Human Touch Quies Massage Chair Review

Human Touch Quies Massage Chair Review

7.4

Back Massage

8.0/10

Foot/Calf Massage

8.0/10

AIR COMPRESSION MASSAGE

8.0/10

User Flexibility (Height/Weight)

9.0/10

Value For Money

4.0/10

Pros

  • User Flexibility Is On Point!
  • Extremely Easy To Operate!

Cons

  • A Good Chair, But Not Good Value For Money!
  • Unable To Perform At A Strong Massage Intensity

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For What It’s Worth, It’s Pronounced Kwee-Es!

It’s been a while since the folks over at Human Touch have released a massage chair. In fact, I don’t recall seeing anything after the Super Novo to be quite honest! That chair was fantastic, of course – top of the line with a plethora of features, all capable of delivering one heck of a massage. As you’d expect, the pricing was very quite a bit!

That being said, I’m reasonably optimistic for the Quies (pronounced Kwee-Es by the way!) given that Human Touch have hit all rounders on the last couple!

We’ll look at all the technical stats a little later of course, but for now you should know that the Quies is a 2022 release and what I’d consider to be an entry level massage chair.

Human Touch Quies - A 2022 Release

Now, I have noted that Human Touch chairs are a touch (excuse the pun) more expensive than what you can find from the other big brands such as the Osaki’s/Titan’s and Ogawa’s of the world. As we’ll see a little later in the comparison section, the Quies is quite a bit pricey for a 2D chair. Alright, let’s look at the technical aspects!

 

Human Touch Quies Massage Chair: 4 Key Features To Take Note Of!

In no particular order, here are 4 of the key features that in my mind define/encapsulate what the Quies is all about. There’s more than just these 4, but I don’t feel those deserve much attention for the purpose of this review.

#1 User Experience & User Flexibility Is Quite Phenomenal!

Here’s 2 things lumped into one: flexibility and experience. Let’s look at each one in some more detail, shall we?

Flexibility—When it comes to massage chairs, flexibility really looks at how well a massage chair is designed to accommodate different body types. A chair that has been well designed will be able to accommodate both a good height range and a large maximum load.
Experience—While this could be subjective, user experience is usually defined by functionality, overall operation, and ease of use. One of the biggest elements in my mind when talking user experience is the number of auto modes a massage chair comes loaded with.

The Quies does phenomenally well in both of these aspects, if you ask me. Concerning flexibility, it has been designed to accommodate a height range from 5’0-6’9 ft., which is quite incredible and not something you can expect to find on most chairs.

Human Touch Quies Height Range

Concerning experience, it’s got 9 auto modes which is also pretty good. From an operational standpoint, the Quies comes with a well laid out remote control that’s very easy to understand and operate. Below is what you can expect!

Human Touch Quies Remote Control

One thing that has stood out to me particularly with Human Touch products (not just massage chairs by the way) is how much thought and consideration is placed upon operation.

I’ve yet to come across a Human Touch product which was difficult to operate. Everything is intuitive, straightforward, and very easy to read and understand!

All in all, the Quies fares pretty well when it comes to user experience and flexibility. I do think these 2 aspects are where the chair tends to stand out most.

#2 It’s Very Much A 2D Chair W/ An L-Track!

Looking at the price tag, some might think the Quies is a 3D massage chair. Make no mistake, it is very much a 2D chair with 2-dimensional rollers!

I’m not gonna go on a tangent at this time about what I think of the price (more on this later in the post though!), but for now you should know that the Quies is indeed a 2D L-Track massage chair.

Are 2D chairs not worth looking at anymore? Nope, there are still tons of awesome 2D chairs that are well worth the money. Even though the technology is old, manufacturers understood this kind of roller system really well, and because of this, there were some legendary 2D chairs which consumers absolutely loved!

For those of you who don’t know, 2D stands for 2-dimensional, and this roller type is characterized by 2 primary movements: vertical and horizontal. The vertical movement is along the direction of the spine, and the horizontal is along the width of the back. The image below depicts this well.

2D Rollers Move Up/Down & Left/Right

Let’s talk L-Track for a moment. An L-Track is essentially an extended roller track whereby the rollers can extend all the way right down to the glutes and hamstrings. Here’s what it looks like!

Human Touch Quies L-Track

L-Track’s are great because they allow for a comprehensive massage all the way from the top of the neck right down to the glutes. The older, more traditional S-Track’s don’t provide the same level of massage coverage.

One thing I wanted to clarify: SL-Track and L-Track are one and the same! I don’t know why manufacturers even use the term “SL”. It just makes things confusing, if you ask me. Manufacturers make the argument that “SL” covers both “S” and “L” portions; it doesn’t matter as L-Track covers both.

#3 Moderate Massage Intensity Is What You Can Expect

A little disappointing for a chair of this price, but it is what it is. As far as massage intensity is concerned, you can expect a mild to moderate intensity.

