Intensity & Effect7.5/10
- Great Value
- Easy to Use
- Auto-Raise & Auto-Recline
- A Bit Heavy
- No Zero Gravity
But what are these features exactly? Let’s take a closer look.
Tsubo Point Massage
In traditional oriental medicine, a Tsubo point is an area of your body that may get agitated or produce pain when manipulated. They are also known as pressure, acupressure or meridian points.
The EC-06C has Tsubo point massagers in your neck area, and indeed over your whole body that massage you intensely to provide instant relief. Tsubo points are believed to release lousy qi when pressed down and heal problems such as muscle and abdominal discomfort.
We love that the Tsubo point massagers on the BM-EC-06C, conform to the contour of your neck to give you that top-notch massage.
Application of heat in massage enhances blood vessel dilation, improving enzyme function and metabolism. In effect, this leads to lactic acid, subcutaneous fat, free fatty acids and uric acid excretion from your muscle cells.
The BM-EC06C has an excellent heat module that targets your lower back, waist area and the soles of your feet with heat therapy. This kind of treatment minimizes aging signs and fatigue, by imitating analgesics.
Heat therapy is proven to relieve shoulder, musculoskeletal pain and back pain, by providing relaxation to the autonomic nervous system.
With this massage seat, the heating module will surround you with support and comfort to relax you emotionally during your massage.
Although we appreciate the heat function, we wish it’d be possible to turn it on a specific area, instead of having heat in all the areas at once as the massage seat is designed to do.
Intelligent Massage Rollers
We love the massage rollers on this massage seat, as they are designed to conform to your body’s contour, especially in the spine area. Its rollers work in conjunction with the heating module to create the perfect Heat Intelligent Roller system on this Shiatsu massage seat.
The stand out feature of the rollers is that they cover an extensive area of your back, from your neck to the tailbone. They use the rolling massage motion that involves an up and down action on your muscles, to supply a direct and intense massage experience. The seat also uses some aspects of the kneading technique to work out your knots and muscular pain.
There’s nothing like these power rollers to reduce fatigue, rejuvenate your whole body at the end of the body.
4 Auto Programs
This is by far the most extensive feature this Shiatsu massage seat is endowed with, guaranteed to refresh you and rejuvenate you after a long day’s work.
We love the four auto massage presets designed to target specific muscles in your body named as Recovery, Extend, Relax, and Refresh program. They are customizable and can be combined to give the ultimate massage.
To enable the EC06C to achieve this function flawlessly, it has over 30 airbags for its compression air system and another 20 of these bags placed at the lower end of the seats for your lower limbs and gluteus area.
The EC06C combines air compression massages with kneading massages, for the thighs, calves, and buttocks to promote blood flow and reducing fatigue.
8 Manual Modes
This seat employs eight manual massage techniques, which you can mix and match for the ultimate massage experience.
Relies on this seat’s perfect Heat Intelligent Roller system, that moves up and down your entire back to give an intense deep massage. Rolling the muscles compresses them laterally while stretching them to increase blood circulation to the target areas.
The BM-EC06C combines the rollers with the Tsubo massage heads to target the neck area’s pressure points.
Chop Action Tapping
This almost sounds like the BestMassage EC06C is out to Karate chop you but its great for relaxing stiff and sore muscles. The seat imitates the hand motion of rapid taps on your back, to remove aches from tired out muscles groups and soften the subcutaneous fat storage.
This technique is used in Shiatsu to form a temporary blockage of blood supply to an area so that when the obstruction is eventually released, the resurgence of blood will increase oxygen supply, wash away toxic waste substances, and nurture healing of cells.
The increase in blood flow is referred to as hyperemia and is used to target muscles below the skin and the lower limbs, to rejuvenate the areas and reduce pain.
It employs soft blows over target areas to relax tense muscles in the back, neck, and shoulders. It is a pleasant low to medium intensity massage.
Through the use of a body scan in the massage seat, this technique will reduce your fatigue, especially if you are an athlete, giving you an energy boost.
Once enjoyed in 30’s to the 60’s as lab flapping belts, this technique is oriental in origin, and it reduces aches and pains, stimulates nerves, blood circulation and leaves your skin supple.
A high-intensity massage option, that employs circular motions on both of your spine’s sides, to lift, stretch and loosen the tense muscles therein.
It is excellent for those muscles that take the brunt of everyday physical stress like your neck and shoulders and back.
This is the technique that makes this massage seat, a Shiatsu massage seat. With its origins in traditional Japanese therapy, this high-intensity massage focuses on the unblocking of the flow of qi through the meridian points.
It employs the power rollers to stimulate the muscles and revitalize the mind deeply.
This manual mode dilates the blood vessels and helps push out toxins from your muscles, and skin, to create a healing environment in your body.
What we like
- Air pressure massage
- Auto-raise and recline of the backrest and ottoman.
- Your very own Shiatsu massage therapist in your home
What we do not like
- A bit on the heavy side and not easy to move around
- No zero gravity position
If you’re looking for a massage chair that is reasonable in price and gives great value for the price, then consider the BM-EC06C. Here you get a full-functioning recliner with air pressure massage and shiatsu, with some nice features and a good build quality and solid materials that will most likely last for many years to come.