iComfort Massage Chair IC1115 Review
- Ease of Use
- Overall Massage Quality
- Customization Options
- Value for Money
While the iComfort IC1115 will make an excellent massage chair for those specifically wanting back roller massage and lower body air massage, it lacks popular features like zero-gravity, heat therapy, and foot rollers, which we can’t justify at its price point.
There’s little information about the iComfort IC1115 massage chair on the internet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find out what you need to know about this chair.
We’ve gone ahead and done the work for you.
An iComfort massage chair IC1115 review that explains everything you need to know about this chair — its features and what its missing — so you can see if it’s worth your hard-earned money or if there’s a better option out there.
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Features of the iComfort Massage Chair IC1115
Table of Contents
- 1 Features of the iComfort Massage Chair IC1115
- 2 Massage Techniques and Programs on the iComfort IC1115 Massage Chair
- 3 What's Missing on the iComfort Massage Chair IC1115
- 4 iComfort IC1115 Massage Chair Review Final Thoughts
Body Scan with Manual Shoulder Position Adjustments
It’s important to know that the iComfort IC1115 is considered a budget-friendly, entry-level massage chair. So you won’t find all the bells and whistles you find on other, more advanced models. An example of that is the iComfort IC1115 shoulder height detecting technology.
Rather than having a body scan system that uses the rollers to detect the height, shape and shiatsu points, the iComfort IC1115’s limited scan function detects your shoulders only. But on the upside, it offers manual shoulder position adjustments.
So what are manual shoulder position adjustments?
The remote has up and down arrows that let you position the rollers so that they are in line with your shoulders — not too high or too low. This ensures the range of the rollers is based on your unique height. There are five positions to choose from. However, other chairs (some in the same price range as the iComfort IC1115) do more of the work for you.
S-Track with Quad Rollers
Once the rollers are in the proper position, they move along an S-Track that extends from the neck to the tailbone on most users. The rollers are quad which means there are four total, two on each side of the spine. Quad rollers are designed to mimic the wrist movements of a massage therapist.
So you may be wondering… what is an S-Track?
A massage track is the mechanism the rollers move along. An S-Track describes the shape of the mechanism, which is an “S.” An S-Track is the standard type of track on any quality massage chair because it replicated the natural curvature of your spine, which means it works with your shape. Since parts of your back are curved — neck and lower back — an S-Track ensures the rollers keep consistent contact and pressure in these areas.
The rollers are 2D, so they move in two ways: vertically and horizontally. Since they’re not 3D, they don’t move outward which means there’s no way to adjust the intensity or depth of your massage.
Air Massage Technology
In addition to rollers in the backrest, the iComfort IC1115 massage chair features airbags in the seat and ottoman. There are 11 airbags total that treat the buttock, thighs, calves and ankles.
Let’s take a closer look at the areas…
The airbags can be activated all together or in individual areas during a manual massage. And there are two intensities for the airbags.
The iComfort massage chair IC1115 features vibration massage in the seat and calves. The vibration massage uses high-frequency plates that vibrate to stimulate the muscles and the microcirculation, which is the movement of blood through the smallest vessels.
Massage chairs that feature vibration massage typically only offer one strength setting. The iComfort IC1115 massage chair, however, offers three. Of course, you can turn off vibration altogether.
All of the chair’s functions are controlled using a handheld LED remote. The buttons are backlit and clearly labeled, making navigating the settings easy. The LED lights indicate the active functions, including the type of massage, speed and intensity settings so you always know what’s running.
Powered Recline and Ottoman
From the remote you can also control the recline of the backrest and the ottoman. You can adjust each section independently, which gives you greater control over your position in the chair.
The iComfort IC1115 massage chair reclines 170 degrees, so nearly parallel with the ground. And the closer to horizontal you get, the more your own weight holds you on top of the rollers for a deeper, more effective massage.
Massage Techniques and Programs on the iComfort IC1115 Massage Chair
Let’s take a closer look at the massage techniques…
When used in manual mode, each massage technique has three levels of speed adjustment, except for Shiatsu which doesn’t have any. The roller width can be adjusted by three levels from wide to narrow.
Automatic Massage Programs
The iComfort massage chair IC1115 has three automatic programs. These are the pre-programmed massages that come on the chair and require little effort on your part.
Manual Massage Programs
If you’d rather skip the automatic programs and program your own massage — choosing the specific technique and the area to work on — the manual mode options offer more control.
Choose from: Full Back, Partial, or Fixed. Partial focuses the rollers on a zone, while Fixed focuses the rollers on a point. From there, you can choose the technique, speed, and width of the rollers or add vibration and air massage.
What's Missing on the iComfort Massage Chair IC1115
Now that we’ve covered what you will find on the iComfort IC1115, it’s time to look at what you won’t find. After all, our iComfort IC1115 massage chair review wouldn’t be complete without it.
Shoulder or Arm Air Massage
The iComfort IC1115 does not have any airbags in the upper portion of the chair, which means it lacks arm, hand, and shoulder air massage.
This also means the iComfort IC1115 doesn’t offer any sort of full-body stretch program — a popular feature — since it doesn’t have the upper body airbags that are typically used to hold the body in place.
The iComfort IC1115 has an open-toed ottoman which means it lacks foot massage totally. There are no rubber acupressure nodes that stick up into the feet and there are definitely no mechanical foot rollers. However, the tops of the feet do get some treatment thanks to airbags in the ottoman.
A hugely popular feature is Zero Gravity. But the iComfort IC1115 massage chair doesn’t have that either.
In Zero Gravity, the body is positioned such that its weight is shifted to the backrest and the legs are elevated. Here, vertical pressure is removed from the spine and circulation in the lower body is increased. It’s regarded as one of the most therapeutic positions to sit in. Plus, it holds you on top of the rollers for a deeper massage.
Another popular feature missing on the iComfort IC1115 massage chair is heat therapy.
Heat is often used in massage chairs because it dilates blood vessels which increases circulation and the flow of damage-repairing oxygen and nutrients. Heat also sends signals to the brain that actually reduce your perception of pain.
We’d say the lack of popular features is due to the low price, but there are quite a few massage chairs under $2,000 that offer full body air massage as well the other features you won’t find on the iComfort 1115.
If you’re interested in learning more about the features on other budget-friendly chairs, check out our review for the best massage chairs under $2,000 — you’ll be blown away by what you find.
iComfort IC1115 Massage Chair Review Final Thoughts
The iComfort IC1115 delivers a quality roller back massage and air massage for the lower body, but there’s not much else this chair offers.
If you’re looking for a massage chair for those features only, the iComfort IC1115 will deliver.
But if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, we suggest looking elsewhere. Regardless of what you choose, we hope our iComfort massage chair IC1115 review shed some light on this little-known model.
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