Osaki OS 1000 Massage Chair Review

Osaki OS 1000 Deluxe Massage Chair

7.6

Back Massage

8.0/10

Foot Massage

7.0/10

Air Compression Massage

7.5/10

User Flexibility (Height/Weight)

6.0/10

Value For Money

9.5/10

Pros

  • Portable & Easy To Move Around
  • Incredibly Easy To Use
  • Much Cheaper Than Other Massage Chairs
  • 29'' S-Track Rollers Give An Awesome Back Massage

Cons

  • No Lower Back Heating Pads
  • Foot Massage Is Limited To Air Compression Only (No Foot Roller)

What Is The Osaki OS 1000?

The Osaki OS 1000 is a very basic, entry level massage chair. Unlike most of the other chairs offered by Osaki, the 1000 is down to the bare bones.

 The Osaki OS 1000 is very much a budget option! 

But even though it packs half the features of some of the higher end models, the OS 1000 is still an incredibly capable unit. Keep reading as I break down the details below!

 

7 Cool Features Of The Osaki OS 1000!

These days everything is priced, marketed, and sold based on features. Look at cell phones for example; every year there’s some “fancy” new feature and 20 reasons why you need to have it.

Massage chairs are no different, and the marketing around them remains the same. I’m all in for improvements that enhance the overall experience, but it’s the gimmicks I couldn’t care less for!

 That being said, the OS 1000 is a unit without the bells, whistles and fancy shmancy! 

However, as far as massage is concerned, it actually does pretty well believe it or not!

#1 Intelligent Roller System (S-Track Included)

I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again:

 The roller system is an integral part of any massage chair. 

If you have rollers that are poorly designed, not only is massage ineffective, it’s actually uncomfortable and even painful! The roller system, in my opinion “makes or breaks” a chair.

The Osaki OS 1000 massage chair has what’s called an “intelligent 4 roller system”. Here’s what’s cool about it:

    • It Uses “S-Track” Rollers—S-Track rollers are great because they trace the natural “s” shape of the spine. The result is a highly effective back massage where all areas of the back are equally targeted.
    • 29 Inch Track Length—Track length is how far up and down the rollers will move. 29” track length for a unit that retails at less than $2000 is highly impressive. Osaki’s more expensive OS 4000T has a 30 inch track length. This unit is only 1 inch less in comparison!
29'' S-Track Rollers On This Bad Boy!
29” S-Track Rollers On This Bad Boy!

#2 Full Body Scan

One thing I love about all Osaki units is that they all perform a computerized full body scan. This is true for the lower end units such as the Osaki OS 1000, all the way up to the higher end 4D Japan model.

How does it work? Before you start a massage, the chair’s computer system will scan your entire body frame after which it will select optimum settings to suit your body specifically. The end result is an experience that’s suited to your body type specifically.

#3 4 Different Massage Styles

The Osaki OS 1000 massage chair is capable of performing a total of 4 different massage techniques:

    • Rolling—Achieved by the rollers we previously discussed. The rollers trace the spinal chord, and help to elongate, and stretch muscles in the back and neck.
    • Kneading—Also done on the back just like rolling. In this case, the rollers will move in a circular motion throughout the back and neck. Kneading is effective in improving flexibility and treating pain. Here’s an article that talks about this technique in greater detail.
    • Tapping—As the name suggests, to tap is to lightly pound. Tapping helps improve circulation and reduce muscular tension.
    • Air Massage—AKA air compression is when air bags full of compressed air tightly “squish” surrounding muscle. The Osaki OS 1000 has a total of 20 airbags (mostly located on the lower part of the chair) that work to provide a compression massage.
Rolling, Kneading, & Tapping On The Upper Body, Air Compression On The Lower Body!
Rolling, Kneading, & Tapping On The Upper Body, Air Compression On The Lower Body!

#4 5 Auto Programs

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like messing around with manual settings, you’ll be pleased to know that the OS 1000 has 5 automatic programs to choose from:

 Health Care, Full Body Relax, Therapy, Neck/Shoulder, & Back/Lumbar. 

