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Best Massage Chair for the Money Review

In Massage Chairs by Consumer FilesLeave a CommentLast Updated: April 21st, 2021

No matter how you spin it, buying a massage chair is a big investment. So it's wise to spend some time shopping around for the best massage chair for the money.

But here's the deal: Not all massage chairs are created equal. And just because a massage chair is low-priced and seems like a good deal, doesn't mean that it will deliver the quality you expect. That's why we set out to answer the question: "What is the best massage chair for the money?"

What follows are five standout massage chairs that have a high quality-to-price ratio. All of the chairs are "full body" massage chairs made by reputable brands, chosen for their quality of build, selection of features, and positive user reviews. Let's get started with what we feel is currently the best massage chair for the money: the Kahuna LM6800.

Best Massage Chair for the Money - Overall Best

Brown Color, Kahuna LM6800, Small

Kahuna LM6800

PROS

  • Extra long L-Track
  • Three-stage Zero Gravity
  • Space saving recline technology
  • Calf and lumbar heat therapy
  • Foot massage rollers

CONS

  • No 3D massage rollers
  • No built-in music system

OUR VERDICT

Hands-down overall the best massage chair for the money. Has all the most popular features typically found on chairs costing two or three times the price.

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Best Massage Chair for the Money - 2nd Pick

Black Color, Osaki OS4000T, Small

Osaki OS4000T

PROS

  • S-Track
  • One-stage Zero Gravity
  • Dual-action foot rollers
  • Auto leg scan
  • Seat and back vibration

CONS

  • No L-Track
  • More expensive than Kahuna LM6800 with fewer features
  • No space-saving recline

OUR VERDICT

A great all-around massage chair for the money with all the features you need for a comprehensive full body massage.

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Best Massage Chair for the Money - 3rd Pick

Black Color, Titan Pro Executive, Small

Titan Pro Executive

PROS

  • 3D massage rollers
  • Extra long S-Track — 32”
  • Foot rollers with 3 rows
  • Lumbar and knee heat therapy
  • Armrests automatically move with the chair
  • Three-stage Zero Gravity
  • Built-in surround sound speakers

CONS

  • Most expensive chair on the list
  • Not ideal for shorter users

OUR VERDICT

One of the few chairs you’ll find under $4,000 that features 3D rollers. More expensive than others on our list but is loaded with features and comes highly recommended.

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Best Massage Chair for the Money - 4th Pick

Brown Color, Infinity Escape, Small

Infinity Escape

PROS

  • 47” L-Track
  • Quad-head massage rollers
  • Spinal Correction System
  • Foot rollers
  • Heat therapy
  • Space saving recline
  • Most automatic programs of any chair on the list

CONS

  • L-Track limits recline angle adjustment

OUR VERDICT

One of the Infinity’s most well-rounded models at a very attractive price point. The perfect blend of extensive L-Track roller massage and full body air massage, plus a total of 10 auto programs.

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Best Massage Chair for the Money - 5th Pick

Brown Color, HT Wholebody 7.1, Small

HT Wholebody 7.1

PROS

  • Only massage chair manufacturer approved by World Federation of Chiropractic
  • 3D FlexGlide Orbital massage rollers
  • FigureEight CirQlation paddle massage for legs and feet
  • Rotating and retractable legrest
  • Warm air heat therapy

CONS

  • No air massage
  • No arm massage
  • No Zero Gravity

OUR VERDICT

Perhaps the most visually appealing chair on the list. Although lacking air massage, this chair makes up for it with a highly advanced roller system in both the backrest and legrest.

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Brown Color, Kahuna LM6800, Small

Kahuna LM6800

Black Color, Osaki OS4000T, Small

Osaki OS4000T

Black Color, Titan Pro Executive, Small

Titan Pro Executive

Brown Color, Infinity Escape, Small

Infinity Escape

Brown Color, HT Wholebody 7.1, Small

HT Wholebody 7.1

PROS

  • Extra long L-Track
  • Three-stage Zero Gravity
  • Space saving recline technology
  • Calf and lumbar heat therapy
  • Foot massage rollers
  • S-Track
  • One-stage Zero Gravity
  • Dual-action foot rollers
  • Auto leg scan
  • Seat and back vibration
  • 3D massage rollers
  • Extra long S-Track — 32”
  • Foot rollers with 3 rows
  • Lumbar and knee heat therapy
  • Armrests automatically move with the chair
  • Three-stage Zero Gravity
  • Built-in surround sound speakers
  • 47” L-Track
  • Quad-head massage rollers
  • Spinal Correction System
  • Foot rollers
  • Heat therapy
  • Space saving recline
  • Most automatic programs of any chair on the list
  • Only massage chair manufacturer approved by World Federation of Chiropractic
  • 3D FlexGlide Orbital massage rollers
  • FigureEight CirQlation paddle massage for legs and feet
  • Rotating and retractable legrest
  • Warm air heat therapy

