Tell me if this is you…
You don’t really want to spend $8000+ on Top of the line Zero Gravity Massage Chair.
But, at the same time you do want to invest and still get a best value for your money.
Is it really possible to receive all of the features of a really expensive chairs, but Much Much cheaper?
Not Exactly, but…
Surprisingly, Kahuna LM6800 get pretty close of being the best feature packed recliner and a fantastic value for money with features that even most expensive massage chair models are missing.
Seem to good to be true…
I’ve decided to dig dipper under the surface and double check what’s the fuss with this particular Kahuna massage chair model is all about.
Being a decent chair for tall people and most importantly price affordable tag, let’s find out what this chair can do for you!
Is it really worth the money?
Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair Review (2019 Update)
This model has feet and calf rollers, features that not all 5000+ chairs have.
Also, shoulder airbags (not a standard option for the most chairs, even more expensive models), arm air bags and leg air bags.
Twist and stretch options, heating therapy on lower back and legs, and more importantly L-track massage system (L track is feature of more expensive chairs with higher price tag), 3 stages of Zero Gravity & Smart body scan technology!
It features space-saving technology that will require ONLY 3 inches from the wall, so it can fit smaller rooms and spaces.
Kahuna has an established a name withing massage chair community duet to packing many features that come with an affordable price tag.
Also customer support is one of the best I tried, considering that massage chair industry full of Scam and companies with questionable reputation, considering that many brands don’t even have local customer support specialist.
Biggest CONS of this chair:
- The biggest concern for some people is strong foot roller massage, but it can be easily solved by using some pads or cushion;
- If you are under 5 feet, rollers may not hit all your areas properly;
- No Memory Settings (I personally don’t care about his but some user like to ave it);
Kahuna promises to provide limited 3 year warranty and offer it for all parts, labor and structural framework of the chair. Keep in mind that it is also possible to buy 5 year extended warranty and for this kind of purchases I wold suggest you to do so.
Let’s take a look at some features in details …
Important Features Overview of Kahuna Massage Chair LM6800
Hybrid S-/L-track Design
Kahuna 6800LM massage chair starts strong with a hybrid S-/L-track design that only brings the best of the two words, enhancing overall massage experience right from the start.
The S-track follows the natural curve of your spine while the L-track extends further, reaching from the neck to the glutes and thighs.
The quad rollers travel longer and further down your body; this is a rarity with the budget massage chair, and it’s an great feature that can exceed your expectations when complemented with other features that this chair has to offer.
3D Body Scan
This is a common feature for many massage chairs. Since Kahuna looks after its users, it’s no wonder they’ve included it.
A body scan is a very valuable option since it automatically adjusts the rollers before the massage, positioning them to make sure they hit all the pressure points on your body.
The chair scans you, adjusting the rollers according to your body shape and height.
But Kahuna goes a step further, allowing you to manually adjust the rollers in case the computer misses a spot!
That way you can make sure to get a thorough massage, customized to your needs.
Kahuna LM6800 Zero Gravity Position
Inspired by Nasa, Zero-G is a common feature of many massage chairs, but the majority only comes with one level.
Kahuna LM6800 is incredibly unique since it offers three Zero-G positions; it’s something you won’t find in other chairs in the same budget.
By elevating your knees slightly above your heart, your body’s weight is pressing down into the chair, against the rollers.
This position only improves your massage experience and results in a deep tissue massage.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, this is a fantastic feature with therapeutic benefits.
And not only that; deep tissue massage also helps to improve the overall quality of your sleep and further reduce stress levels!
As a whole body massage, Kahuna air massage tries to do the best with 36 airbags placed strategically around the chair.
The airbags may be First Generation, but that doesn’t mean they cut the quality of the massage short.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You can control air massage through 3 intensity levels for more customization.
Vast Massage Options
Another feature where Kahuna wants to please its users as much as possible is with the amazing massage options.
In a lot of cases, massage options are cut short, but not with Kahuna.
You can choose between five different massage techniques (including shiatsu) and five pre-programmed massages that target a specific area of your body.
But that’s not all; Kahuna allows you to customize your massage through three different intensity and speed levels of the rollers!
The incredible amount of customizable options allows for a more thorough and intense massage experience, suitable for your needs and preferences.
For those of you suffering from a specific problematic area, choose zone massage option with the “Fixed Spot” on the remote.
The rollers stay where they are, massaging an area 6 inches apart from the selected point.
This allows you to release the pressure from the area where you most need it, and it only adds up even more value in terms of the therapeutic benefits of the chair.
This is quite a standard function in many massage chairs, but Kahuna is unique because it comes with two different areas of heat; the lumbar area and the calf area.
Typically, most chairs offer heat in the lumbar and not all of them do.
Heat therapy can soothe, rejuvenate, and restore the damaged tissue and further improve the massage experience.
Now, you can’t control the heat, and you can’t adjust the temperature.
Both functions are either on or off.