I love these preset modes because they’re simple and straightforward. I personally, 90% of the time always use auto modes when I jump into my massage chair. After a long day of work, the last thing I need is to be messing about with different settings!

#5 Vibration Massage On The Seat & Calves 

I forgot to mention this above, but the Osaki OS 1000 also does a vibration massage on both the seat and calves. Probably not the biggest deal, but worth mentioning for the purpose of this review.

#6 Ability To Recline

It doesn’t have a preset zero gravity position, but it still does recline to about 170 degrees.

What is the zero gravity angle anyways? According to emassagechair, zero gravity is when the torso to leg angle is about 128 degrees, with an acceptable variation of 7 degrees either way.

Unfortunately the OS 1000 is unable to create this “optimum” torso to leg angle even though it can recline pretty far back.

 Is this a biggie? Definitely not in my opinion! 

It’s important but not as important as having a decent roller system. Not having zero gravity is by no means the end of the world. In fact my own chair has zero gravity, but I hardly use it. Instead I always recline as far back as I can!

Reclines Back To About 170 Degrees
Reclines Back To About 170 Degrees

#7 It Comes In 3 Different Colors 

The Osaki OS 1000 massage chair comes in 3 different colors: black, brown, or cream. What color should you pick? That’s really up to you, but here’s the steps I go through when picking out the colors for expensive chairs and furniture:

    • Match—This is by far the best way to pick out colors. I look at the color of my floors, walls, cabinets, and even carpet, and then try to find a color shade that’s similar. For example, my window blinds, hardwood flooring, and cabinets are all dark brown, so a dark brown sofa would work well. This is called matching.
    • Mix—You can also choose colors that contrast the colors of your home. This is where you can really start to get creative with it!
    • The “Dirt” Factor—I detest cleanup, so I will avoid doing it at all costs. This is why I pick colors that “appear” less dirty over time. Black and browns are awesome for this!

Whatever you pick, remember that there’s no right or wrong. If that cream chair looks way too good to pass up on, get it!

I Won't Lie, That Looks Pretty Sweet!
I Won’t Lie, That Looks Pretty Sweet!

 

Osaki OS 1000 Specifications

  • Osaki OS 1000 Specs
  • Roller Type: S-Track
  • Roller Length: 29 Inches
  • Total Airbags: 20
  • Upright Dimensions: 48″H x 29″W x 45″D
  • Recline Dimensions: 48″H x 29″W x 72″D
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Recommended Height Range: 5’0 – 6’0 ft
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 265 lbs
  • Power Usage: 200 Watts

 

My Take On The Osaki OS 1000 (Pros & Cons)

What I Like About It (Pros)

A Portable Option!

Definitely A Portable Massage Chair!

One thing in particular I love about the OS 1000 is its size. Measuring 48” high X 29” wide X 45” deep in an upright position, and 48” high X 29” wide X 72”deep in a reclined position, the OS 1000 is quite a bit smaller than some of the larger units. If you have limited space to work with, this is what you ought to consider.

Easy To Use
Remote Control Is Well Laid Out & Therefore Easy To Use

This goes for all Osaki units, not just the 1000. I think they do a really good job with the remote controls by making the interface and layout as user friendly as possible. As such, there’s no messing around trying to figure out how to recline or change speeds. There’s only one thing I dislike about the OS 1000 remote: it’s not wireless.

The Ability To Change Roller Width
3 Different Roller Widths!

You have a total of 3 different width settings to choose from: narrow, medium, or wide. Narrow works really well if you have tension and pain in the central area of your back. Medium is probably what I’d default to most times, and wide is great for working the lats and other side muscles in the back.

Moving The Chair Is Easy
Caster Wheels Make It Very Easy To Move The Chair!

The Osaki OS 1000 massage chair comes equipped with rollable caster wheels which makes it incredibly easy to move the chair from one place to another. This isn’t just important for initial assembly and install, but for future relocation also. What’s the proper way to move the chair? Lift up the leg ottoman, and lift and pull the chair at a 45 degree angle.

