As per US Government statistics, roughly 15.4 million adults (6.9% of the adult population) use massage therapy either.
Because the doctor has recommended so or because they find it the best solutions against problems like:
- Spinal pain and displacements
Instead of wasting all the greens and time at a massage therapist, you can simply buy a full body massage chair.
And talking of massage chair, the L-track ones are the best. This blog post is a review of 4 best L-track massage chairs.
So, without further ado, here is the review:
4 Best L-track Massage Chairs Reviews (TOP PICKS)
Luraco iRobotics i7 Massage Chair
If you want to know about the most innovative and smart L-track massage chairs out there in the market, iRobotics is one of them.
Here is our take on the pros and cons.
Let us first take a look at the cons. The cons are both about zero gravity, so it is important to mention here that depending on whether you use zero-gravity feature or no, these cons can be either decisive or totally irrelevant.
Only One Zero Gravity Mode
This is not much of a con, because let us admit this, this chair has got at least one zero-gravity mode.
However, comparing this to a few models from companies like Kahuna and others, it is safe to say that two zero gravity modes are the minimum that one expects from a high-quality massage recliner.
There are very few that have 3 modes as well. Everyone loves the variety and having more zero-gravity positions makes it easier for one to choose a position that they feel more comfortable with.
No Space Saving Technology
What is space-saving technology? It is something that was introduced with Kahuna’s LM6800.
So what is space-saving technology? Well, in zero-gravity massage chairs, since the chair moves from seating to reclining posture, it takes more space as compared to simple massage position.
Space-saving technology takes only 3 inches from the wall and the chair glides forth on its own pedestal, saving all the space that any other massage chair would have taken.
This recliner, although is very similar to Kahuna LM6800, has no space-saving technology.
This is it about cons, now we will discuss the pros.
Customize Your Massage with Touch Screen Remote
With this massage chair comes a very innovative touch remote; it looks like a smartphone only with a wire. Just tap on the screen, make your choices, choose the kind of massage that you need and enjoy a fully customized massage.
5 Levels of Intensity Control
There are 5 levels of multi-sectional intensity control.
What does that mean? You can optimize intensity in different areas of body/chair, and have 5 levels of massage intensity: ranging from minimum to modest to maximum.
3D Massage Technology
Here’s an explanation:
3D is the kind of massaging that almost every massage recliner comes with these days.
With L-track, you reach maximum pain points and thus you already get a 3D massage irrespective of which brand’s L-track massage recliner do you own.
This recliner is actually more like 4D because rollers make a freer and more wholesome movement; as a result, they reach more areas of your body and provide a more fulfilling response.
It is true that this machine does not offer more than one zero gravity position, but it is good to have it. Why Zero-gravity is such a big trend among massage recliner manufacturing companies and customers?
It is because in zero-gravity position, your knees are at a level higher than your heart and you enjoy a better flow of blood.
Secondly, in a zero-gravity position, all your body weight is equally distributed across the chair and you feel light.
Human Touch Novo XT
Human Touch is one of those companies that have garnered a really good reputation and fame among the users and enthusiasts of massage recliners.
Here is our take on the pros and cons of this product.
As usual, let us talk about the cons first.
Heat Massage only for Lumbar
It is good to have a heated massage in this massage recliner; almost all of the high-quality massage recliners have heat massage facility, but the problem is that heated massage is only confined to the lumbar area.
It could be better to have the same facility for shoulders, arms, and calves, etc.
Only One Position of Zero Gravity
Again, one may argue that at least there is one position available and it is still better than a few massage recliners that do not have this option at all.
The problem is that when you compare this massage recliner with those that have two or even three modes of Zero-gravity, you cannot really appreciate having only one mode.
It is always better to have two or more choices.
This was all about cons; here is what we think are the most prominent pros of this product.
5 Intensity Settings & 3 Deep-Tissue Massage Programs
Having this state of the art massage recliner from Human Touch, you can enjoy 5 different intensity levels.
This means that you can choose out of 5 different massage intensity settings – going from lowest to highest.
Apart from 5 different intensity settings, you have access to 3 deep tissue massage programs aimed to:
- Stretch, and/or
Your entire body.
LCD Massage Control & Music
Just like the iRobotics massage recliner that has been reviewed above, this one also has an LCD massage controller.
There are many different settings that you can tweak from your massage controller. Here is a brief list of them:
- Massage Intensity Adjustment
- Width Adjustment
- Speed Adjustment
- Focus Adjustment
- Kneading Speed
- User Height Adjustment
- Underfoot Roller Speed
- Stretch Direction, and
- Massage Duration
On top of this, you have built-in Bluetooth speakers and a USB port to listen to the music while you undergo a massage.
