Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Installation of a massage chair is not possible in all rooms due to the limited area, but this is not a reason to deny yourself an electronic massage therapist! One of the latest developments in this area is a special cover that can be put on a chair, on a sofa, even on a driver's seat. Inside – rollers, vibrating mechanisms, infrared heater – the 'filling' of the models can be different, often determined by the cost of the product. We present a ranking of the 11 best massage capes in two price categories: inexpensive and premium.
- How to choose a massage cape
- Rating of the best massage capes
- Best inexpensive massage capes
- Medisana MCN
- Gezatone AMG 399
- Yamaguchi drive
- Medisana MC 810
- Medisana MCH
- Gezatone AMG 388
- The best premium massage capes
- Casada Quattromed 3
- OTO Wonder Back
- Yamaguchi Yamato
- Beurer MG 295
- Sensa RT-2130
How to choose a massage cape
Manufacturers are working on expanding the lines of massage covers, improving individual parameters of the devices. The experts offer some tips for making the right choice.
There are two types of capes:
- passive, which are wooden or plastic balls strung on thick threads, cylinders. They have no electric drive. These are still used by truck drivers, taxi drivers. The massage is carried out when the body moves along the cape, there is a slight local stimulation of the blood flow.
- The powered active capes are powered by the electrical network. They have a different degree of effect, depending on the type of massage and the model of the device. These are presented in our review.
According to the method of action, massage capes of the active type can be:
- Roller with a rigid frame. Massage rollers and heads are built into the back and seat of these, moving along a given trajectory, they have a smoothing and massaging effect on the back and lumbar area. Installation requires only 2 points of support for the rigid frame, but compliance with the permissible body weight is required to maintain the integrity of the mechanisms.
- Vibrating ones work from impulse currents, they can create the effect of vibration, tapping, pulsation. The intensity is determined by the number of built-in motors and exposure settings. The vibration cape is thin, usually has minor load restrictions, suitable for laying on any surface, including the floor.
What else we recommend to pay attention to when choosing:
- The presence of infrared heating over the entire surface or in certain areas helps to increase the depth of the impact of massage impulses and helps relieve chronic pain.
- The type of network connection. Capes can be equipped with a USB port, a regular plug, and can be equipped with a car cigarette lighter plug.
- The number of programs and the ability to adjust the intensity of exposure.
- The presence of a sleep timer will help you adjust the exposure time for an optimal massage effect.
- The manufacturer puts the main set of functions in the capes, depending on their purpose:
- Office has a supportive and invigorating effect;
- Household ones, including those for horizontal use, relax;
- Automotive to maintain vigor and prevent swelling of the lower back, back, buttocks.
Rating of the best massage capes
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best inexpensive massage capes||1||Medisana MCN||RUB 11,300|
|2||Gezatone AMG 399||RUB 9,134|
|3||Yamaguchi drive||RUB 8,900|
|4||Medisana MC 810||RUB 3,890|
|5||Medisana MCH||RUB 2,990|
|6||Gezatone AMG 388||RUB 2,513|
|The best premium massage capes||1||Casada Quattromed 3||RUB 19,900|
|2||OTO Wonder Back||RUB 19,900|
|3||Yamaguchi Yamato||RUB 17 800|
|4||Beurer MG 295||RUB 13,900|
|5||Sensa RT-2130||RUB 18,700|
Best inexpensive massage capes
Experts have identified 6 inexpensive massage wrap with basic functions for the office, car and home.
Recommended user reviews and the first place in the rating goes to the Medisana MCN cape. This roller-vibration device has a rolling effect with massage heads on the back zones from the shoulder girdle to the waist, the intensity of the massage can be adjusted in 3 modes, and also connect an additional infrared heating. For kneading the neck and shoulder girdle, a special block with protruding covering details is provided. Their width is not adjustable, so people with an obese physique will find it difficult to sit on the cape. The massage time is limited to 15 minutes, after which the motor is powered off. A push-button panel is responsible for switching programs and adjusting the degree of influence; it allows you to select massaging zones that can be launched separately.
The Medisana MCN hard cape is suitable for home and office use, not intended for use in a car. Plugs into an electrical outlet, for safety on the chair it can be fixed with two female clasps. The only nuance that the manufacturer does not indicate is the height restriction, people taller than 170 cm will not be able to enjoy a full-fledged massage – the distance from the seat to the neck rollers is slightly regulated.
The transport bolt must not be re-screwed after the initial unpacking of the cover!
The average price is 11,000 rubles.
- Roller back massage and vibration in the seat area;
- Thorough deep study of the neck and shoulders;
- Adjustment of the intensity of exposure in 3 modes;
- Ability to work with separate areas (neck, back);
- Backrest height adjustment;
- 2 hook-and-loop fasteners for the chair.
- Not suitable for tall people taller than 170 cm.
Gezatone AMG 399
The Gezatone AMG 399 chair cover combines several massage methods: thermal infrared, vibrating and cam roller heads. The device is installed on any chair, armchair or sofa, sitting on it, you can get a good spine lining with rolling rollers, a point shiatsu session similar to manual massage with adjusting the width of the rollers according to your own body parameters, warm up pain zones in modes up to 450C in parallel with mechanical action. A vibration unit is built into the seat of the chair, which relieves blood stagnation and removes swelling during prolonged sitting, for example, when working at a computer. The duration of the session is determined in a 15-minute interval, after which the power is automatically turned off. The Gezatone AMG 399 model is suitable for use at home and in the office, it has no height limitation, massaging is carried out in 16 speed modes. True, unlike the leader of our rating, this cape does not have a block for massaging the neck.
The average price is 10,000 rubles.
- There is no height limit;
- Roller, vibration and thermal massage;
- There is an automatic power off at the end of the session;
- Home and office use.
- There is no elaboration of the cervical spine.
In third place in the ranking is the Yamaguchi Drive cape with a unique ventilation function, which is especially useful in a car in hot summer weather. The main massage mechanism is a three-stage vibration, provided by four motors, it works out all the muscles of the back, lower back and buttocks. The product adopts the anatomical shape of the body, suitable for use on a car or home chair, on a sofa. The cape has Velcro straps to secure the position.
The central section is equipped with an infrared emitter to warm up the back during the massage. The session duration can be set to 5, 10 or 15 minutes using the wired remote control.
The average price is 8900 rubles.
- Adaptation to body relief;
- Seat and back ventilation mode;
- Use in a car, office or home chair;
- 3 vibration modes;
- Choice of massage time.
- The ventilation is noisy.
Medisana MC 810
Another inexpensive car cape is the Medisana MC 810, designed and assembled in Germany. It targets all the muscles of the back and buttocks, which suffer during prolonged driving. Relaxation is provided by 9 rollers working in 4 modes. Heating and vibration relaxation is also provided, but only for a 15 minute session. The height of a particular user does not matter, but shorter people are more likely to enjoy a massage on the shoulder area.
The cape works from the car cigarette lighter, and the modes are set by the control panel. It is noteworthy: you can install Medisana MC 810 not only on the front, but also on the back seat of the car – the length of the power cord is 1.8 meters.
The average price is only 4000 rubles.
- Long network cable for connecting to the cigarette lighter;
- High-quality roller massage of all back muscles;
- Lumbar and back warming, can be used instead of seat heating;
- Low price.
- Not suitable for use outside the vehicle due to the network cable.
The Medisana MCH cover is also designed for a car seat, but it is suitable for home use – a cigarette lighter adapter is offered for the network cable. There are no rollers in its design, there is only vibration and thermal infrared effects. The timer provides 3 time modes – 15, 30 minutes and 1 hour.
The Medisana MCH cape is comfortable even when turned off – it is tailored according to the anatomical features of the body with supporting pillows and bolsters, there is lumbar support. Thus, the driver on a long journey will sit comfortably throughout the trip. In addition, the length of the power cord is 1.8 m, the same size as the adapter, so Medisana MCH can be safely installed in the rear seat.
The average price is 3300 rubles.
- Anatomical cut of the cape;
- Vibration and heat, mild muscle relaxation;
- Long massage sessions;
- Long cord for connecting to a cigarette lighter or mains.
- Small set of massage programs;
- Weak effect even at maximum power (subjective).
Gezatone AMG 388
The last among the budget cape Gezatone AMG 388, declared by the manufacturer as a rug. Suitable for office, car and home use, this versatile massage product can be conveniently positioned on any supporting surface – a chair, sofa, armchair or floor. 5 built-in massage programs affect the body in different ways: general relaxation, patting, rubbing, pressing, roller stimulation from the neck to the hips. An additional healing effect is provided by built-in magnets with a safe level of magnetic field tension, which stimulates improved blood flow. The heating function can be useful when massaging, and in the car it will protect against discomfort when landing in a cold, unheated interior in the morning.
Connecting the massage mat is possible both to the network and to the car cigarette lighter – there is an adapter in the kit.
The average price is 2700 rubles.
- 5 types of massage effects;
- 4 massage zones with separate control panel;
- Heating function and therapy magnet;
- Timer for 15 minutes;
- Convenient control panel;
- There is an adapter for connecting to a car cigarette lighter.
