Behind the Scenes: The Ohco Massage Chair Lineup
Give Your Muscles New Memories
Ohco is here to treat your every ache and pain with an expertly choreographed massage that’ll leave you enjoying a whole new level of relaxation.
A part of Furniture for Life, this incredible massage chair brand is the same one you knew as Dreamwave with a brand new face and lineup of products. Ohco is the brand that introduced the M.8 massage chair and the M.8 LE, or Limited Edition, and now you’ll find the M.DX and R.6 as well.
Under the same exceptional guidance of Cliff Levin, founder and CEO, the Ohco massage chairs coming to market are some of the best we’ve ever seen.
Ohco massage chairs are continually advancing and expanding. Innovations flow across the entire brand, and we're sure their massage chairs will impress you now and in the future.
Ohco strived to make a massage chair that granted the most accurate Shiatsu experience under the direction of Shiatsu Master- Okabayashi. This means that every motion, every small modification that the rollers make in position, depth, and speed was choreographed under the guidance of the ancient Japanese healing techniques of Shiatsu.
The Ohco M.8 massage chair has also received various awards, verifying that the business's commitment to delivering an incredible massage is first and foremost. In 2009, it was awarded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Honors and was a 2009 American Society of Furniture Designers Pinnacle Award finalist.
About Shiatsu Master Okabayashi
After years of developing his skills as a Shiatsu Master, Sensei Okabayashi still opens his therapeutic sessions with a single, simple touch. Without clients saying a word, he can understand their emotions, feel any muscle stiffness, and start to align the body back into its natural state of balance.
It’s this intuition that Sensei Okabayashi worked tirelessly to imbue in the Ohco M-Series massage chairs.
Under his direction, Ohco engineers designed an unparalleled orchestration of massage choreography that works to get your entire form into a place of harmony, frees up the body’s healing power, and rejuvenates both mind and muscle.
Redefine Your Relaxation
From designer Ken Okuyama, Shiatsu Master Okabayashi, and the ethos of Japanese engineering, the M-Series chairs will be your escape from the rush of everyday life. And best of all, Ohco wants everyone to be able to create the perfect oasis, so they’ve released three levels of the M-Series- the M.8 LE, the original M.8, and the M.DX.
Let’s dive into each of the chairs offered by Ohco so that you know which of these incredible chairs will give you the experience you want.
The Limited Edition Collection
The Ohco M.8 LE Series massage chair is the climax of engineering. This luxury shiatsu massage chair is “massage redefined.” You’ll enjoy an unbelievable experience from the easy entry doors and high-quality materials to the Zero Gravity programs and enhanced MaxTrack. Plus, this limited release only saw 2,000 models made. They offer a genuine leather exterior with rose gold trim and Alcantara interior, a material used in high-end sports cars. Plus, you’ll receive a signed certificate from Ken Okuyama saying “Massage Perfection Meets Work of Art.”
Body Scanning Technology
The patented Shiatsu point locator scans your entire body to ascertain your position in the chair. This ensures that the massage you receive focuses on your unique profile.
There are 14 automatic programs that make it easy to jump in the chair and get started right away. Some of the programs include Morning, Night, Full Body Air, Sports Recovery, Neck & Shoulders, Low Back, Quick, Full Body, Stress Relief, Unwind, Stretch, Glutes, and Feet & Calves.
The MaxTrack proprietary framework matches the contour of the human body while still allowing the seat, back, and legs to independently adjust. This ensures a precise massage throughout every point of contact. The DeltaWave mechanism is also able to travel in a J-shape that isn’t fixed. Because this allows for so much freedom of movement, the rollers are able to stay in close contact with your body throughout the length of the chair’s track. What that means is in the new Ohco M.8 LE, you can actually be in a classical Zero Gravity position, and you can also be in a lay-flat position. Both of these positions are possible with the MaxTrack design. It’s unique in the industry. You can even enjoy gentle inversion.
Easy Entry Doors
Enter and exit is essential for beginning and completing your massage with a sense of peace and relaxation. So, Ohco makes getting in and out of the chair easy with swinging doors that open on either side. This feature can be wonderful when you have limited mobility or if you just want a better, easier way to hop in and enjoy a massage.
