It seeks to accommodate height ranges that are not common to other massage chairs.
- Osaki OS-Aster Massage Chair$2,999.00
Osaki Pro-Aster is the massage chair you buy when you want modern, sleek and minimalistic design but with great functionalities.
Its minimal use of airbags indicates quality with energy efficiency combined.
Let’s take a look at the features that make it special.
Features and Programs
SL Roller Track
The rollers of a massage chair ride on a track which is what determines the distance to which the rollers will travel.
Osaki Pro Aster has the SL track formation, this track formation is a combination of the S- track and the L-track formation.
Each of these types of tracks has its advantages.
The S-track formation is designed to tightly fit the spine so that it mimics the sinusoidal curvature of the back.
It runs from the shoulders down to the waist region.
This means that when a massage chair has an S-track design, the massage rollers will stop its massage at the waist region.
The L-track formation, however, has more distance to cover, it not only goes from the shoulders to the waist but extends to the hamstrings. (Underneath your buttocks).
The difference between the two tracks is mainly the distance covered and the slight not so noticeable difference is the mimic feature of the S-track which the L-track does not have.
Osaki pro-Aster decided to combine the two features, so your track starts with the S- track from the shoulders and then continues as an L-track down to the buttocks area.
The most important feature of this SL track formation is providing a thorough massage to the hamstrings.
SL track formation covers 50% more surface areas than S-track alone.
The rollers used by this massage chair is the 2D rollers.
They are designed to move forward and backward along the tracks, they can also move sideways laterally.
The higher the dimension of your rollers the more effective massage it can offer.
The Osaki OS-Pro Aster is equipped with the ability to recline the chair to achieve a zero-gravity position.
The zero-gravity position is the best position to assume during a massage.
This is because the back region is decompressed and is completely supported by the backrest. In this position, there is an increase in blood flow in the body and toxins are easily flushed out of the system.
Zero-gravity helps you to enjoy your massage thoroughly.
Full Air Massage
Osaki OS-Pro Aster has a very small number of airbags but they provide adequate massage functions where the massage rollers cannot reach.
The airbags are18 in number, though they are few, they are quite effective and energy-efficient.
The airbags were re-engineered with multilateral layers and more surface area to provide effective massage with fewer airbags.
With fewer airbags, the wear and tear occasioned by the air pump valves are reduced.
The airbags are located at the shoulders, arms, upper arms, calves and feet and hands.
The airbags inflate and deflate to provide pressure which is used to stretch, twist and impact on the muscles.
Foot massage is one component in a massage chair you should not joke with, especially if you suffer from tired feet.
The Osaki OS-Pro Aster is equipped with double spinning rollers underneath the foot of the massage chair.
These rollers spin in different directions to provide pressure which is applied to the different acupressure points underneath the feet.
The rollers are helped by the airbags that press the feet down to ensure maximum impact.
The rollers provide a kneading style massage on the feet.
Osaki OS-Pro Aster has a slim LCD remote that is easy to use, the texts are clearly typed and you can see what function you are currently using.
The Remote is attached to the chair and can easily slide into its holder.
You can operate different functions independently.
Osaki OS-Pro Aster is a space saver, its sleek design not only makes it very easy to fit with your living room decor but also occupies less space.
The Osaki OS-Pro Aster needs only about 10’’ space to slide into full zero-gravity position.
The space-saving technology ensures you are able to situate it wherever suits you.
Massage Techniques and Styles
Osaki OS-Pro-Aster has auto massage functions that deal with different aspects of your massage needs.
The auto massage functions include:
This massage function helps to loosen the muscles to prepare it for deep tissue massage.
This massage function is a more vigorous massage that presses deep into the muscles to apply deep tissue massage.
Deep tissue massage helps to treat pain by delving into the intramuscular tissues to effect relief.
The full body massage uses the airbags which inflate and deflate to massage areas where the rollers will not normally reach.
The full body massage helps to treat sore areas in the muscles, these muscles could be in the upper arm, hips, and hands.
Neck and Shoulders
The neck and shoulder function concentrates on massaging the neck and the shoulders to relieve stress and tension.
Back and Waist
The back and waist concentrate the rollers on the back region to effectively deal with the acupressure points on the back region.
Because of the zero-gravity effect, the waist is relieved of stress and it can enjoy a great massage.
