Best Massage EC-06 Full Body Shiatsu Review
Hello to you all, thanks for joining us for our Best Massage EC-06 Full Body Shiatsu Review in which we take a detailed look at a real ‘knock out’ number, and what can most definitely be described as a ‘big boy’, a Shiatsu full body massage chair, named the EC-06.
This model has enough rollers, nodes, and airbags to take care of your whole body. It is, no question, the closest you will get to receiving a real human massage, without the constant effort and expense.
So, let’s take a closer look at what the EC-06 has to offer, the good and maybe, the bad points. And we’ll also will explain, why we think this could be the ‘must have’ chair, for you…
First of all, let’s go through what the Shiatsu style massage is all about. The EC-06 replicates this traditional Japanese massage style that can trace its origins back to ancient China.
Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’. A true Shiatsu massage uses the fingers, thumbs, feet, and palms to assist stretching and joint manipulation. Holding muscles tight and applying body weight pressure to the person having the massage.
A Shiatsu massage is very firm and strong. After receiving one, you will feel energized and calmly relaxed. Blood circulation is increased and your aches and pains diminished.
The EC-06 uses four different massaging techniques.
These include a kneading mode that has been designed to specifically massage your back. The nodes will apply a tapping pressure, Shiatsu style, across your whole back. Any muscle tension will be relieved while also improving blood circulation.
Also in place for back massaging are power rollers. These will provide a nice and relaxing pressure as they roll up and down, conforming to the contours of your back.
Twenty one airbags are strategically placed to reach your arms, shoulders. neck, hips, legs, and feet. These inflate, compress and release continuously against your limbs and body. Thus giving you a really sensuous feeling of revitalization. The multiple airbags for your hips and waistline really help to align and positively position your pelvis area.
Within the seat of the chair is a vibration mode. This gives you a shaking sensation that runs through your buttocks and up into your torso. This releases tension and loosens knotted muscles.
A heat function is in place around your waistline, lower legs, and feet. This is to send that warmth up into your inner body, and really helps increase blood circulation. Also, the heat is beneficial to the relaxation of your muscles. This, in turn, will help to release muscle tension as well as aches and pains, during the massage.
All four of these massage styles can be set to run separately from each other. Or, you can mix and match different techniques together to make your own personal preferred style of massage.
Speed and intensity of the different functions can be adjusted to suit your own tolerances. You have complete control of the different functions including, kneading, tapping, Shiatsu, stretching, heat, air pressure and the many combinations of them all.
A touch screen control panel is fixed to the right side arm of the chair. It is pretty simple to understand and can all be done while you are seated. So, just experiment, and select and experience the different massage techniques. You will soon remember which ones give your body the best massage relief and pleasure.
Massage times can be set up to 30 minutes at one time. If you want to continue on, then just reset and it will start again.
A very clever feature of the EC-06 is a computerized Smart Body Scanner. This is able to detect the individual body size of the participant seated. Built-in sensors can measure and adjust the massage nodes, rollers, and airbags to suit everyone, personally.
As well as your size, it will automatically adjust the pressure and intensity of your massage to suit your weight.
The EC-06 works out adult body heights for users above five foot and five inches but not exceeding six foot three inches, or to a maximum weight of 250 pounds.
Massage Chair Adjustability
The EC-06 is a fully reclining chair. All positions to reline and raise are done by using two electric actuators, so no physical excursion is necessary. The backrest and stretched footrests will position automatically to the size and length of each individual user’s own size.
Although the EC-60 does fully recline, we are disappointed to see that Best Massage has not included a zero gravity feature in this chair.
Flat as a pancake…
The chair can recline fully to a lying down position. The stretched footrests will then extend and raise to make sure your feet are totally in line with your body.
There are also flip-up armrests, so you can actually place your arms inside the rests for the airbags to then inflate and send through waves of pressure. The same applies to your legs and feet. The airbags will clasp around your limbs, encapsulating them, while the airbags work their magic.
Fancy a nap?
A cool feature the EC-60 has is the ‘sleep’ mode. Once a massage session is completed the chair will stay in the reclined position, unlike some others available that will sit you back upright automatically. This is good because you can then continue to be relaxed and maybe drift off for a snooze while still feeling soothed from the massage.
Although Best Massage state this recliner massage chair can adapt and conform to all body sizes, those of you of a ‘larger stature’, may find your limbs can not fit properly and the airbags may cause slight pinching.
Pros And Cons Of EC-06 Full Body Shiatsu
- Great value and build quality.
- Easy controls.
- Full body massage.
- Lots of different programs to suit your own personal massage style.
- No zero gravity feature.
- Heavy and large.
You may also be interested in our reviews of the Best Back Massagers, the Best Handheld Massagers, our Best Head Massager reviews, our Best Neck and Shoulder Massager reviews, and our in-depth Zyllion ZMA 14 Shiatsu Neck Back review.
Best Massage EC-06 Full Body Shiatsu Review Conclusion
So then, there we have it. We do hope this little insight into what, we believe, is a great buy, has given you something to consider. The EC-06 chair has an elegant design that will most certainly have a strong presence wherever you place it in your home. The build quality is high and is finished in a nice, subtle leather. You can choose from black, brown or burgundy for the hide color.
Do please bear in mind, the sheer size of this chair before buying, however. It is a bruiser and a heavyweight. If you live in a smaller house or apartment this may not be a viable option to place in your home. It weighs in at a whopping 85 pounds and will take up a large area of space, especially when fully reclined.
But, apart from that, if you go for this chair, we don’t think you will be disappointed.
The massage settings, are easy to control from the touch screen display with many massage options for you to select, either to work separately or combine them together.
A 30-minute session in this chair will leave you feeling refreshed, refueled and revitalized. Your aches and pains will be relieved, leaving you fighting fit to pursue the rest of your day.
We do hope our, Best Massage EC-06 full-body Shiatsu review has been informative in helping you decide if this model is the one for you.
Thanks for reading through with us, until next time, Happy massages!