What Is the World's Best Massage Chair?
A bold claim to be sure, and although claimed by many massage chair manufacturers, only one massage chair can truly be the best. The answer ultimately depends on what your expectations are and what level and style of massage you are seeking. In my 30 years in the industry, I have examined hundreds of massage chairs.
The first criterion of any massage chair is that it must be dependable – providing many years of trouble free service.
Second, it must deliver the type of massage you enjoy. Third, it must actually improve the quality of your life by relieving pain & tension and maximizing your overall wellness.
I am a big believer in the “One and done” shopping credo. Buy the best one time and be done. Many consumers purchase an entry level massage chair for under $2,000 and quickly outgrow its level of massage. Then they “upgrade” to a model they find online or at a national chain store for about $4,000. Within 3 – 5 years they again “outgrow” the level of service that massage chair can deliver. However, if you buy at the highest level, you will actually have a lower cost of ownership over the next 15 years and enjoy the best robotic massage possible every day. The best models range from $7,999 to $8,999.
Let’s take a look at the two best massage chairs on the market today.
The Panasonic MA70 was introduced in 2009 and incorporates several breaks thru technologies namely hot stone therapy, customizable personalized memory programming, & a reversible ottoman which allows for a leisure lounge chair and robotic massage chair, all in one! The MA70 is very distinctive in appearance and is available in ebony black and ivory synthetic leather. The MA70 has the longest warranty coverage – 5 years on all parts and 3 years in home service standard with every MA70. This chair delivers a very deep tissue massage and is ideal for those seeking relief from aches and pains as well as muscle stiffness and fatigue. Panasonic develops and then manufacturers their own massage components. The entire chair is designed and engineered in Japan, and is well known as the leader in massage technology and quality.
The Inada Sogno DreamWave was also introduced in 2009 and is billed as “The World’s Best massage Chair” and millions agree. The Sogno delivers a total spa massage experience, with attention to every detail, down to the toes and fingers and the proprietary DreamWave figure 8 undulating motion seat air wave massage is beyond words. The Inada has the best choreography of motion designed by true Japanese massage masters. Inada is the quiet giant of the industry for over 50 years and they devote 100% of their energy to developing and refining the best massage chair possible. The DreamWave is available in more colors and has a 3 year parts and labor warranty standard. An extended 5 years plan is available at a modest cost at time of purchase. The Inada chair is 100% Japanese made & designed to assure the best quality components, and has been endurance tested for 2500 continuous hours of operation – equal to 24 years of average usage.
Both companies offer a “white glove” in home set up & delivery nationwide for an additional fee.
We are proud retail partners of both Inada and Panasonic as well as Human Touch massage chairs. While the Internet is replete with massage chairs, the first prerequisite is to experience the chair first hand. You cannot effectively evaluate a chair’s massage experience by comparing square inches of massage or number of motors to operate the chair. You would not buy a car without a test drive and neither should anyone buy a massage chair without first taking a test drive. If you are serious about owning the best massage chair you owe it to yourself to try both the MA70 and Sogno DreamWave in person.
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