Osaki OS 4D Escape Massage Chair Review

Osaki OS 4D Escape Massage Chair Review

8.5

BACK MASSAGE

8.7/10

FOOT/CALF MASSAGE

8.5/10

AIR COMPRESSION MASSAGE

8.5/10

USER FLEXIBILITY (HEIGHT/WEIGHT)

8.5/10

VALUE FOR MONEY

8.5/10

Pros

  • Space Capsule Dome w/ Chromotherapy Really Gets You In The Mood For Massage!
  • 4D Rollers Means You Get To Experience The Very Best In Roller Massage Technology!
  • Pricing Is Pretty Decent For A 4D Chair!

Cons

  • Would've Liked An L-Track Instead Of An S-Track

Can You Guess Why It’s Called Escape!?

Welcome back to yet another massage chair review! Today we’ll be reviewing the incredibly beautiful Escape: a chair designed and manufactured by the folks over at Osaki.

Looking at the image below, can you guess why they called it the Escape?

Osaki OS 4D Escape

I’ll give you a hint: see that space pod capsule like contraption? It provides a bit of an “escape” from reality when you step into the massage chair. Does this actually promote and enhance relaxation, or is this just unnecessary hype!? If you ask me, I think the capsule is awesome innovation and something that’s been long coming for massage chairs.

As much as I love getting 30 minute massages on my chair, one thing I dislike a little is the constant distraction and interruption. Sometimes its noise and sound, and other times its visual.

The space capsule won’t solve this completely but at least it takes away from all the distractions a little bit. Kudos to Osaki for doing things a little differently here!

 

Osaki OS 4D Escape Massage Chair: 5 Awesome Features To Be Aware Of!

#1 4D Rollers Mounted On A 30″ S-Track!

In terms of roller technology, 4D rollers are the crème de la crème. When it comes to massage chair rollers, it goes like this:

2D are the most basic and least advanced, 4D are the most advanced but have been around for a couple years only, 3D are somewhere in between.

Does this mean you should not consider 2D/3D chairs and only buy a 4D chair? That’s what a sales person might tell you because 4D chairs are hella expensive. Absolutely not! There are some awesome 2D/3D chairs in the market that can give any other chair a run for their money. Also it comes down to what you as a consumer are looking for.

Not everyone is looking for a 4D chair, nor are they willing to spend that kinda $$$!

If you are one of those looking for a 4D chair, then read on! To truly appreciate the functionality of 4D rollers, you first need to understand how 2D and 3D rollers function.

2D Rollers
2D Rollers Move Up/Down & Left/Right2D means 2-dimensions. These rollers can move up/down AKA along the vertical, and side to side AKA along the horizontal. Because they’re the oldest roller type, massage chair manufacturers have gained tons of experience working with and integrating 2D rollers effectively.
3D Rollers
Not The Best Picture, But You Get The Point!3D means 3-dimensions. The first 2 dimensions are the exact same as those you would find on a 2D chair i.e. up/down and side to side. The additional dimension is of inward/outward protrusion i.e. the rollers can protrude into the back thereby resulting in a deep tissue massage.

4D rollers are basically one step up from 3D. In a 4D chair, you get what’s known as automatic speed control. In other words, you don’t need to manually adjust speed as you would on a 2D/3D chair. It’s automatic and happens as needed by the chair’s rollers based on the massage technique being employed.

Osaki OS 4D Escape Rollers

Now that you’re well versed on 4D rollers, let’s briefly talk about roller track (30” S-Track on the Escape). In order for rollers to effectively move from point A to point B, they need to be mounted on a track of some sort.

A roller track then, is a contraption which allows the rollers to move from one point to another!

Just like there’s different types of rollers, there’s different types of roller tracks. The 2 most common are:

S-Track—These are typically shorter tracks (usually 30-32” max) that traverse from neck to lower back. The big thing with S-Tracks is they allow for an unrestricted stretch routine because the track does not limit how far back the chair can recline. Stretch routines on these are next level!
L-Track—These have both an “S” and “L” component to them which is why they are often called SL-Track. The big thing with L/SL-Tracks is they allow for an extended massage all the way from the neck right down to the glutes and even the hamstrings in most cases. Typical coverage is 48-50”.

So which one is more superior? S-Track or L-Track?

