Brookstone Recover 3D Zero Gravity Massage Chair Review

brookstone recover 3d zero gravity massage chair

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The problem with massage chairs is their size. They tend to take too much space, more so when they recline such as in the case of zero gravity massage chairs.

Brookstone, which I personally consider as one of the best brands selling all kinds of massagers, came up with a solution. It followed the trend of designing massage chairs with a space-saving mechanism called Zero Wall technology.

The result is the Brook Recover 3D Zero Gravity Massage Chair, which is basically an upgraded version of the Brookstone massage chair I reviewed previously.

So, what makes this new and improved massage chair different from other products competing for consumers’ attention? Read this in-depth review and you be the judge.

Download Brookstone Recover 3D Zero Gravity Massage Chair Owner’s Manual

Who is it for?

As its name suggests, the Brookstone Recover 3D Massage Chair is designed for people who want to recover from muscle aches and daily stresses of life. These include athletic people who always need post-workout relief from muscle fatigue.

Since this massage chair also offers heat and massage to the lower extremities, people who are always on their feet–such as nurses, teachers, bank tellers, construction workers, just to name a few–will definitely enjoy sitting in this high-end furniture.

If you want a Brookstone massage chair but the features of the Renew or any other chair models from the same company don’t appeal to you, this one probably would.

Aside from its space-saving technology, the Recover 3D Zero Gravity Massage Chair also comes with a backlit remote control as well as multiple airbags and auto-massage programs that are more than any other Brookstone massage chair can offer.

As with other massage chairs, however, there are some instances when  it’s wiser to consult with the doctor instead of resorting to “alternative” therapy methods like the use of this massage chair. Please go to this link for a complete list of massage chair contraindications.



*3D massage which means the rollers move in all directions (front to back, side to side and up and down), ensuring all the knots are loosened up and the blood flow replenished.

*14 auto-massage programs which last 15-20 minutes and either target specific areas or provide full body relaxation. Programs include Energy, Flex, Posture, Soothe, Lower Body, Morning, Back Relief, Night, Extend, Stress Relief, Neck & Shoulder, Body Stretch, All Air and Full Body.

*Quick Session which can be activated if you want instant full body massage that lasts for 6 minutes.

*Automatic detection system scans the whole body, determines the user’s height and makes proper adjustments to ensure the massage will hit the right spots.

*6 manual massage techniques allow you to pick the right style that suits your needs. Each technique can be adjusted in terms of speed, intensity, body zone and roller width. Choose from Tapping, Kneading, Clapping, Rolling, Thai and Shiatsu.

*Shiatsu massage nodes deliver deep-kneading massage on the calves and both sides of the hip/calves. There are twin massage rollers that work on the back and mimic the action of a therapist’s thumbs.

*Dynamic Squeeze™ air massage uses a total of 50 air cells to gently squeeze and improve circulation on the feet, arms, palms, back and seat. You can also customize the air compression massage by choosing one localized spot or a combination of areas.

*One-touch Zero Gravity recline feature allows you to elevate the legs over the heart at a single click of a button. This position lifts the pressure off the spine and spreads it evenly throughout the body, making way for a deeper, more effective massage.

*L-track offers deep, uninterrupted massage for the back. The rollers go from the neck all the way down to the buttocks, an area most people complain about.

*Optional heat not just for the back but also for the legs and feet.

*Zero Wall technology allows the chair to fully recline even if you place it 2 inches from the wall. This mechanism enables the body chair to move forward as it reclines without the need to move the base. A great feature for those who have limited space in their home or office.

*Easy-to-use remote control with backlit LCD display.

Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs  |  Product Dimensions Upright: 33.5”w x 61″l x 49.2″h; Reclined: 33.5”w x 71″l x 41.3″h  |  Weight: 307 lbs

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The Good.

⊕Comes with a limited 2-year product warranty that covers in-home service/labor and parts.

⊕Has more features than other more expensive massage chairs. Among its features that truly stand out are the impressive number of auto-massage programs to choose from, air bags, the space-saving Zero Wall technology, and the built-in heat that covers the back as well as legs and feet.

⊕Remote control has very intuitive options and a backlit LCD display which make it easy to use even in darker rooms.

⊕ Shoulder width can be adjusted to accommodate users with broader shoulders.

The Bad.

⊗A bit noisy at times due to the actions of the air bags and the zero gravity recline feature.

⊗There’s no “Spot” massage option similar to that of Cozzia 16028 which enables the user to choose a specific spot in the body to be massaged. This feature holds the massage and let it work on the exact spot chosen, excluding the zones surrounding it.

⊗Unlike the Luraco massage chair, this one is not capable of “memorizing” or saving the user’s preferred massage settings.

The Bottom Line.

Brookstone did it again. With very comprehensive features that can meet even the meticulous buyer’s expectations, the Brookstone Recover 3D Zero Gravity Massage Chair is definitely worth including in the manufacturer’s track record of success.

Not only does it offer great custom 3D massage, it also helps those with small spaces the power to own a fantastic massage chair, thanks to its Zero Wall technology. Although the overall design looks space-ship-ish to me, everything else that this massage chair has to offer can be described in two words: pure perfection.

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