#1 Massage Chair of 2014, The Panasonic EP-MA73
Panasonic is a well-known manufacturer of several mainstream electronics on the market around the world including televisions. They are also known for having been voted #1 in 2014 for Best Massage Chair. The Panasonic EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra is their newest version massage chair, which replaces the EP-MA70. The EP-MA73 offers all the best technology from the past model but features several upgrades and renovations.
“Hot Stone” Massage
The EP-MA73 provides a hot stone massage by installing ceramic heaters built-in the quad-style massage rollers. This advanced technology produces a heat therapy to your back better than in the predecessor EP-MA70.
Heated Foot Massage
The best innovation Panasonic introduced into the EP-MA73 is a heated foot and lower leg massage. No longer will you have to complain about cold feet while using this massage chair, because in the soles of the foot massager and in the legs of the ottoman are plates that warm up, so you will receive a wonderful heat therapy. This will only add to your relaxation and soothing reflexology massage.
There are new stretching programs in the EP-MA73 to compliment the already intense massage experience you obtain. Panasonic achieved this remarkable technique using airbags placed in the headrest to grasp the head, so the chair can stretch you across your neckline and down to your spine. This will help your neck, upper shoulders, and spine to stretch, adding to the entire massage session. The programs are:
- Shoulder Blade Stretch
- Improved Leg Stretch
- Improved Pelvic Stretch
Better Ergonomic Armrests
The Panasonic EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra has redesigned armrests for an enhanced hand and arm massage therapy. The angles of the armrest are adjusted so the massage chair can offer a kneading massage technique, which should feel more natural to you. The position of your arms is more ergonomic while in the reclined state for a more beneficial ultra kneading massage.
Junetsu Massage Technique
In keeping with the Panasonic way of quality first, they still offer the Junetsu massage technique found exclusively in Panasonic’s massage chairs. It works by massage rollers acting like actual real thumbs pressing into your back. The spiral circular motion moves deep down into the bone to intently loosen up tense muscles in your shoulders and back, so the massage chair can reach the deep tissue more quickly.
Body Scanning Headway
The Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair exercises advanced body scanning technology to cater to whoever is receiving the massage, by creating a map of the unique sizes and shapes of the individual users. When you first begin a massage program you will feel the massage roller heads gliding up and down your back mapping your exact height and unique curves of your back.
One final advancement made in the EP-MA73 is the lighter and more customizable ottoman. The ottoman on this massage chair is 40% lighter than on the EP-MA70, so if you don’t like the bulky looking leg rest you can easily hide it by simply flipping the ottoman over, which will give the massage chair a more standard recliner look.
You can read for yourself why the Panasonic EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra massage chair is top-of-the-line and was voted best massage chair of 2014. The technology is state-of-the-art and the adjustments made to improve the massage chair’s effectiveness is evident. Finally, the simplicity of just being able to hide the ottoman by flipping it over, to give your living room or family room the sense of a warm and welcoming place to sit and talk can’t be overstated.