Infinity Iyashi Massage Chair Review
Air Compression Massage8.5/10
User Flexibility (Height/Weight)8.5/10
Value For Money4.0/10
- Incredible 49'' SL-Track Rollers Give One Heck Of A Back Massage!
- With All Its Features, Power Consumption Is A Modest 200 W!
- One Of The Best Stretch Modes You Can Find In A Massage Chair!
- Stupendously Expensive! The Pricing Is Way Off!
A Legend Once Upon A Time!
Today we go down memory lane as we look at one of the most legendary massage chairs of the 21st century. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you Infinity Iyashi!
The Iyashi was released in 2013 which makes it almost 6 years old. These days it’s incredibly hard to get your hands on one, however there are still a few places which have them in stock (more on this later!). Without further ado, let’s look at some of the key features that helped propel the Iyashi to legendary status!
Infinity Iyashi Massage Chair: 7 Key Features!
#1 49” Roller Stroke (SL-Track)
You hear the term “rollers” being tossed around in the massage chair world.
Rollers are a mechanical contraption that usually consist of 4 “doughnut” shaped discs. It’s these “doughnut” shaped discs that are responsible for delivering massage. In fact if you’ve ever used a massage chair, you’ll have felt these discs all over your back.
The Infinity Iyashi is equipped with quad rollers that have a 49” track. In other words, the rollers can traverse a total of 49” from the neck all the way down to the glutes and hamstrings. This technology is commonly referred to as “L-Track”. Why “L-Track”? If you look at the roller track/path, you’ll see it makes an “L” shape.
But it doesn’t end there. Infinity have also designed the rollers to tightly conform and contour to the spine’s natural “S” shape. As the rollers slide down your back, they always make maximum contact to provide the most effective massage. This technology is often referred to as “S-Track”. When you combine both S-Track and L-Track features, you get what’s called an SL-Track. This is the best roller track technology you can find on a massage chair today! But what about the 49” distance?
No it’s not. Back in 2013 when the Iyashi was released, 49” was probably the largest stroke length. Today in 2019 there are chairs that have a 53” track length! This aligns exactly with what I said earlier about how so much has changed since 2013 to now in terms of massage chair technology!
#2 38 Airbags
Airbags are inflatable pouches that fill with compressed air. As they simultaneously inflate/deflate, the airbags provide a compression massage.
In essence, it’s like your muscles are being squeezed at a high pressure. If you’ve ever had your blood pressure taken at the Doctor’s office, this feels incredibly similar. Imagine the same feeling but on your shoulders, arms, legs, hips, and feet!
Majority of the 38 airbags are located in the calves and feet region. There’s a reason for this. Even with an extended 49” track, the rollers are limited in how far they can reach. For most people, roller coverage will end at the hamstrings.
That means there is no roller massage from the hamstrings onward, or in other words there is no massage on the calves and feet. This is why it’s so common to find 60-70% of airbags located in the calf/feet region.
#3 Forward Sliding Base
The forward sliding base is a really cool feature of the Infinity Iyashi. The chair slides forward by 12” upon being powered on!
For one it looks really cool, and two, it saves a ton of clearance space from the back of the wall. It may not have been as common in 2013, but space saving technology is something that most massage chairs have in 2019. That being said, props to Infinity for being one of the first chair manufacturers to integrate space saving technology to their designs!
#4 Lower Back Heat Therapy
99% of all massage chairs are fitted with heating elements on the lower back area. That being said, it doesn’t surprise me to also see this on the Infinity Iyashi.
I’ve always been a fan of hot massage. Not only does it feel good, but heated massage is a lot more effective than a standard massage without heat, as it alleviates pain and promotes circulation.
#5 Unrivaled Stretch Mode!
If there’s one thing Infinity chairs have become famous for, it’s their stretch modes!
It’s like clockwork! The airbags work together with the rollers and when both of these combine with the recline, you get an incredibly awesome full body stretch. One of my favorite programs to run both before and after a 90 minute soccer game!
#6 It Comes With 6 Auto Massage Programs
Extend—Basically the stretch mode we spoke about in #5. One of the best you can find on a massage chair!
Recovery—A low intense mode that works well after strenuous activity.
Relax—Same as recovery, this is a low intensity mode that’s particularly great for mornings and nights.
Refresh—A massage mode that focuses on the neck, back, and waist.
Upper Body—As the name suggests, this is an upper body routine (neck, back, shoulders).
Lower Body—A lower body routine that focuses specifically on the legs and feet.
#7 Can Be Controlled With Your Smart Phone!
