Backaches, stiff necks and muscle knots seem to be part-and-parcel of adulting. Long hours of Zoom calls, hunching over your computer furiously typing — it’s little wonder we crave a good massage to soothe our tired muscles. That’s why massage chairs are a godsend — your very own masseuse available for service any time in the comforts of your crib. From compact massage chairs that can save space in smaller HDBs, to gaming massage chairs designed for long hours of Mobile Legends or DOTA, here’s our lowdown on the best massage chairs in Singapore.
How do I choose a massage chair?
Not sure what to look out for when getting a full body massage chair? Here are a few factors to note:
If you’re hesitant about massage chairs being too bulky to fit into your home, fret not as many of the best massage chairs in Singapore were designed to save space. Apart from dimensions, look out for features such as Zero Wall which means you can place it just a few centimeters from the wall for it to recline.
Massage chairs are a big ticket lifestyle item to get, and can easily set you back by a few thousand dollars. However, you can still enjoy the tai tai life without breaking the bank as some of the best massage chairs in Singapore are below $1000.
Massage areas and techniques
If you’re already spending on a massage chair, make sure that it’s worth every buck by going through the list of massage areas and techniques that the chair offers. For instance, if you are a fan of foot reflexology, be sure to get one that includes a foot massager and has massage functions for your calves.
Those who enjoy a particular massage technique like Thai, tuina or guasha can look out for massage chairs that offer these techniques. There are also full body massage chairs with heat therapy if you enjoy hot stone massages!
Overview of the best massage chairs in Singapore
|Massage chair||Price||Size||Massage types||Massage areas|
|OTO Quantum (EQ10)||$3480||1090 x 630 x 970 mm (upright), 1340 x 640 x 725 mm (reclined)||Kneading, pounding, rubbing, airpress||Neck, shoulders, back, waist, hips, thighs and feet|
|OSIM uDivine Mini Massage Sofa||$999 – $1477.40||980 x 650 x 915 mm (upright), 1090 x 650 x 820 mm (reclined)||Kneading, rolling, tapping||Neck, shoulders, back, waist, hips, thighs|
|OGAWA MySofar Luxe||$1580||1010 x 650 x 1000 mm (upright), 1330 x 650 x 790 mm (reclined)||Air bag press||Neck, shoulders, back, waist, hips|
|novita M series® Massage Chair MC 8||$1899||1140 x 670 x 1100 mm (upright), 1480 x 670 x 820 mm (reclined)||Kneading, knocking, shiatsu, sync, tapping||Neck, shoulders, back, hips, calves|
|SmC Multi-Functional Massage Chair||$657.90 – $966.60||1350 x 720 x 1030 mm||Kneading, tuina, air bag press||Neck, shoulders, back, waist, hip, calves, foot|
|Mingrentang Massage Chair||$518.34 – $626.58||1350 x 650 x 1050 mm (upright), 1730 x 650 x 850 mm (reclined)||Kneading, tuina, air bag press||Head, shoulders, arms, calves, feet|
|OSIM Gaming Massage Chair||$949 – $999||680 x 655 x 1210 mm (upright), 1380 x 655 x 985 mm (reclined)||Shoulder grip, lumbar press||Neck, shoulders, lumbar|
|MiuDivine 2 Massage Chair||$2299||1400 x 750 x 1110 mm (upright)||Kneading, clapping, knocking, tapping, shiatsu, guasha||Neck, shoulders, arms, waist, calves, foot|
|AIBI Vita Chair||$5680||1060 x 750 x 1230 mm||Whole Body Vibration and Whole Body Periodic Acceleration||Whole body|
|OTO Grand Elite||$7980||1460 x 780 x 1270 mm (upright), 1756 x 780 x 915 mm (reclined)||Kneading, pounding, shiatsu, tuina||Neck, shoulders, hips, arms lower back, hands, calves feet|
|OSIM uDream Well-being Chair||$7990 – $8798.20||1310 x 780 x 1260 mm (upright), 1900 x 780 x 1040 mm (reclined)||Kneading, rolling, tapping, airbag press||Head, neck, shoulders, lumbar, butt, thighs|
Best space-saving massage chairs in Singapore
1. OTO Quantum (EQ10)
Space is a luxury for most Singaporeans, so size is a common concern when it comes to getting the best massage chair. Thankfully, there are a variety of space-saving massage chairs that don’t compromise on quality, such as the OTO Quantum Massage Chair (available on OTO SG Official Store) which takes up less than a square meter — that’s smaller than a typical armchair!
