Panasonic has just announced a new release to their Real Pro Ultra Series, the Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair. Panasonic has not released a new massage chair since the popular Panasonic EP-MA70 back in 2011. The EP-MA73 has been available over-seas in Japan and is now available for purchase in the United States. New 3D Ultra Kneading with headed massage head technology sole air massage, new stretching technique, and double heating technology are just some of the new features that make this massage chair like having your own personal masseuse. Our new Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair has arrived to our facility and we look forward to doing a full review shortly.

Special features of the Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Heated Rollers

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Heated Rollers

All New Heated Rollers Heads

The Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair is equipped with new heated massage rollers. The heated rollers simulate the warm hands of a professional masseuse. The heat is great features to loosen up the muscles tissue allowing for a better overall massage. This is one of the most advanced roller technologies that we have ever seen in the industry, and is only on select Panasonic massage chairs.

3 Unique Body Stretching Techniques

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Recline Stretch

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Recline Stretch

The Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair has three new unique stretch programs. These use both air compression and massage roller technology to deliver a unique stretch to your shoulder blades, pelvis, and legs.

  • Shoulder Blade Stretch: The airbags inflate and hold both sides of your shoulders in place as the heated 3D rollers gently push and stretch your shoulder blades and chest.
  • Leg Stretch: Strategically placed airbags in the calf, foot and leg, hold and squeeze while the entire massage chair gently moves to stretch the lower body. This gentle traction provides yet another level of therapy while the massage chair also continues to work the entire upper body.
  • Pelvic Stretch & Tilt: The airbags inflate on both sides to hold the pelvic region in place as the massage rollers massage your lower back. The airbags in the back and seat apply a nice compression to your hips, thighs and hamstrings. For the pelvic tilt, the seat airbags inflate alternately left to right for a swivel movement to the pelvis, which applies a nice passive movement, which is great for alleviating lower back pain.


Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Junestu

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair Junestu

A Panasonic exclusive feature, the Junetsu massage technique, quickly loosens up tight muscles and the spiral circular motion reverberates through your muscles to invigorate down to your bones surface. The Panasonic EP-MA73 has the latest thumb-like rollers that move in precise, agile circles, relieving the core of your stiffness.

Features of the Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair

Advanced 3D Quad Style Roller Technology

The Panasonic EP-MA73 is equipped with one of the most human like massage rollers on the market. The proprietary technology uses four massage heads (Quad Rollers) that open and close just like a human hand, as well as a 3D mechanism to scan and massage every contour of your back. Combine this technology with heat therapy, and you have your own personal masseuse in your home.

Advanced Body Scan Technology

The EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra uses advanced pressure sensor technology to create a virtual map of your back. The massage chair will scan your body and then deliver a massage that is contoured to the curve of your spine and body. The massage heads then glide up and down your back while applying a consistent pressure along your entire spine.


The human body has approximately 350 acupoints throughout your body with nearly 100 in your back and neck alone. From the soothing palm style of Swedish massage to deep tissue kneading, to Shiatsu massage, the Real Pro EP-MA73 has a variety of technologies to target acupoints, resulting in invigorating energy.

Air Compression System

The Panasonic EP-MA73 massage chair utilizes a 33 airbag compression system to give you a full body massage. Airbags are strategically placed in the shoulders, hand & arms, hips, thighs, buttocks, and your calves and feet.

  • Shoulder Massage: Airbags hold the shoulders in place as the massage heads knead the back, from the shoulders to the chest, and provides soothing pressure that helps relax the shoulders, and gently stimulates your lymphatic system to help cleanse your body
  • Hand & Arm Massage: The armrests that pop-up with airbags that are placed above and below the arm. These inflate applying a compression massage that helps relax your arm and hands. The armrest adjusts as you recline which allows your arms to get a massage even while lying down.
  • Hip Massage: There are airbags located on each side of the hips as well as airbags in the seat that go around your waist. These inflate to massage your hips and your thighs to relax your core and lower back.
  • Calf Massage: Various airbags inflate around the calves applying an air kneading massage that surrounds the sides and back of your calves. This helps to increase circulation and rejuvenates tired legs.
  • Foot Massage: The 3D air cushions that surround the feet apply a realistic foot massage and is great for taking away all those aches and pains. Acupuncture nodes can be inserted or removed for a stronger or lighter massage.

Massage Techniques

Panasonic massage chairs is a leader in innovation in the massage chair industry and their all new 3D mechanism, your massage is taken to the next level. With next generation technology, the rollers are able to travel up, down, left, and right as well in and out. This allows for various 3D massage techniques which allows the massage experience more realistic. The 3D mechanism is able to perform 6 manual massage techniques: Gentle Kneading, Ultra Kneading, Shiatsu, Rolling, and Tapping.

Massage Programs

The Panasonic MA73 has 6 Pre-Set Programs in addition to the manuals programs. The Pre-Programmed massages use all of the various massage techniques and delivers one of the most realistic and humanistic massages on the market. You can choose from: Refresh, Deep, Shiatsu, Hip, Neck/Shoulder, and Lower Back. If you would like to customize your massage even further, you have the ability to create your own massages from the manual setting and save them even too!

Intensity Adjustment

The airbag compression is equipped with 5 levels of intensity and the massage rollers have 5 levels of intensity with the 3D mechanism. These are easily adjusted just by simply pressing the button on your remote.

Adjusting Armrests

The Panasonic EP-MA73 has upgraded armrests that are able to move with the chair as it reclines. This allows for a more thorough arm massage when in a deeper recline.

Panasonic EP-MA73 Recline

With a push of a button, the massage chair can recline to a full 173 degrees to a lying down position. This allows you to choose the position in which you are most comfortable while receiving your massage.

Adjustable Footrest

The footrest adjusts about 7″ and is able to adjust to various user heights. The Panasonic EP-MA73 can massage an individual from 4’8″ to 6’2″. Anyone over this height range will feel crammed in this chair.

We love the Panasonic massage chairs and we are looking forward to putting it through our tests in the office. Keep an eye out for our full review coming soon. If you are interested in making a purchase, make sure to check out our preferred partner at