Part 1 Review of the Inada Yume Massage Chair
By producing the new Inada Yume Massage Chair, Inada has once again remained true to its desire for all new models to feature unique benefits not seen before in the massage chair industry. This company philosophy of innovation has earned Inada a reputation for excellence that other companies tend to copy.
The new Inada Yume (pronounced “You Me”) massage chair showcases two features I’ve not seen in other chairs, elliptical calf massage and rocking.
I will elaborate on those two features in Part II of this article. Here, in Part I, I want to share with you my initial impressions of this latest model from Inada.
The first thing I noticed about the Inada Yume…
The first thing I noticed is the dramatic size difference compared with the Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair, its predecessor. The Inada Yume is narrower and a bit shorter, however, it is not tiny at all. The smaller design allows this new chair to fit better into tight spaces. This model was designed to meet the complaint that massage chairs take up too much room. If you are looking for an ample massage chair that takes up little space, the Inada Yume may be for you.
The rolling mechanism differs quite a bit from other Inada chairs, yet is comfortable and firm. I found it to be quite an enjoyable roll. Your neck is stretched by pillow airbags that inflate and alternate pushing on each shoulder. It is a little different from the roller massage on the neck you may have been used to in the past. However, I did figure out how to get that roller massage effect with this chair.
I found that by moving the neck stretching pillow over the back of the chair out of the way and reclining the chair as far as it would go, I could manually set the roller. Then I moved the rollers up as high as possible and enjoyed a wonderful neck massage. This may not work as well for a taller person, but with some body maneuvers most of you can accomplish a good roller neck massage with this chair.
Like the Inada Doctor’s Choice 3A massage chair, the airbags in the Inada Yume seat inflate one side and then the other to rotate the pelvis. I am impressed with this feature because many massage chairs do not provide any low back rotation. The closest thing you may find in a chair is a feature that pushes you forward without any rotation.
For some reason, the color choices, are limited to red and black with the Inada Yume. Note that the red is not burgundy or maroon, but bright red.
Another feature is the LED lighting on the sides of the ottoman. It is not visible from the chair unless the room lights are off. The idea is to produce a relaxed ambiance for your session in the chair.
There are some features you may expect to find in a massage chair that are not included in the Inada Yume. There is no arm massage. Many people think the airbag arm massage feature is unimportant, so it depends on your preference. Interestingly, it has been included in the last two Inada models, the Doctor’s Choice 3A and Sogno.
In addition, foot massage is not included because the Inada Yume provides calf massage for the leg. Elimination of foot massage in this chair will make more sense to you when you see how calf massage works.
Elliptical calf massage and rocking will be discussed in Part II of this article on the new Inada Yume massage chair.
Dr. Alan Weidner
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