Relaxation can come in so many forms. For some, it’s a leisurely walk along a nature trail. Some folks prefer to hit the treadmill or curl up with the latest (and last) David Foster Wallace tome.
Then again, sometimes all you want to do is plop down in a $5,400 massage chair and let the good vibrations take you away from the everyday. That’s exactly what the AcuTouch 9500 delivers, and while it’s not cheap, you can soon rationalize every penny within a few days of convenient in-home massage action.
Made by Human Touch, the 9500 comes in either black or “espresso” coloring and resembles any other high-end leather recliner you might find in an upscale department store. Except there’s awesomeness lying just below the unassuming exterior here. Eight programmed presets will run your entire body through a rigorous 15-minute program, targeting the specific areas where your muscles are most taxed.
And if you’re going for a more freeform massage experience, the 9500 sports four primary back massage settings, each involving percussion, compression, or kneading. Use the hand-held tethered remote to choose your settings and to control the reclining and the leg extension. There’s a single heat setting, as well as much-appreciated height adjustments, so shorter folk get a more customized massage session than their taller brethren. And should you start to doze off, the “seat” massage will most certainly wake you up.