Personalization is a significant factor in massage chairs, as each person has needs and preferences that must be catered to. If a massage chair doesn’t allow adjustment of its settings, it can ruin the experience. Rather than feeling relaxed, you might get uncomfortable, and instead of feeling better after the treatment, your condition might worsen.
In order to customize your massage chair session, controllers are used. The type depends on the model, but the most common are the side panels, remotes, and tablets.
The side panel is ideal if you don’t want to get up to make adjustments during the session. Meanwhile, the remote generally allows more options than the side panel.
On the other hand, tablet controllers are easier to use. This is because the screen is wider, allowing the user to see the options in the settings more clearly. The icons in the side panel and remote can also be confusing at times, but that’s not the case with tablets. Usually, there are captions below the icons so that users won’t confuse the functionality. However, not all massage chairs come with tablet controllers yet.
Original Price: $5,999
Discounted Price: $4,999
One example of a massage chair that uses a tablet is the Titan Jupiter LE Premium Massage Chair. It can be turned on through the power button on top. Afterward, you can choose the program you want by touching the screen. Ten automatic massage modes will be flashed, from which you can choose.
The available courses are Vitality, Senior, Power, Recovery, Pain Relief, Burmese Massage, Sleepy, Blood Circulate, Waist Massage, and Stretch. Each focuses on delivering different health benefits and lasts for 20 minutes. Besides these, there are also six manual massage styles. These are the Knock, Tap, Knead, Shiatsu, Knead and Knock, and Knead and Tap.
The tablet remote isn’t the only good thing about the Titan Jupiter LE Premium Massage Chair. It’s one of the latest releases of its brand, which is why it comes equipped with the latest massage technologies. For example, it performs automatic body scanning and allows Bluetooth connectivity. You can even control the massage chair by turning on the voice mode and stating your commands.
Original Price: $8,999
Discounted Price: $7,999
Another massage chair equipped with a tablet remote is the Human Touch Certus 3D Massage Chair. From the screen, you will see various buttons. On the top left, there’s the menu, represented by a home button. Opposite this are options for adjusting the position, pausing the session, and turning the machine on or off. You can also change the massage’s area, intensity, and duration and enable or disable the heating function.
Human Touch Certus 3D Massage Chair's tablet remote even has language settings. The available options are English, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese. If you don’t want to get up to use the tablet during the treatment, there’s the side panel. It doesn’t have as many options but only the essential functions. Specifically, you can choose the massage program, adjust the position, stop the treatment, and turn the machine on or off using it.
Original Price: $9,999
Discounted Price: $9,499
The Osaki OS-PRO Maestro LE Massage Chair also has a touch screen remote tablet. It even comes with a magnetic holder, fixing the component in place. This allows users to select the type of massage they want and even adjust the intensity, speed, and location. You can choose from the automatic courses, such as the Demo, Relax, Swing, Stretch, Scraping, Shiatsu, Gentle Relief, and Rejuvenate.
Besides the automatic programs, you can also operate the session using the manual mode. Just click on the manual button on the menu and customize the treatment as you please. The options for the massage styles are Kneading, Tapping, Shiatsu, Rolling, Kneading and Tapping, and Kneading and Shiatsu. The functions can be independently operated through the tablet remote.
Like the previous model, the Osaki OS-PRO Maestro LE Massage Chair also has a side panel controller. This component is located on the side of the model’s inner armrest. It can turn the machine on or off and play or pause the session. You can also choose an automatic program, enable zero gravity, and adjust the 4D massage using it.
Original Price: $10,499
Discounted Price: $9,499
Its dedicated application sets the Kahuna Kappa 4D Massage Chair different from other models on the list. The built-in tablet that comes with the model already has the app pre-installed in its system.
However, you’re also free to download it from the application store to your phone. To connect your mobile device to the massage chair, simply turn on your Bluetooth and connect to HM-KAPPA.
You can control the machine’s power from the tablet remote, pause or play the session, and adjust the settings. It also shows the 15 options available for the preset courses and the various buttons dedicated for customized sessions.
Original Price: $12,999
Discounted Price: $11,999
The Inada ROBO Massage Chair with Facial Recognition stepped up the game as it comes with a facial recognition system. Sitting on the machine will execute an automatic scan on your face. Once you’re logged in, the options on the tablet will adjust according to the account currently in use. It allows full customization, and the instructions on operating it can be found in the manual.
There are also the on or off, emergency stop, full-body, and recline up or down buttons below the touch panel. The camera for the facial recognition is found on the top, while the speakers are on the top left. The tablet’s position can then be adjusted by bending the joint section of the stand.
Tablets generally allow easier operation of massage sessions. Therefore, they are recommended for those who often get confused by the various buttons on side panels and remote controllers.