Everyone has their own opinion, but if you wanna know mine…..I prefer L-Tracks over S-Tracks, and that’s solely based on the additional coverage you get with an L-Track. To me coverage is much more important than stretch, and even though L-Track chairs are restrictive in their stretch routines, they more than make up for this by having that extra coverage.

Only my 2 cents for what it’s worth!

#2 Space Capsule Cover w/ Chromotherapy Lighting!

We touched on the space capsule cover earlier in the post, but it needs to be mentioned again because this one feature defines what the Escape is all about!

It might just be a dome that slides forward, but the concept and ingenuity deserves to be applauded!

If you truly want to mimic a human massage, then it’s not just the massage itself, but also the ambience that needs to be replicated. Osaki have done exactly that with the Escape!

The sliding dome, chromotherapy lighting, as well as the aroma therapy all help to enhance the ambience one can experience when using the Escape massage chair!

Osaki OS 4D Escape Chromotherapy

The only downside is that the aromatherapy functions by means of a replaceable cartridge. I would have much preferred the Escape to have a built in diffuser capable of accepting essential oils. Beggars can’t be choosers I guess, but it’s worth mentioning to you all!

#3 Operability Is Next Level!

One of my favorite things about the Escape is how easy it is to operate. Osaki have done a tremendous job in laying out both the remote and multi controllers.

But what I particularly love is the recline knob that’s part of the multi controller!

Osaki OS 4D Escape Operability

Not only is it super cool, but it’s also just as functional. Being able to quickly recline backward/forward mid-massage using the knob dial is an incredibly useful feature in the event you need to pause/interrupt your massage.

Oh and there’s also a USB connection to charge your phone or any other smart devices. Pretty cool!

#4 Lumbar & Calf Heat Therapy!

Heat therapy is much more than helping you feel toasty on a cold winter day. Yes warmth on the body does feel great, but when it comes to massage, there’s much more to it than just that.

Application of heat helps loosen up tight and rigid muscles, thereby making them flexible, pliable and in essence, more primed for receiving massage.

When it comes to heat therapy on massage chairs, the Escape does a fairly decent job. Unlike most chairs, the Escape has heating elements on both the lumbar and calf areas. Most chairs only have lumbar heating pads.

Osaki OS 4D Escape Heating Pads

However, I am a little disappointed with Osaki and here’s why:

Out of the few 4D Osaki chairs I’ve reviewed to this point, many of the newer ones are equipped with heated 4D rollers. This includes both the Pro Paragon and the Pro Maestro.

Therefore, I was expecting to see the same employed on the Escape. Heated rollers are that much more effective because heat is applied everywhere the rollers traverse, whereas with heating pads it’s local to one area.

#5 Air Compression Is On Point!

Another aspect of the Escape that Osaki have really taken care of is the air compression massage delivered by the 36 airbags. These 36 airbags help deliver massage to areas that the rollers are unable to target and reach such as the calves, feet, arms, hands, shoulders, and waist/hips.

Osaki OS 4D Escape Airbags

A really cool feature on the Escape is the oscillating seat and airbag. It’s hard to appreciate what this is exactly by looking at the image above, so I recommend checking out the video below (0:35 onward specifically!). This swaying of hips is a great way to stretch out the hips and waist!

Note: The Escape also comes loaded with dual spinning foot rollers on either side of the footrest. These work in tandem with the foot airbags to provide a comprehensive foot massage consisting of rolling, kneading, and compression techniques.

 

Osaki OS 4D Escape Massage Chair Specifications

  • Osaki OS 4D Escape Massage Chair Specs
  • Roller Type: S-Track
  • Roller Length: 30 Inches
  • Total Airbags: 36
  • Upright Dimensions: 59"L x 32.5"W x 54.5"H
  • Recline Dimensions: 72"L x 32.5"W x 35"H
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Height Range: 5'0" - 6'3" ft
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 280 lbs

 

Osaki OS 4D Escape Massage Chair Pros & Cons!

