Best Massage Chair under $1000 (2020 Review)

Finding a good massage chair is not easy, especially when the good ones are usually very expensive (we’re talking $8,000 to over $10,000 here).

If $1,000 is the maximum you’d want to spend on a massage chair, then you’ve come to the right place. 

We have to admit that it has been a challenging process finding massage chairs under $1,000 that is of exceptional quality, although we’d say the choices available are definitely much wider than that of the under $500 category.

Nevertheless, here are the top 5 best massage chair under 1000 that we’re satisfied with and happy to recommend to our readers. 

Our #1 Recommendation

#1st Rated
real relax favor 03 plus
  • Zero gravity 
  • Full body airbag massage (50 airbags)
  • Foot rollers with built-in heaters 
  • Heat function at waist, foot and butt
  • Up to 30 minutes timer function 

Top 5 Best Massage Chair under $1000 Comparison Chart

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Real Relax
Best Massage BMEC06C
Infinity Riage CS
synca wellness circ
nouhaus massage chair with ottoman

Dimensions (inches)

63x 30 x 34

55 x 35 x 42

38 x 23 x 38 

40 x 22 x 37

47 x 28 x 27

Product Weight

217 pounds

300 pounds

104 pounds

70 pounds

67 pounds

Zero Gravity

X

X

X

Heat

Airbags

50

21

0

Calf & Foot

X

X

X

Timer

30 minutes

X

X

X

X

Maximum Capacity

400lbs

265lbs

6'2"

250lbs

250lbs

Editor's Rating

(4.4/5.0)


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Best Massage Chair Reviews (under $1,000 category)

Real Relax

The Real Relax Favor-03 Plus Full Body Zero Gravity Massage Chair is full of surprises because well, you’d never imagine a massage chair of this price point to be equipped with so many features.

We’re talking about zero gravity, full body airbags with built-in heaters, butt and seat vibration and foot rollers massage here.

Easily the massage chair with the most number of airbags, the Favor-03 Plus has rollers inbuilt in 8 of the most common trigger points as well to give a thorough massage experience to its user. Equipped with 3 zero gravity position, continue reading here ...

Pros

  • 2 wheels for easy movement
  • Zero gravity feature
  • Full body massage
  • Heat function
  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • No 3D scanning 
  • Inconsistent air compression pressure
  • Bulky
Best Massage BMEC06C

Another massage chair under 1000 option to be considered is the Full Body Electric Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner from Best Massage.

Best Massage has came out with a few remarkable models under the $1,000 price mark, but the particular model in question today is the BM-EC06C.

Similar to the above, this is a full body massage chair as well but it does not have multiple zero gravity positioning. 

Nevertheless, it has more functional diversity in that it is equipped with more massage techniques and have more massage modes. Best of all, it is one of the very rare cases where a computerized body scanning feature is offered, in this price range. Read more here ...

Pros

  • Fully adjustable and customizable 
  • Computerized body scanning feature 
  • Full body massage with SL track
  • Heat function
  • Multiple massage techniques and preset modes
  • In-home delivery

Cons

  • Massage pressure can be a bit intense for some
  • Bulky 
Infinity Riage CS

If you are short on space or you are not a fan of the bulky type of massage chairs, the Infinity Riage CS Massage Chair will be right up your alley. 

Easily the best small massage chair that is under the $1,000 price mark, this chair will fit into any home. And the best thing is - it is still a full body massage chair with zero gravity function.

Yep, if you are looking for full body massage recliner chair that does not require a lot of space, the Infinity Riage CS will be ideal because it only needs 2" of clearance to the wall at full recline position. Find out more here ...

Pros

  • Space saving recline and rocking mode
  • Zero gravity feature
  • Full body massage
  • Lumbar heat function
  • 4 auto programs
  • Portable design with hidden wheels for easy moving
  • Unlimited US-based customer & technical support
  • 1 year in-home and repair or replacement

Cons

  • Vibration at calf only
  • No compression 
synca wellness circ

Another compact massage chair option you can consider is the Synca Wellness CirC Massage Chair

As you can see, it resembles the Infinity Riage CS quite closely in terms of deign. This one here, has even won a Good Design Award back in 2017. 

