Inada Sogno Massage Chair Base Colors

Inada Sogno massage chair
Inada Sogno massage chair

I am always grateful to our clients who point out things about our chair and our website that often escape us. One of our clients asked me about the color of the base of the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Plus massage chair. The pictures that we

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have on our website for the Inada Sogno show different base colors depending on the model. Well, we were asked by our client if it was possible to choose the base color for their new chair prior to ordering it. Well, I contacted Inada because it did appear that different color chairs had different base colors (the base is the bottom part of the chair that sits on the floor and supports the whole chair).

We were told by Inada that the base on ALL the Inada Sogno massage chairs was the light gray color. Well, that answered that! So, we naturally asked for new images from Inada that showed the true base color on all the models. They are working on that presently. We will update the images once they are sent to us by Inada, but in the meantime, just know that the base color on ALL the Inada Sogno massage chairs is the light gray color.

On another Inada side-note: the D-5 and D-6 massage chairs are officially gone. These chairs were discontinued some time ago and now all existing stock has been sold. They are now dead and gone. The i2A massage chair has also been discontinued but there will still be available stock until March or April of 2011. I’ll keep you in the loop of that inventory situation.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Important Inada Massage Chair News!

Some big news out of Inada this week that I thought you should know about:

1. Inada i.2 Massage Chair to be Discontinued on April 1, 2011
A remarkable 10-year run of the world’s best selling massage chair is coming to an end. If any customers have ever expressed an interest in the i.2, there is no time like the present. This product’s official discontinuation date is April 1, 2011.
As is the case with all discontinued product, we will provide parts and product support for a minimum of 5 years from its official discontinuation date.  We will most likely run out of the i2 in Chocolate and Black by year end 2010. Beige should be available through the first quarter of 2011.

2. Inada Sogno Dreamwave Plus Massage Chair Price Going Up
It’s official! Due to the devalued US Dollar and the strength of the Japanese Yen, the price of the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Plus will increase by $200 to $6999 on March 1, 2011. The MSRP will be $8499, but our price will always be the Minimum Advertised Price, which will be $6999. This price increase will occur on March 1, 2011.

The price of the Genuine Black Leather Inada Sogno Dreamwave Plus will not increase. It will remain at $7999.

By the way, all colors are in stock right now for the holiday shopping season. Order soon so that you don’t miss out on the color or model you want.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Massage Chair Shipping

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We are getting close to Christmas and holiday shopping (for some, it is already done…not at the Weidner home, though!). If you are considering getting a massage chair for someone for the holidays, make sure you budget time for shipping. As you may or may not know, massage chairs can take up to 10 days to get to where they are going. Each manufacturer will have different deadline times for shipping out their chairs to get to you by December 25th. Shipping times also are affected by what part of the country you live in.

For example, since most of the chairs ship out of the west coast, if you live in the East your shipping time will take longer than if you live in Oregon. I will post a shipping deadline schedule for you in the weeks to come so that you can know what time frame you can expect.

Speaking of shipping, I must add a disclaimer to this blog post. Whenever a person orders a massage chair, 99.999% of the time the buyer is completely and utterly happy with their massage chair, the shopping experience, and the customer support from our store. There is only ONE thing that folks are not happy with ALL the time…and that is shipping. We get complaints about shipping from time to time and, although the owner knows that shipping is done by a separate company over which we have very little control. But, we want folks to really know that the manufacturers pick the shipping companies. They are also at the mercy of the shipping company.

I must say that most folks are completely content with how the chair was delivered, but, like I said, once in a great while the shipping is delayed, or inadequate, or problematic in some way. We apologize in advance for that. Although we do not have control over it, we can call the shipping company and share your concerns with them. Patience is a great virtue when those shipping problems occur. Everything always gets worked out, but in the heat of the moment, you might get really frustrated (as do I!!). We will do what we can in the process, but things still happen.

Have a super day!

