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Osaki Alpina vs. Osaki Admiral Massage Chair Comparison

Enjoying the massage experience in the comfort of your home is just around the corner. The Osaki OS-Pro Alpina and the Osaki OS-Pro Admiral massage chairs are both the perfect contenders to get started. We can see that the Alpina is just under two thousand dollars less than the Admiral, although we should talk about why we need to look into both chairs. It may seem tempting to either save money immediately or go with the chair that looks higher in quality, but looks and price are not always a deciding factor, especially when it comes down to a massage chair. It is important to read and research the feel of a massage chair to understand how your body will benefit from massage. This comparison is designed to help you realize which of those features are important for your massage and to help you understand why certain features will be more beneficial to you over another. Below is a simple chart explaining the similarities and differences between each massage chair, now let’s get to it!



  • Made by Osaki 
  • L-Track Mechanism 
  • Lumbar heat in both chairs, although the Admiral has calf heating too 
  • Reflexology foot massage 
  • Air compression massage with hip massage in the Alpina 
  • Zero Gravity 
  • Height Requirement of 5’0-6’4” and weight limits of 220lbs 
  • Bluetooth 
  • Alpina has 2D rollers, the Admiral has 3D rollers 
  • Vibration massage in the Alpina 
  • Alpina has a touch screen tablet 
  • The Admiral has 16 auto programs, the Alpina has 12 
  • The Alpina has an ache sensor 
  • Space saving for the Admiral 
  • The Alpina has Chromotherapy 


Made by Osaki: Osaki is an esteemed company that makes most of the top selling massage chairs on the market today that customers love. Osaki massage chairs are manufactures in China with quality materials.   

L-Track Mechanism: The L-Track roller system lines the body from the neck, down the back, and finishes at the glutes. The Alpina’s track measures 47” and the Admiral is 49” of massage.  

Heat: Both chairs have heat in the lumbar, although the Admiral has heat in the calves as well for extra joint relief. 

Reflexology Foot Massage: As the air bags inflate to hold your ankles in place, the reflexology rollers will hit all of the right places under the feet for a wonderful acupressure massage.  

Air compression massage: Air bags line the arms, calves, feet, and shoulders for a compression air massage to increase blood circulation. Hip airbags are also only on the Alpina for compression on the hips and thighs! 

Zero Gravity: Zero Gravity recline provides a weightless feeling with health benefits such as increased range of motion, increased circulation, improved flexibility, and spinal decompression. 

Height and Weight: The requirements for both chairs are minimum and maximum heights between 5’0-6’4” and maximum weight limits of 220lbs. 

Bluetooth: Each Osaki massage chair has Bluetooth wireless speakers that connect to any smart device to play your favorite music, podcasts, or audio books! 


Massaging Rollers: The Alpina has 2D rollers, the Admiral has 3D rollers. These rollers are important for the type of massage you are looking for. 2D rollers are standard for massaging up and down and side to side. 3D rollers give an in-depth, stronger massage that goes up and down, side to side, and in and out.  

Vibration massage: The Alpina has vibration in the seat of the massage chair which helps loosen tense muscles, improve blood circulation, and aid in reducing stress for ultimate relaxation.  

Touch Screen Controls: The Alpina has a touch screen tablet remote for easy access and navigation. The Admiral has a handheld remote with button control and a small LED screen.  

Auto Programs: The Admiral has 16 auto programs whereas the Alpina has 12. Some unique programs the Admiral has that the Alpina does not are, Thai massage, Traveler, Shape n Tone, Office PRO, Elderly Health, Midday Nap, and Gentle Relief.  

Ache Sensor: The Alpina has an ache sensor that measures tense areas all over the body. The Alpina will then make a custom massage according to your troubled areas to soothe away all your pain. 

Space Saving: The Admiral only needs to be 2 inches away from the wall which saves tons of space in your room. 

Chromotherapy: Blue chromotherapy lights outline the Bluetooth speakers on the Alpina to set a calm mood. 

Which Is The Right Chair For You?

After reading the similarities and differences, we can see that both chairs have a fairly even balance of differences. The Osaki OS-Pro Admiral has a simple set up to give you a 3D massage without a complicated navigation system. The Osaki OS-Pro Alpina is a 2D massage chair, but the ache sensor and vibration massage add different elements for a more personal approach. Each chair has manual massage settings to create your own massage and add your preferred technique such as kneading or rolling. So, when it comes down to deciding which chair is right for you, remember the similarities and focus on the differences that stand out to you. For Example, manual massage is something you want and both chairs have it, however, you would really prefer 3D rollers over 2D. In that case, the Admiral is immediately checking off a big box for you. 

In the end, it all depends on your gut feeling. If it is really the 3D rollers you prefer, or a high-tech custom massage, choose what you know you want! Make sure to watch videos and read descriptions and specifications to find what your body needs and how comfortable you will be. If you would like some expert advice and opinion, feel free to call our massage chair specialists at The Modern Back. Contact us directly at 800-416-4304, visit our showroom, or chat with us online anytime! The Modern Back also offers 0% financing options if you need some extra help to get a massage chair in your home.