In a Nutshell:
The Real Relax PS6000 is a great chair for the money. It’s got a solid feature set and offers tremendous value for the money. Recommended for anyone on a budget who weighs up to 400 pounds.
Overall Massage Quality
Ease of Use
Value for the Money
Do you suffer from chronic back or leg pain? Do you spend an inordinate amount of time and money making trips to your local chiropractor in a bid to relieve or at least manage that pain?
If you answered yes to those questions and you’ve been looking for a well-priced massage chair to save you both time and money, then you’re going to like what you read in this—our Real Relax PS6000 review.
Haven’t heard of Real Relax? That’s actually not too surprising. Although the company has been in business for more than twenty years, they have a relatively small footprint in the market and aren’t nearly as big or as well-known as industry giants like Kahuna or Osaki.
That said, they make surprisingly good chairs and many of their models punch well above their weight class. If you’re familiar with the office furniture market, consider them to be the rough equivalent of the Flash Furniture of the massage chair world.
The point is, if you’re not brand conscious, a chair like this will serve you very well. In the sections that follow, we’ll put the PS 6000 under our microscope and tell you everything it gets right. We also won’t pull any punches when it comes to describing the chair’s shortcomings.
That way, you’ll have all the information you need to decide for yourself if this is the chair you’ve been looking for or if your search must continue. If that sounds good to you, read on, and let’s take a closer look.
An Overview of the Real Relax PS6000 Massage Chair
In terms of aesthetics, the PS6000’s design team stuck strictly to the convention. This chair looks a lot like most of the other massage chairs on the market today, with no attempt made to hide its true function.
That doesn’t mean this model is ugly, but it does mean that unless your existing home décor scheme runs vaguely futuristic, the Real Relax PS6000 is going to stick out in whatever room you decide to place it in.
That isn’t helped by its size, either. This is a big piece of furniture, measuring 31.5” W x 58.3” L x 61.5” H and weighing a hefty 229.1 pounds. If you decide to order one of these, you’re almost certainly going to want to have a friend standing by on the day it arrives to assist you in getting it wherever you want to put it.
It’s just too big for most people to wrangle on their own.
It’s worth mentioning that if you order one of these, you can get yours in either black or brown, which gives you at least some flexibility in terms of blending it in with your existing color scheme. It’s important to bear in mind though that finding a permanent home for this chair might be somewhat challenging if you live in a smaller home or apartment.
While many massage chairs are designed with space-saving or wall-hugging technology, this isn’t one of them, so you’ll need about 20” of clearance between the back of the seat and whatever wall you plan on putting this chair near.
Assuming that’s not an issue, you’ll be pleased to know that this chair supports an impressive 400 pounds of user weight, which makes it a good fit for more than 95% of the potential market, and even better, given its impressive size, it can accommodate users up to 6’5” tall.
These are categorically solid numbers, making this an exceptional frame to build the rest of the chair around. As to what other technologies the company employed in the rest of the design, that’s what we’ll be outlining next!
The Real Relax PS6000 is Built With State-Of-The-Art Technology
We consider this to be a very strong component of our Real Relax PS6000 review.
Although Real Relax is a small company compared to the industry’s giants, they didn’t cut corners where this model is concerned.
It sports a delightfully long SL massage track that starts your massage at the tops of your shoulders and allows the rollers to travel down the length of your spine, then turn and continue under the chair where the rollers can render a massage of your glutes and the backs of your thighs.
Even better, the track is 3D, which allows the quad rollers to move along the X-, Y-, and Z-axis, which is a fancy, roundabout way of saying that this chair is capable of giving an absolutely superb massage that feels a lot like the one you’d get from a talented human masseuse.
Even better, the chair utilizes body scanning technology to ensure that the rollers hit your body’s pressure points exactly, and in the rare instances when they don’t, you’ll find control on the touch screen control system that enables you to tweak the roller position to perfection.
All that to say that the PS6000 has very good bones. In the next section, we’ll look at how the design team built on the basics, and on that front, we think you’ll be impressed.
The PS6000 Offers a Generous Number of Massage Options For the Money
We’d consider this to be another very strong component of our Real Relax PS6000 review. For the money, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the number of massage options on offer.
Starting with basic massage techniques, you’ll find:
The techniques on offer here are pretty standard fare. These are what we’d consider the minimum necessary techniques to qualify as a decent massage chair, and you find these—sometimes slightly renamed—on just about every massage chair on the market today.
This, however, is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In addition to the massage techniques on offer, the PS6000 also features the following pre-programmed massage options:
All of these massage routines are excellent, and we think you’ll enjoy experimenting with them to find your favorites, though if you suffer from chronic pain, then the stretch and swing options will likely be at or near the top.
The stretch program is Real Relax’s take on the Thai stretch, which is fairly aggressive. It’s not the best in class, but it is quite good. Though if the Thai stretch is too much for you, then you may be better off with a chair made by Kahuna. They use a milder Yoga Stretch, which may be a better fit for you.
