I learned this week that Human Touch is discontinuing their WholeBody 2.0 model, which was the lower end model of their new Immersion Seating line of massage chairs. They are replacing it with the new WholeBody 5.1, which is a handsome, more stylish version of the WholeBody 2.0. I have not sat in the chair or seen it in person yet, but have received the images and brochure from the folks at Human Touch.
Here is what I know about the chair so far, aside from it’s nice design:
1. Swivel Base
Like the HT-125/135/136 and HT-7120 before it, this chair has a swivel base. That means that you can turn 55 degrees from one side to the other while you are sitting in the chair. This is a feature of convenience that quite a few people actually are looking for in a massage chair.
2. FlexGlide Orbital Massage Technology
I don’t know what this is exactly, but according to their brochure, it represents a patent pending roller technology where “…every contour of your body is therapeutically touched by [an] unparalleled flexibility and seamless glide.” The brochure also states that “the FlexGlide experience will have you basking in the glow of ultimate relaxation.” Sounds great. I am looking forward to checking out this new roller technology.
3. Simple, Easy-to-Use Remote Control
Not a lot of buttons encumber this remote control. It has 4 auto programs and a very simple-looking manual settings section. It won’t take the user very long to get a handle on the functions of this chair.
4. Rotating Ottoman
In keeping with Human Touch’s attention to aesthetic detail, the WholeBody 5.1 has a retractable AND rotating ottoman. When not in use the chair can hide the ottoman from view. When in use, the ottoman can also be rotated so that the calf wells are obscured from view.
The chair comes in only black and has the typical 3 year limited warranty (1st year parts and labor, 2nd year of parts only, and a 3rd year of structural coverage). It will retail for $1299. I hope to have it up on our website within a few days.
As I learn more about this new model, particularly the patent-pending FlexGlide roller technology, I will share it with you.
Dr. Alan Weidner