Rick's Pick for CES 2018: Bodyfriend

Unique massage technology and state-of-the-art design inspired by a sports car.

Need I say more... Bodyfriend.

This is a full-body, and stretching massage chair that puts every other massage chair to shame. Yes, it stretches the right muscles and body parts before training and competition.

Bodyfriend, announced at CES 2018, their Rex-L Plus massage chair. With its smart functionalities, unique massage technology, and futuristic state-of-the-art design, the newest addition to the Bodyfriend family further raises the bar of expectations in the massage chair industry. Bodyfriend’s latest product is not just a massage chair, but a furniture fashion statement for your living room, bedroom or a den. The new relaxation device is yet another step towards Bodyfriend’s mission to help millions of people improve their lifestyle, live longer, peak performance and successfully battle daily health challenges such as stress, insomnia and everyday aches and pains.

I spent almost 10 minutes on their Pharaoh model and came with no pain and feeling loose and ready to keep walking the aisles of CES.

I'm not sure if it was the zero-gravity component or the massage program chosen just for my body type and listed preferences, but it worked. I've been ache-free all day. It stretched my calves and thighs, along with giving me a legal "glute massage." The Pharaoh did the trick and made my trip to CES!

Back to the new Rex-L Plus. Bodyfriend introduces a patented and previously industry-unseen massage technique called brain massage. It has two different modes - concentration and meditation. The concentration mode uses centuries-old massage techniques that encourage the brain first to stabilize and then recharge for enhanced cognitive skills. The meditation mode gives priority to stress relief, and then uses massaging techniques that result in deeper levels of relaxation. Both options use healing music with binaural beats to allow users reach a deep state of relaxation and heightened concentration levels. And if healing music is not what helps you de-stress, the Rex-L Plus gives you the option to wirelessly connect your music player and take full control over the sounds you hear during your chair time.

Rex-L Plus comes with new engineering approach that results in lower airbag compression noises and vibrations. This is fantastic news for light sleepers as decreased noise levels mean people will reach inner Zen without affecting the others around them.

“Massage chairs are not just seating objects with mechanical functions; they have a bigger purpose. Rex-L Plus is a great example as it is not just a massage chair but a stylish relaxation and entertainment device for your home,” said Taek Kim, CEO at Bodyfriend USA. “With our latest addition, we are continuing to define the future of the massage chair industry and stretch the limits of innovation in design and technology.”

Bodyfriend doesn't sell "lifestyle" pieces, they can be "life-changing" pieces.

These beautiful pieces of furniture not only look good, they perform like a finely tuned sports car as the company recently partnered up with supercar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini, opened two showrooms in Los Angeles and plans to cover all major metropolitan areas in the US by opening additional 140 stores by 2022. This is my "Best of CES 2018."