CONS

  • No 3D massage rollers
  • No built-in music system
  • No L-Track
  • More expensive than Kahuna LM6800 with fewer features
  • No space-saving recline
  • Most expensive chair on the list
  • Not ideal for shorter users
  • L-Track limits recline angle adjustment
  • No air massage
  • No arm massage
  • No Zero Gravity

OUR VERDICT

Hands-down overall the best massage chair for the money. Has all the most popular features typically found on chairs costing two or three times the price.

A great all-around massage chair for the money with all the features you need for a comprehensive full body massage.

One of the few chairs you’ll find under $4,000 that features 3D rollers. More expensive than others on our list but is loaded with features and comes highly recommended.

One of the Infinity’s most well-rounded models at a very attractive price point. The perfect blend of extensive L-Track roller massage and full body air massage, plus a total of 10 auto programs.

Perhaps the most visually appealing chair on the list. Although lacking air massage, this chair makes up for it with a highly advanced roller system in both the backrest and legrest.

MASSAGE TRACK STYLE

L-Track

S-Track

S-Track

L-Track

S-Track

2D OR 3D ROLLERS?

2D

2D

3D

2D

3D

ZERO GRAVITY (NUMBER OF STAGES)

✓ (3)

✓ (3)

✓ (3)

✓ (3)

FULL BODY AIR MASSAGE

CALF ROLLERS

FOOT ROLLERS

NUMBER OF AUTOMATIC PROGRAMS

6

6

6

10

5

Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair

Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.5

If you’re looking for a massage chair with a ton of the most popular features for the lowest price, don’t pass up the Kahuna LM6800. L-track massage, full body air massage including arms and legs, three stage Zero Gravity, and foot massage rollers all combine in the highly affordable package that is the Kahuna LM6800.

Air Bags, Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair, Front

It's hard to believe that the Kahuna LM6800 costs less than $2,000. It has all the features you'd expect to find on chairs costing two or three times the price. Furthermore, it has been around long enough to earn triple digit positive user reviews on Amazon.

Simply put, if you're looking for the massage chair that offers the highest number of features for the lowest price, the Kahuna LM6800 is it. It's easy to assume that due to its low price, it isn't built to the same standard as more expensive chairs.

However, the Kahuna's 3-year limited warranty covers this which includes all parts, labor, and structural framework — there's not much to lose.

Let's take a look at the features that make the Kahuna LM6800 the best massage chair for the money.

Key Features of the Kahuna LM6800

Yoga and Stretching, Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair, Upper View

The roller system is the cornerstone of any massage chair, and the Kahuna LM6800's is the best you'll find on any massage chair under $2,000.

It's an L-Track system that provides roller massage not only for the back but the buttocks and thighs as well. Dual rollers are mounted to the L-Track performing five unique massage techniques.

The chair's roller system is further enhanced by a computer body scan function that adapts the action and position of the massage rollers to fit the height and shape of each user.

Moreover, the Kahuna LM 6800 is also equipped with a full body air massage system with airbags for the shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet. The airbags perform compression massage throughout the body and are also used to conduct special "Yoga Stretching" programs.

In addition to air massage for the calves and feet, the Kahuna LM 6800 features mechanical foot rollers — a feature typically reserved for more expensive chairs.

Another high-end feature you often don't find on chairs in this price range is space saving recline technology. This allows the chair to fully recline with only a few inches of space between the wall.

Heat Therapy, Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair, Front

Securing its title as the best massage chair for the money, the Kahuna LM6800 has some of the most desirable features discerning shoppers look for in a massage chair — Zero Gravity and heat therapy.

But unlike even the most expensive massage chairs, the Kahuna LM6800 offers three levels of Zero Gravity, each one more reclined than the next. Likewise, it provides heat therapy for the calves in addition to the more typical lower back heat found on many chairs.

The only things you won't find on the Kahuna LM 6800 are 3D massage rollers which offer more control over the intensity of the massage and a built-in music system. Other than those minor features it lacks, the Kahuna LM6800 offers the most bang for the buck of any massage chair we've encountered.

