The world of massage chairs is full of some exceptionally innovative ideas. But rarely do you encounter one that seems to have come out of a research lab at NASA.
The Luraco iRobotics 7 massage chair is packed with features that in this combination are simply not available anywhere else.
If you suffer with back or neck problems, or you lead a stressful work life, then this incredible machine is the ultimate solution. The reason is that it uses body scanning technology to first assess where pressure needs to be applied.
With other types of chairs, they start massaging and you end up having to move around a bit for the rollers to hit the right spots.
Eventually, you mind find the right position, but it’s going to take some trial and error. All at a time when you really want to just switch off, relax or get some pain relief.
To help you decide whether it’s going to be worth the cost of this massager, we’ve put together this highlight of the most important and unique features. You will come away knowing exactly what you have to look forward to.
When you first look at the Luraco massage chair, it doesn’t really look that much out of the ordinary. Yes, it’s quite large with places for your arms and legs to enjoy some kneading.
But what is all the fuss really about?
The absolute first thing we have to mention is that you will get a machine that includes a body scanner. The first time you lay down and turn it on, you just relax for a few minutes and get comfortable.
Over an about 2 minute period the chair will measure your body, identify where your neck and shoulders are all to make sure that pressure is always applied to the right spots.
The result of this is that you don’t have to try and figure out how to position your body for the best possible results, the chair does this for you.
Now you might be wondering: what happens if someone else gets in the chair.
Chances are, that other people in your home will want to have a go as well. And avoid constantly having to rescan, the chair has 5 memory settings. It’s a great way for an entire family to enjoy regular moments of relaxation.
All the different settings and functions can be activated and adjusted from a simple to use touch screen device. If you’ve used a smartphone then you’ll be more than qualified to operate the remote.
And if you want to change settings without moving your hands, then you can take advantage of voice activated commands as well.
Before you go and hit the buy button, keep in mind that there is maximum weight limit of 300 pounds and height limit of 6’7”. If any possible users are close to or above this, then you might need to consider some other options.
On the negative side, we really can speak to much at all. However, the fact that there is only one zero gravity setting is a bit disappointing. Other chairs come with multiple reclines to choose from which is handy for different preferences.
One of the important things you want to be looking at is the massage modes. Most of the cheaper models available will have anywhere from 1 to 4 different modes.
But this iRobotics massage chair boasts with a lot more than that.
In total there are 9 different settings you can choose from:
As you can see there are a ton of different settings to choose from. But it doesn’t stop there. Once you choose the type of massage you have the ability to fine tune it to your liking.
Is the Swedish massage not intensive enough? Then just boost it up a bit. Or maybe the stretch setting is a bit to uncomfortable, then just tune it down a bit.
The more you use the more you will find different settings that you enjoy.
And the great thing is that you don’t have to remember what you prefer.
You simply save the settings under your profile. And when other use it after you, then you simply go back to your profile and choose one of your presets.
It really is the ideal way to share this machine with your entire family. And when you work out how much it would cost for all of you to go for regular massages, then the price tag suddenly doesn’t seem that bad.
This part is one of the hardest to bring down to the main ones. There are so many benefits that you get from owning one of these amazing chairs, but we’ve done our best to try and focus on the most important ones.
We already touched at this above, but we really want to make sure you understand how important this innovation really is. Everybody’s spine alinement and height are different. And when you suffer with back pain, then laying down positions that are comfortable will vary.
The way the scanner works is that you recline into the zero gravity position, and you’ll then feel gentle pressure along different parts of your body. The chair is essentially checking which way your spine is aligned, what height and weight you are.
It will also check for the position of your shoulders and neck.
The result is such a targeted massage that you would believe it was custom made for you. Or an actual human was perfectly targeting your sore areas.
In a way this is comparable to what a chiropractor would do. Obviously, it won’t be as intensive as actual manipulation of the spine and joints. But you will find you get a huge amount of relief from this program mode.
If you regularly visit a chiropractor, then this is a great way to keep the relief from each treatment lasting a little longer. It’s like a little top up you can do at home on a regular basis.
As much as you would like to keep this amazing chair to yourself, you will find that other family members are likely to be queueing up to have a go.
But that results in annoying changes in the set up. Just like getting into your car after someone else drove it and changed all the mirrors.
With the Luraco, you can save up to 5 different personalized user settings. That means you can always jump on the chair and get back to your personal setup in matter of seconds.
For the back massage portion of the rollers, the designers have taken a very unique approach. The S-track roller essentially aligns with the shape and curve of your spine.
With many other chairs you’ll notice intense pressure in some areas like the shoulder. And then little to not pressure around the mid and lower back.
With this unique design, you will enjoy a consistent pressure in all the right places.
To prepare you for what’s ahead and help you decide whether your personal pain and stress points will be targeted, we’ve taken a look at where you will get the best results.
The way the rollers are designed helps to follow your spine and the shape of your shoulders. Whether your slim or have very muscular and broad shoulders doesn’t matter.
The chair will be able to tell and apply just the right amount of pressure.
If you spend a lot of time in an office chair, or do a lot of heavy lifting at work or in the gym, then your neck and shoulders can become very tense. The iRobotics 7 will make a huge difference in these areas, and you’ll feel the tension releasing within minutes.
Many people spend a lot of their days on their feet. Whether you’re a surgeon or a post man, the stresses on your feet and legs can become very painful.
If you regularly feel numbness and even cramps in your feet and calf muscles, then chances are you will be able to make a huge difference with regular massages.
These will relieve the pressure and increase blood circulation which is vital to helping your muscle fibers fully repair.
This is an area where countless people have a lot of problems. Whether it’s just muscle stiffness from working or due to a problem with your spinal disks, having a regular massage will make a huge difference.
The S=track roller will figure out exactly which way your lower spine is curved in order to make sure that the exact right place is targeted. This also helps to avoid any further damage being done by having excessive force applied in the wrong place.
If you suffer with muscle aches and pains on a regular basis then you’ve probably been recommended heat packs on a regular basis. You might even go for a longer hot shower or bath when things get very sore.
Heat is an exceptionally good way to help your body relax, unwind and most importantly repair itself.
Many back pain clinics will also use hot stone massages precisely for that reason. And by applying heat to the right places you can have a highly targeted pain relief.
The iRobotics 7 has a feature built in that will cause waves of heat to be applied in predefined areas of your body. That heat will further relax the muscles and cause blood vessels to expand making the flow of blood easier.
This helps bring more oxygen and nutrients to your muscle tissue and speed up repair and recovery.
Whether you suffer from chronic pain or just sporadic stiffness from your fitness routine, this heat treatment feature will go a long way to help you recover faster.
There are endless ways for you to customize the setup and switch between different combinations. Whether you want 10 minutes of Shiatsu followed by 20 minutes of Swedish massage, or just want to have an hour of relaxation, the choices are endless.
And with the targeted body scanning technique, you can make sure that you always get a safe and precisely targeted massage. The results are incredibly good.
And despite the higher price tag, you’ll save yourself a ton of money from going for regular massage therapy. Of all the chairs currently available, this is the most fully featured one.