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Cozzia Massage Chair EC 618
Cozzia EC 618 Massage Chair
Ease of Use
Overall Massage Quality
Value for the Money
The Cozzia EC 618 is expensive, but is extremely easy to use, offers excellent overall massage quality, and has a wealth of customization options. A highly-recommended chair if you have more than $5,000 to spend on a massage chair.
The Cozzia EC 618 is a high-end massage chair loaded with advanced technology and made by a company known for creating well-designed products of exceptional quality. But take one look at the price tag of this chair, and you might be wondering:
Is it really worth that much?!
We were skeptical too. That's why in this Cozzia EC 618 massage chair review, we take a deep-dive into the features and massage programs that make this chair the top-shelf offering that it is. But first, a note on the chair's price.
Cozzia EC 618
Cozzia EC 618
Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber
3D massage rollers
Body scan system
Full body air massage
Number of airbags
Shoulder air massage
Arm air massage
Calf and foot air massage
Wheel kneading foot rollers
Dual action foot rollers
2 stage Zero Gravity
Headrest LED lights
Side panel LED lights
Control panel remote
Auto-shutoff with power surge detector
Number of massage techniques
Number of automatic massage programs
Manual massage programs
Cozzia EC 618
Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber
- 1 Cozzia EC 618 Massage Chair
- 2 Cozzia EC 618 Price
Features of the Cozzia EC 618B Massage Chair
- 3.1 S-Track Massage
- 3.2 Auto Body Shape Detecting
- 3.3 3D Massage Rollers
- 3.4 One Touch Zero Gravity
- 3.5 Full Body Air Pressure Massage with Shoulder and Arm Massage
- 3.6 Wheel Kneading Foot Massage
- 3.7 Seat Vibration Massage
- 3.8 Lumbar Heat Therapy
- 3.9 Headrest Multi-Color LED Light
- 3.10 Built-In Speakers with MP3 Input
- 3.11 Bottom Wheels
- 3.12 LCD Remote
- 3.13 Auto Shutoff and Power Surge Detector
- 4 Massage Programs and Techniques of the Cozzia EC618
- 5 Massage Chair Comparison: Cozzia EC-618 vs. Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber
- 6 Cozzia EC 618 Warranty
- 7 Cozzia EC 618 Massage Chair Review - Conclusion
- 8 Other Products to Consider
Cozzia EC 618 Price
The Cozzia Massage Chair 618 hits the shelf with an MSRP of $5,699.99. Now, depending on where you shop, you might be able to find the chair at a discounted price. But still, the chair is among the highest-priced massage chairs on the market.
Let's take a look at its features to see if lives up to the price.
Features of the Cozzia EC 618B Massage Chair
Further enhancing the massage capabilities of the 3D rollers, the Cozzia 618 features an S-Track that carries the rollers from the neck to the tailbone. The "S" shape of the track accommodates the curves of the human spine, allowing the rollers to maintain consistent pressure throughout the entire length of the back — no weak spots!
Auto Body Shape Detecting
Taking the roller system to the next level of customization and massage precision, the Cozzia EC 618 features an auto body shape detecting system. This technology is found in many other high-end massage chairs and is commonly referred to as "body scan technology."
It works like this: The massage rollers of the chair are controlled using a microcomputer. When a massage program is activated, the massage rollers move up and down the back to measure and map the user's body shape. Then, the chair is programmed to automatically adjust the position and movement of the massage rollers during the massage program to contact specific acupressure points on the back.
By default, the chair's body scanning and corresponding roller adjustments are performed automatically. However, the position and height range of the massage rollers can be manually adjusted using the remote for fine-tuned control.
3D Massage Rollers
Perhaps the most defining characteristic of the Cozzia EC618 is its 3D massage roller system. Here's why these special rollers are so significant:
In fact, the 3D rollers of the Cozzia EC618 can extend up to 3 inches out from the chair during certain massage techniques. The further the massage rollers extend from the chair, the stronger the massage pressure. As we'll cover later, this action can be controlled and adjusted to match your preferred massage pressure.
Most massage chairs use 2D massage rollers that only move up and down and side to side. 3D massage rollers, however, move in and out as well. This additional "dimension" of movement allows the rollers to actually press into the muscles of the back with force instead of merely rubbing across the muscles.