Despite its size, this OTO massage chair is fully equipped with an L-shaped massage track that can travel from your neck all the way down to your thighs. You can choose from four auto massage modes such as Deep Tissue which focuses on your lower back, waist and thighs or Spine which helps to release tension from your spine. This full body massage chair also comes with a foot massager that’s armed with air-pressed massage and heat therapy — perfect to sink your feet in after a long day of walking.
2. OSIM uDivine Mini Massage Sofa
Think of the best massage chairs in Singapore, and OSIM is a brand that immediately comes to mind. After all, OSIM massage chairs have received good reviews over the years and was even endorsed by JJ Lin. If you’re looking for a quality compact option that can fit in your bedroom, check out the OSIM uDivine Mini Massage Sofa (available on OSIM Singapore Official Store). It has a dual massage mechanism that allows you to enjoy massages on two body parts, such as the back and thighs, at the same time for double the relaxation.
Another attractive function is the spot massage which targets specific pain points and relieves them with the variety of massage techniques this chair offers, such as rolling, kneading, and tapping.
3. OGAWA MySofa Luxe
The OGAWA MySofa Luxe (available on OGAWA SINGAPORE) is a massage chair that complements Singapore’s smaller living spaces while not compromising on the luxe factor. It’s only a few centimeters larger than a typical gaming chair, and uses Zero Wall technology, which means it needs minimal wall clearance to recline. It allows you to lay in a zero gravity position by raising your legs to reduce stress on the heart and bending you 120 degrees at the hips to relieve your body from the pressure of its own weight. Fun fact — this posture draws inspiration from astronauts when they’re preparing to launch into space!
Out of the six auto massage programs, our favourite is the Office Pro massage that targets the lower back and waist as they’re areas that suffer most discomfort after sitting for long hours. The chair also comes with a Morning Mode for a light massage to refresh your muscles. In addition, the OGAWA MySofa is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to connect to your Spotify and relax with your favourite beats. It also has a USB charging port, so you can binge watch Netflix shows while on it without having to get up to charge your phone. If you struggle to fall asleep at night, turn on the swing mode that stimulates a cradling motion that helps to put you into slumber.
4. novita M series® Massage Chair MC 8
After a long day of work, sink into the sleek novita M series® Massage Chair MC 8 (available on novita Official Store) for a shiok back rub. It offers five 3D massage techniques including kneading, tapping, sync, shiatsu and knocking. Elevate the experience by pairing it with your mobile device via Bluetooth so you can knead your knots away while bobbing to your favourite tunes. It is available in a minimalist champagne colour, matching beauty with function so you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics.
Best massage chairs in Singapore under $1000
5. SMC Multi-Functional Massage Chair
If you haven’t gotten a massage chair as you think it might cost you an arm and a leg, the SmC Multi-Functional Massage Chair (available on Smart Massage Chair) offers you an affordable option at only a three figure sum.
Affordable as it is, the Origin Music Massage Chair still makes you feel like royalty with its soft upholstery. It also has all the functions you’d need from a massage chair. It’s reclinable, has Bluetooth connectivity, a touch-screen control and comes with an adjustable foot massager. It even offers heat therapy for your back as well as Thai style massage – which makes it one of the best massage chairs in Singapore!
6. Mingrentang Massage Chair
The Mingrentang Massage Chair (available on Mingrentang Official Store) is another affordable option that doesn’t compromise on essential features. Like the other best massage chairs in Singapore, the Mingrentang massage chair comes with an adjustable footrest and offers six different massage techniques like kneading and knocking to customise your massage with. Additionally, you can feel completely relaxed when you recline the full body massage chair to a zero-gravity position, which makes you feel like you’re on a cloud.
This full body massage chair comes with a LCD touch screen with shortcuts to all the customisable settings. However, do note that the settings are in Mandarin. With that said, this should not be a discouraging factor as the user interface is intuitive and straightforward. Overall, the Mingrentang massage chair is definitely a steal for its price!
7. OSIM uThrone Gaming Massage Chair
If there’s anything better than a quality gaming chair, it’s a gaming massage chair. To all avid gamers, level up with the highly-reviewed OSIM uThrone Gaming Massage Chair (available on OSIM Singapore Official Store) — the world’s first gaming massage chair that’ll be a lifesaver for your lower back and shoulders after long hours of ranking and brawling.
