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The Human Touch Novo XT2 vs the Super Novo

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Novo XT2 vs Super Novo: Which Will You Choose?

These massage chairs have a lot to offer and come at similar price ranges. Which offers the features you need? When you’re shopping for massage chairs, you often come down to two or three chairs that you need to pick from. When you’re looking for L-Track massage, 3D rollers, and a budget of around $7,500 both these chairs could serve your needs. But what makes one better for you over the other?

First off, let’s discuss why L-Track massage and 3D rollers are so sought after since those are the two main features of both these chairs.

3D Massage Rollers

A 3D massage system takes everything a traditional, 2D system offers further and is found in the two chairs we’ll be discussing below. The 3D system works deeper into your shoulders and back, getting into the muscles for a more intense, more productive massage.

These rollers can also protrude further out from the track and reach places that the average chair usually can’t, including the upper neck and between the shoulders.

The rollers can move left and right and up and down, and in and out. This action helps to replicate the action of human hands. With 3D massage chairs, you can 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 this can be beneficial.

L-Track Massage

First things first, what is a massage track, really? Basically, a massage chair has a long roller track that extends from the head/neck section down to the lower back and, in some chairs, the glutes and hamstrings. This track is similar to a train track because it guides the rollers up and down the back of the chair like train wheels like over the ground.

When you’re getting a massage from a chair, these rollers do most of the work, particularly on your back. The rollers glide along the track and based on its shape they can work in different areas.

Those different areas depend on whether the track is an S or an L.

As developments in massage chairs improved over time, the S-Track saw an extension called an L-Track. The L-Track was showcased years back and showed the ability to travel down the spine as well as beneath the seat to reach the glutes and hamstrings. That chair was an Inada, the first manufacturer to offer an L-Track prototype.

Inada took time to perfect their chair, and so Infinite Therapeutics, or Infinity, introduced its Iyashi model that became the first commercially available massage chair with an L-Track. This can be something to keep in mind when you’re shopping these two chairs since Infinity was the first to offer an L-Track.

Now, let’s discuss what each chair offers and give you a better idea of which one will be right for your needs.

Novo XT2

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The Human Touch Novo XT2 massage chair offers a therapeutic massage that adjusts to fit your lifestyle. With a slick, modern look, multiple color choices, and a unibody design, the chair delivers a three-dimensional massage along the entire length of the spine to the thighs. 

You can also enjoy your favorite music through the Altec Lansing Premium Sound System or play one of eight calming built-in nature tracks. The space-saving design means that you can put the chair almost anywhere and still fully recline it. The acupressure massage capabilities will be very soothing.


Sounds of Novo XT2

Human Touch has redesigned the sound system in the Novo XT2. Built-in Surround Sound speakers offer Premium Sound by Altec Lansing, a company that’s developed sound systems since 1920.  Sound Soothe is an additional feature allows you to experience eight soothing nature tracks that relax the mind while the chair relaxes the body.

S/L Massage Track

The Novo XT2 has an S/L-Track massage track with a unibody design that covers 60% more area than a typical chair. You’ll have a full massage from neck to thighs. The L-track works seamlessly with the 3D massage rollers to mimic the feeling of a massage from a professional masseuse. As soon as you sit down in the chair, you can choose the height and foot extension settings to ensure the chair’s rollers are hitting the right spot.

Advanced Tile Remote

The LCD remote allows you to see where your massage roller is during your massage. The color display shows the level and intensity chosen as well as the current time. The remote has been designed to make using the chair as easy and uncomplicated as possible. Plus, for tech-friendly people, the Novo XT2 app allows you to control your massage from your phone. All you have to do is connect your device via Bluetooth then choose from a collection of therapeutic relaxation and recovery auto-wellness programs, or focus on a specific area of the body to relieve muscle aches and stress. The app will give you easy access to recline and incline functions, 3D intensity controls, footrest massage controls, and the airbag intensity. You can also press the ZeroG button to enjoy a neutral posture position for a deeper massage.

Auto Wellness Programs

There are 35 programs are available for deep tissue, relaxing, and recovery programs that are great for every day, after work, or following a hard workout routine.

Cloud Touch Acupressure 

This acupressure massage chair features strategically placed targeted air cells that apply pressure to important healing points and help your body to stretch muscles.

Defy Gravity

Zero gravity puts you in a neutral posture and puts your weight on the backrest of the chair. All the stress is removed from your joints and spine and the massage is that much more effective.

Dual-Lumbar Heat

Warm air technology heat continuously flows and envelopes your back to help soothe your muscles and relieve aches and pains.

Built-in USB Port

Built-in USB ports allow you to charge your hand-held device while you listen to music, watch videos, or read an eBook.

Flex 3D Massage Technology

This acupressure massage chair features five intensity settings you can use to adjust your massage intensity for a therapeutic, fully enveloping, massage with just the right pressure.

Space-Saving Design

You only need 2” to fully recline the chair. Many chairs require a large amount of space to recline properly, which limits where you can put the chair. The Novo XT2’s space-saving means you can put it almost anywhere.

Extending Foot & Calf Massager

Fitting comfortably in your massage chair is crucial. If your chair doesn’t fit you, many important features may not work for you. The extendable ottoman here helps accommodate taller users, up to 6’9”.

