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OOTORI Zero Gravity Full Body Shiatsu Electric Massage Chair Review

Executive Summary

The OOTORI Zero Gravity Full Body Shiatsu Electric Massage chair is a great massage chair for the budget massage chair hunter. It is missing the 3D body scan and 3D rollers of its more expensive siblings but it’s still got some commendable features like 3 levels of zero gravity, lumbar heating, airbag massage, and space-saving technology.

This model is very similar in features to the Ootori Nova N500 except that it has the lumbar heating the N500 lacked.

Check out our full review below and find out why people love this shiatsu massage chair.

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25 Ratings
OOTORI Zero Gravity Massage Chair,Full Body Shiatsu Electric Massage Chairs with Vibration Heating...
  • Most cost-effective massage chair, It features following: zero gravity design, lower-back heat and calve function, extendable legrest within...
  • Zero gravity design, Press the zero-gravity button to adjust the optimal position by elevating your feet to 10cm higher than your head, and...
  • Airbags strategically located in the seat, calf, feet, and back contribute in a huge way to the soothing effect of the massage chair. When...

Last update on 2019-09-16 at 07:52 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

Company Background

Ootori is one of the massage chair brands currently dominating online sales in Amazon. Their very affordable price and multiple features have pushed it up as one of the favorites for budget massage chairs.

This company has been manufacturing massage chairs in the last 6 years but has gained popularity these last few years. Their products are assembled in China but their industrial designers are from Japan and Denmark, both known for their exemplary reputation in the design niche.

Ootori Massage Chair Specs

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Dimensions

  • Colors: Black
  • Size: 68.9 x 30.3 x 30 inches
  • Package Dimensions:47 x 41.5 x 30 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 163 lbs

User Specs

  • Height Range: Up to 6’1″ feet tall
  • Max Weight: 350 lbs
  • Extendable Leg Rest: Up to 4.33 inches

Warranty

3 years warranty

OOTORI offers a 3 year “Rock Solid” warranty to their buyers. They promise that so long as your product is qualified, they will replace or repair your massage chair at no cost to you.

We usually take warranties with a grain of salt but so far, feedback has been good for those who have needed help with their chairs. If you are purchasing an OOTORI massage chair, just make sure to register it immediately upon purchase. If you put it off for more than a month, your warranty will be voided. You can register HERE.

Main Features

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Here are the main features of the OOTORI Zero Gravity Full Body Shiatsu Electric Massage chair.

  • Zero Gravity Technology – With Zero gravity technology, the chair is able to recline fully so that your weight is evenly distributed along the chair’s surface. Your feet will be parallel to your body or higher. This position is very relaxing and has a host of health benefits.
  • Fixed Roller Massage – Instead of a moving roller track, the rollers on this model are fixed. There are eight massage rollers strategically situated inside the back rest designed to hit crucial areas in your back and neck.
  • Air Cell Massage – Working simultaneously with the roller massage, there are 35 airbags located in the arms, hips, shoulders, thighs, calves, and feet area. These airbags inflate and deflate to give you an air massage.
  • 6 Massage Modes – From this massage chair, you can experience rubbing, pressing, tapping, kneading, and shiatsu massage. In addition, there are three auto massage programs you can choose from.

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  • Lumbar Heat Therapy – Similar to other OOTORI chairs, this model also has heating for the lower back. This is ideal for improving blood circulation and relieving pains and aches.
  • 3D Calf and Foot Massage – Although it doesn’t provide 3D massage for the entire body, you can get one for your lower extremities.

PROS

Low Price

While OOTORI is already known as a budget alternative to the big massage chair brands like Inada and Osaki, this particular model is several hundreds cheaper than past models that we’ve reviewed like the Sinoluck OOTORI 810L and the Asuka A600.

If you’ve heard good things about the OOTORI but want one of the lower-priced models, then this chair should be on your shortlist.

3 Zero Gravity Positions

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Despite the low price, the manufacturer has still managed to incorporate three levels of zero gravity positions to this massage chair. A lot of more expensive chairs only have one zero gravity position so having three on a budget chair is highly commendable to the manufacturer.

Zero Gravity technology is one of our must-haves when it comes to picking out features for a massage chair. If you suffer from back and shoulder pains, aches in your feet and thighs, or you work a job that keeps you on your feet all day or has you carrying heavy stuff, then you’ll benefit a lot from this feature.

This technology lays you out flat on your back so that you feel weightless. With 3 positions to choose from, you can choose just how reclined you are. The deepest level will have your feet higher than your heart.

