1. Kahuna LM-6800 Full-Body Shiatsu Massage Chair
With its space-saving design and pivoting chair, the Zero-G seating is another perk for this affordable price.
But in fact, the Kahuna 6800 boasts three Zero-G positions, which is on par with more expensive massage chairs.
Another feature thanks to which we got a great massage is the 3D body scanning technique thanks to which all our pressure points where reached.
Surprisingly, the Kahuna offers a manual adjustment of the rollers, which is great if the automatic machinery misses a sore spot.
For a cost-saving chair, the Kahuna boasts whole-body air massage with 36 airbags, along with various massage techniques, such as Kneading, Tapping, Kneading & Tapping, Rolling massage and the more advanced Shiatsu.
Plus, there’s a zone massage option to massage a fixed spot, the exquisite Yoga stretch option, and calf and foot massage.
The back and calf heat therapy is another plus for the massage chair price range, though you can’t control the temperature.
Another downside is that you can’t change the massage timer, but that’s not a deal breaker.
2. OS-4000 Zero Gravity Heated Reclining Massage Chair
There are a few similar characteristics, such as the body scan system, the air pressure massage, and the manual mode.
On the other hand, there are some differences: this chair only has an S-track, 2 zero-gravity positions (which is still a lot for a budget model) and just lumbar heat.
However, that’s not to say there’s anything specifically wrong with these features, just that the Kahuna offers more options.
We liked the PU covering for the seating though because that increases the overall durability of the chair.
There are 6 built-in programs, hips, and lumbar squeeze, 5 intensity levels, and seat vibration massage.
Conversely, the remote definitely has a learning curve, and the chair is not comfortable to use as a leisure recliner without the massage.
3. Ideal Massage Shiatsu Chair
This affordable massage chair can be considered as truly ideal, at least because it’s a budget model that offers a Shiatsu massage.
However, it’s a heavy item with default curb-side delivery, so you might want to consider paying extra for the white glove delivery.
Just like the Kahuna 6800, it sports 3 modes of zero-g seating and the advanced Shiatsu technique.
The other three techniques available are Kneading, Rolling and Vibrating, plus there’s lumbar heat therapy – so no foot and calf heat available.
The 3-year warranty and 10-day return policy are good, but there’s a 20% restocking fee.
With a decent massage quality offered by the air massage and vibrating chair, the 30-minute massage length is quite good too.
However, the air massage for the arms seems too gentle.
On the other hand, you will have to assemble the chair yourself, even though that’s quite easy.
4. Kahuna SM 7300 With SL-Track Full Body Massage Chair
The Kahuna 7300 has some similarities with the Kahuna 6800, starting with the SL track design that offers many therapeutic massage benefits.
However, the six-roller system is an upgrade, offering more massage modes and a soothing, life-like human touch massage experience.
This model also boasts a 3D body scan feature for locating all pressure points, along with the manual adjustment option for the rollers and massage area width.
The 7300 has similar massage techniques to the 6800 model: the only difference is that it boasts Knocking instead of Rolling.
But you also get the advanced Shiatsu technique and the relaxing Yoga Stretch.
The Zone massage mode is another similarity, but the timer is adjustable with this model. Another advantage to this model is that it has various massage modes for different people: Dynamic Sports, Golfer, Office Person, and Senior, that you can easily customize.
Conversely, the 7300 model provides soothing heat just for the lumbar area, and just one level of zero-gravity.