Assuming that the Thai stretch isn’t too aggressive for you, you’ll be pleased to know that the Real Relax PS6000 also offers spot and partial massage modes, and any massage you order from the chair can be modified via the touch panel through five different intensity levels.
Granted, you can find massage chairs that offer more in the way of customization and personalization, but for the money, this is quite good.
Zero-G Seating Options Are Included
The PS 6000 also offers not one but two different Zero-G seating options. If you’re not sure why that’s important or even a good thing, we’ll give you the inside scoop right now.
Zero-G seating was inspired by NASA, and it really does leave you with a feeling of weightlessness. It’s more than just a gimmick, though. Zero-G seating offers powerful therapeutic benefits, including improving circulation, lowering blood pressure, and enhancing the overall quality of any massage you get from the chair.
Even better, sitting in a Zero-G position for a little while every day can facilitate faster post-surgical healing. Best of all, this model offers not one but two Zero-G seating positions, both available at the touch of a button.
This is an awesome feature, and we’re thrilled to see it included here. Kudos to the Real Relax design team!
Lumbar Heat is Included, Too!
This is probably our favorite aspect of the design and yet another really strong component of our Real Relax PS6000 review. Any massage you get from this chair will feel good. It’ll feel even better if you put the chair in one of its two Zero-G seating positions, and it will feel absolutely amazing if you add heat.
We’d love it even more if the offered heat was also in the leg massage ports and maybe even temperature controlled. Honestly, we’re happy to see it in any form for the money and given all the other features this chair includes.
Heat is probably tied with the stretch routine as the most powerful therapeutic feature this model brings to the table.
The PS6000 Massage Chair Offers an Airbag Massage, Too!
While this isn’t one of the 6000’s stronger features, it’s worth mentioning that it also offers a decent airbag massage.
You can customize your airbag-based massage in two ways—by modifying the offered intensity levels (five of these) or by selectively activating the airbags via the following body zones:
While we’re pretty sure that nobody is going to pick this model over some other on the strength of the airbag massage you’ll find here, it is a competently implemented feature, and you’re almost certain to get some use out of it.
The PS-6000 Zero Gravity Massage Chair Has an Excellent Calf and Foot Massage
The calf and foot massage on the PS6000 Massage Chair is quite possibly the strongest feature this design offers.
The calf massage is rendered via airbags, while the foot massage is attended to via a combination of airbags and foot rollers. It feels amazing and is easily on par with the calf and foot massage you find on chairs offered by much bigger brands.
The only way this feature could be better would be if Real Relax also offered heat in the leg massage ports, the footwells, or both. If your legs and feet are killing you at the end of a typical day, this will almost certainly wind up being your favorite aspect of the chair’s design. It’s superb.
Now Let’s Talk About Extras
Normally, when an off-brand company makes a massage chair, they cut corners somewhere, and usually, it’s the “extras” that wind up getting cut. Those finishing touches and design flourishes tend to set the big-name brands apart from the little ones.
Real Relax didn’t do that here. This chair has as many high-value extras as the best chairs offered by brands like Osaki and Kahuna. They include:
The combination of the Bluetooth speakers and the USB charging port is exceptional because it allows you to listen to your favorite music or podcast while enjoying a massage, and the timer is a high-value addition that gives you yet another customization option.
The default massage time on the chair is fifteen minutes, but thanks to the built-in massage timer, you can adjust that to as little as five minutes or as long as thirty minutes at your preference.
Pros & Cons of Real Relax PS6500 Massage Chair
We don’t have any serious complaints about this chair. It was designed as an entry-level massage chair and fulfilled that role brilliantly.
Any complaint we could levy about the design would require adding features that would make it more expensive and, thus, make it something other than a value-priced offering.
Sure, there are a few enhancements we’d like to see on some future model updates, but those would amount to minor improvements. Honestly, the chair is fine as is.
Real Relax PS6000 Review Conclusion
At the end of the day, you’re either in the market for a value-priced chair or you aren’t. If you are, then this is a really good one that belongs on your short list of options to consider.
It’s not hard to find a chair that offers more features, more extras, or more therapeutic benefits, depending on what your specific needs are, but this one is going to be hard to beat if you’re looking for a well-priced massage chair that will serve the needs of the vast majority of the market admirably. We recommend it.
Other Options to Consider
If you’ve reached the end of this PS6000 massage chair review and you’re just not convinced that the 6000 is the right chair for you, here are a couple of other massage chairs you may want to consider:
This, in our opinion, is the Gold Standard by which all other entry-level chairs are judged. It’s simply the best value in the massage chair world today and even better, it offers Kahuna’s legendary Yoga Stretch, which is milder than the Thai stretch the chair we just talked about features.
You owe it to yourself to at least have a look at this so you can compare the two and see which one offers more of what you personally need.
Consider this the big brother of the chair we just discussed. If you like the 6000, you’re going to love the 6500. Sure, it will cost you a bit more, but it’s got more of everything you probably liked in this model.
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