Kahuna Massage Chair

Today, we’ll be looking at massage products from a popular brand called Kahuna.

When trying to reach their customer service, couple of interesting encounters happened.

  1. Their actual company is called AJX Distribution Inc. (This confused me since I thought I called the wrong number)
  2. Their main e-commerce store front is actually goodpriceworld.com

After all said and done, we recommend the Kahuna LM 7000.

 

LM SERIES

Kahuna LM Series are the older and least expensive of the models.  However, since Kahuna is known for their higher-end chairs, the LM models are still jam-packed with cool features not found in other chairs.

KAHUNA LM 6800

Computer Scan Technology

LM 6800 comes with computer body scan technology.  This allows the chair to adjust based on your size (since everyone is shaped differently).

Isolated muscle group programs

Not many chairs can independently operate based on muscle group.  The LM 6800 certainly can.  This means you don’t have to get a full body massage if your neck is the only part of your body that is strained.

The 5 different programs include:

  • Neck to waist
  • Waist to lower back
  • lower back to butt
  • neck to butt
  • butt to mid-back

36 Airbags

This chair features a total of 36 air bags.  All these air bags engage in what’s called compression massage; it squeezes your muscles and body parts.  The airbags by the feet and calves is especially strong.

The airbags by the shoulder is unique, as many chairs on the market don’t offer compression massages for the shoulder.

Zero Gravity

The LM 6800 features full zero gravity.  The image of the women laying on the chair does not do justice.  The chair is able to recline as far as back as your legs being 4-6 inches higher than your heart.  This relieves a lot of pressure on your back, giving you that therapeutic sensation.

Another interesting thing about Kahuna’s gravity chairs is that it’s remarkably space saving.  You would expect the chair to need about 15 inches from the wall in order for the chair to have enough space to go into full zero gravity mode.  However, Kahuna’s chair only requires 5-6 inches from the wall.

L-track system

The standard L-track system is in play here.  This means the rollers of the chair extend all the way to your buttocks as opposed to just stopping at the base of your spine.

Controls

The amount to which you can control the chair is quite amazing.  There is a total of 3 levels of speed and pressure.  This is handy for households with a lot of people to accommodate variety of preferences.  It has multiple automatic programs as well as manual control of the massage rollers.

The automatic programs emulate the popular types of massage therapy:

  • Shiatsu
  • Kneading
  • Rolling
  • Tapping
  • Kneading/Tapping

Warranty

There is a 5 year warranty that comes with the chair.

User Testing

In this segment, we have our user testers use the chair in many ways and have them dish out the good stuff and the bad stuff according to them.

Pros

The Yoga mode setting is new and something not seen on the market.  The chair will mix stretch and massage you for 30 minutes and it actually feels like you’re bending your back over an exercise ball.

You would expect this to have a big footprint in your house but it doesn’t.  When they say it saves space, it actually does.  I was able to install this in my bedroom with no issues with space.

Many chairs are noisy.  They ‘click’ and ‘clack.’  This chair is quite; I can fall asleep it in while getting a plentiful massage.

Cons

The feet rollers are pretty painful.  It’s probably because the fabric between your feet and the rollers are so thin that it feels like the rollers are directly on your skin.  Luckily a towel will dampen it.

The massage chair only runs 15 minutes at a time, after which the chair position resets to upright.  When you’re really into the massage, it takes away from it.  Although I do understand the time limit has something to do with power safety.

 

KAHUNA LM 7000

The Kahuna LM 7000 adds several features to the 6800.  The first thing you notice is that they offer it in Brown Ivory and Ivory Black, which is much more aesthetically pleasing then plain colors.

3 levels of Zero Gravity

In the LM 6800, they featured two levels of zero gravity which allowed the chair to recline in two positions.  The 7000 allows the chair to recline in 3 positions.

Longer L-track

In response to customers complaints about intensity, they created a softer rollers and as well as longer track.  This allows for a fuller, more pleasant massage.

Premium speakers

What’s better than a quiet massage chair?  One that plays music, noise that you actually want to hear.  The 7000 comes with built-in premium bluetooth speakers.  It also comes with a charger plug for your phone so you can charge it while getting a massage.

User Testing

Pros

It’s so comfortable I fall asleep in it.  It’s also convenient that it has a cable for the phone to charge my phone.

The bluetooth speakers are a great addition to the chair.  They are positioned well by the head so you can enjoy your favorite tunes while in the most related state of mind.

Cons

If you purchase this chair, make sure you or someone you know is a good handyman since if something breaks – it inevitably will – the chair can be fixed.  The assembly is not super intuitive like IKEA products and they don’t exactly snap into place (screw holes don’t seem to align very well).

The instructions are not clear.  They aren’t written in proper english so it was a little difficult to set up.

KAHUNA LM 7800

The LM 7800 is an extension of the LM 6800 and the LM 7000.  The two most important features are the 30 min maximum time interval and that it comes out of the box assembled.

There is not a whole lot that has changed from the previous model.

Slightly improved L-track system

The L-track is absolutely included and it’s the longest it’s ever been up to this point as 42 inches.  The rollers set on 4 wheels, which make it faster for them to go to the targeted area of the body.

Auto leg extension

Since customer complained about previous models not fitting taller people, they added the automatic leg extension.

Strongest massage of the LM series

The company boasts that this chair is the strongest chair, especially comparing it to the Kahuna Spirit.

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