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After using the Kahuna Massage Chair, we guarantee you will be singing Hakuna Matata. Before you decide to close the page, after that cheesy joke, you will definitely want to read about the chair that caused one of the best puns of the year. It is none other than the Kahuna Massage Chair Recliner LM6800!
A state-of-the-art piece of machinery, Kahuna orchestrated one of the most impressive mixtures of top-quality massage functionality and aesthetic simplicity. In this article, you will find everything and anything that has to do with the LM6800 massage chair. We will be looking at design, functionality, massage techniques, airbags, strokes, customizable options and much more. This article will also include looking at shortcomings and what could have been done better. Without further ado, we present the best Kahuna Massage Chair Recliner LM6800 review.
The main feature of the chair is its 6 pre-programmed automatic massage programs. It includes the following:
The programs work well with the chairs shoulder airbags that are doubled layered. Additionally, the remote control allows for easy usage with its 18 buttons. And Kahuna makes it convenient to operate by implementing a friendly, interactive, and easy-to-use display screen. The program that stood out to us was the SH-Chiro program, it is able to target the spine and help improve the flow of energy. It works to unlock precious nerve energy and allow it to move through your body.
Next, we looked at the structure of the programs and how it used specialized therapy through full body shiatsu techniques. Below you will find the 5 manual massaging techniques that help accomplish this.
Where can the chair target and massage?
- Entire back
- Lower body and back
- Lower back
- Upper body
- Lower body
Modern roller tracks are now featured in the best massage chairs. With the LM6800, you get those premium L-track rollers that operate on a continuous roller track. The entire length of the track extends from your head down to your hamstrings. What many people don’t realize is that L-track’s total coverage is 35% more than the typical S-track. This helps users who struggle with tight gluteus, hamstring and thigh muscles, as well as general soreness.
The entire frame structure of the LM6800 is based on and designed from the L-track. It utilizes 4 rollers as well as an advanced air-cell massaging system to target your hips, waist, shoulders and arms. However, the biggest benefit we found was its ability to support your back, neck, and shoulder areas while helping decompress your spine from the effects of gravity.
Space Saving & Zero Gravity
A “space-saving” chair that can recline into zero gravity positions is a winner. A recent NASA study involved utilizing zero gravity positioning for flights. The study stated that there are benefits for zero gravity positioning and now we are seeing this integration for modern furniture.
What is Zero Gravity?
Zero gravity is weightlessness that involves the absence of strain and stress from contact-forces (scales, floors, beds, chairs etc.).
LM6800 Zero Gravity
By reclining the chair and raising the legs above the heart, Kahuna is able to reduce the overall stress the body feels. As your legs elevate above the heart you also promote healthy blood circulation and allow the massage sensation to be more concentrated. The user’s weight is spread evenly across the chair and that is when the therapeutic benefits are felt. With the LM6800 consumers will able to pick from 3 stages of zero gravity.
Space Saving Technology
One of the biggest benefits we found with this chair is its space saving ability. Typically, massage chairs and recliners require anywhere from 11-14 inches of space from the wall. However, Kahuna’s LM6800 only needs 3 inches to get into its zero gravity recline position. This was great for the smaller spaces we tested the chair in because it allowed other furniture and décor to fit comfortably in the room. By allowing the chair to slide forward as it reclines, you don’t have to worry about the back of the chair hitting the wall and ruining the material and creation friction.
One of the most popular features of this chair is its Yoga massage program that runs for 30 minutes. The best way to describe the massage is that it combines deep massaging techniques with progressive stretching. Many consumers compared the stretch to using gym balls and placing your body on the ball and bending backward. It offers amazing health benefits by improving your blood circulation and allowing your spine to feel increased sensation
The lower body of the chair features additional foot padding and a particularly strong foot massager. In the foot area, you get dual rollers that work to produce smooth motions to help reduce stress on the arch and toes. It also features heating therapy on your calves and the lower back, as well as an adjustable foot area for taller folks. Finally, as you can imagine, multiple people will be trying and testing out your chair. Luckily, the cotton in the foot portion of the LM6800 is detachable and washable.
Technology - 9.1/10
Being one of the premium high end massage chairs on the market has led the LM6800 to be one of the most popular as well. It is one of the most sold and reputable chairs available today. Which must make you wonder, what makes it so great? In one word, technology!
The LM6800 starts by scanning your body through its computer scanning technology. By doing so, Kahuna is able to personalize the massage to each unique individual that uses the chair. This technology allows for a wide variety of people to use the LM6800 without feeling that the chair isn’t designed for them. Furthermore, the entire body of the chair is covered by air massage technology. By utilizing air cells, the LM6800 is able to provide users with a soothing air massage. What we loved about this technology was that it was able to run simultaneously with the massage programs. Through soft air compressions, you are able to feel the air technology relaxing your entire body.
Design - 7.2/10
Design often comes down to preference. Some people enjoy sophisticated designs while others prefer a simple design. The LM6800 falls into the latter category. There is nothing flashy, designer or luxurious about the design that Kahuna went with.
To be frank, it’s overly basic and reminds users of a massage chair at a salon. However, its durability is extremely impressive. It is made of steel, plastic, and covered in vinyl. When you first look at the design you notice the beige/khaki color tone which isn’t anything special. Overall, the look and feel of the chair is rather cheap and makes you wonder how good it is really is. Then over time, you begin to notice its sustainability and constant level of high performance.
Why is its design 7.2/10? The reason the LM6800 got such a high score for design is that it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. It doesn’t sacrifice performance for a curvy or flashier look and the simple design is still modern.
Comfort – 8.8/10
The chairs comfort is second-to-none! We found the padding to be sufficient everywhere, except the foot massage, and the chairs layers are firm. Each of the programs is supported and its sustainable upholstery lets you fall asleep easily.
Durability & Warranty – 9.2/10
Although the materials don’t look flashy, the durability of the chair is solid. It can withstand prolonged usage with its increased weight, and its structure allows it to hold and maintain larger individuals. Kahuna offers a 3 year warranty for the LM6800. It covers the labor, structural framework and every single part of the chair. Furthermore, in the first year, the warranty covers absolutely everything and customers don’t have to pay anything.
Price – 10/10
In our analysis, the biggest selling point was the price. Kahuna was simply able to make an amazing chair that is priced way below its actual price-point. It’s a steal for the price because it can easily compete with some high-end massage chairs. Although you won’t get the same quality as you would with the top-tier massage chairs, the LM6800 easily destroys its price-point rivals.
Technology – 9.1/10
Design – 7.2/10
Comfort – 8.8/10
Durability – 9.2/10
Price – 10/10
Total Score = 8.8/10