Introduced: New 2016
Colors: Brown, Black
Massage Type: 2-D
Massage Track: L-Track
(from Neck to Hamstrings)
Height Range: 5'0" - 6'5" (ideally 5'3" - 6'5")
Recommended Weight (lbs): 285lbs.
RANK: Best Buy, Best Seller
2016 was an exciting year for Infinity - as they introduced three new massage chairs into their product line. These include the Infinity Altera, Infinity Evoke and the Infinity Escape. Today I will be reviewing the Infinity Escape - which over the course of 2016 has become firmly established as one of the best selling mid-range massage chairs on the market, selling for just under $3,000.
The Escape is a beautifully designed, streamlined massage chair - it has all of the features of a higher-end massage chair. It is covered in a high quality durable synthetic leather, with a matte finish that hides finger prints and smudges. It is easily maintained and easy to clean.
The chair can be assembled in less than 30 minutes, tools (screwdriver, etc) are included. Infinity has detailed assembly videos and the installation manual, which make the job simple, and straightforward. Although there are a few more steps to the assembly than normal, it is tedious, but not difficult. I would not recommend paying the additional $199 for White Glove installation, as the install is relatively simple - just a little muscle to carry the chair into the home might be helpful.
The remote control is a simple to use button activated, LCD screen remote. It is intuitive and easy to navigate.
As illustrated above, the chair includes (4) auto programs, and an additional (5) pre-set programs under "Special Programs". You can also just turn on the chair and select "Quick Releaxation", and you are on your way to heaven.
Now, here is the exciting stuff, this chair - remember under $3k! - features an L-Track extended massage, Full Body Air Compression Massage, Lumbar Heat, 6 foot rollers per sole. For additional details, go the the Escape Massage Chair product page.
After positioning myself in the chair, I found it to be quite sizable and very comfortable. As mentioned above, the remote control is slim and has a bright LCD screen. I found it easy to navigate - very easy as compares to other, the remote controls on older massage chair models.
I prefer a deeper massage, and although the Escape has an integrated 2D roller mechanism, with the head cushion removed, it gave a moderately firm, relaxing neck and shoulder massage. In manual mode, the neck and shoulder massage is outstanding. Before discovering massage chairs, I paid for massage therapy services for pain relief in my neck and shoulders. One of my frustrations was that it was difficult to get a consistent massage, even with the same therapist. And, asking for more pressure, or for the therapist to concentrate on a certain area, was uncomfortable for me. Having full control of the intensity, the speed, and being able to use the manual mode to target specific areas, really makes for a customized, personal massage experience.
I have to say that I have tested myriad massage chairs in every price range, and I was truly impressed with the overall massage experience this chair delivers. The L-Track is 47" and gives a relatively smooth transition at the tail bone, and an all around superb massage.
The chair includes the much sought after Zero Gravity positions, which enhances the entire massage experience, by reclining back and positioning the legs above the heart - the so-named "weightless" technology developed by NASA. The air compression massage throughout, is very relaxing. However, others have noted that the calf massage could be stronger.
I have to mention that in response to the demand for an excellent reflexology massage, Infinity designed this chair to include (6) rollers per foot, as well as a unique heal rubbing feature. For people who spend a lot of time on their feet, or for those who struggle with plantar fasciitis, this foot massage is unmatched, in my opinion. I have experienced tight and sometimes painful foot massages in other, more expensive massage chairs, this foot massage for me, was just excellent.
I want to mention that the chair includes (35) airbags throughout - but in response to questions from those researching chairs, the number of airbags is not necessarily indicative of a better massage. And, the technology continues to improve - so chairs that are now three or four years old, may have more air bladders, but a offer a lesser massage with overall less control by the user.
The Escape offers a stretch feature I found invigorating. As is inherent with the L-Track construction, the stretch is limited, but I found it effective, and better than the stretch on the Infinity Iyashi (also an L-Track), which costs over $2,000 more!
In closing, I can not stress enough, how pleasantly surprised I was to discover such a high quality, attractive, and "loaded with features" massage chair, at such an affordable price point - under $3,000. Watch for upcoming comparisons with other massage chairs comparable in both price and features.
Thank you for reading - I hope that you found this review helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions at all about the Infinity Escape Massage Chair - just chat or give us a call at 1-888-978-5285.
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