Essentials Shiatsu Massage Desk Chair Review

If you are looking for an office chair that's worth every penny you spend, you might want to give Essentials Shiatsu Massage Office Chair a try. This is one of the best massage office chairs​​​, where quality meets value, which will surely elevate your sitting experience in the office. This furniture, designed to be an executive chair with an added heated shiatsu-style massage function, will help relieve your muscle tensions and aches caused by long hours of sitting. 


Essentials Massage Office Chair

Product Dimensions: 32” x  28” x 46.5”

Item model number: ESS - 6035M

Product Weight: 47 pounds

Weight Capacity: 250 pounds


The Essential by OFM office chair comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

A Closer Look into the Features of Essentials by OFM Shiatsu Massage Office Chair

The main selling point of this executive chair is its shiatsu-style massage capability. Most brands out there advertise their massage chairs as an excellent deep massage provider, when all they can do is just to vibrate and produce pulsations on specific areas. Yes, they can somehow induce relaxation, but they are simply not up to the task if you want your muscle aches and tensions relieved thoroughly.

Essentials by OFM delivers a realistic shiatsu massage experience using massage balls located underneath the cover of its entire backrest. What it does is it kneads and rolls your back muscles so that the knots and tension buildup are loosened. Aside from the massage, the chair is also capable of providing heat, further elevating the level of comfort it can give. What's convenient about this is you can control the massage and heating function using a remote, which attaches to the side of the chair for easy and secure storage.

The appearance of this office chair is very plush and high-end looking. For the cover, the material used is a soft-thread leather that gives off an upscale feel. Meanwhile, the foam used for the seat, backrest, and headrest is segmented double-plush paddings which are meant to be luxurious while at the same time gives off a superior cushion and support firmness. The loop armrests are also upholstered with the same materials.

It also comes with an array of ergonomic functions, which include the following: gas-lift height adjustment, 360-degree swivel, and backrest tilt and lock capability. Last but not least, this is a heavy-duty chair capable of supporting up to 250 pounds of weight. It’s also important to note that this furniture passed the industry standard for safety and durability.


  • The chair is very plush and upscale looking
  • Shiatsu-style massage and heating is an excellent feature, which is better than most massage chairs out there
  • Comes with an excellent long-term warranty period


  • Price is higher compared to other office massage chairs
  • The kneading and rolling massage is not ideal for tall people as it only reaches until their midback


Essentials office massage chair delivers a realistic shiatsu massage experience so that the knots and tension buildup from sitting long periods of time are loosened. It's one of the few models on the market with Shiatsu massage and heat, the majority of the brands provide just a vibrating massage function.


Carmen is an entrepreneur and content marketer. In a former life, as a corporate business executive, she relied on yoga, reflexology and other alternative practices to fight stress, anxiety and find balance. She’s on a mission to build healthy habits for a balanced, healthy life, connecting body, mind and spirit.