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Panasonic EP-MA73 review

Called the “Real Pro,” the EP-MA73 by Panasonic is a high-end massage chair that offers the utmost in massage technology. You have heating technology warming up the roller heads as they massage your back, and heat on the soles of your feet for a relaxing, muscle repairing massage.

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If you have tension and tightness, you won’t have it anymore.

Plus, there is a 3D ultra-kneading function and a new neck line stretching function for true comfort. It’s an amazing chair, and my review of the EP-MA73 left me a big pile of relaxed mush at the end.

Panasonic EP-MA73 Features

  • 3D ultra-kneading technology
  • Heated roller heads and soles
  • Sole massage
  • Neck line stretching
  • Quadruple stretch feature
  • Hand / arm massager
  • Thigh / foot massager
  • Back massage
  • Neck and shoulder massage
  • 8 total motors
  • 31” roller stroke
  • 33 airbags
  • Timer settings
  • Synthetic leather

My Panasonic EP-MA73 Review

Relax into zero gravity as the EP-MA73’s internal sensors determine where your body’s vital points as located. This allows the rollers and airbags to readjust and massage the exact areas of the body just like a massage therapist would do.

The rollers work to stretch the muscles and improve circulation, allowing tired and tight muscles to relax and heal in the process.

All of this is controlled through the included remote.

Just as you would expect from hot stone therapy, the chair’s rollers will heat up before applying pressure for the massage to relax and loosen the muscles. The heat will allow for a deep tissue massage that relaxes and lengthens the muscle.

Using UltraKnead technology, the EP-MA73 utilizes Junetsu techniques to provide a restorative, relaxing massage at all times.

Advanced massage settings allow you to choose between six pre-set and manual massage modes, including:

  • Refresh: Done with tapping.
  • Deep: Perfect for soothing and loosening.
  • Shiatsu: A strong, deep tissue massage.
  • Hip: Meant to work the pelvis and torso.
  • Neck/Shoulder: A stimulating, soothing massage for the neck and shoulders.
  • Lower Back: The perfect choice after a long day at the office.
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The chair will also warm and massage your feet. Following the best reflexology practices, you’ll be able to have your calves, arms, shoulders, palms and legs massaged. There is a leg stretch system, which will help stretch your hips, lower back and thighs in increments for the utmost comfort and stretching capacity.

You can control the intensity, set a 5 or 15 minute timer for your massage, and even adjust the speed of the massage for those on-the-go moments where you just need a massage.


  • Heating technology melts away stress and tension.
  • 3D body scanning allows for precise massage accuracy.
  • Several massage modes and custom settings.
  • Speed and intensity settings available.


  • Very pricey.

I will be the first to admit that even before I started my review of the Panasonic EP-MA73, I thought this chair was a little pricey. And, if you’re not willing to plunk down this much money on a massage chair, there are several other options available.

But, none offer the same heating and full-body massage intensity that the EP-MA73 offers.

Not only does this chair provide a massage for your back and neck, it covers everything from your hands to the soles of your feet, which is very nice after a long day’s work. If you visit the massage parlor often, I couldn’t recommend this chair enough – it’s great – and will pay for itself in no time.

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