Relaxonchair MK-II Plus Massage Chair Review

Relaxonchair MK-II Plus

8.4

Features

8.2/10

Intensity & Effect

8.6/10

Quality

8.4/10

Versatility

8.2/10

Pros

  • Remote Control
  • Affordable
  • Great Value
  • Good for Chronic Back Pain

Cons

  • No Adjustment for Heating

The Relaxonchair MK-II Plus is one of the highest rated and the most affordable zero-gravity massage recliners. The MK-II, even though it’s exported from China, has all the features expected in a high-end robotic massage seat and is excellent value for money.

We love the great features, especially the zero gravity position, L-track massage and full body air massage and overall comfort.

Let’s take a closer look at these features.

L -Track Design

We love the L-track feature on this seat that allows the rollers to massage your back up the gluteus muscles and thighs. The L-track massage seat is super for those with sciatica, lower back pain, and soreness of the legs.

3D Body Scan

The 3D Body Scanning technology on this seat is at the same level as other higher tier massage seats but at a fraction of the price. This great feature is purely used to pinpoint and eliminate try and error when massaging your pressure points.

The seat scans your back and adjusts the roller position to give you the best massage possible, according to the length of your spine, your dimensions, and shape.

Three Stage Zero Gravity

The Zero-G position from NASA is one of the most sought-after features on massage seats and for a good reason. The zero gravity position ensures muscle relaxation and spinal relief and has been proven to enhance blood circulation for astronauts.

You will love how the seat cradles your body in an angle that releases built-up tension by spreading out your weight evenly on the chair.

The MK-II offers not one but three ZeroG positions that reduce the strain on your heart by elevating your feet to the same level your heart.

Air Massage System

Compressed air massage has been proven to increase skin blood flow locally immediately after application, according to science. In swollen ankles, the compression assists soothe them through increased blood flow.

This great full body compression feature, causes airbags to inflate and squeeze and compress your muscles and then releases them after deflation. This effect releases tension all over your body, leaving you feeling relaxed.

During automatic massage programs the airbag located in the shoulder, armrests, hips and leg ottoman massages the areas apportioned to them according to the instruction from the program.

The news on the grapevine is that MK-II Plus has at least twenty airbags placed around it. This number guarantees an excellent body massage comparable to most high-end seats.

Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage focuses on the muscle’s deepest layers, in the tissues, tendons, and fascia to help bring out and do away with the tension.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, states that during a deep tissue massage, your blood pressure falls after only 45-60 minutes of deep massage. This leads to a release of oxytocin and serotonin that boosts your mood and induces relaxation.

You will love the MK-II Plus’s deep tissue massage function perchance you have chronic back pain. The intensity is thrilling when the setting is at its strongest.

The MK-II Plus utilizes a modest number of massage techniques, including kneading, tapping, Shiatsu, rolling plus a combination kneading and tapping, to deliver an intense deep massage, not for the faint-hearted.

If you would instead customize your massage, for manual mode massages, you can choose between, five roller massage techniques, including, rubbing, pressing and pulsating

This seat, has for auto programmed massage routines, labeled  I, II, III, and IV, but in the manual are described as follows;

  • Deep Massage: maximum intensity, full body massage that targets all the back’s acupressure points. It uses all five roller techniques and all air compression bags.
  • Comfort uses both roller and air massages to focus on your body’s smaller zones for longer times to clear out any pockets of tension.
  • Recovery uses the five roller techniques plus some stretch techniques whereas the rollers massage, the seat recline and inclines to stretch your body gently to improve blood circulation
  • Decompression helps achieve maximum spinal decompression using the rollers and gives a thorough stretch of the leg and back muscles.

The remote control also allows access to five other target massage choices for your fulfillment.

Calf & Foot Massage

At the end of your very long day, soothe your feet with the MK-II Plus using both rollers for the soles and airbags for the calves.

We should emphasize that this seat gives a massage described by users as ‘strong,’ reason why its a hit amongst those with leg and back problems.

In case an intense massage is not your regular cup of tea, you can layer your feet with socks to cushion them further.

An excellent feature is that the Ottoman is extendable to accommodate taller chaps, and can assist those up to 6’3” height.

Relaxonchair MK-II Plus has Back Heat

Who does not love some heat during a relaxing massage? Well, the seat has two heating elements at its back, and they are quite large which is great because they provide heat all the way to your mid-back.

Not all chairs come with heat, and those that do can be hard to find at the lower end of the price spectrum. So just to help you out, this is a high point of purchase for this chair.

The main drawback is that there’s no way to control the temperature. You either have heat, or you don’t. If the heat isn’t as intense as you’d like it, there’s no way to adjust it, sadly.

Even with this limitation, the heating elements are a welcome addition that adds real therapeutic value to the chair. Heat is excellent at jump-starting blood circulation to an affected area and aids in the healing and restoration of affected cells.

What we like

  • Simple and easy to use remote control
  • Highly affordable so great value for money
  • Works flawlessly especially for users with chronic back pain

What we do not like

  • Inability to adjust the heat function

Summary

The Relaxonchair MK-II Plus is easy to use straight away and has many of the same features as chairs in higher price ranges. This is truly a great valued massage recliner and is likely to provide comfort and relaxation for many years.
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