The Best Massage Chairs
Updated Dec 10, 2022
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Mechanical massage chairs promise comfort, relaxation, and self-indulgence, but shopping for one can be stressful. You have numerous models to choose from—many of which merely vibrate, rather than knead, or tout dubious features like “air ionization,” “body scanning,” and “chromotherapy.” After testing 16 models from some of the top brands, we think the Osaki OS-Champ is almost as good as a real massage. This chair is comfortable to sit in and sturdily built, and it massages the entire body. Plus, it outperformed more-expensive massage chairs in key areas like heating and reclining.