OSIM massage chairs are among the most technically advanced on the market and are in direct competition with Japanese manufacturers like Sanyo, Fujikura and Inada 오피가이드 . There are also among the most expensive. What follows is a review of the current range of OSIM massage chairs and how they rate in terms of features per dollar.
OSIM isn’t a Japanese company; it was founded and still run by Ron Sim in Singapore. The company has only been in operation since 1980 but has quickly established itself as a big player in the manufacture of the robotic massage chair. Currently, the company offers 4 models of chair; the NORO Harmony, iMedic, iSymphonic and iDesire. Let’s take a look at what each offers and how it compares to other brands.
The OSIM NORO Harmon massage chair (NR-75) is the cheapest, retailing at around $900. The chair comes with an integrated calf massager and is upholstered in faux suede. I have to be honest and say I don’t like this chair. I know it’s been designed to cater for the cheaper sector but it just looks very unstylish. It reminds me of the iJoy range of massage chairs that are also cheap chairs that try desperately hard to look chic but fail miserably.
Anyhow, it’s a lot better than any iJoy. You get 5 massage modes; rolling, kneading, tapping, dual (rhythmic percussive tapping with the kneading massage), and combination 3 manual modes (kneading, tapping or dual with full or partial rolling). You can adjust the rollers manually to get them positioned just how you want them. Each massage program lasts 15 minutes.
It’s an adequate chair but if you can stretch you budget to around $1,500 you’d be better advised to take a look at the Human Touch HT 100 massage chair. This chair looks better and also comes with a calf massager than can be manual repositioned to give a foot massage as well. You get pretty much the same massage modes but you also get full, partial and spot functions.
The OSIM iMedic massage chair is a better bet. It retails for around $2,000 and looks pretty good in faux leather upholstery. There are 3 massage programs; a 30-minute Healthcare program that gently kneads its way from neck and shoulders to the base of the back while air bags massage your calves; a 20-minute Well-Being program with a gentle tapping massage all along the back, shoulders and neck while simultaneously massaging the legs; finally, there’s a relax program that last anywhere from 10 to 99 minutes.