D.Core Stratus Massage Chair Review

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D.Core Stratus Massage Chair

Stratus massage chairs are harmoniously combining form and function. Combined with heat therapy, air compression, and zero gravity recline, this machine provides unrivaled therapy with its 3D+ True Shiatsu Action engine and patented forearm Wave arrays. As a result of its real black walnut trim, the Stratus offers tranquility and organic elegance to any room in your house.

Kristina Martin

Reclining Feature
Intensity settings & Coverage Area
Heating Feature
Kneading feature
User Experience & Ease Of Use
Space Saving
Design and Aesthetics
Unique Technology & Features
Brand Reliability & Support


D.CORE Stratus massage chairs are revolutionary pieces of relaxation technology that combine 3D+ True Shiatsu Action, Forearm Wave Arrays, heated back massages, and air compression to deliver an unparalleled experience. In addition to beautiful real black walnut trim, Japanese nature-inspired design, and zero-gravity recline, the D.Core chair offer a tranquil and elegant aesthetic. A single remote control allows users to easily link two massage sessions together, extending total massage time to 35-40 minutes. Combined with all these features, the D. CORE Stratus will help you relax and unwind like never before.


Reasons to Buy

Master Shiatsu Massage
Stratus’ 3D Patented Massage Action Mechanism
Elegance to Your Home
High-Grade Synthetic Leather +
Real Black Walnut Wood
Gentle to Vigorous Intensity

Reasons to Avoid

No Music
No Memory Setting
No Control With Mobile App


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Reclining Feature

My all-time favorite feature on the D.Core Stratus massage chair is its reclining capacity: with only a single push of a button, you can adjust your chair to whatever angle gives you maximum relaxation during self-massage sessions. This magnificent piece of furniture even has an almost lying position! In other words – it’s time to fully lay back, relax and take pleasure in your massage experience like never before.

Intensity settings & Coverage Area

The intensity settings and coverage area of the D.Core Stratus massage chair are highly customizable, which I appreciate. I can choose from a variety of massage techniques, including kneading, tapping, and shiatsu, and adjust the intensity to my liking. Additionally, the chair has a large coverage area, providing a full-body massage experience.

Heating Feature

The heating feature of the D.Core Stratus massage chair is a nice touch that adds to the overall relaxation experience. The heat helps to loosen up tense muscles, making the massage even more effective. I especially enjoy using the heating feature during cold winter months.

Kneading feature

The kneading feature of the D.Core Stratus massage chair is a standout feature for me. The rollers provide a deep tissue massage that feels like the hands of a professional masseuse. This feature is particularly effective at relieving tension in my back and shoulders.

User Experience & Ease Of Use

The D.Core Stratus massage chair is an effortless, user-friendly piece of equipment that you can easily control via the intuitive remote. With a range of adjustable settings and various pre-set massage programs specifically designed to make it easier for you to select the perfect session, this amazing chair allows you to instantly relax in your own home.

Space Saving

Living in a cozy apartment can be difficult at times. However, the space-saving feature of my D.Core Stratus massage chair makes it easier for me. Not only does this chair take up minimal real estate – as I can place just inches away from the wall to maximize every corner – but when not being used, it conveniently folds and slips away out of sight until later.

Design and Aesthetics

Introducing the D.Core Stratus massage chair – a visually stunning and modern piece of furniture that will elevate your home decor no matter what color it’s in. From sleek black to chic cream, this luxury lounge has upholstery crafted from superior-grade materials for long-term durability and aesthetic appeal. Let the D.Core Stratus be an exquisite addition to any room with its timeless beauty, build quality, and undeniable style.


The D.Core Stratus massage chair comes with a comprehensive warranty, which gives me peace of mind knowing that any issues will be promptly addressed. The warranty covers parts and labor for a set period of time, which varies depending on the specific model.

Unique Technology & Features

Setting itself apart from all other massage chairs, the D.Core Stratus is truly in a league of its own with its remarkable features. The chair comes complete with an air compression system that caters to your legs and feet; plus, it even has voice recognition technology so you can command exactly what kind of massage you’d like without lifting a finger.

Brand Reliability & Support

D.Core is a reputable brand that has a solid track record of producing high-quality massage chairs. They offer excellent customer support, with knowledgeable representatives who are available to answer any questions or concerns. Overall, I feel confident in my purchase knowing that I have the support of a reliable brand behind me.

