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Understanding the Positive Posture Brio Massage Chairs

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What are the Differences Between the Brio Collection Chairs?

The Positive Posture brand is known for developing incredible products that are designed to make life better by improving your overall health and helping your spine to find proper alignment. The Brio line of massage chairs is another example of how this company is creating amazing products. These chairs each offer a great massage, however, the Plus and Sport have unique offerings on top of those provided in the original Brio.

Let’s look at each of the chairs to understand what they offer.

Positive Posture Brio Massage Chair

positive posture brio massage chair

The Brio has been known for years to provide an escape to rejuvenation and relaxation. The L-Track massage technology allows it to provide a true full-body massage from head to toe. There are also 10 expertly choreographed massage programs that can be paired with hundreds of manual massage combinations for personalized relief. It includes several wonderful features that we’ll discuss below.

Intelligent Soft 4D Massage Mechanism

Intelligent Soft 4D motion is based on traditional Chinese massage techniques. The Brio adjusts its massage depth constantly during each programmed session. Soft-to-the-touch massage rollers recreate the feeling of human hands tending to the muscles in your back, neck, hips, and glutes.

L-Track Massage

The L-track massage system is talked about in detail here, but essentially it is an extension of the S-Track that maintains the contouring shape of an S-Track paired with a longer reach. The Brio, in particular, can reach to the back of your thighs.

Zero Gravity

The True Zero Gravity® position achieved in the Brio is designed to improve circulation and alleviates joint and spine pressure. As you recline, your legs are raised above your heart to decrease gravity’s influence on your joints and spine, allowing them to decompress and relax which deepens the effects of your massage.


Soothing, effectual heat radiates through the lower back and feet of the chair. This helps soothe any tension and allows you to receive a much deeper massage experience. Heat is a perfect addition to your massage as it helps to relax the muscles so that your massage is that much more effective at relieving tension.

Automatic Body Scan

The Brio’s automatic body scan maps your shoulder position to customize each massage to your unique body type. You always want to ensure that a chair will suit your specific size and shape. If you sit in a chair that’s either too big or too small and can’t adjust its roller position, it won’t hit the right points with the right pressure because the chair itself won’t have a good understanding of your shape.

Air Massage

Airbags are an amazing option when there are areas you want to be massaged that can’t logistically be attended to by rollers. The Brio delivers a compression massage through airbags that attend to your arms, hands, feet, calves, and hips.

Space-Saving Technology

In the past, massage chairs needed up to three feet behind them to properly recline. The Brio offers space-saving technology that allows the chair to fully recline in less than 10 inches. This space-saving or wall-hugging technology makes this massage chair a very versatile piece of furniture.

Foot Rollers

The rollers in the footrest create a reflexology massage with soothing, kneading strokes. This stimulates acupressure points with the inflation of airbags for a deeper massage experience throughout your feet.

10 Automatic Programs

Ten massage programs are available in the Brio. They are Quick, Full-Body, Refresh, Relax, Meditate, Stretch, Neck & Shoulder, Low Back, Feet & Calves, and Full-Body Air Massage.

Stylish Remote

Easy to read and easy to use, the remote combines style and functional simplicity. You can easily move through the menus to choose your massage, and there’s even a pocket on the side of the chair so that the remote is always within arms reach.

Positive Posture Brio+ Massage Chair

brio plus massage chair

The Brio+ is a step up from the original Brio and is a new launch from Positive Posture that came out in the final quarter of 2019. The Brio+ offers everything the original Brio offers as well as:

Refined Massage Choreography

Carefully created by the development team at Positive Posture, the Brio+ boasts incredible dazzling choreography designed to ease aches and pains and transports your mind to a peaceful place.

Heated Rollers

Pinpoint roller heat on the massage mechanism provides a “hot stone” type of feel that helps melt away tension, lessen muscle stiffness, and boost circulation. In the Brio+, you’ll still receive the infrared heat in the lower back, calves, and feet.

Diamond Stitch Upholstery

To add a bit more flair, the Plus has had an upgrade to its stitching as well. A bespoke touch for style and elegance has been added to the Brio+ with a detailed diamond stitching. The back pad can be removable for a deeper massage.

USB Power Port

A USB port, on the inside of the right armrest, allows you to conveniently charge your smartphone, tablet, or any other device.

Positive Posture Brio Sport Massage Chair

brio sport massage chair

The Brio Sport is the first and only massage chair designed especially for muscle recovery and was designed to give you the benefits of a sports massage clinic in your home. When training and being active, it’s even more important to get regular massage than it is when you’re not as active. Massage has incredible health benefits as discussed here, and this chair is the only one around that has been designed for that explicit use.

The Sport offers the features of the original Brio and the heated rollers, diamond stitching, and USB ports that the Plus offers as well as:

Sport 4D Intelligent Massage Mechanism

The Brio Sport’s 4D Intelligent massage mechanism helps to mobilize your spine, relax your mind, and recover from your workout. The Sport kneads, taps, rolls (fast or slow), presses, and stretches using expertly choreographed motions. Its deep tissue massaging capability helps improve blood flow, work tired muscles, and encourage lymphatic flow. The unique capability of the Sport 4D mechanism improves muscle recovery for the best possible performance.

Pinpoint Calf Massage

Your calf is expertly massaged by rear and side mechanical and air massage units. This is different from quite a few massage chairs on the market that only use airbags to attend to the calves. This calf massage will soothe your whole body and help your calves feel revitalized and ready for whatever challenge your next day brings.


Fitness is not only about physical excellence, but also about achieving a clear state of mind. The Brio Sport’s chromotherapy sessions, achieved through soothing colors emitted from the remote, help you relax and find a calm headspace that can assist your body to repair itself after a hard workout.

best choice for you

So there you have it. Those are the main differences between each of the Brio line massage chairs. Depending on which massage you’re looking for, the best choice for you will vary. If you’re looking for something more straightforward while still providing a massage that’s been choreographed by an expert than the original  Brio could be a great choice.

The Brio+ is a wonderful chair if you want a step up from that and are looking for a bit more from the chair like heated rollers and USB charging. The Sport is the best chair for muscle recovery that offers the bells and whistles that the Plus provides with that special addition of an especially deep tissue massage.

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