Infinity IT-8500 Now Available In Our Showroom!


We finally got the Infinity IT-8500 massage chair up and running in our showroom last week. We are still expecting the first Iyashi any day now, but the IT-8500 has been our #2 selling chair, behind the Inada Sogno, for quite some time now. I have looked forward to getting that chair in our showroom for a long time.

I had a customer drive to the showroom from Minnesota last week specifically to try out the IT-8500, among other chairs. His impression was so favorable that he ended up buying that model. He tried out the IT-8200, which we have placed right along side the IT-8500, but ended up with the IT-8500. I have asked Mike to write a review of his experience with that chair and all the others he tried out while visiting the shoroom.  Continue reading “Infinity IT-8500 Now Available In Our Showroom!”

Infinity Iyashi Expected In Our Showroom Within A Week!

Infinity Iyashi

I have been reassured by Infinite Therapeutics (IT) that it’s new Iyashi massage chair is en route to my showroom. I am very excited to have the opportunity to check out this chair first hand and begin the review process for all of you interested in the chair.

I was told by the folks at IT that the Droid app is up and running for this chair, but the Apple app is not ready yet. However, the blue tooth connectivity and everything else is ready to go.

I mentioned in one of my previous commentaries about the Iyashi that the rollers go down the seat to the knee region. I am mistaken with this, according to IT. The rollers will roll down to about half way between the waist and the knees…described to me as “mid-thigh.” Of course, I will be sitting on this chair within the week and will have a better feel for the length of the rollers.

IT-8500 vs. IT-8200 Difference of Note…

I have had the IT-8200 in my showroom for over a year now and have just recently received the IT-8500 in the showroom. I had previously thought that the roller system felt the same on the IT-8500 as the IT-8200, but I have to say that the roller intensity is greater on the IT-8500 than it is on the IT-8200. Both chairs boast the same features throughout, other than the shoulder airbags, the music system, and the stretch program variations, but the intensity of the rollers I have found to be a little more intense on the IT-8500.

By the way, I have a 2 week old IT-8200 (black) available for $2795. In the boxes, ready to ship. Just give me a call at 888-259-5380 and I’ll get you hooked up with this very, very popular model. I include free shipping with all of our massage chairs. The warranty is transferable…you are essentially getting a brand new chair that was just opened for a couple of weeks.

I will be back with you about the Iyashi as soon as I get it to the showroom.

Dr. Alan Weidner

2 Month Old Black Leather Inada Sogno & 1 Week Old IT-8200 Available

From time to time I have chairs returned to me by folks who, for one reason or another, don’t want the chair or the people they bought the chair for don’t want it. Today I have 2 very slightly used chairs that are available for exceptional prices:

1. Black Leather Inada Sogno including the 5 Year Ext. Warranty

The black leather Sogno usually retails for $8799 and the 5 ext. warranty costs an additional $450. This chair was bought for $9249 as a gift for the parents of the shopper. They didn’t want it so it has been returned. It is only 2 months old and in absolutely perfect condition. It is boxed up and ready to be shipped to you for only $7999, which is the same price as the regular synthetic faux leather upholstered Sogno!

Yes, this is an exceptional price. Inada is always back-ordered on the black leather Sognos, so I don’t expect this one to last very long. If you are interested, give me a call at 801-651-2026.

If you live in Southern California, I can include white glove delivery with this chair, but for anyone outside of SoCal the chair will be shipped with regular curbside delivery at my expense.

You can check out the full feature-set of the Inada Sogno  here:

2.  Black Infinity IT-8200 


A local fellow here in Salt Lake City bought the chair for when he came home from prostate surgery. He wanted to use it during his  rehabilitation from the surgery. Unfortunately, he found it to be a bit too much for him to handle. It is only 1 WEEK OLD!! That’s right….we delivered it two Thursdays ago and we picked it up last Saturday.

New, this model retails for $3195. But, for this 1 week old unit, I am selling it for $2795, which includes curbside delivery and the remainder of the 1 year parts and labor, in-home warranty (including a 2nd year of parts and a 3rd year of structural coverage). The IT-8200 (along with the IT-8500) is a very popular model for Infinite Therapeutics, the importer of, and brand name on, the chair. I sell an awful lot of this model. You will love this barely used massage chair. Here is the full information on this model:

If you are interested, give me a call on my personal cell number at 801-651-2026 and I’ll take care of the order for you over the phone.