- Relatively low power level.
The best premium massage capes
Premium class products have extended functionality, and the quality is much higher than that of budget models.
Casada Quattromed 3
The hard cape-chair Casada Quattromed 3 is designed to massage the back and neck, is suitable for the whole family, and in terms of functionality it resembles a full-fledged massage chair. The product can be installed on a home, car and office chair.
Unique jade heads, known for its healing properties, are responsible for the massaging effect. They are amplified by the radiated heat – a deeper and more intense effect on tense muscles and nervous system occurs. In addition to massage heads, the chair provides vibration, shiatsu, they can be combined within one mode. The time is set at your discretion – 5, 10 or 15 minutes.
The cape fits snugly to the body, from which the massage occurs deeply and efficiently on all zones: neck-collar, shoulders, back, lower back. You can run 2 types of massage at the same time, such as head and vibration. You can enhance the effect by removing the cape from the product. The modes are controlled from the remote control, for which a pocket is provided for easy storage.
The reliability of the Casada Quattromed 3 device is confirmed by the manufacturer, providing a 10-year warranty on the mechanisms.
The average price is 21,900 rubles.
- 3 massage modes, you can run 2 at the same time;
- Timer for sessions to choose from;
- Universal use in the car or indoors (there are 2 network cables with different connectors);
- Integrated heating function for massage heads;
- Safety margin up to 120 kg;
- Adjustment of the direction of movement of the rollers;
- Working out all zones of the back;
- 10 years manufacturer's warranty.
- Low wear resistance of the cover.
OTO Wonder Back
In second place in the rating category is the OTO Wonder Back mobile cape with two independent roller blocks that massage the back from the neck to the lumbar region. The total number of massage elements is 8, they make it possible to work out several types of muscles: acupuncture, rolling (Gua-Sha), heating the surface. Roller blocks move along an anatomically curved path, maximally adhering to the body at 'key' points.
The user has access to 3 massage options – rolling, tapping, simultaneously turning them on, the cape kneads the neck in two ways – acupuncture and roller rolling. The rollers rotate in three speed modes. The casing of the product is fabric, pleasant to the touch, wear-resistant.
The average price is 21,500 rubles.
- Several massage options;
- Heat therapy;
- Snug fit to the body;
- Working out all zones of the back;
- Upholstery fabric, pleasant to the touch.
- Not defined.
The third among premium cape models Yamaguchi Yamato with a unique SWING massage mode, in which the massage is performed by 4 rollers moving along the back, the position of which can be changed in width. The device acts on the muscles in three ways: tingling, rolling SWING and point shiatsu, and the area of massaging can be set independently from the control panel, and if desired, you can connect heat to the mechanical effect. The time of the sessions is not regulated, it lasts 15 minutes. The thighs and buttocks are also massaged, but only with vibration. The neck massage zone is provided in the form of rollers, but a tall person with a height of more than 170 cm will not be able to enjoy the warm-up – the protrusions will rest against the shoulder girdle, and if you sit down a little lower, the lower back will not work out.
The average price is 19,000 rubles.
- 3 types of massage, including for the neck and hips;
- Selection of the area of massaging;
- Automatic shutdown after 15 minutes;
- Suitable for car and home, office (there is a network cable for a regular socket and cigarette lighter).
- The back is short for tall people.
Beurer MG 295
The cape covered with soft artificial leather Beurer MG 295 is suitable for working out all parts of the back, neck, hips. It massages the body in 11 modes with thermal effect, it is suitable for use in the office or at home, where there is an electrical network, there is no cable for the car cigarette lighter.
Inside the cape there are rollers for a smoothing massage and a stimulating vibration block, point impact and kneading of individual zones are available, including a deep study of the back 3D, the intensity of movement of active parts can be switched in 2 modes. There is a special hanger for storage.
The average price is 17,000 rubles.
- Full workout of the back and neck;
- 11 modes of exposure;
- There is heating and lighting;
- Shutdown after 15 minutes;
- Possibility to choose the place of massaging.
- Not suitable for car.
Sensa RT-2130 car seat cover is suitable for office, home use, if you use a plug adapter. Massage is carried out in several ways: roller and shiatsu, air-compression, vibration, warming. The impact is on all muscle groups from the neck to the lower back, all zones are worked out with varying degrees of intensity depending on the settings (3 main modes). In the neck area there are separate embracing rollers, but they will be convenient mainly for people of small stature up to 170 cm.
The average price is 17,900 rubles.
- 3 types of mechanical stress and heating;
- 3 modes of massaging intensity;
- Working out the neck with special rollers;
- Suitable for car and office.
- Neck massage is problematic for tall people.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.