If you can’t afford a weekly massage and you’re stuck behind a desk all day or your job is very physically demanding, then a massage chair can be the best solution. The Kahuna massage chair is a zero-gravity model that features a space-saving design, so it’s perfect if you’re tight on space in the home. It’s also loaded with some great features that will allow you to enjoy an intense, effective massage, any time of the day or night, in the comfort of your home.
Our Verdict: The chair features state of the art massage chair technology, allowing you to choose from a wide range of massage programs and techniques ranging from a traditional massage and a stretch massage, to deep tissue massages and the yoga massage option. If you want a massage chair that has more to offer in terms of variety, then you’ll love what this zero-gravity chair has to offer.
Read on to learn everything you need to know bout the LM6800
Overview and Features
Kahuna is a brand that’s well-known for their large, comfortable massage chairs, which are often loaded with plenty of extra features and customization options. The LM6800 continues to show us just why Kahuna is one of the leading brands in the industry. In terms of aesthetics, this large, heavily padded chair can match well with your decor. It features a space saving design, which also makes it a welcome addition in homes that are short on space.
This chair provides some of the best massage techniques on the market, especially when compared to other models in this price range. Finding the right massage chair can take some research, but the Kahuna makes your choice easy by offering a variety of massages to choose from, innovative features, and massage techniques that can rival any type of massage you’ll get from a licensed massage therapist.
Now, let’s delve a little deeper and learn exactly what makes this model tick.
The chair is equipped with an innovative L track roller system that supports the entire body and helps to increase the effectiveness of each massage.
The chair offers three zero gravity positions, a space-saving design, body scan technology, which allows for a custom massage, and advanced air cell technology.
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Utilizing body scan technology, the chair will automatically scan each user’s body in order to determine how close to place the rollers to the body, for a more effective massage.
Air Cell Technology
This air cell massage system covers most of the chair’s surface area with a determined number of air cells which allows the massage functions to perform a whisper quiet operation. The air cells are designed to inflate individually.
The chair’s design only requires the back of the chair to be three inches from the wall when in a zero-gravity position. Since the chair’s zero gravity positions will push the user forward instead of forward and backward, the chair doesn’t have a high clearance need on all sides like you’ll find with competing models such as the Best Massage Electric Full Body Shiatsu massage chair.
The chair’s automatic massage programs refer to the different types of massage styles available, in addition to massage intensity.
The chair features six massage programs total:
- Deep tissue
- SV Chiro
The yoga and SV Chiro programs are by far the most popular options. The yoga massage program focuses on gently stretching the entire body, while the SV Chiro program is designed to target the spine, reducing pressure and working to unlock nerve energy in order to improve circulation and minimize pain.
This zero-gravity chair has a surprisingly basic look, in fact, it looks like your average recliner. But what the chair lacks in flash it makes up for in technology.
The elevation of the chair helps to tilt the body back and raise the legs, putting them above heart level in order to improve blood flow. The variety of massage options ranging from kneading and rolling to tapping and added pressure will give you a total body massage that will leave you feeling a little sore and definitely refreshed.
The chair’s heat technology feature is pretty popular. The combination of heat therapy and a full body massage can be very rejuvenating for the body and can provide a wide range of benefits such as improved circulation, and pain and stress reduction.
The chair features different speed levels that will allow you to choose how slow or fast you want to rollers to work their magic.
Zero-Gravity at its Best
Many researchers believe that zero-gravity is the best position for a more effective massage. This design helps to spread your weight evenly across the chair and can help to relieve stress and tension in the body, so you can enjoy a more intense massage. Users can choose from the different levels of zero-gravity. The chair’s computer will actually scan your body to determine the size in order to provide the best custom massage for each user.
The chair’s design is pretty straightforward and doesn’t offer an impressive techy look. The chair’s padded grooves that make up the leg rests provide better than average leg support.
In the shoulder rest section, you’ll really feel the rollers at work as they knead and squeeze the upper body. In terms of the lumbar area, you’ll find it to be very comfortable and fully supportive. There is also a grooved section for the arms which offers an arm air massage that most people find relaxing.
When it comes to durability, you won’t be disappointed. This chair weighs in at an impressive two hundred pounds when fully assembled. While the weight definitely increases the chair’s durability, it does make it difficult to move around.
Foot Roller System
Located on the foot area there are two heated sections that use heat technology to reduce pressure and pain on the feet and calves. This is the perfect massage option if you’ve just spent the day on your feet and you’re in desperate need of a little relief.
However, according to some users the foot rollers feel very rough. The roller’s lining is very thin and doesn’t do much to protect the skin on your feet. You can easily remedy this issue by placing a folded towel inside the foot roller. To do, unzip the foot roller’s cover and tuck the towel inside for some much-needed padding.
To use the base roller feature, the chair must be placed at least three-inches from the wall. The base roller pushes the user forward during operation. Most competing massage chairs can require at least twelve to fourteen inches of clearance from a wall. As you can see, this model features an innovative space saving design that will allow you to fully recline without taking up a lot of floor space.
This chair comes with a three-year warranty on all parts. The manufacturer guarantees that the chair’s quality will not diminish during this time.
The chair comes with a unique remote control that features a total of eighteen buttons and an interactive display screen that will allow you to set a custom massage in motion with just the touch of a button.
This chair allows you to choose the length of your massage, or you can use it in standard mode and enjoy a thirty-minute session. If you want a shorter or longer massage you can use the included remote to set a timer for the session. Now, you can enjoy a longer massage if you’ve just finished an intense work out, or sit for a quick, yet effective, deep tissue massage. This level of customization is one of the many reasons this chair stands out from the competition.
- Six massage programs
- Foot roller system
- Five manual massage techniques
- Computerized body scan for a custom massage
- Three levels of zero-gravity
- Heat therapy
- Space-saving design
- Three-year warranty
- The weight of the chair makes it difficult to move
- Assembly can take several hours