Who are the people who have back pain? A paper presented on the Global Burden of Disease found that Low Back Pain disability (LBP) is the most common global problem and is one of the significant health care problems in terms of cost and loss in work hours.
A higher prevalence of Low Back Pain (LBP) and Years Lived with Disability (YLD) have been found more in females than males. The prevalence of LBP was 8.2% in 1990. It dropped marginally to 7.5% in 2017. But in terms of the number of people affected, the numbers increased due to the increase in population.
A Statista survey on back pain in the U.S. reported several statistics that 18% of U.S. adults who sought professional health care for LBP and 24% of U.S. adults had up to 5 treatments from a doctor for their back pain within the last year.
No wonder there is a growing demand for massage chairs as people are concerned with their health and quality of life. Before going out to look for all the massage chairs, consult a doctor to review your medical condition and ascertain that you are suitable to use one.
What are the best massage chairs?
The Synca CircC Compact Massage Chair comes with a clean, refined look and attractive basic features that provide a 34″ L-track which follows the natural spine curvature. This design of this compact massage chair takes care of the crucial area of your body, from the neck down to the glute.
Actual Hands Massage:
The Synca CirC compact massage chair offers a professional type of massaging technique with a combination of air massage and a 2D roller function. Massaging feels like the actual hands of a massage therapist with the kneading pressure from strong to gentle. You get to relax with tapping, kneading, and rolling movement options.
The lower lumbar region is administered with heat therapy from the back to the waist, which helps to relax the muscles, and promotes blood flow, heightening the massage’s therapeutic effects.
Reduce Fatigue and Stress:
It is challenging to exercise freely with rigid lower core muscles. SYNCAʼs Compact Massage Chair loosens the lumbar paraspinal muscles by the sideways alternating gentle movement using its quiet air cell technology and soft, precise hand-like massage. This alternating movement helps to reduce the lower back pain.
Features Not Included:
Roller width adjustment, Roller speed adjustment, Removable back pad, Foot rollers, Calf rollers, Recline, Zero gravity, Inversion therapy, Stretch program, Deep tissue massage, Memory setting, Vibration, Ottoman length adjustment, Hideaway ottoman, Bluetooth, MP3 player, USB
Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair with zero gravity and full body massage function ($2,199.00)
With the patent-pending FlexGlide® and 3D orbital massage technology on the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair, you get to enjoy the pampered touch of the warm, comforting massage on your back, neck, and shoulders muscle. This WholeBody 7.1 features zero gravity with a full body massage function.
The warm air technology available on this massage chair can give that extra relief to the tense muscle. The human Touch WholeBody 7.1 full body massage chair also includes the BodyMap PRO®, which enables you to select care needed for a specific part of your body.
Full Body Massage:
The Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 offers a full body massage chair from seating to zero gravity recline position with a wide selection of features to provide a complete massage experience for the back, neck, and shoulders muscles.
3D FlexGlide Massage:
The 3D FlexGlide Massage glide provides the most relaxing shoulder and lower back massage experience possible. It reduces the tightness in the shoulders and low back muscles with the correct pressure.
CirQlation Figure-Eight Calf Massage:
The CirQlation enables an upward rhythmic massage movement on the calves, helping blood circulation towards the body’s core. The foot and calf massager is also a retractable Ottoman by simply rotating it in position.
The targeted stress muscle area can be located on the remote control for concentrated massaging and pain relief at targeted points.
Warm Air Technology:
This patented warm air technology directs heat therapy to relieve pain and muscle tightness in the back and calves.
It has an adjustable sliding pillow.
The massage chair’s base can be swiveled over 55 degrees.
Features Not Included:
Roller width adjustment, roller speed adjustment, removable back pad, stretch program, deep tissue massage, memory setting, vibration, Bluetooth, MP3 player, USB.
The AmaMedic Hilux is the latest zero gravity massage chair to be added to the Titan Osaki lineup.
