Massage Chair Review

Shiatsu Massage Chair Review of the Panasonic EP-1273KL

This review evaluates the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair. Panasonic offers a full range of massage chairs and is known for its electronics division. Panasonic is known for its quality and its solid state electronics. The Panasonic EP-1273KL is a midrange model in the $2,000 to $3,000 price range. This review will point out some of the advanced features of this shiatsu massage chair.
Panasonic is a giant in the field of electronics and has been making massage chairs for quite some time. Panasonic has wide distribution of their massage chairs and can be found in many stores across the country. When seriously looking at massage chairs, it is important to find a reputable manufacturer. There are many choices of massage chairs on the market, but most unknown brands put a lot of risk on the buyer. Buyer beware! Panasonic is a Fortune 500 company and should be with us for quite some time.
How good is the warranty of the Panasonic EP-1273KL massage chair? Panasonic provides just an average warranty directly from the manufacturer. The standard manufacturer’s covers 1 year parts, 1 year labor, 1 year shipping and 1 year in-home service. Panasonic provides an average warranty protection for the customer. The warranty coverage can be extended by purchasing an extended warranty through the retailer. The larger electronics companies follow the extended warranty model which is no doubt a carry over from their electronics divisions. Coverage on the extended warranties vary by retailer, so check out what the coverage and cost for the Panasonic EP-1273KL.
What about the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair? Let us start with the design and aesthetics. Panasonic makes this massage chair more appealing than some of their other models. It is not as ultra modern which gives it a broader appeal. It has silver accents on the front legs and on the tail of the back legs. The EP-1273KL comes with a plush detachable head pillows and an extra back pad. It is a comfortable chair to sit in.
The Panasonic EP-1273KL massage chair has quite a number of manual massages including Shiatsu, Swedish, Hawaiian, tapping, rolling, kneading, compression and percussion. The back rollers have four firm rubber massage heads. These rubber massage heads are controlled by Panasonics Swede-Atsu massage which simulates the stroking with the palm of the hand or the pressing with the heel of the hand. The kneading massage is firm with the rubber massage heads feeling like strong pressure with the thumbs.
Choose from four automatic programs with the EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair. The 4 auto programs include Shiatsu, Deep, Gentle and Refresh and are 15 minutes in duration. There are 3 manual courses for the neck and lower back. The manual massages are thorough and help to relieve tired or aching muscles.
The Panasonic EP-1273KL massage chair comes equipped with a dual-use air ottoman system. The air system in the ottoman kneads and loosens the calves. If the ottoman is raised, the feet can be placed on the area for the calves with the knees bent for a soothing foot massage. The ottoman also has a stretch functions, which will at first raise, then lower in 20 degree increments to stretch out the lower body.
The EP-1273KL massage chair by Panasonic is a good value for its class. It provides a strong and thorough back massage and has a tension relieving lower body massage. One of the nice features of the Panasonic EP-1273KL is the dual-use ottoman with the built in stretch system. For this price range, there is not a massage chair that will have more than one position of stretch. Only drawback with the ottoman is there is no foot well. The user must bend their knees to position their feet to get a foot massage. Other than that the Panasonic EP-1273KL is a strong contender for shiatsu massage chair recliners in this mid-range class.
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