The 7300 Superior massage chair by Kahuna is best described as the Cadillac of massage chairs and comes equipped with several features that are designed to rub out those tight knots, and reduce muscle tension and pain. This model is a consumer favorite for all of the right reasons. You can easily fine-tune a soothing or intense massage, in the comfort of your home, based on body type and massage needs. This feature packed chair provides the type of therapeutic massage programs that people suffering from chronic back and joint pain need for pain management and improved mobility.
Our Verdict: Equipped with ten massage programs, 3D scan technology, and an innovative roller system, this model provides realistic massages thanks to its hybrid track design and massage technique options. This model by Kahuna is a great buy if you’re looking for a chair that features massage programs that focus on specific areas of the body such as the shoulders, lower back, and lower body.
Continue reading to find out more about this popular model by Kahuna.
Overview and Features
This chair is much sturdier and wider than competing models and offers some of the best massage techniques you’ll find in this price range. In fact, the chair can easily accommodate users up to three hundred and twenty pounds, up to six feet, five inches tall. The average massage chair usually has a max user weight of two hundred and fifty pounds.
With just a glance at the spec sheet, you can tell the manufacturer spared no expense when it comes to class and top of the line features.
The chair is equipped with the L/S hybrid track design which allows the chair’s rollers to follow the curve of the spine. The track system is also longer than what you’ll find in other massage chair models and allows the rollers to reach the thighs, glutes, and feet, for a total body massage.
On average, most massage chairs feature a four-roller design, but this model by Kahuna comes with a six-roller system, which provides a notably better massage compared to four-roller models. While a four-roller system does a fair job of mimicking the feel of human hands, the addition of these extra rollers allows for advanced roller motion which can be blended with other massage techniques.
This model features a space-saving design that only requires three inches between the wall and the back of the chair in order to recline fully. Typically, models equipped with large footrests, also referred to as ottomans, can take up too much space, even if they have a space-saving design, like the 7300. But the included ottoman offers so much more than just the ability to elevate your legs and feet. The compact design of the ottoman works well with the chair’s space-saving design.
This chair is truly a total body massage machine. It’s equipped with a track and roller system that will work out sore muscles from head to toe. The chair is designed to meet the needs of every user, which is why it includes both manual massage techniques and massage programs.
Zero-Gravity at its Best
This model offers a single zero-gravity setting, which is confusing considering lower priced models in the Kahuna line, such as the Kahuna Massage Chair Space-Saving Zero-Gravity Full-Body Recliner LM6800 offers a total of three positions.
Additionally, the Zero-gravity full body Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner offers more zero-gravity options and it’s available at a comparable price.
However, regardless of the fact that the chair only offers one zero-gravity position, you’ll quickly realize this is one of the most comfortable massage chairs on the market.
By reclining the chair in the zero-gravity position your knees will be placed over your heart and your back will be pressed down against the rollers. This results in a deeper, more effective massage that can penetrate deep down into tense muscle tissue.
If you’re looking for a chair that offers more zero-gravity positions, click here to read our extensive buyer’s guide, which also includes other leading models.
3D Scan Technology
The manufacturer has done an impressive job of ensuring the rollers hit all the pressure points thanks to their innovative 3D scan feature that scans the user’s body and determines how to correctly position the rollers for the most beneficial massage.
If you want an even more intense massage, take advantage of the included controls and grab the remote to manually adjust the roller’s position. You can also make changes to the width of the massage field. This way, you’re guaranteed to get the most effective massage, each and every time.
Not only can you choose from a variety of preprogrammed massages, you can also select specific massage techniques, including the following:
- Tapping and kneading
This chair offers a total of ten massage programs to choose from based on specific areas of the body you want the massage system to focus on including:
- Yoga stretching
- Pain relief
- Office person
- Senior mode
- Dynamic sport
Each program will provide a unique massage experience, offering different sensations, as your body is placed in the zero-gravity position. Massage times can range from ten to thirty minutes based on user preference.
The zone massage feature will allow the rollers to hit a certain spot that needs extra attention. To use, simply press the zone button found on the remote and the rollers will stay within six inches of their location. Press the button again and the rollers will move on to the next area.
This is the popular yoga stretch feature mode and it deserves some special attention since it’s considered one of the chair’s top features.
This mode works by relieving pressure from compressed discs in the back, it can also provide instant pain relief and is the perfect mode to use if you’re struggling with chronic pain.
Kahuna includes a heat therapy feature in most of their chairs. Why? Because heat therapy helps to loosen tight and strained muscles. This model provides heat therapy in the leg area and the back. The heat plus massage feature provides even better benefits and can be a great, natural way to treat ongoing back pain, minor muscle strains and injuries, and muscle tension in the upper and lower back.
However, one drawback of this feature is the fact that the user has no way to increase or decrease the temperature for the heat setting. Unfortunately, this is an issue that’s common with most chairs offering heat therapy.
This chair consists of eighteen airbags that have been spread out throughout the chair. This system delivers a world-class air massage. Users can adjust the airbag’s intensity choosing from three different levels.
Foot and Calf Massage
This chair gives you a variety of options regarding how to massage the legs and feet.
The foot and calf massage feature utilizes airbags located in the leg area. The airbags provide a deep, effective massage that can revitalize sore, tired legs and feet. The chair offers three different massage functions for the legs and feet: kneading, rolling, and scraping. If you spend most of your day on your feet, then this feature alone is worth the chair’s higher price tag.
The ottoman is thicker and more heavily padded than the average footrest you’ll find on most massage chairs but features a compact design that won’t take up too much room. The ottoman consists of a retractable footrest that’s designed for users over six feet tall. Most massage chairs in this price range tend to skimp on lower body massage, but not the 7300. Now you can enjoy an effective massage for the lower body, a feature that you’ll find yourself relying heavily on if you have a physically demanding job, spend a lot of time on your feet, or work out regularly. The chair’s ability to rub out knots in the lower body will be a must for the gym enthusiast who is searching for a way to recover quickly after leg day.
- Nine massage programs
- Extendable ottoman
- Space-saving design
- Leg and calf massage options
- High price tag
- Only one heat temperature setting
- Only one zero-gravity position