best massage chair for tall person

The Best Massage Chair For A Tall Person

Do you know what I think of when I hear the phrase “finding a needle in a haystack”? I never thought I’d compare it someday to finding a good massage chair for a tall person.

It’s easy for people of average height and weight to find a good massage chair to buy. The only thing they need to consider is the features they want and their budget. But for three types of folks who don’t fit the mold, finding a good massage chair is slightly more challenging. These folks are people who are either too tall, too short, or too big. The problem is not just about being able to fit in the chair or being comfortable. The primary issue when it comes to massage chair usage is that the right body parts get the massage (or heat) intended for those areas. For example, if you’re too tall, the neck rollers might not align directly against your neck.

We’ve already put together a list of the best massage chairs for short folks, so today, let’s talk about the best massage chairs for tall people.

Full-scale statue of Edvard Grieg together with a 6’2″ ft person.

Believe it or not, it took me several months to put this list together. Somehow, it’s really quite a challenge to find massage chairs that can accommodate tall properly while still having good reviews. If you’re a repeat visitor to our site, you’d know that we don’t always give good reviews to massage chairs. Some models are amazing, but a lot fall short. So, I had to spend hours going through all our reviews finding good massage chairs that fit our criteria. It was very difficult and I even went through chairs we haven’t reviewed yet, but here you go.

Important Note: Most massage chairs are for users up to 6 feet tall so in this curated list, we are including chairs that can accommodate users taller than 6 feet.

Best Massage Chairs For 6’1″ And Taller

Best Value: Ootori Asuka A-600

Massage Chair By OOTORI, Deluxe S-Track Recliner with 3D Robot Hand, Zero Gravity Full Body Air...

  • Height Range: Up to 6’4″ feet tall
  • Max Weight: Up to 400 lbs
  • Price: $

I remember clearly when I first reviewed the Ootori Asuka. I had just come off writing about some disappointing chairs when I finally came onto this model and it’s great! For such an affordable price, you get some really good features — features that normally only the most expensive chairs would have.

One of its best feature though can’t even be found on these luxe chairs. The chair is built to accommodate bigger and taller users. The designers of this chair incorporated the following:

  1. Shoulder rollers that can be adjusted to 3 widths: 4cm, 12 cm, and 21 cm. This means that whether you are lean or broad-shouldered, the rollers can be adjusted to hit their targets.
  2. Extendable leg rest. The calf massage area can be extended up to 6 inches. This is great news for long-legged users.
  3. Body scan. The body scan feature automatically detects your body’s shape, height, and spine placement in order to give you a massage best suited to your body type.

Here are the pros and cons of this chair in brief:

Pros

  • Adjusts to different body types
  • Has premium features like 1) body scan, 2) three zero gravity positions, 3) 3D massage rollers, 4) lumbar heating, 5) foot rollers, and 6) space-saving technology.
  • High praise for its foot roller massage
  • No assembly
  • Affordable price tag

Cons

  • Weak heat

Read our full review of the Ootori Asuka A-600 here.

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Massage Chair By OOTORI, Deluxe S-Track Recliner with 3D Robot Hand, Zero Gravity Full Body Air...
32 Ratings
Massage Chair By OOTORI, Deluxe S-Track Recliner with 3D Robot Hand, Zero Gravity Full Body Air...
  • Zero Gravity-There are 3 levels zero gravity angles, clicking the button to adjust a comfortable reclining angle. Meanwhile, our heart and...
  • Full Body Air Massage-The chair Massager airbags cover the shoulders, arms, hips and feet area, you can adjust the intense for your full...
  • S-Track Design-Connecting with ergonomics, S-track aim to provide flexible acupoint massage for your neck, shoulder, back and waist area.

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Best For Tall And Wide: Relaxonchair Zero Gravity Shiatsu

RELAXONCHAIR [MK-II Plus] Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair with Built-in Heat and Air...