Heat Massage for Lumbar Area
This was actually listed as a con because heat massage should be available for all important points where pain, stress and muscle strain may occur.
It is indeed a matter of truth that lumbar is the area where you need a good heat massage more than any other place.
Lumbar is subject to particular spinal pain and duress; heat massage helps to eliminate the same.
Human Touch 3D Massage
The technology used in this massage recliner is inspired by human hands’ touch and massage rhythm.
The Flex 3D massage technology mimics the human hands and provides a 3D massage that is personalized as per the contour of your spine.
Infinity IT-8500 Massage Chair
Infinity is one of the famous brands that are known for making really good, full-body massage chairs.
This one is one of the best L-track massage chairs and here is what we think of the pros and cons.
When manufacturers declare that a particular model is a full-body L-track massage chair, then they must be sure of whether or not their chair takes care of the full body.
Let us have a look at the cons.
No Massage for Upper Legs
While Infinity IT-8500 is an L-track massage chair and the airbags and rollers take good care of the legs and feet area, perhaps the L-track is not as good as in case of other top-quality L-track massage recliners.
Because of this, the upper legs are not properly addressed; there is no massage available for upper legs.
Heat Massage only for Lumbar Area
The other problem with this massage recliner is the same that you will find in case of almost every other massage chair.
The heated massage is only limited to the lumbar area; while it is good that the most important point is covered, it could have been better to have this facility in shoulders, sear and calves areas.
This was all about cons; here is everything that you need to know about the pros.
Decompression Stretch Massage
What is a decompression stretch massage? It is the kind of massage in which the airbags grip your shoulders and legs, and the chair reclines as per the pre-defined setting to offer you a good body stretch.
USB Sound System
If you have a flash drive, you can just plug it in the built-in USB sound system and enjoy music therapy or guided meditation or just anything that you want to listen to.
Lumbar Heat Massage
We have discussed this earlier, but in the cons, so allow us to explain why lumbar heat massage is so good for your lower back.
The lumbar or lower back is the area where spinal pain, fatigue or unrest occurs the most. Having a lumbar heat massage facility is definitely very good.
Two Zero Gravity Positions
The best thing about this massage recliner is the choices that it offers. While many of these massagers overlook the importance of built-in USB system, this chair does not.
And what else is so good about this chair? Yes, not one, but two zero-gravity massage positions. It is good to be able to choose from two because you get a better level of satisfaction.
Kahuna LM-6800 Massage Chair
If you ask us about one massage recliner that can be quoted anywhere as an example of L-track massager, that will be Kahuna LM-6800.
Here’s our analysis of the most prominent pros and cons.
There are certain design problems with this massage recliner, but they are not very serious. The cons are all about them.
Problem with Auto-setting
While using this massage chair one can choose from manual or auto-massage settings. Auto-massage settings are very useful because you just tap the screen once or twice and enjoy a pre-defined massage.
On auto-message, the rollers mostly work in the lower back area, and not the entire area.
Painful Foot Rollers
You might say that the foot rollers are actually too good for having a deeper penetrative massage, but at times the grip feels too tough or painful. Unless you have some extra padding to provide comfort to your feet.
This is it about cons; here is everything that you need to know about the pros.
6 Auto Massage Programs
Kahuna LM-6800 has 6 auto programs to choose from; these programs are formed around your way of life and your body’s specific problems.
Apart from them, there are 5 manual massage options as well:
- Shiatsu, and
- Kneading – Tapping Combo
3 Stages of Zero Gravity
With this massage chair, you get 3 stages of zero-gravity position. This means that you get at least 3 positions to choose from – which is good because you get a desired stage of zero-gravity.
Dual Foot Rollers
As compared to other massage chairs that either do not have foot rollers at all or they do not have dual foot rollers, this one will surprise you with its dual foot rollers.
Foot massage gets better and crazier with dual foot rollers. On top of the that the footer area can be fully detached and washed when needed.
Computerized Body Scan
Like many other high-quality machines, this one also performs a full body scan as soon as someone sits on it. Then the machine helps you have a massage tailored to your body shape.
Before we give a verdict and tell you as to which one of these 4 L-track massagers is the best, here is a table for you to take a look at specs of each of these chairs:
|iRobotics i7||Human Touch Novo XT||Infinity IT-8500||Kahuna LM-6800|
|Zero-Gravity||1 Stage Only||1 Stage Only||Two Stages||Three Stages|
|Heat Massage||Almost Full Body||Lumbar Heat||Lumbar Heat||Lumbar & Legs|
|Music||SSD Card||USB System||USB System||N/A|
|Control||LCD Touch Controller||Advanced Controller||Advanced Controller||Basic Controller|
- Infinity IT-8500 – because it has two stages of zero-gravity, a music system, and a controller better than Kahuna one