- 49" Roller System: The brand new Infinity Altera Massage Chair comes equipped with the latest technology in the massage chair industry. Its 49 inch L-Track boasts one of the longest quad roller tracks on the market. An L-Track follows the natural S-shaped curvature of the spine, massaging from the neck down to the lower lumbar, but then extends further, reaching the gluteal muscles and the top of the hamstrings with the roller system to provide an unparalleled buttocks and thigh massage
- Petite and Shorter Users Will Love Altera: Most massage chairs are catered to users who are of average or above average heights, but those who are between 4'9 to 5'4 or have a smaller frame often have difficulty finding a chair that sufficiently suits their body type. Those with a shorter stature or or have a smaller body have reported that the airbags don’t hit them in the right spots, or their feet don’t reach the bottom of the footrest. The Altera presents a solution for this audience. However, this is not to say that Altera is only for petite people! It will comfortably accommodate users from 4'9 to 6'2 by extending or retracting the foot ottoman to your desired length
- Zero Gravity: The popular NASA-inspired Zero Gravity recline position creates a completely relaxing, naturally comfortable massage position by placing the back, buttocks and legs at an angle similar to that of the "weightlessness" sensation astronauts feel in a space capsule. Zero Gravity increases comfort, helps muscles relax, releases stress, and forces your back to enjoy the strongest massage the Altera is capable of
- Heat Therapy: The Altera offers dual heating pads in the lower lumbar region. Research has found that heat therapy is effective in combating pain as it increases the flow of oxygen to the muscles and is instrumental in healing damaged muscle tissue. Heat in the Altera will warm and loosen your muscles for luxurious comfort and also allow for a deeper, more robust massage
- Speed Adjusted Foot Roller Massage: The Altera's all-encompassing foot roller massage invigorates the feet unlike any other chair. As the mechanical foot rollers spin, they target the acupoints and provide a Shiatsu-style massage to the soles of the feet. The Altera adds a new dimension of foot roller technology to the back of the foot mechanism by reaching the heels and arches of the feet. You can also control how slow or fast you want the foot mechanism to massage your feet, up to three settings, for maximum comfort and control
- Space Saving Recline: With the Altera's wall-hugging feature, you can place the chair within 3 inches of the nearest enclosure without worrying about it hitting the wall. Most massage chairs require at least 1-2 foot clearance so if you have limited space available, the Altera is a great choice
- 38 Airbags: The 38 airbags massage the areas of the body not covered by the ultra-long 49" track. That means that the shoulders, waist, arms/wrists, calves and feet are all massaged using air technology. The airbag strength can be altered up to 5 settings -- from weak to strong -- to customize the massage to your liking
- Bluetooth MP3 Technology: You no longer have to worry about putting music on a flash drive or connecting your smart phone/MP3 player to the auxiliary cord. Simply pair the Altera to your preferred electronic device via Bluetooth and your favorite playlist will stream from the built-in speaker system
- 6 Auto Programs: Six massage types with their own unique therapeutic benefits are automatically programmed on the Altera by default. Whether it's the popular full body stretch program Extension, or the other five programs (Working Relief, Sports Refresh, Rest & Sleep, Neck & Shoulder, and Waist & Spine), you'll love the versatility of each distinctive auto mode
- Manual Settings: The Altera has limitless manual customizable massage types and controls. You can adjust the airbag strength up to five settings, the foot roller strength up to three settings, the width of the rollers through three settings, the speed of the rollers up to six levels, change the angle of the foot ottoman and backrest independent of each other, and even pinpoint which specific area or region of the back you want the rollers to target
- Easy to Assemble: The Altera is by far the easiest Infinity massage chair to assemble. The chair comes in two pieces: the main body of the chair and the foot ottoman. Simply connect the foot ottoman to the body and you're ready to start your massage. Even a novice can assemble this chair in 10-15 minutes
Detailed Functions & Features:
Designed With Petite Users In Mind
One of the biggest challenges with most massage chairs is they don't accommodate petite and shorter users all that effectively. Those with smaller frames struggle finding a chair that reaches them in all the right spots. In other chairs, the airbag massage is often lacking in the shoulder and waist region, preventing people with smaller frames from enjoying the chair to its full potential.
For users in the 4'9-5'3 height range, some people have also reported that their feet don't reaching the bottom of the foot rest, which averts them from enjoying the foot massage. The Altera was engineered specifically with those setbacks in mind.
The Altera is not made only for petite people, however. The foot ottoman can extend and retract when sitting on the chair, comfortably accommodating users from 4'9 to 6'2.
49" L-Track Technology
The Altera boasts a powerful 49 inch quad roller track. The rollers in the backrest of the chair provides a seamless deep tissue massage that ranges from the neck, the back and all the way down the gluteal muscles and the top of the hamstrings. The high-quality quad roller massagers will make you feel as though a professional therapist is giving you a massage from the comfort of your own home.
Zero Gravity Recline
The Infinity Altera offers two Zero Gravity recline options to select from, with the second stage being more severe relative to the base than the first. Zero Gravity was perfected by NASA as a way to minimize stress on the astraunts' body when they were launched in space. The Altera has a similar "weightless" feel. The position reclines your back and raises your legs so that your heart is even with the body's core (or well above your heart during the second stage). During this rejuvenating recline position, excessive pressure exerted on the spine is alleviated, increasing comfort and releasing stress.
Space Saving Technology
The Altera's "Zero Wall" technology allows you to place the chair within 3 inches of the nearest wall, saving you anywhere from 1-2 feet required by many other chairs. Instead of reclining backwards, the chair will simply slide forward slightly on a metal track during your selected massage program. If you have limited space available, this is a convenient feature to have.
