If your back is aching and your muscles are tight, or you have a knot you can’t reach, a massage chair will let you relax while it quietly works to knead out your knotted muscles. Most people don’t have the time or money to get weekly massages, so having a good quality massage chair at your home or office will provide a similar lasting relief and comfort without having to schedule an appointment or leave your house. Massage chairs come in a variety of styles that include specific features that massage your body in different ways. We’ve rounded up the top rated massage chairs at three different price points; affordable, mid-range; and luxury.
1. Real Relax Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair
The Real Relax Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair lives up to its name and will make you feel like your sleeping on a cloud. This massage chair provides the ultimate full body massage by massaging your neck, shoulders, back, waist, hips, arms, legs, and feet all at the same time. It comes with eight massage rollers inside the backrest and foot area as well as fifty airbags throughout the shoulders, arms, seat and legs. It also comes with an ergonomic armrest system that softly but intensely massages your arms. It has four different massage modes; sleep, mild, relaxing and strong which indicate the speed and intensity. It can be controlled via remote, and can be set to a 30 minute timer so you can get the ultimate uninterrupted relaxation. If you’re worried about the leather getting too cold to sit on during the winter months the built-in waist, foot and butt heaters will keep you warm.
PROS: Massages all body parts at the same time.
CONS: On the more expensive side, but well worth it.
2. Snailax Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager
The Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager is high quality and transportable and can easily fit onto any couch or desk chair. This massager focuses strictly on your neck and back. The adjustable neck massage comes with four massage nodes that deeply rub out the knots in your neck and shoulders. You can adjust the neck nodes to fit your height so it can be used by all family members. The heated Shiatsu back massager has four massaging nodes that can be set to three different massage zones; full back, upper back and lower back. It also has an option for a spot massage which concentrates all the kneading nodes to one specific area of your choosing. You can also control the intensity of the massage by removing the intensity control flap.
PROS: Compact & fits on most chairs and sofas.
CONS: Seat cushion can get a little slippery.
3. Snailax Shiatsu Heat Massage Chair
The Snailax Shitatsu Heat Massage Chair is a similar but less expensive version to the Snailax Neck and Back Massager discussed above. The Shitatsu back massager comes with four massage nodes that massage three different zones; full back, upper back, and lower back. It doesn’t have a neck massager, but it does have a vibration seat massage that can be adjusted to three different levels of intensity. If you are someone who experiences more back pain than neck pain, this chair is a great affordable option that will provide you plenty of relief.
PROS: Light weight and portable.
CONS: Massage intensity can be too rough for some.