To learn more about the chair, check out our Kahuna LM6800 review where we go into further detail on each of its features, plus compare its the higher-priced and more feature-rich Kahuna Spirit massage chair.


Osaki OS-4000T Massage Chair

Osaki OS-4000T Massage Chair

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.7

One of the most popular models, the Osaki OS 4000 is a user-friendly massage chair loaded with features that deliver an extremely high level of massage quality for the price.

Zero Gravity Position, Osaki OS-4000T Massage Chair, Side View

For a long time, the Osaki OS-4000T remained as the massage chair by which all others were compared. It offers all the features you need in a full body massage chair and to this day is still a great chair for the money.

While it's true that the OS-4000T has been around for a while now and isn't the most advanced massage chair on the market, this actually works to your advantage. As time passes, the price of the Osaki OS-4000T drops.

So if you're simply looking for a reliable massage chair that delivers full body massage, and you aren't worried about having the latest technology, the Osaki OS-4000T is an excellent option.

Let's take a peek at the features of the Osaki OS-4000T.

Key Features of the Osaki OS-4000T

Brown Color, Osaki OS-4000T Massage Chair, Front View

You'll see that many of the same features found on the Kahuna LM6800 appear on the Osaki OS 4000T with a few exceptions. First, the roller system of the OS4000T is an S-Track, located only in the backrest of the chair.

S-Tracks are more common than L-Tracks. And although they don't offer the same amount of massage coverage, they are ergonomically shaped to match the contours of the human spine.

Along with the chair's reliable roller massage system, the Osaki OS 4000T also features full body air massage. It has coverage for the shoulders, arms, lower back, hips, feet, and calves. The arm massagers of the OS4000T are real "top and bottom" airbags that offer more coverage than the trench-style arm massagers found on some chairs.

Like the Kahuna LM6800, the Osaki OS4000T features foot massage rollers in addition to foot air massage. However, the foot rollers of the OS4000T are dual rollers with two rows of spinning rollers whereas the Kahuna LM6800 features three rows of rollers.

True Zero Gravity adds significantly to the appeal of the Osaki OS 4000T and additional features such as seat and back vibration enhance the overall massage experience.

So while the Osaki OS4000T is slightly more expensive than the Kahuna LM6800 and admittedly doesn't offer as many features, it's still a great massage chair for the money and shouldn't be missed.

To learn more about the chair, check out our Osaki OS 4000T review where we go into further detail on each of its unique features.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OSAKI OS-4000T

  • S-Track roller massage.
  • Computer body scan.
  • Zero Gravity.
  • Full body air massage — shoulder, arm and hand, hip, calf, and foot.
  • Dual action foot rollers.
  • Top and bottom arm massagers.
  • Auto leg scan.
  • Seat and back vibration.
  • Full-size control-panel style remote control plus wireless remote.

Titan Pro Executive Massage Chair

Titan Pro Executive Massage Chair

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.6

The best all-around massage chair for home use is the Titan Pro Executive. It has everything you could ask for in a massage chair without breaking the bank — 3D massage rollers, S-Track, full body air massage, Zero Gravity, and a space-saving design.

If you have slightly more wiggle room in your massage chair budget — up to $4,000 — then you should check out the Titan Pro Executive massage chair. Bumping up to this higher pricing tier takes you into a whole new realm of massage chair features that simply aren't found on the lower-priced models. Let's take a look...

Key Features of the Titan Pro Executive Massage

Airbags, Titan Pro Executive Massage Chair, Front View

The Titan Pro Executive Massage Chair is one of the lowest-priced massage chairs to offer 3D massage rollers. In addition to moving up and down and side to side, the 3D massage rollers move in and out up to 4.7 inches — adding a new dimension to your massage. This in and out motion creates variable massage pressure, allowing deep-tissue-like effects to be achieved.

These 3D massage rollers are mounted on one of the longest S-Tracks you'll find on a massage chair in any price range — 32 inches. This "S" shaped track carries the rollers all the way from the neck to the base of the tailbone. The rollers perform five unique massage techniques, and a body scan system is utilized to customize the massage to each user.

Like the previous chairs, the Titan Pro Executive also features a full body air massage system with coverage for the shoulders, arms, hands, buttocks, thighs, calves, and feet.

Further delivering on its promise of being one of the best massage chairs for the money, the Titan Pro Executive features mechanical foot rollers — three rows for each foot.

