In this article, we have reviewed the best massage chairs under $1000. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot. Or you can scroll down for detailed product reviews.
Wouldn’t you like to be able to go to a spa everyday? Or at least get a nice, 15-minute back massage? But for most of us, these just sound like a distant luxury. Well, not quite!
With a bit of planning, some space in your house and a one-time investment, you can get the luxury of a relaxing back massage at home, everyday. Getting a massage chair for home can be an investment that can literally take a weight off your shoulders (and your back).
Now, the massage chairs that you would have seen at the mall or at an airport can cost anywhere between $3,000 to $10,000. Yes, you read it right! Don’t believe us? Check out these well liked massage chairs on Amazon.
Welcome to the world of luxury! But not everyone can afford (or even needs) such expensive massage chairs. While there are expensive massage chairs, you also have massage chairs under $1000 available. Massage chairs priced under $1000 trade some of the less used features of their more expensive cousins for a more affordable price tag.
That is something many families can afford with a bit of planning and budgeting.
We decided to compile a list of the best massage chairs under $1000. To do that we interviewed real users, read hundreds of product reviews and used some of these products to come up.
So without further ado, let us dive straight into the reviews of the best massage chairs under $1000.
#1. Real Relax Full Body Zero Gravity Massage Chair
Right at the top of our list is the Real Relax Full Body Zero Gravity Massage Chair. If you want us to recommend one single product on this list, we will recommend this massage chair from Real Relax.
Having used it ourselves, we feel that a 30 minute massage on this can give you that limbered up feeling and go a long way in relaxing you.
This Shiatsu Massager is meant to deliver a full body massage. It comes with 8 massage heads for your neck, back and waist.
In addition, there are 50 air bags for additional compression starting from the neck and going down to the shoulders, arms, lower back, hips, calves and the feet.
The foot roller is meant to provide foot massage. The lower back heating function is great for those who complain of pain in their backs.
With the single press of a button, you can turn on the zero gravity feature which inclines the chair to make you feel weightless.
You can either set this massage chair to one of its 6 preprogrammed modes or use the remote control to manually massage particular parts of the body.
In addition, you can run it in 4 modes – strong, mild, relaxing and sleep depending upon how much compression and percussion you want in your massage.
The soft comfort upholstery looks and feels like top quality leather. The foam filled back supports your entire spinal cord keeping it in the correct ‘S’ shape when you are seated. This massage chair comes with LED lights and you can play your choice of music via Bluetooth to create a true spa environment.
In our opinion, if you have the budget and are looking for the best massage chair under $1000, this massage chair from Real Relax is your best bet.
#2. Best Massage Zero Gravity Massage Chair
At the second spot, we have Zero Gravity Shiatsu Chairs by Best Massage. This massage chair looks more like a luxury recliner in a well appointed living room. And maybe that is why it is very inviting to sit in.
It comes with 4 massage programs where you can customize your massage options. The super long massage moves all the way from your neck, through your shoulders, back and hips, down to your calves.
Filled with comfy foam over all the parts of the chair, the chair guarantees a relaxing massage session. It holds a high back that hugs your entire back right from your pelvic region up to the head.
The seat pan is comfortable for your buttocks erasing the coccyx pain among its users. You get a head rest filled with foam separately giving relief to your neck muscles.
The chair comes with armrests that support your arms but don’t massage them. The ergonomic design offers lumbar back support.
And you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black! But the black does have a very rich and luxurious feel to it, for the aesthetically minded.
The chair reclines at an angle close to 170 degrees giving power nap option to the user. Its Zero-G reclining angles raise your legs above your chest, giving a virtual feeling of weightlessness.
The roller massagers of this massage chair improves blood circulation, immunity and refreshes its user. The massage chair also has a heating feature which is great for relaxing the back.
#3. SMAGREHO Full Body Massage Chair
SMAGREHO Full Body Massage Chair is number 3 on our list. This full body massage chair offers all features in its class. You can go for a cascading massage starting from your neck, down to your calves. The arm compressors also take care of those tired arms.
