If you’ve been saving your pennies while looking for a fully-functional massage chair with all the bells and whistles, chances are you’ve been thinking about you purchase for a while. Let’s face it, a decent massage chair will set you back over a grand and potentially a lot more than that. The reason massage chairs are so expensive is because of all the moving parts inside them and of course all of the great features they include. If you’re careful with your purchase though, you can expect a massage chair to last you a long time and your body will certainly thank you.
Realistically, you can spend anywhere from a couple hundred dollars on a massage chair to several thousand dollars. A chair that’s a good compromise between features and price is the L-Track Kahuna Massage Chair Recliner LM6800. This chair features many of the great options you’ll find in much more expensive chairs, but it retails for less than $2000 – at that price there’s a good chance you just might be able to convince your spouse of how beneficial such a product would be in the home.
Two Level Zero Gravity
If you’re not familiar with the term zero gravity let me provide you a quick definition. A zero gravity chair is one that places your body in a horizontal position such that your legs are raised above your heart. This type of positioning is ideal for relaxing the body and allowing you to take full advantage of all the benefits of a good massage. This chair actually has two levels of zero gravity – one that brings you into a basic horizontal position and a second position that actually tilts you slightly backwards. While one isn’t necessarily better for everyone, with a little trial and error you’ll find the position that feels most comfortable for you.
Yoga and Chiro Programs
This chair also has a couple of unique program functions which allow you to choose either a yoga stretch method or a Chiro program. The yoga stretch encourages you to stretch and hold your body in positions that relaxes your muscles and the Chiro stretch actually stretches out your back, relieving all the tension of the daily grind from your muscles.
Targeted Heating System
While a lot of massage chairs offer heated massage they’re often somewhat limited. This chair actually has two different sections that can be targeted with heated massage to both your back and your calves. For most people these are the trouble areas that need the most work, as they do the brunt of the work during your daily activities.
Reaching Those Hard-to-Reach Areas
Another complaint that many people have about less-expensive massage chairs is that they don’t focus on the hard-to-reach areas such as your lower spine and your buttocks. This chair is designed to massage you everywhere including your buttocks, which means you’ll come away from it feeling much more relaxed and de-stressed after a hard workday.
There are times where you may not have time for a full body massage, but perhaps you want to take five minutes to massage some unwanted pain, in your calves for example. This chair has several different auto program functions which allow you to target different sections of the body for anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes. So if you’ve just finished an intensive workout at the gym where you were lifting heavy weights and your calves feel like they’re on fire, you can choose to focus on massaging your calves to relieve that tension. That means you can go ahead and work out as hard as you need to at the gym knowing that when you head home you’ll be able to take care of any pain from overexertion.
3-D Body Scan
Perhaps the most impressive feature of this particular massage chair is that it includes something called a 3-D body scan which actually allows it to determine problem areas in your body and suggest the most appropriate areas to target that evening. Of course you can always opt for a full body massage, but if you’re a little pressed for time this is a great feature to have. It’s an added little bonus which is missing from most of its competitors.
A Little Too Strong
One of the main complaints that seems to come up from time to time with this chair is surprisingly that the massaging action on the calves and feet can actually be a little too strong. This may seem like a strange statement to you and it did for me as well, but the issue is that it actually massages your calves so strongly that it can cause bruising – which sort of defeats the purpose of a massage that’s meant to relax you and de-stress you from a difficult day.
Another concern that one or two customers voiced was that the parts in the chair didn’t always function as advertised. One problem in particular was that the neck rollers didn’t seem to roll down to the back, leaving some areas of your body out of the experience. In almost all cases where this was a problem, though, the manufacture fully backed their product and offered to replace the parts or the entire chair, which is certainly comforting.
Sign Me up for a Massage
The L-Track Kahuna Massage Chair Recliner LM6800 certainly seems to have a lot more positive reviews than it does negative ones, and even when customers have run into issues with their purchase the manufacture seems to clearly backed their product and offer the required support. This is a comforting factor, and when you combine that with the fact that the chair offers all kinds of great features such as heated massage, yoga programs, and chiropractic programs you have a product that definitely seems to be worth the price being asked for it.