Additionally, the Titan Pro Executive offers heat therapy for both the lumbar back and the knees. No other massage chairs that we know of offers heat therapy for the knees. Furthermore, this feature is intended to alleviate stiffness that often builds up during exercise or simply standing on your feet all day

Like the Kahuna LM6800, the Titan Pro Executive features three-stage Zero Gravity, making it easy to find a relaxing position to get the most out of your massage session.

Arm Airbags, Titan Pro Executive Massage Chair, Front View

Related to the chair's reclining functions, the armrests of the Titan Pro Executive move with the chair as it reclines to keep your arms in the optimum location no matter what the position of the chair is.

All of the Titan Pro Executive's features are utilized in the chair's six automatic massage programs and can be customized in manual mode. The chair also features a memory option that allows you to save up to three custom manual mode massages for convenient use in the future.

Built-in speakers located in the headrest along with chromotherapy lights on the exterior complete the impressive feature list of the Titan Pro Executive.

Plus, it's a very stylish chair that is sure to look great with a broad range of home decor. So while it's the most expensive chair on our list, it truly is one of the best massage chairs for the money and comes highly recommended if it fits your budget.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TITAN PRO EXECUTIVE MASSAGE CHAIR

  • 3D Rollers.
  • 32-inch S-Track.
  • Three-stage Zero Gravity.
  • Body scan technology.
  • Massage memory function.
  • Mechanical foot rollers.
  • Full body air massage.
  • Lumbar and knee heat therapy.
  • Armrests automatically move with the chair.
  • Built-in speakers.
  • Chromotherapy lights.
  • Pedestal-style remote control.

Infinity Escape Massage Chair

Black Color, Infinity Escape Massage Chair, Left View

Infinity Escape Massage Chair

Infinity Escape Massage Chair

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.8

If you’re looking to get the most for your money, you won’t find a better chair than the Infinity Escape massage chair. With a 47" L-Track, full body air massage, foot rollers, space-saving design, and lots of customization options, when you see the price tag of the Infinity Escape, you might not believe your eyes.

Airbags, Infinity Escape Massage Chair, Front View

Another massage chair that packs a punch for the price is the Infinity Escape massage chair. At just over $3,000, it has all the most popular features and is extremely well-built.

Although Infinity massage chairs have only been in production since 2009, the company has earned a strong reputation for creating thoughtfully designed chairs at highly competitive prices. And there's no better example of this than the Infinity Escape.

Key Features of the Infinity Escape Massage Chair

Aside from the Kahuna LM6800, the Infinity Escape is the only massage chair on our list with an L-Track. This provides 47-inches of massage coverage that extends from the neck, through the backrest, and into the seat of the chair.

The L-Track carries Infinity's signature quad-head massage rollers that conduct five different massage techniques.

Similar to an S-Track, the upper portion of the Escape's L-Track is "S" shaped to match the curves of the spine. Like the previous chairs, the Escape also uses back scan technology to personalize the massage rollers for each user.

Complementing the chair's roller massage system, the Infinity Escape features a full body air massage system with airbags for the shoulders, arms and wrists, lower back, hips and thighs, and legs and feet.

Zero Gravity Position, Infinity Escape Massage Chair, Side View

Aside from performing compression massage, the airbags of the Escape are critical components of the chair's "Spinal Correction System"It uses the airbags to grip the body while the massage rollers move over the back to help make minor alignments to the vertebrae.

You've probably noticed that all the chairs on the list so far have featured mechanical foot rollers — the Infinity Escape has them too. During a leg and foot massage, when using the airbags in conjunction with the foot rollers, they press the feet firmly against the rollers, creating massive relief for the muscles of the feet.

Another key feature of the Infinity Escape is its space-saving design. Thanks to a special recline track design, the chair actually moves forward as it reclines. It significantly reduces the space needed between the chair and the wall to recline fully.

While it doesn't have the handy memory feature found on the Titan Pro Executive, the Infinity Escape has 10 automatic massage programs — more than any other chair on the list. And in keeping pace with the pack, the Infinity Escape features Zero Gravity, making it yet another excellent massage chair for the money.