Some may think this a disadvantage, but the whole combo of massage options along with heat therapy make an incredible package of therapeutic benefits you can enjoy on a budget!
Body Stretch Feature
A “Yoga” stretch can provide you with an instant relief since it helps to take the pressure off your spine and discs.
This feature targets especially those who suffer from chronic back pain and it’s a rare find in the chairs with this price tag.
While it takes a bit of time getting used to it, it’ll quickly become your favorite if a painful back is something you suffer from.
Calf and Foot Massage
Not all massage chairs of this price range have a calf and foot massage feature.
As a part of the massage, this Kahuna massage chair combines airbags and rollers to provide the maximum relief to painful and sore legs and feet.
If you spend a lot of time on your feet, this feature is aimed at you.
What’s more, there are even rollers at the soles of the feet!
There have been occasional complaints that the foot massage is too intense for a casual user, but you can always adjust the intensity with the remote.
If it’s still too much, some users suggested wearing an extra pair of socks!
In any case, this is a valuable feature with additional heat therapy in the leg massage ports.
If you suffer from chronic leg pain, you’ll find the function rejuvenating and soothing.
Kahuna 6800 is one of the massage chairs many regularly recommend for taller users. You’ll be happy to know the ottoman can be adjusted by 5 inches.
That means the chair can accommodate users from 5’ to 6’4” without any difficulties, which gives Kahuna a definite advantage when it comes to user-friendly massage chairs.
Space Saving Design
Speaking of user-friendly, this massage chair comes with another great feature: it’s space efficient!
This is an essential feature since some massage chairs are ridiculously bulky and not everyone can afford to sacrifice their entire living area for it.
But Kahuna has thought of that; with this design, you only need 3 to 4 inches between the wall and the chair. And that’s easily a turning point for many people.
Now, a remote control may or may not be that important, but it’s a relief to discover that the learning curve isn’t too severe.
Kahuna was thinking of its users when designing the remote and they did a great job with it.
Make no mistake, there are many functions and options for customization, but it’s all logically placed.
If there’s something that we hate is a complicated remote control.
With this one, we believe you’ll have no problem finding the controls you want.
Kahuna LM6800 vs. LM-7000
The Kahuna LM6800 is the basic model which LM7000 was built on and somewhat improved.
There aren’t many differences between these two massage chairs.
Honestly, we love a few upgrades on LM7000, but we’re just not completely sure it’s worth the money.
As you can see, the differences are minor between these two models.
Yes, the warranty plays an important role, and that is a great surprise.
The word has it, LM7000 model is quieter than its predecessor, but we’re not sure about that.
In any case, both of these chairs come from the same brand, and they inevitably bring their own set of advantages.
But if we had to choose one, LM6800 is by far the winner.
It’s more affordable and incredibly therapeutic when it comes to soothing back pain, sore muscles, and improving overall wellbeing. We’re not sure if the difference in money is worth it!
Kahuna LM-6800 vs. SM-7300
Kahuna SM7300 is another excellent model. But even this one isn’t too different from the basic LM6800 Kahuna.
The differences are minor, even though quite important!
There are a few minor differences between the models, but we’re not sure why SM7300 has been slightly downgraded when LM6800 already has everything you want in a massage chair (especially on the budget).
Both of these chairs are suitable for tall and big users. And both of the chairs brings soothing therapeutic benefits to the table.
True, air massage isn’t as effective in LM6800 model as it is in SM7300, but it packs many other features that altogether work to soothe sore muscles and painful back.
Few Words About Kahuna SM 9000 Model
Another amazing massage chair model, Kahuna SM9000 is something both serious and casual users love.
It’s designed to boost a regular massage session with a few extra kicks that benefit people with chronic back and leg pain as well!
This is an excellent model; it packs incredible features you’ll start using religiously.
But there are a few downsides that make us believe SM9000 may not be the best model out there.
Don’t get me wrong; this is an excellent model, but perhaps not for the price.
It has a serious competitor that brings a lot more to the table.
The thing is, we don’t like the fact that we can’t adjust the time of the massage.
And there’s no way to control the temperature for the heat therapy.
With a few other points, we’re convinced Luraco I7 Plus is a better massage chair with the same price tag.
After all, Luraco comes with a noise-reduction technology that will make the chair easy to use without any distractions to your family members.
As an FDA registered device, it’s excellent for tall people, for chronic back pain sufferers, and for all who want their massage chairs built in the USA!
Final Words on This 3 Kahuna LM6800 Review
Kahuna LM6800 Massage Chair is a well-built chair with plenty of remarkable features for the price.
For that same reason (and for good customer service) the Kahuna Massage Chair Brand has become one of the most popular among users.
And it’s no wonder; LM6800 model is great for a wide audience.
Whether you suffer from chronic pain or you’re a casual user who wants to get the most for your money, Kahuna is a great option.
On the budget with a ton of therapeutic benefits, this chair is difficult to ignore.
It’s probably the best value for money!