The Panasonic Real Pro Zero Gravity EP-MA58 Massage Chair
The Panasonic Real Pro Zero Gravity Massage Chair, provides ultimate comfort for the body and mind.
Experience ultimate comfort for the body and mind :
The massage lounger’s massage promotes relaxation according to the stress level. The Panasonic Real Pro Zero Gravity massage lounger offers treatment of both the mental and physical aspects through the stiffness sensor and stress sensor working together. The therapy has been designed based on a “stiffness feeling” as physical fatigue, and now the stress sensor, senses the degree of “stress” i.e. mental fatigue.
How the most advanced sensor technology can enhance massage :
Human beings can suffer from both physical and mental fatigue. The therapy has been designed based on a “stiffness feeling” as physical fatigue, and now the stress sensor, senses the degree of “stress” i.e. mental fatigue. The massage lounger’ s massage promotes relaxation according to the stress level. The EP-MA58 massage lounger offers treatment of both the mental and physical aspects through the stiffness sensor and stress sensor working together. Panasonic massage loungers are closer to the techniques of a professional masseur than ever before.
Stress Sensor :
Selecting the Full Auto Course and inputting your age will measure your pulse fluctuations (R-R intervals as seen in an electrocardiogram) and determine the degree of stress. Research Center for Sports and Healthcare Technology of Ritsumeikan University and Panasonic Electric Co., Ltd. have conducted cooperative research on electrocardiographic measurement and applied technology.
Stiffness Sensor :
This sensor detects the amount of stiffness you’re feeling in your body by sensing physiological response variations. It then automatically adjusts to provide the best massage for your body in the same way a professional senses your stiffness with the fingertips.
How to measure stress :
Grip the stress sensor with both hands to measure your pulse fluctuations of R-R intervals as seen in an electrocardiogram and determine the degree of stress. The fluctuations of R-R intervals are called CVRR (Coefficient of Variation of R-R Intervals). The higher this value is, the more relaxed you are. The lower it is, the more stress you are experiencing. The CVRR index differs according to age, so input your age for greater accuracy. Panasonic bases measurements and verification of CVRR of our massage loungers on testing conducted by the Department of Kansei Design of Hiroshima International University.
Course selection of Full Auto :
If the double-function sensor finds your stress level high, a gentle massage that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system is provided. If stiffness is high, you receive a massage that stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. So each time you enjoy the ideal massage for your condition, refreshing both body and mind.
Best position 1 - Relaxation through a Neutral Body Posture :
The seat angle adjusts upward 30 degrees to approximate the Neutral Body Posture, spreading the load of the body optimally and achieving a comfortable sitting position. This prevents the body’s load from being applied too much to one area, thus allowing the user to relax in a natural posture. The lower-back area fits snugly for a feeling of being absorbed into the chair, providing the ideal conditions for the user to receive a thorough kneading massage.
New shoulder grasping & kneading :
Significantly improving the performance of a conventional massage robot, the advanced mechanism featuring 35mm (1 3/8“) “massage roller with joints” —the largest in its class— projects forward approximately 145mm (5 3/4“). The “thumb-type massage roller” operates like the fingers of a professional masseur grasping the shoulders, and kneads to relieve stiffness. Professional hand techniques are accurately emulated to give the user a comfortable massage. The wider massage heads allow the massage heads to come in contact with the body of the user over a wider area than conventional units and provide a rolling massage like the fingers of a masseur.
Trapezius muscle grasping & kneading :
Shoulder stiffness is usually attributed to poor blood flow within the trapezius muscles. This represents the movement of grasping and kneading these muscles.
“Neutral Body Posture” :
Is the optimal relaxed posture naturally assumed by a person in the zero-gravity conditions of outer space. This posture has been adopted by many other applications since being introduced by the aerospace industry.
Best position 2 - The Ideal Position for Air Massage :
Lifts the legs and feet to be parallel with the floor for a posture suitable for leg/foot massages. Shiatsu nodes effectively stimulate for a fully relaxed feeling while a gentle air massage is applied to the back. * Automatically starts massaging in Comfort Air Course.
Ankle grip massage :
The location of the built-in airbags is extended to the heel, to grip a wide range from the ankles to the heel and provide a massage similar to how the palm of a hand loosens stiffness.
Undulating Sole Shiatsu :
Each foot is securely cradled by airbags that inflate and deflate to mimic the alternating compression technique of a live massage.
Sole airbags & calf massage :
Shiatsu nodes provide a deep massage to the soles and calves. Side airbags inflate to further stimulate calves.
Sole heater :
The sole section incorporates a built-in heating function that warms the soles to allow the user to enjoy a more comfortable massage.
Lower back & thigh airbags :
With your lower back in exactly the right position, the air bags expand and provide a comfortable massage. Your buttocks are also massaged to thoroughly relieve fatigue.
Best position 3 - The Ideal Position for Effective Stretching :
Raising the legs transfers the load from the feet to the lower back, which promotes a posture suitable for stretching. The rolling massage on the back and angle changes of the legs provide effective stretching. * Stretch Course massage will be selected automatically.
Stretch Mode :
The airbags hold legs and feet, and the footrest automatically adjusts upward and downward, effectively stretching entire legs. Also, the back muscles are stretched for a full body experience.
Newly-designed leg sliding mechanism :
Expands the sliding depth to 210mm (8 1/4”). Sliding the leg section up and down adjusts the unit to the best possible position to fully massage the legs right to the soles of the feet, according to the user’s body shape and leg length. In addition, a new mechanism that changes the calf unit position with the sliding movement is employed. Even if the leg unit is fully extended, it will be positioned at the proper height to fit the calves. This massage lounger provides satisfactory massage through the soles to the calves according to various users’ heights.
Zero-Gravity Position :
In the Zero Gravity position, the chair maintains support to the back while the seat adjusts to the optimum 30° angle and footrest elevates the legs. This position is most beneficial, as it relieves stress on the back and allows oxygen and blood to flow more freely throughout the body.
Once in the Zero Gravity position, exclusive GK Rollers emulate the “grasping and kneading” of a live massage. The thumb-shaped jointed rollers reach out up to 6 inches to comfortably squeeze the neck and tops of the shoulders. The massage continues down the back by stroking and tapping to the tailbone. The legs and feet are treated to an exclusive multi-point Shiatsu massage via airbags that deliver deep and penetrating relief.
Whole Body Sensor Automatic Courses :
Full Auto Course : Fully automatic massage based on the degrees of stress and stiffness.
Stiffness Course : Uses mainly realistic Shiatsu, pressing slowly and deeply to relieve stiff muscles.
Recovery Course : Uses mainly tapping and kneading to relieve muscle fatigue.
Relax Course : Uses mainly kneading and light tapping to gently stimulate body.
Quick Course : Short massage to promote blood circulation (Reduced time course).