Positive Posture Brio Sport Massage Chair Review

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Positive Posture Brio Sport Massage Chair

With the Brio Sport massage chair from Positive Posture, you have access to a sports massage clinic right in the comfort of your own home.  Experts in fitness, wellness, and stress management agree that recovery from physical activity plays a critical role in overall health, wellness, and stress management. 

You’ll be able to perform better, feel better, reduce stress, and spend more time doing what you’re passionate about.  There is a wide selection of massage programs available and the coverings are easy to clean. Pre- and post-exercise needs are accommodated by this professional massage chair.

Kristina Martin

Positive Posture Brio Sport
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


The Brio Sport massage chair is the first and only massage chair designed specifically for recovery that gives you the benefits of a sports massage clinic right in your own home. Increase your performance, reduce stress, and spend more time doing what you enjoy. Every programmed massage session begins with a soft massage and progresses into a firm massage. This system is called Intelligent 4D Massage. With its L-Track massage technology, Brio provides a true full-body massage from head to toe, covering your neck to your gluteus muscles without missing a beat. Massage rollers make your back, neck, hips, and gluteus muscles feel as if they are being rubbed by human thumbs.


Reasons to Buy

Wall Hugging
Acupressure Point Locator Function
Specialized Pre and Post-Workout Sessions
Sport 4D Intelligent Massage Mechanism

Reasons to Avoid

No Neck/Head Airbags
No Music
No Memory Capability


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Reclining Feature

The Positive Posture Brio Sport massage chair has an excellent reclining feature that allows me to adjust the angle of the backrest and footrest to find the perfect position for relaxation. The chair’s zero-gravity mode is particularly impressive, as it elevates my legs and reduces pressure on my lower back.

Intensity settings & Coverage Area

The massage chair has multiple intensity settings that let me adjust the strength and speed of the massage rollers to my liking. The coverage area is also extensive, covering my entire back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet. I appreciate how I can customize the massage to focus on specific areas that need more attention.

Heating Feature

The chair’s heating feature is one of my favorite aspects. The warmth of the heated rollers helps to loosen up my muscles and increase blood flow, enhancing the overall massage experience. It’s especially helpful in the colder months when I need some extra heat and comfort.

Kneading feature

The chair’s kneading feature is also noteworthy, as it mimics the movements of a human massage therapist. It works by compressing and releasing the muscles to help eliminate tension and stiffness. I find it particularly beneficial for my upper and lower back muscles.

User Experience & Ease Of Use

The massage chair is user-friendly and easy to operate, with a remote control that’s intuitive and straightforward. The chair’s Bluetooth connectivity and built-in speakers are also a great touch, allowing me to listen to my favorite music or audiobooks during the massage.

Space Saving

The chair’s space-saving design is a significant advantage, especially for those with limited living space. The chair only needs to be placed 5 inches away from the wall to fully recline, making it an ideal option for apartment dwellers or anyone with a smaller home.

Design and Aesthetics

The Positive Posture Brio Sport massage chair’s sleek and modern design blends in well with my home decor. The chair is available in multiple color options, allowing me to choose one that matches my style preferences.


The chair’s warranty is reassuring, as it covers any defects or malfunctions for three years. This gives me peace of mind, knowing that I am protected in case of any issues with the chair.

Unique Technology & Features

The Positive Posture Brio Sport massage chair’s patented Brio Sport technology is a standout feature. It’s designed to mimic the feeling of hands-on massage therapy, providing a deep tissue massage that’s both effective and relaxing.

Brand Reliability & Support

Positive Posture is a well-respected brand in the massage chair industry, known for its high-quality products and excellent customer service. As a customer, I feel confident knowing that I have a reliable brand that stands behind its products.

