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Best Massage Chair Under 2000 Dollars Review

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

In a world of high-priced massage chairs, you may be wondering, is it possible to get high quality without the high price tag? We’re here to tell you: Yes! It’s very possible.

And not only is it possible, we think you can get most (if not all) of the massage chair features you want and stay in your budget. Now if that sounds too good to be true, hold on a second.

We’ve selected four of the best, most affordable, and most feature-rich massage chairs that prove high quality doesn’t have to mean high price. So if you’re ready to see the best massage chair under 2000 dollars, let’s get started!

Overall Best Massage Chair

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Kahuna LM6800

RATING

Pros

Body scan technology

L-Track

Lower back and calf heat

therapy

Space-saving technology

SV-Chiro spine alignment program

Music system

cons

Only available online, no way to test before purchase

OUR VERDICT

With an excellent variety of features, the Kahuna LM6800 is the best overall best massage chair under 2000

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Best 3d Massage Chair

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​Human Touch Wholebody 7.1

RATING


Pros

FlexGlide 3D rollers

Warm air technology

BodyMap Pro

Figure Eight CirQlation paddle massage

Independent intensity adjustments

Stylish design

cons

No arm massage

No air massage

Calf or foot massage, not both

OUR VERDICT

With 3D rollers and for the price, the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 is one of the best massage chairs available

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BEST S-TRACK MASSAGE CHAIR

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​Cozzia 16028

RATING

Pros

Body scan technology

30-inch S-Track

Neck massage pillow

Air massage

One-touch Zero Gravity

Heat therapy for lower back

Seat vibration massage

cons

No arm massage

No shoulder air massage

OUR VERDICT

For the price, the quality and specs of the Cozzia 16028 earn it a place as one of the best massage chairs under 2000

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Best Bang for your buck Massage Chair

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​RelaxOnChair MK-II

RATING

Pros

Body scan technology

Full body air massage

L-Track

Foot rollers

Three stages of Zero Gravity

Heat therapy for lower back

cons

Only available online, no way to test before purchase

OUR VERDICT

One of the best bangs-for-your-buck, the RelaxOnChair MK-II gives you tons of features without a high price tag

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Best Massage Chair Under $2000

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Kahuna LM6800

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Human Touch 7.1

A smaller image of Cozzia 16028

Cozzia 16028

A smaller image of RelaxOnChair MK-II

RelaxOnChair MK-II

PROS

  • Body scan technology
  • L-Track
  • Lower back and calf heat
  • therapy
  • Space-saving technology
  • SV-Chiro spine alignment program
  • Music system
  • FlexGlide 3D rollers
  • Warm air technology
  • BodyMap Pro
  • Figure Eight CirQlation paddle massage
  • Independent intensity adjustments
  • Stylish design
  • Body scan technology
  • 30-inch S-Track
  • Neck massage pillow
  • Air massage
  • One-touch Zero Gravity
  • Heat therapy for lower back
  • Seat vibration massage
  • Body scan technology
  • Full body air massage
  • L-Track
  • Foot rollers
  • Three stages of Zero Gravity
  • Heat therapy for lower back

CONS

Only available online, no way to test before purchase

  • No arm massage
  • No air massage
  • Calf or foot massage, not both
  • No arm massage
  • No shoulder air massage

Only available online, no way to test before purchase

OUR VERDICT

With an excellent variety of features, the Kahuna LM6800 is the best overall best massage chair under 2000

With 3D rollers and for the price, the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 is one of the best massage chairs available

For the price, the quality and specs of the Cozzia 16028 earn it a place as one of the best massage chairs under 2000

One of the best bangs-for-your-buck, the RelaxOnChair MK-II gives you tons of features without a high price tag

Massage Track

L-Track

S-Track

S-Track

L-Track

Rollers

2D

2D

2D

2D

Body Scan

Zero-Gravity

Air Massage

Calf Rollers

(Paddle)

Foot Rollers

Heat Therapy

Automatic programs

6

5

5

4

Massage techniques

5

4

5

5

Winner - Overall Best Massage Chair Under 2000 Dollars: Kahuna LM6800

KAHUNA LM6800 MASSAGE CHAIR

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.5

There’s not much missing on the Kahuna LM6800. It has all the latest features including an L-Track, Zero Gravity, foot rollers, heat therapy, and so much more. For the price, it simply can’t be beaten.

