As a plus sized woman, finding a massage chair in which I can comfortably sit and enjoy all of its features has been challenging. When I heard about the Titan Jupiter XL 3D L-Track Massage Chair, I was skeptical but decided to give it a try. At first glance, it looks like other massage chairs in size and style. But when you sit in it, you can immediately tell the difference. The seat is wider and deeper. The calves are more accommodating and the arm and shoulders were wider than other massage chairs I’ve sat in, I immediately became immersed in its shell. Even as a larger woman, I felt completely cradled in the chair and didn’t feel like I was sitting awkwardly or squeezing into it. I started with an auto program and gave it a whirl. I also turned on the heat (my favorite feature of this chair) in all three regions – lumbar, calves and seat. After shoveling and being out in the New England winter weather, this chair was exactly what I needed.
The Jupiter is an L-track which means the rollers go from your shoulders all the way under the buttocks and to your upper thighs. I cannot say enough about this feature! You have no idea how much tension you carry in your lower region!
At first, I wasn’t a fan of the head / temple airbag massage. But after adjusting myself in the chair and sitting up a little straighter, I got it to position just right and it actually felt pretty nice. The airbags inflate around your head and reach up to your temples creating an acupressure massage. If you don’t want to use the head massage, you can flip the pillow to the back of the chair.
I also liked the fact that I could extend the footrest to a comfortable spot and it would stay without me having to keep pressure to keep it in place.
The manual settings of the Jupiter help you customize the massage experience to your specific needs. I tried the 3D setting, put myself in zero gravity position and sat back to relax. Honestly, I didn’t feel the 3D setting was powerful enough for me. I guess I just need a stronger massage. I switched to the Knead manual setting and put the speed up all the way and it was perfect. The rollers went from shoulder to buttocks with just enough intensity and speed that it instantly put me to sleep! I woke feeling very relaxed and like I had just come from a professional masseuse.
If you prefer, you can choose a compression only massage by choosing the Air Massage mode. In this mode, you can choose the intensity of the compression from 1-5. I found the 5 to be a bit too strong on my calves, but the 4 was just right. The little accordion airbags at your shoulders are amazing! They inflate at just the right angle to press your upper body back into the chair. When they deflate, you immediately feel a release of tension in your shoulders. This is the perfect option for someone in the family who wants the relaxation and tension-releasing benefits from massage but who may be a little sensitive to the intensity of the rollers.
The remote control isn’t a touch screen; however, it is pretty easy to navigate. Everything is clearly marked and self-explanatory. There is a timer which gives you the option of 15, 20 and 30-minute intervals. Personally, I wish there were a 45 or 60-minute option, but that’s just my preference. There are 9 pre-set massage modes including SLEEP and PAIN RELIEF (my favorite), so there is something for everyone. You can choose to create a custom massage by using the Manual mode. Or, just have the airbags on, or just the foot rollers or just zero-gravity with heat – the options are endless.
The thing I like most about the Titan Jupiter XL Massage Chair, is its versatility. This chair would be the perfect starter chair for any family. It accommodates to any size, so everyone in the family would be able to enjoy. The price tag is less than $4000 which, for the number of features and quality of massage, is a great deal. I can see this chair making a lot of families very happy.