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.
The massage has primarily a relaxing effect, it relieves tension in the muscles, which leads to an improvement in blood flow, lymphatic drainage and an improvement in general well-being. Not everyone can go to a massage parlor every day, but buying a special chair that will work out the main muscle groups of the back, legs, arms and neck is quite accessible to everyone. The experts of the portal present a rating of the 11 best massage of the classic type and many favorite rocking chairs.
- How to choose
- Rating of the best massage chairs
- Best Full Function Massage Chairs
- Casada AlphaSonic 2
- Yamaguchi eclipse
- Anatomico Marco
- Anatomico Leonardo
- Gess comfort
- OTO ll-zone Star EQ-09S
- Best massage rocking chairs
- Yamaguchi liberty
- EGO WAVE EG-2001 ELITE
- EGO Balance EG-2003 LUX
- Medisana RC 410 with heating
- EGO Spring PLUS EG2004
How to choose
When buying a full-fledged massage chair, we recommend paying attention to:
- Functionality. The impact can be vibrational, rolling (rollers), point, heat, they often replenish each other. The more functions a device provides, the better it is, but also more expensive.
- Variability of programming. The ability to control the effects on individual zones will allow in each case to work out individual parts of the body in different ways.
- Anthropometric characteristics. In other words, the anatomy of the body must correspond to the working surface of the chair, in particular, the height. Individual models can be adjusted to suit human parameters.
- Another factor is the price, which is often directly proportional to the functionality and capabilities of the device.
Rating of the best massage chairs
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best Full Function Massage Chairs||1||Casada AlphaSonic 2||RUB 299,000|
|2||Yamaguchi eclipse||RUB 297,500|
|3||Anatomico Marco||RUB 120,000|
|4||Anatomico Leonardo||RUB 140,000|
|5||Gess comfort||RUB 89,910|
|6||OTO ll-zone Star EQ-09S||RUB 69,999|
|Best massage rocking chairs||1||Yamaguchi liberty||RUB 55,000|
|2||EGO WAVE EG-2001 ELITE||RUB 48 900|
|3||EGO Balance EG-2003 LUX||RUB 45,900|
|4||Medisana RC 410 with heating||RUB 25,000|
|5||EGO Spring PLUS EG2004||RUB 29,000|
Best Full Function Massage Chairs
In this category, we presented models of classic-type chairs in different price categories, working with all muscle groups.
Casada AlphaSonic 2
This chair belongs to the premium devices for a complete relaxing massage. Casada AlphaSonic is suitable for home, salon use, often found in sports complexes. It can be purchased in black, white, cream or gray.
The massage effect is provided by air compression, the legs (feet) are massaged by rollers. The user has access to 4 modes of exposure: 'Daytime sleep' for light relaxation and stress relief, 'Success' relieves stress and helps to concentrate before important tasks, a deeper effect provides 'Full recovery', which is recommended for courses of 10-15 days. The most intense program 'Nirvana' relieves deep tensions, restores strength after a hard day's work, sports loads and helps with increased fatigue. There are 8 programs in total, you can vary the intensity of exposure to individual zones, muscle stretching, shiatsu, and back heating are available. Interestingly, the chair automatically detects a person's height and adjusts the height of the footrest and the impact zone to this parameter. Another interesting effect is the absence of gravity, the feeling of weightlessness when the legs are raised above the head with the carriage in a horizontal position.
The feature of the chair is the Braintronics anti-stress system, a proprietary development of Casada, which is a combination of physical effects on the body and relaxing music, which together helps to relieve stress much better. Each 21 minute session equals several hours of proper sleep.
The multifunctional chair Casada AlphaSonic 2 is suitable for people with a body weight of no more than 120 kg, the maximum permissible height is 200 cm, with a greater high-quality study of the back and shoulders zones, it will not work.
The average price is 300,000 rubles.
- 8 exposure programs of varying intensity, including 'anti-gravity';
- Height adjustment 30 cm;
- 4 colors;
- Optimum power 150 W;
- Braintronics anti-stress system with musical accompaniment;
- Pneumatic and roller massage;
- Stretching, rolling and warming up muscles;
- 5 years official warranty from the German manufacturer.
