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Infinity IT- CB Escape Massage Chair
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Value for the Money
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.
Infinity Escape Massage Chair
Topping the list of best bang-for-the-buck massage chairs is the Infinity Escape massage chair. After looking at this chair from every angle, we are blown away that a chair with so many desirable features could cost only $3,000.
That's totally understandable. To be honest, we weren't sold on this chair right away either. But in this Infinity Escape massage chair review, we'll show you all the little details that make this chair such a great buy.
There's a lot to cover so let's get started!
Features of the Infinity Escape Massage Chair
Perhaps the most defining feature of the Infinity Escape is its L-Track massage system. At 47 inches long, it's one of the longest massage tracks found on any massage chair. A very surprising fact considering the moderate price of the chair.
Not sure exactly what an L-Track is? Let's clear that up real quick.
Chances are, if you've shopped around for massage chairs online or read other massage chair reviews, you're familiar with the more common S-Track. It is the component inside the backrest of a massage chair that carries the massage rollers up and down the back.
In simplest terms, an L-Track is like an extended S-Track. While an S-Track extends roughly from the top of the neck to the tailbone, an L-Track extends all the way into the seat of the chair.
So, with an L-Track, not only do you get a roller massage for your back, but you get it on your hips, buttocks, and thighs as well.
Quad Head Massage Rollers
Mounted to the L-Track of the Infinity Escape is a quad-roller head massage mechanism designed to imitate the feeling of human hands. This roller system is an integral component of the chair's automatic and manual massage programs. It delivers realistic massage techniques like kneading, tapping, knocking, and Shiatsu.
What's particularly interesting about the rollers of the Infinity Escape is that while they are called "quad-rollers" (that is, they have four massage heads), when you take a closer look, you'll see that they actually have six roller heads.
The extra two roller heads are essentially an extension of the bottom massage rollers. While they're easily lumped together as the same unit, they do in fact extend the total massage coverage of the roller system.
Technical jargon aside, the bottom line is that with the Infinity Escape, you can expect a high level of roller massage quality that far exceeds the price of the chair.
Back Scan System
Most mid- to high-end massage chairs these days feature some sort of back scan system. And the Infinity Escape is right there with the best.
Basically, the back scan system of the Infinity Escape measures the height of the user's back using the massage rollers. The scan runs before any automatic massage program begins. Then, during the massage program, the chair automatically adjusts the height the massage rollers will travel on the back while also adjusting the areas the rollers target throughout the massage range. The result is a personalized massage optimized to each individual user.
Zero Gravity Reclining
These days, no premium massage chair is complete without Zero Gravity reclining. With one-touch functionality, the Infinity Escape reclines effortlessly into this therapeutic position, allowing you to deeply relax and unwind to get the most out of your massage.
While the Zero Gravity function of the Infinity Escape is very similar to most chairs offering this feature, it does have one noteworthy quirk:
Due to the chair's L-Track, which essentially binds the backrest and the seat in a fixed position, when the chair reclines into the zero gravity position, the seat automatically tilts back as well. Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing considering most zero-G massage chairs tilt the seat back anyway to shift more body weight to the backrest. But with the seat and backrest connected, you have slightly less control over the angle of the seat.
Full Body Air Compression
Perfectly complementing the L-Track massage system of the chair, the Infinity Escape is decked out with a full body air compression massage system. Unlike roller massage that rubs and kneads the muscles, air massage presses and squeezes the muscles; an action which is known to increase circulation and decrease blood pressure.
Let's take a look at the individual air massage zones of the Infinity Escape:
Shoulder Air Massage
A pair of special airbags are located alongside the upper portion of the backrest. These airbags massage the backs and sides of the shoulders and upper arms while also pinning the shoulders against the chair to help you work on your posture.
Arm and Wrist Air Massage
The armrests of the Infinity Escape are fully lined with thin but powerful airbags that massage the forearms and wrists. These airbags inflate and deflate in a rhythmic wave action to knead and compress the muscles.
Lumbar Air Massage
Large airbags are located in the lower portion of the backrest providing air massage for the lower back. Aside from performing a gentle kneading action, these airbags are used in certain programs to twist and stretch the lower body.
Hip and Thigh Air Massage
Alongside the seat, a pair of 3-layer airbags provides compression massage for the hips and thighs. These airbags also help grip and hold the lower body in place during the chair's stretching functions.
Leg and Foot Air Massage
The ottoman of the Infinity Escape is equipped with many airbags that provide compression massage for the calves, ankles, and feet. The airbags in the footwells also help achieve greater massage pressure against the mechanical foot massage rollers.
Spinal Alignment Correction Function
A unique feature of the Escape and several other Infinity massage chairs is called the "Spinal Correction System." While this isn't an individual program or setting you can select or control, it is integrated into the chair's many massage programs.
Here's how it works:
The airbags in the upper body portion of the chair perform two primary functions: firm shoulder retraction, and lower body gripping and stretching. During a massage program, these two functions are performed while the massage rollers simultaneously move up and down the back, ideally aligning the vertebrae of the spine.
While this won't provide the same level of spinal alignment as a visit to your chiropractor's office, it can help correct minor spinal misalignments.
Mechanical Foot Massage Rollers
Another defining feature of the Infinity Escape is mechanical foot massage rollers. Each foot well of the leg ottoman contains a spinning massage roller with six massage heads — more than almost any other chair on the market!
When the airbags of the foot wells inflate, the soles of the feet are pressed against the foot rollers as they spin and knead the feet. This action provides a deep foot massage and stimulates reflexology points which are thought to bring balance and overall well-being to the body.