Positive Posture Brio Sport Specifications

ModelBrio Sport
Recommended Weight Limit
Roller Type
Length of Roller
Roller Track Type
Roller Width Adjustment
Roller Speed Adjustment
Roller Glute Massage
Roller Intensity Adjustment
Body Scan Technology
Removable Back Pad
Foot Rollers
Zero Gravity
Inversion Therapy
Auto Programs
Stretch Program
Deep Tissue Massage
Manual Massage Type
Spot /Partial Massage
Memory Setting
Calf, Foot, Heated Rollers, Seat
Total Airbags
Air Massage
Arm, Calf, Foot, Hip and Thigh, Upper Arm and Shoulder
Timer Settings15 minutes
Hideaway OttomanNo
Remote TypeStylish and Easy To Use Remote Control
MP3 PlayerNo
UpholsterySynthetic Leather
Dimensions Upright (L” x W” x H”)59” x 33.5” x 48”
Dimensions Recline (L” x W” x H”)80” x 33.5” x 38.25”
Massage Chair Weight251 lbs
Manufactured in

My Personal Experience Using Positive Posture Brio Sport

As someone with extensive experience in the massage chair industry, I have had the pleasure of using many massage chairs, but none compare to the Positive Posture Brio Sport 4D SL-Track Massage Chair. This massage chair is designed for recovery and stress relief, making it perfect for athletes or anyone who wants to reduce stress and improve their overall health.

One of the standout features of the Brio Sport is the Sport 4D Intelligent Massage Mechanism. This mechanism is designed to mobilize the spine, relax the mind, and help the user recover from their workout. With its deep tissue massaging capability, it improves blood flow, works tired muscles, and promotes lymphatic flow. The Sport 4D mechanism’s unique quality and capability make it an excellent choice for those who want to be their best every day.

Another impressive feature of the Brio Sport is the L-Track Design, which guides the Sport 4D mechanism to all the right spots from the back of the head down to the glutes and hamstrings. The L-track offers a total of 47″ of back coverage, making it perfect for taller individuals.

The Acupressure Point Locator Function is another great feature of the Brio Sport. Before each massage, the chair scans the user’s back and automatically customizes each massage to their body. By measuring the user’s torso and tailoring massage movements to their body, the Brio Sport delivers maximum customized comfort, relief, and recovery to users of varying heights.

The Full Body Air Massage is also a notable feature of the Brio Sport. It provides relief to the calves, thighs, IT bands, arms, hands, and shoulders. The foot rollers and pinpoint calf massage add to the experience, making it a full-body massage that is unrivaled in the market.

The Brio Sport also includes specialized pre and post-workout sessions, including Warm-Up, Cool Down, Stretch, and Compression. The Recovery Session moves lymphatic fluid to flush out waste by-products created during an intense workout. Compression Therapy, Zero Gravity Recline, and full-body compression help with lymphatic drainage, circulation, and intramuscular swelling that causes pain in the calves, feet, arms, shoulders, and hips. Heated Rollers for targeted muscle therapy are another unique feature of the Brio Sport.

Lastly, the Brio Sport’s upholstery is easy to wipe down and keep clean, making it a low maintenance chair. In conclusion, the Positive Posture Brio Sport 4D SL-Track Massage Chair is a high-quality, feature-packed, and customizable massage chair that is perfect for recovery, stress relief, and improving overall health.

What makes Positive Posture Brio Sport stand out from the Competition?

According to Positive Posture’s website, their Brio Sport massage chair features a Sport 4D intelligent massage mechanism that is designed to mobilize your spine, relax your mind, and help you recover from your workout. Sport 4D kneads, taps, rolls (fast or slow), presses, and is expertly choreographed to do much more.

The chair also comes with an automatic reclining function that lets you experience Positive Posture’s proprietary True Zero Gravity position. It lets you enjoy massages in a 160-degree recline with an adjustable footrest of up to 80 degrees. This feature allows you to breathe easier and more deeply while relieving pressure on your joints

Compared to Other Chairs

You can forget about large, complicated massage chairs. Positive Posture promises that every home will benefit from the design and comfort of this massage chair. It defines what a regular massage chair looks like.

Main competitors to Brio Sport are designed, developed, and built in the USA, the Luraco iRobotics i7 PLUS and Luraco Legend Plus massage chairs provide physicians with a medical-grade massage. You can see how the massage affects you in real time if you add the optional health monitors. It has been upgraded with new features that will enhance your massage experience even more! With the intuitive remote control, these massage chairs are easily Luracos’ best-sellers.

Further, these chairs offer total coverage of up to 5 years from the date of purchase. Besides providing a great massage experience, these massage chairs feature zero gravity. When gravity reduces the spine and joints, you feel as if you are weightless. Due to the zero gravity feature, you can feel the benefits of the massage right away.

