Whether you’re buying your first massage chair or ready to upgrade to state-of-the-art luxury, you’re in the right place. I’ve tested, inspected, investigated user reports, and become well aware of what a quality massage chair has to offer. Each price range offers its own set of unique features. Choosing the best massage chair under $5000 is a piece of cake with my guide below. I handpicked the top models available with the premium features that matter the most from the top manufacturers.
In this guide, I share the top five models currently on the market, reviews of each model, the pros & cons of owning each, and essential tips to make your choice easier. Get ready because these are some seriously amazing chairs with features that will take you on a rocket ship straight to heavenly bliss. Let’s get started with a Top 5 chart that includes all the most important specs to consider before you buy your chair.
|#1) Medical Breakthrough 4 Massage Chair||
|#2) Kahuna Massage Chair Hubot HM-078||
|#3) Osaki-JP Premium 4D Japan||
|#4) Human Touch Gravis ZG Chair||
|#5) Osaki Titan Pro Ace II||
Best Luxury Massage Chair Reviews
One key difference between chairs in this price range and the best massage chairs under $3000 is 4D massage technology. The Japanese know what they’re doing when it comes to massage techniques, and the Kiwami Mecha 4D Kneading Ball System in the Osaki chair is simply incredible. Of all the massage chairs I’ve tested, the Mecha 4D system offers the widest range of massage techniques. This is a premium feature that you simply won’t find in chairs in lower price ranges.
The second feature is the track design. As you move up the ladder in price and features, you’ll find that chairs offer more sophisticated tracks. There’s L-Track, SL-Track, and even an HSL-Track that extends the coverage of each massage and makes the experience that much more heavenly. Better tracks also equal better shoulder, neck, and back coverage. Complaints about lack of shoulder and neck coverage often pop up with chairs below this price range.
The final features to be aware of are more customization options, more intensity levels, more automatic massage programs, better materials, and more advanced foot massage techniques. Now that you have an understanding of what to expect from a chair in this category, let’s take a closer look at each model in the individual review sections below.
#1) Medical Breakthrough 4 Massage Chair
Medical Breakthrough massage chairs are some of the most legit chairs on the market. The Breakthrough 4 v2 is an FDA-registered medical device that was designed by more than 25 real doctors, surgeons, chiropractors, and pain specialists. That’s a lot more experience and knowledge going into a chair than you’ll find almost anywhere else on the market.
The first feature that really jumps out to me is the precision medical body scan. A common complaint with budget massage chairs is an inaccurate body scan, particularly for shorter users. With the Breakthrough 4 chair, you get a truly reliable and advanced body scan that accommodates users of nearly all heights. The second feature I love is the chiropractic backstretch that mimics authentic human chiropractor techniques using internal airbags to grip your hips and stretch your back muscles.
The L-Track design ensures that the rollers cover your entire backside from the neck all the way down and past the buttocks. On top of that, the chair has a whopping 167 internal air cells that work the entire body. The final feature that really sets this chair apart from its competitors is the 4D arm massage that works your arms down through your hands all the way to your fingertips. 4D comes into play since the massage features sideways, underneath, top, and bottom movements. It’s almost spooky how human-like the 4D arm massage feels.
#2) Kahuna Massage Chair Hubot HM-078
Kahuna Massage Chairs are some of my favorite, which makes the Hubot HM-078 a perfect fit for this guide. The HM-078 is a feature-rich dream machine that’s ready to upgrade your life the instant it arrives. Compared to other Kahuna models, the HM-078 is one of the only Kahuna models that features true 3D massage technology. Kahuna spared no expense when the company decided to nearly double the size of the massage balls featured in the main rollers. Compared to inferior chairs, the back coverage achieved through this chair is incomparable.
Another key feature that sets this chair apart from its competitors is the extra-long 52″ Hyper SL-Track. This advanced track has an ergonomic curve in the lower back and a longer range of motion for a superior and more comfortable massage experience. The feature I love the most? The Hubot features massage intervals up to 1-hour. That’s a tough feature to find, and one of the greatest selling points for this model. Most other massage chairs offer up to 30 minutes per session, and nobody likes ending a massage early.
Another highlight is the upgraded 5 intensity levels from the previous 3 to ensure everyone finds their sweet spot. There are also 3 foot roller speeds to choose from. Finally, Kahuna backs its chairs with one of the best warranties available. Three years parts & labor is more than most companies offer.
- Extendable footrest up to 7″ to accommodate taller folks
- Space-saving design with zero gravity
- Over 100 air cells
- 15 auto massage programs
- Anti-Stress Head Massage Mode
- Calf Rollers
- Mobile App
- Integrated Bluetooth speakers
- Rhythmic Massage
- Heat Therapy throughout the chair (upper back, lower back, legs, and feet)
All in all, the HM-078 is packed with an incredible number of features and luxury options/settings.