This massage chair allows its users to configure the massage they want through an intuitive remote control. The compression of the airbags is also adjustable, allowing for varying tastes.
This massage chair comes in 3 pleasing colors – black, blue and brown. One among these is more than likely to match your living room decor.
In our opinion, the SMAGREHO Full Body Massage Chair is a decent massage chair and is fair priced. The only reason why it did not make it to the number 1 position in our list of the best massage chairs under $1000 is because it is newer in the market with lesser number of users that we could gather an opinion from.
#4. Zero Gravity Full Body Massage Chair by Flovolcano
The Flovocano Zero Gravity Full Body Massage Chair can be your perfect companion after a long and stressful workday. A 30 minute full body massage on this can melt away all the tension built up in your muscles.
It has 6 automatic massage programs. Or you can manually adjust which part of your body do you want the massage chair to focus on. You can also adjust the compression of the airbags.
The massage chair can take care of your body from the neck to the calves. The bluetooth feature allows you to play the music you want.
In terms of its features, this massage chair by Flovolcano is very similar to our #3. The reason we have included it in our list of the best massage chairs under $1000 is because these 2 are practically a replacement for one another. So if one is unavailable for any reason, you can consider the other.
- Bluetooth, zero gravity, full-body airbag, back and foot roller massage, lower back heating.
- Both 6 automatic massages and manual specific part massages, strength and speed can be adjusted for the best massage experience.
- Built-in waist heater, the suitable temperature can enhance the massage effect to promote blood circulation, relieve muscle pain, tension.
- The back of the massage chair has 8 fixed rollers to more accurately find the location of the massage. A pair of wheels are placed behind, now you can easily move to any position in the room.
- 100% tested before shipment, comes with 3 boxes.
#5. R Rothania Ospirit Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair
The R Rothania Ospirit Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair just sneaks into our list of the best massage chairs under $1000 by a whisker. It is the most expensive massage chair on this list. But it is also the one with the most bells and whistles.
It is made of soft, synthetic leather which gives a very rich and luxurious feel
Its rollers can move all the way from the neck to the lower back, taking care of the full length of your spine in one single, smooth motion. Like other, more expensive massage chairs, you can control the individual air bags to vary the compression that you are seeking in your massage.
It has built-in intelligent massage technology that maps out your spine and knows where to massage. You can visualize all this on a wide viewing screen. We thought this is a neat addition.
You can also use the heating feature of this massage chair to give your lower back some relief after a heavy work day.
There are air bags to take care of the calves and afoot massager to round things off. All in all, if you are ok spending the entire budget of $1000, this massage chair will offer you features that you will probably find in massage chairs twice as expensive as this.
- 【R ROTHANIA MASSAGE CHAIR QUALITY & INNOVATION】: From top quality soft grained synthetic leather to enhance your experience to light total weight for easy mobility, the chair is thoughtfully designed with user friendliness in mind.PLEASE NOT,this item will ship by R+L carrier.
- 【BUTTLOCK I-TRACKING MASSAGE SYSTEM】: The rollers glide from the upper back all the way down under the waist . Note:This chair not including the addtional small pillow(only one big pillow).
- 【AIRBAG MASSAGE TECHNOLOGY】: Uniquely designed airbags are programmed to inflate/deflate separately which causes the body to twist and stretch on shoulders, lower back, hips, and thighs working simultaneously or individually.2 air bags are carefully located to apply a deep massage to the forearms and wrists. 2 heating pads in lower back area that enhance the massage experience.
- 【CALF & FOOT MASSAGER】: Multiple air bags on sides and back of the legs and feet which inflate for compression massage with bottom spinning roller that apply concentrated pin-point kneading massage.
- 【FULL SIZE REMOTE CONTROLLER】:Built-in sensor automatically measure the length of spine and knows where to massage. Large viewing screen to easily visualize what functions the chair has activated.
