Do you want to get the most relaxing massage chair that will not brake your budget?
Either it is chronic pain that is bothering you or if you just want to relax, my goal is to provide you with all I know to know about 6800 Model?
I’ve been researching and providing massage chair reviews for years, talking to physical therapists and chronic pain sufferers as well as regular people who enjoy quality massages.
Generally, affordable products with a stellar quality are extremely rare this days.
Let’s find out if Kahuna LM6800 is the real deal…
I’ve tried it myself and I’ve talked things over a few chiropractors.
But is it a Perfect Massage Chair?
Read my Kahuna massage chair review below…
Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair Review
The Kahuna LM6800 is surprisingly affordable for such a feature-packed chair.
This massage chair is perfect for casual users, as well as people with chronic pain. It can fit tall and short people, it’s inexpensive and doesn’t take a lot of space.
I’ll talk about all its features below, so you can decide if the LM6800 is everything you dreamed.
But first, I’ll tell you about my experience with this chair and from the focus group I organized.
The LM6800 has a beautiful design and craftsmanship because it’s built with the consumer in mind.
The massages are exquisite, and you can easily customize the chair, except for one thing: massage duration.
All the massages last for half an hour unless you turn off the chair.
I would have also liked to see some MP3/ Bluetooth support to make my massage experience more relaxing. But that’s just cherry-picking, probably.
Kahuna Massage Chair LM6800 Features
What do many customers value in LM6800?
I’ll discuss all of its features below…
Kahuna LM6800 Hybrid Track
The LM6800 kahuna massage chair boasts a hybrid S/L track design, which is very rare in this price range.
The S-track follows the natural spine curvature, so the rollers touch all the pressure points on your back.
The added L-track extends the massage to your upper thighs, which means the chair can alleviate hip pain and sciatica pain.
Kahuna Massage Chair Space-Saving Design
If you don’t have a lot of room in your house, the LM6800 kahuna massage chair requires only 4 inches from the wall when it’s reclined because it pivots from its base.
While the chair itself is a bit bulky, at least you won’t need to place it very far from the wall.
Three Zero-Gravity Positions
Zero-gravity places your knees a bit above your heart level, which means the rollers take most of your bodyweight.
Your spine will receive a much-needed release, and the massage becomes deeper.
A deep-tissue massage is therapeutic and alleviates chronic back pain.
Three zero-G seating positions for this price range are amazingly unique.
Your legs will be elevated at different inclinations, to place more or less pressure on the rollers.
Many massage chairs offer 3D body scanning.
The computer scans your body and changes the rollers’ positions according to your shape.
The LM6800 comes with a valuable addition: the possibility to change the rollers yourself, in case you need the rollers to focus on another pressure point on your back.
You can also adjust the massage field width easily, for a customized massage experience.
With 36 First Generation airbags, the LM6800 kahuna massage chair offers a quality total-body airbag massage.
While First Generation airbags cost less, the massage is effective.
There are three intensity levels for this compression massage, which consist of a series of repetitive squeezing and releasing motions.
These mimic the movements of a massage therapist, to improve blood circulation. Besides, a decent airbag massage is very relaxing.
Options and Techniques
Affordable massage chairs usually offer just basic massage options, but the LM6800 goes all in.
Although there are only five manual massage techniques, Kneading, Tapping, Combo, Rolling and Shiatsu, the last two are advanced therapeutic techniques for chronic pain.
The LM6800 kahuna massage chair can focus on five various areas on your body.
Combine these five pre-programmed massage areas with the five manual techniques, at three different speeds and three different intensities, and you’ll get lots of options to enjoy.
Fixed Spot Massage
The LM-6800 boasts another feature: the zone massage option.
When you enable this feature, the rollers massage a specific pressure point area, to get rid of painful knots or alleviate tight muscles.
Some massage chairs in the affordable range feature lumbar heat, but the LM6800 kahuna massage chair adds calf heat as well.
Heat therapy improves the massage, and I like that the LM6800’s rollers aren’t just lukewarm, but heated.
It can improve your blood circulation, which in turn makes sore muscles unwind faster.
Heat therapy is truly therapeutic because it can help with various chronic pains, apart from increasing the relaxation factor.
On the other hand, the LM6800 could be better if the lumbar heat could be activated independently from the calf heat.
Adjusting the heating temperature would be another stellar feature, but that’s too much to ask at this price range.
The LM6800 boasts a terrific body stretch with critical therapeutic benefits for chronic back pain sufferers.
This Yoga Stretch might feel a bit aggressive if you’re not used to it, but its purpose is to relieve the pressure in your compressed spinal discs.
Calf and Foot Massage
What I liked most about this option is the sole massage.
Besides, unlike other inexpensive massage chairs, the Kahuna LM6800 uses dual foot rollers along with the airbags for the calf and foot massage.
Two dual rollers will massage each of your feet, which is called “quad rollers” in my book.
Quad rollers are essential for a deep tissue massage, improving blood circulation in your calf and feet and removing painful knots.
For an added therapeutic benefit, turn the heat on too.
Be advised that the calf and foot massage might feel a bit too intense at first, though.
I lowered the intensity and wore another pair of socks until I got used to the massage.
Kahuna LM6800 Extendable Ottoman
The footrest extension is very user-friendly because it means the Kahuna LM6800 can fit people up to 6’4”.
This chair can fit petite users too, starting at 5’. Again, this isn’t something you see every day at this price range.
A feature-packed chair requires an intuitive remote that’s easy to use.