Luraco i7 Plus

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There are several benefits to using the Luraco iRobotics 7 PLUS over the Brio Sport, including more features as well as being listed by the FDA, CE, and UL. It is designed to be safe and beneficial for the body. This is the only Luraco i7 Plus massage chair line that is developed, assembled, and researched in the United States. All other massage chairs, including Brio Sport, are imported from Asia. i7 Plus provides unique Noise reduction technology – that lets the user relax in peace, and Brio Sport does not. While Brio Sport recommends a height range of 5’0″ – 6’5″ and a maximum weight of 265 pounds, Luraco i7 Plus offers a height range of 4’7″ to 6’7″ and a max weight of 300 pounds. Both chairs offer Zero gravity features. There are nine automatic programs on Luraco i7 plus compared to 11 on Brio Sport.

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Luraco Legend Plus

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A variety of features can help you relax and reduce stress in the Positive Posture Brio Sport and Luraco Legend Plus Massage Chairs. There are four different types of massage in this chair, including four 4D massage mechanisms, an L-Track design, heated massage rollers, heated calves, and heated seats. It also reclines in zero gravity, blasts full-body air massages, and it’s Bluetooth-enabled. There are five levels of intensity for body heat (back & feet) and two levels of zero gravity recline with the Luraco Legend Plus. It also comes with 3D robotic technology, an L-Track design, an adjustable triceps & biceps massager, foot rollers, calf massage, chromotherapy lighting, and nine automatic preset programs. With a 5-year limited warranty and easy-to-use touchscreens and remote controls, both chairs provide accurate body shape detection. Unlike the Luraco Legend Plus, which comes with more advanced features such as body stretching and integrated health monitoring, the Legend Plus has a full arm massage feature, a double foot roller, user memory settings for up to five people, and a full arm massage feature. Additionally, the Luraco Legend Plus provides users with a height recommendation of 6 feet 4 inches and a weight recommendation of 250 pounds.

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The Positive Posture Brio Sport and Luraco i7 Plus are two high-end massage chairs that offer a range of advanced features to provide users with a luxurious and therapeutic massage experience. While both chairs are designed with similar objectives in mind, they do have some differences in terms of their features and capabilities. In this table, we will compare the key features of this two massage chairs side by side, to help you make an informed decision on which chair is right for you.

FeaturesPositive Posture Brio SportLuraco i7 Plus
Massage Techniques89
Massage Programs86
Intensity Levels55
Body Scan TechnologyYesYes
Zero Gravity PositioningYesYes
Heat TherapyYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Voice ControlNoYes
User Memory SettingsYesYes
Maximum User Weight Capacity285 lbs300 lbs

Positive Posture Brio Sport Notable Benefits & Features

Sport 4D Intelligent Massage Mechanism

With Positive Posture’s Sport 4D intelligent massage mechanism, your spine is mobilized, your mind is relaxed, and you are able to recover from your workout faster. The kneading, tapping, rolling (fast or slow), pressing, and many, many more moves of Sport 4D are expertly choreographed.

L-Track Design

It features an L-Track massage path that guides the Sport 4d mechanism down to the glutes and hamstrings of your body. With Brio Sport’s L-track, you’ll have 47″ of back coverage.

Acupressure Point Locator Function

Your back is scanned by the chair before each massage begins so that each massage can be automatically customized to your needs. Designed to deliver maximum comfort, relief, and recovery for users of varying heights, the Brio Sport measures your torso and tailors massage movements to fit your body. 

Pinpoint Calf Massage

By using air massage units on the rear and side of your calf, your calf will be expertly massaged. Your calves will feel rejuvenated and ready for whatever challenge you face after receiving the Brio Sport’s calf massage.

Wall Hugging

With its unique wall-hugging technology, the backrest fits almost anywhere in only 4″ (10 cm).


As well as physical excellence, fitness also involves maintaining a clear mind. Chromotherapy sessions with the Brio Sport – soothing colors emitted from the remote – will help you achieve the psychological state of mind you need. 


Getting your body and muscles prepared for exercise begins with a good warm-up. As well as heated rollers, the Brio Sport also features soothing heat under the seat and in the calves.