#6. Nager Electric Massage Chair
The Nager Electric Massage Chair is comes in 3 color options. Its wired remote control lets you choose choose from th different preprogrammed massage options covering the entire length of your body.
Talking about the length, the maximum height recommended by the manufacturer is 5’9″, the least on our list of the best massage chairs under $1000. It can support a maximum weight of 330 pounds. This also lacks a Bluetooth connection to play music.
In our opinion, this is a budget zero gravity massage chair that is good for smaller sized users. It trades some of the less used bells and whistles like Bluetooth and wireless remote. After all, you can play your music elsewhere, and you will use the chair remote only when seated on the chair! So you can have a zero gravity massage ans save a couple of hundred dollars as comapred to the more feature loaded models on this list.
- 【NOTE!】The chair are packed in 2 different boxes and the delivery time could also be different. Please wait 1-2 more days if you only received 1 package. Please read the instructions carefully before assembling the massage chair. The foot part of this massage chair is designed with airbags and protrusions with heat, without rolling massage balls.
- 【Warranty Policy】We provide free replacement parts and guide maintenance, but due to the large size of the product and rapidly rising shipping price during the pandemic, currently, we are unable to offer free return & exchange service if there is no obvious flaw or quality issue on the product. We sincerely appreciate your kindness & understanding!
- 【Full Body Massage】14 round fixed massage, eight massage points inside of the backrest with other areas provides a complete massage to comfort and relax from head to toe. Deep Stimulation, Relieves Exhaustion, promoting blood circulation and improve metabolism.
- 【High Quality Materials】Made by Top-Grade leather to ensure a soft and comfortable surface; Equipped with heater inside of the seat; Airbag on both shoulder and arm part; Full wrap leg airbag massage to help release pressures and painful of body.
- 【Advanced Design】Newest Zero Gravitation Design will let you feel fully relaxed, both physically and mentally. Zero-gravity, pressure, vibration and the entire massage airbags as well as heating will provide you an enjoyable professional level of massage.
#7. Infinity Riage CS – Compact Shiatsu Massage Chair
The Infinity Riage Compact Shaitsu MAssage Chair trades arm massage for space. This is a super compact massage chair that can fit into tiny spaces. The only drawback being that it does not massage the arms.
This massage chair can massage right from the neck and shoulders, down to the glutes and calves. It uses Shiatsu, tapping and rolling massage techniques.
You can either choose from the 4 pre-programmed massage modes or you can manually control each aspect of the massage to your liking, using its easy to use, wired controller.
The full recline feature of this massage chair gives you a zero-gravity experience.
Infinity Riage Massage Chair comes in 2 colors – black or brown that you can choose from to match your existing decor.
In our opinion, this massage chair is ideal for those who are short of space. It can snugly fit into an existing bedroom or a medium sized living room that already has decent amount of furniture with some room to spare.
- FOUR-NODE TRAVELING ROLLERS: Unlike a simple salon chair, the Infinity Riage CS uses a four-roller massage mechanism along a comprehensive L-track, providing deep-kneading relief to your whole body.
- MASSAGE TECHNIQUES: Your Infinity massaging recliner features a full suite of massage styles, from traditional Japanese Shiatsu to tapping and rolling techniques that reach every zone of your back. Plus lumbar heat can be added to enhance the massage.
- AUTOMATIC PROGRAMS: In addition to full manual controls, the Infinity Riage CS recliner massage chair features four routines—energy, recover, relax, or sleep—and the ability to program your own.
- SPACE-SAVING RECLINER AND ROCKING MODE: This massage chair recliner only requires 2" of clearance from the wall, perfect for fitting your massager into tight spaces without compromising quality.
- COMPACT SIZE fits anywhere and is lightweight. Just 23” wide and 38” deep this chair fits where full size chairs can not. Plus moving around is easy with only 87 lbs of weight.
Recliner-Massage Chair Combos
With the last 3 products in our list of the best massage chairs under $1000, we get into the recliner, massage chair combo territory. These category of products look and feel like a recliner primarily. Their massage functions are secondary (and in some cases, almost an aferthought).
