If you’re on the hunt for the best massage chair pad, you’ve come to the right place. This is because we have been through our share of massage chair pads and have learned the hard way.
And while most of the massage chair pads we have owned have been of decent quality, they still didn’t do the job we needed them to do. For instance, have you ever felt that little annoying knot in the right upper shoulder blade? The massage chair pads we owned have all turned out to be duds when we found out they wouldn’t reach a certain area in our most desperate of times.
So, we began our search for the best massage chair pad with those “out of reach” areas in mind. And, even if your pain is more in the center of your back and very reachable, you know once you purchase just any massage chair pad, an “out of reach” area is going to be calling for your attention. Therefore, our first request was a massage chair pad that is all-encompassing.
Our next request is pressure. We want a massager chair pad that not only claims to have a deep-kneading massage, they actually have a deep-kneading massage.
And, next up on our list is heat. And, heat is important in order to loosen up the tension in the tissue and the muscles. Furthermore, when you’re working with both heat and massage, you get the best results.
Finally, and our last request, is the best massage chair pad has to be quality. And, with quality naturally comes durability. We need our massage chair pad to handle our day-to-day stress without having it sputter out on us.
So, when we finally narrowed down the massage chair pads that met our expectations, we relied on consumer reviews and feedback to narrow down the top 4 best of the best massage chair pads on the market.
And, these picks for best massage chair pad all hit the spot. In more ways than one.
Best Massage Chair Pad
Best Massage Chair Pad
Naipo Back Massager Chair
Our first pick for best massage chair pad gives a deep-kneading Shiatsu-style of massage. This means, it gives a massage that will replicate a massage given by thumbs, hands, knuckles and even elbows.
The Naipo Back Massager Chair comes with 8 nodes that will reach the full back, including the “hard to reach” areas. This includes the neck, shoulders and the upper, middle and lower back. And, not only will it massage the whole back, this massage chair pad also massages the thighs and upper leg area.
This massage chair pad offers a vibration massage with 3 levels of intensity. And, it includes a heat function which focuses on the back and neck area.
The Naipo Back Massager Chair features 4 different programs that can work simultaneously – and which can all be controlled by a remote. These programs include rolling, kneading, vibration and heat.
Furthermore, this chair pad massager uses airbag technology to inflate the chair around the hips and waist for a compression massage. Furthermore, this massager comes with an adjustable neck pillow to get you set up in the most comfortable position.
The Naipo Back Massager Chair has an AC adapter that plugs into an outlet. In addition, to prevent overheating, it comes with a 20 minutes automatic shut off timer.
Finally, this massage chair pad folds down for easy storage and portability.
The Naipo Back Massager Chair gets all the crevices in your back, even in the “hard to reach” areas. In addition, it offers a spot function where you can focus on one particular area at a time.
If you’re under 5’2 or over 6’0, this chair may not work for you. You may want to go with another one of our picks.
Casada QUATTROMED III with Jade Stone and Heating
There are a couple of things that make this massage chair pad stand out. First, the massage heads are made of jade stones. So, when these stones heat up, the Casada QUATTROMED III offers a jade stone style of massage.
Additionally, this massage chair pad feels like the real deal. It replicates hands and moves in a way that a massage therapist would.
The other aspect that makes this massage chair pad stand out is you can even use this massage chair pad in the car. It comes equipped with an adapter so you can get a massage and commute home from work. However, it is important to note it is not recommended to use while driving.
The Casada QUATTROMED III allows for 5, 10, 15 and 20 minute massage increments with Jade Stone and Heating. It is a multidirectional rolling and shiatsu massage chair which offers 3 selectable massage areas: lumbar, upper back and neck area. Furthermore, this massage chair pad has a vibration function and infrared heat in the seat area.
This massage chair pad allows you to choose which massage functions you would like to use, including spot treatment. It also allows you to choose a demo program for an automatic massage. And, this is all controlled via remote.
This pick for best massage chair pad has amazing pressure and it feels like a real massage. And, when the heat function is turned on, it replicates hot stones rolling down your back.
Furthermore, this massage chair pad is highly portable. You can use it in a car, a camper and even a motor boat.
The Casada QUATTROMED III can be too much pressure for some people. You may try using it for 5 minute increments at a time or going with another option.
FITFIRST Shiatsu Massager Cushion Car Seat Massager
This is another option on our list that is car friendly. The FITFIRST Massager Cushion Car Seat Massager comes with a car adapter so you can travel comfortably.
This massage chair pad offers a shiatsu-style of massage with 6 adjustable 3D massage balls. It has 3 massage modes which offer shiatsu neck massage, kneading back massage and tapping back massage. And, with these modes, you also have the option for heat button to get your muscles loosened up.
Furthermore, the FITFIRST Shiatsu Massager Cushion includes 3 intensity levels and a vibrating seat which will massage your glutes and thighs. After 15 minutes, this massager will shut off automatically to protect the equipment from overheating.
This massager cushion comes with a regular adapter and a car adapter. In addition, it has a remote control so you can set the functions for your comfort.
The FITFIRST Massager Cushion is outfitted with high quality fabric and leather. And, the cushion folds down for easy storage and portability.
This massage chair pad is made with high quality materials down to the leather and fabric. It gives a great massage with enough pressure to sooth tense muscles.
Furthermore, you can use it in the car. Need we say more?
The FITFIRST Massager Cushion is recommended for those between the heights of 5’2 and 6’0. So, if you’re over or under those heights, you may want to try another option.
Zyllion ZMA14 Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager Cushion
Our final pick for best massage chair pad offers a customizable massage where you can adjust the position of the rollers to suit your needs. The Zyllion ZMA14 Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager Cushion offers a spot feature for a manual targeted massage or a massage in which the nodes will automatically travel up and down the spine. Furthermore, you can set the width of the nodes to better suit your needs.
This massage chair cushion has 2 massage functions: rotating shiatsu-style massage or rolling massage. In addition, there is an option for heat in the back area.
The Zyllion ZMA14 Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager Cushion has separate shiatsu-style massage nodes for the neck area, with a separate optional heat function. There are 4 nodes in total that are fully customizable. You can switch up the rotational direction or you have the option of allowing the nodes to massage up and down the neck. And, you also have the option to use the direct target function to hit a particular spot in need. This direct target function replicates what a hand held massager would do.
Furthermore, the seat also has its own massage function with 3 levels of vibration massage.
Finally, this massage chair pad offers overheat protection after 20 minutes of use to protect the chair from overheating.
The Zyllion ZMA14 Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager Cushion is a lot of bang for your buck. You will receive the same functionality as other massage chair pads in higher budget categories.
In addition, this massage chair pad gives a deep, intensive massage. It is great quality and durable.
There is no adjustment for the headrest and the body of this massage chair is on the stiff side. Furthermore, some consumers have complained the neck area is too tall to reach. However, this may be great if you’re on the taller end of the spectrum. But, it just goes to show you, that no matter which massage chair you go with, there isn’t a one size fits all solution.
Finally, a few consumers have stated the pressure is too much. So, if you are on the sensitive side, use a lower intensity setting or you may want to go with another massage chair option.