SOURCE: Panasonic


September 15, 2010 09:00 ET

Panasonic EP-MS40 Massage Sofa Chair Earns Prestigious Best Buy Rating From Consumers Digest

Unique Sofa Chair Design Delivers Stylish and Sleek Look Without Sacrificing Performance

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - The Panasonic EP-MS40 Massage Sofa Chair has earned a prestigious Best Buy rating from Consumers Digest magazine in the personal-therapy products category. In the article "Good Vibrations: Today's Best Massage-Therapy Products," which appears in the September-October 2010 issue, the Massage Sofa Chair received the magazine's "Midrange Selection" massage chair Best Buy rating for its features and trim appearance at an SRP of $2499.99.

"The EP-MS40 has a combination of features that are unmatched for the price: a fold-out ottoman, which tucks seamlessly under the seat, washable upholstery, and removable cushions," the editors wrote. The article also praised the slim massage block mechanism that allows the chair to maintain its trim appearance. 

"We are honored to be recognized with a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating for the Massage Sofa Chair," said Walter Taffarello, Group Marketing Manager, Wellness Group, Panasonic Home & Health Company. "We're committed to delivering the health benefits of daily massage, including better sleep and improved circulation and energy, affordably and in a stylish package that complements any home décor."

Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the sofa chair delivers a balanced, full body massage without the user reclining and automatically adjusts to the height of the user. The sophisticated massage-head mechanism accurately simulates kneading with the palm of the hand (Swedish massage), soft shiatsu with the thumbs, and gentle tapping with the fist. In addition, the retractable Air Ottoman feature delivers a complete, contoured lower body massage of the shin and calf muscles as well as the feet.

The Panasonic Massage Sofa Chair is available from authorized dealers nationwide in two contemporary color options: avocado green and latte.

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

Contact Information