D.Core Stratus Specifications

Color OptionsBlack, Cream
Massage TrackL-Track
Massage Track Length35.4″
Space SavingYes, 5″ Clearance from the wall
IntensityGentle to Vigorous
Back Roller Type3D- 16 ROLLERS (BACK x 4, ARMS x 10, FEET x 2)
Roller Width AdjustmentYes
Adjustable IntensityYes
Adjustable SpeedYes
Auto Pre-Programs9
Manual Techniques6
Zero GravityYes- 145°
HeatYes – on Back (Up to 113℉ / 45℃)
Stretch FunctionNo
Foot MassageYes (rollers)
Calf MassageYes (rollers+ airbags)
Glutes Air Bag MassageNo
Upper Arm-Shoulder MassageYes (airbags)
Arm MassageYes (rollers+ airbags)
Neck-Head MassageYes
Spot MassageYes
Deep TissueYes
Body ScanYes
Inversion TherapyNo
User MemoryNo
Control With Mobile AppNo
Timer10-30 min
Pause FunctionYes
Leg Length AdjustmentSpring Loaded, up to 9″
RemoteYes, Wired
Rocking TechnologyNo
Number of Airbags42
Bluetooth SpeakersNo
Suggested User Height5′ 0″ – 6’4″
Max User Weight265 lbs
Dimensions Upright (L x W x H)58.6″ x 37″ x 49.6″
Dimensions Reclined (L x W x H)72.4″ x 37″ x 37″
Chair Weight287 lbs
Minimum Entrance Width30″
Manufacturer OriginChina

My Personal Experience Using D.Core Stratus Massage Chair

As an experienced massage chair expert, I can confidently say that the D.Core Stratus Massage Chair is a top-notch product that truly delivers exceptional quality and comfort. This chair is designed to cater to the needs of all individuals, especially those who suffer from sciatica, herniated discs, and lower back pain. The L-Track Technology and 3D Massage Roller with True Shiatsu Action provide an extensive massage from the base of the neck down to the glutes. This not only improves mobility but also enhances overall wellness.

The Infinity Wave Array feature, with its five rollers in each arm, provides a soothing massage for the arms that form a wave ripple and massages with the roller, each moving independently. The Reflexology Foot Massage is also remarkable, with a 2-way foot roller that gently soothes the soles of the feet. This massage chair is the perfect relaxation solution for individuals who have been on their feet all day long.

The D.Core Stratus Massage Chair is a masterpiece of design. Its design is influenced by the traditional Japanese Wabi-Sabi design combined with modern science. The use of Black Walnut wood adds to the chair’s natural setting, allowing one to escape the complexity of everyday life and discover calmness that quietly penetrates into the heart and mind. The chair’s harmonious design is a visual treat that complements its incredible features.

The Zero Gravity Recline feature of the D.Core Stratus Massage Chair is outstanding. The Zero Gravity position reclines back and raises the legs to about the heart level, reducing stress on the body and the compression along the spine. The Air Compression Massage is also noteworthy, employing 41 airbags to provide compression massage to the shoulders, arms, glutes, calves, legs, and feet.

The D.Core Stratus Massage Chair is designed for everyone. Its Extendable Ottoman, Back Pillow, Heat Therapy, and Touch Button Controller make it easy for taller individuals to use the massage chair. A separate back pillow is also available for supporting the back or neck where necessary. The Touch Button Controller makes it very easy to reach automatic programs, and manual massage techniques can be easily adjusted for individual needs.

Finally, the D.Core Stratus Massage Chair features nine automatic programs, each with a unique function. The Quick Program is perfect for those with limited massage time. The Master Shiatsu Program is a program designed to relieve the whole body with the unique functional core shiatsu method. The Recovery Program is perfect for those looking to alleviate general fatigue, and the Circulation Program is designed to promote blood circulation. The Morning Program massages along with the venous flow, and the Night Program helps individuals to relax and sleep better.

Overall, the D.Core Stratus Massage Chair is an excellent product that delivers on its promises. It is perfect for individuals looking to improve their health and overall wellness. It is unique features and modern design make it a standout in the industry.

Compared to Other Chairs

As one of the best chairs on the market today, the OHCO M.8 chair offers innovative design, technology, and space-saving features. The chair has an entry-side door-like armrest, neck pillow rollers, aromatherapy, an air ionizer, approach LED lighting, heated rollers, and Thera-Elliptical calves. You tend to be more flexible and have a larger range of motion with the OHCO M.8 Massage Chair when you use it every day.

