iJoy Massage Chair Reviews

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Whether you suffer from aches and pains or just need to reduce tension, it’s great to experience a relaxing massage. However, it’s often hard to find the time, much less the money for a regular visit to a masseuse. An iJoy massage chair can be a wonderful and convenient way to get daily relief from pain and stiffness and can also help with relaxation.

Benefits of Massage Chairs

Although no massage chair can be a complete replacement for a therapeutic massage, a good massage chair can provide the user with these benefits:

  • Relief of pain
  • Reduction of stiffness
  • Increased blood flow
  • Reduction of toxins
  • Increased flexibility
  • Overall relaxation
  • Improved posture
  • Improved lymph function

Shopping for a massage chair can be overwhelming. There are many types of chairs offering different levels of massage, and several design options. Although important, self-care can be expensive, and some chairs can run as much as $8,000. However, the iJoy massage chair lines are all reasonably priced and can offer many of the benefits of the more expensive models.

What is an iJoy Massage Chair?

The iJoy massage chair was designed and developed by the company Human Touch. For over 35 years Human Touch has been at the forefront in the manufacture and design of quality, award-winning, ergonomic massage chairs. Human Touch chairs are the only chairs recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic Medicine. The line of iJoy massage chair is designed by Human Touch to give a high-level performance at reasonable pricing.

Each iJoy massage chair is designed with patented technology which mimics the actions of a trained masseuse. The chairs have different settings and offer 15-minute massage sessions to target the desired parts of the back and shoulders. Time spent in the iJoy massage chair can help reduce muscle tightness and ease the aches and pains of day-to-day life. The chairs also come in several designs to suit different tastes and budgets.

iJoy Massage Chair: Product Specs

Many massage chairs are bulky and unsightly. iJoy chairs, however, have a compact design which makes them less obtrusive and easy to move around.  All iJoy chairs come with adjustable settings which can determine the strength of the massage and the angle of the chair. Each model comes in a choice of colors which include espresso, black, and cream. The chairs are sturdy and ergonomic. The iJoy brand is known for durability, and these chairs can last for over 10 years.

Pricing of iJoy Massage Chair

iJoy chairs are reasonably priced with quality models starting at about $500.  Even the premium  iJoy-2580,  which has many luxury features, is only about $1,000. Considering that many massage chairs can cost thousands of dollars, the iJoy offers a good product at a great value.

How iJoy Massage Chair Models Compare

To gain a better understanding of the different options of iJoy chairs here are the descriptions of three popular models.

Human Touch iJoy-2580 Massage Chair

The chair is 44 x 35 x 40 inches and weighs about 88 pounds. It is the largest of the three models being compared.

This iJoy chair includes:

  • 4 massage techniques, rolling, kneading, compression and tapping.
  • Removable massage pad
  • Full recline at the touch of a button
  • Built-in control panel
  • Cupholder
  • Wheels for easy transport
  • Leather upholstery

This is a chair that has a full complement of massage functions that can work out stiff muscles and reduce tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper and lower back. The removable massage pad can be used to adjust the intensity of the massage.   The chair’s automated reclining system makes it easy to adjust to the appropriate height. It comes in stylish espresso or black leather.

iJoy-2310 Robotic Massage Chair

This iJoy model is slightly smaller than the iJoy-2580 at 50.4 x 28.2 x 24.4 inches and 60 lbs. It costs about half as much as the iJoy and offers the same 4 massage functions. It comes with a tethered remote control and a manual recline system controlled by a strap on the seat. The chair's ergonomic construction is specifically designed for those who suffer from upper and lower back pain.  However, as it has no headrest and the seat is relatively low,  it may be difficult for taller people, over 6 '2”  to use.

The iJoy-2310 offers these functions:

  • 4 massage techniques, rolling, kneading, compression and tapping.
  • Removable massage pad
  • Tethered remote control
  • Manual recline system
  • Cup holder
  • Wheels

iJoy Active 2.0 Robotic Massage Chair

At 42 x 27 x 31 inches and 41 lbs. this is the smallest and most compact of the iJoy models. It is particularly suitable for smaller women and not recommended for those over 200 lbs.  The chair is easy to move and store. Although it does not have the same 4 massage action as the other models, this chair offers 3 auto programs that stretch, orbit, and glide along the muscles. The stretch function works in small circular motions on both side of your spine, the orbit kneads your back from side to side, and the glide applies constant pressure while rolling gently up and down your back.  It also has an adjustable seat width to fit the user.  This chair also does not have a removable massage pad to control massage intensity, so it might not be the best choice for those who prefer a gentler massage.