What I Don’t Like About It (AKA Cons)

No Heating Pads
I’m a little disappointed that the OS 1000 doesn’t come with back heating pads. In fact, this is one of the first massage chairs I’ve come across that doesn’t have heating. It’s usually pretty standard otherwise, believe it or not. While heating pads are important and do make a massage more effective, not having them isn’t the end of the world.
No Foot Roller
I don’t expect a chair that costs less than $2000 to have a kneading foot roller, but it’s worth mentioning. What does this mean? It means that the lower extremities will only be subjected to an air compression massage. There’s always going to be a trade off, however. If you want kneading and rolling on the lower parts, you’ll have to pay the premium.

 

How Does The OS 1000 Compare To The Next Step Up?

The next step up from the OS 1000 are the following models: OS 2000, OS 3000, and OS 4000T. As the model number increases, so does the price i.e. OS 4000T is the most expensive from the lot. Let’s look at some of the key differences between the OS 1000 and 2000:

    • OS 2000 is more expensive than the OS 1000. How much more you ask? About $500 more!
    • OS 2000 has a larger roller track; 31” compared to OS 1000’s 29”.
    • OS 2000 has the ability to recline to a zero gravity position.
    • OS 2000 can perform 6 massage techniques, whereas the OS 1000 can only perform 4.
    • OS 2000 has 10 airbags less in comparison to the OS 1000.
    • OS 1000 is restricted to smaller frames that don’t exceed 6 feet. OS 2000 is more flexible to that regard.

The above 6 are the main differences between both units.

 Should you spend an extra $500 to get the OS 2000? 

It all depends on how you look at it. Yes if you need a larger chair, but don’t wish to spend more than $2000. In this case the OS 2000 would be perfect. No, if you don’t care much for any of the additional features mentioned above.

Give it some thought and decide what’s important to you. Also, if you’ve set a budget, try your best to not exceed it!

 

Who Should Buy The Osaki OS 1000 Massage Chair?

Is the OS 1000 for you? There are 3 types of people who should consider this chair:

    • If You’re On A Very Tight Budget—The OS 1000 is the perfect budget chair for anyone not looking to spend a lot of money.
    • If You’re New To Massage—If you’re a massage noob who’s just starting out, the OS 1000 is a great choice. It’s easy to use, assemble and setup.
    • If You Have A Small To Medium Frame—Suggested height is 5′-6′. If you’re in this height range, definitely consider the Osaki OS 1000!

If you’re any one of the 3 people above, then you should definitely consider the OS 1000!

 

Where Should You Buy From?

Affiliate disclaimer: if you choose to buy from massage chair deals using the links provided in this post, I will receive a commission.

If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ll notice I don’t hide anything. I’m very transparent in not only disclosing if I make a commission, but also if a particular product is rubbish.

 If I can help you find a chair that makes you really happy (and healthy!), i’ll have achieved my goal! 

Anyways, here’s why you may wanna consider buying from massage chair deals:

    • If You Use My Link, You Get A 5% Discount—Not a typo, i’m for real. All you gotta do is type in MAM5 as the coupon code during checkout for an extra 5% off!
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 But What If I Don’t Live In The US?” 

You have a few other alternatives:

    • Amazon—Click here to check latest pricing for the Osaki OS 1000.
    • Your local Costco store—Either buy online or offline.

And of course you can check local massage stores in your area!

 

Final Words

The Osaki OS 1000 is one of my favorite massage chairs under $2000, and even though it doesn’t boast a ton of features, it still gives an awesome, relaxing massage. If some of the features we previously discussed (zero gravity, heated pads, and foot rollers) are not important to you, definitely consider the OS 1000!

Lastly, I hope you found this post useful. If you did, a share on the socials would be massively appreciated! If you have any questions about the Osaki OS 1000 massage chair, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below. For those of you who already own this chair, what are your thoughts? How do you like/dislike it? I’d love to know!

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Osaki OS 4000T Massage Chair Review

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Osaki OS 1000 images were used with permission from Massage Chair Deals & Osaki Massage Chair

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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