  • Height Range: Up to 6’2″ feet tall
  • Max Weight: Up to 345 lbs
  • Price: $$

Relaxonchair’s Zero Gravity massage chair has been a solid crowd favorite since it came out a few years back. It’s not surprising given it’s affordable price, rich features, and reliable performance.

Add to that how it can fit a tall person with a wide girth. It’s not often you can find this kind of chair with consistent good reviews.

Pros

  • Comes with an L-track, meaning it can massage up to your buttocks and hamstrings
  • Has premium features like 1) body scan, 2) three zero gravity positions, 3) air massage technology, 4) lumbar heating, 5) deep tissue massage, and 6) automatic programs + 5 targeted massages
  • Has a spinal decompression program which I love
  • Ideal for those suffering from back pains
  • The leg massagers adjust for leg length
  • Space-saver
  • Affordable price tag

Cons

  • Foot rollers are intense
  • Heavy; you will need two people to move this chair or White Glove service

Read our full review of the Relaxonchair here.

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RELAXONCHAIR [MK-II Plus] Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair with Built-in Heat and Air...
187 Ratings
RELAXONCHAIR [MK-II Plus] Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair with Built-in Heat and Air...
  • REDESIGNED & UPGRADED W/ ONE HAND OPERATION REMOTE CONTROLLER, GENTLE YET FIRM MASSAGE ROLLERS, REDUCED AIRBAG PRESSURE FOR ARM & CALF - 4...
  • THREE STAGE ULTRA AUTOMATIC ZERO GRAVITY MULTI-FUNCTION MASSAGE CHAIR: Zero gravity chairs elevate your feet to the same level as your...
  • BUTTLOCK L-TRACKING MASSAGE SYSTEM: The rollers glide from the upper back all the way down under the seat. This new rolling system provides...

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Most Flexible: Osaki OS 4000T

Osaki OS4000TA Model OS-4000T Zero Gravity Massage Chair, Black, Computer Body Scan, Zero Gravity...

  • Height Range: Up to 6’2″ feet tall
  • Max Weight: Up to 265 lbs
  • Price: $$

The Osaki OS 4000T is such a great chair that it made it to two of our top lists. It made it into our Top 10 Massage Chairs for 2019 and our Top 4 Massage Chairs for Short People.

When you think about it, it’s quite a feat that it can accommodate such differing heights on both ends of the spectrum. It can fit a person as short as 4’6″ to a person as tall as 6’2″.  It adjusts very well for these height ranges.

Pros

  • Great massage experience
  • Has leg extensions and leg scans; calf rest can be lifted and stretched
  • Has premium features like 1) body scan, 2) zero gravity technology, 3) calf and foot massage, 4) arm massage, 5) lumbar heating, 6) shoulder/lumbar/hip squeeze, and 7) auto timer which can be set from 5 to 30 minutes
  • Ideal for those suffering from body or back pains
  • Affordable price tag
  • Responsive customer support

Cons

  • Shoulders are a tight fit for bigger folks but they can be McGyver-ed

Read the quick fix and our full review of the Osaki-400T.

Osaki OS4000TA Model OS-4000T Zero Gravity Massage Chair, Black, Computer Body Scan, Zero Gravity...
6 Ratings
Osaki OS4000TA Model OS-4000T Zero Gravity Massage Chair, Black, Computer Body Scan, Zero Gravity...
  • Design Upgraded, Computer Body Scan, Zero Gravity Design, Unique Foot roller
  • Next Generation Air Massage Technology, Arm Air Massagers, Auto Recline and Leg Extension
  • Wireless Controller, Calf & Foot Massage, Lower Back Heat Therapy, Shoulder, Lumbar & Hip Squeeze

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Best Mid-Range: Titan TP-Pro 8400

Titan TPPRO8400D Model TP-Pro 8400 Massage Chair in Cream, L-Track Massage Function, Zero...

  • Height Range: Up to 6’3″ feet tall
  • Max Weight: Up to 275 lbs
  • Price: $$

When talking about the Titan line of chairs, my favorite would be the Alpine. Despite being double the price of the 8400, it justifies its price tag with its overall sophistication in design and performance. The Titan 8400 outstrips its more expensive sibling in one important regard though. It does a better massage for taller folks. Both have ottoman length adjustment, but the 8400 hits your neck better via manual adjustment.