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that Inada is discontinuing the i2A massage chair in December. It has been a long-standing stalwart in the Inada line-up, but it’s days are almost over. Great chair…get one while you can. Mid-December is the expected “run-out” time.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Price Increase Coming For Popular Inada Massage Chairs!

We just learned today from Inada USA that they will be increasing their prices on their famous Sogno Inada massage chair to $6799 from the current price of $6499 on February 15, 2010. The i2A massage chair price will increase from $3299 to $3799 on that same date. This is a big deal to us. We are very eager to see how this affects the amazing response we have seen on the very popular Sogno massage chair since it was introduced to the U.S. market in February 2008. The Inada Sogno has been, by far, our most popular seller and price has been an issue with many of our customers. I am interested to see if the popularity of the chair outweighs price sensitivity in this economy.

I have been so pleasantly surprised to see how massage chair sales have remained strong for us during this economic downturn. Well, this price increase will be an interesting “test” for you, our massage-chair-relief.com visitor. You never know how folks will respond until you test a variable. Price is a very important variable to test…something that most people are sensitive to, in one way or the other. Some people will think the price too high and will bow out of the market for this model. Others will see the price increase as a contributing factor to enhanced exclusivity that this product already enjoys. I will be so interested to see the consumer’s response to this. I will report on  it later next year once I have a good feeling for how it is going.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Massage Chairs and Great BBQue in Malad, Idaho!

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I get lots and lots of folks visiting our Massage Chair Relief showroom here in Salt Lake City from many of our neighboring states. As a matter of fact, we’ve had visitors from as far away as Georgia and Illinois. Well, we had a lovely 86 year old lady from Malad, Idaho come to our showroom yesterday to purchase an Inada i2A massage chair. I personally drove the 2 hours to her home this morning to drop off the chair. What a lovely town. I had driven past it many, many times en route to visit our folks in Canada but had never stopped there. I just loved it.

As we drove through the town to drop off the chair, we noticed a little B-B-Que place on the town’s main street called “Speros House of B.B. Que”. Of course, on the way out of town, I just had to stop there Massage chair owner at Spero BBQue in Malad, Idahofor lunch (can’t pass up a b.b.que place!). It is a little tiny building with the grills and smokers outside. There was cedar wood all over the ground and wooden park benches for sitting all over the place. The food was fantastic…I’m still full from the meal. Anyways, if you are driving down the I-15 between Pocatello and Salt Lake City, drop by for a visit and enjoy. I included a little pic of it.

We are going to have the Sanyo 7700 massage chair in our showroom, finally, next week. We are excited about that. We are also bringing back the Omega Montage massage chair to our showroom. We had some trouble in the past with the chair back not working right, but Omega has put in a new motor that makes everything just right. It was a fairly popular chair before so we are glad to get it back in the showroom. I hope to have a Serenity zero gravity massage chair in the showroom in October when they are first introduced to the US market.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Free 5 Year Warranty For Inada Sogno and i2A Massage Chairs

Massage Chair Relief just added a little something special for our readers interested in the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Plus massage chair and the Inada i2A massage chair…a free 5 year extended warranty. So, now for every purchase of the crazy-popular Sogno Plus massage chair and the near-zero failure rate i2A massage chair, you will get the extra peace of mind that comes with a full head-to-toe warranty.

Currently, both chairs have a standard 1/3/5 year warranty for comprehensive, parts, and structure, respectively. But, the new 5 year extended warranty covers everything from top to bottom should ANYTHING go wrong with this chair for a full 5 years. Not bad, eh.  The price of the chairs remains the same, but Massage Chair Relief will foot the bill for the extended warranty. Remember you also get free shipping for both chairs (and free white glove delivery and setup for the Sogno chair).