In addition to being 3D, the EC618's massage rollers feature a twin design, comprised of two rollers on each side of the roller track. This design is intended to mimic the feeling of human thumbs pressing into the back along both sides of the spine for a more realistic massage.
So if you're the kind of person who likes an intense, deep tissue-like massage, you'll appreciate the 3D rollers of the Cozzia EC 618.
One Touch Zero Gravity
These days, no high-end massage chair is complete without Zero Gravity recline. Thanks to the chair's fully powered, automatic and independently adjustable backrest and footrest, the Cozzia EC 618 easily descends into the Zero Gravity position.
In this highly therapeutic position, the backrest is lowered until nearly parallel with the floor. Furthermore, the legs are elevated slightly higher than the heart. The seat also tilts back, shifting more body weight to the backrest of the chair.
In the Zero Gravity position, all your body weight is supported by the chair in the most efficient way possible, reducing stress and tension to induce deep relaxation. Best of all, with the Cozzia EC 618, getting into the Zero Gravity position is done with a single press of the "ZG" button on the remote.
Full Body Air Pressure Massage with Shoulder and Arm Massage
Serving as the perfect complement to the 3D roller system, 46 airbags throughout the Cozzia EC 618 provide full body air pressure massage. The airbags are positioned to massage essential body parts including the neck, back and seat, calves and feet, and perhaps the most noteworthy, the shoulders and arms. Airbags on both sides of the upper backrest inflate and squeeze the shoulders, providing compression and gentle kneading massage while fulfilling an important role in the chair's stretch programs.
The armrests of the Cozzia Ec 618 are lined with airbags that completely envelope the forearms, wrists, and hands. Similarly, the airbags that line in the leg ottoman squeeze the calves and feet, performing compression massage while also assisting in the stretch programs.
The air pressure system of the Cozzia EC618 is fully utilized in the chair's automatic massage programs, which you can activate with more control in the chair's manual massage programs. During any of the programs, you can adjust the intensity of the air pressure with five incremental adjustments available.
Wheel Kneading Foot Massage
Another unique feature often skimmed over in Cozzia EC 618 reviews is the set of wheel kneading foot massage rollers in the chair's footrest. These rollers perform what's known as "Thai Gua Sha" massage on the soles of the feet.
Traditionally, Gua Sha involves scraping the soles of the feet with a particular wooden instrument. The foot massage rollers of the Cozzia EC 618 imitate this technique mechanically, giving you the luxury of a time-tested foot massage modality any time you'd like.
Seat Vibration Massage
In the seat of the Cozzia EC618, a vibration plate delivers vibration massage to the muscles of the buttocks and thighs. The vibration is very subtle and helps calm and soothe the nerves, helping you relax and get comfortable quickly.
Lumbar Heat Therapy
Two heating pads in the lower portion of the backrest treat the lumbar muscles and spine with a soothing warmth. The chair's heat therapy function can be added to any massage program and is ideal for times when you have sore muscles or excessive tension in the lower back.
Headrest Multi-Color LED Light
Although not directly related to the massage capabilities of the chair, a unique feature of the Cozzia EC 618 is a pair of LED lights in the headrest. The lights emit soft beams of colored light — blue, red, or green — so that when you relax your head back, you get surrounded in a peaceful atmosphere of color.
The use of color for therapeutic purposes is often referred to as "chromotherapy." Many different massage chairs on the market feature chromotherapy lights, but most have the lights on the outside panels of the chair. With the lights inside the headrest, it creates a much more immersive experience.
Built-In Speakers with MP3 Input
Also in the headrest are a pair of high-quality built-in speakers. An MP3 input allows you to connect your smartphone or iPod and play your favorite tunes through the speakers to help you relax and enjoy your massage.
Under the base of the chair, you'll find a set caster wheels. These allow you to tip the chair back and roll the chair across the floor, making moving and repositioning the chair much easier.
The remote of the Cozzia EC618 is handheld and convenient, not too big, not too small. It has an LCD screen with a clear picture that shows you all the massage programs and settings active on the chair.
Plus, a body diagram that shows the air massage zones and roller positions in use. All of the buttons are clearly labeled, and the remote is very simple to learn and use.
