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Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Review

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Review

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The Panasonic EP-MA73 is one of the finest massage chairs released from Panasonic. Designed in Japan and manufactured in China, this chair is designed to improve your overall massage experience and is a step up from their previous high-end massage chair- the EP-MA70. Let’s take a look at Panasonic as a whole, the chair’s features, and what they improved in an effort to provide the best massage experience you could possibly get from a Panasonic massage chair.

Panasonic Massage Chairs

Panasonic has been a leader in developing the latest innovations in massage replicating technology for the last 35 years. As the only collection of massage chairs endorsed by the ACA, you know there will be an excellent massage provided to you when you sit down in any of their affordable massage chairs. Panasonic massage chairs have a large price range to allow anyone on any budget to be able to experience the luxury of a massage chair in the privacy of their own home.

Panasonic has drastically changed its line-up in the past few years, catering their it more toward the high-end luxury style massage chair instead of the everyman massage chair that fits into your home. Their line up now represents some of the best massage chairs on the market, especially for the money.

About the EP-MA73

The Panasonic EP-MA73 is designed to be an improvement over the EP-MA70 in almost every way. Feedback and consumer suggestions were taken into account with the design of this massage chair and have resulted in a top of the line chair that has few comparisons. The live data the rollers receive and act on helps to make this chair feel more like human hands are performing your massage.

Advanced Body Scanning Technology

The Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair uses advanced body scanning to generate a map of your unique size and shape so that it can tailor the massage to your personal needs instead of making guesses. When you start a massage program the first thing you feel is the massage heads gliding up and down your back so that it can map exactly how tall you are and the unique curvature of your back. 

Junetsu Massage

This massage style can only be found on Panasonic massage chairs. Using a spiral circular motion that reaches deep down into the muscle to relieve pressure and knots, this massage style quickly and easily loosens up those tense muscles in the shoulders and back so that your massage can achieve the healing qualities of a deep tissue more quickly. The massage roller heads are designed to mimic the feeling of a thumb on your back, so it feels as if an actual masseuse is attending to your needs.

Improved Neck Massage

The neck massage has also been improved. By moving the rollers in a simple 5mm circle that focuses on the center of your neck, the effect of your massage session ends up being much more profound and definitely more effective at relieving tension from this often tense area.

Improved Heated Massage Heads

Introduced with the EP-MA70 were the innovative ceramic heaters built into the massage roller heads. This feature allows the massage chair to deliver a heated massage across your entire back instead of just in the lower back or lumbar areas. This accurately recreates a “hot stone” therapy massage without the presence of an actual masseuse. The EP-MA73 has improved and optimized this technology to ensure a seamless experience and a relaxing back massage.

New Ultra Kneading Massage Feature for Hands and Feet

Delivering a kneading massage in the hands or legs has been a difficult task due to the technology available for massage chairs for the last few years. Not any longer! Most massage chairs only deliver a compression massage in these areas, which does have its own benefits but some users found the airbags to be too intense, or just didn’t like the feel of their legs and arms being squeezed. The EP-MA73 provides a kneading massage in both of these areas by utilizing specialized airbags designed to target specific parts of the hand and leg. This technique is called ultra-kneading; these airbags inflate in such a way that recreates the feel of a masseuse kneading the muscles in your hands and legs with an incredible degree of accuracy.

Heated Foot Massage

This feature is one that was added due to feedback received from consumers who bought and used the EP-MA70. With such an impressive heat therapy system for the upper body, the legs and feet ended up feeling a little cold. To remedy this, the Panasonic developers have outfitted the leg ottoman with heating elements on either side to ensure your legs and feet are getting the same treatment as your back. With the addition of the leg heaters, you now have a full body heat therapy experience that no other massage chair can match.

Stretching Programs

There are some areas on the body that most massage chairs have a difficult time providing the relief that you need, such as the neckline, the legs, shoulder blades, and pelvis area. New stretching programs programmed into the EPMA73 ensure that these areas get the treatment they need. With the addition of these programs and the other features mentioned here, you have a recipe for a level of full-body well-being that few other massage chairs can match.

ACA Endorsed

No review of a Panasonic massage chair would be complete without this important note. The Panasonic EP-MA73, along with the rest of the Real Pro Ultra collection has been endorsed by the America Chiropractic Association for the recognition of the benefits of regular massage, especially when combined with chiropractic adjustments. No other massage chairs on the market can claim this endorsement.

Customer Feedback

Reviews across the board for the Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair are very good, including 5 stars on Amazon after being on the market for over a year. Not many other massage chairs can say that. This is what happens when you create your next massage chair based on what your customers tell you rather than the next fad technology.


The Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair comes with a limited 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty that covers parts and labor for a limited time, and then just the frame for the remainder of the warranty. Check the product page for more information about extending your protection and delivery options. Oftentimes, we offer a Free 5-Year Extended Warranty during some of our sales.

Final Thoughts

Overall this massage chair offers a quality massage with innovative technology that has been designed to address problems with previous massage chair models. Check out the full description to learn more about all of the features that this massage chair offers.

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