|This is a product review of the Montage Premier massage chair by Omega. The Montage Premier is their top of the line massage recliner. This is a structured product review which will cover the salient categories of the following: warranty, ergonomics, ease of use, key features and massage therapy. We award a score of up to 20 points per category. We then give an overall rating by summing up each individual category for a possible 100 points. This massage recliner is in the luxury class of $4,000 to $5,000.|
|Warranty & Customer Service:
As with any big ticket purchase, you want sufficient protection from potential problems. The warranty coverage helps to reduce the risk that you the consumer are taking when buying any product. The Montage Premier comes with comprehensive warranty coverage. It has 5 years protection on the frame, 3 years on parts, 3 years on labor and you also get 1 year of parts shipping. You are also covered for the first 90 days with in-home technician service. This is a terrific warranty package. Customer service and turn around times are good and are provided by Omega. The Montage Premier earns a 19 in this category.
|Comfort & Ergonomics:
We like the ergonomics of this well designed massage recliner. This chair is designed for the American market. It can fit users up to 6′ 6″ and has a weight limit of 300 pounds. The recliner is wheel chair accessible for those individuals who might have trouble getting in and out of the chair. There is a wireless sub remote that offers tremendous convenience for the users. The chair is comfortable to sit in and has a very nice synthetic leather which is very soft. The synthetic leather is also very easy to clean. We rate the comfort and ergonomics a 19.
|Ease of Use:
This category is about intuitive use of the massage chair controls. They should be simple and easy to use for first time users. This recliner comes with many advanced features in the remote control. It comes with a wireless sub remote which is well designed and simple to use. There are 5 single touch automatic programs. The chair back and footrest work off a wheel control like an ipod. The LCD control panel shows exactly what massage functions are being applied. The myriad of manual controls have great descriptions in the side panel of the remote. We rate the ease of use for the Montage Premier a 19.
Out of the myriad of wonderful features, we will focus on two of them. The lower body traction and the reflexology foot massage are two outstanding features in this massage recliner. The lower body traction system can be activated at any time. It will seamless work with the automatic programs. This function stretches the lower body from the hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. The legrest lowers to 3 successive positions each time stretching you out just right. The reflexology foot massage incorporates Omega’s footflex technology. This unique system uses airbags and reflexology nodes to gentle but firmly push up into the arch and then the heal of the feet. Other air bags provide a firm compression massage over the tops of the feet. This is absolutely wonderful after a long day on your feet. These features earn a 19 in this category.
This massage chair is the most comprehensive on the market. It has tremendous capability to deliver a full sensory experience. You have 5 automatic programs, 4 manual massage techniques, and 6 manual massage courses. There are 4 levels of speed adjustment and 4 roller width adjustments. The air compression massage system covers your buttocks, hips, thighs, calves, feet, hands and arms. Additionally, you can apply heat to 3 separate areas of the chair. Slip on the headphones and let the music relax your mind. Get a great lower body stretch from your hips to your ankles. This is a very soothing, invigorating and the most comprehensive massage experience you can get from a massage chair. The Montage Premier earns 20 points for massage therapy.
|This impressive massage chair earns a 96/100 in our evaluation. The Montage Premier has solid massage therapy. It covers most everywhere to effectively relieve and soothe tired and aching muscles. You get outstanding warranty coverage direct from the factory without the need to purchase an extended warranty. There are the additional treatments of full body heat with individual heating controls for the chair back, seat and leg rest. Get stretched out with the lower body traction system. Relax and drift off with the included headphones to your favorite music. If you are in the market for a massage chair in this range, then this is one of the top contenders.|