The Kahuna LM6800 is packed with features you rarely, if ever, find on a massage chair under $2000. It has an L-Track, shoulder-to-toe air massage, mechanical foot rollers, and space-saving technology to name a few. It’s this combination of sought-after features and its affordable price that have earned the Kahuna LM6800 our top spot as the best massage chair under $2000.

Let’s take a closer look at the Kahuna LM6800...

Feature Highlights

  • Body scan technology
  • L-Track
  • ​Full-body air massage (shoulders, arms, hands, hips, calves, and feet)
  • ​Six automatic massage programs, including full-body stretching
  • Five massage techniques
  • ​Heat therapy for lower back and calves
  • ​Space-saving technology
  • ​Mechanical foot rollers
  • ​Zero Gravity recline
  • Handheld LCD remote

Body Scan Technology

One should expect body scan technology on any mid- to high-end massage chair, not on ultra affordable massage chairs.

So the fact that the Kahuna LM6800 comes with height-detecting technology separates it from other highly-affordable massage chairs.

Body scan technology is a critical feature on any massage chair, that is, unless you specifically want to adjust the rollers manually. Without it, the range of the rollers is either based on a “standard” height range, or you have to manually adjust the rollers to ensure they’re treating the right areas.

With body scan, a massage chair can detect your height (shoulder location), and depending on the sophistication of the technology, your shape and shiatsu points. This bit of data tells the chair’s rollers how high or low to hit relative to your shoulders.

L-Track

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An image of L track massage system

Another feature you’ll be hard-pressed to find on an affordable massage chair is an L-Track. But the Kahuna LM6800 has that too. So what is an L-Track?

In massage chair lingo, a track is a mechanism the rollers move along. There are two main types: S-Tracks and L-Tracks.

S-Tracks are housed in the backrest of a massage chair. They typically extend from the neck to the tailbone. These are “S” shaped to replicate the natural curvature of your spine.

S-Tracks are the standard track on any mid- to high-end massage chair. This is because their “S” design ensures the rollers keep consistent contact on the curved areas of your back, like the lumbar area.

L-Tracks are housed in the seat of a massage chair. They typically extend from the tailbone to the tip of your thighs — adding 15 inches or more to the roller range. Most chairs that have L-Tracks in the seat also have S-Tracks in the backrest. On the Kahuna LM6800, thanks to its L-Track, you can enjoy roller massage from your neck all the way to your buttock.

Full-Body Massage

Kahuna LM6800 features

While air massage is a common feature on massage chairs, it’s not always available on highly affordable ones — especially for the arms and hands or calves and feet.

But once again, the Kahuna LM6800 breaks the mold by offering full body air massage that treats the shoulders, arms, hands, hips, calves, and feet with compression massage.

On Kahuna LM6800, the air massage works in tandem with the rollers to produce six automatic massage programs. This includes a full-body stretch program called Yoga and a chiropractic-inspired program called SV-Chiro.

Highly-Rated

So you may be wondering, it’s an affordable chair but is Kahuna a no-name brand? Are they reputable? Good question. Let’s take a closer look at the Kahuna company.

Kahuna massage chairs are a division of a larger company called AJX, LLC. The company is incorporated in Buena Park, California. However, their chairs are designed, engineered, and manufactured in China.

Besides Amazon, you can only purchase Kahuna brand massage chairs from the online retailer, GoodPriceWorld, which is another division of AJX, LLC. They have an A- Better Business Bureau (BBB) score, but with only two reviews. However, on Amazon, the Kahuna LM6800 has 4.6 rating with over 150 reviews, 130 of which are verified purchase reviews.

If it weren't for the large number of positive, verified purchase reviews, we too would be skeptical. However, the Kahuna LM6800 has earned the loyalty of discerning users thanks to its quality, variety of features, and attractive price point.

