Buying Guide: What's the difference between L-Track and S-Track?

When shopping for a massage chair, you’ll probably come up against quite a few new terms.. Do you want zero gravity? What’s the difference between 2D, 3D, or 4D rollers? What’s the benefit of a heated chair? There are seemingly endless amounts of features to choose from!

One of the important terms you’ll want to pay attention to is the massage chair roller “track”. More specifically, whether a chair has an L-Track or an S-Track. So what exactly is a track?

The “track” is simply referring to the rollers that go up and down the back. An “S track” will roll from the neck down to the lower back and spine. The “L Track” will roll down the entire spine and go further down massaging the glutes and hamstring. You might also see the phrase “S/L Track” which is just a fancy name for “L Track” and doesn’t have any major differences.

Basically, an L-Track (sometimes called an S/L-Track) covers more of your body, leading to a more comprehensive massage. If you think you want your chair to have glute and/or hamstring massage capabilities, opt for a L-Track.

Is that what you’re after? Here are a couple of the best L-Track Chairs we recommend!

Osaki OS Pro Admiral Massage Chair. The Osaki Osaki OS Pro Admiral Massage Chair has a modern design with a sleek look (so it’ll look great in your living room!) and a comfortable feel, while offering a wide range of therapeutic capabilities.

Thanks to its L-Track roller, the OS Pro Admiral can massage you from neck to your glutes and upper hamstrings. Five massage techniques are available that make you completely relaxed while the 16 automatic programs provide therapeutic relief.

Cozzia Qi SE Massage Chair. The Cozzia Si SE chair is a great choice if you’re looking to get real specific with your massages. In addition to an L-Track, it offers the ultimate adjustable technology so you can get a better, more tailored massage experience. It features Vario Motion™ mechanism which is known to provide the most human-like massage in the industry. It also features advanced reflexology, knee massage, and targeted heating technology. And to make it even better, it offers unique LED chromotherapy lighting that moves in patterns and changes colors depending on the option you choose.

Osaki OS-Pro 4D Paragon Massage Chair. Not only does the Osaki OS-4D Pro Paragon have an L-track roller, but it’s heated too! Cue the instant relief. The latest Paragon massage chair upgrades were designed to integrate luxurious technology systems, including voice command, sleeker profile and temperature-customizable heated rollers on the footrest.

Hesitant? Come try one out in store! With our signature zero pressure shopping experience, you can rest assured that the entire experience will be stress free. We’re passionate about serving your needs rather than forcing you into something you don’t want, and that applies to mattress chairs too. We promise to always take the time to listen to your needs and find the right chair for you, so you can walk away knowing you made the right choice.

When you're in the store (or online) shopping around, lots more questions might come up (that's another reason why it's helpful to talk with an expert!). We know a massage chair is an important investment, so don't be shy in asking anything that comes to mind! Curious about a specific chair? Need help deciding between chairs? Feel free to call, email or click the chat icon in the bottom corner of your screen-- we're here for you! Want the VIP treatment? You can also book a private shopping experience with a trained mattress professional, in a zero-pressure environment here.