Much of the body's tension, stress and fatigue is stored in the feet and the Altera was engineered to be an all-encompassing, powerful foot massage unlike any massage chair on the market. On the bottom of the Altera's foot ottoman are spinning rollers in each foot unit that provide a Shiatsu-style massage to the soles of the feet.
The Altera has also introduced a unique heel rubber behind the traditional sole roller which targets the heel and arch of the feet. Most massage chairs simply have spinning foot rollers at the bottoms of the foot ottoman but come short of massaging the back of the feet. The rubber piece included in the back of the foot mechanism introduces a new dimension to foot roller technology.
While the sole rollers and heel rubber work the bottoms of the feet, the airbags will engulf the sides of the feet, forcing your feet to get into closer contact with the rollers.
The foot roller and heel rubber also have three speed options for optimal versatility: for a slower speed function choose the low mode; for a moderate speed massage, choose the medium mode; and for the fastest speed, choose the high mode.
38 Air Compression Bags
The Altera comes equipped with the latest in air compression technology. It features 38 airbags that span from the shoulders all the way down to the sides of the feet. The airbags are located on the outer shoulders, inside the seat, waist, lower lumbar, calves, feet, and it has pockets where you can place your arms to receive an invigorating arm and wrist massage.
The airbags are deployed throughout the Altera's 6 automatic programs to stretch out the body, improve circulation, and aid in spinal correction. The airbag strength can be customized up to five settings -- from weak to strong -- allowing you to select the perfect air massage pressure.
In most massage chairs, the airbags often poorly target the critical areas of petite users, but this has been corrected with the Altera. The airbags have been re-positioned so they're able to provide a better massage for users with smaller frames.
6 Automatic Modes
Indulge in the Altera's six (6) pre-set automatic programs which provide a collection of therapeutic relaxation and recovery programs that specialize in distinctive massage techniques, target areas, and strengths. The programs include Extension, Working Relief, Sports Refresh, Rest & Sleep, Neck & Shoulder, and Waist & Spine.
- Extension: The Extension program utilizes Thai massage techniques. The strong kneading and stretching of the body effectively stretches the legs, waist and more. It's an optimal program to relax tired muscles and increase physical vigor
- Working Relief: Working Relief is an exclusive massage program designed for desk workers. People who spend long periods of time sitting at a desk or traveling will find this massage program can ease muscle tension and refresh the entire body
- Sports Refresh: This program is designed to relieve muscles after sports activities and/or exercise. It eases and relaxes muscles after intense exercise and promotes the body's circulation system to help speed up muscle recovery
- Rest & Sleep: This gentle program is ideal for lunch breaks and improving sleep. This mild massage starts with powerful kneading that gradually becomes lighter, eventually using a barely-there feeling to help soothe a tired body
- Neck & Shoulders: This massage relieves neck and back pain symptoms. This program will spend 80% of the massage time focusing on the shoulders and neck. The S-shaped backrest allows the massage rollers to completely touch the shoulders and neck, thus relieving fatigue and stiffness in those areas
- Waist & Spine: This massage is designed to relieve the symptoms of lumbar spine pain. 80% of the massage time will focus on the lumbar spine and the rollers will conduct a specific area massage to relieve the sense of tension
The Altera includes built-in dual heating pads located in the lower lumbar area to gently soothe tight muscles, aid in relieving pain, and force your back to press against the backrest of the chair to enjoy a deeper tissue roller massage.
The Altera's airbags in the hip and shoulder regions work in concert with the 49 inch L-roller track in a synchronized way to twist your lower back and hips. This results in the loosening of muscles, promotes spinal correction and can even correct your posture.
Bluetooth MP3 Support
The Altera utilizes Bluetooth technology to remotely connect you smart phone or MP3 player to the speaker system that's mounted in the chair's headrest. Simply press the "Bluetooth" button on the remote control to turn on the Bluetooth feature and pair it with your favorite electronic device.
Via the manual mode, you can even have massage rollers synchronize to the beat of your favorite playlist using the Music Synchronization mode when your device to connected to the Altera.
Customizing and creating a unique and personal massage couldn't be easier.
Via the Altera's remote control, you can choose your preferred massage roller technique (Shiatsu, Rubbing, Tapping, Knocking, Kneading, Rhythm, or Music Synchronization); pinpoint the general or specific area you want the rollers to focus on (choose from the whole back, a region of the back, or a specific area of the back); choose how close or far apart you want the quad back rollers to be relative to each other (wide, medium, or narrow); adjust the airbag strength up to five settings; adjust the speed of the foot (three settings) and back rollers (six settings) independently of each other; and much more.
Easy to Use Remote Control
Getting a therapeutic massage is simple with the Altera's user-friendly remote control. The sheer amount of options the Altera offers at your fingertips may be overwhelming at first but you'll get accustomed to the options available to you quickly thanks to the convenient LCD screen at the top of the remote that indicates what programs and customizations are happening at all times.
The Altera Stands the Test of Time
When you invest in a massage chair, we know you’re investing in the comfort and longevity that it will provide. The Altera provides unparalleled wear resistance and is highly protected against corrosion – we’ve even tested it in a potent dose of sodium hydroxide for 72 hours. The material of your chair is easy to clean, protected against extreme temperatures and features a very breathable material for simple care and maintenance.
I got this chair as a gift. I have had it for about 6 weeks now. I feel that the “L” track is a bit rough and it really bruised my back the first few times I used it. I have had to place a pretty thick towel between me an the rollers to make that portion of the massage more enjoyable. Overall, I really enjoy my new chair and look forward to sitting in it after a long day at work.