- High price;
- Lack of 3D massage;
- There is no possibility of adjusting the time of modes, only 21 minutes.
In second place in the rating is the Yamaguchi Eclipse chair with a futuristic design and wide functionality. It works all areas of the body from the neck to the heels and the tips of the fingers, thanks to the ZERO-G option, leading a person to a state of complete relaxation. Synchronization with music makes relaxation deep – through the USB port or channel Bluetooth you can connect your favorite track, the massage device is able to adapt the impact to the proposed beat. To connect, you need to use a remote control with a Russian interface and enter the corresponding section. By means of the remote control, the massage modes are adjusted: 'General' stimulates and relaxes the whole body, 'Stretching' delicately works with rollers all zones of the body, 'Relax' is partly based on the knowledge of relaxation points, 'Smart' tones muscles and increases the efficiency of mental work, the 'Back' and 'Loin' modes work out the corresponding zones with the possibility of warming up. The chair has a zero gravity mode in a horizontal position, a twisting massage with elements of manual therapy is made with crimp pillows. In addition to the remote control, it is also possible to control from a smartphone, for this you need to install a special YAMAGUCHI program (available only for Android). In total, the design provides 40 air-compression pillows in different impact zones and rollers in the foot area.
Despite the apparent massiveness, the Yamaguchi Eclipse chair is quite compact, it can be installed at a distance of 10 cm from the wall, and the SmartSlide function allows you to additionally assemble the device when it is turned off.
The average price is 300,000 rubles.
- 6 modes of operation + 'gravity';
- Compact size and convenient storage system;
- Durable eco-leather cover;
- Control via remote control or smartphone, Russian interface;
- Connect your favorite music;
- Working out the body from the neck to the tips of the fingers and toes;
- Infrared heating of the lumbar zone.
- High price.
The next Anatomico Marco chair in the rating differs from its predecessors in the absence of a footrest, that is, the neck is massaged to the calf muscles, the arms are also not worked out.
Despite the reduced number of zones, the chair has wider functionality. It does not have special programs, but the user has 5 modes available: kneading and tapping with rotational movements, deep kneading similar to manual massage, separate tapping to prepare muscles in warm-up and physical activity, complex massage of all zones at the same time, vibration to improve blood circulation. The intensity of the massage and the speed of impacts are adjustable by the user, the time can also be selected at your discretion from 5 to 60 minutes. The legs are massaged with compressed air, covering the entire calf muscle. The width of the massage rollers can also be adjusted in three positions from narrow to wide, and the lumbar zone is warmed up. If desired, the chair can be configured to work only with certain zones. In general, the developers entrusted the choice of methods of working with the body to the user himself.
The chair is controlled by a wired remote control with signed buttons.
The average price is 120,000 rubles.
- Acceptable price;
- Manual adjustment of the duration, intensity of the massage effect;
- Roller width regulation;
- Compact dimensions.
- There is no footrest;
- Hands are not massaged.
The Anatomico Leonardo functional chair is suitable for relieving stress after a hard day or intense training, and can be used in the complex therapy of pain in the lower back, back and joints. Massage rollers are built into the upper part of the back, which perfectly work out the muscles of the neck and shoulder girdle. In the rest of the zones, there are various options for impact: tapping, kneading with rotational movements, complex massage, tapping and vibration – all the same as in the previously considered 'brother' Anatomico Marco. All parameters can be adjusted according to the intensity and speed of impact, independently change the width of the massage zone, determine the position of the rollers during massage, depending on the height and anatomical features of the body. A partial massage similar to a manual one is possible. The only inconvenience is the automatic shutdown of work after 15 minutes, that is, the time will have to be constantly extended, it will not be possible to set it at the very beginning.
The Leonardo chair model, unlike Marco, consumes more energy – 180 W versus 150 W. The device also lacks a footrest. Control is carried out by a remote control on a wire.
The average price is 140,000 rubles.