Auto Shutoff and Power Surge Detector
As an added safety feature, the Cozzia massage chair EC 618B is equipped with an auto shutoff device. It's triggered if there's a power surge or sudden increase in temperature or pressure, automatically powering off the chair. While you hope this feature goes unused, it's always nice to have as a backup to protect the chair from internal damage.
Now that we've covered the chair's components that make a great massage possible, let's check out how the chair puts them to work.
Massage Programs and Techniques of the Cozzia EC618
One of the distinguishing factors between low-priced chairs and high-priced chairs is the variety and customization of their massage programs and techniques. And since the Cozzia EC 618 is priced so high, it should be expected that it has a great selection of massage programs and customization features.
8 Automatic Massage Programs
The automatic massage programs of the Cozzia EC 618 offer a quick and convenient way to hop in the chair and immediately enjoy a massage. Using a combination of roller massage and full body air massage, the chair offers the following eight automatic programs:
The auto-massage programs can be enjoyed either in the chair's upright position, with the backrest reclined, or all the way back in the Zero Gravity position. When you start an auto program, the body scan initiates and adjusts the rollers to your body shape. You also have control over the intensity of the airbag massagers.
If you want more control over your massage, however, a manual massage program might suit you better.
Manual Massage Programs
It's true that running a manual massage program with the Cozzia EC618 requires more user input than an auto program, but the immense level of customization is worth the effort. No matter how you're feeling, you can adjust the settings of the chair to accommodate your massage needs perfectly.
Here's a quick overview of the process of setting up and customizing a manual massage program:
- Choose a massage technique. The chair offers six unique roller techniques that take full advantage of the chair's 3D rollers. Select from kneading, Swedish, tapping, shiatsu, clapping, and rolling
- Adjust roller strength. When using the kneading (no other techniques) the strength of the massage rollers can be customized with five levels of adjustment. This means that the higher the level, the more the rollers extend outward from the chair, resulting in more massage pressure.
- Adjust roller speed. When using the tapping, clapping, Swedish, and shiatsu techniques, the speed of the massage rollers can be customized with five levels of adjustment available.
- Adjust roller width. When tapping, clapping, shiatsu, or rolling techniques are selected, the width of the rollers can be customized with three levels of adjustment available — narrow, medium, and wide.
- Choose full back, spot, or partial. By default, when you select a massage technique, the massage rollers will perform the technique across your entire back (full back). But, you also have the option to use the technique on the spot or partial mode. In spot mode, the rollers massage a single point on your back, which you can move as often as needed using the arrow buttons on the remote. In the partial mode, the rollers massage a small zone on your back which can also be moved using the arrow buttons.
- Choose air massage zones. If you'd like to enjoy air massage along with roller massage, you can select one or all of the air massage zones: shoulders, back and seat, arms and hands, calves and feet.
- Adjust air intensity. The intensity (strength) of the airbags can be customized with five levels of adjustment available. However, making an intensity adjustment changes the intensity for all the airbags simultaneously. For example, if you only want to intensify the arm air massage, the calf and foot air massage will increase as well.
- Add foot roller massage. Activate the wheel kneading foot rollers to bring relief to the soles of your feet. When used in conjunction with foot air massage, the airbags press the feet onto the rollers firmly, providing a more invigorating massage for the feet.
- Add seat vibration, heat therapy, LED light chromotherapy, and music. All these extra features can be activated at any time during a manual massage program to complete the massage experience. When you're ready to end your massage, just press the power button on the remote, and the chair will return to the upright position, ready for next time.
Separate from the automatic and manual programs, the Cozzia EC 618 features a special program called "Zig-Zag." Think of Zig-Zag as a stretching program in which the airbags throughout the chair inflate and deflate at various intervals to effectively twist and stretch the body. It's a great way to conclude a massage session.
Massage Chair Comparison: Cozzia EC-618 vs. Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber
Now that we've seen what the Cozzia EC-618 has to offer, let's see how it stacks up to one of its direct competitors — the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber.
About Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber
Like the Cozzia EC 618, the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber is a high-end massage chair that incorporates advanced technologies at every turn. It's also one of the pricier massage chairs on the market, and one of the most deluxe chairs made by Osaki.