It has a cutting-edge 4D SL Track with heated rollers, a full-body scan, air compression, foot massage rollers, quick control keys, and even a touch tablet remote with wireless and USB charging.
The Hilux is entirely adjustable with 8 levels of 4D intensity, 5 distinct degrees of air intensity, and 4D roller massage mechanism speed.
You may now combine aromatherapy with Bluetooth-enabled massages.
For users up to 6’3″ tall and 270 pounds, the AmaMedic Hilux is appropriate. The Osaki extended warranty comes with the Hilux.
4D Advanced Massage:
Compared to traditional massage rollers, the newly improved 4D L-track massage provides a broader, deeper, and more accurate massage. The 4D Advance massage technology will imitate the hands of a skilled massage therapist.
There are 8 distinct 4D intensity settings available with the AmaMedic Hilux 4D. Adjustment options include 5 levels of air massage intensity and roller speed.
The Hilux, with the SL track massage features, provides an extended reach from the neck to the thighs. The S track, which follows the spine’s natural curvature, combines the L track in the SL track technologies to create a superior massage sensation.
Compared to the standard S-Track massage chair, the SL track massage chair provides a massaging area nearly 50% larger.
2 Stage Zero Gravity:
The 2 stage zero gravity recline gives a choice of pre-installed settings or manually adjusted on the controller. The zero-gravity recline helps lessen the back stress by equally spreading the weight and pressure.
Heated Back Roller Massage:
The AmaMedic Hilux 4D Massage Chair includes an innovative back heating system. The heated back roller on the AmaMedic Hilux 4D relaxes the muscles as the roller massage the back muscles. The massage will help to relax the muscles, as will the soothing heat.
Compared to traditional thermal heat with high temperatures, infrared heat is applied, penetrating deeply.
Full Body Air Massage (18 Airbags):
The AmaMedic Hilux massage chair features numerous airbags to provide a full-body massage. There are 18 airbags in the AmaMedic Hilux 4D massage chair, spread out to cover from shoulders down to calf areas offering a complete body massage experience.
Adjustable Shoulder Massage:
The shoulder massager can be adjusted to cater to different shoulder sizes. Press in on both sides, and it will release to return to the default width. Each side has three changeable sizes.
The AmaMedic Hilux 4D has spinning reflexology foot massage rollers that give a superb foot massage underneath its feet.
Extendable Footrest (7.1″):
Exert pressure with your feet to signal the leg scanner that the length is in the required range. While scanning the user’s leg, the foot component will extend outward before retracting inwards. The user can automatically extend or retract the leg rest using the remote.
8 Auto Massage Programs:
8 auto massage programs will meet your desired massage styles. The eight auto massage programs include :
1. Demo: This application will briefly run through each of the various massage techniques it offers.
2. Relax: This program uses a gentler massage to put the user into a more relaxed condition where the massage is less vigorous.
3. Swing: With this application, the user massages while rocking back and forth, which will help them feel relaxed.
4. Stretch: This program will stretch out your body from your legs to your shoulder while giving you a massage. It will first inflate particular areas, pinning you to the chair.
5. Scraping: This program applies a massage technique that scrapes the skin by pressing in and releasing in a downward and upward motion. The scraping course is excellent for loosening up tight muscles.
6. Shiatsu massage: With the aid of this application, the back massage is more precise. This type of massage assists in concentrating on specific pressure areas on the back that target tight muscles.
7. Gentle relief: This program performs a tapping action.
8. Rejuvenate: This treatment uses vigorous massage techniques and vigorously rubs the back.
Calf & Foot Kneading (Air):
The air massagers with a rotational movement on the upper portion of the leg rest give the calf massage a new dynamic. In addition, to provide a unique experience, new features have been added to the foot section to stretch and massage the foot’s bridge and heel.
Space Saver (4.7″):
Only 4.7″ are required for the Hilux 4D from the backrest to the wall.
