Finding a quality massage chair that packs loads of features for the price and at the same time reliable and affordable time may sound like mission impossible tune from the movie.
For the most part, most advanced massage chair features can ONLY be found in top of the line expensive models (such as .)
Fortunately for the consumer (You) there are plenty of manufacturers & companies that innovate daily and strive to develop the best massage chair with an attractive & affordable price tag.
But there's a catch...
Not all companies and devices are equally reliable and trustworthy.
After reviewing chairs for years, I can conclude that FDA approved (FDA registered - to be more precise) medical device (chair) - Kahuna LM6800 may just hit the sweet spot.
According to a few massage chair review sites and Amazon customers feedback & reviews (.), chair is a bestseller (best value for the money) that surprisingly packs advanced features but still reliable & affordable (if you are on a tight budget).
Could one affordable massage chair really have it?
Before making a purchasing decisions, let's have a look at my Kahuna massage chair review with all its benefits and drawbacks.
Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair Review
LM6800 massage chair is one of the most popular massage chairs according to multiple marketplaces, including Amazon.
The Kahuna massage chair provides the best value for price & suitable for a wide public with a wide array of features very carefully chosen and planned.
Most important features of Kahuna massage chair LM6800
A built-in hybrid between the S-and the L-track is an important feature when it comes to a massage quality.
The L-track design enables a superior massage experience due to rollers being able to reach all the way to the glutes and thighs.
It’s quite rare to find this feature in a chair for this price from a good Brand, which makes Kahuna much more desirable when you’re on a budget or simply can't imagine to spend $9000+ on a chair.
3D full body scan
An inbuilt body scanning technology enables the chair to locate your pressure points. It can automatically adjust to your weight and height which results in better & more thorough massage.
Kahuna goes one step further and gives its users the ability to manually adjust the rollers if the computer misses a pressure point.
This way, you’re in for a full body massage that you can control with all the areas and pressure points covered.
Zero Gravity Feature
The LM6800 massage chair offers zero gravity feature, which was upgraded a few years back from two levels to three levels.
Zero gravity provides a deep tissue massage. A more intense massage can only mean an additional value for the user.
Excellent feature for those with chronic back pain.
Air massage feature
There are 36 airbags placed around the chair for a whole-body air massage.
And the best part? You cab regulate the levels of intensity with the remote; there are three levels which makes this chair extra customizable.
In those massage chairs that offer heat therapy, the heat center usually located in the lumbar area.
Kahuna goes one step further.
It provides a heated massage of the back area, where the heat extends all the way from the shoulder blades to the lower back.
Another part of the heat therapy located in the calf area, which is quite uncommon.
The only drawback regarding the heated massage is the fact that the temperature cannot be controlled.
All the settings are ste by default, and the heat is either on or off.
When it comes to massage techniques, the Kahuna massage chair company was quite generous.
There are five different massage techniques, which include tapping, kneading, a combo of tapping + kneading, rolling, and shiatsu massage.
Moreover, there are extra preprogrammed massages with a special focus on various parts of the body. These options include:
Another advantage for Kahuna LM6800 is the Zone massage option. If you have any particular areas that need more attention, you can press Fixed spot button on the remote control.
The rollers remain where they are, provide a more thorough massage of that and a narrow surrounding area.
In addition to these, there are three different speed and intensity levels, which improve each massage experience.
Calf and foot massage
Airbags, rollers, rollers for the soles of the feet, Kahuna massage chair, is thorough.
And so is the foot and calf massage you’ll experience.
There is a heat therapy available for the calf area, which is a welcome addition for those who spend a lot of time standing up.
There have been some complaints that the foot rollers are too intense.
You can regulate the intense levels via the remote.
In case it’s still too strong, some users suggested wearing an extra pair of socks or/and using a pad.
Body stretch function
There are quite a few massage chairs on the market that offer a body stretch function, but in general, the performance isn’t always the best (In fact it is a rare luxury for an L-track chair)
LM6800 massage chair has a Yoga stretch option on the remote, which is perfect for those who suffer from chronic back pain.
The stretch offers instant relief, but some online reviews reported that the stretch is quite aggressive.
You will get what you need, but perhaps you need some time to get used to it.
Space-saving design is something that many massage chairs lack, even those in the higher price range.
This feature is, however, essential for many people, because space can be an issue.
By providing this option, Kahuna stands out from its competitors.
Easy to use remote control
The remote control is clear and logical without no learning curve necessary.
About Kahuna LM6800
Kahuna massage chair comes from an off-brand company. The chair is manufactured by AJX.LLC.
On the company’s website, you can find other products they offer. If purchasing through their website, the customers can order White Glove service delivery for an additional fee.
The chair requires an assembly, and according to the reviews, you’ll need help. This installation video from their website can help you.
The Kahuna massage chair recliner lm6800 made of high-quality synthetic leather. The chair weighs 220lbs. And it accommodates users up to 240lbs.
Kahuna LM6800 vs. LM-7000
Kahuna LM 7000 is an upgraded version of its bestselling brother LM6800.
This chair may brag that it’s also FDA approved with advanced features, but we’re not sure that the new version is actually worth its money.
Here’s what both chairs have in common:
The (minor) differences between Kahuna LM6800 and LM7000
In terms of the warranty, the LM7000 has a 5-year warranty, which is a solid upgrade from the LM6800, which only has a 3-year warranty (which is still great for chair in this price range - most common is 1 year).
The massage time is not flexible with the LM6800.
The new model has an adjustable massage duration, which is a welcome upgrade since some were not satisfied with the feature in the LM6800 model.
The noise has been supposedly reduced in LM7000, or at least that’s what the company claims.
If you want to be sure, try the chair before purchasing it.
Conclusion on LM6800 vs. LM7000
While the 5-year warranty and the noise reduction may be that plus you’ve been looking for, we’re not convinced that the new model is an improved version of the Kahuna bestseller.
After all, both massage chairs still share most of the features.
Kahuna presents The LM7000 with few minor details, such as reduced noise and more flexible massage time, all that for more money.
The LM6800 is already very flexible with many additional customization options.
Since both chairs have the infamous painful feet rollers, the Kahuna LM6800 might be what you’re looking for.
Either for a casual user or someone with chronic back pain, the Kahuna massage chair offers a vast number of advantages over its competitors in this price range.
This massage chair is an excellent value for money: comfortable, customizable, and affordable, all with therapeutic benefits.
It might be noisy, and the assembly is tricky, but so is LM7000.
Kahuna massage chair recliner LM6800 is difficult to ignore with so many features. As a great value for money, it should not leave its users disappointed.
An FDA certified (registered) medical device, the Kahuna massage chair spoils its users with many surprising features.
Because this is something unusual for a massage chair in this price range. Let’s not forget about the downsides.
There isn’t one single Kahuna massage chair review that wouldn’t mention the foot rollers.
They seem to be very intense, at times even too painful. The users solved this by adding an extra foam under their feet because every other aspect of the chair seems to please them a lot.
Another thing to look out for is that there is no timer to regulate the massage. But compared to every other feature of this massage chair, then this can be easily overlooked.