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Best 3D Massage Chair Under 2000 Dollars: Human Touch Wholebody 7.1

Like many massage chairs under $2,000, the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 doesn’t have all the latest and most popular features. But what it does have is compelling enough to have earned the WholeBody 7.1 a place on our list of the best massage chairs for under 2000. Let’s take a look at what makes this chair so compelling.

Feature Highlights

  • 3D FlexGlide technology
  • BodyMap Pro
  • CirQulation technology for calves and feet
  • Warm air technology (heat therapy)
  • Four massage techniques
  • Rotatable and retractable ottoman
  • Chair swivels 55 degrees
  • Handheld remote

3D FlexGlide Roller Technology

Perhaps the most compelling feature on the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 is its 3D FlexGlide technology. In fact, it’s the only massage chair on our list with 3D rollers.

So what are 3D rollers?

3D denotes the number of dimensions in which the rollers move. So in addition to moving up and down and side to side like 2D rollers, the rollers on the WholeBody 7.1 also move in and out. This in and out movement determines how deep the rollers penetrate into your back, giving you a lot more control over the intensity of your massage.

The WholeBody 7.1 takes intensity customization even further by separating the intensity adjustments between the shoulders and lower back. So rather than adjusting the intensity for your entire back all at once, you can independently adjust the intensity for the shoulders or the lower back.

Ok, so you may be wondering, what does FlexGlide mean?

FlexGlide is a fancy way to describe how the rollers move, which Human Touch describes as “the feeling of having a warm oil massage.” With FlexGlide, the rollers glide across the back in an orbital pattern that creates a resistance-free massage — no snagging or catching.

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FigureEight CirQlation Technology

An image showing Figureeight Cirqlation Technology

Another distinguishing feature on the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 is its patented FigureEight CirQlation technology that delivers one of the best calf or foot massages available. 

We say “or” because the ottoman is open-toed, which means you can enjoy a calf or foot massage, but not a calf and foot massage at the same time.

Back to the FigureEight CirQlation technology.

Rather than having airbags inside the ottoman like most massage chairs, the WholeBody 7.1 has paddle massagers made from a rubber-like material.

These paddles move in a wave-like figure eight pattern that begins at the feet and moves upward. This progressive movement moves blood from the feet toward the heart to increase circulation and aid in the removal of stagnant fluids from the area.

BodyMap Pro

Another feature that separates the Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 from the pack of ultra-affordable massage chairs is its BodyMap Pro system. So what is it?

The BodyMap PRO system is a series of massage programs that treat specific body areas. The programs combine the ease of automatic massages with the precision of manual massages. Also, it uses a body image “map” to help you quickly choose “where you want to feel better,” as Human Touch describes it.

On the remote, the body image map displays a picture of a torso broken into various body areas. When you select an area, a seven-minute massage focusing on the area begins.

There are six areas featured on the image: the neck, between the shoulders, below the shoulders, the middle of the back, the lower back to the hips, and the lower back around the spine.

The BodyMap PRO system makes it easy to select where you want your massage to focus without having to go through the process of dialing-in a manual massage.

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Best S-track Massage Chair Under 2000 Dollars: Cozzia 16028

COZZIA 16028

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality:

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.7

The Cozzia 16028 is one of the best massage chairs for under $2,000. Built with high-quality components, including a 30-inch S-Track and full-body air pressure massage system as well as better-than-average massage programs and customization options, it's a well-rounded massage chair that looks great too.

Black, customizable strength, speed and intensity, Cozzia 16028

Cozzia 16028

Loaded with features and the quality users have come to expect from Cozzia, the Cozzia 16028 has earned its place as one of the best massage chairs under 2000. Let’s take a closer look at what’s available on the Cozzia 16028.

Feature Highlights

  • Body scan technology
  • One-touch Zero Gravity recline
  • Air massage with 22 airbags (neck, seat, lower back, calves, and feet)
  • Five massage techniques
  • Five automatic massage programs, including a stretch program
  • Heat therapy for lower back
  • Vibration massage for seat
  • Handheld LCD remote control

30-Inch S-Track

The Cozzia 16028 has a 30-inch S-Track that extends from the neck to the tailbone. S-Tracks typically range from 25 to 33 inches, which means the 30-inch S-Track on the Cozzia 16028 is one of the longer tracks you’ll find.