Bluetooth HD Speaker:
The Hilux 4D Massage Chair comes with Bluetooth technology and an Amphitheater sound system, suppressing outside noise and improving your listening experience. Before playing music, it is advisable to turn on the Bluetooth speakers at the lowest volume possible. The volume should be increased gradually to the appropriate level. The best audio speakers available from AmaMedic are housed in the headrest, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music or podcasts.
The user efficiently operates the side panel controller without using the remote tablet. The user can modify the heating function, Zero Gravity, Auto massage program, and 4D intensity.
Touch Screen Tablet Remote:
The remote control for the AmaMedic Hilux 4D is now a touch screen tablet. It contains an easy-to-read LCD that shows how the chair works. Additionally, it includes a magnetic holder that secures the remote. It is pretty simple to explore and change settings on the interface.
USB + Wireless Charging:
The AmaMedic Hilux 4D’s design caters to today’s electronic gadgets with the addition of a wireless charger. The user can charge their smartphone on the wireless charging pad at the top of the armrest. Please be aware that only wireless charging is allowed.
Osaki OS-4D Pro Maestro Full Body Massage Chair with Heated Rollers, Zero Gravity Function ($8,999.00)
4D | 3D Point Navigation:
The Osaki OS-4D Pro Maestro Massage Chair comes with the new 4D roller system. The rollers provide deep 3D massage with varying speeds like a professional therapist. Following extensive research on massage techniques carried out by thousands of professional therapists, Osaki’s engineers developed a speed algorithm for the robotic arm of the Maestro.
52″ SL Track:
The Osaki OS-4D Pro Maestro SL Track Massage Chair combines the best of both an S-Track that precisely follows the natural spine curvature and additional coverage from an L-Track that will wrap around your glutes for a more thorough massage.
Back Roller Heated Massage:
The heated roller on the Osaki OS-4D Pro Maestro Massage Chair provides extra relief and healing to the tight muscles and acts like a heated stone massage from the neck to the lower back and the hamstring.
To fully adapt the experience to your body and ensure the right amount of pressure is to be used throughout the massage, the OS-Pro Maestro Massage Chair will carry out a comprehensive body scan to precisely map the critical areas of the neck, shoulders, and spine.
Leg Scan and Leg Extend:
The ottoman will measure your legs to determine which leg length is ideal for your height. Press down with your feet to signal the leg scanner that the distance is at the required level. After extending forth, the foot component will retract back in. The leg component can also be automatically adjusted by remote to extend or retract to accommodate the user’s requirement.
Zero Gravity Recline Feature:
The ideal position for complete relaxation is the Zero Gravity Recline position. The backrest will practically support your weight when in the Zero Gravity Recline posture. Your blood flow will be optimized in this posture when the knees are lifted above the chest, allowing your body to relax more. In turn, this will serve to enhance the massage’s power and minimize compression along your spine.
Full Body Massage:
The Osaki Pro Maestro Massage Chair has 30 air bags to provide a full body massage. Air bags are positioned in the shoulders, arms, waist, pelvis, calf, and foot regions to improve blood circulation. The light compression from the air bags, combined with the massage rollers’ motions, relieves pain and stress while stabilizing you during the massage.
Kneading of the Feet & Calfs:
The Osaki Pro Maestro Massage Chair has spinning reflexology foot massage rollers underneath its feet that give a superb foot massage. The calf airbags will inflate with the foot rollers to perform a calf kneading massage. The massage rollers will move around the sides and the center of your feet to create a complete kneading experience that will touch all of the acupressure points frequently missed during our everyday routines.
Massage of the calf, bridge, knee, and heal:
The air massagers will revolve in a circular motion on the upper portion of the leg rest to give the calf massage a new dynamic. Additional components have been added to the foot section to stretch and massage the foot’s bridge and heel. Nothing else compares to the experience.
Auto Leg Scan:
The ottoman of the Osaki Pro Maestro Massage Chair will scan your legs to ensure the correct leg length for your height and can automatically modify the leg component using the remote.