D.Core Cirrus

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With its enhanced wood arm design, the Cirrus is a top-of-the-line model. Although the Stratus has wood arms and side paneling, the arms are shorter. 
As far as 3D massage is concerned, the Stratus has 16 rollers, while the Cirrus has 22. Additionally, the Stratus doesn’t have the calf rollers that the Cirrus does. Rather than just airbags in the calves, you might want rollers in the calves if you’re looking for a deep leg massage. A high-demand feature of the Cirrus is its stretch feature, which is not available on the Stratus. Furthermore, the Cirrus has an additional airbag section in the glutes, giving it 43 airbags, while the Stratus does not have glute airbags.

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There are 42 airbags on the Stratus massage chair, compared to 76 on the OHCO M.8. These models have zero gravity features and are both space-saving.
Stratus does not have an app, whereas OHCO does. 14 automatic sessions OHCO M.8 has more than Stratus’ 9. The gradual transition between soothing colors helps deepen your massage experience. OHCO M.8 offers chromotherapy, unlike D. Core Stratus. As soon as you select a massage, the remote enters a color therapy session.
There is no memory setting on either model.

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With a daily massage, you can relax at home. OHCO’s Factory Certified M.8 Massage Chair is one of the best ways to ease tight muscles after a workout, long drive, or even flight. Its excellent stretch massage program will make your body feel better.

FeatureD.Core Stratus Massage ChairOHCO M.8
Massage Techniques4D, deep tissue, zero gravityShiatsu, Thai, Swedish, Deep tissue
Body Scan TechnologyYesYes
Airbag MassageFull body coverageFull body coverage
Heat TherapyBack and seatBack, seat, and feet
Foot Roller MassageYesYes
Zero Gravity PositioningYesYes
Touchscreen ControlYesYes
Bluetooth SpeakersYesYes
Dimensions (W x H x D)32.7″ x 48″ x 58.5″33.1″ x 51.6″ x 62.2″
Maximum User Weight330 lbs285 lbs

A stretch massage is similar to a physical therapy session.

What Makes D.Core Stratus Massage Chair Stand Out from the Competition?

The D.Core Stratus massage chair stands out from the competition with its numerous features and capabilities. Some of its features include a patented 3D+ True Shiatsu Action engine that simulates the finger and joint structure and organic movements of a massage therapist, patented forearm Wave Arrays, heat therapy, air compression, zero-gravity recline, real black walnut trim, and Japanese nature-inspired design.

FeatureD.Core Stratus Massage ChairOHCO M.8Massage Techniques4D, deep tissue, zero gravityShiatsu, Thai, Swedish, Deep tissueBody Scan TechnologyYesYesAirbag MassageFull body coverageFull body coverageHeat TherapyBack and seatBack, seat, and feetFoot Roller MassageYesYesZero Gravity PositioningYesYesTouchscreen ControlYesYesBluetooth SpeakersYesYesDimensions (W x H x D)32.7″ x 48″ x 58.5″33.1″ x 51.6″ x 62.2″Maximum User Weight330 lbs285 lbs

It also has an L-Track design that provides massage along the entire length of your spine and all the way down to your thighs1. Additionally, it has full body air massage, foot rollers, and a body scan feature.

D.Core Stratus Massage Chair Notable Benefits & Features

Forearm Wave Arrays

Wave Arrays provide healing deep tissue massage to areas of the body where most massage chairs only use air cells. These oscillating rollers extend the therapeutic power of the 3D+ True Shiatsu Action mechanism to your arms.


The L-Track of the Stratus delivers therapeutic and soothing relief from neck to hamstrings with its True Shiatsu Action mechanism.

Foot Rollers

By combining air cells and rollers, Stratus massages, mobilizes, and compresses the entire foot, stimulating blood flow and relaxing muscles.

9 Automatic Programs

It is easy to jump in the chair and start massaging right away with nine pre-programmed massages, including Quick, Master Shiatsu, Recovery, Circulation, Morning, Night, Neck & Shoulders, Lower Back.

Full Body Air Massage

Using air cells, Status gently compresses and massages your entire body to offer gentle therapy and relaxation.

D.Core Stratus Warranty

There is a 3-year limited warranty available from D.Core that covers parts and labor for the period of 3 years. In-home service means a qualified technician will come to your home to make any needed repairs without you having to take your chair to a repair facility. The manufacturer’s warranty covers parts and labor for three years.

