Japanese massage chairs have long been the industry standard. If you are contemplating a purchase, a made-in-Japan massage chair should be considered.
The first massage chairs were made in Japan, so the culture created around quality massage chairs started and centers in Japan. In fact, the whole notion of a medical massage chair was an outgrowth of rules and regulations established decades ago by the Japan Ministry of Health. With this government involvement, oversight, and endorsement of the concept of a medical massage chair, public interest burgeoned to a point where more than 15% of Japanese households own a massage chair. In Japan, made-in-Japan medical massage chairs are viewed as essential tools that provide real health benefits.
Japanese brands like Panasonic and OHCO are already recognized worldwide, and the premium massage chair market has been shaped by Japanese brands and Japanese manufacturers. With the introduction by OHCO of the made-in-Japan M-Series massage chair, they now set the standard as the global leader in the massage chair industry.
What makes Japanese made massage chairs better? Innovation and high standards for quality and performance are driven by demanding consumers, competition for Japanese market share, and stringent regulations. One way to understand why massage chairs made in Japan are so highly regarded inside and outside the industry is to understand how the nature of the Japanese market has shaped the chairs that are made in Japan – OHCO is an example – and the brands that originated in Japan – Panasonic is an example.
In Japan you find the perfect blend of a society that’s tuned into the benefits of massage with a manufacturing culture focused on precision. This culminates in Japanese chairs that are innovative, offer superior massage sensations, and are durable and dependable. Japanese manufacturers typically offer user-friendly warranties, too, so if something does go wrong, you have a team at your back.
Massage chairs as an essential household medical and health necessity is a concept beginning to take hold in the US, but in Japan, it has been common sense for decades. If you’re interested in products certified by the Japan Ministry of Health as medical massage chairs, you can explore the offerings from Panasonic and the OHCO M.Series models that are made in Japan. For now, Japanese-made massage chairs (or chairs made by Japanese brands like Panasonic) are the market leaders in Japan, the US, and around the world.