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3D Rollers J-Type Track (shorter Neck to Glutes)
Excellent neck and shoulder program. With the unique "Grip" technique, not available on any other massage chair, the First Class' rollers work the neck and shoulders, One button depth control up to 5 levels of intensity. Like the Osaki Maestro, the auto-programs are designed to more replicate a human massage experience. Starting in one area, working it gently, graduating to the next, etc. This roller mechanism also seems to gently pivot or flex instead of being rigid. Again, feels more like human hands. This chair fits best people from a petite 4'11" to Average 6' under 245 lbs. (Need something comparable but for larger stature? - Consider Luraco Legend or the Luraco i7 Plus for Big & Tall)
The technology in the Osaki First Class is absolutely state of the art, and it is loaded with new features. Honestly, anything I write about this massage chair, will be an understatement. I will just run out of superlative adjectives - so I apologize if the review reads redundant.
The 3D Roller Mechanism
The roller mechanism in this chair is precision and tight, but does not feel robotic. The rollers can be adjusted 3 different depths - with a touch of the screen, as well as 3 width adjustments. When you put it in the "Spine Care" massage - the mechanism moves so fast you can almost hear it "whirring". The only other chair that has this precision "tight" mechanism in my opinion is the Luraco i7 Plus. The spine care relief program is just outstanding.
The advanced mechanism has the unique capability of moving both clockwise AND counterclockwise massage strokes. Again, this is HUGE! It simply doubles the effectiveness of the strokes / and relief by attacking the muscle from different directions, with the same stroke. This is particularly effective and apparent when using the above mentioned "Frozen Shoulder" program. While extending out and sitting ON the traps (tops of shoulders - a VERY hard position for most massage chairs to achieve) the mechanism will do a partial knead stroke clockwise (pushing DOWN on the traps), then reverses the stroke. This can be felt throughout many of the auto programs. You will definitely want to read about the auto-programs this chair offers below, too. Do not miss it.
The mechanism also includes the "Grasp" movement. This is what truly sets this chair apart when it comes to the massaging of the neck & shoulders. The rollers protrude out to the sides of the neck (again, most massage chair rollers can not extend outward to this degree), and glides up and down the neck pressing in and rolling in. But it also can grasp the neck and also the traps - like a human hand. I suffer from a weak neck and soft tissue damage in the neck and shoulders. After a decade in this industry, when I used the "Frozen Shoulder" program in the Osaki OS-Pro First Class, I felt like it was the first time I'd ever had a neck massage in a massage chair. It is THAT good. If you are under 6ft. 240 lbs - and in particular need neck/shoulder, migrane, stretch, knee pain relief - joint pain. This is simply the best massage chair out there.
Full Body Air Massage
Independent Operation of Chair and Leg rest Air. Many massage chairs include an excellent air compression system. What again sets the Osaki OS-Pro First Class apart? The air compression operates separately - for massage chair and the leg rest. This is allows for customization of the air system, that can not be found in any other massage chair. So, for me, the air compression on the calf - especially during the stretch, is too intense. In the First Class, I can adjust it from 3 (most intense) to a 1 (mild), or even turn the air compression in the legrest off - during an auto program. While, at the same time, enjoying the firmest (level 3) compression in the arms, back, shoulders. Unique to this chair.
Gliding Calf/KNEE Massager
One of the only massage chairs with independent calf section that can be raised or lowered and one of the only massage chairs to offer true knee massage.
Large Tablet Style Touch Screen Remote
Excellent interface with tablet style remote. Allows you to turn on/off any feature during any program - anytime.
25 incredibly well defined massage programs from general to very targeted - i.e. Stress Relief, Frozen Shoulder, Meridian Treatment, Brain Relief.
The Most Customizable
Only massage chair that integrates intensity adjustments INTO an already running auto-program. In all other massage chairs, you can not truly adjust the maximum depth or the intensity of the massage - DURING the program. You may be able to temporarily make an adjustment, but during the next phase of the auto-program, it will return to the default mode.
3 User Memory
Customers regularly ask about memory. There are only a few (Luraci i7 Plus, and a few Japanese models) that have any build or user memory. The Osaki OS-Pro First Class includes recall for 3 different configurations.
These are features seen on almost no other chair available today.