Pro Executive or PRO Maxim? The Choice is Yours.
When you’re choosing between massage chairs at similar price ranges, such as the Titan PRO Executive and the Osaki OS-PRO Maxim that both come in at $2,999, deciding which chair provides the features you need is going to be crucial. Both these chairs offer 3D massage, foot rollers, heat therapy, and zero gravity, but is there one chair that offers a bit more? Are you looking for something with a longer track or perhaps space-saving technology? Maybe you want something with two stages of zero gravity and memory settings?
To assist you with deciding which of these chairs might be better for you, let’s take a look at their core features- 3D massage and their tracks. The Maxim offers an L-Track and the Executive offers an S-Track.
First off, let’s take a look at the 3D rollers.
3D Massage Rollers
A 3D massage system is a step up from the original 2D roller system. It’s found in both of the two chairs we’ll be discussing below. The reason for the draw toward 3D rollers is that they can sink deeper into your shoulders and back for a more intense, more effective massage. They are an upgrade essentially.
Because these rollers can also protrude further out from the track, they can reach places that the average chair can’t, including the upper neck and between the shoulder blades.
The rollers can move left and right, up and down, and in and out. This action helps to mimic the action of human hands. With 3D massage chairs, you can also adjust the intensity of the massage to as intense or gentle as you like with some limitations based on the chair itself. If more than one person will be using the chair it’s a beneficial feature.
Now, what are the differences between the S-Track and L-Track?
In modern massage chairs, you either have an S-Track or an L-Track and the less expensive option is the S-Track. It’s named for the shape of the human spine because from the side it looks like an S. S-Track rollers move up and down your back and won’t lose contact with you because they follow the natural curvature of your spine.
An S-Track curves in to hit your neck and lower back and curves the other direction to hit the middle of your back and tailbone without applying too much pressure. This technology allows for the most comfortable, most effective massage.
Spines aren’t straight lines, after all, so your massage chair track shouldn’t be either.
As developments in massage chairs continued to improve, the S-Track was extended into the L-Track. The L-Track was showcased a few years back and showed off the ability to travel down the spine to under the seat, reaching the glutes and hamstrings. That chair was an Inada, the first manufacturer to display an L-Track prototype.
Inada took time to perfect their chair, however, and as a result, Infinity introduced its Iyashi model, which became the first commercially available massage chair with an L-Track.
More and more models have come out since then, and most of them have started to offer the extended L-Track to attend to more of the user’s trouble spots.
S-Track vs. L-Track
When you’re comparing tracks, think of it this way. The L-Track is nothing but an extension of the S-Track that addresses the seat and top of the hamstrings. It’s still one continuous roller track that mimics the shape of the spine.
The rollers work the glutes, piriformis, and hamstrings just as powerfully as the neck, mid-back, and lower back where previously these areas could only be reached by airbags.
If you suffer from tight or sore glutes, or if you have sciatica or piriformis syndrome, an L-Track can be an amazing feature for you.
So, you’ll still receive the benefits of an S-Track chair when you purchase an L-Track. After all, the L-Track is just an extension of the S-Track.
Now, let’s discuss what each chair offers and give you a better idea of which one will be best for your needs.
Osaki OS-Pro Maxim
The Osaki OS-Pro Maxim massage chair is a feature-heavy chair for its price. This Bluetooth massage chair offers a touch screen, tablet-style remote that allows you to have complete control of your massage, and a plethora of features are packed into the chair, including Zero Gravity, Foot Rollers, Computer Body Scan, Airbag Technology, and so much more.
Touch Screen Controller
One of the largest viewing screens is used on the Maxim. Controlling your massage is easier than ever. Through the remote, you can select the massage type, intensity, speed, and location. It’s designed to make relaxing in the chair as easy as possible.
The L-Track design focuses on almost your entire frame. This L-Track massage chair attends to the muscles from your neck all the way down to the upper thigh. The Osaki OS-Pro Maxim is ergonomically designed to contour to a variety of spine shapes. The system allows the roller heads to massage along your back from the neck down to the lower spine with consistent pressure and comfortable support, then on to your glutes for a full body massage experience.
Zero Gravity Recline
Zero gravity can decompress your spine by elevating your legs above the level of your heart. This releases tension and creates an optimal level of comfort. Plus, this puts your weight fully on the back of the chair, allowing you to experience a deeper massage with gravity’s assistance. The Maxim offers two stages of zero gravity so that you can recline to zero gravity and then recline even further.