Remember, we accept all major credit cards and offer 6-12 month 0% interest financing on all of our chairs.

Well, that’s about it for great deals this week. Again, give me a call at 801-651-2026 if you would like to get either one of these chairs or if you have any questions about them. I am always at your disposal.

Dr. Alan Weidner

Infinity Chair Questions!


Here are a few things that I want to get out there for you concerning the Infinite Therapeutics massage chairs

1. A customer who was sitting on the IT-8500 massage chair noticed that after the scan was completed, the remote control said “FAIL” rather than “SUCCESS” which are both on the remote display. I didn’t know what it meant so I emailed Infinite Therapeutics for an answer. Here is their response: Continue reading “Infinity Chair Questions!”

Video & Transcripts of Massage Chair Industry Update 12/04/12

Transcript of Video Titled “Massage Chair Industry Update – December 4th, 2012”

Alan: Hi, this is Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘‘ and today we are doing our massage chair industry update for the week of 12-04-2012. And we have some fun stuff to talk about today. First of all, I just want to, again, go over stock and we’re getting close to Christmas. Continue reading “Video & Transcripts of Massage Chair Industry Update 12/04/12”

News and Notes for Thanksgiving Week!

A wonderful week ahead as we get into the Thanksgiving holiday in the USA. I know my friends and family in Canada have already celebrated Thanksgiving in October, so consider this a late holiday greeting!

I am very grateful to all of our site visitors, our clients, and our YouTube viewers. You have made this such a fun industry for me to be a part of. I absolutely love being in the massage chair industry.

Lots of stuff to talk about today, most of which I will discuss later today in my biweekly Massage Chair Industry Update video, which you will able to see on our YouTube channel, Continue reading “News and Notes for Thanksgiving Week!”

Some Massage Chair News (Inc. New Osaki Model!)

A couple of things have come across my desk this week that I thought you’d like to know about…

1. Osaki has introduced a new massage chair model, the OS-7075R. This chair is exactly like the OS-7000, except for two things: a.) the new 7075R will have mechanical foot rollers. Foot rollers seem to be all the rage right now, thanks in part to Infinite Therapeutics’ success with the IT-8200 and IT-8500, both of which have mechanical foot rollers; and b.) the motor that powers the roller system in the OS-7075R has more horsepower, thus giving the roller mechanism a little more kick and firmness. So, yes, that means the OS-7075R has a little stronger roller system than the OS-7000. When I say it is exactly alike except for those two things, I also mean it looks exactly like it as well.

2. A a result of the new OS-7075R, Osaki will be discontinuing the OS-7000 once existing stock and shipments have been exhausted (I’ve got a black floor model for sale now, I guess. Give me a call at 801-651-2026 if you are interested in it!).

3. The brown Osaki OS-7000 massage chair is back ordered for 18 days for the BROWN color only and the Osaki OS-3000 in BROWN is back-ordered for 8 weeks.

4. Infinite Therapeutics is working on releasing another new model before the Christmas shopping season. I don’t know much about it, but it will probably be a tweak to the current best-selling IT-8200 and IT-8500. I will let you know the moment I learn more.

5. Human Touch is back-ordered on the Espresso-colored HT-9500 until early November. Everything else is currently in stock.

Well, that’s about it for today. You can also check out my biweekly Massage Chair Industry Update video for 10/23/12 here for more of the latest and greatest.

JUST A WARNING: we are getting close to the busiest season for massage chairs. If you are thinking of getting a massage chair for Christmas, my strong recommendation would be to buy now when stock is really good for all companies. If you want until later in November, you may be having to settle on models and colors that may not be your first choice. Just a word to the wise!

Dr. Alan Weidner 

Remote Control Changes on IT-8500 (vs. IT-8200)

The new and very popular IT-8500 has a few upgrades from the IT-8200, which I spoke about in a previous blog post. There have also been some changes made to the remote control to make it a little more user friendly. Some of the terms on the IT-8200 remote were not very clear. Infinite Therapeutics has made an effort to make it a little more intuitive with the remote control of the IT-8500 massage chair.

Here are the improvements: Continue reading “Remote Control Changes on IT-8500 (vs. IT-8200)”

My Interview With Jim Coppins, VP of Infinite Therapeutics (Part 1)

I sat down, via Skype Video, with Jim Coppins, Vice-President of Infinite Therapeutics, in a 1/2 hour, 2-part interview to discuss the company, it’s product line, and the very popular IT-8200 and IT-8500 massage chair models. Here is Part 1 of that interview, along with the transcripts.

