Paying for your massages per session is quite expensive in the long run. That’s why some homeowners have wisened up and, instead of going to a parlor for each therapy, are now bringing the massage service into their homes by purchasing a massage chair.
If you plan to buy one but don’t know where to start, read this Ideal Massage Full Featured Shiatsu Massage Chair with Built in Heat Zero Gravity Review and see if this chair fits your needs.
You want pre-programmed massage routines in your chair
You also want the option to manually adjust the settings
You want your chair to have a heating capability
You prefer a chair to have a zero gravity mode
You prefer an affordably-priced product
You prefer to buy a chair featuring an L-track rolling system
You want a more compact, space-saving massage chair
Product Dimensions: 33 x 55 x 49 inches
Package Dimensions: 55 x 35 x 33 inches
Shipping Weight: 210 pounds
Weight Capacity: 325 pounds
Power Consumption/Wattage: 230 Watts (Maximum)
Available Colors: black, beige, dark brown, red
Specs And Features:
Four Auto Program Options
If you don’t really care about customizing your massage session, you’re in luck. This Ideal Gravity Massage Chair comes preloaded with four auto massage programs called Shiatsu, Kneading, Spinal Rolling and Vibrating. Just press the start and you’re on your way to complete relaxation.
The Shiatsu option imitates the movement of a professional masseur by applying pressure on your back using the rollers. The Kneading option is good for muscle pain as it uses different pressure strengths while massaging your back. The Rolling option moves the rollers up and down your back while the Vibrating option, as its name suggests, introduces vibrations via the seat cushion.
If you want more customization to your massage experience, you can opt for the chair’s manual mode. This mode allows you to adjust the rollers, remote control the intensity of the massage as well as its speed. If you prefer, you can also set the chair to focus on your lower or upper back only or set the massage’s duration from 5 to 30 minutes.
This Ideal Shiatsu Massage Chair has three zero gravity positions to choose from, which can be activated at the touch of a button. Zero gravity position is where your body’s weight is evenly distributed on the chair which eases up the strain on your spines. What this means is that you’ll have more relaxing and comfortable massage sessions.
This chair also comes with a heating feature. Heat Therapy helps to relax your sore muscles, even more, allowing for a more effective massage session.
This is a high-tech chair with the capability of detecting your body profile to give you a massage that’s best suited just for you.
The chair uses an S-track rolling system that is ergonomically designed to give you the best massage possible.
Advantages and Pros
Get longer more satisfying massages by setting its duration to 30 minutes.
This product is backed by a 3-year warranty which covers its body, the electronic parts as well as its steel frame.
The steps are very easy to follow. Assembly time will be around 30 minutes.
One advantage of this massage chair is its affordable pricing. While it is packed with features you’ll find in higher priced models, the product is only priced below $1,300.
Drawback and Cons
Unlike more expensive massage chairs, this Ideal Massage Shiatsu chair does not have tapping or percussion massages. It also lacks a stretching feature that is being offered by other brands.
Only Uses S-track roller system
The roller system of this chair is not as effective as the L-tracking system found in other models.
The Chair is Bulky and Heavy
Once set, it would be hard to move the chair around because of its weight. In addition, some users complain that it takes a lot of space.
Actual Users’ Reviews
Clayton D Selles, who bought the chair on Amazon, wrote:
“The chair is really nice! The first couple uses were a little uncomfortable until my back muscles became less tense. It helped my wife so much that we are saving over $100 per month on chiropractor fees.”
Another Amazon buyer Karla Linden, NMT, LMT, ChT has this to say about the product:
“This massage chair totally exceeded my expectations. As a professional massage therapist, I've always dreamed of having a chair for clients to use before or after a therapeutic massage appointment and/or for guests to use while waiting. The price of the chair was so reasonable, and the quality is excellent. I would definitely consider buying it again. The only drawback for us is that the chair does take up some floor space.”
The Ideal Massage Full Featured Shiatsu Chair with Built in Heat Zero Gravity is not a perfect product. While it has its advantages, it also has areas that the manufacturer could still improve on.
But after weighing both its pros and cons, we have to say that we will still recommend this product to most buyers. Of course, one consideration is that you should have that extra space at home for this chair as it is quite bulky. In addition, you must be content with the performance of its S-track rolling system. Yes, there is a difference but most users would probably not notice it that much. You can try out chair with an L-track and compared it with a massage chair with an S-track rolling systems and decide if you can live with the difference.
It’s pricing is one of its most attractive aspects. At slightly below $1,300, we consider it a bargain considering that it is feature-packed. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon, most buyers would probably agree with our recommendation.