full Insignia Zero Gravity Massage

As someone who has regular neck pain, a massage is a lifesaver. Like so many people in our current situation, I’m not able to get an in-person massage as often as I need to. That’s why I was really interested in testing out the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair (coming soon). Can a massage chair get the kinks out of my neck the same way a massage therapist could?

After sitting down and enjoying a relaxing massage in the Insignia Zero Gravity Massage Chair, I’m happy to report that yes, yes a massage chair can dig right in and relax your neck, back, lower back, and leg muscles. I was really surprised at how comfortable it was, how effectively it can massage sore muscles, and how it gives a custom massage for anyone who sits in it.

Here’s my take on the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair.

Appearance and features of the Insignia Zero Gravity full massage chair

Insignia Zero Gravity Chair

The Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair is a pod-style massage chair. It’s made from soft, black polyurethane leather and it weighs 187.4 pounds. It offers you different combinations of kneading and shiatsu massage, and the massage track works its way from your head to buttocks.

  • 6 preset programs let you customize your massage via the included corded remote control
  • Foot and calf massager included
  • 5 massage styles including kneading, tapping, knocking, shiatsu, and kneading and tapping
  • 24 airbags for added pressure
  • Zero gravity massage chair lets you choose between three preset reclining positions, including completely horizontal, zero-gravity, or you can use the remote to manually position the chair
  • Chair does upper body scan to detect your measurements for a personalized massage
  • Infrared heat therapy to warm your sore muscles
  • Comfortable padded armrest and headrests
  • Fits up to 330 pounds
  • Plugs into a standard 120-volt outlet
  • Includes 3 extra fuses and a detailed instruction booklet

Testing out the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair

seat of Insignia massage chair

In order to test out the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair, I had to sit back and enjoy a massage. If that sounds pretty amazing, I’d have to agree with you. My first impression of the chair was that it was comfortable and cozy, and that was before I even set a program on the remote.

The chair is also very quiet when it’s running. Even with my head reclining and the massager working on my neck, I still didn’t find the massage chair too loud. It has a nice, relaxing hum when it’s working, and the pod style of it made me feel as though I was cocooned during the massage.

Setting up the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair

fuse and plug in

The Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair was set up and ready for me to test out. You’ll just unpack it from the box and plug it in, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

The chair itself is quite heavy, weighing in at almost 200 pounds. While it’s heavy it’s also not that hard to move as it has wheels on the base and a handle on the back. The included instruction manual details how you can hang onto the handle on the back of the chair, tilt it back, and roll it to another position.

If your new chair will be delivered you’ll also want to check the width of your doorway and hallway. The chair is 29.5 inches wide, so the hallway and doorway have to be at least 30 inches to fit.

Using the corded remote

remote control Insignia massage chair

The remote on the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair is attached to the chair and sits in a pocket on the side. It’s fairly easy to use and has a lot of different options. When I first tried the chair I kept tapping the screen and waiting for the chair to begin massaging. I didn’t realize at that time that the chair was doing a quick body scan so it could customize the massage for me.

You can use the remote to change your chair position from the three preset reclining positions or tap the dial to manually adjust your position. You can also use it to focus the massage on one area of your body or turn the infrared heat on.

Overall I found the remote easy to use. The display shows the location the massager is working on and the timer counts down how long the massage will last.

Massage intensity and styles

legs and feet insignia zero gravity

The Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair uses a 128 cm L track massage with an S curve, and it gives you a pretty powerful massage from neck to buttocks. You have the option of using 5 massage styles including kneading, tapping, knocking, shiatsu, and kneading and tapping. You make your choice on the remote.

You can’t adjust the position of the rollers in the chair. That being said, while you can definitely feel the massage system when you’re sitting in the chair, it’s not uncomfortable to recline on. I probably wouldn’t sit in the chair without the massage on if I were just kicking back and watching TV, but it’s a massage chair so that’s not its intended purpose.

I choose the Comfort massage as I read that was the lightest massage you could get. I was honestly surprised at how it hit my sore neck muscles in exactly the right spot. I let the Comfort cycle run but I could have kept it on my neck for the entire time. It really worked out the kinks.

Zero gravity position

arm rest massage chair

When you tap the remote to start the massage you’ll be moved into a position in the chair. I choose Zero gravity, so the chair reclined all the way back and lifted my legs up. It’s very easy to relax in that position, and it creates a cocoon-like experience when you’re getting your massage.

If you’d like to readjust your position mid-massage, all you have to do is pick up the remote and use it to adjust your body in the chair. I found the chair just as relaxing when I transferred to a sitting up-right position.

Airbags add pressure

head rest Insignia massage chair

The massage track works its way down to your lower spine, switching between kneading and shiatsu. At the same time, the airbags are slowly inflating and deflating to massage your arms and calves. You’ll feel a vibration in your hands and arms too. It’s not as intense as the massage track down your back, but feels very relaxing.

The Insignia Zero Gravity Massage Chair will also massage your calves and feet. The airbags squeeze your calves pretty tightly. It’s not uncomfortable, but when they are mid-squeeze I don’t think you’ll be able to move your legs out of that position. I had my shoes on when I was using the massage chair so I couldn’t get the full foot-massage experience, but I could feel a steady vibration.

Should you choose the Insignia Zero Gravity full massage chair?

Insignia Zero Gravity Chair Review

I really enjoyed testing out the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair. It’s an extremely comfortable way to get a massage, and having a massage chair in your home is such a great way to ensure you always have access to massage for any aches and pains you might have.

I tried out a few other massage chairs and I thought the Insignia Zero Gravity massage chair was just as quiet and just as comfortable. You can hear the chair working, but it isn’t loud at all. It’s more of a soft hum that relaxes you even more. While I don’t think I could fall asleep during a massage in the chair, I was definitely very relaxed after I tried it.

The remote is easy to use and the entire unit is plug and play. I like how it does a quick scan to assess your body type before it starts the massage. It creates a more custom experience and lets you share the chair with other people in your family.

Overall, I think this massage chair would be a great fit in any living room or bedroom, and I would love to be able to sit back and have a massage every night before I go to sleep. You can find the Insignia Zero Gravity Massage Chair on Best Buy (coming soon).

5 COMMENTS

  1. Ms Wutke,

    Thank you for you quick response!

    Odd, if this the case that they would store anything anywhere within the chair…hmmm weird

    Thanks again!

  2. I received mine yesterday and I love it! The only concern I have is under the Caution Instructions, second warning triangle it points out to make sure the “massage hand” is in the seat cushion. I have no idea what they are referring to nor does my chair have a cushion on the back frame. Am I missing something? Can you explain?
    Thank you!

    • I’m not entirely sure, but it sounds like they are talking about the massage track that runs up the seat of the chair? I know you can unzip areas around the massage track, and if you unzipped enough you’d expose it. They probably don’t want you to run it without it being enclosed in the seat.

    • Hi Tommy,

      I sent your question to the category team bringing this product to Best Buy Canada. They told me that the warning you refer to is about the massage rollers (called massage hand in the user guide). Apparently, during shipping those rollers may have moved to be lower in the seat rather than in the ideal startup position … if they have moved, they can cause discomfort during the initial use. Fixing this issue is very simple and this line of text will be getting added to the user guide in the future:

      “Attention: After your massage chair has been setup, power on the unit before you sit in it. This will allow for proper positioning of the massage rollers.”

      Thank you for the question and we hope you enjoy your massage chair.
      Martin

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