Massage Chair Buying Guide , Reviews

MASSAGE CHAIR
BUYING GUIDE
2020

A Zarifa USA Massage Chair Guide

WHERE DO YOU START?

Two important questions to begin:

What's your budget?

What's driving your desire to purchase?

(Specific pain relieving features? Quality of life features like Bluetooth or Voice Control?)

Red Massage Chair for back pain

Here's How Our Zarifa Massage Chair Pricing Breaks Down

Massage chair price range

$9,999 Luxury Range

Z-Smart Massage Chair Line (robust feature sets with many quality-of-life features such as AI Voice Control)

Massage Chair in Brown Color

$8,999 Full-Feature Range

Z-Signature Massage Chair Line (robust pain relieving feature sets with specific features)

Smart Massage Chair plus

Z-Smart Massage Chair Plus

$8,999.99
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Red Massage Chair for back pain

Z-Smart Massage Chair

$7,999.99
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Z Dream Massage Chair

Z-Dream Massage Chair

$6,999.99
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Z Cloud Massage Chair

Z-Cloud Massage Chair

$5,999.99
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KEY COMPONENTS OF MASSAGE CHAIRS :

Once you've landed on a budget you like and why you want a massage chair, review these features and rank them in order of importance to you.

CORE TECHNOLOGIES

Massage Track Technology

Massage Track Technology

  • Fixed-Frame (Cheapest)
  • S-Track (Industry Standard)
  • Hybrid L/S-Track (Cutting Edge)
  • Stationary Heads (Low-End Chairs)
  • Massage Balls (Low-End Chairs)
  • Dual-Rollers (Low-End Chairs)
  • Tri-Roller (Rare Mid-Range Chairs)
  • Quad to Six Roller Array (Cutting Edge)

Roller Adjustment Tech

  • None (Some Low End Chairs)
  • 3D Body Scan (Intelli-Scan)
  • Manual Adjustment Buttons
  • Both Manual and 3D Scan
Roller Adjustment in Massage Chair

Roller Adjustment Tech

  • None (Some Low End Chairs)
  • 3D Body Scan (Intelli-Scan)
  • Manual Adjustment Buttons
  • Both Manual and 3D Scan
Air Massage Technology in Massage Chair

AIR MASSAGE TECH

  • 60 Plus Pieces - Luxury Chairs
  • 30 to 60 Pieces - Signature Chairs
  • Sub 30 Pieces Low-End Chairs

CONTROL METHODOLOGIES

  • AI Voice Control Assistant
  • Touch Pad on Swing Arm attached to chair
  • Wired Remote with LCD Display
  • App control via your smartphone
Control Methodologies in Massage Chair

CONTROL METHODOLOGIES

  • AI Voice Control Assistant
  • Touch Pad on Swing Arm attached to chair
  • Wired Remote with LCD Display
  • App control via your smartphone

PAIN RELIEVING FEATURES

Massage Chair for deep tissue massage

DEEP TISSUE

Sometimes Called 3D or 4D Technology. Mimics the feel of real hands and provides the same benefits of Shiatsu Massage.

Zero G Seating Massage Chair

ZERO-G SEATING

Incline technology that allows spinal decompression. Found in 1/3 of massage chairs.

Massage Chair Trigger Points

POINT AND ZONE MASSAGE

Direct the Massage rollers to where your back, legs or arms hurt the most.

Massage Chair for Calf and Foot Massage

CALF AND FOOT MASSAGE

Standard consists of airbag calf massage and dual foot rollers. Luxury chairs include multi point rollers and multiple airbags.

Massage Chair for Therapeutic heat

THERAPEUTIC HEAT

  • Carbon Fiber or Infrared
  • Lumbar only (most common)
  • Calf Heat
  • Heat over half or mote of the back
  • Full-Body Heat (very rare)

BODY STRETCH

  • Waist Twist (milder form of body stretch)
  • Hip Swing (moderate form of body stretch)
  • Combination of Both offers powerful synergy, allowing you the most comprehensive pain relief treatment.
Full Body Massage Chair

BODY STRETCH

  • Waist Twist (milder form of body stretch)
  • Hip Swing (moderate form of body stretch)
  • Combination of Both offers powerful synergy, allowing you the most comprehensive pain relief treatment.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Massage Chair Space saving technology

SPACE SAVING TECH

Standard massage chairs require 18-24" of clearance. Space Saving Chairs require 8" of clearance.

