In a Nutshell:

The Human Touch Sana Massage Chair is a mid-range model with a standard feature set. It offers a nice variety of auto programs and customization options, making it ideal for hobbyists who want to relax and those looking for pain relief.

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Overall Rating



  • Great variety of massage programs
  • Numerous customization options in manual mode
  • Zero Gravity Seating for enhanced comfort
  • Lumbar heat for back pain relief
  • Extensive S/L-track for comprehensive massage
  • Therapeutic foot/calf massage for relaxation


  • Expensive for the features offered
  • No 3D/4D roller system for advanced massage

If you’re looking for a way to unwind, then a massage chair has the cutting-edge technology to make you feel like your best self.

The challenge is finding the right model for your needs since there are so many different ones to choose from, with varying feature sets.

In our Human Touch Sana massage chair review, we look at a popular mid-range model and whether it’ll give you more bang for your buck.

HT Sana Design Overview

The word “Sana” is Latin for “health,” which is what Human Touch embodies with their svelte Sana Massage Chair.

Human Touch is a popular brand amongst massage chair hobbyists, with a reputation for manufacturing comfortable, therapeutic recliners boasting the latest bells and whistles.

But does the Sana live up to the hype? Is it truly the epitome of health?

At first glance, it is an attractive chair with a contemporary design that the top ergonomic recliners sport. Synthetic leather encases the body and comes in multiple colors to match any interior decor.

Human Touch Sana Massage Chair with dark gray PU upholstery and the chair's dimensions when sitting upright

The Sana dimensions are 61″ L x 29″ W x 45″ H, weighing 207 pounds. These numbers are typical for a massage chair, though. Just be prepared for some heavy lifting and have a spacious spot for it in your home.

Some may worry about how big the Sana chair is when fully reclined. Human Touch incorporated space-saving technology that gives it 4” of clearance from the wall.

It is definitely above average for space-saving, with the top recliners offering 5” or less clearance.

The Sana chair does have an extendable footrest, allowing users up to 6’3” tall to fit comfortably without feeling constrained. The only thing we didn’t like about the footrest is that it’s manual instead of automatic.

Manual isn’t a big deal, but it means more work than you might want to do when you’re trying to relax!

Another small drawback is that the Sana chair only accommodates a max weight capacity of 285 pounds. It’s built to hold average body types, so larger body types may have to look elsewhere for their dream chair.

One more thing we want to touch on before diving into the features is the price. At around $3,000, the Sana chair is considered mid-range.

As we get deeper here in our Human Touch Sana massage chair review, you’ll see that what it offers is pretty standard. Some chairs do more for less money.

Bear in mind that Human Touch is a brand favorite in the massage industry, so you can rest assured you’re getting a high-quality, reliable recliner.

But for those on a budget, don’t feel disheartened. There are plenty of other fine choices out there at more affordable prices.

Human Touch Sana Full-Body Massage Chair Features

Are you excited to see what the Sana massage chair can do? Let’s get started!

S/L-Track + 2D Roller System

Illustration of a woman sitting on the Human Touch Sana Massage Chair cream variant and the SL track system

To kick off the features, we’re starting with the most important feature of all: the massage track and roller system.

These are the beating heart of the massage chair, and the technology utilized determines the quality of the massage.

So, does Sana pass the test?

Well…yes and no.

It features an extensive S/L track, which is the best type of track on the market. It is a fusion of the classic S-track that follows the natural curve of the spine and the L-track that extends underneath the seat to reach the thighs and glutes.

However, we were slightly disappointed that it has 2D rollers. It is the simplest roller system that moves up and down along the track and side to side.

For the high price, we were hoping to see 3D or 4D rollers, which is the industry standard. These rollers can accomplish what 2D can, except they also move away from the track (in and out).

It is crucial because it feels more life-like, and that’s what a massage chair should always strive for. With 3D/4D rollers, you get a deep tissue massage that feels like real human hands kneading away at the tightness.

