Review: OSIM uDiva Classic, Our First Massage Chair and We're Loving It!

When was the last time you find time to visit a masseuse to get that stubborn neck and back ache soothen? It would be so nice if I can have it done anytime I want at my own home and that's what got us started shopping for a massage chair since early last year.

After months of debating with my hub (and consulting our bank accounts) we still didn't give in to the lure of having a massage chair in our house until now. With the new OSIM uDiva Classic, it is now even more tempting, and easier on our wallet, to finally own our very first massage chair. Thanks to OSIM we got to give this new uDiva Classic a trial run before we make our decision to sign-off that credit card slip. And here's 8 (because its Chinese New Year) reasons why we need this OSIM uDiva Classic in our home. (It's more like 8 reasons to persuade myself and my hub to buy it lah!)

#1 - The uDiva Classic massage chair fits just nice in our home

In fact it fits almost any home, even in my parent's cosy one-bedroom HDB in Punggol! The OSIM uDiva Classic is compact and light, you can fit it anywhere in your house and move it about too; from the living room to the bedroom or in your baby's room! It measures merely 90(L) x 70(W) x 85(H)cm in sofa mode with backrest inclined and footrest retracted, saving more than 30% of living space.

Love how this uDiva Classic is so much easier to match as compared to their previous uDiva model. It's classic yet elegant design complements our home and I love how the caramel chair stands out from the rest of our furniture. Really fits just nice as our first massage chair right? This uDiva Classic is small in size but generous in the features. Read on to find out...

#2 - It feels just right, at every pain (and not pain) points

Every morning I wake up with numb arms and hands and a very stiff shoulder. Every night I find it hard to fall asleep even though I am super tired. All these are signs of overworked, little rest and long hours of staring into digital screens. Are you having the same problems too? Since I started using the uDiva Classic every evening, sometimees in the morning before I start my long hours of staring into my macbook, I fall asleep more easily at night and when I needed that knot loosen in the neck and shoulder, I used the manual settings in the massage chair to hit the right spot easily. And never once did I not get the "Ahhhh..." out of me; just damn shiok. And now I do not want this daily routine to stop! So I must buy it, right?

#3 - It's like having a personal spa at home
When was the last time I visited a spa? Hmmm... probably more than 6 years ago when we took a break in Bintan. Now I can have a good spa rub and massage every day.

#4 - Not just another chair, but a 3-in-one!
An armchair these days cost easily a few hundred bucks and if you want a nice looking designer one, you'll pay couple of thousand even. But well its just a nice-to-look-at and alright to sit in armchair. How about a cosy lounger? That's not something every house can fit easily since it takes up more space. And then there's the dream "I wish I have one at home" massage chair, to some may feel its too bulky or too costly to own. Now put all the above three into one, you can get a body message anytime you want, a chair to relax and reflect, a cosy armchair to sit and a lounger for you to laze or work in. With the OSIM uDiva Classic, we can have all the above at home without taking much space and doesn't cost you an arm and leg to pay off. A good deal indeed!

#5 - 5 professional massage programs
Being our first massage chair, it should be easy to use and fuss-free. And sure enough, we could get our first massage experience right out of the box without any manuals or instructions. Just pressed a couple of buttons on the remote and we went "Ohhhh" and "Ahhhh" instantly. The five pre-set massage programs include:

  1. Neck & Shoulders - my favourite routine that eases stiff and aching necks and shoulders

  2. Lumbar - on days when I needed a good relief on my lower back

  3. Energize - for the mornings when I needed a quick boost before work to charge up the body and mind.

  4. Spa - a gentle massage that relieve stress and tension all round the body

  5. Sleep - for relaxation before a good night sleep.

You can also use the manual massage settings to target a specific spot of your shoulder or back to suit your individual preference.

#6 - Everybody can use it!
Most places sell massage and spa packages that you can share with your love ones these days, but the problem with these packages is finding time to head back to use the package. But this one package is right there waiting for you at home. My parents come by weekly to visit and now they get to enjoy soothing massage too while spending time with us.

#7 - A work-at-home mum dream chair to work in.
Because I work from home most of the time, and sitting at my desk long hours makes work a little dull. Now I have a better option to sit and work at home. When I am too tired, I set the uDiva Classic into massage chair postition and have my back massage while I type away on my macbook. Or when I needed to focus just on work, I set it to become a lounger where I can have my coffee and snacks within reach while I work. Isn't it a dream chair to work in for me? Yes right? Must buy lah! Shiok lah!

#8 - It doesn't burn a big hole in our wallet! And accepts trade-in too.
Because we have got a massager at home now, we can trade-in* that and get this awesome new OSIM uDiva Classic at a special trade-in price! I just need to use it at least once a week to get my investment worth comparing this with my usual visit to the masseuse; which I seriously cannot find any time to go. Perhaps its time to trade our leg massage for this full body one. Hmmm...

Now that I have got my 8 reasons to own the uDiva Classic massage chair listed out here (while seated in it as I typed them out), time to share it with my husband and get the deal firmed so I can enjoy all the above 8 benefits permanently.

uDiva Classic retails at S$2,499, available in two colours – caramel and mocha. Please check in-store for more details. Click here for more information on OSIM uDiva Classic.

Want to try out the chair too? Come visit us this Chinese New Year! I'll serve you coffee and snacks too. Don't forget the ang baos ok. :P


  1. hey! Not bad! There's trade-in offers! hahah But I don't have any to trade it in for. I've always liked climbing up onto a massage chair as a kid because it was very fun! So many buttons to press and a chair that moves? haha how interesting! My parents never considered to buy a massage chair though because of its price. Till today, we do not own one at home. It'll be a great gift for the frugal grandparents! Something to consider =D

  2. Haha.. You and your girl look so DIVA sitting in the uDiva!

  3. You are making me drool ... I can so imagine myself doing exactly what you did - lounging and writing on the laptop ????

  4. I do have a few OSIM products like Massagers and uShape at home and largely satisfied with the quality and service. This chair can be the next one on my list!

  5. Whoa whoa whoa the massage chair looks really SHIOK to be lazing in!!

  6. My girls love climbing onto the chair too! And Zara love it more when I'm sitting on it, she'll climb onto me and treat me like a "vibrating bed"!

  7. Looks great and probably feels really comfortable too... Envious!! But the price a little too steep for us. Enjoy!!

  8. Don't tempt us with your photos, loved your work and relax photo with your laptop was imagining myself.

  9. BUY LAH BUY LAH!! I've always wanted to get a massage chair too but I'm worried about one part breaking down then you have to get the whole chair fixed haha... so we just have the leg and back massagers since those are my problem areas. From Osim too :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  10. Your living room is super neat!! I love to have a massage chair at home too, but since we don't have much space for one, I usually get my quick fix from my parents' OSIM massage chair :)

  11. Hi, I have a UDivine for sale due to moving out. It is still functioning at tip top condition. Only need to "re-uphoistery" the body. Osim is charging S$98 for this service. You may also change the body color to either ruby red, heavenly blue or remains it in black.

  12. Oop, forgotten to include the sales price. It is going at S$2,000.00.

  13. Dear,
    I am currently SC VP of a multinational based at Singapore. I am Turkish and I love your chairs. (Unfortunately I bought another brand just last week). I would love to be your distrubutor in Turkey and surrounding if you agree.

  14. I bought a OSIM UDiva chair in Vancouver Canada and it was working well for about a year. 14 months into using it, the chain's leg and back rest would not extend or retract. Because it was a couple months past the warranty, OSIM agreed to fix it for free. That was Sept. 2017. Fast forward to April 2018 (8 months later) and the same problem occured. This time I'm charged $100. I was not thrilled that I'm paying for a recurring problem that is clearly a design flaw. We don't use our chair often, maybe 3 times a week at 15-20 min. After the first repair, we were told to not lean on the chair when it is extending or retracting. We have been super gentle with it and it didn't even last a year. The 2nd repair took 10 minutes and it was a bolt coming loose. Again I was told not to put pressure on the chair (which we haven't been). When asked if I could return the chair and upgrade cause we obviously have a lemon or a chair that is badly designed, we were told that we could upgrade to the $6,000 model and get back $1,500 credit, essentially losing half of what I had paid. Too much money and can't afford it. The repair person looked at our chair and said it was in very good condition which confirms that we have not used the chair very often. I expect a lot more from a company that I paid $3,000 for. I've already told a co worker who was considering buying an OSIM chair to not buy it. She was very relieved that I told her about my problems as she has small living space and really liked my description of how the UDiva chair was very compact. I'm stuck with this lemon but will tell everyone I know not to buy OSIM products due to poor product quality and customer service.


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