The stretch function uses the air pressure that results when the legs and waist are lifted to remove pressure and stress from those areas. The legs are stretched to release tension.
There are 5 massage techniques that you can use in the manual massage mode, they include Knocking, Tapping, Kneading, Kneading and Tapping, Shiatsu.
These massage styles are combined at different times in the auto massage to deliver an effective massage that helps to relieve you.
With the manual massage functions you can perform spot massage, this involves pinpointing a specific spot to concentrate the massage rollers.
You can also create zones in your body where you can focus the massage.
For example, if you feel pain under your laps you can focus the massage rollers at the thighs to effectively massage that area and help relieve pain.
Massage Intensity and Speed
There are two options for controlling the various massage functions in Osaki OS-Pro Aster
Intensity: This has to do with how hard the massage will be, the intensity of the airbags in this massage chair can be adjusted.
The airbag intensity determines the pressure which is supplied by the airbags.
Speed: The rollers move at varying speeds while performing the massage.
The roller speed can also be adjusted to 5 different levels to suit your needs.
The width of the rollers also determines the area covered across your back region when the massage is going on.
All these functions are controlled by the remote.
Extended Roller Length
Osaki OS-Pro Aster has an extended roller length of 49’’, with this extended roller length, it will massage all through the back region and get to glutes.
Since rollers are like the thumbs which the massage chair uses to perform the massage, effective rollers with extended length will do a better job than the shorter ones.
Most chair rollers usually stop at 31” so you can see why this is a special feature for this chair.
Osaki OS-Pro Aster was built with the ability to accommodate long legs, the Ottoman can automatically adjust to accommodate your legs.
You have legroom of about 7’’ to stretch it out, this is more than you can find in most chairs of this price range.
Adjustable Shoulder Feature
One of the issues that people often complain of in most massage chairs is the inability of the chairs to adjust its shoulder accommodation features.
This means that some people don’t get to use the shoulder massage option.
Osaki OS-Pro Aster decided to focus on dealing with this issue by providing 10 options for adjustment for the shoulders.
This means that no matter how narrow or wide your shoulders are, you will fit in perfectly in this chair.
There are not many massage chairs in the market that has this feature.
Most adjustments stop at three.
So if you are particular about massaging your shoulders to help relieve stress, this is the chair to consider.
Adjustable Back Massage Feature
The Back massage mechanism (rollers) can be adjusted, this helps to ensure that you can set it to your preference.
The chair comes with a removable back pad that you can use to make your control the massage intensity.
The specifications of the Osaki OS-Pro Aster as outlined in the table below.
|Dimensions(inches)||Upright: L*W*H: 57*29*44Recline: L*W*H 63*29*39|
|Power Usage||Power:110 Voltage: 110-120V Frequency:60Hz|
|Recommended weight and Height of the user||Weight:285lbs Height range: 5’-6’|
Warranty and Service
Osaki OS-Pro Aster offers you a 3-year solid warranty on faulty parts, structural defects or workmanship for the first 3 years of use at no cost to you.
The warranty will not cover willful damage or shipping costs, it will also not cover wear and tear due to usage including zipper malfunction.
Delivery options for Osaki OS-Pro Aster include:
Curbside delivery: Curbside delivery is free and you will have to assemble the chair yourself.
White glove delivery: This delivery option comes with assembling by the professionals. It has a cost attached though.
How to obtain a warranty
You would provide proof of purchase.
You should have a return authorization number that will enable you to ship the product to the service center.
You are also welcome to contact the customer service center at Osaki for further clarification.
- Extended roller length
- Glute massage
- Adjustable shoulder features
- Energy efficient
- Uses 2D rollers
- No heating pads
Osaki OS-Pro Aster is a budget chair that has great functionalities that are often be found in a mid-range priced chair.
The adjustability of the shoulder features makes easy for the chair to take an extended range of shoulder width, a feature that is not common in most massage chairs.
The modernistic design also makes it suit the taste of anyone who desires a massage chair that does not stick out in the living room.
You will find it difficult to get a massage chair that offers you glute massage at this price range. For the price at which it is sold, it is worth the buy.
- Features and Programs
- Massage Techniques and Styles
- Massage Intensity and Speed
- Special Features
- Warranty and Service