Panasonic EP30007 Review
The Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA is a limited edition of the popular EP30006 massage chair, and boasts the same great features along with a sleeker, more stylish design. Featuring Shiatsu and quad-style massage with 8 manual settings and over 1000 massage combinations, the EP30007 is a customizable and adaptable massage chair with full-body features that should leave you feeling relaxed. It being a luxury model, you can expect to pay a higher price for the additions but you will understand where your money went when you try out your new chair for the first time.
Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA Features
The EP30007 has of features to love. Here are just a few features that we really thought might appeal to potential buyers. If you would like to learn more about all of the features you can also check out the ownerâ€™s manual.
The Junetsu massage technique
Junetsu theory is a Panasonic trademark that brings the thumb-roll massage techniques of ancient Japan to massage chair technology. Using the chairâ€™s control panel, you can actually target specific areas of your body â€“ great for when youâ€™ve got an injury or persistent ache and need some extra work on it. Pressure from the chair is definitely strong, but not so much that it becomes uncomfortable.
3D body scanning
The 3D roller technology can adjust to your height and shape, with space to store profiles for several users. This means the Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA can be used comfortably by other members of the household, and it also ensures that focused massage programs are delivering to the right areas. Despite the 3D adjustments, the arm and leg rests are fixed in place so shorter people might still have difficulty with this chair.
Your choice of massage program
There are eight programmed massage functions available: Junetsa Ultra Knead; Shiatsu; Knead; Stretch; Swedish; Tap; Grasp; Full and Regional Roll. These functions combine through five ready-made programs, or allow you to make your own through the self-program feature. Thatâ€™s potentially over 1100 different massage combinations! Take a little time to learn how the programming function works, as this will help you get a lot more out of your EP30007. The standard programs are effective, but they probably wonâ€™t focus on your own problem areas.
Automatic recline and intensity control
Make your chair your own by altering the seating position and massage intensity to suit you. The Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA is a high performance massage chair designed to deliver a deep massage, so some may find the pressure a little strong. However, you can update this in your chairâ€™s settings to relieve the intensity of the massage and make it more comfortable. You can also add to your comfort with the auto-recline feature, which allows the chair to lie back flat. One thing to note, though: reclining means you canâ€™t access those fixed arm and leg massagers, so youâ€™ll have to make do with the back and seat rollers.
- Variable massage features for customized programs
- Sleek and stylish design with wood finish
- 3D body scan personalizes your chair
- Quick massage feature for daily tension relief
- Limited edition model, so wonâ€™t be available for long
- High price tag against comparable chairs
- Heavy and bulky so wonâ€™t fit all rooms
Although this chair is definitely a luxury model, the price is much more affordable than comparable models like theÂ Panasonic EP-MA73. Despite the extra features that add to the Panasonic EP30007â€™s performance, the chair is also missing some notable things: for example, thereâ€™s no heat massage function in the backrest. You also donâ€™t get MP3 functionality or built-in lighting, which similar chairs like theÂ Osaki OS-3D Pro CyberÂ do have. That said, thereâ€™s very little lacking in the Panasonic EP30007 and it seems to have most bases well covered.
What customers think about the Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA
Users of the Panasonic EP30007 are mostly positive about their experiences, and although they note the lack of heat massage and other luxury features that generally come as standard, the chairâ€™s benefits are noted. Customers noted an improvement through regular massage and are very pleased with the look and style of the chair itself.
â€œBuy this chair if you value quality and want a chair that will provide years of faithful service. This will endure long after you have forgotten what you paid for the chair.â€ â€“Â Koos Smith
â€œThis chair does NOT have a heat option as some do, but that would be nice, coupled with this quality of massage.â€ â€“Â Just Honest
â€œI have used this product for almost a year and half. Itâ€™s multi-function selections work great; walnut wood and leather look elegant.â€ â€“Â Cat King
Specifications for the Panasonic EP30007
- Available in black and brown synthetic leather, with wood trim
- Weighs 216lbs
- Upright: L77â€ x W33â€ x H47â€
- Standard power input with AC connection
Ownerâ€™s manual for the Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA
We know itâ€™s important to get as much information as possible before making a big purchase. Thatâ€™s why we thought we would include the ownerâ€™s instruction manual for the EP30007 massage chair. You can check out the PDF which is split into two different parts.Â Part 1 of the Panasonic EP30007 ownerâ€™s manualÂ andÂ part 2 of the EP30007 ownerâ€™s manual.
Panasonic do offer a really good warranty with the Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA â€“ youâ€™re covered for five years from purchase. This includes three years for service and five years for parts, and is very comprehensive when compared with other manufacturersâ€™ warranties. Thereâ€™s also a 1000 hour usage cap on the guarantee which could potentially give you eleven years of great service.
Who the Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA is for
If you want a luxury massage chair that gives salon quality relaxation in your own home, the Panasonic EP30007 is a really good choice. Itâ€™s got many of the features you associate with high-end models such as variable roller massage, body scanning and height adjustment, but it comes in at a couple of grand less than chairs with similar capabilities. If price and function are important to you, you should consider the EP30007. Itâ€™s also a great upgrade or companion piece for owners of the EP30006, as it provides the same functionality but a new and improved design that will suit traditional and contemporary rooms alike.
Who this chair is NOT for
The height adjustment feature does make a difference, but if youâ€™re quite tall or short then youâ€™re still going to have difficulties with this chair. In particular, the fixed leg and arm rests could be a real problem for shorter people who might not be able to sit comfortably. If you are looking for a chairÂ without fixed arm and leg rests you might try the much cheaperÂ iJoy-2580.
For a luxury massage chair, the Panasonic EP30007 Real Pro ULTRA is a fantastic purchase with a sensible price. WhileÂ lacking in some features such as heat massage which chairs like theÂ Cozzia 16028Â have.Â The EP30007Â does give a really comprehensive massage and a very high level of customization.
The stylish design make this a chair that will look good in your home, and it makes a superb easy chair even when switched off.
Nicholas Porter provides honest and unbiased information about different massage chairs on the market to help people make an informed decision about which one is best for them. Nicholas has been a massage therapist for over 10 years and has tried out countless massage chairs in that time. He knows what to look for in a great chair and is passionate about helping others find the perfect one for their needs.