The Osaki OS-Pro Maestro Massage Chair has Bluetooth capabilities and an Amphitheater sound system, which lessens outside noise, improves listening quality, and enables you to enjoy your favorite music with the best audio speakers available at Osaki. If the speakers have synchronized with your smartphone, a blue light will appear on them.
The Osaki OS-Pro Maestro Massage chair needs only 3in from backrest to wall. The zero gravity reclining of this massage chair will slide forward, allowing space saving in the living room.
Touch Screen Remote Control:
Utilizing the Slim LCD remote control couldn’t be easier. The remote provides four straightforward buttons on the bottom for recline, incline, auto, and home selection. You can select from Neck/Shoulder, Lower Back, Auto, Manual, Advance, or Air Massage by using the buttons to move through the menu. Massage in 5-minute increments from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. It is simple to choose the desired massage and make any other essential settings using the touch screen.
8 Automatic Massage Programs:
8 auto massage programs will meet your desired massage styles. The eight auto massage programs include :
1. Demo: The application illustrates the essential massages of the chair.
2. Relax: With the aid of this application, the user can become more relaxed and stress-free by receiving a gentler massage.
3. Swing: This program will rock the user back and forth as it massages to induce a more relaxing mood during a massage.
4. Stretch: In this course, the legs, hips, arms, and shoulders will be locked by air bags while the participant reclines or declines to stretch various body regions. The calves, hamstrings, shoulders, and waist can all benefit from a light stretch thanks to the stretch function.
5. Scraping: This application helps massage in a scraping motion that moves outward from the inside of the body. This scraping technique facilitates a better massage by better directing blood flow.
6. Shiatsu massage: The back is massaged precisely with this application. This type of massage concentrates on specific pressure areas on the back to help the recipient unwind and relieve stress.
7. Lady: This massage program aims to improve the blood circulation and comfort of the typical female.
8. Gentleman: This massage program aims to improve the blood circulation and relaxation of the average male.
Quick Control W/ USB Charge:
These thoughtful features provide a friendly user experience by considering every tiny detail, quick touch control, and even phone charging.
4 Unique Massage Techniques:
The manual massage modes of the Osaki OS-Pro Maestro massage chair allow you to target a specific area of your back for a massage.
Kneading, Tapping, Shiatsu massage, and Rolling techniques are among the 4 distinct Characteristics/Modes that the Maestro can execute.
Massaging on your back can be directed to a specific area, or you can massage different parts of your body. Concentrating on the shoulders, arms, lower back, or even the calves is possible.
The massage chair also features distinct personalized settings for Air massage, Neck/Shoulder, and Lower back.
You may quickly download the brand-new Osaki Pro Maestro App from the App Store if you have an iPhone or an Android device. The entire function of the massage chair is controllable with the handphone device. And you can charge your phone at the same time.
What are several features of the best massage chairs?
These are the features of the best massage chairs:
- Body scanning
- Bluetooth speakers
- Ambient light
- Touch screen controller
- Intelligent voice control system
- Memory programs
- Sound therapy
- USB charging port
- Reclining capabilities
- I track massage chair (which covers from neck to lower back. I track massage chairs are typically on cheaper models)
- S track massage chair (which covers the neck and back through the lumbar region. But does not reach the thigh. Conforms to the natural S shape of the spine)
- L track massage chair (which covers the neck to thigh. Typically higher spec model. Conforms to the natural S shape of the spine)
- J track massage (it covers the neck to glutes region of an L-track and combines the stretching of an S track massage chair. Typically a higher spec model. Conforms to the natural S shape of the spine)
- Zero gravity massage chair
- Calf massage
- Sole reflexology
- Footrest extension
- Heat therapy
- Chromotherapy Light
- Upholstery material
- Extended warranty
What do we look out for in a massage chair? With so many models of the best massage chairs available on the market, it may be quite a hassle to determine the best massage chair for you.
Remember to buy something that you can afford. Look at the most critical features which are essential for your condition. Not forgetting the overall size of the massage chair, and make sure that the width of the main door into your living room or bedroom is big enough to push the massage chair in.