Typical massage chairs can need up to three feet behind them to properly recline without damaging the wall. The OS-Pro Maxim with space-saving technology requires less than six inches behind the chair to fully recline. This makes the Maxim a very versatile piece of furniture.
The bottom of the footrest features two rows of spinning foot rollers that create a reflexology style massage for a soothing, kneading pressure. The airbags and rollers work together to trigger acupressure points and provide a deeper massage experience for your feet.
Osaki streamlined the airbags in the OS-Pro Maxim and lowered the number of airbags in the chair. This decreased the number of valves, resulting in a much quieter chair. In addition, Osaki managed to not only increase the surface area coverage of the airbags, but also the volume of the bags. And let it be known that less moving parts create a more reliable chair.
Bluetooth Speaker Connection
The Osaki OS-Pro Maxim offers Bluetooth connectivity and allows you to play your music through the built-in speakers to transform your massage experience. You can even use the speakers to play your favorite audiobooks or meditations through the Osaki OS-Pro Maxim.
Body Scan System
The chair’s body scan technology allows the rollers to map the curvature of your back with the utmost accuracy. This translates into a precise massage that attends to all the important areas. Regardless of your body type, this chair will self-adjust to make your massage experience feel tailored to you.
Lower Back Heat
The lower back area features two heating pads that are positioned to enhance your massage and is particularly effective for people with lumbar issues.
Auto Leg Scan
The chair’s footrest can adjust according to each user’s leg length, ensuring that the airbags concentrate on the desired areas. At the start of your massage, the footrest moves to establish the position of your legs. Once it feels pressure from your feet, the footrest stops moving and begins your massage.
Arm Air Massage
Durable spandex at the bottom the arm massager is lined with small rubber bumps to create an invigorating massage. The airbag compression brings your forearms and hands into your full body massage experience.
LED Chromotherapy Lighting
The Maxim also features chromotherapy. Once activated, the LED lighting on the side panel fills a dark room with a cool blue color, creating a relaxing atmosphere. This chromotherapy can help to make your massage that much more tranquil and calming.
Shoulder, Lumbar, & Hip Squeeze
In the upper portion of the chair, airbags are programmed to inflate at independent times, which allow the body to twist for a deep stretch.
Foot & Calf Massage
Various airbags are placed along the sides and back of the Maxim’s footrest. These airbags create a compression massage that works with the foot rollers.
Multiple Language Menu
The Maxim features several language options that can be changed on the tablet- English, Chinese, Spanish, and French.
Eight Automatic Programs
Eight massage programs are available. They are Deep Tissue, Recovery, Wake Up, Sleeping, Healthy Regimen, Stretching, Auto, and a general program.
Manual mode has five levels of intensity that can be adjusted in five speed variations. The adjustable modes are Kneading, Swedish, Tapping, Shiatsu, Clapping, and Rolling.
Now, let’s take a look at the Titan Pro Executive.
Titan Pro Executive
With intelligent, deep tissue massage, full-body air compression massage, 3D rollers, heat therapy, and three rows of foot massage rollers, this massage chair far surpasses the potential relaxation available in other massage chairs within its price bracket. Check out the options above to see what this chair has to offer.
Sync your smart device to the Titan Pro Executive to listen to your favorite music during your massage. You can even download the mobile app and control your massage chair from the app. Bluetooth syncing can be a nice feature if you want to enhance your overall massage experience with your favorite relaxing music.
3D Intelligent Massage Technology
Intelligent 3D massage rollers used by the Titan Pro Executive massage chair can protrude from the track to deliver an amazing, deep tissue massage from your neck all the way down to your tailbone. This 3D chair features a 32" S-Track, which when combined with the 3D protrusion can create a much more uniform massage experience.
Two-Stage Zero Gravity
The zero gravity positions are designed to improve every aspect of your massage to deepen your relaxation by raising your legs to the same level of your heart. This relieves your joints from gravity's influence so that they can decompress. When your joints decompress the surrounding muscles can enjoy a feeling of weightless and can benefit from a deeper massage.
Adjustable Shoulder Massagers
For broad shouldered individuals sitting in a massage chair can occasionally be a tight fit. The Titan Pro Executive addresses this by including adjustable shoulder massagers. Simply push the shoulder massager all the way in and then set the desired width to enjoy a comfortable seat in your chair.