In terms of features, the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber keeps pace with the Cozzia EC 618, and at first glance at the spec sheet, the two chairs seem almost identical.
They both share core massage components like 3D massage rollers, S-Track, body scan system, Zero Gravity, full body air massage, shoulder and arm massage, calf and foot massage, and foot rollers. They also share similar minor features like heat therapy, built-in speakers, and LED chromotherapy lighting.
But even though the chairs are so similar, there's enough of a difference between the two that you should take a closer look at the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber before making your buying decision on the Cozzia EC 618. Let's see.
Wheel Kneading Foot Rollers vs. Dual Action Foot Rollers
Both massage chairs feature mechanical foot rollers but of different designs. While the Cozzia EC618 uses wheel kneading foot rollers that perform Gua Sha massage, the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber uses dual action foot rollers that provide a more conventional reflexology-based foot massage.
Handheld vs. Control Panel Remote
Although both chairs have many of the same auto and manual massage programs and customization options, their remotes are quite different.
Unlike the handheld remote of the Cozzia EC 618, the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber uses a much larger, control panel-style remote with a five-inch screen and buttons for everything.
Zero Gravity vs. 2 Stage Zero Gravity
When it comes to total relaxation, the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber has a slight advantage over the Cozzia with 2 stage Zero Gravity instead of only 1 stage.
With 2 stage Zero Gravity, you can choose only to recline half way (stage 1) while still gaining the benefit of proper weight distribution for spinal decompression and muscle relief. Plus, you can still use stage two to recline all the way back into the full Zero Gravity position.
46 vs. 36 Airbags
One major difference between the two chairs is that the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber has ten fewer airbags than the Cozzia EC 618 for a total of 36. While the two chairs offer air massage in all the same locations, the Osaki features a different airbag design that results in the same overall air massage coverage but with fewer bags. In terms of massage performance, there is little difference, but you might find that the Osaki operates more quietly as fewer airbags require fewer air pumps.
Headrest LED Lighting vs. Outer Chair Lighting
Both the Cozzia and Osaki offer chromotherapy LED lights but in different locations. As mentioned, the Cozzia has its lights inside the headrest which provides more direct exposure to the soft lights for a more immersive and ambient experience.
The Osaki, however, has its lights on the outside panels of the chair. The lights are designed to radiate on surrounding walls in dimly lit rooms to create a peaceful environment. While this is a nice touch, it isn't as powerful as the close-up lights of the Cozzia.
8 vs. 9 Auto Programs
If you value the convenience of auto massage programs, the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber has a slight advantage over the Cozzia with a total of nine auto massage programs.
Which Chair is Better?
It’s hard to say which is better. Unfortunately, that may make your buying decision more difficult. But fear not. Both the Cozzia EC 618 and the Osaki OS-3D Pro Cyber deliver exceptionally high-quality massages, and you'd likely be happy with either. Their few differences are minor and boil down to personal preference.
Keep in mind, that if you're planning on spending over $5,000 on a massage chair, the world is your oyster. You have a ton of options available, and with a little searching, you can easily find a chair that fits your needs perfectly — but if you're ready to buy now, the Cozzia EC 618 is an excellent choice!
Cozzia EC 618 Warranty
One of the last factors to consider when reviewing the Cozzia massage chair EC 618 is its warranty. And luckily, it's above average — 2-year coverage on parts and 1-year coverage on in-home repairs and service! For more specifics on the chair's warranty, please check out the Cozzia EC 618 manual:
Cozzia EC 618 Massage Chair Review - Conclusion
If you have a sizable budget for a massage chair and want a chair that essentially does it all, we highly recommend the Cozzia EC 618. With 3D massage rollers, full body air massage, great massage programs and customization features, and cool extras like LED lights and built-in speakers, the Cozzia EC 618 gives you everything you need for comprehensive massage therapy from head to toe.
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Sources and Official Brand Websites
- Cozzia, Official Brand Website.
- Osaki, Official Brand Website.
- A Critical Analysis of Chromotherapy and Its Scientific Evolution, NCBI.
- Massage Chairs for Pain Relief, Spine Health.
- Heat Therapy Benefits: An Effective Way To Relieve Pain, Nature Creation.