This product review will evaluate the Panasonic EP3222 model massage chair recliner. The EP 3222 is part of the Real Pro Elite series. Panasonic has a full range of massage chairs and this model is one of the high end chairs that they make. This review will analyze the features, functions and warranty coverage of the EP-3222 massage chair.
One of the long term concerns when purchasing a product such as a massage chair is the warranty coverage. The warranty is your long term protection from problems due to factory defects and workmanship. Although top brands such as Panasonic do a great job making these chairs, problems do occur. Make sure you get adequate warranty coverage on any massage chair you are thinking of getting.
The EP3222 comes with a standard warranty from Panasonic. The standard warranty covers parts for three years. There is one year of labor covered. A nation wide n in home technician service is also available and the first 90 days is covered with the standard warranty.
One of the advanced features of this massage recliner is the body scan technology. When you sit in the chair and start the program, the chair will perform a scan of your back. The chair actually maps your back and locates your individual acupressure points. It memorizes them and then prioritizes the most important. The data is then fed into the software program and the massage is customized for your body.
Panasonic has gone to great lengths to study and replicate the actual hand movements of massage therapists. The result is a floating massage mechanism to mimic the hands of a therapist. This mechanism has firm rubber massage heads. These massage heads replicate hand movements like pressing with the thumbs or the heel of the hand.
There is no shortage of massage techniques with this massage recliner. Panasonic equips this chair with 11 basic massage modes, 6 automatic programs and memory capability to store your favorite massages. Some of the more important massage techniques include Swedish, Kneading, Compression, Tapping, Shiatsu and Rolling. These massage techniques are effective to relieve aches, relax muscles, increase energy flow and increase blood flow.
Another area that Panasonic can target with the EP3222 is the entire lower body. They accomplish this with an air massage system. The air massage system uses a compressor which delivers to 33 strategically place air bags. These air bags provide and effective and relieving compression massage throughout the lower body.
The remote control has large format buttons for each of the automatic programs. Just touch the button and the automatic massage starts which will run the entire chair. There are buttons to adjust the chair back and leg ottoman with automatic controls. You can also store or memorize certain massage programs. This is great for setting up a given massage for you that you can later recall on demand. Panasonic also includes a voice guidance system. The voice guidance system can be activated to walk you through the steps of using the remote control.
There is a lower body traction system built into the EP3222. This provides an excellent stretch of the lower body. The leg rest is designed to hold your feet, raise the leg rest and then lower it slowly. This will elongate your muscles and improve your range of motion.
If you have been looking for a high end massage chair, the EP-3222 comes with an arsenal of massage functions. The massage techniques are highly engineered and provide effective relief. We do recommend you consider an extended warranty as your long term insurance policy. This is a solid massage recliner built by a company making chairs for many years. If you get the opportunity, try the EP-3222 Real Pro Elite massage recliner.