In a Nutshell:
The Osaki TP 8500 Massage Chair stands out with its innovative space-saving design, making it a great choice for people with limited space yet want a feature-rich, multi-functional massage chair at home.
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Looking to own a massage chair but limited on space?
Well then, the Osaki TP 8500 Massage Chair was designed specifically with you in mind.
This multi-function chair combines innovative design with cutting edge technology to deliver a product that offers exceptional value for the money.
In this Osaki TP 8500 massage chair review, we’ll take a detailed look at all the features that make this chair a unique entry in the Osaki lineup to help you make an informed purchase decision.
Osaki TP 8500 Massage Chair
Osaki TP 8500 Massage Chair Features
Any comprehensive Osaki TP 8500 review must begin with a look at the chair’s space-saving design—as it is really the hallmark of this model.
One of the biggest problems of using massage chairs is the fact that when we recline them for use, most massage chairs take up a significant amount of space. But, here is where the Osaki TP 8500 really shines.
The base of the chair is designed to slide forward as it pivots into zero-G position, requiring less than four inches of space to reach that position. This, more than any other feature, is what really sets the TP 8500 apart.
The Osaki TP 8500 is ideal for people who live in apartments or small homes wanting a high-quality massage chair, but may not have enough space for other models.
The Osaki TP 8500 massage chair combines the roller movement of an S-Track and an L-Track to provide extended massage relief to people suffering from lower back pain.
The S-track allows the rollers to move up and down the back of the user, following the natural curvature of the human spine.
When combined with an L-track, the rollers get to start in the neck area and follow the full extension until the buttocks. Due to the extension of the roller track, the glute and thigh muscles get extensive massages as well.
The Osaki TP 8500 massage chair’s roller track offers an impressively long massage stroke at 53 inches.
The Osaki TP 8500 is a zero-gravity massage chair like many others in the company lineup. This means that the chair can be reclined such that the user’s knees are above the heart before a massage begins.
This position allows for a deeper, more intense massage because the user’s own weight presses the body more firmly against the rollers as they work their magic.
The Osaki TP 8500 massage chair has body scanning technology which maps out exactly the user’s spine and measures the width of the back to position the rollers as accurately as possible to targeted areas. As a result, the user gets a massage that is custom-tailored to his or her body shape.
Impressive Customization Options
One thing that Osaki really excels at in all its models is how they combine a vast array of massage options to a chair—and the Osaki TP 8500 is no different. In fact, this chair features six different massage techniques:
Each of these offers different therapeutic benefits, but the fun doesn’t stop there. The Osaki TP 8500 zero gravity massage chair offers five pre-programmed massage types for quick operation:
These massage programs and styles can be further adjusted by selecting from the chair’s three different massage speeds, and three different massage intensity settings, ultimately giving you an unprecedented level of control over your massage experience.
The Osaki TP 8500 massage chair is equipped with a back-stretch program that focuses on the lower back, which is where most people carry their tension and where most chronic back pain is centered, making this an excellent addition to the overall feature set.
There are two separate heating elements located in the lumbar region of the Osaki TP 8500, which can be activated on will to add yet another dimension to whatever massage protocol you are using.
If the above features don’t give you enough customization options, then you’ll be happy to know that the Osaki TP 8500 also comes with a total of 36 airbags, strategically placed throughout the chair, which allows for a soothing, relaxing air massage but can also be dialed up its intensity.
Building on the TP 8500’s already impressive feature set, foot rollers have also been added, which give the user the option of having the soles of their feet massaged. For a more intense experience, this can be combined with the aforementioned airbag massage.
If the two features were used together, then the airbags around the feet and lower legs would work to press the user’s feet more firmly against the rollers for a truly heavenly experience.
Quick Control Panel
In addition to the remote that comes with the massage chair, users may also control some features from the quick control panel which rests conveniently on the inside portion of one of the chair arms.
Not only does this access panel allow for one-touch return (returning the chair immediately to its upright position), but it also contains a USB charger, allowing users to plug in their smartphone or other handheld device in and listen to their favorite music while enjoying a massage.
Osaki TP 8500 Massage Chair Conclusion
The Osaki TP 8500 Massage Chair delivers exceptional value for money. Offering a splendid combination of the best features from other chairs in the company’s lineup and merging these with an excellent, space-saving design and some new, cutting-edge innovations, the company has produced a chair that is both unique and compelling.
There’s a lot to like about this model. It fills an important niche in the market, and it’s almost certain that some of the innovations featured in the Osaki TP 8500 will find their way into the broader product line in time.
If you’re looking for a feature-rich, multi-functional massage chair, but you don’t have a lot of space, then the Osaki TP 8500 is the one for you.
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