Pros—The Stuff I Like!
Cons—The Stuff I Don’t Like!
    • 4D Rollers Of Course!—There’s a lot to like about the Escape, but for me the standout feature and what you’re really paying for are the 4D rollers. In terms of massage chair roller technology, it doesn’t get better than 4D!
    • Space Capsule Dome Definitely Adds To The Element Of Relaxation!—Finally a massage chair that does well in not just massage but also promoting a relaxing ambience akin to the real thing!
    • How Easy It Is To Operate!—The chair is a breeze to operate! I think Osaki have done a tremendous job at properly designing and laying both controllers. The recline knob on the multi-controller is especially cool!
    • Pricing Isn’t Bad At All!—Considering it’s a 4D chair, the current pricing of $4,999 on Wish Rock Relaxation is not bad at all! What do you think about the pricing? Drop a comment and let me know!
    • L-Track Would’ve Made It So Much More Better!—I would have much preferred an L-Track over an S-Track, and I think the extra coverage would have made the Escape an even better chair!
    • More Massage Modes Would’ve Been Nice As Well!—6 massage modes leaves me a little disappointed and yearning for more. On a premium chair such as this one, I was expecting to see at least up to 9 or 10 auto modes.

 

Moment Of Truth: Is The Osaki OS 4D Escape Massage Chair Worth The $$$?

To be able to best answer this question we need to see how the Escape compares to other similar 4D massage chairs. There aren’t as many 4D chairs as there are 2D and 3D. However for this comparison we will be seeing how the Escape does against Osaki’s OS Paragon, and one of my personal favorite (possibly best massage chair right now!?), the OHCO M.8.

Osaki OS Paragon
Osaki OS Pro Paragon Massage Chair SpecificationsA phenomenal 4D chair with a solid price tag and incredibly powerful functionality! It packs a ton of awesome features such as calf rollers, heated 4D rollers, and my personal favorite….a multi-angle L-Track capable of “tucking” in underneath the hamstrings.
OHCO M.8
OHCO M.8 ComparisonIf there’s currently a massage chair to beat, this is it. This is very much the crème de la crème! It’s got a ton of really cool features, but the most jaw dropping of all are the swing doors. And yes it was designed by the same person who designed the Enzo Ferrari!
  • OHCO M.8
  • $$$$$

    Price
  • 49'' L-Track w/ MaxTrack Technology

    Roller Track
  • 14

    Auto Modes
  • Heated Rollers & Conventional Heating Pads

    Heating System
  • Yes

    Calf Rollers
  • 48

    Airbags
  • 5’1-6’4 ft & 265 lbs

    User Flexibility
  • Osaki OS 4D Escape
  • $$

    Price
  • 30'' S-Track

    Roller Track
  • 6

    Auto Modes
  • Heating Pads (Lumbar & Calves)

    Heating System
  • No

    Calf Rollers
  • 36

    Airbags
  • 5’0 – 6’3 ft & 280 lbs

    User Flexibility
  • Osaki OS Pro Paragon
  • $$$

    Price
  • 49'' L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 13

    Auto Modes
  • Heated Back & Foot Rollers

    Heating System
  • Yes

    Calf Rollers
  • 42

    Airbags
  • 5’0 – 6’2 ft & 280 lbs

    User Flexibility

From the above table, it should be pretty clear that both the OHCO M.8 and the Pro Paragon eclipse the Escape. Both of these chairs are far more superior than the Escape in terms of features and functionality.

However, the Escape is significantly cheaper than the OHCO M.8 and about $1K cheaper than the Pro Paragon.

What chair should you pick from the 3? All 3 chairs are awesome in their own right, but if you want the best and spending $$$ is not a concern, the OHCO M.8 is your best bet! If you’re looking for a high performing L-Track 4D massage chair, then the Pro Paragon is your next best choice.

The Escape is a budget option for anyone who is okay with an S-Track, no calf rollers, and not as many auto modes. All things considered, still a fantastic 4D chair with great innovative concepts such as the sliding space dome, aromatherapy, and chromotherapy of course!

 

Parting Words Before You Leave!

While we have taken a thorough look at the Escape, I have not shared every single feature. A few other noteworthy features are the Bluetooth speakers capable of 4D audio, the extendable foot rest which allows for the chair to accommodate a height range of 5’0-6’3 ft., and of course the foot rollers on each side of the footrest.

Here’s an image which depicts most of the things previously discussed in this post.

Osaki OS 4D Escape All Features

And that brings us to the end of this review. I do hope you got some value out of this! If so, please consider sharing on the social platforms, as it really does go a long way in supporting this site. Finally, if you have any burning questions that remain unanswered either for the Escape or any other massage chair, please do leave a comment down below!

Osaki OS 4D Escape images were used with permission from 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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