Product Review: Montage Premier Massage Chair by Omega

by James Knolan

This is a product review of the Montage Premier massage chair by Omega. The Montage Premier is their top of the line massage recliner. This is a structured product review which will cover the salient categories of the following: warranty, ergonomics, ease of use, key features and massage therapy. We award a score of up to 20 points per category. We then give an overall rating by summing up each individual category for a possible 100 points. This massage recliner is in the luxury class of $4,000 to $5,000.

Warranty & Customer Service: As with any big ticket purchase, you want sufficient protection from potential problems. The warranty coverage helps to reduce the risk that you the consumer are taking when buying any product. The Montage Premier comes with comprehensive warranty coverage. It has 5 years protection on the frame, 3 years on parts, 3 years on labor and you also get 1 year of parts shipping. You are also covered for the first 90 days with in-home technician service. This is a terrific warranty package. Customer service and turn around times are good and are provided by Omega. The Montage Premier earns a 19 in this category.

Comfort & Ergonomics: The ergonomic design of this chair is well done. The chair comes with a 4 inch leg rest extension. The recliner is wheelchair accessible for users that are physically challenged. The controls are very accessible and this chair comes with the first wireless sub remote. This provides excellent convenience as most of the controls are available on the sub remote. The chair is comfortable to sit in. It can fit individuals who are 6′ 6″ and has a weight limit of 300 pounds. We score this a 19.

Ease of Use: We are always concerned with ease of use. New massage chairs are coming with an unprecedented number of new features. This is wonderful, but the downside can be overly complicated controls. The Montage Premier comes with an intuitive remote control. There are 5 one touch automatic massage programs. There is a unique wheel control for the leg rest and chair back. The LCD control provides descriptive icons of the functions of the chair. The wireless sub remote is very simple to operate as well. Omega has done a fantastic job with the controls and scores a 19 in this category.

Key Features: The Montage Premier comes packed full of fantastic features. We will point out two in detail. The lower body traction system and the synchronized music feature. The lower body traction is designed to stretch the lower body from the hips to the ankles. The recliner activates the airbags to hold your ankles and raises the legrest horizontally. It will then recline the legrest to 3 lower positions stretching the lower body as it goes. This is very relieving and helps to increase your flexibility of joints and muscles. The other unique feature is a music synchronization function. When activated, the massage movements actually follow the tempo of the music being played. The Montage Premier comes with an MP3 player and headphones. This is very soothing and helps to induce full body relaxation. We give this recliner a 19 for its key features.

Massage Therapy: There is an arsenal of massage therapy options with this massage recliner. It has 5 automatic full body massage programs. There are 4 manual massage techniques. There are 6 manual massage back courses. The lower body is covered with air compression massage for the hands, arms, feet, calves, thighs, buttocks and hips. You can adjust the speed of the massages to 4 different levels and there are 4 width adjustments for the back rollers. To enhance the massage experience, there is the lower body stretching, music, and full body heat therapy. If you have an ache or pain, this recliner can provide you thorough relief. This is the most complete massage chair on the market today and we give it a full 20 points for massage therapy.

The Montage Premier earns a 96/100 points on our rating scale. The Montage Premier is the most comprehensive massage therapy chair on the market today. You get comprehensive warranty coverage without having to buy an extended warranty. The chair comes with a wide array of massage treatments to target practically all areas of the body. It provides a strong massage which can be softened with the included extra back pad. Bottom line, this massage chair delivers a soothing and comprehensive massage experience every time.

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