No one has ever created a massage chair quite like this. One of the world’s foremost designers, Ken Okuyama, shaped it, as you know a shiatsu master, sensei Okabayashi, filled it with a lifetime of learning, and together this massage chair provides a holistic healing experience to both your body and home.
TheraElliptical™ Kneading & Back Calf Kneading
By connecting compression and rotation in a complex movement, the Ohco produces the perfect mimicking of human hands, improving circulation with a strong yet soothing movement. Plus, the reflexology in the foot rollers relaxes the aches and pains of tired feet.
Enhanced Arm Massage
Like the hands of a masseuse who knows how to manipulate muscle, twelve individually controlled air cells work each of your arms in a series of movements that you can choose from among countless combinations to fit your exact needs.
Shiatsu Technique with Airbag Massage
The feeling of a thumb or knuckle pressing with circular pulsing is the Art of Shiatsu. Now the Ohco MaxTrack allows you to enjoy this at home as it follows your back’s contour. The expertly engineered motions capture the precise movements of a Shiatsu Master. Plus, twelve air cells in the arms and massaging in the feet and calves ease away stress for a total body experience. You’ll also get an amazingly deep neck massage unique to this chair with the Knead & Stretch Headrest that uses gentle traction to relieve pressure. At every point, the M.8 blends modern engineering with ancient Japanese healing.
Total Body Heat
Foot, hand, back, and seat heat improves relaxation and comfort. Plus, you can individually control each one.
The Ohco M.8 only needs 6.25” (15 cm) behind it to fully recline.
Air Ionizer with Aromatherapy & White Noise
In the headrest, the air ion generator eliminates dander, spores, dust, and pollutants from the air around you. This fan also serves as a relaxing white noise generator. When you add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the headrest diffuser, you’ll be experiencing that much more of an escape. So, breathe deep and elevate your massage experience.
Large Screen Remote
The handheld remote with a large screen for easy readability can easily tuck away into its designated place and provides several language modes available.
Bluetooth & USB Ports
To play relaxing music, sounds of nature, an audiobook, or your favorite meditation right from the comfort of your chair all you have to do is sync up your smart device and you’ll be ready to go. Plus, there’s a USB port on the inside front of each arm and a slot where you can store your cell phone, remote, or any other device during your massage.
M-Sense Light Pool
Motion sensors signal a soothing LED light when you go up to your chair and create an inviting atmosphere. This gentle light can guide you to your chair in a dim room so that you can fully enjoy the relaxing experience without harsh lighting.
Key Differences Between the M.8 and the M.8 LE
You'll find all the incredible massage capabilities in the original M.8 massage chair. The LE also provides:
- Genuine Leather with Rose Gold Trim
- Alcantara Interior
- Limited Release of 2,000
- Signed Certificate from Ken Okuyama
When you’re a sports car enthusiast, you’ve likely heard of the fabric Alcantara. This soft, suede-like material shows up on shifters, door panels, steering wheels, and even headliners in higher-end sports and luxury cars. You can see this used in Ferraris, and now it’s being used in the Limited Edition Ohco M.8.
Alcantara looks and feels like exotic suede, and the fabric was developed in the 1970s by Toray Industries in Japan. As Alcantara is often found in high-end cars, the material could’ve been replaced with traditional suede, but Alcantara is both lighter and more durable than natural suede. Plus, it’s not truly Alcantara unless it’s made in Italy, and this chair packs that special stamp of certification.
There are also several benefits to using genuine leather. Leather is extremely durable, especially when it is of high quality. Generally, genuine leather will last you years and still look good. Speaking of durability, leather goods are always in style and are the mark of a person who is steady with strong foundations. Leather has proven itself as a timeless fabric that remains in style.
Leather is also very elegant. It always adds a certain degree of quality to any design and everything looks more powerful in leather. This genuine, natural fabric is an indicator of quality, appreciation of elegance, strength, and naturalness. Plus, genuine leather won’t peel or crack, so your leather goods will always remain lovely.
Leather is also, of course, a natural fabric, and as human beings, we need to be in contact with natural objects often. Being in contact in that natural fabric will ensure an even more restful and relaxing experience during your massage.