- Different types of impact – stretching, tapping, vibration;
- Manual regulation of the place of massaging and the intensity of exposure;
- The calf rest is removable for normal chair rest;
- Intuitively simple remote control with buttons;
- Massage of separate areas;
- Compact size and versatile design.
- Inability to set the duration of the massage;
- No foot massage.
Fifth in the ranking among the classic multifunctional chairs Gess Comfort, a German product for maintaining and improving health in the home, office, sports center. The device performs several types of massage: vibration, thermal, roller and air-compression, you can choose the method of impact by pressure or kneading, depending on the task and the expected effect. All parts of the body, from the neck and shoulder girdle to the fingers and toes, are worked through – there is a support for the feet with compression pillows. There are only 3 automatic programs – one for each type of action, fortunately, there is an adjustment of the mechanism for height, the maximum weight of the user should not exceed 120 kg. If desired, the backrest can be tilted and reclined for greater relaxation, the legs can be raised. The session time is set at will.
The control is carried out by the remote control, the power of the device is 280 W.
The average price is 90,000 rubles.
- Relatively affordable price;
- Working out all areas of the body;
- Setting the position of the reclining backrest and raised legs;
- Different types of impacts;
- Manual time control.
- Minimum of programs;
- The impossibility of adjusting massage parameters except for time.
OTO ll-zone Star EQ-09S
The OTO ll-zone Star EQ-09S model closes the rating in the classic armchair category. It is designed, rather, for a relaxing massage, and not for a deep therapeutic or prophylactic. The device has 2 types of action: roller and vibration, we separately define the zero-gravity mode Zero Wall in the reclining position. Accordingly, the chair is capable of exerting a stretching effect on the muscles, rolling warming up and relaxation. For a deeper study of individual zones, thermal heating is provided.
The massage rollers move along the L-track along a 120 cm long trajectory, sequentially working through all zones and accelerating blood from the shoulders to the gluteal muscles. There is a footrest, but it does not capture the feet, and the effect is superficial – there are no crimping rollers.
OTO ll-zone Star EQ-09S has a pleasant chocolate color, space design, compact size, suitable for any space, besides, the chair can be placed close to the wall. The motor power is small – only 100 W, it is enough only for a relaxing massage. The timer is preset, only 15 minutes, you cannot adjust the massage time, only the extension at the end of the session.
The average price is 69,000 rubles.
- Compact dimensions;
- Good for relaxation;
- Anatomical fit of the back and seat to the body;
- Height-adjustable footrest.
- Few options for exposure;
- Inability to set a timer;
- Weak workout of the legs.
Best massage rocking chairs
The rocking chair itself is a great piece of relaxation when rolling lightly. With the addition of a targeted body massage, the process of stress relief increases significantly. Of course, the chair can be used as an independent rocking chair without a mode, or you can continue to make forward and backward movements after the end of the exposure session. In addition, such devices are much cheaper than the classic 'counterparts', but the quality of muscle training is appropriate, rather relaxing.
The first armchair in the category from Japanese manufacturers Yamaguchi Liberty, which promotes meditative relaxation in light swaying and mechanical action on the back, lumbar region, lower legs. There are no rollers in the design, but there is a light tapping in 3 modes of intensity, warming up the back, vibration relaxation. Despite the superficiality of the impact, the muscles are worked out deeply, especially when the heating is on, which helps relieve not only tension, but also pain, including chronic ones. A separate pillow is responsible for the comfort and relaxation of the neck. The position of the backrest and footrest is adjustable in 5 variations from sitting to reclining. The session time is 20 minutes, then the mechanism is turned off, only a slight swaying continues. The control is carried out by the Lunar remote control with a Russified interface.
The Yamaguchi Liberty chair has an elegant classic design, it is light – only 18.5 kg, while still supporting a user weighing up to 150 kg. The minimum power supply is 38 W.
The average price is 55,000 rubles.
- Affordable price;
- Good work of the back and lower back, including heat;
- 5 backrest positions;
- 3 modes of action;
- Minimum power consumption;
- Comfortable pillow under the head and neck;
- Relatively compact size and versatile design.
- For a rocking chair, no.