I was expecting quite a learning curve with the Kahuna LM6800’s remote, but that wasn’t the case because the massage options are organized logically and are therefore easy to find.
LM6800 vs. LM-7000
Now that you’re acquainted with the Kahuna LM6800 let’s see another massage chair version from Kahuna: the LM7000.
Both these chairs are made with similar materials, but the LM7000 is a few pounds heavier and a few inches deeper.
I also think its LCD remote control has a more significant learning curve, especially since the icons aren’t as big as I’d like.
Both chairs have the same manual massage techniques, but the LM7000 features more massage zones.
I particularly liked the Shoulders and Arm & Hand massages – these are perfect for correcting poor posture and for unwinding after a long day at my desk.
The LM7000 has three zero-gravity positions but boasts a variety of pre-programmed modes like Athlete, Refreshing, Anti Stress, Deep tissue, SV-Chiro.
Another improvement is the built-in speakers, as well as the 5-year manufacturer warranty – 2 more years than the LM6800.
Kahuna LM6800 vs. SM-7300
The Kahuna SM-7300 comes with a longer SL hybrid track, with six rollers instead of four.
It targets a bigger area on your back, for a more comprehensive massage.
The remote is easier to use too; I could see various improvements in terms of display.
However, it would have been even better if there was a memory function to save my customizations.
The LM6800 and the SM7300 feature the same massage techniques, but they differ in massage zones.
I would say that the Side Seat massage addition for the SM-7300 is just what I needed to improve my emerging sciatica.
With nine auto massage modes, the SM-7300 offers three more options than the LM6800, so it’s easier to find something you like.
Even though both chairs feature the same number of airbags, the compression massage offered by the SM-7300 is a bit better.
With similar features like the three zero-G positions, adjustable strength and speed added to the SM-7300, my final verdict is that this is a better massage chair than the LM-6800.
However, the Kahuna SM-7300 has just a 2-year manufacturer warranty.
Few Words About Kahuna SM 9000 Model
The Kahuna SM-9000 is a therapeutic, sturdy massage chair that can treat chronic back and leg pain.
It is a big, bulky massage chair specifically manufactured for tall, heavy users, plus the leg ports aren’t foldable, which adds to its size.
However, the SM900 has a space-saving design, so it needs about a 4-inch distance from the wall.
Chromotherapy is a beautiful addition to this chair. The soft blue light of the LEDs is incredibly relaxing.
Featuring a hybrid S/L track with six quad rollers that offer a lifelike massage experience, the SM9000 can massage all your pressure points.
Besides, the rollers are heated, which improves blood circulation and relaxes painful knots.
At the same time, the long track goes from your neck to your upper thighs for a thorough massage.
On the other hand, the SM9000 boasts just one zero-gravity seating position, which disappointed me when I thought about the other Kahuna models.
Although there are plenty of massage options, I feel Kahuna could have added something more at this price range.
With four basic manual massage techniques and the advanced Shiatsu, I think they could have added another advanced technique.
That said, the automatic programs are efficient, well-tailored to solve specific issues like post-workout pain, stretching, yoga, calming, quick massage and deep tissue massage for muscle pain.
The music sync option is impressive as well; I like to synchronize my massages to my favorite songs!
On the other hand, I would have liked the option to extend the time of my massage sessions.
Heat therapy is another stellar feature of the SM-9000.
I already told you about the heated rollers, but you’ll get some extra heat in the lumbar area thanks to the heated seat pad.
Add calf and feet heat to all that, and the Kahuna 9000 can easily minimize chronic leg pain. However, you can’t adjust the temperature.
I loved the calf and foot massage too, courtesy of airbags and rollers, not to mention I could choose between scraping, rolling and kneading.
Add soothing heat, and the calf and foot massage can prove genuinely therapeutic. Besides, the aggressive Yoga Stretch is beneficial for back pain.
The SM9000 boasts built-in Bluetooth speakers and Mp3 support, but the remote is poorly organized and needs quite a learning curve.
With only one zero-G, one advanced massage technique and no way to manually increase the massage duration, the SM9000 is overturned by the Luraco i7 Plus for this price range.
There’s just one particular feature where the SM9000 is better: the aggressive Yoga Stretch, which decompresses your spine better than the Twist & Swivel function of Luraco i7 Plus.
Besides, you could also note that the i7 Plus features just two basic manual massage techniques, Kneading and Tapping.
However, there are different variations of these techniques so that you can enjoy Variable Tapping, and Percussion Tapping as well.
This therapeutic chair is made in the USA, not to mention listed with the CE, UL, and FDA.
The Luraco i7 Plus can accommodate a broader range of users, between 4’7” to 6’7” tall.
With full body heat, an included heart rate and blood pressure monitor, along with a three-layer foot and calf massage, the i7 Plus has more therapeutic benefits, which is why I think it’s a better chair.
Kahuna massage chair review summary:
Kahuna is a reliable massage chair brand, which manufactures quality products.
The Kahuna LM6800 is hands down the best massage chair from this company, in the affordable price range.
However, there are better Kahuna models.
The LM7000 offers a more diverse range of automatic massage programs, the SM7300 is better for sciatica pain and boasts a wide array of auto-programs, while the SM9000 is a more therapeutic massage chair, albeit in the expensive range.
If you have a bigger budget, Luraco i7 Plus is the best chair as of 2019.
Made in the USA, the Luraco i7 Plus is a medical massage chair with all the bells and whistles, including music system and memory function!