Positive Posture Brio Sport Warranty

Parts and labor are fully covered by the three-year limited warranty offered by Positive Posture. The service includes in-home repair, where a qualified technician makes any necessary repairs at your home without having to transport the chair to an authorized repair facility. For the full three years of the manufacturer’s warranty, parts and labor are covered.

What Do Users Say About Positive Posture Brio Sport Massage Chair?

“I enjoy the choreography of the programmed routines, which each combine a different air and roller movement. Its real beauty, in my opinion, lies in its Manual programs, which give the user the option of selecting the exact type of roller or air movement one wants, positioning it on the body where one wants (from the neck down to the mid-hamstrings), and adjusting the speed of the rollers. A variety of manual ‘air’ and ‘roller’ programs can be added to the robot either sequentially or simultaneously. Each of them can also adjust the 3D intensity on the fly via a button. Whenever a routine is performed, the user determines the 3D intensity. My preferred 3D intensity level is usually the highest. Although, I have not tested the routines without the supplemental back pad (which simply unzips), because even with it in place, the highest level of intensity produces a very deep tissue massage.”
Shannon T.
“Despite getting massages for years, I have always wanted to use a massage chair to give myself a quick pick-me-up after working out. Over the years, I’ve looked around a few times, but no chairs have ever quite fit me. That’s perfect for post-workout! I found it by accident and it’s great! I’ve been looking for a massage that has deep tissue and air cells for the hips that can help stretch my back, and this is just what I’ve been looking for. I highly recommend giving it a try.”
Derek B.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Installation Free?

A full delivery and installation service is included with all Positive Posture chairs.

How Do Make the Massage Stronger or Lighter?

It is also possible to lower the reclining seat back if you want a stronger massage or raise it if you want a lighter massage. Massages will feel lighter when you sit forward.

What are the Disadvantages of a Massage Chair?

Massage chairs offer numerous benefits, including relaxation, stress relief, and improved circulation. However, they are not without their drawbacks. One disadvantage of massage chairs is their high initial cost. These chairs can be quite expensive, making them inaccessible to some individuals. Additionally, maintenance and repair costs can add up over time, further increasing the overall expense of ownership.

Another downside is the potential for discomfort or pain during use. While massage chairs are designed to provide relief, some users may find certain techniques or pressure settings uncomfortable, especially if they have underlying health conditions or injuries. Moreover, improper use or prolonged sessions can lead to muscle soreness or exacerbate existing pain.
Furthermore, massage chairs may not be suitable for everyone.

Pregnant women, individuals with certain medical conditions such as herniated discs or osteoporosis, and those with implanted medical devices like pacemakers should consult with a healthcare professional before using a massage chair. Additionally, individuals with sensory processing disorders or certain psychological conditions may find the sensory stimulation of a massage chair overwhelming or distressing.

Moreover, massage chairs can take up a significant amount of space in a room, which may not be feasible for individuals with limited living space or those who prefer minimalist aesthetics. Furthermore, their bulky size and weight can make relocation or transportation challenging.
In terms of effectiveness, while massage chairs can provide temporary relief from muscle tension and discomfort, they may not offer the same level of customization or targeted therapy as manual massage techniques performed by a trained therapist. Additionally, some users may not experience the same level of relaxation or stress relief compared to traditional massage methods.

In conclusion, while massage chairs offer convenience and potential health benefits, they come with drawbacks such as high cost, potential discomfort, suitability limitations, space requirements, and potential differences in effectiveness compared to manual massage therapy.

Final Thoughts

Designing ergonomically from the best minds. Taking comfort to a higher level, Positive Posture collaborates with award-winning designers, ergonomists, and wellness specialists worldwide.

There are unique 11 auto-programming options on the Positive Posture Brio Sport to cater to whatever your body is feeling at the moment, including post-and pre-workout programs for athletes.

Besides providing comfort, every recliner, chair, and sleep system we manufacture has been refined over years of research and testing. Quality materials are used to make these products. The perfect blend of timeless style and lifetime wellness.

It has many of the features of a much more expensive massage chair despite being light and easy to move. Put your mind at ease as you relax while the L-track massage eases shoulders, low backs, glutes, and hamstrings.

The Luraco iRobotics i7 PLUS and Luraco Legend Plus massage chairs both are too great options you should consider.

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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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