Panasonic EP-MA70 Massage Chair Review
Introducing the Panasonic EP-MA70 Massage Chair
Please note, this chair is discontinued. You can find the newest Panasonic chairs here.
As this has rapidly become one of our best-selling massage chairs, it seems important to publish a review on it and make sure that you have all of the information you could want about the Panasonic EP-MA70 before making a purchasing decision. Designed in Japan and manufactured in China, Panasonic's Real Pro Ultra Line of massage chairs has redefined what a high-end massage from a massage chair feels like. With its innovative heated ceramic massage rollers and ergonomic reclining technology, it doesn’t suffer from the same issues as many other massage chairs in its price range. Let’s break down the features so you can see for yourself.
PANASONIC EP-MA70 FEATURES
Heated Ceramic Massage Roller Heads
The heated massage roller heads are easily its most impressive feature. Most massage chairs that feature heat, do so by providing two heating pads in the lower lumber that radiates heat up your back. The EP-MA70 provides the heat everywhere the massage heads reach. This creates a sort of hot stone massage experience that loosens up tense muscles across your entire back.
Adjustable Ottoman & Long Massage Stroke
The Panasonic EP-MA70 features a rotatable AND extendable ottoman. This allows the massage chair to cater to even more preferences than most massage chairs. If you don’t like your feet being massaged you can rotate the foot massagers back into the chair and just hang your feet on the ottoman. When you combine this with the longer 31” massage stroke, the chair is able to cater to users between 4’8” and 6’2”, perhaps even a little taller if you rotate the foot massager away.
Being available to a much wider array of users is part of the appeal of the EP-MA70. Most massage chairs max out at 6’0”, which makes it difficult for users with longer legs to get comfortable.
Unique to the higher end Real Pro Ultra massage chair the “Grasping” technique is only possible thanks to the 3D massage rollers built into the chair. This allows the EPMA70 to mimic the motions of how the human hand would grasp your shoulder muscles. This technique provides an amazing shoulder massage that is comparable to a live masseuse.
Blends into your living room setting
The rotatable ottoman and hideaway arm massagers allow this massage chair the opportunity to hide in plain sight. Rotate the ottoman away and hide the arm massagers and you have what looks like a standard stylish recliner which will easily blend in with most any décor.
The armrests have been designed to stay with you no matter what angle you recline to. In most massage chairs the armrests stay stationary which is not ideal when you recline back. The Panasonic EP-MA70 armrests are designed to maintain position with you, so the arm massage is consistent no matter what position you are reclined in.
Panasonic EP-MA70 Price Reduction
Since the release of the EP-MA73, this massage chair has had its price reduced significantly from $6999! At this price having a luxury massage at your leisure is within reach for anyone in the market for a high-end massage chair.