Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Review

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Review

The Panasonic EP-MA73 is the newest massage chair release from Panasonic. Designed in Japan, and manufactured in China, this massage chair is designed to improve the overall massage experience that they offered you with their previous high end massage chair the EP-MA70. Let’s take a look at the features and what they improved in an effort to provide the best massage experience you can receive from a Panasonic massage chair.

Panasonic Massage Chairs

Panasonic has drastically changed their line-up in the past few years, catering their line-up 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.

The Review

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 has resulted in a top of the line chair that has few comparisons.


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.


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 on the Panasonic EP-MA73

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 full description page for more information, often times we offer a FREE 5 year extended warranty during some of our sales.


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 below to learn more about all of the features that this massage chair offers and then give us a call at 888.438.1428 and ask about our best available price for this massage chair.