iRest – a global powerhouse in massage chair manufacturing


In a world where innovation meets tradition, one brand distinguishes itself as a towering icon of relaxation in the massage chair. This is iRest – a rapidly growing industry leader with a production capacity of up to 2,000 units per day, with extensive research and development facilities. State-of-the-art facilities with a total area of 350,000 m² are being used to manufacture equipment that serves millions of people around the globe. Welcome to the world of the iRest brand, which sets trends and standards in the massage chair industry.

Manufacturing empire and overseas expansion

Today, iRest is one of the giants of massage chair manufacturing. It stands out not only for its excellence in the art of massage, but also for its impressive production capacity. The company boasts as many as three massive factories, situated in Pingyang, JiaXing and Wenzhou. With a total area of 350,000 m², these factories make the brand a major player not only domestically, but also internationally! In its native China, iRest has not only won the hearts of thousands of massage enthusiasts, but has also ascended to the pedestal of undisputed industry leader. The brand has stores everywhere, in all major cities of this vast country. An extensive network of outlets has firmly established its commercial position. However, iRest’s popularity extends far beyond the borders of its homeland, reaching more than 100 countries across the globe – in Europe, Asia, Australia, Southeast Asia or the Middle East. It is a remarkable achievement when the power of innovation, combined with precise craftsmanship can find recognition across continents. This global reach is where the great strength of iRest lies, which knows no boundaries in its pursuit of excellence in relaxation and indulgence.

The future of massage is born in the iRest labs…

At the heart of this empire of innovation sits a specialised research laboratory with over 110 scientists whose genuine passion and erudition are shaping the future of massage. It is in these specialised research rooms where ideas are born that take our perception of massage comfort to a whole new level. Precise quality control and advanced technology allow every stage of production to be monitored, ultimately ensuring that every detail meets the highest standards. The components used in iRest chairs are of the highest quality, providing unparalleled comfort and durability, the company also has a state-of-the-art machinery park with over 1,600 skilled employees. It is here, with the help of cutting-edge equipment, that the dream of the perfect massage comes to life. iRest’s pride also lies in its intellectual property rights, which exceed 300, while the company also holds 12 invention patents and 29 utility model patents.

Certificates and awards for iRest

The safety and top quality of iRest’s products and production standard are confirmed by certifications: CB TEST CERTIFICATE, CE, ETL, ISO90001 or “National High-tech Enterprise”. The constant effort to create products of the highest quality has been recognised by numerous institutions and organisations, which have honoured the manufacturer for its outstanding achievements with awards such as: “National Top5 Exporter” Award in Industry, Zhejiang Province Innovative model enterprise, “National Intellectual Property Avantage Enterprise”, “Zhejiang Furniture Industy Leader”, Silver Award “Mayor’s Cup” China. These awards are accolades confirming that iRest is the undisputed leader in relaxation and leisure. This company is ahead of the trends, shaping and setting the standards.

From dreams to majesty

What about the way things started? Zhou Guohai, the brand’s founder, was an entrepreneur trying his hand at various industries. Concerned for the health of his mother, who complained of shoulder and back pain, he decided to try out a massage chair. Delighted with the results, he came up with the idea of creating his own model. Getting fully involved, Zhou Guohai began a series of consultations with experts and practitioners in the field of massage and health. He inquired, researched and searched for solutions, and after more than 3 years of preparation, he developed his first massage chair under the iRest brand in 2004.

How did iRest become a global powerhouse? Here are some milestones from the company’s history:

  • 2003 – founding of Wenzhou Shengli Health Equipment Co., Ltd, later transformed into IREST HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
  • 2004 – the first iRest massage chair is introduced to the market, invention of AMS robot massage sleep technology
  • 2005 – the brand is registered in China and more than 80 other countries worldwide
  • 2007 – the industry’s first comprehensive testing laboratory is created, National Top5 Exporter industry award
  • 2008 – first 3D massage mechanism is created, iRest wins Zhejiang Name Brand title
  • 2009 – strategic cooperation agreement signed with LG Group
  • 2011 – iRest as co-developer of National Standard for household and similar healthy massage chair
  • 2013 – 10th anniversary of the company, establishment of the second JiaXing production base in China 
  • 2014 – entering into agreement with LG for first overseas sourcing of ODM (Original Design Manufacturer).
  • 2017 – establishment of third production base in Wenzhou
  • 2023 – 20th anniversary of iRest

The iRest creed is “No Health, No Future”. It encapsulates the aspirations of the company’s founder. In these four simple words lies a deep concern for the health of society and the belief that it is the foundation of every happy life, progress and development. It reflects the efforts made for physical wellbeing, for the spirit, for peace of mind, for harmony with the world around us. Through excellence in massage, the company not only offers solutions for relaxation, but invests its heart and passion in creating tools to improve the quality of life.

A sound partnership – our relationship with iRest

In our capacity as the authorised European distributor of iRest massage chairs, we are proud of our long-standing and fruitful collaboration, which has its roots in our personal visits to the manufacturer’s innovative factories. The opportunity to visit the factories allowed us not only to witness the fascinating manufacturing process of the chairs, but also to experience the extraordinary care and commitment to every detail up close. The experience of discovering the secrets of production, which is extremely impressive, lays the foundations of our partnership. 

As a multidistributor, we deal with a number of global massage chair manufacturers. However, the speed, the scale and the technological background at which iRest does business surprises us, every time we visit their factories. There, you can witness first-hand the potential, the stability that is important to both the quality of our massage chairs and the collaboration we have forged. Over nearly 15 years of cooperation, the technological leap that iRest has made is gigantic

says Paweł Majer, CEO of Rest Lords.

We also strengthen our ties through joint participation in the world’s largest and most important trade fair for consumer electronics and household appliances  – IFA. 

Cooperation with iRest is not limited to observation and meetings only. It is also about influencing the shape of iRest’s product range and effectively developing lasting business relationships based on mutual trust and respect. We are proud to be part of the global iRest family, which offers extraordinary products and sets ever higher standards in the massage industry. 

A tangible outcome of this collaboration are the iRest massage chairs in our range, which represent the quintessence of comfort and relaxation in the field of massage. 

With the creation of the iRest brand, Zhou Guohai brought a completely new quality of massage chairs to the market. The combination of advanced technologies based on research findings with particular attention paid to health leads to an extremely effective, relaxing massage. And in line with the iRest philosophy, the chairs and the massage itself are becoming more and more a part of the daily routine and a natural element of the modern interior.

Discover the world of relaxation with massage chairs that have garnered worldwide acclaim. Contact us now to find your perfect iRest chair!

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Published: 2023.11.24

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