Massage Chair Comparison Chart

Our Massage Chair Comparison Chart is provided to help support your decision making process.  Choosing a massage chair is an important step and investment for many professionals.  Your personal body mechanics as well as your height play a role in deciding which massage chair may be best for you.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to read our article on "How to Choose a Massage Chair" you may want to now.  In addition to discussing the top massage chairs on the market, It provides a short historical perspective on the development of the first portable massage chair and its creator David Palmer.  Massage Chairs have become significant tools for several professions in addition to massage.  Please take your time comparing the following chairs. 

When studying our "Massage Chair Comparison Chart" it is important to keep in mind the qualities of a massage chair that mean the most to you.  Many times marketing copy will call a chair a great introductory chair.  We have found that the most effective strategy is to purchase a quality chair that will last the duration of your practice.  The same goes when looking to purchase a massage table.  A manufacturer with high standards will produce a massage chair or table that should last for years even under constant use. 

If your purchasing a chair for out calls, events, shopping mall location or any stand alone location than please consider one of the chairs in our first selection.  If you are simply going to use a chair occasionally for promotional purposes then take a look at our second selections of economical options.  If you have not yet purchased a massage table than consider Stronglite or Custom Craftworks as they both offer a package that includes both a massage chair and a massage table.

Check out our Portable Massage Tables page to find both Stronglite and Custom Craftworks chair and table packages.  Our article on "How to Choose a Portable Massage Table" provides detailed information on what a massage therapist or student may want to consider before making a purchase.  Choosing the best table or chair for you can make all the difference! 


Massage Chair Comparison Chart
a look at the top Portable Massage Chair Manufactures

Massage Chair

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Oakworks:

Portal Pro

Chair Weight: 19lbs

Weight limit: 350lbs

Client Height Range:

4'11" to 6' 4"

Quick lock adjustments to face cradle & arm rest

Adjustable seat height and frame width

Knee pads are not removable

Offset Wheels

Available open bottom cover to allow for wheeling

Available shoulder carrying strap attaches to frame

Available sternum pad for pregnant women ect.

PVC free Fabric

Limited Warranty

Industry Standard proven in the Field


Best Therapist Height: 4'11" to 5'11


Quick & Convenient set up


Allows for a wider base for forward client position & shorter therapist


Also narrow base for vertical client position and taller therapist


Allows for reversed chair positioning to work legs, hips and feet


Make sure you get black frame lighter colors show dirt


Face cradle lock can fail over time, but Oakworks will replace


Chair width tension wire may require tightening over time (rare)

$449 and UP

Need More information Check out our Portal Pro Chair Routine page

Massage Chair

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Stronglite:

Ergo-PRo

Chair Weight:

19lbs

Weight Limit:

600lbs

Client Height Range:

4'6" to 6'6"

Quick lock adjustments to face cradle, chest paid, arm rest

Adjustable seat height

Knee pads are removable

Offset Wheels

Available sternum pad for pregnant women & Special uses

Available Carrying bag with strap

Limited Lifetime Warranty



Co-designed with David Palmer

Best Therapist Height Range: 5' to 6" Plus


Quick & Convenient Set Up


Telescoping legs to adjust seat height and wider padded seat


Great for taller clients and therapists


Allows for reverse seated posture for anterior bodywork


Challenging to put into carrying protective bag


$354 and up

Need more information check out our Ergo-Pro Chair Routine page


Available as Package with
Ergo-Pro massage chair & Versalite massage table
$790

See our portable massage table page


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Video introduction to Stronglite Ergo-Pro

By MasageNerd & Stronglite

Can open in full screen by clicking far right corner of video


Massage Chair

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Golden Ratio:

Quicklite

Now available form Touch America LLC

Chair Weight:

14 or 15 lbs. depending on fabric choice

Weight Limit

325 lbs.

Client Height Range:

4' to 7'

One Touch face cradle adjustments

Adjustable arm rest, chest pad and seat height

Knee pads are not removable

No Wheels

Available Shoulder strap and or carrying bag

Available sternum pad for pregnant women and special techniques

Limited Warranty

The lightest weight  chair in the industry  proven in the field


Best Therapist Height: 4' to 6' may be challenging for taller therapists


Recommended by Ralph Stevens LMT and national chair massage instructor


Quick & Convenient set up


Compact when broken down: 10.5"X42"X18" folded


Very easy to carry


Allows for reverse posture on chair for anterior bodywork of Chest, abdomen, legs and feet

$500 and Up


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Introduction video for Quicklite

By Touch America

Can open in full screen by clicking far right corner of video

Massage Chair

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Pisces Productions:

Dolphin II

Chair Weight:

18 lbs.

Weight Limit:

Not Listed

Client Height Range:

Not listed

Face Cradle collapses down when transporting chair, adjusts independently &  with chest pad and arm rest

Chest pad slides to add support for shorter clients and room for taller clients

Has Wheels

Knee pads are removable

Available Sternum paid for pregnant women

Welded and fixed base

Limited Lifetime

Warranty

The Only chair that allows for a horizontal client positioning


Accommodates a wide range of clients comfortably


Much lower than a massage table can be troublesome for therapist knees

Really good for shorter therapist's


Takes time to set up and take down


Challenging to put into its protective carrying bag


Requires that frame bolts are tightened from time to time

$679

need more information check out our Dolphin II Chair Routine Page 


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Video introduction to the Dolphin II

By Pisces Productions

Can open in full screen by clicking the far right corner of the video

Massage Chair

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Earthlite:

Avila II

Chair Weight:

25 lbs.

Weight Limit:

350 lbs.

Client Height Range: From Children to Adults

Hinged Upper body Support allows for the extreme range of client heights

Independently adjustable face cradle, chest support Slides & pivots, adjustable arm support.

Folds down to compact unit packages come with wheeled carrying bag & Sternum pad 

Composite Frame

Limited Lifetime

Warranty

Accommodates a wide range of clients comfortably


Ergonomically designed with the therapist in mind


Stable base


Takes time to learn adjustments


Can be a challenge to get into wheeled transporting bag


Heavy weighs 25 pounds


Best suited for stationary chair massage location


Head rest is all plastic has broken after limited use


Try one out, before purchasing not for everyone

$391.20

need more information check out our Avila II massage routine page

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Video slide details of Earthlite's Avila II

By Amazon Marketer

Can view in full screen by clicking the far right corner

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Massage Chair Comparison Chart
a look at the Top Economy Massage Chair Manufactures

Massage Chair

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Stronglite:

Standard Massage Chair

Chair Weight:

15 lbs.

Weight Limit:

300 lbs.

Client Height Range:

4' to 6" plus

Comfort Cushion adjustable face cradle steal pivot pin

Adjustable sliding chest pad

Three position arm rest and seat

Wider seat for greater client comfort

Supports Reverse posture for anterior body work

No Wheels

Carrying Bag

2 year limited warranty

Quality construction


Efficient Set Up


Light Weight to Carry


Has a wide seat that supports larger and taller clients more comfortably


Easily supports anterior body work by placing client on chair facing outward


Easy to carry


Great Reviews for Economical small light weight chair

$269 up

Massage

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Custom Craftworks:

Solutions Melody

Chair Weight:

18 lbs.

Weight Limit:

300 lbs.

Client Height Range:

4' to 6'

Adjustable face cradle

Seat height and angle adjusts

Arm rest adjusts

Removable sternum pad

Carrying bag

No Wheels

2 Year Limited

Warranty




 Available as a package with Custom Craftworks Table

Quality Construction

Average Weight for Portable Chair

Supports Reverse Client Positioning and Anterior Bodywork

Easy to Carry

Easy to wheel around in Carrying Bag

Known Manufacturer

$199 up

Massage

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Master Massage:

Professional Portable Massage Chair

Chair Weight:

15.2 lbs.

Weight Limit:

1000 lbs.

Client Height Range:

4' to 5'11"

Adjustable face cradle

Adjustable arm rest and seat

Removable sternum pad

No Wheels

Wheeled Carrying Bag

Limited Warranty

Best for average height Massage Therapist

Wheeled carrying bag does not stand upright when not held

Chair can be challenging to put in bag

Static weight limit may be lower than indicated on manufacturers website

Although it has adjustments they are minimal


$229.99 up

Massage Chair

Spec's

Pros & Cons

Price Range

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Earthlite:

Vortex

Chair Weight:

15 lbs.

Weight Limit:

300 lbs.

Client Height Range:

From 4' to 5'11

On Touch Adjustable face cradle

Seat adjusts

Arm rest adjusts

Supports reverse anterior facing posture

Sternum pad available

Carrying bag

No Wheels

Limited Life Time Warranty

NOTE: It has been indicated that Earhtlite will only honor their warranty on chairs purchased directly from them

Sets up Quickly

Dependable manufacturer

Light Weight

Plastic Face Cradle can breakdown over time

Best for average height to short therapist

Has some stability issues

Best to support client as they get on and off chair

Does not have wheels, but is easy to carry

Supports Reverse Client positioning and Anterior Bodywork

$299 up

Thank you for viewing our "Massage Chair Comparison Chart".  Our chart provides links to the top manufactures chairs on Amazon.  We check out the latest price ranges frequently and check our links to make sure the massage chairs are still available.  It is possible for prices to change and massage chairs to become unavailable.  If this happens when your looking for your favorite chair check out our portable massage chair page.  We provide multiple listings for chairs from various sellers.  We provide information and amazon seller links for your convenience and educational value we are not associate with the individual sellers and have no control over quality of service, warranties or returns. 


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