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Massage Chairs In Our Showroom

It just occurred to me, after talking to a massage chair shopper, that I haven’t given a list of the massage chair models in our showroom. For the rest of America and the world, it probably doesn’t matter, but to Utah residents it just might be important to know. So, without further adieu, here is a list of the models that we carry in our Salt Lake showroom:

1. HT-1650 massage chair

2. HT-7450 massage chair

3. HT-7120 massage chair

4. Inada Sogno PLUS massage chair

5. Inada D5 Robo massage chair

6. Inada i2A massage chair

7. Panasonic 30007 massage lounger

8. Sanyo 5000 massage chair

9. ijoy 130 massage chair

10. HT-125 massage chair

11. HT-5005 massage chair (on the way!)

Please feel free to check them out on the site before coming down to the showroom so you know what to expect and what chairs you might want to take a look at while you are here.

Oh, and by the way, have a super Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Another Massage Chair Question From A Site Visitor…

I have decided that as I receive massage chair questions from visitors to our site, and if the question is one that I feel would benefit my readership and visitorship, I will post the question and my subsequent answer on this blog. How does that sound? I am sure that many, if not all, of you have similar questions on your minds as you shop for a massage chair.

Here is the question and response…

“Which chair has the best features for the lowest cost?”

Hi, Brian!
Thanks for your email. A great, but loaded question. I would have to say with the temporary low price on the Panasonic 30003 massage chair, that would be the best bang for your buck. If you are quite tall, however, this chair would not be the best for stretching out and also having the foot massage. When one is too tall, over 6’2″, the leg extends beyond the foot massager and the side of the foot and ankle get massaged instead. This chair has 5 auto programs, but no heat or seat massage. It comes in black or brown and is upholstered with man-made leather.

For aesthetics and function, we would also pick the Human Touch HT-7120 massage chair, which has a very nice look, leather upholstery, and has massage intensity adjustment along with calf width adjustment. It also has low back heat. No seat massage, no foot massager. The HT-125/135/136 chairs are a step down from the HT-7120…they do not have massage intensity adjustment, calf width adjustment, or lumbar heat. They are very reasonably priced quality chairs, however, but I would still take the HT-7120 over them for the few extra hundred  bucks.

We just received the Inada i2A massage chair and have been quite impressed with the chair. It feels very comfortable to sit in it and has pre-programmed settings, but we notice that it does not have massage intensity adjustment. Folks that have tried it out thus far, have given it rave reviews. You are looking at a little more money than the HT-7120 at $3299, but a very nice chair. It is also synthetic, man-made leather and does not have heat. It has pre-programmed settings and also has a seat massage.

I hope this helps in some way. Let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with. We are currently working on a chair comparison chart which will address so many comparative issues.

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Massage Chair Relief Showroom Moving!

Well, it looks like we have outgrown our Massage Chair Relief Retail Outlet. We have been carrying 7 models in our current showroom, which is within the walls of our chiropractic clinic, but now, with the coming of the Inada models this month, we are out of room and are relocating our massage chair store to a different store front.

The good news is that we are relocating to a storefront within the same shopping center where the clinic and previous showroom are located. We will be dedicating about 500 square feet to a massage chair showroom. My good wife, Mona, is in charge of the interior decorating of the new showroom and I can tell you that she has the touch! She will be making the showroom feel like a living room so that visitors can get a feel for how their new massage chair would look and feel in their own living or family room.

We will also be carrying the Perfect Chair model P6 anti-gravity reclining chair by Human Touch, in addition to the 7 current models. This chair is not a massage chair, but is the motivation behind the new HT-7450 anti-gravity massage chair. I mentioned that we will be carrying the Inada massage chairs, but in the showroom we will begin with only the new Sogno massage chair and the model i2a chair.

This will give us 10 chair models available to the public. We will add more models as we go along, giving us, no doubt, the largest massage chair showroom in Utah, if not the rest of the western US (I will find out if there are any other showrooms in the country with as many models to choose from and try out as we have).

We are excited about the new showroom. It is going to be great to have a showroom solely dedicated to massage chairs and not have the chiropractic clinic as part of the display. Now, we can decorate as we see fit for the massage chair alone. We are excited to get this going. The construction, texturing, painting, baseboards, tile work, and carpet laying should be done this week. I will let you know when it is done, with some accompanying photos of the new showroom. I think you are going to love it!

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com