Apart from gaming chair basics like an ergonomic design and adjustable features that ensure optimal posture, the OSIM uThrone Gaming Massage Chair comes with OSIM massage technologies. For instance, the V-hand technology simulates the precise skills and flexibility of a masseuse to give you effective pain relief using 360 degree rollers that are designed for neck and shoulder contours. What’s more, this massage chair has built-in Bluetooth speakers so you can hear crisp, satisfying sounds of victory, and is priced under $1000 — sign me up!
Best luxurious massage chairs in Singapore above $2000
8. MiuDivine 2 Massage Chair
The MiuDivine 2 Massage Chair (available on MIUVO Massagers Singapore) is one of the best full body massage chairs in Singapore as it is not only chiropractor endorsed, but has 10 massage programs designed by professional physiologists with working professionals and sportsmen in mind. Programs include spine care, sports care and neck & shoulders. You can also choose from six massage styles such as guasha, shiatsu and knocking, and customise them to your liking with six speed selections.
This massage chair is also armed with Body Scan Technology, which allows the massage chair to deliver a personalised massage that caters to your unique body type. If you’re a fan of hot stone massage, the chair even has a heat therapy function that covers your back area.
9. AIBI Vita Chair
We all know that regular exercise is tantamount to keeping fit and being in the pink of health. However, hectic schedules often get the best of us. If you want to clock in a workout without really, well, working out, try the AIBI Vita Chair. This passive exercising chair has programs that enhance metabolism rate, regulate blood pressure and improve mental well-being.
That’s because it is equipped with two functions — Whole Body Vibration (WBV) and Whole Body Periodic Acceleration (WBPA). The WBV function uses rhythmic vibrations to contract your muscles. On the other hand, the WBPA function lets you lay down on your back while the chair rocks back and forth on a specific angle. This creates a motion that stimulates production of nitric oxide, which has a host of benefits such as regulating blood pressure and improving sleep quality.
It is recommended to do this for at least 30-45 minutes regularly for the best result. This is especially useful for busy working adults or your elderly family members to stay healthy and energised!
10. OTO Grand Elite GE-01
Remember when leisure travel was a yearly affair and we could enjoy cheap massages while at it? The OTO Grand Elite GE-01 (available on OTO SG Official Store) comes with 10 auto massage programs that let you “travel” around the world with options like Thai, Swedish, Turkish and Finnish massages. Each massage program even comes with a curated playlist to ease you into a relaxed mood.
If your main pain points are neck and shoulders, the OTO Grand Elite massage chair has features that focus on these areas. For instance, it comes with undulant massage rollers that are designed for neck muscles, and conus massage rollers that fit your shoulders and spinal column. This OTO massage chair also comes with a hand massage unit and foot massager that provide different massages to target areas such as calves, soles and heel knuckles.
OSIM uDream Well-being Chair
If you’re willing to splurge on a massage chair, the OSIM uDream Well-being Chair (available on OSIM Singapore Official Store) will give you your money’s worth. It’ll make you feel like you’re sitting on a First Class seat — but better! Touted as the world’s first 5-Senses well-being chair, this full body massage chair has something in store to engage each of your senses. For your sense of sight, the uDream Mood Light allows you to set it to a specific colour to create your ideal ambience. It is equipped with 3D-surround sound for hearing, and of course, offers quality massage for touch.
For your sense of smell, you’d be amazed that this massage chair comes with aroma pods with scents like lavender that helps to calm your mind. For taste, you’ll get a complimentary lavender dark chocolate which has mood-lifting properties. Apart from these, the chair uses electrocardiogram (ECG) technology to measure the tension level in your body and pairs with an app to monitor the tension trend over time. This helps you to be able to spot the specific times your body gets more stressed, and treat it accordingly to improve your well-being over time.
Bid farewell to body aches with the best massage chairs in Singapore
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While these best massage chairs in Singapore will help alleviate your body aches, maintaining a good posture throughout the day plays a big part in ensuring overall wellness. Stop hunching and invest in a good office chair that provides the necessary support for your neck and back to improve your posture! Meanwhile, complement your massage chair with the best massage guns to help relieve hard to reach areas like your glutes and hip flexors.
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