What's the Difference Between the Ohco M.8 & the Ohco M.8 LE?

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Give Your Muscles New Memories

Let the Ohco go to work on your every muscle and ache, enveloping your body in relaxation.

A part of Furniture for Life, this incredible massage chair brand is the same one you knew and loved, with a brand new face and even better line up of chairs coming in the future. Previously known as Dreamwave, Ohco is the brand that introduced the M.8 massage chair and the M.8 LE, or Limited Edition.

Under the same great guidance of Cliff Levin, founder and CEO, the Ohco massage chairs coming to market are some of the best we’ve ever seen.

About Ohco

Ohco massage chairs are constantly advancing and developing. Innovations flow across the brand, and we're sure you'll be impressed with everything they showcase now and in the future. Ohco endeavored to make a massage chair that provided the most accurate Shiatsu experience under the guidance of Shiatsu Master- Okabayashi. This means that every motion, every small modification that the rollers make in position, depth, and speed was choreographed with the ancient Japanese healing techniques of Shiatsu leading the way.

The Ohco massage chair has also received multiple awards, confirming that the business's devotion to producing 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

Although he is a renowned Shiatsu Master, Sensei Okabayashi still begins his therapeutic sessions with a single, simple touch. Without clients saying a word, he can recognize their emotions, feel the muscle stiffness, and begin to bring the body back into harmony.

It’s this intuition that Sensei Okabayashi has brought to the symphony of movement in the Ohco M-Series massage chairs.

Under his direction, Ohco engineers designed an unprecedented orchestration of massage choreography that begins to get your whole person into a place of harmony, frees up the body’s healing power, and rejuvenates both mind and muscle.

Redefine Your Relaxation

Ohco wants comfort and luxury for everyone. They want everyone experiencing ultimate relaxation. From designer Ken Okuyama, Shiatsu Master Okabayashi, and the ethos of Japanese engineering, this innovation, the Ohco M.8 Massage Chair, comes sailing in as a powerhouse massage chair.

You can count on us as a top-selling retailer of the Ohco massage chairs.

The Limited Edition Collection

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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.”

Features

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.

Massage Programs

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.

MaxTrack™

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.

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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.

Revolutionary 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.

Space Saving

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

Alcantara

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.

Genuine Leather

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.

Deciding Factors

When you’re choosing between the original and the limited edition, the decision to upgrade to the high-end fabrics and trim will come down to your aesthetics, budget, and how excited you are at the prospect of owning a specialized collector’s item. As you can see there are real benefits to having Alcantara and genuine leather. 

Additionally, when you want an exclusive piece, a massage chair that will not only deliver an incredible experience but will be a striking display in your home that is sure to draw looks, the Ohco M.8 LE is the way to go.

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 info@massagechairplanet.com. 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.