#3) Osaki-JP Premium 4D Japan
The Osaki-JP Premium 4D chair is pure magic. While it does lack a couple of features, such as space-saving tech, it more than makes up for it with the actual quality of the massage it delivers. Of all the chairs available in this price range, the OS-4D Pro JP offers the widest range of massage techniques. Most chairs offer 10 massage techniques max. The Kiwami Mecha 4D Kneading Ball System in the OS-4D Pro JP features 28 massage techniques. The massage rollers replicate 3D human massage movements for a more authentic massage experience.
One of my favorite features – since I’m a huge fan of foot massage – is the embedded Shiatsu rollers that massage the soles of the feet. This happens while the internal airbags massage your feet and calves for the ultimate total leg massage experience. Another key highlight is the coverage of the rollers. The 4D rollers come up the back of your neck to the back of your head. This level of coverage isn’t offered by most chairs. Additionally, the rollers focus on the upper shoulder and shoulder blade regions. If you’re a fan of back & shoulder massage, this chair is a tough one to beat.
Another great selling point is the number of massage intensity levels. The OS-4D Pro JP features 12 intensity levels from gentle rubbing to the most powerful Kiwami Mecha levels. Plus, there are several stretching modes that target the waist, hips, and feet. One drawback to consider before choosing this chair is no zero gravity.
#4) Human Touch Gravis ZG Chair
The Human Touch Gravis ZG is the most unique chair in this guide that offers a brilliant set of features. You won’t find all the glorious rollers and other bells & whistles that the other chairs offer, but you will find a chair that delivers the best zero gravity experience of the five. My favorite thing about the Gravis ZG is adjustability. With this chair, you’re in complete control, meaning you have the option to adjust the headrest, backrest, and footrest individually to find your perfect position. Additionally, there’s an app that allows you to program your preferred positions for watching TV, massage, zero gravity, and other activities. This is really cool feature that other chairs don’t offer.
What led me to massage therapy is chronic lower back pain, and the Gravis ZG delivers a delightful targeted lumbar massage that you have to experience to believe. There are also additional massage and stretch programs that use advanced air compression technology. A couple of additional highlights are the 3 targeted heat zones in the back, seat, & leg areas along with backup battery power to return the seat to the upright position in case of a power outage.
A couple of final notes to consider are the max 400-lb load capacity and 3-year reliable Human Touch warranty this chair boasts. Overall, the Gravis ZG certainly isn’t for everyone, though, people who value a quality back massage, top-notch materials & aesthetic quality, and full adjustability will instantly fall in love with the Gravis ZG.
#5) Osaki Titan Pro Ace II
The second and final Osaki chair in this guide is the latest Titan Pro Ace II. Compared to the other chairs in this guide, the Titan Pro Ace II is more similar to Kahuna and Medical Breakthrough models than the Osaki Pro JP model. Unlike the Pro JP, the Pro Ace II features space-saving tech that allows the chair to be placed close to a wall without interference. There are also 3 zero-gravity positions and the coveted L-track design that extends the massage roller track from the neck to the seat for total-body coverage.
The feature I like the most is the 3D massage roller technology with the main rollers. What makes this special? You have the option to adjust the length of the rollers in the backrest for a more precise & thorough massage. Additionally, the L-track design allows for up to 50% more coverage than a traditional S-track. The combination of L-track and 3D tech ensures that couples and families will love the customized massage experience for people of all sizes.
In total, there are 6 auto massage programs with the option to adjust massage intensity to your liking. Plus, there are 4 massage styles to choose from, including kneading, tapping, shiatsu, and tapping/kneading. The final feature found in the Pro Ace II that’s not found in the Pro JP is integrated Bluetooth speakers to push your favorite music through. At the time of this writing, the Ace II costs a good bit less than the Kahuna Hubot HM-078 for a similar set of features.
Now that you know how to choose the best luxury massage chair, which one will you choose? The most important step is to consider what features you value the most. The latest features that most people look for in this price range are:
- 3D and 4D massage techniques
- Multiple zero-gravity positions
- Space-Saving Technology
- More auto massage programs
- A better neck & shoulder massage
- More main rollers
- L-track or SL-track systems
- Integrated Bluetooth speakers
If I honestly had to choose just one chair in this guide, I would pick the OS-4D Pro JP Premium. Osaki teamed up with Fujiiryoki to manufacture this chair, and it’s made in Japan. It also delivers the best massage that you’ll find in this price range. Most people who experience the utter bliss of a Fujiiryoki massage chair in Japan return home with a desire to buy one. The OS-4D Pro JP Premium costs considerably less than importing a Fujiiryoki, and it’s true Japanese quality.
Now it’s time for you to enter blissville…