Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

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Larry2623
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Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by Larry2623 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 am

Little off topic, but since people ask about car purchases...My company offers retirement gifts from a catalog, decent stuff around $1500.

One of the options is a massage chair. I would normally select something like a 4k smart uhd TV, but the massage chair is something I would never buy myself. I would love to hear from anyone with a comparable chair...are they any good? do they breakdown too fast? etc etc

Thanks
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Re: Retirement Gift

Post by DorothyB » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:20 pm

You might get more responses if you change your subject to reviews on that chair.

Congrats on retiring!

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Re: Retirement Gift

Post by Larry2623 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 pm

thanks

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Re: Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by Freefun » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:04 pm

I can't speak about your model. When I moved around 10 years ago I decided to splurge and bought a massage chair. It cost plenty -'at least 2k. One of the best purchases ever. Between lots of workouts I can be quite sore - sitting in the chair always brings quick relief.

It has never broken - not a single issue. I think I purchased mine from sharper image - I remember it in the mall and thinking what kind of people buy this stuff? Turns out, me.

Oh and congrats!!! The chair would be a nice gift for yourself.
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Re: Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by daveydoo » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:08 pm

Retirement, you say? Buy a treadmill, not a chair!

Do you really need an incentive to sit? :D
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Re: Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by aspirit » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:21 pm

I cannot speak to that particular model: however I purchased a similar type 25 yrs. ago. It came with European electrics. I suspect it was a furniture companies liquidation sale. I do not know the brand other than "Made in USAs Carolina's".
I purchased one & saved my back. Good luck!


EDIT: I frequent friends places, a few have well worn TVroom sofas. My sitting on their furniture almost cripples me after 1hr or so. My chair still works acceptably after 25yrs .
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Re: Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by Larry2623 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 pm

daveydoo wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Retirement, you say? Buy a treadmill, not a chair!

Do you really need an incentive to sit? :D
It would be for after the gym!

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Re: Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by Hillview » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:55 am

Not that chair but my grandfather got one for retirement and LOVED it for years and years.

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Re: Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by mouses » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 am

I tried one of these at a home show. If I had had $1800 to throw around, I would have bought it on the spot. I can't speak to how long they last, though.

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Re: Human Touch WholeBody 7.1 Massage Chair review

Post by goodlifer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:22 am

I recently did a lot of research on them and wound up buying a $4,000 model from Costco. I see that the retail price is $1,799. For that price, you can get something with arm, whole foot, and calf massage and will probably have more air bags and rollers. You can probably even find one with an L track, which covers a lot more areas than the WholeBody. From the pictures I see, you will probably be uncomfortable using this as a normal chair. It doesn't sit upright and you have to hold your head up. A few reviews have also mentioned this. If you can find a store that has a floor model you can try, I would strongly recommend it. But this is one of those things where the bells and whistles it has, the more you like it. That is how we wound up with a $4,000 chair instead of the $1,800 I planned on buying. So if you just want something to play around with, sure. You can always sell it if you don't like it. But if you really want a massage chair, I would personally choose a different gift and buy a much better one with my own money. But in hindsight, I would not allow my husband to try out $4,000 models.

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