Foot roller massage can be added to any automatic or manual massage program of the Infinity Escape.
Adding a cozy touch of heat to the massage experience of the Infinity Escape are built-in heating pads in the backrest. Heat therapy can be used at any time during an automatic or manual massage program.
On the outside panels of the chair's armrests, small LED lights project different colors on the surrounding walls in dimly lit rooms. Using colored lights in this way is known as chromotherapy. Although it doesn't have a direct effect on the physical aspect of the massage, it sets the mood in the room for a relaxing and restorative experience.
Manual Legrest Extension
To help users of various heights get as comfortable as possible, the Infinity Escape features an extendable legrest. By simply pressing the feet into the legrest, it manually extends up to 6 inches. When the legs are removed, the legrest automatically springs back in place.
Space-Saving Recline Track
One of the most practical components of the Infinity Escape — especially for users with small rooms — is its space-saving recline track.
Here's how it works:
When you recline the chair or use the Zero Gravity feature, the chair slides forward as it reclines. This allows you to position the chair only 4 inches away from the wall in order to fully recline. Massage chairs without this special recline track require at least 2 feet of space between the wall, taking up significantly more floor space.
Handheld LCD Screen Remote
As you'll see, the Infinity Escape massage chair has quite a few automatic massage programs and manual mode functions. Thanks to its elegantly designed remote control, selecting and adjusting massage features is incredibly easy.
Unlike most massage chair remotes that have individual buttons for their features, the remote of the Infinity Escape uses an on-screen menu-based navigation system. So instead of thumbing around for the right button, simple arrow buttons are used to access menus displayed on the bright, full color LCD screen.
While all of the chair's features can be controlled through on-screen navigation, the remote also features several quick access buttons to control frequently adjusted functions such as backrest and legrest position, zero gravity, and air intensity.
Massage Programs of the Infinity Escape Massage Chair
Aside from the many excellent components of the Infinity Escape, perhaps the most attractive aspect of the chair is its high number of automatic massage programs and manual mode controls.
Let's take a look...
Automatic Massage Programs
On first glance, it would seem that the Infinity Escape has an average number of automatic massage programs. But when you dig into the remote, you quickly find that in addition to its four auto programs, it features an additional five special auto programs for a total of nine auto programs. Way more than any chair in the price range!
Each of the chair's auto programs performs a unique combination of roller massage techniques and full body air massage. Additionally, heat therapy and foot roller massage can be added to any auto program.
HERE'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE AUTO PROGRAMS AVAILABLE:
4 Auto Programs
5 Special Auto Programs
Quick Relaxation Auto Program
As if nine automatic massage programs weren't enough, the Infinity Escape features an extra easy-access auto program called "Quick Relaxation." It isn't found in the on-screen menu, but instead has its own button on the face of the remote. Simply press the button and the chair immediately begins the massage — a great way to sneak in a quick massage!
Manual Mode Massage Controls
While the auto programs of the Infinity Escape offer a great variety of hands-off massage options, the chair's manual mode massage controls allow you to customize the massage functions according to your needs.
If you ever find yourself aching in a particular spot on your back, the manual mode massage controls give you the ability to focus the massage functions right on that spot for relief.
Let's take a look at what's available...
Manual Roller Massage
As we've mentioned, the L-Track massage system is one of the defining features of the chair. And in manual mode, you have total control over it. The following are the customization options available for the chair's roller massage functions.
The Infinity Escape features five unique massage roller techniques including:
After you've chosen a roller technique, you get to choose where the massage rollers operate on your back.
Here are your options:
Massage Roller Width
Thanks to the advanced design of the roller mechanism, the width of the massage rollers can be increased and decreased. Increasing the width gives you broader massage coverage to reach muscle groups away from the spine. On the other hand, decreasing the width focuses the massage pressure on the muscles immediately connected to the spine.
There are three width options available:
Massage Roller Speed
You can also adjust the speed of the massage rollers. There are four levels of speed available.
Manual Air Massage
In manual mode, you also have complete control over the air massage functions of the Infinity Escape.
Air Massage Position
There are four air massage positions available:
Excluding the Full Body air massage option, the other three positions can be used in combination with one another for a customized air massage experience. For example, you can use the Upper Body and the Legs and Feet options together, without running the Arms and Seat option.
Air Massage Intensity
There are four levels of air massage intensity available. When you increase the intensity, the airbags simply inflate with more air, providing more massage pressure and squeezing power. When you decrease the intensity, less air enters the airbags providing a gentler massage.
One caveat regarding the air massage intensity adjustment is that all of the airbags must be adjusted simultaneously.
Manual Foot Roller Massage
As previously mentioned, manual foot roller massage can be added to any auto or manual massage program. Unlike other massage chairs with foot rollers, with the Infinity Escape, you can adjust the speed of the foot rollers with a "Quick" and "Soft" option.
The final setting to adjust in manual massage mode is the massage duration. The Infinity Escape features a built-in massage timer with three time options: 10, 20, and 30 minutes.
At the end of the timer, the massage features will stop and the chair will restore to its upright position and go into standby mode.
See? We told you there's a lot you can control in manual mode. Now, let's move onto a common query shoppers have when looking at the Infinity Escape...
Concluding Thoughts on the Infinity Escape Massage Chair
If you're shopping for a massage chair under $3,000, you'd be hard-pressed to find higher quality, more capable chair than the Infinity Escape massage chair. With its 47-inch L-Track, full body air massage, and foot rollers among many other features, it provides one of the most comprehensive massages available from a robotic massage chair. Plus, it's easy on the eyes and sure to go great with a wide range of interior designs.