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Looking to Buy a Massage Chair?

At Ogawa, we understand that transparency is very important to our customers, especially when considering the purchase of a high-end healthcare product. We want you to have a better understanding of our massage chairs and how they can help you live a better life! With so many Americans experiencing back pain, high levels of stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders, it is no surprise that more people are turning to massage therapy and massage chairs for the many health benefits that they provide. Through many studies, massage therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for reducing pain, stress, muscle tension, and is also proven to promote an overall sense of well being.

Why Buy a Massage Chair?

There are many obvious reasons to have a massage chair in your home. Most purchase a massage chair to enjoy the many health benefits that it provides. But did you also know that purchasing a massage chair can save you money? That’s right, if you think about it, an average visit to a massage therapist would cost about an average of $60-$120 an hour. If you were to go the recommended 1-2 times a week (you do the math), it can get pretty expensive. However, if you were to purchase a massage chair it could be paid off in just 1 year and every massage after that will be free! What else is even better than saving money? You’ll have the ability to enjoy a massage in the comfort and privacy of your own home. How convenient, to have a daily massage without even having to get ready or even leave your home!

Which Massage Chair Is Best For Me?

Though of course we recommend our massage chairs, we want you to feel confident in your purchase and know for yourself exactly why to buy from us. When searching for the massage chair that will be in your home and that you’ll use daily, you’ll want to consider the various options you have. Below are some of the things that you should think about when looking for a full body massage chair.

What Else Should I Consider?


Before beginning your search for the massage chair to fit your needs it is best to understand the most important features to look for. Below is a list that we have put together to give you a better understanding of these features and the benefits that they provide.

Body Scan Technology

Does the massage chair have body scan technology? Any good quality massage chair will include a body scan program to scan your body for your height, width, and placement in the chair. Each session will then be catered to you and your specific muscle areas.

Massage Techniques

When getting a massage there are several techniques that a professional massage therapist uses, and it is important that the massage chair that you choose has the massage strokes below at the very least: Kneading, Swedish, Tapping, Shiatsu, Clapping and Rolling.

Massage Customization

Can you easily make adjustments to the massage? Does it have settings to adjust the strength and speed of the massage, and the intensity of the massage? Does the massage chair come with removable padding? You should be able to adjust your massage chair in order to be sure that you are comfortable during massage sessions.

Zero Gravity Recline

Zero Gravity technology in a massage chair places you in a position that makes you feel weightless, taking all of the pressure off of your spine, and automatically relaxing your body. Even paying for a massage with a massage therapist cannot give you the added benefits of Zero Gravity, which is why we recommend that your massage chair have this important feature. Read more about the benefits here.

Air Compression Massage

Most full body massage chairs have some type of air compression massage. This is a feature that uses air cells to inflate providing a compression massage. At the very least you want compression for the hamstrings, calves, and feet.

Foot Massage

With so many Americans suffering from some kind of foot pain or soreness it is very important to have a massage chair with a good foot massage. It should have some type of air compression combined with acupressure nodes or foot rollers.

Full Recline

When getting a massage it is very important to be able to have the capabilities to recline your massage chair. This is not only more relaxing, but also allows for a deeper massage. Some massage chairs cannot recline due to the L track shape of the roller path along your back. With an L shaped roller track, you can really only recline in one fixed roller position.

Timer Settings

Most massage chairs are set to do a standard massage of 15 minutes. Make sure that the massage chair has an easy way to add time to you massage or pause your massage session.


The main thing to look for in the warranty is the length of the in-home period. Make sure to find a company that offers at least 1 year of in-home service. More importantly is the reputation of the company, and are they going to be there when you need warranty service.

Reputable Brand

Be sure that you purchase your massage chair from a company dedicated to excellence in both their products and their ability to support you and your new chair after the purchase. There are many companies that pop up every year offering low prices claiming they can beat any price because they are selling direct. Be cautious of these companies and make sure that the company you purchase from has a respectable track record.

Why Ogawa? Our Dedication to Quality and Service

Dedication to Quality

At Ogawa we focus on quality. We design, engineer, and manufacturer of all of our own products. This allows us to keep strict quality controls in place to ensure all of our products are held to the highest quality standards. We not only hold high standards during the manufacturing process, but also with the quality of materials we use. This you can see just by looking at our pictures. Each piece is perfectly stitched and the synthetic leather used is tested to be both durable and beautiful, that’s the Ogawa Difference.

Dedication to Service

While the quality of our product is our goal first and foremost, the quality of our service is not far behind! We take great pride in the support we provide after you purchase your massage chair. We are dedicated to our customers before, during, and after your purchase. Once you buy an Ogawa massage chair, you become part of The Ogawa Family!

Have any Questions?

If you have a question or need a comparison, feel free to give a Massage Chair Specialist a call to find out how an Ogawa massage chair can change your life today.