Product Review: Omega M-5000 DLX Shiatsu Massage Chair
The M5000 DLX massage chair is made by Omega Massage. Omega is known for its striking designs, advanced technology and effective massage therapy. We will take a look at the M-5000 and rate it is five separate categories including warranty, ease of use, ergonomics, key features and massage therapy. Here is our evaluation of the M 5000 DLX from Omega Massage.
Warranty Coverage & Customer Service: We know this is the least exciting subject of our review, but in the long run, one of the more important. Massage chairs are becoming more complex with both computers and more sophisticated movements. Although quality levels are always increasing, things can sometimes just go wrong. What is the warranty coverage for the DLX? Omega provides you with five years of coverage for structure, three years for parts and labor and ninety days of in home field service. This certainly is one of the best warranties in its class. On the service side, Omega is technically competent and issues are resolved quickly. Overall, we give the DLX a 19 for its warranty coverage and customer service.
Comfort & Ergonomics: This is a vitally important category for your long term comfort needs. For you to relax, a massage chair needs to fit the body, so you are comfortable. The design of the chair needs to facilitate that all controls are easily accessed. The DLX is well designed from this perspective. The seat is plush as well as the back pad. There are a series of pads for the back. There is a removable back pad, the main back pad, a neck pad and a head pillow. These are adjustable to suit your needs. All of the functions of the chair can be operated from the main remote. There is a hidden panel in the middle of the slim controller for manual operations and for the music controls. We rate the DLX an 18 for comfort and ergonomics.
Ease of Use: New technologies and features are being added into massage chairs at an incredible pace. It is important that manufacturers keep the design of their remotes and other controls simple and intuitive for users. The remote of the DLX has one touch automatic programs. It also has a cover on the remote which can be opened and manual controls are located inside. Controls are simple with only one to two presses to get any major massage function going. We rate the ease of use as an 18 for the DLX.
Key Features: The key features that stand out in the M5000 DLX are the lower body air massage with the reflexology foot massage and the lower back massage. The air massage system consists of an air compressor that inflates specially designed airbags. The airbags for the foot massage have reflexology nodules. These nodules stimulate your trigger points on your feet to induce your whole body to relax. The lower back massage provides a penetrating massage to the lumbar area. The DLX reaches down to the lower parts of the lumbar with deep and penetrating strokes that provide substantial relief. We give the DLX an 18 for its key features.
Massage Therapy: We will state right off the bat that the M5000 DLX is the strongest and most penetrating massage chair on the market today. The DLX comes with layers of padding to soften massage. This allows those more sensitive to also enjoy the chair, but also more importantly it allows those that need a deep penetrating massage to obtain it now and in the future. The automatic pre-programs are perhaps the best designed massage programs available with techniques not available in other chairs. The lower body is covered with the air massage system which can target together or individually the feet, calves, thighs and buttocks. We give the DLX an 18 for massage therapy.
The M5000 DLX from Omega rates a 91/100 in our evaluation. We particularly like the contemporary design with the highly varnished wood armrests and wood grain side panels. Also, Omega uses top grain ox hide leather. This finely crafted massage chair also comes with a backlit LCD controller. You get one of the most penetrating massage therapies with this massage chair. The programming of the massage treatments is as good as it gets. For total relaxation, put on the headphones and relax with your favorite tunes with the built in MP3 player. This massage chair recliner is certainly a powerhouse of massage therapy that will give you years of comprehensive and effective relief.