Panasonic is a brand that everyone is familiar with and a brand many of us have come to trust. Panasonic has been one of the leaders in the industry for nearly 20 years and it’s been that popular for a good reason. Their quality and research of innovative technologies they have also implemented in their design of massage chairs.
They have put unrivaled research into their chairs, closely studying the techniques and movements used in the application of the human Japanese and Chinese massage therapy. As the outcome of the research, Panasonic massage chairs are designed with precise reproduction of the intricate techniques used by professional therapists. As a result, it provides breathtakingly realistic massage. In our Panasonic massage chair review, you can learn more about the brand’s most popular models and why this brand’s products are worth the investment.
- Panasonic EP1285KL
- Pre-programmed modes: 4
- Massage techniques: 8
- Dimensions: 43.3 x 30.3 x 47.4
- Price: $$
- Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRATM
- Pre-programmed modes: 5
- Massage techniques: 8
- Dimensions: 77 x 33 x 47
- Price: $$$
- Panasonic Epma70Kx
- Pre-programmed modes: 6
- Massage techniques: 5
- Dimensions: 45.3 x 37.4 x 48
- Price: $$$$
Panasonic EP 30007
EP 3007 used to be the Panasonic’s most popular model, but it’s now becoming overtaken by the more innovative MA70 model. With this massage chair, you also get close to professional massage for your whole body, including arms and feet.
The chair is customizable with the use of sensor technology. It senses each individual’s shape of the back, the person’s structure, and dimensions, and adjusts accordingly.
One of the benefits of the EP 3007 is the amount of massage options you get. First of all, you can choose the five pre-set programs. Among them are Swedish, Stretch, Shiatsu, Deep and Quick. Additionally, there a 8 manual operations: Swedish, Shiatsu, Tap, Kneading, Grasp, Stretch, Full and Regional Roll, Junetsu Ultra (soothing grasp/closed fist massage technique targeting your neck and shoulders). You can also set one of the 4 15-minutes programs: Swedish, Shiatsu, Arm & Leg Stretch, and Deep Tissue massage.
Integrated into the chair there is a total of 36 airbags that are placed targeting all the parts of your body. According to your preference, you can also adjust the intensity level of the massage. The EP 3007 offers a lot of customization, so you can create the perfect massage experience.
The chair also has the recline option, so you can get deeper relaxation and more intense massage. The model features memory for 24 programs, so it will always remember your favorite presets and massages.
If you are looking for a more affordable option among Panasonic massage chairs, then we would recommend considering the EP1285KL model. Though don’t get deceived by the price, it still can give you a full relaxing massage and drive away the accumulated stress.
The chair offers a variety of pre-programs: Swedish, Shiatsu, Quick, and Stretch. Except for the type, you can also choose the technique: kneading, tapping, rolling, Hawaiian, percussion, Chiro, and compression.
The massage chair also comes in an ultra-modern look with high quality leather upholstery with detailed stitching and brushed aluminum accents on the chair’s arms and legs.
Additionally, the features include an auto recline to an angle of 170 degrees and an air ottoman system with air bags. The chair provides amazing massage for full body, including legs. It squeezes and stretches them, relaxing any sore muscles.
EP-MA70KX is the newest model of the Panasonic brand and which was designed with competing technologies of high-end massage chairs. Though not that highly priced, it comes with many of the same features that you can find in more luxurious massage chairs on the market.
This chair they have designed with a new feature: the heated ceramic rollers for an imitation of hot stone treatment. In recent years it has been quite popular to add a heating element to massage chairs. However, in all the other models the heating element was stationary and was woven into the fabric. It was providing heat only to one or on some models to two locations. The most common heated part is the lumbar area.
The ceramic heated rollers of the EP-MA70KX massage the shoulders, back and neck. It melts away all the stiffness, relieves fatigue and provides additional therapeutic value.
Additionally, the unique massage of this model is provided by the 3D mechanical rollers, air bag massage system and stretching of the muscles around the thighs and pelvis. This model gives you therapeutic massage from head to feet, including massage for your hands and arms, hips and thighs, shoulders, back, neck, calves, and feet.
When not using the chair you can flip the foot/leg massager and the chair will look like traditional room furniture.
Pros of Panasonic Massage Chairs
- Very accessible.
- Well made.
- A variety of models available that can fit different budgets.
- Advanced technologies designed for providing the most therapeutic massage.
- Though Panasonic models are designed with integrated innovative technologies, they are not the most high-end massage chairs available on the market.
The Bottom Line
Like many other products manufactured by this brand, Panasonic massage chairs are durable, high quality and reliable. Into the chairs’ design and functions they have integrated the techniques they studied in Eastern Philosophies, particularly Shiatsu and Acupressure.
Panasonic also offers a great warranty, providing full coverage warranties. A good warranty shows that a company knows that they products will last, so it also guarantees that you get your money’s worth. Getting a product from a brand that has such good reputation in the industry also benefits to that guarantee.