As most of you know, we just got in the Sanyo 7700 massage chair into our showroom. I have been sitting on it throughout the week and have some initial feedback on it.
1. I loved the vertical track down the low back on the Sanyo 5000, which is the recently discontinued sister model to the Sanyo 6700/7700 massage chair series. This Sanyo 7700 is just as good if not better. The track goes all the way down to the sacrum (the top of the butt muscles!) and does a wonderful job on the low back. It is far more smooth than that of the Sanyo 5000. After 20 or so years I am back to playing competitive hockey and my sacrum is the area that this 50 year old body laments after a game. The Sanyo hits that spot perfectly. I love it. As a matter of fact, I am playing tonight and will more than likely hit the chair on my way home from the rink!
2. I had to move the rollers up manually to hit my neck. Previous to manually adjusting the roller position, the neck massage consisted mostly of a shoulder massage....a good one, but not all the way up the neck. Once I adjusted the rollers, the neck massage was great.
3. I like the massage roller intensity adjustment for the upper back and lower back. I felt a greater change of intensity when I adjusted the upper back intensity and not as much in the lumbar region.
4. I love the "Home Position" button which, when pressed, will automatically bring the chair back up to the neutral "home" position. This saves having to hold down the incline button whilst waiting for the chair to restore to it's original position. It doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but when you have to do it everytime you get a massage, it gets to be an annoyance.
5. The upper back massage is very intense...and I like that.
6. I may not have figured it out completely yet, but it looks like the 2nd zero gravity position will preclude the chair from using the rollers....it is strictly an air massage when the chair is in that position. I don't like that. I would prefer to have a full body massage when I am in a full zero gravity position.
I hope this helps you in your massage chair shopping process. Feel free to call us at 801-417-8240 or toll-free at 888-259-5380.
Dr. Alan Weidner