In this edition of Massage Chairs from then Till Now we take a look at two iconic brands, Fujiiryoki and Panasonic. These two pioneers have consistently produced high quality massage machines and were the sole leaders in the industry for roughly three decades. In the early 2000's more people started to take notice and understand the benefits of massage and how easy it was to get a massage with a massage chair. Another pioneer Inada, had also been making massage chairs but was not as widely known as they are today. In this post we take a look at the Fujiiryoki AS-003, and the Panasonic EP-3202 massage chairs. The Fujiiryoki AS-003 pictured to the right was highly regarded for its design. It also was on of the first chairs to start incorporating stretch techniques and a more thorough air massage for the legs.
The Panasonic EP-3202 also came with some amazing features for its time. Panasonic has always focused on the usability of their chairs. Functions like a repeat option, which allowed a user to experience a favorite massage movement again throughout the program are still prevalent in current models. There was also a memory program for different users, specific neck massage programs, and intensity controls for the leg air massage.
The massage chair from just a few years earlier were already much different from the models released in 2002-2003. We see more of a focus on different massage techniques and functions. The chairs are also trending to become more like a medical massage machine as they incorporate more massage functions.
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~Massage Chair Experts