The Massage Chair Comparison
Okay, so let’s do a short comparison between the products, and figure out which one might be the best pick for you.
To be honest, for the average consumer, any of them should really do the job you’re looking for since they both stand above 90% of the rest of the massage chairs in both performance and quality.
It stands between Kahuna, probably the most renowned massage chair company in the world, with the up and comer Relaxonchair, who has just pumped out a couple of great massage chair options.
Relaxonchair, residing in Anaheim, California, was founded by a team of people who sought to create an avenue for easily accessible massage chairs without the high mark up prices of retailers and unreliable sources from stores online.
Since then, Relaxonchair has been FDA approved as a registered medical device and continues to rise on the charts for the best quality massage and offering families nationwide the relief and comfort they deserve.
According to their website, Kahuna is a company that strives to become a true embodiment of ingenuity combined with diligent workmanship. Their company has traveled along the way with massage chairs since 1997. Since then, they’ve achieved top-tier results from product development to distribution with their massage chairs.
Both of these offer the highest quality of zero gravity on the market. More than 3 settings cannot yet be found in any massage chair to this date.
The term zero gravity means that the chair elevates your feet to the exact same level as your heart. This is supposedly minimizing the strain of gravity on your vertebra and helps greatly with both pain-relief and relaxation. Because of the decreased need for blood flow, your heart is also allowed to work less and adding further to the relaxation. It’s actually a cool feeling comparing zero-gravity compared to a massage that doesn’t offer this.
This is not something that divides the quality of the chairs and does not lay any foundation in to which you should pick.
Bear in mind though, that despite the Kahuna LM-6800 has a space-saving feature, the tilt of the zero-gravity function does not in any way impact on the space-saving effect.
L-Tracking Massage System
This is just a fancy way of explaining that the massage nodes provides you with a full L-shaped motion and resulting in a full body massage.
What the Relaxonchair offers is a new feature that they call the BUTTLOCK-L tracking system. This is simply a more in-depth massage for your butt.
This function is usually available in top-tier products. Hi-quality chairs are often equipped with numerous airbags which are excellent for squeezing large muscle groups.
Both the Kahuna LM-6800 and the Relaxonchair MK-2 PLUS come with installed compressor, which inflates airbags, making more pressure on your shoulders, arms, legs and other parts of the body. This method is very popular among therapists. So, once again, chairs are a great alternative.
Some tend to believe that the Kahuna LM-6800’s compression is way too strong around the ankles and that the body-scan function doesn’t account accurately enough for the size of the ankles.
On the other side, the Kahuna LM-6800 has a double-compression function on the shoulders, which is usually the sorest area and the one in most need of pain-relief.
Both of these massage chairs are multi-functional. The programs they offer are customizable, so you can combine different massage styles to treat different areas of your body. Some of the most common massage styles are:
- Kneading – This type of massage combines circular and up and down movements of rollers, focusing on pressure points. A great thing to stimulate your blood flow.
- Shiatsu – This style simulates old Japanese technique which uses fingers to press acu-points. It is a great deep tissue massage which relieves tension.
- Tapping – In this mode, rollers simulate so-called karate chops. It is a great technique to reduce stiffness and relieve muscle tension.
- Rolling – Rollers go up and down along the spine, relieving pressure on both cervical and lumbar vertebra
The Kahuna LM-6800 comes with the innovative ”Yoga” function, which allows your body to be stretched out in a way that any other massage chair hasn’t been able to do before. This is because of the compression-points in the airbags.
This is, of course, very subjective. Both of them can both feel too strong for some, and some complain that they are not strong enough.
Both of them can be adjusted to different sized people, and the body-scan allows for an accurate massage no matter your body size. The best way is to test both of them, since I cannot tell you what you like, and don’t like.
Both of them have 3 years warranty while researching their customer support, I found Kahuna a lot more invested in focusing on a great reputation for customer service than Relaxonchair.
The Kahuna chair also comes with ”White glove service” which includes full installation in your home by the companies workers. This usually adds another week to the delivery because the chair has to be shipped first to a terminal in your area to be picked up by the white glove company. Be cautious, however, so that these employees are not too rough on your floor etc.
Relaxonchair has the standard “curbside delivery” from the massage chair company. Most deliveries are about a week from when the chair is sent from the warehouse. This is usually done the day after the placed order.
I think that many people have misconceptions about the delivery of a massage chair. It is pretty much as a normal delivery and is not as troublesome as one might think.