Area Focus & Adjustability

The Novo XT2 can focus on certain areas with Zone and Spot. Zone massage will address a specific area, and you can pick the size of the area with short (3”), medium (6”) or long (9”). Five massage intensity settings can be adjusted with five Cloud Touch acupressure massage intensities and six full-body massage speeds and three foot massage speeds.

Full Body Stretch

The expansive “bend and stretch” functionality provides unprecedented leg and spine relief, increasing blood flow to your spine and restoring your lower back, allowing you to recover with improved efficiency.

Now, let’s talk about the upgrade to this chair the Super Novo.

Super Novo

human touch super novo feature set

Upgrade the way you experience home massage with the Human Touch® Super Novo. It offers an unbelievable design that delivers 3D massage across your entire back down to your thighs. Plus, you can increase the intensity even more with the 4D massage programs.

Plus, the Super Novo is also “the first chair of its kind to implement Alexa capability with the help of Virtual Therapist™.” Ask Alexa through the Virtual Therapist for a customized massage and this wonderful new chair will sweep you away into true relaxation.

The Super Novo features unibody construction, 3D and 4D massage, and Meditation programs that combine a soothing soundtrack with relaxing strokes to help you focus your breathing and ascend to a place of healing tranquility. You’ll also find the Yoga Studio, which uses deep stretching and pressure to loosen tight muscles and reduce pain.


Virtual Therapist

Start up the chair and let the Virtual Therapist help you perfect your massage. It’ll ask you a few questions, including your physical needs and massage preferences. After that, the Super Novo will provide you with a massage tailored to your precise requirements any time you like, just by saying "Alexa, ask my Novo to give me a massage."

S- and L-Track Massage

For a massage that runs down your neck down to your thighs, the Advanced Multi-Dimensional Massage Technology in the Super Novo’s combination S/L-Track System will serve you right.

Extending and Heated Knee, Calf, and Foot Massager

With underfoot rollers and adjustable intensity in both the feet and calves, the heated extendable leg rest automatically adjusts to your height for an incredible massage experience. The calf massage also extends up to your knees for even greater massage coverage. Amazing when you’ve been on your feet all day.

3D and 4D Massage Programs

Go beyond 3D with the Super Novo. It offers 4D programs that up the anty with variable speed. The massage rollers speed up and slow down mid-stroke to create the feeling a real person massaging you. It’s perfect when you want different pressure and speed in different areas of your body without having to push a button to achieve it.

Altec Lansing Premium Sound System

The Super Novo’s Altec Lansing sound system, with built-in Sound Soothe, plays immersive sounds of nature, narrated guides, and allows you to listen to your own music, TV, or audiobooks right through the chair during your massage. It’s great when you want a soundtrack for your massage. The chair also offers Bluetooth connection so listening to your music is as easy as possible.

Advanced Fingertip Controls

Control key functions easily with the fingertip panel in the armrest. You can use Power On, auto-program startup, adjustable recline position, heat, speaker volume, and returning upright without having to lift your arm out of the chair to use the remote. You’ll remain comfortable during your entire massage.

Built-In USB Port

The built-in USB port allows you to charge your smart device while you listen to music, watch videos, or enjoy an eBook.

38 Auto-Wellness Programs

The Super Novo’s 38 programs- including full-body immersion, deep tissue, and an effective collection of therapeutic relaxation and recovery programs, to relax, unwind, and de-stress- are perfect for a soothing, pre-bed ritual or an invigorating morning routine.

Cloud Touch Acupressure

Targeted air cells use gentle pressure on healing points and apply manipulation to stretch muscles. This airbag compression massage adds another dimension to your massage and helps to improve circulation.

Dual-Lumbar Heat

Controllable, targeted heat reduces backaches and loosens tight muscles. When your lower back is particularly tight or if you just want to enjoy the warmth and benefit from increased circulation and relaxation, this feature is perfect.

Unibody Track

The Super Novo’s unibody track attends to around 60% more of the back than conventional chairs. This is the best for users who want the most from their massage chair coverage.

Zero-Gravity Seating

Zero-gravity cradles your back and raises your legs above your heart to support improved health. This position is promoted as the healthiest way to sit by physicians everywhere.

Space Saving

The Human Touch design team created space-saving tech here that outdoes the Novo XT2. You’ll only need two inches behind the chair to fully recline.

App Functionality

Download the Novo App to your Android or iOS device and your phone becomes a controller for the chair. Then, of course, there is the Virtual Therapist.

Deciding Factors

best choice for you

These two chairs are very similar and offer corresponding features such as zero gravity, 3D massage, airbag massage, foot massage, quad massage rollers, lower back heat, have an app remote, and Bluetooth/USB technology.

The main difference between these chairs is the upgraded 4D programs and the Alexa-Enabled Virtual Therapist in the Super Novo. 

When it really comes down to it, your budget and what you really want from the chair is going to be the deciding factor. The Novo XT2 is less expensive and provides the same key features as the Super Novo. If you want the enhanced 4D programs and the Alexa tech, then the Super Novo could be worth the extra money to you.

Let your desires be the guide and go with the chair that calls to you most.

If you have any questions about these massage chairs or any others on our site, you can contact us over the phone or through email at We can also offer you financing options that can make taking home either of the best-sellers much more doable. After all, nothing should stand between you and ultimate relaxation.