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March 06, 2011 09:30 ET

Panasonic Combines Design and Relaxation With Its New State-of-the-Art Luxury Massage Chair

Real Pro Ultra Massage Chair Delivers the Warmth of Hot Stone Therapy

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - March 6, 2011) - Panasonic, a leader in advanced massage chair technology for more than 40 years, announces the debut of the Real Pro Ultra massage chair that features heated rollers which replicate professional hot stone therapy. 

The heated rollers of the Panasonic EP-MA70 Real Pro Ultra luxury massage chair can reach up to 108°F, simulating the warm hands of a professional masseuse while loosening stiff, sore muscles; relieving tension; and stimulating increased blood flow. The powerful hand-like rollers are situated inside thicker padding than previous models for maximum comfort. Through advanced pressure sensor technology, the massage chair automatically maps and adjusts to each person's height, spinal curvature, and other physical attributes before delivering a warm, relaxing, customized full-body massage.

"By using soft warmth to relax tense muscles, Panasonic comes even closer to replicating the benefits of professional massage in the comfort of your own home," says Walter Taffarello, Group Marketing Manager, Wellness Division, Panasonic Home & Health Company. "Additionally, the elegant design of our new luxury massage chairs complements any home décor. It's the ultimate combination of relaxation, functionality, and attractive aesthetic."

With just a few quick adjustments to the ultra-soft headrest pad and arm rests, the massage chair quickly converts into a stylish, comfortable armchair. The ottoman may be hidden by rotating it out of sight.

To target specific areas of the body with precision accuracy, the chair features a state-of-the-art air cushion system that combines with automated stretching and movement adjustments. These include:

  • Hand and Arm Massage: kneads from above and below, relaxing the hand and arm to relieve tension. Movable armrests adjust automatically when user reclines.
  • Hip and Thigh Massage: improved airbags around the waist and thighs relax and gently raise the trunk and lower back to replicate the manipulation of a massage therapist.
  • Calf and Foot Massage: ottoman stretches to accommodate taller users while air cushions provide a soothing leg and foot massage.
  • Shoulder Massage: gently stimulates the lymphatic system to help cleanse the body.

The Real Pro Ultra luxury massage chair also offers a range of advanced massage modes, including six pre-set and manual programs:

  • Pre-set: Refresh, Deep, Shiatsu, Hip, Neck/Shoulder, and Lower Back
  • Manual: Ultra Kneading, Shiatsu, Kneading, Swedish, Rolling, and Tapping

This luxury massage chair will be available in April at authorized dealers at a suggested retail price of $7,999.99. Available in two colors: onyx black and ice white. 

The Real Pro Ultra luxury massage chair is being showcased at the Panasonic Booth #L12105 at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show, March 6 - 8, 2011 at McCormick Place, Chicago.

For more information about Panasonic's entire line of massage chairs, please visit

About Panasonic Home & Health Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Home & Health Company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic Home & Health Company is dedicated to helping consumers live well-balanced and healthy lives with a product portfolio ranging from microwaves, massage chairs, men's and women's shavers, blood pressure monitors, ventilation fans, vacuums and more. Information about Panasonic products is available at Additional company information for journalists is available at

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