As you can imagine this was probably a big deal when the Iyashi was released in 2013, as not many other chairs were capable of being controlled by a smart phone.
How does it work? All you gotta do is download the Iyashi application on your smartphone. The app is available for both androids and apple phones. Once you have the app installed, controlling the chair is actually pretty simple!
Infinity Iyashi Massage Chair Specifications
- Infinity Iyashi Specs
- Roller Type: 2D SL-Track
- Roller Length: 49 Inches
- Total Airbags: 38
- Upright Dimensions: 45″H x 33″W x 60″D
- Recline Dimensions: 34″H x 33″W x 72″D
- Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
- Recommended Height Range: 5’2 – 6’5 ft
- Maximum Recommended Weight: 285 lbs
- Power Usage: 200 Watts
Infinity Iyashi Massage Chair Pros & Cons
Pros—A Few Things I Like About The Iyashi!
Cons–A Few Things I Don’t Like About The Iyashi!
How Simple Is The Infinity Iyashi To Operate?
The Iyashi’s remote control is one of the most simplest I’ve seen. All the buttons are well laid out, so it’s pretty easy to figure out how everything works. There’s also a decently sized display screen located on the topmost part of the remote.
There is another way to control the chair, and that is to download the Infinity app from the play/app store to your smartphone. I prefer controlling the chair directly from my phone to be honest, especially if I’m anyways gonna be pairing my phone to the Bluetooth MP3 speakers to play music.
How Does It Compare To Other Chairs That Have 2D Rollers & Extended Tracking?
The comparison test AKA the litmus test! We’re gonna be comparing the Iyashi to 3 other chairs:
All 3 chairs are similar to the Iyashi in that they’re equipped with 2D rollers with extended tracking capabilities. I’ve previously written detailed reviews for all 3 chairs. You can check them out by clicking the links above!
- Infinity Iyashi
- 49″ SL-Track
Roller Track & Type
- 5’2 – 6’5 ft & 285 lbs.
- Osaki Pro Omni
- 50″ L-Track
Roller Track & Type
- 5’0 – 6’2 ft & 240 lbs.
- APEX AP Pro Ultra
- 50″ L-Track
Roller Track & Type
- 5’0 – 6’3 ft & 265 lbs.
- Osaki Pro Maxim
- 47″ SL-Track
Roller Track & Type
- 5’1 – 6’4 ft & 285 lbs.
Should You Buy The Infinity Iyashi Massage Chair?
The hardest part of any review is making a final recommendation. There’s so many awesome chairs out there that it becomes hard to pick one over another. After giving it much thought, I provide a recommendation based on the exact decision I would take. All that being said……
And the main reason for this is price. Let’s look at the current pricing for all 4 chairs (pulled from massage chair deals):
- Infinity Iyashi---$5,595
- APEX Pro Ultra---$2,995
- Osaki Pro Maxim---$3,299
- Osaki Pro Omni---$3,499
It’s not even close, it’s way off! No matter which way I look at it, I’m unable to justify the exorbitant price tag of the Iyashi. That being said, do yourself a favor and consider one of the other chairs.
It’s the only chair from all 4 that has kneading calf rollers, and that’s game changing! You can check out both of these chairs on massage chair deals by clicking the links below.
If You Still Wanna Buy The Iyashi…
Because it’s an old chair, most places don’t even carry the Iyashi anymore. However, massage chair deals is one of the few places that does. Included in the $5,595 cost is a free extended 3 year warranty (which brings you up to 5 years!), and a free white glove delivery.
It’s basically a delivery option in which the chair is delivered, assembled, placed, and fully installed. In essence, everything is taken care of 100%, so you don’t have to do anything. White glove delivery is especially worth considering for larger chairs such as the Iyashi. Just to reiterate, white glove set up is included in the $5,595 price should you choose to buy from massage chair deals.
But Wait There’s One Last Thing I Need To Tell Ya!
What if I told you there’s a way you can save some extra $$$. Yes you heard that right! How does 5% off sound to ya? If you’re interested in buying a chair worth $3,500, 5% is basically $175 off! Granted it’s not a ton of money you save, but hey there’s 20 better things I can think of to use $175 on! How does it work?
Note: The code above works for any of the chairs on massage chair deals.
I’d like to also inform you that the links placed throughout this post are affiliate links. That means I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you should you choose to use my links to buy from massage chair deals. If you think I’ve done enough to deserve the commission, feel free to use my link!
Alright that’s it from me. I hope you got some value out of this review post. If you did, a share on the socials would be massively appreciated! See you guys in the next one!