Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair Review

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A brief overview of the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair

One of the few massage chairs made in the USA is the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair. It is made in Arlington, Texas and provides you with the most premium massage quality and most cutting-edge features. The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition builds upon the base Luraco i9 Max and has the following additional key features:  Doubled 3D Engines with patented Butterfly Technology for a deeper massage experience to the full back, neck and shoulders at the same time; Software Customization; Customized Leather Name Tag, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Monitor, Wireless Charging and Emergency Battery Backup.

This Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair includes seven patents and all the amazing features of the i9 Max as well as a few very important characteristics. The double 3D Butterfly Engines, in particular, will give you two sets of rollers to experience, one in the back glute area and the other in the neck and shoulder area, giving you an unparalleled sensation and fantastic stretch. Also, you'll appreciate the Split SL track, Butterfly 3D Robotic Arms, Hand Rollers, and Easy Entrance Sliding arms, which are excellent for wheelchair users, and the Powered Armrest Actuator for hand stretching. One of the most adaptable and technologically advanced chairs available, the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition can support users up to 300 pounds and between 4'7" and 6'10".

To assist you in determining whether the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair is the best option for your needs, we'll examine its features in more detail in this review. Of course, we will also go in-depth into its pros and cons, the most frequently asked questions, as well as the customers’ reviews. Let’s start!

Main Distinguishing Features

The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair boasts an impressive list of patented features, making it a standout among electric massage chairs. Here are some of its main distinguishing features:

Dual 3D Engines w/ Butterfly Technology (Patented)

More massaging area is covered by the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition medical massage chair thanks to its two sets of 3D Butterfly rollers. The dual-style roller located in the top body is ideal for massaging the neck and shoulders while the second "Butterfly" massage roller is a quad style covering the middle back and glute region, The massage you get from using both rollers at once is incredible.

60" Split L-Track (Patented)

In the past, massage chairs were made with either an “L-Track” or an “S-Track” (both have good features but both tracks also have limitations). The SPLIT L-TRACK takes all the benefits of an L-Track chair while also delivering a premium “stretch” massage that is found in S-Track chairs. It is a true engineering breakthrough that shows the power of American Engineering!

Easy Side Entry (Patented)

The armrest slides back making it easier for getting in and out of the chair. This feature is “patent allowed” and lets the elderly or people with physical challenges have a way to safely sit down while also taking up less space than last year’s side-swinging arms.

Hand Stretching by Powered Armrest Actuator (Patent Pending)

The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition is the only powered armrest that stretches your hands. People who do a lot of detailed work with their hands would benefit greatly from the armrest actuator.

Zero Gravity

Zero gravity is an important addition to any massage chair, especially one of this caliber. The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition is a zero gravity massage chair that offers you the benefits of this position at the simple push of a button. As you recline back, your legs will be raised above your heart so that gravity's influence is reduced on your spine and joints which allow them to decompress and relax the surrounding muscles as well. This relaxation can create a sort of weightless feeling in some people. In addition to your joints relaxing, the majority of your body weight is focused on the backrest which improves the intensity of your back massage significantly. If it becomes too intense you can easily change your preferences with the remote.

Advanced Body Scan Technology

Thanks to a new super high-speed Gigahertz microprocessor, the body scan is fast and accurate. When you first turn on the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair, the chair will perform a scan of your body to tailor the massage to your body type. The scan allows for a consistent massage and makes sure to hit all the right points.

Triple Layer Foot/Calf/Arm Massage with Rollers (Patented)

The Luraco iRobotics i9 Massage chair has an exclusive triple layer foot and calf massage system with integrated rollers. The dual rollers deliver a vigorous reflexology massage to the feet while the airbags serve to compress and stabilize the feet and calves. In the calf area, there is a very unique trigger-point ball roller specifically targeting the release of tight calves and Achilles tendons.  There are also 4 sections of arm rollers for a therapeutic hand and forearm massage (patent pending).  

Improved Air Compression System

The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Medical Massage Chair has an all-new airbag design with patented noise reduction technology for a full-body compression massage experience with 100 airbags. Located in the armrest are triple and separate airbags that focus on the arms and forearms. In the shoulders are double and individual airbags that keep you in place to help with stretching. In addition, new “bun hugging” airbags help with thigh compression, lower back twisting, waist massage, and improved stretching. Finally, more airbags are in the calves and feet.

Touchscreen-Remote ( 2 Patents )

The touch screen keypad of the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Medical Massage Chair has been dramatically improved. The patented controller is very user-friendly and is as easy as using a smartphone. You can also set a pin to lock the massage chair when not in use.

Memory (5)

With all the options to make the i9 a perfect fit, Luraco realized that in many homes there will be multiple people who will be using it. The i9 allows for up to 5 Different User’s to save their favorite chair settings! Imagine that, it’s like having 5 chairs in one!

Limitless Customizable Manual Programs w/ Pause and Resume Button

Manual Programs allow you to customize a massage for a specific part of your body. On the screen, choose which body part, or parts, you would like to have massaged to activate the chair. Spot mode pinpoints the rollers for a targeted massage where you need it the most. You also have control over multiple kneading and tapping settings to tailor the massage to your needs. Once your massage has concluded, you can save it to recall later. It also includes a Pause and Resume button so the user can simply press the button to stop the massage whenever they need to.

Extended Heat Therapy (Hands, Lower Back and Feet)

The heat helps to loosen the muscle fibers and connective tissues for a better massage experience while warming your core to help with circulation. The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition offers heat therapy in the hands, lower back, and feet with five levels of heat intensity.

Human Voice Response

The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Medical Massage Chair can respond in either English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. In addition, you have the ability the adjust the volume or even turn it off.

