address turned out to be a UPS store, the other had no chair, no showroom, and two guys who had a strong foreign accent. I was so disappointed. My decision was reduced to talking to talking with Dr Wiedner, he described both chairs as honestly as he could (believe me I asked many questions, and called many times). He stated that I would be happy with either chair. I made my final decision based on the smaller size of the IT-8500. Now the part that really left an impression on me, remember I live in Hawaii, free shipping is from the warehouse to the boat dock. Dr. Wiedner worked with his shipper: Josh Chase of S&C Services LTL, Rail & Truckload Freight who got a reasonable shipping price for me. And kept me informed of the shipment every step of the way. The chair arrived very well protected on a pallet, shrink wrapped, on time and without a scratch. Remember the chair spent about 7 days at sea. I was most afraid of authorizing a large amount of money to someone I haven’t met (no matter how nice he seemed on the phone), all my future web shopping was on the line with this purchase. I trusted Dr Weidner, and I must say I had some amount of anxiety waiting for the shipment to arrive. But, I was real happy with the timeliness and condition of the shipment.
The IT-8500, I followed the assembly video on ‘Massage Chair Relief’ and assembled the chair easily the only problem was I created a minor tubing kink while assembling the left arm. A little common sense and I fixed the kink quickly. Aahh the chair, the auto programs ran smoothly manual programs were not hard to learn. I now have it under control. Favorite features: (1) the three foot rollers that work in conjunction with the foot air bags. The air bags move your feet across the rollers creating different sensations from the rollers. (2) Music sync with the massage, at first I thought this feature was a gimmick, but just to make sure everything worked I plugged in a zip drive and it actually syncs’ the back massage rollers to the music. Each different music beat creates a different type of massage, I like it! (3) I also enjoy the zero gravity feature along with the (4) heating element for my back. (5) I like the swivel seat feature because the rollers do not go up and down on the same spot the swivel moves my back left and right and catches more of the lower back muscles. The annoyances are small: (1) the controller buttons don’t respond unless you touch them ‘dead on’. At times, I have to press 2 or 3 times to activate the desired feature. (This has gotten easier the more I use the chair). (2) The right side finger air bag sometimes gets stuck and does not deflate as the other side does. I plan to call the Infinity people, I am sure this will be an easy fix.
Summary, Dr Wiedner (Massage Chair Relief) is a great man/company to deal with, he delivered. I love the chair. I used to get out of bed in the morning in stages: sit up, hands on knees, standing three quarters then slowly fully straight. (Kind of like the picture of the evolution of man) Within 2 days of the chairs arrival, from sitting to standing straight is accomplished in one step. I daily spend at least 20 minutes on the chair.
No matter what chair you decide to buy, do your homework (use the videos on Massage Chair relief.com) if possible go experience your selected chair. If you are still unsure, call Dr. Wiedner he is a man of his word, honest, truthful, is easy to talk to, and is always available. Thank you Dr. Weidner.
Jan 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM
If you have the bucks to get top of the line chair Inada then by all mean, but not..this chair has the same features or more for 1/2 of the price. The chair is quite heavy, took 3 men to bring it upstair. One of the arms has loose stiches but Infinity sent out new arm to replace it. When the chair sucessfully scan your body, the massage is pint point accurate. I like a deep strong tissue massage and this chair live up to its expectation. It gives great back, arm, leg and feet massage. I use it every day for 20 mins and I feel like so refresh and relax after that. The music system sounds great, wish it has a a random selection for playing music from a USB thumb drive. I recommend others to buy this chair if you don't have the bucks for Inada. I am happy with it so far.
Dec 18, 2012 at 09:38 PM
We just receieved our chair and are in love with it but are even more in love with the infinity brand and dr.weidner
amazing stretch program
great foot rollers
great quality work
the heat acutally is nice and hot and over a largerer area than other
better massages than chairs that are double the price
sound system is great
it gets all the way to the top of your neck - all the way down your tailbone and it gets into your neck/shoulder area that many other chairs fail
i would have liked body scanning in all modes not just the 4 pre-set modes.
I would have liked that the strength of the rollers could be adjusted, its a little on the harsh side at the beginning but you get used to it.
a memory function would be great as well
the head rest airbags only work in relax
however compared to the one at brookstone - this is a steal
compared to about to all but 1 of the human touch it blows them out the water
compared to a $7000 chair - this one brings the best bang for your bucks
Dec 14, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I have had this chair for a week now and my wife and I love it.I looked at this chair and the Osaki chair for over a year before buying the Infinity IT8500. Both chairs sounded great but,I decided on this one. The Infinity was a little smaller in overall size then the Osaki and several hundred cheaper. The stretch mode is great and will make you feel good afterwards.I only wish that you could control the intensity of the rollers. All in all I have no complaints, and would recommend this chair to everyone.
Oct 17, 2012 at 08:16 AM
I just recently bought this chair from another website but absolutely love it! I sat in many chairs including the Inada at a local trade show and when I received my 8500 for half the money I was amazed how similar if not better it was! The rollers in the feet and the sway in the seat that really loosens up by lower back muscles is great. My favorite part is the decompression stretch mode! I would recommend this chair to anyone. Best chair i have used!
Infinity IT-8500 Massage Chair