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Infinity Riage CS Massage Chair Review

Infinity Riage CS Massage Chair

Not everyone is a fan of bulky massage chairs. For one, not everyone has the room space for it even if the design does not bother them too much. 

The Infinity Riage CS Massage Chair is therefore an ideal selection because this is easily one of the most compact sized home massage chair in the market.

One of the very few that does not compromise features for size, read on to see why we think this is the best massage chair for small spaces.

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Product Specifications



Product Name

Riage CS

Product Dimensions

38 x 23 x 38 inches

Key Functions

  • Full back massage (L track)
  • Shiatsu, tapping ,rolling
  • 4 automatic programs
  • Space saving recline and rocking mode

Maximum Capacity

Height: 6'2"

Price & Availability

Space-Saving Design

The difference is apparent when you compare the size of the Riage CS with the traditional-looking massage chairs in the same $1,000 category. To give you perspective, it is almost half the height of the Favor-03 Plus.

Incidentally, this means that it is able to fit in most homes, including apartments.

infinity zero gravity recline

What's impressive is that despite the limitation small sizes bring to both design and function (as is apparent with so many other small massage chairs out there that need to have a lot of features cut out), Infinity manages to squeeze in a zero gravity feature. 

Yes, the Riage CS is able to recline fully. Even if you don't need a massage, you can still enjoy it as a power recliner at home.

infinity riage portable wheels

All it needs is just 2" of clearance from the wall, so you can actually push it into tight spaces.

Speaking of which, there are hidden wheels at its bottom to help you do just that.

Even without them, you will find that it is much lighter than other massage chairs, all thanks to its compact size.

Massage Features

So we mentioned above that there are features a small massage chair will have to forego.

For the Riage CS, it is the airbag technology - this chair employs no airbag components to get rid of the bulkiness that often associates with them. 

Instead, it emphasizes on a roller system which arguably, is actually better than a pure airbag massage regime. This is because rollers mimic the rolling and kneading of professional massage therapists' to relieve muscles from pain, tension and stress.

infinity massage techniques

This chair here uses a 4-node travelling roller mechanism to provide a deep kneading relief effect. In particular, the massage techniques that it provides include:

  • Robotic kneading
  • Tapping
  • Kneading & Tapping
  • Shiatsu

The rollers travel along what's called an L track system, from the neck and shoulder all the way down to the glutes, kneading your muscle and skin along the way with simulated human touch for a soothing massage sensation.

infinity riage cs l track

Because of its ability to travel beyond the spine reaching the glutes, buttocks and areas underneath the thighs, the Riage CS is able to target the lower back region better. 

Combine this with the lumbar heat function, it actually makes for one of the best home chair for lower back pain.  

There are 4 auto programs combining different massage techniques and speeds for you to choose from but you can also create your own massage program by using the manual control to target trigger points and areas that need particular attention. 

Now, the Infinity Riage CS is also advertised as a 'rocking' massage chair. What this means is that it is able to rock back and forth in a metronome-based movement to give the classic rocking chair feeling for soothing relaxation. 

We don't see this being offered in any other chair, so it is truly a pleasant surprise to have found it in a massage chair that is under $1,000.  


One thing worth mentioning is that the brand offers a 1-year warranty period for any in-home repair or replacement. 

Yes, apart from sending all covered parts deemed necessary to you, an authorized service provider will actually be sent over to repair the chair at your residence if there is a need at no extra charge on your part. 

On top of that, it provides unlimited customer and technical support to all US-based customers. 

If there is one thing that speaks about a product's quality, it is warranty and after-sale services like these that give you the confidence of its reliability and durability.

Things to Take Note

Having said the above, it does not mean that the Riage CS is without any limitation. One of it being not exactly the best massage chair for tall person. 

What's one of its bestselling point is also its limitation but understandably so, given it is designed to be smaller to fit in compact spaces.

Yes, when it is meant to be smaller, naturally, it cannot fit the bigger in size. 

Although it is said to be able to fit people of up to 6'2", we actually think that the ideal fit for this chair are those around 5'10". 

At this height, the chair gives a baby cradle-like effect and the rollers are able to hit at the optimum spots on the glutes and backs of your thighs, running through the entire L track.

infinity calf vibration riage cs

Also, do take note that there is no massage at the calf and foot area. What you get is vibration and while that gives some sort of sensation, it does not compress or put any pressure in the leg region. 

So yes, not exactly the best foot calf massager - the Real Relax will be a better option if this is an indispensable feature to you.

The good thing is that its leg rest can be operated independently from the chair back, so you can adjust them separately into the position that is comfortable to you. 