Human Touch Quies Massage Intensity

For most this might be enough, but for others, unfortunately not so. I am taken a back a little because I have seen 2D chairs that offer moderate to strong intensities, granted not deep tissue level, but still a strong intensity. A disappointment for sure, and even more so knowing that this is a 2022 release.

#4 Air Compression Massage Coupled With Dedicated Foot Rollers

Human Touch’s coin their version of air compression massage as “cloud touch acupressure”. You can call it what you want. but to be quite frank, air compression massage is air compression massage!

Human Touch Quies Air Massage

Human Touch do not say how many of these air cells the Quies is equipped with exactly. My guess is about 15-20 in total, but I can’t confirm this for sure.

What I do like about the air compression massage on this chair is that a lot of emphasis has been placed in the calf region. The overall massage coverage is 4.5” wide and 15” high on each calf – this is actually pretty good to see! Furthermore, there are dedicated foot rollers on either foot rest that massage the feet.

This is definitely good to see, but I am left wanting a little more especially consider how much the Quies costs. In addition to the current setup, I would have liked to see calf rollers as well.

 

Human Touch Quies Massage Chair Specifications

  • Human Touch Quies Massage Chair Specs
  • Roller Type: 2D
  • Roller Type: L-Track
  • Total Airbags: Unknown
  • Upright Dimensions: 61”L x 29”W x 45”H
  • Recline Dimensions: 71”L x 29”W x 33”H
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Height Range: 5'0" - 6'9" ft.
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 285 lbs

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Human Touch Quies Massage Chair Pros & Cons!

Pros—The Stuff I Like!
Cons—The Stuff I Don’t Like!
    • Fantastic User Flexibility—I think this is the Quies’ biggest selling point: the fact that it can accommodate almost 2 feet of height coverage makes it one very flexible massage chair! This is particularly great for those who live in a home where individuals are both really tall/short and in between. Also great for massage establishments who can then target a wide range of clients!
    • Very Easy To Operate!—On par with every other Human Touch chair I’ve reviewed, the Quies is super easy to operate. The remote control is intuitive and simple, and the controls well laid out. In terms of user experience, 9 auto modes provide a fresh experience over the long run.
    • Priceyyyyyy!—My biggest problem with the Quies is its price tag. Currently retailing for $4,999 on prime massage chairs, the Quies is one darn expensive 2D chair! Heck I’d be critiquing 3D chairs for costing this much, and this is not even that. I’m sorry but I can’t justify the pricing no matter which I way I look at it.
    • Moderate Massage Intensity Just Doesn’t Cut It!—Not these days when there’s tons of options to choose from. If we were talking about a chair that retails for a $1K or slightly more, totally different story. I do think Human Touch should have designed the Quies to accommodate a range of intensities. This would’ve offered more flexibility to the end user.

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Should You Buy The Human Touch Quies Massage Chair?

Moment of truth! To make it very simple for you, no, it’s just not worth it. If you’re looking to splurge $5K, there’s tons (and I mean tons!) of fantastic massage chairs out there, which are far more capable than the Quies in more ways than one.

With that kind of investment, you can also be looking at a top level 3D chair. For example, the Ador Allure from Osaki is currently retailing for that exact same price on Wish Rock Relaxation!

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This is a phenomenal, beast of a unit with 21 auto modes, calf rollers, an L-Track, all powered by 3D roller technology. It outdoes the Quies in pretty much every department, if you ask me. If the price is the exact same, why in the world would you not get that instead, right!?

Ador Allure Specifications

If you don’t wanna splurge $5K, you can still get away with a solid 3D chair in the form of Titan’s Pro Omega or even the Titan 3D Quantum.

They both have long L-Tracks, 3D Rollers, a decent number of auto modes, and are both voice activated.

Again, worth checking out if you want a decent massage chair at a very reasonable price!

Titan Pro Omega 3D
Titan 3D Quantum

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I hope you can see the argument I’m trying to make here. I’m certainly not against the Quies or Human Touch for that matter. In fact, I love me some Human Touch! I’m not pro Osaki/Titan or anything of the sort. It’s just that I don’t see how it makes sense to invest this kind of money on a subpar chair, that’s all the argument I’m trying to make here.

I do hope you can appreciate where I’m coming from!

 

I Hope This Steers You In The Right Direction!

I hope this was insightful to you. I’d like to reiterate that I have nothing against the Quies as a chair, I think it’s still pretty decent all things considered. It’s just the pricing I can’t wrap my head around.

When it comes down to it, pricing is the biggest decider! If somethings way outta whack, I ain’t buying, and so I recommend that you don’t either!

Anyways I’ll leave it at that and will conclude the review here. If you enjoyed reading this post, be sure to share on your social profiles, as it does help us in a big way.

Also, drop a comment! I absolutely love hearing from you guys, and seeing your comments inspires me to write more – because let’s face it sometimes (actually most times!) I get pretty lazy when it comes to putting out reviews. Hoping to change that soon though – so stay tuned!

Until next time!

About Eve

Just an average bloke intrigued by massage and its incredible benefits. Oh, did I mention I also own a massage chair? More on that in the blog posts!

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