Transcript of Video Titled “Interview with Jim Coppins VP at Infinite Therapeutics (Part 1)” Continue reading “My Interview With Jim Coppins, VP of Infinite Therapeutics (Part 1)”

Infinity IT-8200 vs. Osaki OS-6000/7200H (Part I)

Two very similarly priced chairs, the IT-8200 and the Osaki OS-6000 (and 7200H) are fast becoming very popular chairs in the massage chair industry. Since the Osaki OS-6000 and the OS-7200H are exactly the same chair except for heat in the latter, I will refer to both of them as the OS-7200H, so that I don’t have to continually write both models down. Here is part 1 of a 2-part series on the two chairs…how they compare and contrast.

I thought I’d begin with the similarities of the two chairs in Part I (Part II will cover the differences): Continue reading “Infinity IT-8200 vs. Osaki OS-6000/7200H (Part I)”

New IT-8500 Now Available!

I just received an email late yesterday from Infinite Therapeutics officially announcing their new IT-8500 massage chair. I mentioned it last week but now we have the official announcement. I will have this chair up on our site very soon. If you wish to order it in the meantime, just give me a call at 801-651-2026 and I will take care of it over the phone for you.

Last week when I mentioned the new features, I was not sure what the new features actually meant. Now, we have a written description of each of the new features. From the official email, here are the descriptions:

1. Spinal Correction –An advanced upper body airbag system allows for a firm shoulder retraction in conjunction with a lower extremity grip and stretch feature (this is what I figured it would be…similar to what Inada’s Doctor’s Choice 3A chair does). These operations are performed simultaneously as the main back roller massagers moves up and down the spine and the shiatsu swivel seat swings the hips from side to side. This advanced multi-functional system provides for an industry leading state of the art spinal correction.

2. Accu-Roll Shoulder Massage – Sensor driven targeted massage encompasses the entire shoulder region for the most comprehensive upper body massage available (still not clear if this is an airbag or a roller system).

3. Tru-Grip V Stretch – The advanced programming of the IT-8500 optimizes a full body grip enabling a spinal stretch that is unsurpassed in the industry (most of the new massage chairs incorporate arm, shoulder, foot, and calf airbags to grab the body while the chair back and ottoman raise and lower. It sounds like the IT-8500 will do that too).

4. Inter-sound Technology –Soft intimate music designed for the pleasure of the user. A redesigned sound system delivers high quality sound inward and exclusively for the benefit of the user. Inter-sound creates the optimal setting for relaxation and stress reduction (the IT-8200 delivers sound outward away from the head of the user. Seems like this new system will have speakers pointed inward toward the user. Still not sure if there is anything more to this than any other massage chair music system).

5. Headphone Port – Taking Inter-sound to the next level the Infinity IT-8500 offers the luxury of “your world” total privacy. Plug in your favorite headphones and with the rest of the real world noise eliminated enjoy “your world of relaxation” (kinda nice if you want to keep the music to yourself and not disturb those around you).

I’ll share more as I learn more. We will have more images up when the chair is posted on the site.

Dr. Alan Weidner 

Is The Japanese-Made Inada Sogno Worth The Higher Price?

This issue comes up all the time as I speak to hundreds of massage chair shoppers. Pretty much everyone who calls knows about the Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair and in their heart of hearts want one, but many of these shoppers are looking for something much less expensive.

With so many Chinese-made Sogno look-a-likes in the market now (i.e. Osaki OS-4000, Osaki OS-6000, IT-8200, IT-8500, Omega Montage Pro, among others) that are less than half the price of the Sogno, the question arises as to whether the Sogno is really more than twice the chair in features and quality as it is in price.

Today’s blog post addresses this issue since it is so commonly asked. Continue reading “Is The Japanese-Made Inada Sogno Worth The Higher Price?”

Massage Chair Industry Update 8/27/12 (Video & Transcripts)

Transcript of Video Titled “Massage Chair Relief Industry Update – 8/27/2012”

Alan: Hi, this is Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘‘ for our bi-weekly Massage-Chair-Relief industry update and today is August 27th. I cannot believe how fast summer has come and gone, but we do have some updates for you this week in the massage chair industry. Continue reading “Massage Chair Industry Update 8/27/12 (Video & Transcripts)”

New Infinite Therapeutics IT-8500 Model Coming Soon!