To learn more about the chair, check out our Infinity Escape massage chair review to find out more details about each of its unique features.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INFINITY ESCAPE MASSAGE CHAIR

  • 47-inch L-Track.
  • Quad head massage rollers.
  • Back scan system.
  • Zero Gravity.
  • Full body air massage.
  • Spinal correction system.
  • Mechanical foot rollers.
  • Heat therapy.
  • Manual legrest extension.
  • Space-saving recline.
  • Handheld LCD remote.
  • 10 auto programs.
  • 5 massage techniques.

Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 Massage Chair

Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 Massage Chair

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.1

The Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair is essentially an upgraded version of the WholeBody 5.1. So all of the features on the Human Touch WholeBody 5.1 massage chair are also on the 7.1, but not all of the features on the 7.1 are on the 5.1.

Chocolate Color, Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 Massage Chair, Front View

As the only massage chair manufacturer recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic for producing massage chairs that provide complementary treatment to back therapies, we couldn't leave a Human Touch massage chair off the list.

Choosing only one Human Touch massage chair was difficult as they are all extremely well-designed and competitively priced. But when it came to pure value, the chair that stood out the most was the Human Touch Wholebody 7.1.

The Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 happens to be the lowest-priced massage chair on our list, and there are a few reasons for that. First, it has considerably fewer features than the other chairs on our list, namely no air massage.

Secondly, it's a massage chair that's designed to look more like a luxury recliner or executive office chair than a full-blown high tech full body massage chair. So while you'll be missing out on some of the "classic" massage chair features, the Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 offers a great value for the money.

Let's see what this chair's working with!

Key Features of Human Touch Wholebody 7.1

Flexglide, Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 Massage Chair, Rollers

Like we mentioned, the Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 massage chair does not feature air massage of any kind. But what it lacks in airbags, it more than makes up for in advanced roller massage technology.

Featuring Human Touch's signature 3D FlexGlide Orbital massage rollers, the Wholebody 7.1 offers one of the most fluid, resistance-free roller massages on the market.

As real 3D rollers that move in and out, the massage intensity of the Wholebody 7.1 is adjustable with three levels of strength available.

Taking roller massage one step further, the Wholebody 7.1 has a special feature called Body Map PRO. It lets you select specific areas on the body in which to experience focused roller massage programs.

BodyMap Pro, Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 Massage Chair, Upper View

In addition to the BodyMap PRO programs, the Wholebody 7.1 features four individual massage techniques and five automatic programs, all of which take advantage of the chair's advanced roller system.

You'll notice that the footrest of the Wholebody 7.1 looks quite different than the footrests of the other chairs on the list — and it is in almost every way. It's an "open toe" legrest that rotates, allowing you to enjoy either a calf massage or foot massage.

Unfortunately, due to the legrest design, it's impossible to enjoy both calf and foot massage simultaneously like you can on most massage chairs. However, this slight set back is made up by the massage mechanisms within the legrest — FigureEight CirQlation massage paddles. These one-of-a-kind rubber paddles move in a continuous wave-like motion up the legs or feet, an action which greatly promotes proper blood circulation.

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Another unique feature we've only really seen on Human Touch chairs is warm air heat therapy. While most massage chairs use heating pads to warm the muscles, the Human Touch Wholebody 7.1 actually projects a steady stream of warm air onto the lumbar muscles. This creates a relaxing sensation like nothing else.

In terms of aesthetics, the Wholebody 7.1 was clearly designed with a fashionable eye. It doesn't have that typical bulky, overstuffed look that is common to massage chairs.

Another key distinction is that the Wholebody 7.1 has a swivel base, making it a great addition to entertainment rooms or other casual settings.

To learn more about the Human Touch Wholebody 7.1, check out our in-depth review article where we go over every feature plus compare it to the even lower-priced Human Touch Wholebody 5.1 — another great massage chair for the money.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HUMAN TOUCH WHOLEBODY 7.1 MASSAGE CHAIR

  • 3D FlexGlide Orbital massage rollers.
  • BodyMap PRO regional massage programs.
  • FigureEight CirQlation calf and foot massage.
  • Warm air lumbar heat therapy.
  • Rotating and retractable leg ottoman.
  • No airbags.
  • 4 massage techniques.
  • 5 auto programs.
  • Handheld remote.
  • SofHyde upholstery.
  • Swivel base.

What is the Best Massage Chair for the Money in 2022?

Chances are, out of the five models we've presented here, at least one of them caught your eye. No matter what your budget, as long as you know where to look to find the best massage chair for the money, you'll walk away with a great deal and a chair that will serve you well for years to come.


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Best Massage Chair for the Money Review was last modified: April 21st, 2021 by Consumer Files