Generally, all the massage chairs in this price range have all the basic feature of a massage chair: roller, vibration, full massage techniques, remote with preprogramed massage method, recline, air bags for zero gravity experience and heating.
But the difference of this class of chair from the under $3000 class is that, it offers higher quality of massage techniques. To compare, under $3000 class is something like a proficient massage therapist but an over $3000 massage is like an expert one, the one that has better technique and better understanding of your body.
Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair
Inada Sogno Dreamwave is the most popular model of the brand and one of the best massage chair overall. The chair offers more relaxation and relief to your body by covering a larger massage area than any other massage chairs (over 1,200 square inches). Also, the chair has 16 pre-programmed massage options which provide time frame of the massage, vary between locations being massaged and has a gentler massage option specially designed for young users (14+). The shiatsu body-scanning technology allows you to adjust for a more customized massage experience. The massage chair comes in different color options – black, cream, dark brown and red, so you can choose the one that work with your interior home decoration.
- The broadest massage coverage
- Extension and flexion and gentle rotational stretching of the shoulders, mid-back and hips
- More gentle massage session specially designed for younger users (14+)
- Eight pre-programmed massage sequences
- Leg, hip and lower back air massage is amazing. This has the perfect amount of pressure for the feet at just the right spots. Great after a long day standing or walking.
- Lower back roller pressure is great
- Ability to customize the massage to your needs, and many options between the rollers, vibration, and intensity.
- Hand & forearm massage on the Sogno is a bit underwhelming compared to the newer model for those of us with shorter arms & narrow torsos.
- The chair is bulky and requires two strong people to lift and adequate care to move
Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRATM with Advanced Quad-Style Massage Technology Massage Chair
Panasonic EP30007 contains 4 preset programs, and each program’s duration is 15 minutes. It also allows you to customize your own program massage with up to 1117 possible massage combinations. The special feature of this product is that, it defines a new term “Junetsu” which is extremely masterly kneading massage for your neck and shoulder.The bottom of your feet, calves, arms, hands, buttocks, waist and shoulders are cover by total of 36 airbags. And with the most recent high-tech Auto Body Scanning System, the roller know exactly where do you need the massage.
This Panasonic product even offers a Voice Guidance System which makes you convenient in controlling your massage chair. The smart system can learn from your habit and automatically set up massage mode by following your history of using it. The upholstery is super soft and durable synthetic requiring nominal maintenance
- New “Junetsu” technique brings you better massage experience
- Smart system preset your program depending on your habit
- 4 preset programs and 1117 possible massage combinations
- High-tech Auto Body Scanning System
- Voice Guidance System
- Panasonic EP30007 doesn’t not support heating options likes other chair
- The armchairs don’t recline with the back part so you are not able to use it once you decide to recline the chair.
Infinity IT 8500 Massage Chair
Infinity IT 8500 offers you all the best features of a massage chair. The massage technique includes: kneading, tapping, knocking, shiatsu, combination and synchronic which is a very special features. When you use the synchronic mode, the rollers massage roll on your back with intensity and speed depend on your beat of music!
The product also has air bags at several spots: Arms, pillow, shoulder, leg/feet and seat. This is also a massage chair that provides plenty features among all the massage chairs. Those features are tru-Grip V Stretch, two zero gravity positions, spinal correction, accu-roll shoulder massage, intersound technology, headphone port, lumbar heat, four-wheel massage mechanism, waist twist, rolling massage on soles of feet and manual adjusting massages strengths.
- This product supports all the feature of a best massage chair
- Some feature is unique, such as: tru-Grip V Stretch and two zero gravity positions
- Support warranty up to 3 year and you can pay more to have extended warranty
- Tru-Grip V Stretch, two zero gravity positions, spinal correction, accu-roll shoulder massage, intersound technology, headphone port, lumbar heat, four-wheel massage mechanism, waist twist
- For some users, those features are excessive
- Follow some customer’s review, this chair degrade after each use, and they have to replace some parts of this chair
Fujimi EP8800 Massage Chair
The chair is designed for people who are looking for a fully therapeutic machine in the comfort of your own home. It is equipped with magnetic therapy which enhances the massage experience from head to toe. The soothing Thai style of massage makes your massage session more suitable for your needs. Moreover, intelligent mechanical massage hands mimic the human hands of a professional massage therapist. IR Sensors determine exactly the position of the users’ muscles to adjust the roller width accordingly. In addition, 3D technology is also able to push the rollers into your muscles instead of just rolling over them. Powerful and effective massage rollers have varies modes, dozens of preset programs can be switched at the push of one button.
- Magnetic therapy
- Thai sole therapy massage
- Waist stretch
- 12 points comfortable physical therapy
- Intelligent mechanical massage hands
- It weighs just over 200 lbs, so you have to get some younger help to get it up into your room.
Osaki OS-7075RC model OS-7075R
The Osaki OS-7075R Massage Chair features synthetic leather upholstery, comes in different color options – black, brown, taupe, and cream. The Zero Gravity feature on the Osaki OS-7075R provides a minimized spinal stress position by elevating the legs above the heart and positioning the spine on a horizontal plain. Infrared body scanners will scan your exact body’s size and adjust for a more customized massage. The chair provides an expansive heating system that allows all the vital muscle area to relax completely. For massage customization, the chair offers versatility with 6 health care auto programs. The strength of your massage is one of the most important aspects of any massage chair. It depends on number of motors within the chair. With power full 13 motors system, the chair offers a great degree of power. This chair comes with intelligent 4 roller system running on a S-Track 3D technology that has the span of the entire length of the users’ back and adjusts the width of the roller to suit your needs. There are 46 air bags located at the head, arms, shoulders, hands, legs, thighs and feet to make massage technique very close to massage done by human hands. To make your massage session more suitable for your needs, you can choose of 3 intensity levels ranging from low to high.
- 13 Motor system and 4 Roller massage
- Sync movement by music
- Heating function-shoulder area
- Designed with six unique auto-programs: Healthcare, Relax, Therapy, Smart, Circulation
- Automatic massage for the upper body (shoulder, neck, back and lumbar), the low body (buttock, thigh, calves and feet)
- Authorized dealer-warranty is valid.
- Executive ZERO GRAVITY, S-Track, Heating Massage Chair
- Designed with a set of S-track movable intelligent massage robot , special focus on the neck, shoulder and lumbar massage according to body curve
- Thai style body stretching massage & heating function on upper body.
- Automatically detect the whole body curve as well as make micro adjustments
- This chair is a bulky unit, so you will need some room to for it.