So you’ve heard of the brand Real Relax?
You want to know if their massage chairs lives up to the bargain. Well, you’re in luck because I’m about to tell you.
We realized that the quality is in the details, some of which cannot be seen through thumbnails.
We also know that a massage chair is an investment toward your happiness.
Because of that, we take it upon ourselves to give you a thorough review.
By the end of this review, you’ll know everything you need to know about Real Relax massage chairs.
Real Relax: Who Are They?
Most companies are on a mission to do something different or better than their competitors.
Real Relax is no different. They are on a mission to develop comfortable massage chairs at a reasonable cost.
They want to give you a ‘real relax’, not one where you have to hide the purchase from your significant other (that would be kind of tough wouldn’t it?).
They started out in 2015, a relatively new company. Founders of Real Relax realized that usage of technology led to rise in back, neck, and wrist problems. Because of that, they invented their own massage chair.
Despite being in business for couple years, they have services over 40 countries worldwide. It’s pretty impressive for a brand that started couple years ago.
Chairs and Products
Real Relax offers a whole suite of massage chairs and other products.
The Platinum Series, namely the PS-6000 and the PS-6500, are the high end massage chairs. These include features such as 50 inch SL-track, body scanning tech, robotic hands, and much more.
The Platinum Series
The RealRelax Platinum series is the highest priced massage chair that RealRelax offers. With 24 programs (both auto and manual) combined with more than 8 massage techniques, this massage chair uses air pressure, 4D tracks, heat, and vibrations to give you a full body massage.
Features that stand out
Do you ever look at something and say: “Man that most cost a lot!”
Well, that’s the impression that the Platinum series chairs give you. And to be fair, it is quite expensive…
It comes with one of the longer tracks I’ve seen: 51.18 inches, to be exact. The rollers — ‘robotic hands’ is what Real Relax calls them — glide on this track to deliver the massage. This is a SL-track, which is considered to be the most modern type of track. It contours the shape of your back and extends to the underside of your thigh. It reminds me of a Herman Miller.
Here’s another knockout feature: Android OS powered tablet. Some may want a remote but a static tablet works really well as you don’t have to worry about losing it. With a modern OS, this tablet has the capability to remember settings, download apps, and has touch interface.
A common problem in the massage chair industry is that it doesn’t fit bigger people quite nicely. So it’s nice that the Platinum Series accommodates a wide range of height: 5.2ft to 6.5 feet.
Improvements and other commentary (because we love our opinions!)
One thing that we found annoying were the LED lights by the speakers. They change colors and it doesn’t seem like there are settings available to customize them.
We really enjoyed the sleeper mode, which makes the massage chair not revert back to the original state to allow the user to fall asleep.
Lastly, we liked the automatic leg extensions. In older models, you had to apply pressure to the leg portion for it to extend.
The Favor Series
The Favor series (s01, 03, 04, 05, L1) are the affordable massage chairs that Real Relax is mostly known for.
The Real Relax Favor s01, 03, and 04 Use an 8-point massage backing combined with zero gravity, these massage chairs are ideal for those who don’t want to break the bank. To simplify, we’ll group the s01, 03, and 04 together and call them Early Favor Series.
The Favor Series 05 and L1 include the track system with 4D rollers. For simplification, we’ll call these the Newer Favor Series.
Features that stand out
The Early Favor Series are inexpensive because they don’t use the standard track and roller system.
Instead, they have this mechanic that fixes 8 nodes on the back side of the massage chair.
These nodes rotate in a circulator motion to give you the massage.
The Newer Favor Series have the standard SL-track.
Zero Gravity is a de facto standard in most modern massage chairs on the market.
All of the Favor Series by Real Relax has the zero gravity feature, even their cheapest chair.
Zero-G helps relieve pressure on your spine by inverting your body.
Every chair also has space saving technology which means that in zero-g position, the chair takes up minimal amount of space.
The Early Favor Series has one zero gravity position while the Newer Favor Series has three.
Nowadays, almost all massage chair recliners have airbags that give compression massage. The real question is: does it do an adequate job?
Some of Real Relax’s chair have over 50 airbags. That’s a lot of airbags.
Surprisingly, Real Relax has a powerful and adjustable airbag system on their massage chairs. My lower back and arms felt pretty squeezed at every inflation of the air bags.
Depending on the model, you may have to apply a bit of force in order for your arms not to slip out of the arm rest.
The foot massage is strong. You might want to try it on the lowest setting and even dampen it with a towel.
There are rollers on the bottom to massage the soles of your feet. It’s not super snug so it’s not as effective as applying your entire weight on it.
The leg rest also is extendable and its spring loaded. It’ll accommodate up to 6’3” tall.
The remote is intuitive and simple. It has less than 15 buttons and some of the models come with a nice graphic of the chair to show where it’s giving the massages.
Real Relax has good standard warranty for all their massage chairs.
- Missing materials at the time of delivery
- Manufacturing defects
- Product mismatch with description (I.e if it said remote was included in the description but remote was not delivered)
it DOES NOT cover:
- Wear and tear of the PU leather
- Accidental damage
- Damage to the product as a result of modification
- Damage as a result of assembling it incorrectly
Real Relax massage is a reputable brand with affordable prices. They certainly lack in some places — like the absence of a roller track — but if those don’t matter to you that much, it is simply a great buy.
Their chairs come with top of the line features like zero gravity, spacing saving technologies, and powerful air compression massages.
They have services over thousands of happy customers and is one of the highest rated massage chairs on Amazon.
What are you waiting for? Get your Real Relax on!