Massage Chair ottoman

EXTENDABLE OTTOMAN

Ottoman extension can accommodate taller users up to 6' 5".

Massage Chair for legs

HIDEAWAY OTTOMAN

Aesthetic feature that hides the leg massage ports when not in use giving the chair the appearance of a standard recliner.

Massage Chair Air Ionization Technology

AIR IONIZATION O2

Very rare feature that pipes clean filtered air into the surrounding area of the massage chair user.

Massage Chair Chromotherapy

CHROMOTHERAPY

LED lighting allows the users to create mood lighting for relaxation and meditation.

Massage Chair Memory Modes Technology

MEMORY MODES

Very Rare - Memory Modes allow the user to program their favorite massage chair routines for reuse later.

MUSIC AND SPEAKER SUPPORT

  • SSD CARD MP3 (Low-End Chairs)
  • USB PORT (Industry Standard)
  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY (Luxury Chairs)
Massage Chair speakers

MUSIC AND SPEAKER SUPPORT

  • SSD CARD MP3 (Low-End Chairs)
  • USB PORT (Industry Standard)
  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY (Luxury Chairs)

MAKING YOUR SELECTION

Once you've reviewed the common Massage Chair Features, consider the following facts about our Zarifa Massage Chairs:

  • Every Zarifa Massage Chair includes the very best in Core Technologies. We do not sacrifice on quality or effectiveness in this category, regardless of the chair.
  • Zarifa Z-Smart Luxury chairs include the best combination of Pain Relieving Features and Convenience Features. 
  • Zarifa Z-Signature Brands include the same Core Technologies as our Luxury Line of Chairs but may include less Pain Relieving or Convenience Features.
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ZARIFA MASSAGE CHAIR FEATURE COMPARISON

CORE TECHNOLOGIES

Core TechnologiesZ-Smart Plus LuxuryZ-Smart LuxuryZ-Dream SignatureZ-Cloud Signature
S+L TrackYes

S - OnlyYesYes
Full Body Air Massage60 Bags

78 Bags52 Bags28 Bags
Arm Massage TypeSleeve 
SleeveSleeve In-Line
Speed Adjustment5 Levels5 Levels5 Levels5 Levels
Air Pressure Adjustment3 Levels3 Levels5 Levels5 Levels
Width Adjustment5 Levels5 Levels3 Levels5 Levels
Multi-TargetingYesYesYesYes
Intelli-HandsYesYesYesYes

PAIN RELIEVING FEATURES

Pain Relief FeaturesZ-Smart Plus LuxuryZ-Smart LuxuryZ-Dream SignatureZ-Cloud Signature
Foot Rollers2 Sets
88 Stereo-Scopic2 Sets2 Sets
Leg Heating Yes
YesYesYes
Hip Swing FeatureYes
YesNoneNone
Magnetic TherapyYesYesYesNone
Rocking MotionNoneYesNoneYes
Zero GravityYesYesYesYes
Intelli-HandsYesYesYesYes
Heating ElementCarbon FiberCarbon FiberCarbon FiberCarbon Fiber

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Convenience FeaturesZ-Smart Plus LuxuryZ-Smart LuxuryZ-Dream SignatureZ-Cloud Signature
Space Saving TechYes
YesYesYes
Foot Rest ExtensionAuto
ManualAutoManual
USB Charging PortsYes
NoneNoneNone
Quick Access ButtonYesNoneYesYes
Safety Short ProtectionYesNoneNoneNone
Memory Modes3 Modes3 ModesNone3 Modes
BluetoothYesYesYesYes
Speakers3D Digital3D Hi-FiDual Hi-Fi3D Digital
O2 IonizerYesYesNoneNone
Accent Lighting7 LevelsNoneNoneNone
Automatic Programs8886
Voice ControlYesNoneNoneNone
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