Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner Review of Panasonic EP1273KL

By: Steve Esquire

Let us take an in-depth look at the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair. We review its features, warranty and specifications. Panasonic is a Fortune 500 company with multiple product lines in the electronics industry. The EP 1273KL fits into the $2,000 to $3,000 price range or midrange level of massage chairs. We will explain some its advanced features and give our opinion of the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair.

Panasonic is a giant in the field of electronics and has been making massage chairs for quite some time. Panasonic has wide distribution of their massage chairs and can be found in many stores across the country. When seriously looking at massage chairs, it is important to find a reputable manufacturer. There are many choices of massage chairs on the market, but most unknown brands put a lot of risk on the buyer. Buyer beware! Panasonic is a Fortune 500 company and should be with us for quite some time.

Out of the box warranty coverage for the EP-1273KL massage chair is basic by industry standards. Of course for additional expense, you may and should purchase the extended warranty which will bring you up to other manufacturers standard coverage. Without the extended warranty, Panasonic covers has very basic coverage. The EP 1273 is covered with 1 year parts, 1 Year shipping, 1 year labor, and 1 year in-home technician service.

What about the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair? Let us start with the design and aesthetics. Panasonic makes this massage chair more appealing than some of their other models. It is not as ultra modern which gives it a broader appeal. It has silver accents on the front legs and on the tail of the back legs. The EP-1273KL comes with a plush detachable head pillows and an extra back pad. It is a comfortable chair to sit in.

The EP-1273 comes with 4 auto programs, 3 manual courses and 8 massage techniques. Most massages are timed 15 minutes for your enjoyment. The 4 auto programs have refresh, shiatsu, deep, and gentle. Manual courses cover your back allowing you to cover the whole, upper or lower back. The 8 massage functions consist of rolling, percussion, Hawaiian, kneading, tapping, Swedish, compression, and shiatsu massage therapy.

An air massage is included in the Panasonic EP-1273KL massage chair for the lower body. The lower body air compression massage targets the calves and feet. The foot rest can be operated automatically. It also has stretching functions which help to extend muscles of the lower body including knees, hips and lower back.

Overall, this Panasonic massage chair is a solid performer. Panasonic is able to include its Swede-Atsu massage system in this midrange price level. This provides 8 massage techniques where most only have 4 massage techniques. This massage chair has a more postmodern appearance, but reliable massage therapy. There is a built in lower body stretch which is another good function rolled down from higher cost models. The EP-1273KL massage chair provides an effective and relieving massage without relieving your wallet too much.

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