Unfortunately, 2D just can’t compare! Human Touch dropped the ball a little bit here.

Zero Gravity Seating

Human Touch Sana Massage Chair gray variant in zero gravity recline with the legports elevated slightly above the heart

If you love Zero Gravity Seating, you’ll be happy to know that the HT Sana reclines to this magical position.

But why are people raving about Zero-G seating?

When reclined at this particular angle, the legs are elevated above the heart, and gravitational pull is fully released from the spine, muscles, and joints.

It relieves back pain and tension as the vertebrae decompress. Add in the deep kneading of the back rollers with lumbar heat, and you’ve got a recipe for therapeutic bliss.

The Sana chair only has one position, and we don’t want to gripe too much. But we have to say it—we expected 2-3 positions for the price.

This is a minimal complaint, though, as one position is enough to give people with back pain a chance at real relief.

Lumbar Heat

Human Touch Sana Massage Chair with dark gray PU upholstery and the heating system in the lumbar area

Heat is always a welcome addition to any massage chair, and thankfully, the Sana recliner has dual heating pads in the lower back.

It further boosts the therapeutic value for people with back pain, melting the tension and soreness that can occur after hours of sitting at a desk or driving a vehicle.

Bear in mind that there is only one temperature setting, so if it’s too hot or not hot enough for you, there’s no way to change it.


The Human Touch Sana massage chair has a nice entertainment center that allows users to completely disconnect from the world as they enjoy their massage.

Built-in Bluetooth speakers give you the freedom to play your own music, while the nifty USB charging port ensures your battery will never run low.

A convenient pocket holds the remote, which we found to be user-friendly with a large, clear LCD screen.

It’s easy to navigate, but Human Touch supplies an easy-to-read user manual if you do run into confusion.

Human Touch Sana Full-Body Massage Chair Massage Programs

Human Touch Sana Massage Chair's remote control with a small LCD screen and buttons

This is the area where Human Touch shines, with a collection of creative, effective massage programs and a manual mode that give users plenty of fun to keep them enticed for a long time.

Nine auto programs are thoughtfully put together to target specific areas of the body or help you relax in different situations.

These are the auto programs:

  • Tension Relief: This massage treats the neck and shoulders to a tantalizing, tension-relieving massage.
  • Performance: Whether you have a big work meeting coming up or a school project, this less intensive air massage will revitalize and invigorate your body and mind.
  • Energize: This program is designed for the morning to help you wake up and feel productive.
  • Recovery: Feeling sore after your workout? This program combats soreness from the neck down to the glutes and thighs.
  • Stretch: A fan favorite, this program gently stretches the muscles to improve flexibility.
  • Full Body: This is a traditional full-body massage experience.
  • Upper Body: This program focuses on the upper body.
  • Lower Body: This program focuses on the lower body.
  • Demo: This program gives users a narrated demo of Sana’s features.

You can choose from six techniques to create your own program in manual mode. It includes kneading, tap touch, percussion, Shiatsu, rolling, and audio sync (synchronizes massage to music played on your smartphone or tablet).

Human Touch gives users plenty of freedom to adjust the massage settings, customizing the back massage mode, focus, roller width, and speed.

The focus mode lets you choose precisely where you want to be massaged, whether you want full-body, a specific area of the body, or a single spot.

You can choose between 10, 20, or 30-minute durations, which is a nice touch that you don’t see with many models.

Air Massage

Human Touch Sana Massage Chair gray variant and its airbags at the shoulders, arms, and back

Human Touch calls this program the Cloud Touch Air Massage, treating users to a full-body air compression massage administered with inflated airbags.

Air massage is common across the market, delivering a relaxing massage that feels less intense than deep tissue—hence the name “Cloud Touch.”

It’s a nice change when you aren’t feeling the rollers. Compression is shown to loosen tension, facilitate blood flow, and relieve stress.

What we like about the Human Touch Sana full-body massage chair’s air massage that we don’t see with many models is how you can independently control the areas where you want compression.