But they are ideal for users looking for mainly a living room chair, that has some massage functionality. Additionally, they are much less expensive than the least priced massage chairs on our list of the best massage chairs under $1000. The most expensive Recliner-Massage Chair Combo would be almost half the cost of the least expensive full-fledged massage chair.
#8. Best Choice Products Massage Recliner Chair
Best Choice Products Massage Recliner Chair comes with a super comfortable ottoman that literally lets you put up your legs!
This is a plush living room recliner chair that doubles up as a massager if you need a bit of a relaxing massage. The 2 color options – black, brown and beige should match most living room decors.
The Best Choice Products Massage Recliner Chair has generous padding and its faux leather makes it easy to clean and maintain.
Its 360 degree swivel allows you to swivel as much as you want, in either direction. The back can be reclined 140 degrees with a hand lever. It does not become fully flat, though we felt 140 degrees is good enough for most relaxation purposes.
Coming to the massage aspect, it can massage in 3 positions – upper back, lower back and hamstring area. It has 5 vibrating massage modes and a total of 6 massage nodes. There are no air bags for compression massage, though.
In our opinion, this is a great recliner that doubles up as a decent massager, supporting users up to 330 pounds in weight.
If you are looking for an out and out massage chair, this is not the product for you and you are better off looking at massage chairs 1 through 7 on our list. But if you are looking for a beautiful recliner chair for your living room that is capable of giving you a bit of a massage when needed, we’d suggest that you go for the Best Choice Products Massage Recliner Chair.
- MASSAGE + HEAT: Loosen up from top to bottom with heat in the chair's backrest, plus massage points in the seat and ottoman to knead the upper and lower back, lumbar, thighs, and calves
- CHARMING FURNITURE: This comfy addition to your living space also provides an elegant, inviting appearance that makes the living room and more look and feel like home
- COMFORTABLE RECLINE: A double-padded backrest reclines for blissful relaxation, while soft armrest, seat, and ottoman cushions provide optimal comfort. You can also keep a book or magazine at your side with a built-in storage side pouch
- CONTROL OPTIONS: Wireless controller lets you conveniently switch between 5 pre-programmed massages, 9 intensity levels, and 2 modes to get the most soothing lounging experience possible
- EASY ASSEMBLY: Set this chair up in 3 easy steps; simply attach the ottoman footrest to its base, then attach the chair seat to its base before inserting screws; CHAIR DIMENSIONS: 27"-46"(L) x 29"(W) x 41"(H); Chair Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
#9. JUMMICO Recliner Massage Chair
The next on our list of recliner-massage chair combos is the JUMMICO Recliner Massage Chair. This recliner is made of linen fabric and has generously filled out sponge filling to make it soft and yielding.
The leg rest comes out easily (sometimes, too easily) to make it a handy recliner. It offers reclined inclination of 165 degrees, almost making it a flat bed.
It has 2 massage points – one that takes care of the upper back and one that massages the lumbar region. The massage can be controlled using a wired controller. You can also heat the lower back area to provide soothing heat treatment to the core of the body.
This recliner massage chair can support a 330-pound user and comes in 5 color options – brown, light blue, red, grey and beige.
In our opinion, if you are looking for a compact recliner with massager, the JUMMICO Recliner Massage Chair is a great option. Otherwise, if you have the space for an ottoman, we’d suggest #8 on our list – Mcombo Stressless Recliner.
- Material: The Recliner covered by high quality breathable fabric with thick padding provide better comfort
- Application: It’s a good choice for living room, bedroom, home theater. The recliner back can be adjusted from 90 degrees to 165 degrees to read books, watch Tv, nap time
- Footrest: Steel frame design leads to more stable; Freely adjustable angle of the footrest, Perfect for relaxation during your rest time
- Maximum capacity: 265 lbs Seat Height: 17.7" Seat Dimensions :19.8"(W) x 20.5"(D) Back Dimensions:20.9"(W) x 29.1"(H) Open Dimensions:19.8”(W) x 62.6”(D) x 29.8”(H) Closed Dimensions: 19.8”(W) x28.8”(D) x 38.6”(H)
- Easy to assemble and good service: Just slide the backrest to the base connection and screw the 4 legs. If you have any questions, please contact us freely, we are glad to help you solve it
#10. OWAYS Rocking Massage Chair
The last on our list of the best massage chairs under $1000 is the OWAYS Rocking Massage Chair. This wooden massage chair provides a rocking option and personalized massage.
