Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D Masage Chair Review
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Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D Masage Chair Review

One thing that constantly comes up with our customers is they are you tired of coming home from work with sore and aching muscles. They are looking for something to provide relief and end up searching for a massage chair that can provide them with the relief they need. We get a lot of questions about the Kyota brand and their Nokori M980 Syner-D massage chair. Here at Emassagechair we dedicate ourselves to trying all the chair and after spending some time in the Nokori m980 I have to say I’m impressed.

Kyota which is a brand of infinity comes with many of their most popular features, style, as well as warranty and support.

Now let's dive into the details of this massage chair, so you can see for yourself why it might just be the perfect addition to your home.

The Overall Look and Design

The Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D massage chair has a sleek and modern design that will fit perfectly in any home. The chair is made of high-quality materials and is built to last. The synthetic leather covering is soft and comfortable to the touch, and the chair itself is sturdy and well-constructed. The quilted upholstery is very popular among high end chairs as it draws inspiration from sports car designs like BMW or Mercedes.

The designers went for ease of use with the massage controls which will get into further, but this includes a touch screen remote as well as controls on the armrest.

One thing that sets this chair apart from others on the market is its unique 49 inch S-L-track design and the Syner-D design. The S-L-track system provides a full-body massage experience by following the natural curve of your spine, from your neck all the way down to your glutes. This means that every part of your body can receive a massage, from your neck, upper back to your glute muscles. The Syner-D Feature provides two massage rollers on a split track. It has a traditional style Large two head roller for the neck and back, and a smaller quad style roller for the lower back, glutes, and thighs.

The Massage Experience

But what about the massage itself? Let me tell you, the massage on this chair is the best Kyota chairs have to offer and it's amazing. The Kyota Nokori uses a variety of techniques, including kneading, tapping, and rolling, to provide a customized massage experience that targets your specific needs. The Syner-D massage system is unique, and this chair uses it to its full advantage. The top two head roller is more acute at massaging the neck, shoulder, and upper back muscles. The 4D massage roller will move in choreographed movements with both massage rollers and provide a range of intensity during the massage. There are 5 levels of intensity from light to very deep.

The chair also features duel layered airbags that provide compression massage for your arms, legs, and feet. This includes 32 chambers with 66 air cells. This type of design helps the chair provide more range in the Swedish style of compression and release. There are 5 levels of intensity on the airbags.

You can choose from 12 Automatic programs that will range from stretching style programs like Flex, Stretch, or Tension Release, to programs designed to help promote sleep like Relax, or Rest and Recover.

One of my favorite features of this chair is the zero-gravity position. This position elevates your feet above your heart, which helps to reduce pressure on your spine and improve circulation. It's incredibly relaxing and really adds to the overall massage experience.

Special Features

The Kyota M980 has some creative special features to enhance the massage experience. This includes the SootheMe function which provides Nature Sounds to help relax and immerse a person in the massage experience. I find it helps relax my body and mind and reminds me of a true spa experience.

There is a lot of customization offered for the massage, which ranges from intensity settings on the roller, there are 5, you can adjust the air massage with 5 levels of intensity, 3 different settings for the back heat, as well as 3 settings to the foot rollers.

One of our favorite special features is the Calf Rollers with oscillating massage. This is a more dynamic massage than the standard compress and release that airbags provide and it will feel more like human hands. It will have 3 different levels speed.

There is also the My Memory setting where you can save your custom programs. This works great when we find settings that we really like and don’t want to program each time we use the chair.

Chromotherapy lighting has become fairly common in massage chairs but is still a cool addition. Chromotherapy lighting is best used in a dark setting and has become common with many massage chairs.

The Controls

The controls for the Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D massage chair are easy to use and intuitive. The chair has a touch screen which, if done right, will be the best way to control a massage chair. The remote control allows you to adjust the intensity and speed of the massage, as well as choose from several pre-programmed massage options. You can also customize your massage experience by choosing which parts of your body you want to focus on.

The quick controls on the armrest allow to control many settings as well as choose a massage program. You can, power the chair on and off, control the recline of the chair, go into Zero Gravity recline, adjust the LED brightness, Volume, and choose 4 of your Favorite programs.

