In a Nutshell:
On technical merits, the Mynta massage chair gets a lot right. The only drawback is that it’s made with lower-quality components, and as such, it won’t last as long as other models might (as reflected in its relatively short 12-month warranty). It is recommended for anyone on a budget who weighs 260 pounds or less and who’s looking for a low-cost way to gain access to a massage chair with a couple of good therapeutic features.
Overall Massage Quality
Ease of Use
Value for the Money
Are you on a tight budget, getting to the end of each month with very little leftover? Do you also suffer from chronic pain that sees you having to make regular visits to your local chiropractor’s office?
If you answered yes to the questions above, then you’re going to be intrigued by what you read in this—our Mynta massage chair review.
Let’s face it; things can get tricky when you’re on a budget, especially if you’ve got to make regular trips to the doctor’s office or to see your chiropractor because the odds are that you’ll have to miss work to do that.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was some other solution? If you could find a way to manage, or perhaps even eliminate, your chronic pain without having to miss work to visit the chiropractor?
Well, it turns out there is such a solution!
There are a number of surprisingly modestly priced entry-level massage chairs that offer a few basic therapeutic features. If you’re making two trips to the chiropractor’s office a month (not at all uncommon), an entry-level massage chair could pay for itself very quickly—a thing that helps both your aching back and your bank balance.
We’ll be the first to admit that the Mynta massage recliner chair won’t be for everyone. It’s got its share of shortcomings, not the least of which is the fact that it’s offered by an “off-brand” and made using lower quality components that won’t last as long. But on technical merits, the design team behind this chair got a lot right, and it offers solid value for the money.
In the sections that follow, we’ll walk you through everything the Mynta has to offer, so you can decide for yourself if this is the model you’ve been searching for. If that sounds good to you, read on, and let’s take a closer look.
An Overview of the Mynta Massage Chair
The design team behind the Mynta didn’t take any chances here and stuck to the basics. This chair looks like most of the other massage chairs on the market today, which is to say that it’s more or less egg-shaped, with a vaguely futuristic aesthetic. Unless you’ve got your house decorated with a futuristic theme, it’s probably going to clash a bit with your other furniture.
That’s not the end of the world, especially if you’re primarily interested in pain relief, but it is something to keep in mind. On the other hand, the chair is offered in a black color, which blends in easily—at least color-wise—with most home décor schemes.
It’s a fairly sizeable piece of furniture, with a footprint of 31” W x 51” D x 46” H and weighing in at 199 pounds. Fortunately, there are casters on the bottom that make moving it around a bit easier than you might think, but you’ll probably still need help if you decide to move it from one wall to another.
The good news is that the Mynta is built using “wall-hugging” technology and only requires 6” of clearance between the back of the chair and whatever wall you decide to place it near.
Big as it is then, it’s actually easier than you might think to find a permanent home for the chair.
Unfortunately, there is one dim spot to draw your attention to here. This model can only support up to 260 pounds of user weight. That’s not an issue if you happen to weigh less than that, but if you’re a bigger, taller, heavier user who exceeds the weight limit, this model simply won’t work for you. According to the company, it was designed for users ranging in height between 5’ and about 6’3”.
The Mynta Is Built Around State-of-the-art Technology
Earlier, we mentioned that the Mynta gets a lot of credit for its technical merits. Here is the first tangible sign of that. The chair is built around an impressively long 51.8” SL Track. The massage track starts high in the seatback, around your neck and shoulders, follows the curve of your spine down the length of the seatback, then curves and goes under the seat.
This is excellent as it allows users to get essentially a full body massage, counting the leg massage ports.
The Mynta massage chair also sports quad rollers, and note that the track allows for 3D movement, which means that the chair can render something close to a deep tissue massage.
Unfortunately, the Mynta doesn’t come with body scanning technology built in, so whenever you want to enjoy a massage, you’ll have to spend a bit of time fiddling with the remote to move the rollers into position so they align with your body’s pressure points.
If you live alone or are the only person who will be using the chair, this can be a “set and forget” kind of thing. But since every body shape is different, if you’ve got multiple people in your household and they all use the chair, then you’ll have to reposition the rollers every time somebody else gets a massage.
It’s not the worst thing in the world, but it does make the chair a bit “fiddly.” Even so, given the modest price, that’s a limitation that most people can live with.
The other thing to mention before we leave this section is the fact that this chair uses a wired remote.
Almost everything comes with a wireless remote these days, so we’re not clear on exactly why the company made the decision to go with a wired remote here, but it’s not really an issue either way. The only time you’d be using the remote anyway would be when you’re in the chair getting a massage. Whether wired or wireless, you’ll have easy access to the controls.
The Mynta Massage Chair Offers a Basic Suite of Techniques
In terms of techniques, the Mynta offers about what you’d expect. You’ll find the following massage techniques on offer here:
While this is only an average selection of techniques, the Mynta chair has some really good pre-programmed massage techniques. Here’s the complete list:
The big headline here is the Thai Stretch routine, which gives this chair a powerful therapeutic feature. Body stretching closely replicates the “chiropractic adjustment” you get when visiting your local chiropractor, and Thai stretching is an aggressive variant of this.
The only real issue is that some people may find it a little too aggressive, but if you suffer from chronic pain, this is one of the major reasons to consider purchasing this model over others.
The overall quality of the stretch isn’t quite on par with what you’d get from a chair like Kahuna, which is widely regarded as offering the best body stretch in the industry, but it’s pretty good and available for a very attractive price to boot!
