From this, there are two things that I want to discuss.
The number of foot rollers in each massage chair:
The most significant difference between them was feeling the comparison between the OGAWA Smart Reluxe and the OGAWA Cosmo-X massage chair.
These massage chairs vastly differed in their massage chair experience.
On the one hand, the OGAWA Smart Reluxe had many massage rollers under my feet, which felt like they rolled on the spot in that direction.
On the other hand, the OGAWA Cosmo-X massage chair only had one solid, rotating roller, which pushed it back and forth along my foot.
Then in the middle, the OGAWA Master Drive Plus and Master Drive AI felt like a mix between the two.
So what did I take away from this?
I felt that the fewer foot rollers in the foot component of the massage chair, the firmer the foot massage felt.
With this logic, the OGAWA Cosmo-X massage chair felt like it had the strongest foot massage out of all of our massage chairs!
In second and third place, the Master Drive Plus and the Master Drive AI felt nearly identical.
Lastly, the OGAWA Smart Reluxe felt like a much softer foot massage. To compare it, I would say it feels like a gentle poking under the bottom of the feet.
The shape of foot rollers in each massage chair:
Most of the rollers felt like rounded rectangles. They were not sharp but had a hard edge, similar to a knuckle!
This stands true for the OGAWA Smart Reluxe, Master Drive Plus and Master Drive AI.
However, the Cosmo-X massage chair felt vastly different from the rest.
Let me explain.
It feels like one rod with bumps that rotate around and move up and down your feet.
Imagine standing on a bumpy gluestick!
It’s a feeling that I wish I could explain better or even take the chair apart and show you myself.
So, for now, that’s the best example to date.
Conclusion: Massage Chairs Have Very Different Foot Massages
We have three of the four massage chairs, which are all very different.
The OGAWA Master Drive AI and the Master Drive Plus are similar in how they massage the feet. They have a few rollers stuck in place but feel relatively large and similar to a knuckle.
The OGAWA Cosmo-X massage chair was the most different, with a single bumped roller that pushed up and down my feet. To compare it, it felt like a gluestick with nice bumps on it.
Lastly, the OGAWA Smart Reluxe massage chair felt similar to soft fingers poking into the bottom of my feet. With the multiple rollers, it felt the smoothest.
I hope this blog helps clarify the differences between some of the massage chairs.
Now that you’re here, if you want to help look at some of the other differences between massage chairs, then here’s a guide that might help too!