Besides from lasting a long time, leather usually keeps its quality in time as well. Leather is resistant to dry abrasion, is fire resistant, and it is partly waterproof. And unlike many other synthetic fabrics, leather is resistant to dust mites and fungal attacks. Leather is also lint and dust-free, so even if you don’t treat it in a special way it will keep looking great.
Leather also breathes well. When you’re using something with electrical components inside it and that will provide heat to various body parts, it’s very good for that fabric to let air flow through it easily.
With all the talk about leather being tough and unbreakable, one might begin to think that leather is too rough or firm. But with time, genuine leather becomes more and more flexible while maintaining its shape and strength. The leather will stay smooth and soft against your chair for years.
Lastly, leather smells good. If you’re familiar with it, you know that leather has a unique smell, and best of all that smell is a natural one. You won’t have your massage interrupted by the synthetic smell of plastics or harsh chemicals.
At the core of the M-Series lies the technology to transform your entire state of being. The M.DX is a stripped-down version of the other M-Series chairs. It still offers the DeltaWave engine designed to deliver an intuitive and lifelike massage, full-body air massage, foot rollers, heated back rollers, wall-hugging, Bluetooth, the MaxTrack, arm massage, and TheraElliptical™ calf kneading.
The M.DX massage chair has all these core features but does not offer the knead and stretch headrest, air ionizer with a white noise generator, USB power ports, M-Sense light pool, and aromatherapy. Those features are unique to the M.8 and M.8 LE.
This chair is also lower in price, so if you’re looking for the incredible massage that the M.8 offers but don’t need the enhanced features, you can save money with purchasing the M.DX.
Now, the R.6 is a completely different story. This is a brand-new chair with a brand-new look. It has been introduced to provide a more contemporary look and an interesting massage experience with a fair price tag.
Mid-Century Modern Design
The R.6 was imagined as a Mid-Century Modern statement. Premium wood grain trim and sweeping curves will help this chair look right at home in any well-appointed living space.
At the core of the R.6 lies the technology to transform your entire state of being. The classic DeltaWave engine has been included to deliver an intuitive, lifelike massage. In addition to basic movements—tapping, kneading, rolling—the DeltaWave 4D engine employs advanced massage algorithms to replicate the skill of a massage therapist. It can perform massage programs with speed from fast to ultra-slow. Rapid acceleration and deceleration of motor speeds add distinction to movements and patterns performed by the chair, making it feel much more tailored and much more like an actual person is performing your massage.
Air cells in the R.6’s shoulders, arms, seat, legs, and feet produce soothing relief with customizable levels of compression.
The R.6’s heating units in the back, seat, and feet soothe and loosen stiff muscles. Your massage will be that much more effective at relaxing and restoring your muscles when paired with heat.
The R.6’s zero-gravity recline cradles your body, spreading your weight evenly across the back of the chair. This provides maximum comfort and improves circulation, increases lung capacity, and gently decompresses your spine.
The R.6 has an L-Track system. Similar to the MaxTrack but this track is fused as one-piece. It doesn’t lay flat, however, it still provides an incredible massage for your entire back, from head to glutes.
Incredible relief for hardworking feet. These carefully choreographed two-way rollers smoothly glide over pressure points on the soles of your feet to ease pain and relax muscles and tendons.
Find the perfect location for your Ohco chair without having to worry about it sticking out too far. The R.6 only needs 6.25 inches to fully recline. That means you’ll be able to put it just about anywhere in your home.
Adjust and monitor your massage with ease using the handheld remote. After you learn basic functions, the raised-button layout allows you to navigate basic functions without looking at your remote. Included Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simple and Traditional), Vietnamese, German, Spanish, Russian, and French.
And there you have it. These are the incredible chairs included in the Ohco lineup. Whatever type of massage or look you want from a high-end massage chair, you’ll find it among the Ohco line of chairs. Plus, there’s more to come in the future that we’re sure you’ll love.
If you have any questions about these chairs or any of the options available on our website, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re available over the phone or through email at email@example.com. And don’t forget, we offer financing because we believe that everyone should be able to take home a chair that can help them find ultimate relaxation each and every day.