It has rolling massage nodes that move up and down to massage the back. You can set the vibration intensity to 2 levels. Most of the adjustment on this massage chair is manual by adjusting the massage pillow.
In our opinion, this is a good option for someone looking for a rocking chair that doubles up as an ok massager.
- FULL BODY RELAXATION - massage rocking chair comes with deep kneading massage nodes and vibrating motors, which provides different mode massage on your neck, shoulders, back and hips. Massage on knots and tense muscles delivers relaxation throughout body, helping eliminate fatigue, stress and providing perfect stretch.
- PERSONALIZATION DESIGN - The rolling massage nodes move up and down from upper back to lower back, which allows you to concentrate shiatsu massage on specific area for pin-point relaxation. And also you can adjust the massage pillow to a height that suits you best.
- VIBRATION SEAT MASSAGE - With 2 levels of intensity vibration on seat, OWAYS massage chair provides a comfortable mild massage for hips and thighs while massaging both your neck and back. Powerful frequency vibration can improve blood circulation and help to relax your waist, hips and thighs.
- WOODEN ROCKING DESIGN - Made of solid and durable wood frame, the massage chair constructed sturdy and stylish which can support up to 330 lbs. With a soft sponge cushion padding, the chair can be used as a recliner without massaging. You can enjoy funny rocking experience due to the arc-shaped base design.
- USER FRIENDLY - Our massage chair is easy to set up and assemble with an installation guide. It is convenient to control the chair with silicone button panel on the right side. Customer feeling is our priority. If any issue occur to OWAYS Massage Chair, please feel free to contact with us.
Conclusion – So What are the Best Massage Chairs Under $1000
To conclude, if you are looking for a massage chair under $1000, you have quite a few options to choose from. If you are looking for a full fledged massage chair, we’d suggest you go for Real Relax Massage Chair, Full Body... .
If you need a compact option, the Infinity Riage CS, Compact Shiatsu... trades massaging the arms for compactness and it is a great option to consider.
Finally, if you want a recliner chair that doubles up as a massage chair, you can choose between Best Choice Products Faux Leather... and JUMMICO Fabric Recliner Chair... .
We hope that with this article you have enough information to choose a massage chair priced under a thousand dollars. We wish you all the very best!
FAQs : Massage Chair under $1000
- Is using massage chairs continuously ok for health?
Anything which is used excessively may have a negative impact on our body. Similarly, massage chairs are best used to get a quick massage only when you are tired. If you have a pre-exiting condition (and otherwise too) it is the best to consult your medical professional.
- Does the size of the massage chair matter if we’re buying it for home purposes?
Yes, it does. apart from the space it occupies, bigger and more expensive massage chairs tend to be more powerful and have more features. So you would really have to marry your budget with the space in your house and the features that you must have in your massage chairs.
- Will I need a professional’s help to set up my massage chair or can I do that by myself?
Most massage chairs come with clear and detailed assembly instructions. And it is possible to install one by yourself. But it is the best to have help handy when setting up a massage chair. These are heavy pieces of equipment. A fully assembled massage chair can weigh as much as 300 pounds. We do not want you hurting your back even before your massage chair is set up, do we?.
- What’s the best color for a massage chair?
Well, this is a very personal choice and it depends upon the decor of your home. But if you are color agnostic, we always recommend going for the darker colors. While the whites and beiges look very pretty, it is always easier to maintain a dark colored massage chair, especially if you have children or pets at home and there is a risk of spills.