Best Choice Products Electric Massage Recliner Chair & Ottoman

Last updated date: October 19, 2020

DWYM Score
8.8

Best Choice Products Electric Massage Recliner Chair & Ottoman

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Overall Take

Massage points in the chair and ottoman sooth stressed muscles in the upper and lower back, lumbar area, thighs and calves, while the heated backrest promotes circulation. The faux leather chair has a modern design, and assembly takes just three easy steps. In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Best Choice Products Best Choice Products Electric Massage Recliner Chair & Ottoman placed 6th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Massage Chair for a detailed review of all the top massage chairs.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
711 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Remote control is wireless, easy to store. 250-lb. weight capacity.
- BestReviews
Great massage techniques to choose from. Easy to clean surface.
- Massageaholic
The PU Leather Massage Recliner by Best Choice Products consists of a fully integrated heating system, to ensure that the highest levels of massage penetration take place; therefore, increasing recovery as well as relaxation for users.
- My Massage Chairs
What experts didn't like
Chair is not well padded, motors can be felt through material.
- BestReviews
The footrest isn’t hidden when not in use.
- Massageaholic
The massage chair is of a relatively smaller frame size, due to which it fails to comfortably accommodate users higher than the 5’11 height mark.
- My Massage Chairs

From The Manufacturer

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.

Overall Product Rankings

SMAGREHO Zero Gravity Massage Chair Recliner
1. SMAGREHO Zero Gravity Massage Chair Recliner
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 4
Devoko PU Leather Recliner Massage Chair
2. Devoko PU Leather Recliner Massage Chair
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 4
Real Relax Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair
3. Real Relax Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 5
Esright Heated Massage Recliner Chair
4. Esright Heated Massage Recliner Chair
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
NOUHAUS Shiatsu Massage Chair & Ottoman
5. NOUHAUS Shiatsu Massage Chair & Ottoman
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
Mcombo Large Power Lift Recliner & Massage Chair
7. Mcombo Large Power Lift Recliner & Massage Chair
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 3
BestMassage Recliner Massage Chair
8. BestMassage Recliner Massage Chair
Overall Score: 6.1
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Massage Chairs

When you want to alleviate stress or ease the pain of aching muscles in the comfort of your home, there’s nothing more convenient than a massage chair, which mimics the motions and techniques of a massage therapist. There are tons of massage chair styles to consider, from poufy recliners with built-in vibration features to futuristic-looking options outfitted with dozens of massaging features.

How do massage chairs work? The products have evolved substantially since their invention in the late 1940s, from the usage of a crank-wheel system to move massage rollers to the addition of electricity-controlled rollers that automatically power the massage wheels.

The earliest electric models used 1D systems that dragged rollers up and down a person’s back, but modern models offer 3D systems, with modes and rollers that press into your muscles. Some chairs now also have compact air bags or cells that inflate to apply pressure to your arms, legs and feet. Other common features include vibration, Bluetooth capabilities, and heated seats and backrests. But all are controlled by some sort of  computer-assisted system via a remote that allows you to adjust the settings to your liking.

Like shopping for other types of furniture, choosing a massage chair for your home depends on your needs and style preferences. Do you want a massage chair that looks like a massage chair? Or would you prefer one that’s disguised as a recliner and blends in with the other furniture in your home?

Other things to consider include: price (chairs that have simple vibrating massage modes are more affordable than ones with multiple rollers and air bag massagers), the amount of space you have (some can be over 70 inches long when reclined), and what you plan to use it for. When considering the latter point, if you’re just looking for a TV or reading chair — rather than a muscle pain- or stress-relieving device — a less-complex, more affordable model may do.

DWYM Fun Fact

The massage chair dates back to 1948, when American inventor Roland Labbe submitted a patent for a chair that consisted of a stool mounted on a pedestal. Sliding arms attached to the chair stretched the user’s limbs and vibration helped relieve tension.

The Massage Chair Buying Guide

  • Swedish and shiatsu are two massage therapy techniques commonly used in the chairs. Shiatsu aims to release tension in specific pressure points on the body using pressing, rotating and sweeping movements. And the goal of the Swedish variety is to improve circulation using kneading motions and gliding strokes.
  • Some massage chairs arrive in multiple shipping boxes, so make sure you know how many will be arriving to ensure you have all of your parts.
  • Before purchasing a massage chair, consider the height of those who will be using it and the product’s capacity. For example, some chairs aren’t designed to be used by individuals over 5 feet 10 inches tall, while others can accommodate those up to 6.5 feet tall.
  • Where you plan to keep your chair is another factor to consider before purchasing. The products vary greatly in size and weight, ranging from 45 pounds to over 160 pounds, so consider a lighter option if you plan to move it around frequently.