Pros

  • Mid-range priced chair
  • Adjustable ottoman and manual neck settings for tall people
  • Good fit for people with broad shoulders; shoulder airbags are flared out
  • Comes with an L-track, meaning it can massage up to your buttocks and hamstrings
  • Includes features like 1) body scan, 2) zero gravity technology, 3) calf and foot massage, 4) arm and hand massage, 5) lumbar heating, and 6) space-saving technology

Cons

  • Missing some core features like 3d rollers and hip airbags

Read our full review of the Titan TP-Pro 8400.

Titan TPPRO8400D Model TP-Pro 8400 Massage Chair in Cream, L-Track Massage Function, Zero...
3 Ratings
Titan TPPRO8400D Model TP-Pro 8400 Massage Chair in Cream, L-Track Massage Function, Zero...
  • L-Track Massage Function, Zero Gravity Massage, Auto Recline
  • Foot Roller Massage, Heating Function on Back, Leg Adjustments
  • Arm and Hand Massage, Calf and Foot Massage

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Best Chiropractic: Osaki OS-7200H Pinnacle

Osaki - Executive Zero Gravity S-Track Heating Massage Chair OS-7200H Black

  • Height Range: Up to 6’3″ feet tall
  • Max Weight: Up to 265 lbs
  • Price: $$$

We previously published a list of the best massage chair brands you can trust and it was a rather a short list because of the high standards that we put in place. Out of the 5 that we shortlisted, Osaki was one of the them. Although their chairs are manufactured in China, their products are designed and built very well. Also, their HQ in Texas provides awesome customer support (unlike other brands with either bad or non-existent support).

Which brings us to the OS-7200H. This model comes with a higher price tag but justifies the higher cost with the slew of additional features listed below.

Because it is so solidly built, it can accommodate a person who is up to 6’3″ feet tall and weighting up to 275 lbs.

Pros

  • Excellent design, solid build, and durable
  • Excellent massage programs (auto and manual)
  • Additional features include body and leg scan, zero gravity, heat therapy for both lumbar and leg areas, chromotherapy, arm and hand massage, and foot and calf massage
  • Pelvis and waist swaying massage is perfect for people with lower back pain or spine problems

Cons

  • No space-saving feature and also very heavy; you will need White Glove service to help you assemble this chair

Read more about its specs and features in our full review of the Osaki OS-7200H.

Osaki - Executive Zero Gravity S-Track Heating Massage Chair OS-7200H Black
5 Ratings
Osaki - Executive Zero Gravity S-Track Heating Massage Chair OS-7200H Black
  • Computer Body Scan, Arm Massage, Zero Gravity, Quad Roller Head Massage System
  • 51 Air Bag Massagers, MP3 & iPod Connection with Built-in Speakers, Outer Shoulder Massage
  • Hip and Pelvis Massage, Arm and Hand Massage, Auto Leg Scan, Remote Control

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Summing Up

I’m personally a little disappointed at such a short list. Rest assured that I went through most, if not all the known massage chair brands and models. There are a lot that are built to accommodate even tall users, however, because the reviews are either shaky or downright bad, I chucked them out of this list.

Even these chairs above won’t be for everybody. If there’s anything I’ve learned, choosing the best massage chair for one’s own body and physique is a very personal and subjective experience. Even if you have an awesome chair, two people may end up having very different experiences, and it’s all because of how different our body makeups are and how we respond to stimuli.

Having said all that, there are some chairs I would have wanted to add in but didn’t because they are no longer available. These are the Inada Sogno and the Inada Dreamwave. Although belonging to the older generation of massage chairs, they are quality chairs that fit big and tall people easily.

This is an ongoing project. I am hoping to add newer chairs to this list so as we discover more chairs for tall folks, I’ll add them on here as we go along.

Happy shopping!

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