Infinity Riage CS

We will say that the Infinity Riage CS is suitable for those suffering from lower back pain as the chair focuses primarily on this with its L-track roller system and massage features. 

Save as for the limited foot and calf massage option, it does indeed provide an excellent full body massage that will relieve its users from tight muscles and tensed joints.

Certainly, its zero gravity function gives it a much favourable head start compared to this or this, both of which are models in a similar size.

Of course, the compact design is an indisputable plus point for those with limited space. 

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Real Relax Favor 03 Plus Massage Chair Review

Real Relax Favor 03 Plus Review

One of most highly recommended massage chair by our editors here is the Real Relax Favor-03 Plus

You get a full body massage chair, equipped with zero gravity function and is fully customizable with fancy add-ons like Bluetooth audio play and LED lights.

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Product Specifications


Real Relax 

Product Name

Favor-03 Plus

Product Dimensions

63" x 30" x 34"

Key Functions

  • full body massage
  • zero gravity positioning
  • customizable massage
  • 6 auto modes
  • Back heating 
  • Bluetooth audio play & LED lights

Maximum Capacity 

Weight: 400 pounds 

Height: 5.2 - 6.1 feet

Price & Availability

Usually, we are rather skeptical when a massage chair claims to have too many features, especially when one comes from a lower price point.

You see, there are actually two approaches that companies usually take: 

(i) load their chair with as many features as they can (but not necessarily done well) in the hopes of attracting more customers, or

(ii) pick one or two features and specializes in them, forgetting the rest.

The Real Relax Favor-03 Plus is the former, but with functions implemented well beyond expectation. Here's why: 

Full Body Massage

For one, the Favor-03 Plus is equipped with a whopping 50 airbags.

That's almost double the number of airbags found in most massage chairs.

real relax favor 03 plus full body massage function

As you can see, these airbags are placed all over the body - shoulders, arms, hips, lower back, calves and feet. 

What you get is a true compression at all these parts (the common areas of pain and aches), relieving you from them and improving your blood circulation.  

And oh, there is a built-in waist heater to further promote blood circulation at the lower back region.  

On top of that, 8 massage rollers are placed at 8 fixed points to the neck and back.

There are 3 levels of speed and strength for you to adjust, and you can customize the back and waist mode by adjusting the rollers up and down using the remote control.

It wouldn't be a full body massage chair if the Favor-03 Plus doesn't have foot massage. After all, this is probably one of the most sought-after feature for many.

real relax foot massage
real relax favor 03 plus extendable footrest

What we like about its foot massage function is that it combines both airbag and rollers massage to the feet.

The airbags compress and squeeze the tight calves muscles while rollers tap and roll under the feet to relieve them from any tension or pain. If you have tried a combination as such before, there's no going back. 

The footrest is extendable up to 5" so it has a wide height range fitting people from 5.2 to 6.1 foot tall. 

Zero Gravity Positioning

Now this is something we'd never expect to find in a massage chair with this price point. 

After all, a good zero gravity massage chair can easily cost you a few thousand dollars. 

But no, this is not some false advertising gimmick just to pull in the crowd.

You see, there are many massage chairs that claim to be zero gravity just because they are able to recline, but in fact, they are not.

Not with the Real Relax Favor-03 Plus.

This chair has a total of 3 Zero G positions - Initial, Comfort and Deep - with a reclination of up to 180 degrees. 

real relax favour 03 plus zero gravity

If you’ve done your research, you’ll know this is a rare find as most chairs usually have 1 position only, even for the more expensive ones. In this regard, the Real Relax Favor-03 Plus is truly a pleasant discovery.


Available only in the recently updated version are features like Bluetooth Audio Play and Changing LED Lights.  

real relax favor 03 plus updated

The new breathing light adds a different ambience to the room and you can now connect your chair to your mobile phone and play your favourite songs as you enjoy a relaxing massage. 

Although not really essential, these are no doubt nice extras to have which usually, can only be found in massage chairs in the pricier end of the spectrum. 

Also, the chair has now 6 auto modes (an increase from the previous 4) that include: Relax, Sleep, Neck, Stretch, Sport and Waist.

A timer of up to 30 minutes is still available in the updated version. 


real relax favor 03 plus

Comparable to massage chairs in the higher price range, the Real Relax Massage Chair is not without limitation.

For one, it doesn’t have 3D scanning or body stretching. To have them will increase its price no doubt but for what is is, the Real Relax is a great chair with exceeding functionalities. Definitely one of the top best massage chair under $1,000 that we will recommend!