The Mynta also offers a few different ways you can customize your massage, including three speed settings, three intensity settings, and a point massage mode, which enables you to stop the rollers on a particularly sore spot so they can really focus on that area.
While it’s true that more expensive chairs offer more speed and intensity settings, many entry-level chairs don’t offer much, if anything, on this front. So again, kudos to Mynta for the selections available here.
A Better Airbag Massage Than We Were Expecting
This is a surprisingly strong component of our Mynta massage chair review. Most entry-level massage chairs do a strictly average job when it comes to an airbag-based massage. That’s because most entry-level chairs only build a handful of airbags into their designs, and the results are subpar.
The Mynta really goes above and beyond here, incorporating an impressive 32 airbags. We love it, and the resulting airbag-based massage is heads and shoulders better than you’d expect from a chair offered at this price point.
While we don’t regard it as one of the keystone features of the design, it’s very good and even borders on being amazing.
In addition to offering a lot more airbags than we were expecting to find, the Mynta allows you to adjust the intensity via the remote, choosing from three different settings. And you can even specify particular body regions to focus on (neck, shoulders, back, hips, thighs, and feet) if you don’t want to engage them all at once.
Zero-G Seating of Mynta Massage Chair
This is another very strong component of our Mynta massage chair review. Not all massage chairs offer Zero-G seating options, and most of the ones that do only offer a single seating position. The Mynta offers three, which are absolutely fantastic, adding another powerful therapeutic feature to the chair.
If you’ve recently had surgery of one sort or another, having access to a chair with Zero-G seating will help promote faster healing, and the improved blood flow will help with pain relief.
On top of that, if you put the chair into your favorite Zero-G seating position and set the massage intensity to the max, you’ll come pretty close to getting a deep tissue massage from this model.
Even under those conditions, the massage doesn’t quite rise to the level of what we’d consider deep tissue, but it comes pretty close and may well provide some much-needed pain relief.
Generous Heat of Mynta Massage Chair
The hits just keep coming, and this is another very strong component of our Mynta massage chair review.
On paper, the company says that their chair offers lumbar heat. But in practice, the rapid-heating elements (there are two) rise well into the upper back, so the heat actually radiates out to cover most of your back, which is amazing.
Massage by itself almost always feels pretty good, but massage with heat included really takes it to the next level. And in our view, this is probably the best design feature and another powerful therapeutic addition to the chair. If you enjoy a heated massage, you’re going to love this.
A Really Good Calf and Foot Massage Too!
Mynta’s designers basically followed in the footsteps of the bigger, more established brands and didn’t take any chances. On the whole, that was a very good decision because their calf and foot massage is excellent too.
Granted, it’s not one of the industry’s best, but with the calf massage rendered by airbags and rollers in the bottoms of the footwells, the calf and foot massage you get is quite good. If you spend lots of time on your feet and are looking for a massage chair that can take the pain away from that area and provide some much-needed relief, the Mynta has you covered.
It’s Even Got Extras!
This was a very pleasant surprise. Most low-priced chairs cut corners where extras are concerned, offering few if any.
That’s not the case here.
You’ll find Bluetooth speakers built into the chair, giving you the option to sync your phone with them and enjoy your favorite music while getting a massage.
On top of that, this model features a massage timer. All of the massages you’ll find here default to a fifteen-minute duration, but you can set the duration to 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 minutes at your preference, which gives you tons of flexibility. And if you decide you want a longer massage than that, it’s as simple as hitting the button again when your first massage finishes!
Pros & Cons of Mynta Massage Recliner Chair
It’s hard even to know where to start in terms of listing this chair’s best features.
It’s hard not to like this little chair. The design team didn’t take any chances; they focused on the fundamentals and got a lot of things right.
For an almost ridiculously low price, the Mynta offers three high-value therapeutic features (Zero-G seating, heat, and body stretching) and comes pretty close to offering a fourth in the form of their “almost deep tissue massage.”
It’s not all sunshine and roses, however. There are a few potentially deal-breaking weaknesses to be aware of before you pull the trigger and spend money on this chair. The biggest ones are these:
Overall, we feel that the pros outweigh the cons, but the negatives do bear giving some thought and consideration to.
Mynta Massage Chair Review Conclusion
Overall, we like the Mynta but don’t quite love it. We recommend it for users on a budget and with therapeutic needs and a provisional recommendation to everyone else. If you decide to buy one of these, it will probably serve you well; it just may not last as long as you’d like it to.
Other Options to Consider
If, after reading this review, the Mynta just isn’t what you’re looking for, here are some other models you may want to consider:
While being admittedly more expensive than the chair we just reviewed, this model is the slightly more advanced cousin of the LM6800, which is hands down the best value on the massage chair market today. It’s got a superior body stretch and comes brimming with features you’ll love—on top of the fact that it’s offered by one of the finest companies in the industry.
This chair is much more in line—price-wise—with the model we just talked about. Like the Mynta, it’s offered by a smaller brand you may not have heard of, but it’s got a lot going for it and has a surprisingly robust feature set that’s somewhat different from the chair we just reviewed. It is well worth considering.
References and Resources
- Mynta Massage Chair, Official Brand Website.
- Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain, Spine Universe.
- 9 Incredible Benefits of Getting a Full Body Massage, Times Square Chronicles.
- Thai Massage Can Open Joints, Stretch Muscles, and Rejuvenate Energy, Pacific College of Health and Science.