There are three options for full body, arms, and foot/calves. You can adjust the intensity with five levels.

Foot/Calf Massage

Human Touch Sana Massage Chair gray variant and its footrest elevated above the heart

Human Touch also did a good job with the foot/calf massage by going all out with foot rollers, airbags, and calf rollers—a rarity!

This gives people who suffer from chronic foot pain a chance to enjoy some relief, especially if their job requires them to stand for long hours.

Some Human Touch Sana reviews complained that the rollers could sometimes feel intense, but this is preferential.

Human Touch did take this into account, though, with special fabric soles that can be removed or replaced in the footwells to finetune the intensity of the rollers to your liking.

One thing would’ve made the foot/calf massage even better: heated foot rollers! But honestly, this is a superb setup, and we were quite pleased with the performance.

Human Touch Sana Full-Body Massage Chair Pros vs. Cons


  • Great variety of massage programs
  • Manual mode offers numerous customization options
  • Zero Gravity Seating
  • Lumbar heat
  • Extensive S/L-track
  • Therapeutic foot/calf massage


  • Expensive for what you get
  • No 3D/4D roller system

We’ll go ahead and just say it—the Sana massage chair is expensive for what it has to offer. At best, it’s a standard massage chair with a limited feature set you can find for a lower price with other models.

What you’re paying for here is the quality and the innovative massage programs, especially the stretch and foot/calf massages.

Human Touch is a brand that is known for its comfortable, therapeutic recliners that last for years.

With that being said, the Sana does offer an array of popular features, such as lumbar heat, Zero Gravity, and air massage.

But we were disappointed that you get a 2D roller system instead of 3D/4D rollers for the price. It is a substantial drawback in our book, as the roller system determines how life-like a massage feels.

Overall, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed in the quality implementation of the features, and we love that Human Touch provides plenty of customization to personalize your massage experience—a huge plus for any chair.

We recommend the Human Touch Sana Massage Chair for…

  • People who suffer from back pain
  • People who suffer from foot/calf pain
  • Hobbyists who want a comfortable, reliable chair to help them relax

HT Sana Massage Chair Warranty

Human Touch offers a stellar 5-Year Limited Warranty from the date of purchase. You can read the fine print here.

Comparable Products

Osaki OS-Pro Alpina Massage Chair

Recommended For: Casual and hobbyist users who are fine with 2D rollers and some really cool technologies.

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The Alpina offers a slightly different massage experience but with the same 2D roller system. There are cool extras, such as a touchscreen tablet to control the chair, an industry-standard S/L-track, and 12 auto programs. Best of all, this model costs considerably less than the Sana.

Kahuna SM7300 Massage Chair

Recommended For: Taller and wider built users. However, for the price, it lacks features like 3D rollers and massage intensity settings.

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For around the same price, the SM-7300 gives users the 3D roller system that feels like real human hands kneading deep into the tissue. This chair also comes with a subliminal stretch program and nine auto programs. The SM-7300 accommodates up to 320 pounds, making it ideal for larger body types.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0

Recommended For: Anyone. It appeals to such a broad share of the market, making it a great choice for hobbyists and chronic pain sufferers alike.

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This Human Touch model costs around the same price as the Sana but with a sleeker, compact design and an innovative Smart 3D Massage Engine that delivers a rejuvenating, healing massage. It also features patented Warm Air Technology—a feature we’ve never seen before.

Human Touch Sana Massage Chair Review Conclusion

Human Touch is a brand with years of experience in the massage chair industry. The innovation and creativity put into their technology and massage programs make them one of the favored brands on the market.

To conclude this Human Touch Sana massage chair review, you can expect the same quality and comfort with the Sana recliner, which will probably suit the needs of hobbyists and people who want pain relief.

But we feel that this model is expensive for its features, so if you’re on a budget, rest assured that there are plenty of other models that offer a similar feature set for less.

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