The iJoy Active 2.0 has these unique features:

  • Special FlexGlide technology that prevents friction and pinching of the spine
  • Compact size
  • Adjustable width
  • Made of Soft-Hyde which feels and looks like leather
  • Tethered remote control

Human Touch iJoy-2580 Massage Chair

This chair offers all the important features of many more expensive massage chairs at a reasonable cost.  It delivers 4 massage techniques that mimic human touch, rolling, kneading, tapping and compression.  Its easy-to-use power recline allows the user to set the chair at any desired angle. The chair comes with a removable pad which determines the intensity of the massage. The user can choose a deep massage or a gentler one. The chair also has a vibration function.

The iJoy-2580.comes with several conveniences including a cup holder so the user can unwind with a drink; a built-in control panel, so everything is at the user's fingertips; and an external power outlet. The chair is offered in leather upholstery and is fire resistant.  It is stylish enough to fit into the décor of any room.

Price $$$

The average price is approximately $900-$1000

Ease of Use:  Five out of Five Stars *****

Built-in automated controls

Assembly Time: Five out of Five Stars *****

Minimal assembly required–takes minutes.

Design Quality: Three out of Five Stars ***

Upholstery wears out before structure. The chair may be too small for users over 6’ 2” and 285 pounds.

Warranty: Three out of five stars ***

All iJoy chairs come with a 90-day warranty for in-home parts and labor, a 1-year warranty for parts, and a two-year structural warranty. Due to the function and perhaps hard use of these chairs, extended parts and labor warranty may be advisable.

iJoy Active 2.0 Robotic Massage Chair

This chair is made with a special patented glide mechanism that prevents pinching of spinal muscles. The orbital and stretching functions work on both sides of the spine, both up and down and side to side. The chair applies constant gliding pressure and both massages and stretches the upper and lower back. The chair comes with a tethered remote control also and has a hand strap on the seat which, when pulled, makes the chair recline.  Due to this chair’s compact size, it is best used by those under 200 lbs. This is a compact chair that can fit into any room. It comes in either an espresso or cream color in a soft faux leather and is fire resistant.

Price $$

The average price is approximately $500

Ease of Use Three out of Five Stars ***

The recline function is not automated. The adjustable seat width option is a little tricky to use.

Assembly Time: Five out of Five Stars *****

Minimal assembly required–takes minutes.

Design Quality: Four out of Five Stars ****

A little small for larger users

Warranty: Three out of five stars ***

All iJoy chairs come with a 90-day warranty for in-home parts and labor, a 1-year warranty for parts, and a two-year structural warranty. Due to the function and perhaps hard use of these chairs, extended parts and labor warranty may be advisable.

Pros

  • It is durable and can last years
  • This relatively small chair has a lot of powerful massage action
  • It is compact and easy to move
  • It is comfortable for regular seating

Cons

  • This chair does not come with a removable pad. Therefore, the massages may be too intense for some people
  • The chair does not have the rolling and tapping function
  • The chair has no cup holder
  • There is no leg or arm function on this chair
  • Due to its compact size, it is not recommended for users over 200 pounds

iJoy-2310 Robotic Massage Chair

This chair is the middle-weight model of the iJoy chairs, offering the 4 massage features, rolling, kneading, tapping and compression.  It is slightly smaller than the iJoy 2530  and half the price. It has a sleek design and comes in two rich colors, black or espresso.  The chair has a massage pad and no headrest. The recline function is achieved manually with a side handle. It also comes with a tethered remote control. This chair is specifically designed to focus on the upper and lower back, which is why the seat is low. However, the low seat might also pose problems for those who are taller or less mobile.

Price $$

Average approximate price $600

Ease of Use: Three out of four stars ***

The recline function is not automated.

Assembly Time: Five out of five stars *****

Minimal assembly required–takes minutes

Design Quality: Four out of five stars ****

The seat is low for larger and less mobile users.

Warranty: Three out of five stars  ***

All iJoy chairs come with a 90-day warranty for in-home parts and labor, a 1-year warranty for parts, and a two-year structural warranty. Due to the function and perhaps hard use of these chairs, extended parts and labor warranty may be advisable.

Pros

  • Good 4 stage massage action
  • Sleek, compact, design
  • Targeted therapy for upper and lower back
  • Highly durable

Cons

  • Low to the ground so difficult to get out of for shorter, less mobile users
  • No headrest
  • As it targets the back, it is more difficult to get thorough neck and shoulder massage

iJoy Massage Chair - The Conclusion

We gave the iJoy Massage Chair Four out of five stars. Overall, for the price, the iJoy line of chairs is a good bargain. The chairs may not have all the bells and whistles of more expensive models but they all have strong massage action and are built to last.

The compact size and style of these chairs makes them suitable for integration into nearly any décor and also easy to move around. The smaller size, however, also may make it more difficult for those who are taller and larger to use these chairs.

Although a massage chair cannot be a replacement for intensive massage therapy, these chairs offer their users some definite relief from pain and stiffness. Used just 15 minutes a day they can improve flexibility, blood flow, release toxins, and help with thyroid function. An iJoy massage chair is particularly helpful to those with back pain, office workers who sit all day, and athletes.

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