Air Massage

Another compelling aspect of the Cozzia 16028 is its air massage system. With 22 strategically placed airbags, you can enjoy air massage on your neck, seat, lower back, calves, and feet.

But it’s a unique neck pillow that makes the air massage system on the Cozzia 16028 stand out. The pillow has two airbags that perform compression massage on the neck. Furthermore, the intensity can be adjusted by three levels. This gives you greater control over your massage.

Since the neck is an often undertreated area — especially on ultra-affordable massage chairs — the addition of neck air massage on the Cozzia 16028 is a welcome feature for many users.

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One-Touch Zero Gravity

An image of One-touch Zero Gravity

Another popular feature on the Cozzia 16028 is Zero Gravity. So what is it?

Zero Gravity is a reclined chair position that angles your body such that its weight is shifted to the backrest. At the same time, your legs are elevated at or above your heart for better circulation.

With your body’s weight held by the backrest, the pressure is removed from your spine and muscles, helping you to relax completely.

Zero Gravity also has a massage-enhancing aspect: your body’s weight holds you on top of the rollers for a deeper massage.

On the Cozzia 16028, there’s a one-touch Zero Gravity button that makes getting in and out of the position as quick and easy as possible.


Best Bang-for-your-buck Massage Chair Under $2000: Relaxonchair MK-II

RELAXONCHAIR MK-II

Ease of Use

Overall Massage Quality

Customization Options

Value for the Money

Summary

4.3

With all the components and features necessary for a great massage — L-Track massage, Zero Gravity, and full-body air massage — the RelaxOnChair MK-II Plus delivers a lot of massage power for a low price. Everything on the chair works as it should, and the full-sized remote makes it easy to control and adjust.

When comparing features to features, the RelaxOnChair MK-II is nearly identical to the Kahuna LM6800. Sure, they have a few discrepancies like the space-saving technology and more comprehensive automatic programs on the Kahuna LM6800 (check out our review of the RelaxOnChair MK-II to see the full comparison).

But the fact that the RelaxOnChair MK-II is the most affordable massage chair on our list and has many of the features of the best overall massage chair on our list speaks to just how good of a deal this chair is. Let’s take a closer look.

Feature Highlights

  • Body scan technology
  • Full-body air massage (shoulders, arms, hands, hips, calves, and feet)
  • Four automatic massage programs
  • Five massage techniques
  • Mechanical foot rollers
  • Three stages of Zero Gravity recline
  • Lower back heat therapy
  • Handheld LCD remote

L-Track

Like the Kahuna LM6800, the RelaxOnChair MK-II features an L-Track that extends the range of the rollers into the seat of the chair.

Full-Body Air Massage

The RelaxOnChair MK-II features a robust air massage system that treats the outsides of the shoulders, the arms, hands, hips, calves, and feet.

Foot Rollers

Under the feet in the ottoman on the RelaxOnChair MK-II are spinning mechanical foot rollers that perform reflexology-style massage. The foot rollers work with the airbags in the ottoman to provide one of the most comprehensive foot massages available — in any budget.

The foot rollers are vigorous, so a thick pair of socks comes in handy. Of course, they can always be turned off.

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3 Stages of Zero Gravity

The RelaxOnChair MK-II also has another popular feature: Zero Gravity. But rather than offering one or even two stages of it, the MK-II offers three. That’s right; there are three different Zero Gravity stages to choose from. Each Zero Gravity stage has a different level of recline, with the third stage being the most reclined.


Final Thoughts on Best Massage Chair Under 2000 Dollars Review In 2022

Having a $2,000 massage chair budget used to mean you’d have to compromise on quality or features, but as we’ve shown you today, that’s no longer the case. The four massage chairs on our list break the mold and give you not only popular features, but a quality that your money (and your back) deserves. Regardless of which you choose, we hope our review helped you in your search for the best massage chair under 2000.


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Best Massage Chair Under 2000 Dollars Review was last modified: April 21st, 2021 by Consumer Files