EGO WAVE EG-2001 ELITE
The experts gave the second place to the rocking chair EGO WAVE EG-2001 ELITE, designed and assembled in Singapore. It is suitable for users weighing up to 140 kg.
The appearance does not show the technical capabilities of the chair – it is made in a classic form on a wooden frame with upholstery Lux, Elite and Premium in noble colors. However, under it are hidden massage components for stretching, rolling and kneading vibration massage, the speed of which is determined by three modes. In addition, when laying down the methods of kneading the body, oriental developers used the knowledge of shiatsu, suggesting acupuncture and energetic effects on individual zones of the body, in a particular case – on the back, neck and lower back, additional heating is provided for these zones. The control is carried out by a remote control with a Russian interface.
The average price is 48,000 rubles.
- Warming up and 3 types of massage effects on the back, lower back;
- Classic design;
- 3 upholstery options;
- Shiatsu principle of influence;
- Low price.
- There is no support and leg workout.
EGO Balance EG-2003 LUX
Another Singaporean rocking chair of the same brand EGO Balance EG-2003 LUX is designed for a user with a lower weight – only up to 120 kg. It has an identical classic design on a sturdy wooden frame upholstered in Arpatek material in three basic and other colors on request, but there are no pillows for the head and neck, if desired, they can be purchased additionally, as well as a footrest. The backrest can be reclined to a reclining position for deep relaxation and rest, and the built-in heating will help deepen the impact and reduce pain in the lower back and back. It is noteworthy: the massage rollers are manually adjustable in width, adjusting the massage to the anatomical features of the user.
The massage back is a cover that can be removed as unnecessary and the chair can be used as usual. A pocket for storing the control panel is sewn to it at the back. The power of the mechanism is 42 W.
The average price is 44,500 rubles.
- 3 programs of exposure, including combined (vibration, rolling, heat);
- Different color variations of the chair;
- Adjustable roller impact width;
- Working from the neck to the buttocks;
- Possibility of purchasing massage footrests, headrest.
- The load has been reduced to 120 kg (compared to competitors);
- Non-adjustable 15 minute timer.
Medisana RC 410 with heating
The German-made Medisana RC 410 armchair does not pass away as a massage one, it is like an ordinary rocking chair. In fact, the effect of a point effect and shiatsu (rollers) is provided by a cape to which a wired control panel is connected. In total, massage intensity modes are 2 by 3 zones of the body: the back, its upper or lower part, there is infrared heating to increase the depth of impact. At the chair, you can adjust the session time – 5, 10 or 15 minutes, the program is not designed for more, you have to restart it every time you want to continue.
A chair on a classic wooden frame with a total weight of only 15 kg is capable of supporting a user up to 150 kg! It has no curved runners, so it won't swing much, but it has anti-slip anchor points. The chair has a pleasant wear-resistant fabric, intuitive operation. It can be used without turning it on like a regular rocking chair for relaxation.
The average price is 25,000 rubles.
- Compact dimensions;
- Infrared heating;
- Choice of massage zone;
- Convenient management;
- Low price;
- 3 years warranty from the German manufacturer.
- Only 2 modes of exposure;
- The absence of a rim at the base of the frame implies constant rocking on its own
- There is no regulation for the height and location of massage elements.
EGO Spring PLUS EG2004
The Singapore model EGO Spring PLUS EG2004 closes the top five in the rocking chair rating. It is made in the loft style, the buyer can choose the color of upholstery made of microfiber, arpatek and a wooden frame, which, like the previous model, does not have arcs at the base, so languid swaying will not work, and the maximum permissible load is reduced to 120 kg.
Available types of massage – roller and vibration, a pleasant addition – infrared heating. Only 3 modes of exposure with a single session time of 15 minutes, switchable by the remote control.
The average price is 35,000 rubles, the product warranty is only 1 year.
- Choice of color and type of upholstery, frame color;
- Permissible user weight up to 120 kg;
- 3 modes of exposure with heating;
- Wide casters that cover the entire back area.
- No impact zoning;
- With a minimum of functions, the price is high (compared to the previous model);
- No time regulation.
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.