Features at a Glance

  • Syner-D 4D Massage Roller System
  • Calf Roller Oscillating Massage
  • State of the Art Automatic Program Design
  • SootheMe Nature Sounds
  • Wireless charger
  • Armrest controls
  • Touch Screen Remote
  • 2 Inch Space Saving
  • Zero Gravity Recline
  • High Quality Upholstery and Padding

Pros and Cons

Let's wrap things up with a quick pros and cons list:


  • Unique Syner-D SL-track design provides a comprehensive massage experience
  • Calf Rollers with Oscillating Massage
  • Best features Kyota has to offer
  • Zero-gravity position is incredibly relaxing
  • Easy-to-use controls allow for customization of massage experience


  • Can be expensive compared to other Premium Massage chairs
  • Chair is on the larger side and may not fit in smaller rooms

What Customers Are Saying

“I recently purchased the M980 and it has helped a lot with my back pain. The massage rollers are extremely effective at targeting knots and tension in my back and the airbags provide a soothing compression massage.” – Dylan

“Purchased this chair for my elderly mother and she no longer complains about pain. She feels younger” – Zhang

“The stretch function is amazing and helps to relieve the tension in my hips and lower back. The chair is also very comfortable and provides a great place to relax”- Linda


  • What is Syner-D 4D Massage roller? The Syner-D Feature provides two massage rollers on a split track. It has a traditional style Large two head roller for the neck and back, and a smaller quad style roller for the lower back, glutes, and thighs.
  • What kind of massage techniques does the Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D Massage Chair use? The chair uses a variety of massage techniques including kneading, tapping, rolling, shiatsu, and a combination of these techniques.
  • Can I adjust the intensity of the massage? Yes, you can adjust the intensity of the massage with 5 levels for the rollers, and 5 levels for the air compression
  • Is the massage chair suitable for people of all heights? The chair is designed to accommodate people of different heights. It has an adjustable shoulder airbag that can be moved up or down depending on the user's height.
  • Q: How many pre-programmed massage programs does the chair have? A: The chair comes with 12 pre-programmed massage programs, each with a different focus and intensity level.
  • Can I customize my own massage program? Yes, you can customize your own massage program by selecting specific massage techniques, areas of the body to focus on, and the intensity level.
  • Does the massage chair have a heat function? Yes, the chair has a heating function that can be used in conjunction with the massage to help relax muscles and increase blood flow. There are 3 levels of heat
  • How easy is it to clean the massage chair? The chair is easy to clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. The upholstery is made of high-quality synthetic leather that is durable and easy to maintain.
  • Q: How long is the warranty for the Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D Massage Chair? A: The chair comes with a three-year warranty that covers parts and labor.

Comparison to Other Massage Chairs

Now, you might be wondering how the Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D massage chair compares to other massage chairs on the market. In my opinion, this chair stands out for a few reasons. First, the Syner-D S-L-track design provides a more comprehensive massage experience than other chairs I've tried. There is a chair called the Daiwa Supreme which uses a similar technology, and even though the Daiwa is a better chair it is more expensive. Infinity who makes this chair made sure to include all of their best technology, so it can definitely be compared against some of the best chairs on the market, like the Ogawa MasterDrive 2.0, Daiwa Supreme, Infinity Dynasty, and Luraco i9 Max. Second, the zero-gravity position is a unique feature that really adds to the relaxation factor. Finally, the controls are easy to use and make it simple to customize your massage experience.

Costco Price Match

If you find a product offered at a lower price on Costco, simply let us know, and we'll match that price while still providing the exceptional benefits we're known for. What's more, we understand the importance of flexible payment options, which is why we offer financing plans to suit your needs. And to further lighten the load on your wallet, we proudly provide the advantage of no sales tax on your purchases. With us, you get the best of both worlds: unbeatable prices and a range of financial perks, making your shopping not just affordable, but also convenient and enjoyable.

Final Thoughts on our Nokori M980 Syner-D Massage Chair Review

Overall, I highly recommend the Kyota Nokori M980 Syner-D massage chair. It's a high-quality chair with a sleek design, and it provides an amazing massage experience. If you're looking for a way to relieve stress and tension in your body, this chair is definitely worth considering.




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