In many homes, a massage chair will be used by more than one family member. Because of this, a chair’s versatility is important. This model by Positive Posture is able to accommodate users ranging from five feet tall up to six feet, six inches tall.
It comes with innovative scan technology that will automatically adjust the rollers with each massage, so you’ll be sure the rollers hit all the right spots. It also features several massage programs and techniques the whole family will love.
Our Verdict: The Brio massage chair by Positive Posture will provide a true full body massage from the top of your head all the way down to your toes. This chair can deliver a relaxing massage that can provide instant relief.
This chair specializes in providing relief to areas that are normally ignored by competing models. If you’re looking for a massage chair that provides a realistic massage and one that’s available at a reasonable price, this model comes highly recommended.
Now, let’s get started with an in-depth look at what makes the Brio a top-selling massage chair in such a competitive market.
Overview and Features
After a long day at work, whether you spend most of your day on your feet, or you’re stuck at a desk, nothing can beat coming home to a relaxing, therapeutic massage in a massage chair that specializes in total body massages.
If you’ve stumbled across the Brio, then you’re probably wondering what makes it a best-seller, and the type of features it has to offer.
A chair that’s considered very versatile, this model not only alleviates pain and tension, but it also offers a wide variety of massage techniques designed to help the body relax.
This massage chair offers hundreds of manual massage combinations that you can use to customize your massages. It also comes equipped with a total of ten programmed massages.
The manufacturer spent two years designing this chair, and it’s without a doubt, the best chair in their lineup to date.
The popular 3D technology Positive Posture includes in many of their top of the line massage chairs provides a more realistic massage experience.
But their newest model, the Brio offers improved control. The chair will allow you to adjust the rhythm and intensity between the movements for a deeper, more penetrating massage that can easily work out even the most stubborn knots in your back. This type of in-depth massage will also improve blood flow and can instantly relieve tension.
One of the biggest issues people run into with massage chairs is their lack of versatility. These chairs are meant to be used by more than one person, but if one family member prefers a light massage and another needs one that can work out tough knots in their back, this can be an issue if you’re stuck with a chair that doesn’t offer many massage options.
As we mentioned earlier, versatility is key.
The chair can go from firm to very soft. During each of the programmed massages the chair can adapt the depth. The massage rollers create the sensation of human fingers and thumbs working over your glutes, hips, neck, and back. Since the chair is so gentle and customizable it’s recommended for pregnant women.
To learn more about massage chairs for pregnant women, click here to read our buyer’s guide.
A chair that offers a total body massage is a must if you have a job that’s very physically demanding, you work out often, or you have an underlying health condition such as minor and major back injuries.
The chair’s massage options are one of its biggest selling points, making it a great choice for large families with different massage needs.
Unlike the Osaki OS-Pro Ekon massage chair, one of the Brio’s competing models, this chair uses the traditional L-track roller system. This roller system offers forty-seven inches in length of coverage running from the neck all the way down to the glutes, and without missing any important spots in between.
Body Scan Technology
Want a totally customized massage? The Brio allows you and each member of the family to enjoy a more effective massage, thanks to this innovative feature.
Body scan technology is usually only found on top of the line massage chairs, and it’s one feature that will heavily influence the price. That’s how important it is. If you’re looking for a chair that can provide a more effective massage, body scan technology is as good as it gets.
This chair uses an automatic body scan feature to determine the position of the shoulders, in order to customize the massage to suit each unique body type. Whether you’re six feet, six inches, or five feet tall, this chair is able to adapt the massage to suit your body type.
Air compression is one of the most effective ways to heal tired, sore extremities. This massage chair delivers a compression massage that covers the entire body, working to rejuvenate tired arms and legs. Some people may feel that this type of massage is uncomfortable. The type of firm pressure the system uses can cause some discomfort during the massage, but you’ll notice how effective this type of massage the day after.
Foot Roller System
The chair’s gentle foot rolling action will help to heal tired feet while relieving pain and stimulating the muscles. This type of left foot reflexology technique has been proven effective and provides immediate results. The type of firm pressure the rollers use can work to soothe tired feet, strains, and sore arches.
If you’ve ever had a back or muscle injury, many physicians recommend applying ice to the area several times a day. Heat can be one of the best way to heal and soothe tired and sore muscles. But heat therapy combined with a total body massage and work to repair muscles at a must faster rate.
TheBrio delivers relaxing heat to the lower lumbar area and to the soles of the feet. Heat therapy is also often recommended for natural pain management for chronic pain in the feet and lumbar region. This feature can be used in conjunction with one of the many massage programs, giving you the total spa treatment, in the comfort of your own home.
Switching to the zero-gravity position will immediately alleviate pressure on the joints and improve blood circulation. This popular feature is perfect if you suffer from chronic back or a recent injury. This type of position is highly recommended for people who suffer from slipped discs, arthritis, and other joint-related issues. Most chairs in this price range don’t come equipped with this position option, making it another great features that makes this chair stand out.
This chair is designed to fit pretty much anywhere thanks to its unique wall hugging design that only requires four inches of space between the wall and the back of the chair. Now, even if you don’t have much space to work with, you can easily accommodate a chair of this size without sacrificing precious floor space.
The remote features easy to use controls that make choosing programs or adjusting a setting a cinch. You can easily move through intuitive menus and choose the type of massage program or techniques you want, then just sit back and relax, and allow the chair to work its magic. This is a nice extra that works to enhance user experience, allowing you to easily adjust the settings with the press of a button.
This chair is covered by a three-year limited warranty. The warranty will cover labor, parts, and in-home service.
Massage Programs and Techniques
The chair features a total of ten auto programs, with the stretch and relax programs being the most popular. Also included are a total of nine massage technique options. Each program option focuses on a specific area of the body using different levels of firmness.
The massage program options include the following:
- Calves and feet
- Total body
- Air massage
- Shoulders and neck
- Lower back
For the price, we were a little disappointed to see that the chair doesn’t come with more of a variety for the manual massage options.
If you’re looking for a more versatile chair, click here to read our massage chair buyer’s guide.
- Ten massage programs to choose from
- Space-saving design
- Zero gravity position
- Three-year full warranty
- Only comes with nine massage technique options
The Brio by Positive Posture includes some great features that make it one of the most versatile massage chairs on the market. The heat therapy feature, space-saving design, and zero gravity position, not to mention the programmed massages, earned this chair high marks. We gave this chair a rating of four out of five stars.