|Our goal is to present a potential massage chair buyer with an unbiased evalution and review of a given massage chair. We have developed a 5 category system to evaluate a massage chair. We give equal weight to each category and give 0 to 20 points rating and then add them up to present an overall score. 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. The Omega Montage Elite shiatsu massage chair price is in the Luxury range of $4,000 to $5,000.|
|Warranty & Customer Service:
It is important that the manufacturer stand behind its product. A good gage of the company’s confidence is its warranty coverage and duration. Omega gives covers 5 years on the frame, 3 years on parts, 3 years labor, 1 year shipping and 90 days in-home service. Omega is well above other manufacturers in this category with its parts and labor. Omega is, however, lower for the in-home service which some have increased to 1 year in-home. Customer service is competent and turnaround time on service is good. Our Rating in this category is 18.
|Comfort & Ergonomics:
A massage chair needs to be comfortable and fit the body. A massage chair needs to be more useful than just for massage. The Omega Montage Elite is comfortable and the upholstery is well padded and plush. The detachable head pillow is soft and the thickness is appropriate. The Omega Montage Elite comes with a wireless remote control about the size of a credit card for convenience. The foot rest is extendable out 4 inches for much taller people. Incredibly, this massage chair recliner fits people as short as 4′ 10″ to 6′ 6″. Our rating in this category is 19.
|Ease of Use:
These days companies are always adding advanced electronics, which can many times just be overwhelming without a technical degree. Omega has designed a main remote and a wireless sub-remote. The sub-remote controls 80% of the functions and is palm-sized. The footrest adjustment knobs are within easy reach. Extensive manual functions are on a side panel on the main remote. The Omega main remote is stylish and very intuitive to use. Our rating in this category is 19.
The most prominent features of the Omega Montage Elite are the Footflex reflexology and the Lower Body Traction. The Footflex reflexology foot massage uses airbags to gently hold, squeeze and then release your foot. Additionally, there are airbags for the arch and the heel with reflexology points for total body relaxation. Omega has brought the lower body air massages up to par with the back massage technology. The air compression massage of the lower body is superb. With the Lower Body Traction, let the massage chair stretch out the lower body. The footrest holds onto the feet and raises to the horizontal position. The footrest starts to lower to 3 successive positions. Each position stretches out the lower back, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. You can hear the popping sound now with the Montage Elite massage chair. Our rating in this category is 19.
The Montage Elite has 5 full body automatic massages, 4 manual massages, 4 massage speed settings and in a total combination of 64 manual massage courses. The manual massage techniques include the following: Kneading, Tapping, Finger Press, and Kneading & Tapping (Shiatsu). The Kneading and Tapping functions have independent speed controls which allows you to adjust them in combination. The lower body massage is terrific, especially with the lower body traction. Something about being massaged and stretched to relieve those tensions. Relax to the music-massage synchronization function, which will massage you to the tempo of the music. The Montage Elite massage recliner has an arsenal of massage capabilities that will please the most discriminating, simply superb. Our rating in this category is 20.
|How does the Omega Massage Montage Elite rate? Overall, our rating of the Montage Elite is an 95/100. The technology, intuitiveness and simplicity of this massage chair recliner is what the luxury category is all about. With Omega, the . Montage Elite has the best manufacturer’s warranty without the added expense of an extended warranty. The massage chair is easy to use, has advanced features, a wireless remote and thorough massage therapy. This shiatsu massage chair can accommodate both short and tall people alike. The Montage Elite was built for the American market. This is as good as it gets!|