With an ergonomic 106-degree seat design, it ensures to give a tailor fit to different individual bodies without taking up much floor space. 

Focusing on massaging the upper back to the back of your thighs via its hybrid L/S Track design, it is regarded by many to be one of the best home chair for lower back pain. Find out why here ...

Pros

  • SL massage track 
  • Compression and robotic massage
  • Ergonomic seating design
  • Heat function
  • Chair for lower back pain 

Cons

  • No calf and foot massage 
  • Cannot recline
nouhaus massage chair with ottoman

While the Riage CS and the CirC take on a modern compact design, they still look like a massage chair at the end of the day.

The Nouhaus N-0001 Massage Chair here, well, this is truly a massage chair that doesn't look like one. 

We figure there may be those of you that are looking for a non-conspicuous massage chair, one that doesn't stood out 'in your face' kind of massage chair. The Nouhaus N-0001 fits the bill - not only is it an ideal small massage chair for compact spaces, it is also the cheapest out of all that are recommended here. Read more here...

Pros

  • Small and compact
  • Modern contemporary design
  • Removable pillow for deep massage
  • Heat function
  • Easy to assemble
  • 3-year warranty with 30-day money back guarantee

Cons

  • Cannot recline
  • No foot and calf massage

What You Can Expect From Massage Chairs Under $1,000

Different from massage chairs under $500, you can expect more from those under the $1,000 category. 

For one, you can find chairs that offer full body massage - including the foot and calves - that is not just a mere vibration.

From airbag compression to robotic massage techniques like shiatsu, kneading, tapping and rolling, you can see that they are provided in different chairs as shown from the above recommendation list. 

In particular, you may also see that most have an inbuilt track system to conduct these massages, be it a S, L or even SL track, the latter of which can only usually be found in pricier massage chairs.

For those that are clueless as to what their differences are, here's a short explanation:

  • S Track - moves along the natural 'S' curvature of the spine shape to relax the vertebrae; 
  • L Track - extends to the seat surface to cover the glutes, hamstring area;  
  • SL Track - a combination of both S and L track, the best and most advanced technology to date.  

If you'd like to learn more on this topic, we have a detailed guide here providing just that. 

Apart from the above, you may also find chairs offering zero gravity positioning in the $1,000 price range. Not extensively available, but there are if you know where to find. 

Beware though if you see one claiming to be zero gravity (especially if the price seems too good to be true) because there are many that simply throw in the term 'zero gravity' just to pull in the crowd. As we've always said, just because a chair is able to recline does not necessarily make it a zero gravity massage chair

Having said that, here's a roundup:

Best Massage Chair Under 1000 Roundup Review

If you’re looking for a quality massage chair with all the bells and whistles, this is not the category for you. For those, you’ll pay in the thousands for it.

If you’re looking for an entry level massage chair that provides at least the basic massage features and techniques (and does each well), look no further. 

Our top pick is the Real Relax Favor-03 Plus no doubt for its all-roundedness. It may not be your best though and that's perfectly fine because different people have different preference. In short, 

  • Best Massage BM-EC06C Touch is for those who will have multiple users in the family using the chair because of its computerized body scanning function; 
  • The Infinity Riage CS will be ideal if you are short on space yet doesn't want to compromise on a reclining feature;
  • Perfect for petite-sized users, the Synca Wellness CirC  provides strong powerful massage with its SL track system;
  • Finally, the Nouhaus N-0001 is for those who are particular about both aesthetic and functionality.

Ultimately, it comes down to personal needs and preferences. Nevertheless, it is comforting to see that more and more functions are now being offered in massage chairs at the lower end of the price spectrum when in the past, they are only available in pricier models. Functions that are engineered and implemented well at that, too.



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