The modern automated massage chair was invented in 1986 by San Francisco massage therapist David Palmer. His original model was constructed largely from wood and designed to be folded into a suitcase for easy portability. Compared to modern vinyl massage chairs, with their thickly contoured padding, Palmer's pioneering effort looks about as comfortable today as a medieval torture device, yet it was effective enough in its time to spawn a revolutionary new method of soothing the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.
Titan Chair LLC is one of several companies that have profited over the years from Mr. Palmer's ingenuity. Like most massage chairs currently on the market, the Titan TI-7800 is designed to perform zero-gravity massage, which simply means that the chair will tilt the occupant into a position resembling the one astronauts recline into during a hi-g launch. This position distributes weight along the entire body, minimizing the effects of the intense inertial forces experienced as a spacecraft rockets away from earth. However, in a massage chair, the position optimizes the ability of the rollers and air bags in the chair to push upward on your muscles while gravity pulls them down.
The TI-7800 is equipped with the usual bag of massage chair inclding, including leg rolling massage, Thai stretch massage, and foot and calf massage, but it has does have some unusual features, like a 360 degree head massage and lower lumbar heat. Altogether it performs eight different forms of massage, not an unusual number for a chair in this price range.
The sheer quantity of massage chairs that have appeared on the market since David Palmer invented the category is daunting. If you're looking for one that fits your needs you might want to consider the Inada Yu•Me, the Luraco iRobotics 6SL and the Human Touch ZeroG 4.0.
Junk! Don't buy! This product is crap. I bought it July 2014 and the leg raiser stopped working on me today. I would not recommend this item to anyone.
This chair is awesome! I love this chair does everything it said it would do! Great massages every time!
Bought this chair for my husband. Since then the chair has been wonderful. My husband loves it! He uses it every single day after his run.
Wonderful product !