Full Premium Leather

The Luraco i9 Massage Chair is made of luxury-level car-quality full leather making it the only chair available today fully made of leather. I've personally touched all of the swatches and they're buttery soft and a noticeable upgrade.

Customized Remote Screen

The interface mimics a smartphone's touchscreen controls. The extensive set of features can be quickly and easily accessed thanks to the consistent layout.

Personalized Leather Name Tag

For a truly unique experience, try out the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition. You will receive both a genuine leather name tag and a software customization package with your name prominently displayed.

Back-up Emergency Power

In the event of a power outage, the massage chair's patented backup battery can be used to return it to its upright position, making it much simpler to get out of the house.

Built-in Wireless Cell Phone Charging

Get a massage while your phone is charging. The 2022 Qi Technology wireless charger is included in the limited edition i9.

Luraco Blood Pressure Monitor

An additional health monitoring device is supported by the i9 Max Special Edition. Your heart rate and blood pressure are recorded by the device.


Luraco is the first massage chair manufacturer to be completely designed, engineered and assembled in the United States with customer service based in the U.S.  Research & Development in U.S.A, Structural Hardware & Leather are made in Taiwan, Electronic Hardware made in U.S.A, Software made in U.S.A, Final Assembly in U.S.A

Pros & Cons

Like any product, the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair has its pros and cons. Here's a breakdown of what works and what doesn't:


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Double 3D Butterfly Engines.

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Battery backup.

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Luraco blood pressure monitor included.

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Patented and unique features, including Easy Side Entry, and Triple Layer Foot/Calf/Arm Massage with Rollers.

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Memory Function (5).

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Hand Stretching by Powered Armrest Actuator ensures a customized massage experience.

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Patented smart touch-screen and Voice Control make operating the chair easy and intuitive.

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Adjustable Heat — extending from Hands, Lower Back, and Feet.

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Languages — English, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, French, and Spanish.

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Full-grain, premium leather upholstery adds durability and luxury.

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Solid 10-Year warranty for the leather.

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Made in the USA.

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US-based warranty and customer service.

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Built-in wireless cell phone charging.

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Customized name with your name (leather tag and remote).

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Customized Software.

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Same as the Luraco i9 Max otherwise.


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No space-saver design.

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Large and bulky — difficult to move around.

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No touchscreen tablet remote.

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Design may be a bit bulky for some to consider ‘modern.’

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're considering purchasing this luxurious massage chair, your curiosity might be at its peak. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair:

Q: What are the height and weight requirements?

A: The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair is designed for people who are between 4'7" to 6'10" and weigh up to 300 pounds.  Also, the Luraco has a 22” seat width.

Q: What are the doorway requirements?

A: The minimum doorway width is 28”.

Q: What kind of warranty does this come with?

A: The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair includes a warranty with 3 Years In-Home Service, 5 Years of Parts, and 10 Years on the Leather. You can extend your warranty up to 5 years which will include In-Home Service for 5 years which will cost an additional $695.  There is also a Commercial Warranty available which will cover the first 6 months with parts + labor + structural framework; year 1 for parts and structural and year 2 for structural.

Q: What is the assembly like?

A: The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair requires some assembly, but it comes with a clear instruction manual and all the necessary tools. Do you need a visual guide? You can watch this video installation guide. The set-up can be completed fast if you are skilled at putting furniture together. You’ll first unbox the chair and begin by taking out the main body.  Next, you will attach the side panels. It’s helpful to have 2 people for this part of the job. One person can connect the air and electricity while the other holds the panel in place for the attachments and bolting. The footrest must be attached once the side panels are put in place. This requires connecting the air hose and power, which needs a standard male/female connection and a cotter pin. Lastly, breaking down and recycling the boxes after your installation will be the most challenging part.

Q: Can I customize the intensity of the massage?

A: Yes, Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair allows you to customize the intensity of the massage based on your preferences. You can pick among the 9 auto programs, 7 various massage techniques, 8 air intensity settings and save 5 user memory profiles.

Q: How far can the chair sit from the wall?

A: The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair has no space-saving design. 

Verified Testimonials

The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair has received high praise from customers.

The chair's advanced features, customization options, and top-notch massage functions have made it a favorite among massage chair enthusiasts. If you're in the market for a luxury massage chair, the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition is definitely worth considering.

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair is an exceptional luxury massage chair with advanced features that provide a top-notch massage experience. Its dual 3D engines with butterfly technology, 60" split L-track, and easy side entry make for a deep-tissue massage that can effectively target problem areas. The chair also has hand stretching by powered armrest actuator, advanced body scan technology, triple layer foot/calf/arm massage with rollers, and an improved air compression system. Its touchscreen remote with patented memory function allows for limitless customizable manual programs with a pause and resume button.

The additional features of the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair include extended heat therapy for hands, lower back, and feet, human voice response, full premium leather, customized remote screen, personalized leather name tag, back-up emergency power, built-in wireless cell phone charging, and Luraco blood pressure monitor. These features make the chair a luxurious and high-tech addition to any home.

For those who suffer from back pain, the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair is a great investment. Its zero gravity feature and body scan technology ensure that the massage is tailored to your body, providing deep tissue relief for sore muscles and tension. The foot rollers are also a great feature for those who suffer from foot pain. 

The Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair, to put it simply, is one of the best massage chairs available right now. It stands out from the competition thanks to its cutting-edge features, customization choices, and excellent massage capabilities, not to mention the fact that it is Made in the USA with a full complement of US reserources. We sincerely hope that this review has been instructive for you and that you would consider the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair if you're looking for a high-end massage chair that can do a deep-tissue massage.

Additional Resources

  • You can learn more about the Luraco i9 Max Special Edition Massage Chair, its features, and the lowest price guarantee on our official product page.

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