Massage Chair Review: M-2 Orion Massage Chair Recliner Leave a comment

We know how important it is to find good information regarding a given product. We have developed a systematic and comprehensive review process for massage chairs to help take the bias out of the process. Our system consists of a 5 category system to evaluate a massage chair. Each category has equal weight and the value of each category is between 0 to 20 points. All the scores of each category are added up to give an overall rating. Our categories include Warranty & Customer Service, Comfort/Ergonomics, Ease of Use, Features and Massage Therapy. This systematic approach forces us to a disciplined method of evaluating a massage chair to help guide anyone looking at massage chairs. In this review we evaluate the Omega M-2 Orion Massage Chair which is in the entry level price range of $1,500 and under.
Warranty & Customer Service: Warranty and customer service come from the manufacturer that makes the massage chair. Warranty is important, since it protects the customer in workmanship of the product. The other side of this is customer service. Customer service must solve issues one may have. With the M-2 Orion, Omega Massage covers 1 year on the frame, 6 months on parts, and 6 months labor and shipping for 6 months. For an entry level massage chair, Omega provides the most comprehensive warranty and exceeds the other manufacturers in this category. With the M-2 Orion, Omega provides strong warranty coverage. Now on the customer service side, Omega overall is responsive and competent with quick turnaround times when issues do arise. The M-2 Orion is an 18 in Warranty & Customer.
Comfort & Ergonomics: Comfort and Ergonomics helps with relaxation. In a massage chair the body should fit well in the chair and should be comforting to the body. The Orion has a plush back rest cover and a large rectangular shoulder pillow. The back cover is good, but the second pillow is too wide and perhaps too thin. The fit of the chair is XXX. The curved armrests are very comfortable and the chair can be adjusted from 115 degrees to 170 degrees. Another plus is the footrest is extendable an extra 4 inches. The paddle mechanism in the calf massager is effective and can be positioned for maximum effect. The manual levers are fairly intuitive in their position. Our rating in this category is 17.
Ease of Use: How easy and intuitive is the use of a given product is another important area. Products need to be designed with the user in mind. The M-2 Orion shiatsu massage has a pretty simple controller. Just push the main power and select the auto massage to enjoy a massage. The M-2 comes with manual controls for the backrest and the footrest. The backrest and footrest are attached to a manual piston which when released raises the footrest or raises the chair back. The M-2 does the heavy lifting for you. The remote has 3 automatic programs and 3 manual programs with 3 back courses. The remote also controls the calf massage, seat vibration and seat massage. Omega creates a chair with features of a higher end massage chair while still providing an easy to use recliner. Our rating in this category is 19.
Key Features: The features that differentiate one massage chair from another are reviewed in the key features category. The Orion massage chair features a Hawaiian massage which provides a flowing, swaying motion. The swaying massage motion is performed by the back rollers and provides good back coverage. The M-2 comes with an eight massage head system built into the seat for the buttocks and thighs. The massage heads are on a rotary mount and providing thorough therapeutic relief. Select from 3 levels of massage intensities. Additionally, vibration is also available for the seat. The vibration helps to stimulate the capillary vessels to increase blood flow. This is a well thought out massage chair for its price range. Overall Rating for the Omega M-2 Orion for features is 18.
Massage Therapy: The massage chair needs to provide effective massage therapy functions. The Omega M-2 Orion has 3 automatic timed massages ranging from 5, 10 and 15 minutes. There are 3 manual massages with 3 back courses. The manual massage techniques are Kneading, Swaying and Finger Press and have good strength. Select the speed of the manual massages have 3 levels to suit individual needs. The seat massage has both 8 rotary massage heads and a seat vibration system. The level of intensity can be adjusted to 3 settings. The paddle system in the calf massage can be positioned on the thighs, knees and calves with the extendable foot rest. There is a strong combination of effective massage therapies for the whole body. Overall Rating for the Omega M-2 Orion massage recliner for massage therapy is 18.
How does the Omega M-2 Orion stack up? Overall, our rating of the Omega M-2 Orion is a 90/100. Omega puts some high value features into this entry level massage chair. The Swaying massage and the thorough seat massage is a great therapeutic package. The M-2 provides very good strength with the massages for effective relief. Omega provides strong warranty protection for the investment in the M-2. This massage recliner comes in a The Orion is a hidden gem. If you are looking for an entry level whole body massage chair, the M-2 Orion is it.

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