Lower Back & Knee Heat Therapy
Two heating elements in the lumbar area provide heat therapy to your lower back to help loosen up tight muscles in your lower back. Plus, in the knee/calf area infrared heat helps relieve stiffness and soreness in your legs. This is an especially nice feature, particularly in such an affordable chair.
Three Rows of Foot Rollers
The Titan Pro Executive has one of the most comprehensive foot massagers you’ll ever find in a massage chair. Three rows of rollers target acupoints across each foot and provide reflexology benefits to maximize pain relief. This has been referred to as a 3D foot massage since the rollers can attend to the back, sole, and top of your feet. The massager comfortably fits feet up to size 14 in men’s.
Ergonomic Armrests Linked to Backrest
Unlike typical massage chairs, the Pro Executive offers armrests that recline with you. This ensures that your arm massage is consistent no matter what position the chair is in. In a typical massage chair, you lose more and more of your arm massage the further you recline since the armrests themselves don't move.
Computer Body Scanning Technology
When you sit in the Titan Pro Executive massage chair and choose your routine, the back rollers will slide up your back to map the unique curves of your body and the height of your shoulders. This allows the chair to cater to your specific shape.
Full Body Air Compression Massage - 61 Airbags
The Titan Pro Executive has one of the most elaborate airbag massage systems within its price range. With 61 airbags strategically placed throughout the massage chair, you’re ensured a very complete full-body massage experience.
The arm massage airbags measure 20" and include four airbags per side that are used to apply a compression massage to your arms and promote better circulation. The lining of the airbags is a durable spandex that’s resilient and comfortably conforms to your arms.
Airbags in the hip offer many different massage strokes that target your lower back and hips. Inflated in sequence or in unison you can get anything from a stretch to a twist. These airbags also work with the back massage rollers to push you into the backrest to further improve your lower back massage.
Calf & Foot Massage
Airbags in the ottoman provide relief to your legs and work with the foot rollers to create an incredible experience. By inflating when the massage rollers are running, the chair presses your soles down onto the rollers, allowing them to massage deeper into the muscles of your feet for better relief.
Back Twist Feature
Airbags in the backrest work with the airbags in the hip to add a new depth and dimension to the twisting action of previous chairs.
Leg Extension for Taller Users
The ottoman splits into two sections on an extendable steel track, allowing the Pro Executive to cater to a wider range of user heights from 5' to 6'5". Simply press your feet down on the footrest and it will extend up to an additional 9" and lock.
The large, easy-to-use VFD panel remote is intuitively laid out and color-coded. It’s also mounted on a stand that rotates and moves to make it easier for you to make your adjustments. Included are six massage programs, three memory settings, and bountiful customization from the position to the intensity and speed.
Six Automatic Programs
There are six massage programs and each one provides a unique massage experience that’s perfect for almost any occasion. The programs include Time, Fine, Relax, Stiffness, Air Pressure, and Waist Stretch.
Three Memory Settings
The Pro Executive allows you to save three customized massage programs so that you can quickly and easily return to them whenever you want. Choose buttons A, B, or C for your memory setting and enjoy your massage again and again without having to change any settings.
High-quality speakers just above the shoulders create the perfect 3D sound experience for your Bluetooth music experience.
These two chairs are quite similar and offer corresponding features such as zero gravity, 3D massage, airbag massage, foot massage, heat, and Bluetooth with high-quality speakers.
However, there are also a few key differences between the chairs that could make your decision for you. The Maxim provides an L-Track while the Pro Executive offers an S-Track. The Maxim is also noted at an especially intense massage chair and the Executive is more medium to medium-intense.
The memory settings in the Executive and the knee heat are fan-favorite features. The Maxim offers space-saving technology and chromotherapy. When you don’t want your chair to take up too much space in your home the Maxim can be preferable. Plus, the Maxim does offer that extended L-Track.
Additionally, the airbag system in each chair is very different. The Pro Executive uses several airbags to attend to the user whereas the Maxim uses fewer airbags at larger sizes to provide a compression massage. To determine which style you like better, you’ll likely need to sit in the chairs. However, you can remember that fewer airbags are quieter.
Lastly, the foot massage in the Pro Executive is designed to be one of the very best. If that is an important feature to you then the Pro Executive might be the better choice for you over the L-Track of the Maxim.
Let your desires be the guide and go with the chair that calls to you most.
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