Osaki easily wins the race when compared to the Trumedic brand. Osaki massage chair models prove better options in most key factors when compared to their Trumedic competitors. These include core massage technologies, adjustability and comfort features, complementary therapies, and modern tech features.
Let’s have a look at how the two brands compare based on key features before moving on to appreciate the specs related to top models and the conclusion. Read on.
Osaki vs Trumedic Massage Chairs [Key Differences]
1. Massage Types and Techniques
Osaki has an upper hand over Trumedic as far as efficacy and diversity of massage techniques are concerned. A quick look at the finest models from the two brands should help with putting things into perspective.
Trumedic’s finest, the Trumedic Coda Massage Chair, features a wide range of popular massage techniques, including Kneading, Tapping, Knocking, friction and Shiatsu.
However, it’s important to note that what’s claimed to be Shiatsu massage here is really deep tissue friction massage, which mimics the application of pressure using thumbs or knuckles. Shiatsu massage involves the use of local pressure on specific points on the body known as Acupressure points.
Unlike other advanced chairs, the Coda lacks any technology to map out acupressure or muscle tension points.
The Coda is also equipped with foot rollers, which deliver rolling massage to the soles of both feet. This offers something similar to a form of massage known as foot reflexology.
However, just like Shiatsu, foot reflexology involves more than just rolling as it takes specific points on the foot into account, thus the chair can only offer something that’s close to it.
This means the chair is suitable for delivering two main types of massage, namely:
- Swedish Massage: Involves the use of mainstream techniques like Kneading, Tapping, knocking and strokes with light to moderate pressure.
- Deep tissue Massage: Involves the application of deep pressure on specific muscle tension points.
On the other hand, Osaki’s OP 4D Xrest also comes with rolling, kneading, tapping, deep tissue friction, and knocking techniques. Again, the manufacturers claim that it can deliver Shiatsu, but the lack of acupuncture point detection technology leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to this type of massage.
The OP Xrest wins the battle on its ability to deliver highly precise and more effective deep tissue massage.
Unlike the Coda, the chair comes with muscle tension detection technology which helps with identifying specific points of tension within muscles. This allows it to deliver highly targeted light and deep tissue massage on the most affected parts of the body.
In the end, like the Coda, the Osaki OP Xrest is a great option for Swedish and deep tissue massage. However, it proves to be a much better option in cases where deep tissue massage is a top priority.
Osaki features much more advanced models as far as airbag systems are concerned. This gives the brand an upper hand in terms of the execution of compression and kneading massage as airbags complement massage rollers to deliver these techniques.
Let’s compare the second and third-most advanced models from the two brands:
Osaki’s Pro Maestro features 32 airbags to handle various key muscle groups on the Shoulders, arms, back, buttocks, thighs, calves and feet. On the other hand, Trumedic’s symphony comes with 21 airbags.
Osaki chairs are more adaptable to different body sizes compared to Trumedic.
Top chairs from Both brands feature extendable leg and footrests to accommodate different heights. The main difference is in Shoulder width adjustment, which is crucial when it comes to accommodating different body frames and sizes.
Leading Osaki models, such as the OP 4D Xrest, Maestro and Encore feature automatic Shoulder adjustment capabilities. The absence of this feature in Trumedic models sends the brand miles behind the Osaki brand as far as adjustability is concerned.
4. Additional features
Both brands boast of exceptional high-end models with some of the latest technological reinforcements.
In fact, there’s quite a close contest between the two brands if we take a closer look at the best two models from each brand. However, Osaki emerges as a winner by a rather significant margin. Let’s take a look:
Osaki’s OP 4D Xrest proves to have a more comprehensive profile for complimentary therapies compared to Trumedic’s Coda. Both chairs come with heat therapy functionality.
However, The OP Xrest’s heat therapy system covers a more extensive area (Back and Feet) than the Coda, which only covers the lower back.
The difference can also be seen in lower-priced models. The Osaki Maestro features rollers with infrared heat functionality, which allows for whole-back heat therapy.
On the other hand, Trumedic’s Symphony and the Etude only offer lower back heat therapy. Additionally, unlike the Coda, the OP Xrest adds Negative Oxygen Ion Therapy and a more efficient light therapy system that features a dome cover.
Apart from complimentary therapies, the OP Xrest features extra perks which give it an edge over the Coda. These include the muscle tension health Pro feature, online app control, magnetic pillows, and shoulder massage nodes.
5. Auto Programs
Trumedic proves to be slightly better when it comes to auto-programs, especially in the lower-priced models. This generally means you’ll have a better chance of finding the best massage program for your needs.
The Symphony (Trumedic) and Maestro (Osaki) are great examples, as the former comes with 36 programs while the latter comes with 8.
However, it’s important to note that the same can’t be said about the Osaki OP Xrest and Coda.
While the former offers up to 16 programs, the latter doesn’t come with any programs. However, it makes up for this deficit with highly customizable massage intensity and speed to allow you to customize the massage session to your needs.
Osaki model prices are generally heftier than Trumedic. The vast range of Osaki massage chairs falls between $1,500-$15,000. On the other hand, Trumedic’s models fall within $3,000-$8,636.
Trumedic’s low-end products may be more expensive than Osaki; However, the majority of models are within the mid and upper-range categories which are significantly more affordable than Osaki.
For instance, Osaki’s most expensive model (OP 4D Xrest) comes with a hefty $15,000 while Trumedic’s Coda goes at $8,626. Going down the price range, one of Osaki’s best midrange models (the Maestro) is priced at $11,000 while Trumedic’s Symphony costs around $7,000.
Osaki proves a better option as far as warranty packages are concerned. Generally, Osaki products come with longer warranty periods compared to Trumedic.
In more specific terms, Osaki allows for a 3-year-long warranty period, which covers parts and structural defects while Trumedic’s products come with a rather modest 6-month period.
Comparison of Popular Massage Chair Models from Trumedic and Osaki Brands
|Coda||Symphony||Etude||OP-Ai Xrest 4D+||OS-Pro Maestro LE||OS-Pro 4D Encore|
|Roller Track Length||43 inches||53cm||50 inches||65 Inches||60 Inches||70 Inches|
|# of Airbags||40||21||24||46||32||26|
|# of Programs||No||36||9||16||8||9|
|Heat Therapy||Yes (Lower back)||Yes (Low back)||Yes (Low back)||Low back and Feet||Infrared Heat mechanism (Whole Back to thighs)||Low back and Calves|
|Remote Style||Touchscreen, Voice Control, Remote Controller.||Voice control, remote controller.||Remote controller.||Touchscreen, Armrest Controller||Touchscreen, Armrest controller.||Remote and Armrest controller|
Trumedic Or Osaki – Which is Best for You?
In the end, there isn’t really much competition between the two brands. Osaki is definitely better than Trumedic due to its dominance in the most critical aspects of massage chairs.
Osaki models generally provide better specs in terms of the range of massage types and techniques, airbag systems, adjustability, extra features and warranty packages.
I would go for the Osaki OP 4D Xrest as the first choice provided that my budget’s upper limit was $15,000. Though it proves significantly more expensive than its Trumedic competitor (Coda), the OP Xrest justifies its price tag with far more superior massage technology along with customizability and additional tech features.
However, if my budget was limited to $5000-$7000, the Symphony would be a great option ahead of Osaki’s Encore as it offers a lot more complimentary features for a chair within its price range.