If you’re thinking about purchasing the Medical Breakthrough 6 v4, we would recommend you do so.
We had the privilege of reviewing hundreds of massage chairs and nothing compares to the design and innovation behind the MB series.
However, no one is without flaws. In particular, their customer support could use some improvement.
We researched a lot about this brand and chair so you can understand the pros and cons, without needing to sort through the crap of paid reviews and endorsed ads.
About Medical Breakthrough
Medical Breakthrough was founded by a group of medical professional running a chiropractic office for 40 years.
They saw the amount of pain that their patients endured for all those years. They thought some massage brand would create a chair that would alleviate those issues. They never did. Because of that, they decided to build their own.
They spent thousands of dollars on many iterations of the chair, only to find it malfunctioning. On their last try, they finally made a break through. Hence the name Medical Breakthrough.
MB is a direct manufacturer, meaning they will ship you the chair from their warehouse. No middleman, no price gouging.
Here are some interesting facts about MB:
- They are the only massage chair made by over 25 medical doctors including pain specialists, chiropractors, and surgeons
- Their chairs has the most customization: adjust to any height, weight; recline as far or as little as you want; adjust the shoulder bags and footrest to any degree
- Has more than 25 patents including Zero Gravity Sleep System™, Smart Full Body Medical Scan™, Head To Toe Back Massage System™, The 4D Deep Tissue Massage System™, Engulfed Arm Massage™, and more
- Only massage chair to be features on CNN & Wall Street Journal
- Only massage chair to be endorsed by Dr Mehmet Oz, Harvard University and Dr Brent Bauer from Mayo Clinic (as well as more celebrity doctor endorsements)
MB 6 V4 Features And Benefits
The first thing you notice about this chair is that it looks expensive. That’s because it is. They did not skimp out on quality materials. This chair is covered in high quality PU leather and is built to last.
The MB 6 V4 has a Medical Body Scan. I haven’t encountered this feature, only it’s inferior neighbor: Computer Body Scan. It will adjust the position of the massage rollers to the height of your body so that it’s always in contact and not past your head.
They have advanced 3D rollers. These are referred to as 4D rollers in the industry. They let you control rollers x-axis and y-axis movement, time, and the z-axis (how far they come toward you). The 4th dimension in this case is the z-axis or the depth of the rollers. This is extremely helpful for those who want to control the deepness of a massage. Personally, I enjoy being able to say to a massage therapist: “Can you go a little stronger?” This is what that features allows for a chair.
The zero gravity features positions the body so that your weight is spread evenly across a horizontal plane (this chair in this case). This has health benefits like reduces stress on your spine and increasing blood flow. MB’s zero gravity is aimed to help you fall asleep. It does this by giving you a soothing massage after slowing getting into the horizontal position.
The Chiropractic back stretch is like Yoga stretch on steroids. It grips your feet and hips, giving you a big ol’ stretch in the back, loosening tight back muscles and improving spinal health.
The premium bluetooth capability is only available on the MB 6 and newer models. It’s nice to be able to set the ambient background noise, especially if you’re in an urban setting where there’s a lot of noise outside.
They have a wide variety of massage techniques influenced by different parts of the world: Japanese, Ancient Roman, Turkish, Greek, Egyptian, Indonesian, Swedish, etc… Because everyone has their own preferences in massages, it’s nice that they incorporated so many different cultures in one chair.
There are several things you can adjust: footrest, shoulder airbags, height, weight, reclining angle.
Believe it or not, this chair can twist your hips side to side using their patented technology Medical Breakthrough World Famous Hip Twist™. Similar to when a chiropractor turns you over to work on your other side, this chair can move your hips to turn your body.
The Advanced L-track has almost three times the coverage as industry standards. This means that the rollers are wider and longer. The massage feels much more comprehensive and covers more surface area of the body.
There are 167 air cells in the mb 6 v4. This is by far the largest number of air bags we’ve ever seen in the market.
Some massage chairs on the market have simply reflexology foot massage systems. The MB 6 has a complete foot and hand reflexology massage functions. What does this mean? It means the arm massage and foot massager are designed to target and heal other parts of the body. MB is a medical company so they are much more accurate with their approach.
Arm massager are a big point of contention in the massage chair market. Often times, the arm slips out or its too weak for an effective massage. The Engulfed Arm Massage System™ encapsulated the entire arm and feels like multiple people are simultaneously massaging your arms. I would not agree with most massage chairs when they claim it’s like multiple massage therapists are giving you a massage, but in this instance I agree.
Overall, there are 3 key areas that the MB 6 massages that other competitors don’t. Finger massage, reflexology hand massage, and hip massage. These areas are crucial areas to improve especially if you are older or are in a trade that requires hands-on work.
There are wheels on the bottom of the chair so it’s easy to move. This will come in handy when your spouse wants you to move them because of decor changes!
Medical Breakthrough is a company that takes their massage chair seriously. It’s not some cheap chair made in China with no brand. It’s a company that has high standards and endorsements around the globe.
They are featured on Fox news, Dr Oz, and many other media channels.
Military and social workers are also a big part of the customer base that are satisfied with their chairs.
Some establishment endorsements include:
- United States Air Force,
- General Electric
- Texas Instrument
- Yale University
- Stanford University
- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine