REPOSE R500 User Guide
Table of Contents
Safety......................................................................................................................2
Features..................................................................................................................5
Part Names and Locations....................................................................................7
Assembly and Setup .............................................................................................8
Backrest .................................................................................................................8
Back Cushion and Pillow ......................................................................................8
Preparing for Use ..................................................................................................9
Moving the Massage Lounger ..............................................................................9
Control Panel Functions .....................................................................................10
Using your Repose Massage Lounger ..............................................................13
Lowering and Raising the Backrest ...................................................................13
Raising and Lowering the Leg Rest ...................................................................14
Automatic Massage.............................................................................................15
Manual Massage ..................................................................................................16
User Preferences .................................................................................................17
Maintenance and Cleaning .................................................................................18
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................19
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Safety
Thank you for purchasing a Repose Massage Lounger.
To avoid the risk of personal injury and to ensure optimum performance, please pay particular
attention to the warnings and safety notices throughout this manual.
The Repose massage lounger is not intended to be used as a healthcare device.
Children under 16 years of age should not be allowed to use the Repose massage lounger. Their
bodies are still forming and could be harmed by the intense massage action.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the
following:
Please be sure to read all instructions before using this appliance.
DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Always unplug the massage lounger from the electrical outlet immediately after use and
before cleaning.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
2. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when
not in use, and before putting on or taking off parts.
3. Do not operate under blanket or pillow. Excessive heating can occur and cause fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons.
4. Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by, on, or near children,
invalids, or disabled persons.
5. Use this applicance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not rercommended by the manufacturer.
6. Never operate this appliance if it has a damamged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the appliance
to a service center or examination or repair.
7. Do not carry this appliance by supply cord or use cord as a handle.
8. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
9. Never operate the appliance with the air openings blocked. Keep the air openings free of
lint, hair, and the like.
10. Never drop or insert any object into any openeing.
11. Do not use outdoors.
12. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
13. WARNING - Connect this appliance to a properly grounded outlet only. See Grounding
Instructions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This product must be grounded. Should this product malfunction or breakdown, grounding
provides a path of least resistance for electric current reducing the risk of electric shock. This
product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug.
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The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances.
DANGER - Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a
qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to
whether the product is properly grounded. Do not modify the
plug provided with the product - if it will not fit the outlet; have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
This product is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit and has a
grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in sketch A.
Make sure that the product is connected to an outlet having the
same configuration as the plug. No adapter should be used with
this product.
Sketch A
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING - To avoid the risk of personal injury, please follow these precautions:
1. People with the following conditions should seek a doctors advice before using the
Repose massage lounger:
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Expectant mothers.
People with an illness or fever.
People with cancer.
People with injuries.
People with blood circulation problems.
People with back problems.
People in poor physical shape or undergoing medical treatment.
People suffering from back, neck, shoulder or hip pain.
People with heart pacemakers or defibrillators, or other personal medical devices.
2. Always wear clothing while using the massage lounger.
3. Avoid exposing skin directly to the massager to prevent skin irritation.
4. Do not use the massage lounger while wearing hair accessories or hats.
5. Do not use the massage lounger for massaging the head, abdomen, arms, elbows, front
of thighs, or knees.
6. Do not massage the back muscles for more than 15 continuous minutes. Leaving the
massage mechanism in one position can result in discomfort.
7. During your first use, do not use the massage lounger for more than 5 minutes to avoid
overstretching the muscles which may cause discomfort. Gradually increase the duration
and intensity of the massage as you become used to it.
8. If you begin to feel sick or the massage feels painful, stop use immediately.
9. Do not go to sleep while using the massage lounger.
10. Do not use the massage lounger after drinking alcohol.
11. Do not sit on the backrest while the lounger is reclined.
12. Do not sit on the massage lounger with your legs resting on the backrest.
13. Do not sit on the leg rest, the lounger may fall over.
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OPERATING PRECAUTIONS
WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, burns, electric shock, damaging the lounger, or personal
injury, please read the following:
1. Make sure the power plug is completely inserted into the wall power outlet.
2. Never leave the massage lounger unattended when the power cord is plugged in.
3. Always unplug the massage lounger when not in use.
4. Only use the massage lounger for the purpose described in these instructions.
5. Continuous supervision is required when the massage lounger is used by people who
have limited mobility or communication abilities.
6. Do not stand on any part of the massage lounger.
7. Do not use any accessories other than those recommended by Repose Corporation.
8. This massage lounger is not to be used by children or anyone under the age of 16.
Please keep children away while the massage lounger is in use.
9. Make sure there are no obstacles behind the lounger before reclining the backrest.
10. Make sure there are no obstacles in front of the lounger before use.
11. When finished using the massage lounger, always return the seat to the upright position
and lower the leg rest completely. Make sure people or objects are not in the way when
lowering the leg rest.
12. Never operate the massage lounger if the power cord or power plug is damaged.
13. If you feel the massage lounger needs repair, follow the troubleshooting steps on page
19. Contact Repose Corp. if you need more assistance.
14. Contact Repose Corp. immediately if the massage lounger has been dropped, damaged,
or if it has been immersed in water.
15. Before use, always lift the cushions and check the fabric for tearing or signs of abnormal
wear.
16. Check all other areas for tearing or signs of abnormal wear. If you find a tear or rip,
immediately stop using the massage lounger and unplug the power cord. Contact
Repose Corp. for assistance.
17. Keep power cords away from heated surfaces.
18. Do not allow sharp objects, metal objects, rubbish or moisture to come into contact with
the power plug.
19. Do not use the massage lounger over heating appliances or electric carpets.
20. Make sure all air openings on the massage lounger are kept free and clear.
21. Do not drop or insert anything into any of the openings of the massage lounger.
22. Do not use the massage lounger in bathrooms or other damp or extremely humid areas.
23. Do not spill any liquids on the controller or any part of the lounger.
24. Do not use the massage lounger outdoors.
25. Do not use aerosol spray products or handle oxygen tanks around the massage lounger.
26. Before unplugging the massage lounger, turn off all controls.
27. Do not use the massage lounger with a transformer.
28. Connect the massage lounger power plug to a properly grounded outlet only.
29. Do not attempt to open or disassemble any part of the massage lounger. There are no
user-serviceable parts in your massage lounger.
PLEASE SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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Features
Your Repose Massage Lounger massages your
upper back, lower back, neck, shoulders, legs, and
feet using a series of rollers and airbags that
simulate massage techniques similar to the touch of
human hands.
Automatic massages are preprogrammed and
accessible with the control panel. You can also
override the automatic massage settings to fine tune the massage.
Back, Neck, Waist, and Shoulders
Your back, neck, waist, and shoulders are massaged using several different
methods.
Knead - During the Knead massage function, the massage mechanism
heads move in a circular motion.
Roll - During the Roll massage the massage mechanism rolls up and down
without any other motion of the massage heads.
Knock - In the Knock mode, the massage heads tap in an oscillating pattern.
Knead
Knock
Combination
Combination - The massage modes can be combined. For example, you can
use the Roll mode while using either the Knead or Knock modes or all at the
same time.
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Calf Muscles and Back of Legs
Your calf muscles and the back of your legs are massaged with airbags
synchronized to simulate a “wave style” of massage which may help to
increase blood circulation.
In the seat of your Repose Massage Lounger, there are
5 airbags programmed to inflate and deflate giving a
continuous overlapping massage on the back of your
legs and buttocks.
Airbags are also used to massage your calf muscles. In
the leg rest, there are eight airbags. As one airbag
inflates, another airbag deflates creating a wave motion.
Vibe Modes
There are three different vibration modes that help relax the muscle of your
Back, Buttocks, and Legs.
Back Vibe
Leg and Thigh
Calf Muscles
Automatic Massage
There are four preset massage settings available for your entire body - Gentle,
Relax, Enliven, and Repose.
In addition to the automatic full body massage, you can select an automatic
massage for specific areas. These areas include your neck, shoulders, back,
waist, legs, and feet.
Manual Massage
You can override the automatic massage modes by pressing any of the
manual massage buttons. Please the section titled “Using your Repose
Massage Lounger” for more information.
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Part Names and Locations
Please refer to this page to familiarize yourself with the location of parts and
features called out as you read through this guide.
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Assembly and Setup
Backrest
The backrest folds down to help reduce the amount of storage space required
while the lounger is not in use.
Unfolding the Backrest
To unfold the backrest, lift the backrest up and away from
the seat cushion.
When the backrest reaches the vertical position, you will
hear a clicking sound as the backrest locks into place.
Folding the Backrest
To fold down the backrest, locate the latch on the
back of the lounger that is below the seat. Push the
latch down to unlock.
Move the backrest toward the leg rest. As the
backrest approaches the seat cushion, it will stop.
Back Cushion and Pillow
NOTICE: While the backrest cushion is detached from the lounger, please do not place hands,
fingers, or any objects between the seat and the backrest.
The backrest cushion and pillows can be removed and replaced to help adjust
the comfort level of the massage.
The backrest cushion is
attached with a zipper
located on the top of the
backrest.
The pillow attaches to the
backrest cushion with
Velcro.
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Preparing for Use
NOTICE: Before use, be sure the power plug is inserted completely into a grounded wall outlet.
Never use the massage lounger without proper grounding. If you are unsure, please consult an
electrician.
Grounding Your Massage Lounger
Your massage lounger is equipped with a grounded power plug and must be
plugged into a properly grounded wall outlet. Grounding allows the electric
current to flow to the earth helping to reduce the risk of electric shock if a failure
occurs.
Do not modify the power plug or use an adapter to bypass the ground.
If you are unsure about adequate grounding, please consult an electrician.
Moving the Massage Lounger
Your Repose massage lounger has wheels on the back of the base that are used
for moving your lounger.
Please be very careful while attempting to move your massage lounger. We
recommend you have someone help you move the lounger.
NOTICE: Disconnect the power cord prior to moving and do not attempt to move the massage
lounger while someone is seated on it.
To move your massage lounger:
1. Position the leg rest in the
raised position.
2. Remove the power plug from
the wall outlet and secure the
power cord on the lounger.
3. While holding both sides of the
leg rest, carefully lift the front of
the lounger. Please be very
careful, the massage lounger is
bulky and heavy.
NOTICE: If you have hard flooring surfaces, you may want to place a mat on the floor and gently
roll the massage lounger to avoid damaging the floor. If you are using your lounger on a
hardwood surface, we recommend you protect your floor by placing something under your
lounger such as a rug.
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Control Panel Functions
A - Main control functions
Power
Stop
Time
Powers the lounger on and off. Resets the massage
mechanism, backrest, and leg rest to default positions.
Stops all actions. To resume, reselect the massage mode
that was in use prior to pressing stop. The timer will resume
at the point where Stop was pressed.
Adjusts the massage time in 5 minute increments. The
maximum amount of time is 30 minutes. The minimum is 5
minutes.
B - Automatic modes
Gentle
Soft and gentle entire body massage.
Relax
A gentle massage programmed to help you relax.
Enliven
A slightly aggressive massage to help refresh and awaken.
Repose
Vigorous massage for your entire body.
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C - Position
Focus
Position adjust
While enjoying an automatic massage, use the Focus
button to temporarily stop the up and down (rolling) motion
of the massage heads to focus on a specific area while the
knock and or knead massages continue.
During manual massages, use this button to adjust the up or
down position of the massage mechanism during Knead or
Knock. Adjust the width during Roll or Knock massage
modes.
Lower backrest
Hold down to lower the backrest.
Raise backrest
Hold down to raise the backrest.
Raise leg rest
Hold down to raise the leg rest.
Lower leg rest
Hold down to lower the leg rest.
D - Manual mode settings
Neck
Selects an automatic massage on your neck.
Shoulder
Selects an automatic massage on your shoulders.
Back
Selects an automatic massage on your back.
Waist
Selects an automatic massage on your lower back.
Leg &Foot
Selects an automatic massage on your legs and feet.
Vibe
Turns on and off the Vibrate massage function.
Roll
Selects the Roll massage mode.
Knead
Selects the Knead massage mode.
Knead Reverse
Reverses the Knead massage action.
Knock
Selects the Knock massage mode.
Roll & Knead
Selects the Roll and Knead massage modes.
Roll & Knock
Selects the Roll and Knock massage modes.
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Knead & Knock
Selects the Knead and Knock massage modes.
Thigh
Selects the massage mode for the back of your thighs.
Leg
Selects the massage mode for you calf muscles.
Foot
Selects the massage mode for your feet.
Roll Speed
Used to set the speed of the Roll mechanism.
Knead Speed
Used to set the speed of the Knead massage.
Knock Speed
Used to set the speed of the Knock massage.
Leg & Foot
Intensity
Used to set the intensity of the Leg and Foot massage.
E - User presets
Users
Selects the user for saving and recalling preferences.
Enter
Used to select a saved preference.
Save
Used to save user preferences.
Select storage
number
Used to select the storage location of user preferences.
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Using your Repose Massage Lounger
While positioning your massage lounger
for use, please keep in mind that the leg
rest and backrest will move up and
down.
There must be at least 24 inches of
clearance in front of and 20 inches
behind the massage lounger to prevent
damage to the lounger or any obstacles
that might be in the way.
Lowering and Raising the Backrest
The backrest is raised and lowered using the control panel.
To lower the backrest:
1. Make sure the area behind the backrest is clear of obstacles.
2. Press and hold the lower backrest button on the control panel. Release
the button when the backrest reaches a comfortable position. The
backrest will stop automatically when it reaches the lowest point of travel.
To raise the backrest:
1. While sitting in your lounger, press and hold the raise backrest button.
When the backrest reaches the upright position, it will stop.
Note: Pressing the power button will also raise the backrest and lower the
leg rest while resetting the lounger.
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Raising and Lowering the Leg Rest
To raise the leg rest:
1. Be sure the area in front of the leg rest is free of obstacles.
2. Press and hold the raise leg rest button. The leg rest will stop
automatically when it reaches the highest point.
To lower the leg rest:
1. Be sure the area below the leg rest is free of obstacles.
2. Press and hold the lower leg rest button. When the leg rest reaches the
lowest position, it will stop.
Note: Pressing the power button will also raise the backrest and lower the
leg rest while resetting the lounger.
After using your massage lounger:
1. Press the Stop button on the control panel.
2. To reset the lounger, press the power button. This will raise the backrest
and lower the leg rest.
3. Be sure to unplug the power cord if the lounger is not going to be used
again.
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Automatic Massage
You can enjoy a complete pre-programmed full body massage by pressing the
Gentle, Relax, Enliven, or Repose buttons on the top of the control panel. With
these modes, your entire body is massaged at various levels of intensity
depending on the mode selected.
Automatic Massage - Full Body
1. Sit down in your lounger.
2. Press the power button.
3. Wait for the body scan to complete.
4. Press any of the automatic massage buttons.
Automatic Massage - Specific Area
In addition to the full body massage, there are five automatic massages for your
Neck, Shoulders, Back, Waist, Legs, and Feet.
To massage a specific area:
1. Sit down in your lounger.
2. Press the power button.
3. Wait for the body scan to complete.
4. Press any of the area massage buttons, such as Neck, Shoulder, Back,
Waist, or Leg and Feet.
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Manual Massage
, Knead
, or Knock
For a manual massage, you can use the Roll
buttons to turn on and off the selected massage modes or setup a combination of
modes.
To create your own massage program:
1. Sit in your lounger and press the power button.
2. Wait for the body scan to complete.
3. Press Stop to put the lounger in standby mode.
4. Select any massage mode such as Roll
, Knead
, Knock
, or
Vibe.
To use combined massage modes, select the corresponding button.
1. To use Roll and Knead, press the
button.
2. To use Roll and Knock, press the
button.
3. To use Knead and Knock, press the
button.
Speed
The speed of the massage action is variable only during manual massages. You
can adjust the speed in five increments by pressing the plus and minus button
that corresponds with the massage mode you wish to adjust. The default
setting is medium.
Intensity
The intensity of the leg and foot massage is variable only during manual
massages. You can adjust the intensity by pressing the plus and minus button
located below Leg & Foot Intensity.
Width
During the Knock massage mode, the width of the rollers can be adjusted by
pressing the left and right ends of the position adjustment button.
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User Preferences
If you wish to save favorite massage settings, you can save massage
preferences for three users in six (6) save points for a total of eighteen (18)
settings. All massage parameters such as speed and intensity are saved along
with the massage mode.
To save your settings:
1. Press Stop to put the lounger in Standby mode.
2. Select User A, B, or C.
3. Select a number using the “+” and “-“ buttons.
4. Press Enter. Note: If a setting has already been saved, see “To modify a setting” if
you wish to change a previously saved setting.
5. Select the desired massage functions.
6. Press Save.
To recall a setting:
1. Press Stop to put the lounger in Standby mode.
2. Select User A, B, or C.
3. Use the “+” and “-“ buttons to select the number you wish to use.
4. Press Enter.
To modify a setting:
1. Press Stop to put the lounger in Standby mode.
2. Select User A, B, or C.
3. Use the “+” and “-“ buttons to select a number to modify.
4. Select the desired massage functions.
5. Press Save.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
WARNING: Always unplug the power cord before cleaning your massage lounger. Never touch a
power plug with wet hands. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to electrocution or burns.
NOTICE: Please do NOT use volatile chemicals such as paint thinners, benzene, or alcohol on
any part of your massage lounger.
Fabric
1. Wipe the seat fabric with a damp cloth using water and a very mild
detergent.
2. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe the fabric to remove residue.
3. Allow to air dry.
Plastic Areas
1. Use a damp cloth with water and a very mild detergent to wipe down
exposed plastic areas.
2. Use a clean damp cloth to remove any residue.
3. Allow the cleaned parts to air dry.
Control Panel
If the control panel becomes soiled, wipe with a soft cloth moistened lightly with
water only. Excess moisture or detergents can damage the control panel.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience difficulty using your massage lounger, please read this section prior to
contacting Repose Customer Service for assistance.
Problem
It sounds and feels like the massage
heads are working too hard to get over
wrinkles in the fabric.
The motor groans while under load.
There seems to be excessive noise
during tapping.
There is a creaking sound while the
massage heads are functioning.
When the massage heads move up or
down, there is a rattling sound.
There is a rubbing sound as the
massage heads rub on the seat fabric.
There is a noise when the backrest is
reclining or rising.
When the power switch is turned on
there is a humming sound.
There is a hissing sound of air escaping.
There is a humming sound from the
pump.
The leg rest rattles.
The massage heads stop during
operation.
The air in the seat is not being released.
The backrest will not recline or the leg
rest cannot be raised or lowered.
The massage lounger will not operate at
all.
The unit has been damaged.
The power cord or power plug is
abnormally hot.
Solution
These sounds are normal.
If excessive force is applied to the massage heads
during operation, in the interests of safety the
massage heads may stop moving.
If this occurs, raise your body slightly to reduce the
weight on the backrest before restarting.
If the power cord is unplugged or there is a power
failure while the air massage is in progress, the air
will be trapped in the unit and will automatically
release when power is reapplied.
If obstacles are encountered or excessive force is
exerted during the movement, the leg rest or backrest
will be stopped automatically to prevent damage.
Power off the massage lounger and be sure both
backrest and leg rest areas are free of obstacles and
power on the massage lounger.
The power cord has been disconnected.
The power switch on the unit has not been turned on.
Check to see if the fuse needs to be replaced. If so,
contact Repose customer service for assistance.
Stop using the massage lounger immediately.
Stop using the massage lounger immediately.
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