What Do Users Say About D.Core Stratus Massage Chair?

“The deep tissue massage is very good on this chair. It is a high intensity chair and the special shiatsu massage movement is impressive. The massage rollers do a great job on the calves and the arms. Unlike any other massage chair, this one feels so good to the arms and calves. I considered other massage chairs as well (but they all cost a similar amount).”
Camila Q.
“I owned an Inada chair since 2005, so it was time for a new one. I was going to buy another Inada chair since so many new companies are entering the industry, but I chose the D.Core instead. Designed by Inada’s son, it offers quality, innovation, and a good price. Also, it is one of the most beautiful chairs on the market. I am satisfied with it. This chair was created by the son of his father, who was a great student of his father, and created an amazing chair. Move over father, this may be the next big thing in massage chairs.”
Bob E.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are The Differences Between the D.Core Cirrus & Stratus?

Using their 3D L-Track massages, both of these chairs allow you to decide when and how to massage.

Is a 4D Massage Chair Worth It?

The decision to invest in a 4D massage chair hinges on several factors, including the quality of the chair, your personal needs, and the benefits it offers. Here’s a detailed, scientific, and specific analysis to help you determine if a 4D massage chair is worth it.

Understanding 4D Massage Technology

A 4D massage chair builds on the principles of 2D and 3D chairs, which move rollers up and down, left and right, and in and out to mimic human hands. The “4D” refers to the added element of variable speed and rhythm, creating a more personalized and lifelike massage experience. This technology allows the chair to adjust the intensity and pressure dynamically, simulating a real massage therapist’s nuanced touch.

Benefits of 4D Massage Chairs

1. Enhanced Muscle Relaxation and Stress Relief
The advanced 4D mechanism provides a deeper and more precise massage, targeting specific muscle groups and pressure points. Research shows that such targeted massages can significantly reduce muscle tension and alleviate stress. The chair’s ability to adjust speed and rhythm can mimic the therapist’s hands, making it effective in reducing cortisol levels and promoting relaxation.

2. Improved Circulation

Regular use of a 4D massage chair can enhance blood flow. The varying pressure applied during the massage helps dilate blood vessels, improving circulation. Better circulation ensures that oxygen and nutrients are efficiently delivered to tissues and organs, enhancing overall health.

3. Pain Relief

For those suffering from chronic pain, the chair’s ability to provide consistent and deep tissue massage can be beneficial. Studies indicate that massage therapy can reduce symptoms of conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. The 4D feature ensures that the intensity can be adjusted to avoid discomfort.

Practical Considerations

1. Cost

4D massage chairs are a significant financial investment, often ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 or more. Consider whether the potential health benefits and convenience justify the expense.
2. Space and Maintenance

These chairs are bulky and require a dedicated space. Additionally, they need regular maintenance to ensure longevity and performance.
3. Personal Preference

The value of a 4D massage chair is subjective. If you regularly spend money on professional massages, the chair could be a cost-effective alternative in the long run. However, some may still prefer the human touch of a therapist.

A 4D massage chair offers substantial benefits, including enhanced relaxation, improved circulation, and pain relief. Its advanced technology provides a customizable and lifelike massage experience. However, the high cost and space requirements are important factors to consider. If you prioritize convenience and have the budget, a 4D massage chair can be a worthy investment for your health and well-being.

Final Thoughts

With its exquisite Japanese craftsmanship, this chair will be an indulgent escape for a very long time. The OHCO M.8 Massage Chair is a great choice for those looking for an innovative, space-saving massage chair with a range of advanced features that can provide unrivaled therapy.

With its unique entry-side door armrest and neck pillow rollers, aromatherapy, air ionizer, approach LED lighting, heated rollers, and Thera-Elliptical calves, the OHCO M.8 Massage Chair offers a luxurious massage experience that Stratus and Cirrus simply can’t match. Furthermore, its 42 airbags are more than double Stratus’ 16, while its stretch feature is not available on Stratus or Cirrus. With all these features and more, the OHCO M.8 Massage Chair is the best choice for those looking for a top-of-the-line massage chair.

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Kristina Martin

Kristina Martin attended the University Of Florida and graduated in 2001 from the College Of Medicine. Kristina is a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT). Her focus is to help her clients be as healthy as possible by providing personalized training and advice that is unique to them.
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