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Massage Chair Comparison: Brookstone Mach IX vs Human Touch Super Novo

Massage Chair Comparison: Brookstone Mach IX vs Human Touch Super Novo

When it comes to advanced technology, massage chairs are constantly pushing the envelope. It seems that every new release comes with another set of impressive features.

The Brookstone Mach IX and Human Touch Super Novo exemplify the latest in massage chair technology. Each chair has a different set of features, but if you know what you're looking for, it won't be difficult to make a decision.

The Brookstone Mach IX massage chair has a strikingly modern design that looks like something you'd see in a spaceship. Keeping with the sci-fi theme, the Human Touch Super Novo massage chair looks like a sleeping pod.

This chair's programs are so relaxing that you might very well fall asleep. Both chairs have advanced technology, but only one is right for you—and this comparison might help you decide.

What Can You Expect from the Brookstone Mach IX?

Scanners, 4D rollers, Alexa capabilities—the Mach IX from Brookstone has just about everything you could want in a massage chair. Here's a closer look at the features that this massage chair offers.

Back-Scanning Technology

Back Scanning Technology

When you start your massage session, the Brookstone Mach IX uses sensors in the rollers to scan the shape and size of your body. This allows the Mach IX from Brookstone to tailor your massage experience to your body type. Three different people could use this chair and enjoy a completely personalized experience.

Alexa Capabilities

Alexa Capabilities

You don't even have to use the remote with this chair. When you connect your Brookstone Mach IX with your Alexa device, you can use voice commands to activate your chair. If you do want to use the remote, you can access the digital touch screen attached directly to the chair.

Light Therapy
Improve your mental health with the Brookstone Mach IX's light therapy technology. Light therapy works seamlessly with your massage to improve your mental health with the power of the color spectrum. You can choose from multiple colors that put you in a cheerful mood.

Wireless Charger
If your tablet or smartphone has wireless charging capabilities, simply place it on the Brookstone Mach IX's charging pad and enjoy a full battery when your session is over. This massage chair also comes with Bluetooth capabilities.

Brookstone Mach IX Pros and Cons


  • Uses 4D rollers to give you a top-of-the-line massage experience
  • SL-track technology
  • Advanced back scanning technology
  • Alexa compatible
  • Zero gravity recline
  • Reflexology foot massage
  • Heat therapy
  • Memory settings
  • Space saving technology
  • Light therapy with Bluetooth speakers
  • Offers a digital remote that's attached directly to the chair
  • Comes with wireless charging pad
  • User Height Range: 5'0" - 6'2"
  • Max Weight Capacity: 320 lbs.


  • Takes approx. 1 hour to assemble
  • User cannot be taller than 6'2" or shorter than 5'0"
  • User cannot weigh more than 320 lbs.

Brookstone Mach IX Massage ChairClick to Learn More

What Features Does the Human Touch Super Novo Offer?

The Human Touch Super Novo comes loaded with so many convenient features that it's almost impossible to try them all in one sitting. Get ready for weeks of entertainment and relaxation with this Human Touch massage chair.

Human Touch Super Novo Massage Chair with Man Sitting

Thirty-Eight Built-In Programs
The Human Touch Super Novo comes with an impressive thirty-eight pre-installed programs. You can explore just about every style and intensity with this massage chair. If you're not satisfied with that, you can also try one of the manual programs.

Virtual Therapist
Connect your Human Touch Super Novo to your Alexa device to take advantage of the innovative Virtual Therapist. Alexa will ask you about your massage preferences to create a program specifically for you. Once Alexa creates your program, it will save the program in its memory bank.

Acupressure Technology
During your massage, the Human Touch Super Novo uses air cells to target problem areas and apply soothing pressure to parts of your body. This can relieve pain and help your body repair sore muscles.

Easy Control Panel

Easy Control Panel

If you need to make adjustments, use the control panel on the armrest. This panel allows you to control the chair's basic functions without getting up or using the remote.

Human Touch Super Novo Pros and Cons


  • Innovative Virtual Therapist technology
  • Space saving technology
  • Easy-to-use remote control
  • Convenient quick control panel
  • Uses acupressure technology to heal sore muscles
  • Dual-lumbar Heat
  • Zero gravity positioning
  • Comes with a USB port that charges your device during your session
  • Downloadable app
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • User Height Range: 5'0" - 6'5"
  • Maximum User Weight: 285 lbs.


  • User cannot be taller than 6'5" or shorter than 5'0"
  • User cannot weigh more than 285 lbs.

Human Touch Super Novo Massage ChairClick to Learn More


There aren't many massage chairs like the Human Touch Super Novo on the market today. It offers a technologically advanced shape and a range of striking colors along with a wealth of features.

While other massage chairs have voice controls, the Human Touch Super Novo comes with a Virtual Therapist that creates a program specifically for you. You won't find that feature in many other chairs, not even the Brookstone Mach IX.

However, the Brookstone Mach IX is still a solid investment. You can charge your device, listen to music through Bluetooth speakers, and connect your massage chair to Alexa. Plus, both chairs utilize 4D massage technology (depending on the programs) that offer the best massage experience for your money.

In the end, your choice depends on the features you want to have in your massage chair and the look you want to bring to your home. Now that you've seen two of our best massage chairs and what they have to offer, we hope you have a better understanding of the value these high end chairs can potentially bring to your life.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comparison, we really do appreciate you. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 800-566-2798.

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