This reclined position takes the weight off your back and legs. This decompression in your spine gives you immediate relief. This position also promotes better circulation throughout your body.

If you are new to a massage chair with zero gravity technology, try out the shallower recline first to acclimatize yourself.

Lumbar Heating

Heating is another one of our favorites when it comes to massage chairs. If you suffer from lower back pain and stiff joints, heating will always help you especially during the cold months of winter.

If you are buying a massage chair for your parents or grandparents, always look for lumbar heating.

Foot Massage

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The OOTORI shines when it comes to foot massage. They must know it too because even if the rest of the rollers on this model are fixed, they still made the foot rollers 3D.

3D rollers means that the rollers can go side to side, plus forward and backward. It’s more dynamic than the simpler 2D rollers. You can read more HERE in an article we wrote a couple of weeks back about the different types of rollers that massage chairs have.

With both 3D rollers and airbags massaging your feet and your soles, you truly get a divine foot massage with this chair.

Space Saving

Not all massage chairs have space-saving technology. This OOTORI chair has it though so you don’t need too much space in between the chair and your wall when you set it down in your living room. All you need is a clearance of 3.9 inches and this will be enough for the chair to go to recline without hitting the wall.

How it’s designed is that instead of reclining like your car’s seat, the chair’s body slides forward on a track thus taking up less space.

No Assembly

While other chairs come in multiple parts and get delivered in multiple boxes (arriving at different times), you are spared this inconvenience with this massage chair. It comes in one piece so you don’t have to worry about assembly.

It is still a heavy piece of furniture though so get White Glove service if you can get it.

white glove service

CONS

Missing Some Features

This actually shouldn’t even be a down side because as expected from the low price, some features just can’t be on this model. However, you need to be aware that this massage chair variant is missing some features that you might normally come to expect from an OOTORI chair.

What this chair is missing:

  • NO 3D rollers for the body – It only has them for the foot. You only get fixed rollers for your back. This means that if the chair is not suited to your height and body shape, the rollers won’t hit your body parts right.
  • Body scan – This is a feature that normally goes with 3D rollers. An automatic body scan at the beginning of a massage checks for your body shape in order to give you a tailored and custom massage.

See how the rollers are fixed in the illustration below.

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If you want these features, you need to spring for a hundred more bucks and get the Sinoluck OOTORI 810L or Asuka A600. Or you can try other brands altogether.

A Relative Newcomer

While we’ve been waxing lyrical about OOTORI chairs in our past reviews, we would still like to give you a cautionary note. This brand is relatively new to the market and thus, we don’t have a guarantee as to its durability and staying power.

Right now, there are two brands that we are keeping a close eye on – Real Relax and OOTORI massage chairs. They are very similar in that they come with low price tags, have a surprising array of features for budget chairs, and have positive feedback from buyers.

Hopefully, the ensuing years will show that these two brands are here to stay and that they will prove themselves in the durability department much like their predecessors.

Pro Tip

If you are getting this chair, here’s a very important tip that can help you avoid a scare. If you are not the type to enjoy deep tissue massage, do NOT under any circumstance attempt to use the chair out of the box.

Make sure to adjust the intensity settings in the air cell massage first. When I tried it out of the box, my hand was caught in the arm hole and it felt like my arm was getting crushed. One other buyer said that for a minute, she couldn’t get her arm out so I wasn’t alone in the experience.

To avoid this, set it to low intensity before your first use. Make sure to adjust the intensity settings for both arms and feet.

Conclusion

If you are the right height and shape for it, we highly recommend the OOTORI Zero Gravity Full Body Shiatsu Electric Massage chair. It is very affordable at under a thousand bucks, gives a pretty good massage experience, and comes with lumbar heating and zero gravity. People who have bought this chair are very happy with its performance and the company’s customer support service.

OOTORI Zero Gravity Massage Chair,Full Body Shiatsu Electric Massage Chairs with Vibration Heating...
25 Ratings
OOTORI Zero Gravity Massage Chair,Full Body Shiatsu Electric Massage Chairs with Vibration Heating...
  • Most cost-effective massage chair, It features following: zero gravity design, lower-back heat and calve function, extendable legrest within...
  • Zero gravity design, Press the zero-gravity button to adjust the optimal position by elevating your feet to 10cm higher than your head, and...
  • Airbags strategically located in the seat, calf, feet, and back contribute in a huge way to the soothing effect of the massage chair. When...

Last update on 2019-09-16 at 07:52 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

If you are outside the recommended parameters though, you shouldn’t push your luck. If you are too tall or too short, check out the massage chairs on our lists below.

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