1.) Features and ProgramsThe features and programs of the Titan TP Pro Alpine include some notable high points—as it turns out, this chair has quite a bit to offer. Let’s look it over.
L-Track Massage SystemRoller track systems are one of the most important aspects of massage chairs: after all, they are the means by which you receive a massage. There are two types of roller track systems: S-track systems, which start at the head and neck and curve all the way down the spine to the tailbone (coccyx), and L-track or SL-track systems, which are S-track systems that go farther, continuing down to the glutes and the tops of the hamstrings. The Titan Pro Alpine has the L-track, which gives that longer coverage. Now, to state the obvious, not everyone necessarily needs to have an L-track: for some, the S-track is sufficient, but there are unquestionably some benefits of the L-track. My own take: both systems can be very enjoyable, but there’s something to be said for the longer coverage of the L-track. I don’t need it every time or all the time, but sometimes the L-track is what it takes.
Computer Body ScanThis is one of the reasons you want a chair like the Titan Pro Alpine: the computer body scan allows for mapping of the curvature of your back with greater accuracy than chairs that don’t have this feature, meaning a more customized massage. This is a really, really terrific feature.
Zero GravityThis chair is a Zero Gravity chair, and that means it has a special reclining position in which the chair leans back all the way to maximize the relaxation. The level of relaxation is something else: it is very, very relaxing, especially in the second position. This is a feature you will encounter in many massage chairs, though quite a few do not have it. Of course, the quality of the experience depends both on how well the chair goes back, and what it feels like when you’re lying in that position. The Titan Pro Alpine certainly offers a very relaxing experience here.
Easy-to-Use RemoteThe remote for this chair has a lot of strong points, starting with the fact that it allows you to easily visualize whatever the chair is doing. Where I can sometimes run into problems with remotes for other chairs—not this chair—is pushing buttons and not being sure what they are supposed to do. It is my absolute biggest pet peeve with remotes. None of that is at all a problem here: this chair has a remote that allows you to visualize things in a very useful and helpful way. The remote also covers the things you’d want a remote to cover: massage type, intensity, speed, and location. You can even select the area for the airbag massage. You can also make use of the flip-down cover to access the manual functions of the chair. In the manual mode, you can choose between kneading, tapping, shiatsu, rolling, combination, and punching.
Auto Leg ScanThe auto leg scan for the calf and foot massager is a particularly exciting feature of this chair, because it allows you to have a foot massage at the actual length of your legs. If you’ve ever had a problem with this, worry no more, because here is the solution. Here’s how it works: at the start of your massage, the chair will extend the calf and foot massager to its full length and then retract it. Now, all you have to do is wait until it is at the desired length, and then firmly press down with your toes to stop the chair. That’s it: press down, and the chair will stop and then deliver a massage at the length that is right for you. The thing I absolutely love about this feature is that it allows for amazing customization. It doesn’t matter if you have short legs, long legs, or somewhere in the middle, this chair has you covered.
Arm and Hand MassageYour arms and hands will benefit from massage, and here too the Titan Pro Alpine has you covered, with air bags that massage the forearms and hands. The arms and hands might seem counter-intuitive for massage—but then again, you might be surprised. If your job involves a lot of typing, you likely have some stress accumulated in your forearms and hands. If you work in manual labor of any kind, you probably need no convincing. The arm and hand massage is certainly a wonderful feature of this chair, one I keep finding myself coming back to.
3) Massage Intensity and SpeedThe massage intensity for this chair is moderate: not gentle or relaxing, not vigorous or intense, but moderate. It’s a reasonably good middle-of-the-road massage, the kind I tend to want more days than not. The lack of adjustable intensity doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker unless you feel a strong need for that, but it is certainly something to be aware of.
Foot and Calf MassageThe legs and feet of this chair have a variety of air bags which work together to deliver a pretty solid foot and calf massage. This is the kind of thing you want to see with an L-track: a relaxing, enjoyable foot and calf massage to take off the pressure and tension at the end of a long day. I’ll tell you what I’m really a fan of, though: the spinning rollers on the bottom of the foot massager. Why? Because they provide a concentrated, pin-point kneading massage. If you’ve never experienced one of these, you don’t know what you’re missing. The rollers have this kneading action that is absolutely out of this world. The foot rollers are even spinning reflexology massagers. They are very, very enjoyable because they can get in deep. Your feet will thank you.
2) Massage Techniques and StylesThe manual massage mode for this chair includes kneading, tapping, shiatsu, rolling, combination, and punching. These are the modes I like to see in a massage chair: they’re what I expect in a good chair or even a great chair, as opposed to a merely decent chair. The Pro Alpine delivers them in a very enjoyable manner.
3) Massage Intensity and SpeedThere are 5 levels of intensity in the air bags, running from mild to strong. I like having this amount of choice in airbag intensity: you’ll seldom find a chair that offers this many options. There are also 3 levels of intensity for the massage. This is something that you are likely to appreciate more over time: there are some days when all you want is a light rub, while other days you need something deeper. And then there are days when you’re stressed, in pain, and only the strongest massage will do.
4) Special FeaturesWe covered most of the features in the Features section, but there are a few we’ll cover here: the presence of heating, the ability to enjoy a wonderful shoulder, lumber, and hip squeeze and twist, and finally white glove delivery service.
Heating Function on BackHeat in a massage chair is very important: you want the right amount, and you want it to be delivered to the right areas. The Titan Pro Alpine delivers here, with two very warm heating pads in the back. What I’ve noticed is that there are some days when I don’t want heat in my back massage, and other days when I do. In general, I like heat in my massage unless it’s already very warm outside: it helps to encourage relaxation of the muscle fibers.
Shoulder, Lumbar & Hip Squeeze & TwistHave you ever enjoyed a good twist during a massage? It may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s one of the more enjoyable sensations out there. In the shoulder and lumbar regions of this chair, you have the option to enjoy exactly this sensation, because the airbags are programmed to inflate at independent times. The effect of this is a squeezing and twisting feeling which is quite delightful. In essence, the stretch goes deep, and that feeling travels through the shoulders, the lower back, the hips, and the thighs. Relaxing? You bet. Delightful? Oh, yes.
White Glove DeliveryIf you get regular, curbside delivery, you’ll have to bring the chair inside yourself. If you get white glove delivery for an extra $250.00, they’ll bring it inside for you. I tend toward the position of favoring white glove delivery, but you may feel differently.
|Rated Frequency:||50/60 Hz|
|Main Body Dimension:||51”L x 29.5”W x 32”H|
|Armrest:||40”L x 17”W x 30”H|
|Gross Weight:||280 pounds|
|Auto Timer:||10-20 minutes|