I just received notice yesterday of a new model coming from the Infinite Therapeutics folks. It will be called the Infinity IT-8500 and looks to be an upgraded version of the IT-82oo. The IT-8200 has been a very popular model in the short time it’s been on the market. I suspect that this new model will capitalize on the popularity of it’s predecessor. Continue reading “New Infinite Therapeutics IT-8500 Model Coming Soon!”

IT-8200 vs. Osaki OS-7000 (Part I)

This article will be the first of three articles I write reviewing and comparing the new IT-8200 from Infinite Therapeutics to each of the top 3 Osaki models, OS-7000, OS-6000 (and 7200H), and the OS-4000.

Today I am going to focus on the IT-8200 and the Osaki OS-7000. This will be a 2-part article. Currently, these two chairs have fast become two of our 3 top sellers, behind the Inada Sogno  Dreamwave. I have been getting plenty of calls and emails lately asking me about the difference between the two. With instant discounts on our site, the prices of the two are only $300 apart. What are the similarities and differences between these two models? Is the price difference justified? Well, let’s talk about these two models… Continue reading “IT-8200 vs. Osaki OS-7000 (Part I)”

Comparison Chart Tutorial Video & Transcripts

Yesterday, I created a short 5 minute video showing, step-by-step, how to use our comprehensive massage chair comparison chart. We have a lot of folks using the chart so I figured making a tutorial video would be wise. Enjoy…

Transcript of Video Titled “Massage Chair Comparison Chart”

Alan: Hi, this is Dr. Alan Weidner from ‘‘ and today we are going to show you how our comparison chart works on our website. This is a comparison chart that we have spent three to four months putting together, and we still adjust regularly as we learn more about each chair model that we carry, or as we introduce a new model. It is a comparison chart that comprises close to 55 different features that take from each of the chair models and compare one to another. And to get to our comparison chart, all you need to do is scroll down the page on our ‘Home’ page – this is our ‘Home’ page – and here on the right-hand side you’ll see ‘COMPARISON CHART,’ and if you click on that link or anywhere in this area, it’ll take you to the comparison chart. Continue reading “Comparison Chart Tutorial Video & Transcripts”

No-Name Brand Chairs – My Thoughts

I get a call, probably once a week, from a massage chair shopper or owner asking about some no-name brand massage chair. Either they want to know if I’ve heard about them, or if I know how they can get some customer support for a broken down chair from a company whose phone number is no longer in service.

Well, here is a question like that from a massage chair shopper. I thought I should post this one because the situation is so very common and scary!! Continue reading “No-Name Brand Chairs – My Thoughts”

A Chair for a Dialysis, Bodybuilding Patient (For Under $3000)?

Again, I can’t say enough how much I love questions from my readers and site visitors. They may seem so odd and specific, but you’d be amazed how many people read the questions and my responses. You just never know who has what going on in their lives when they embark on a massage chair shopping adventure. Here is a question from a concerned wife…

I would like to know the best chair for my husband that is a recent dialysis patient, and many health issues that have arose out of it. He has developed restless leg syndrome that I am hoping the chair might help alleviate. The main purpose is because he is on a b-pap machine and is only comfortable sleeping in a chair. I noticed most all models state a 265 weight capacity. He is a 290 lb professional bodybuilder, so his back is very wide. I would like a massage chair, but the main search is for something he would be able to sleep in. I was looking at the Osaki 4000? We have a GEMoney account but would really need to remain below $3000. I appreciate the advice. Thank you, Mary

Continue reading “A Chair for a Dialysis, Bodybuilding Patient (For Under $3000)?”

My Trip to the Furniture Market in Las Vegas!

I made a quick trip down to Las Vegas Wednesday night to visit with some of my massage chair suppliers on Thursday (yesterday). I have heard a lot about the Furniture Market but this was my first time going. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I’ll tell you what…that is the biggest building I’ve ever seen. Not the tallest but definitely the biggest. The only word that came to mind when I first saw it was “mammoth.”

Inada staff

It was a behemoth of a complex, filled to the brim with storefronts of wholesalers with products from around the world. I spent most of the day at the Inada store with InadaUSA President, Cliff Levin. I had dinner with the staff of Inada USA and, the Canadian distributor of Inada products. It was a wonderful time to connect with like-minded massage chair nuts and the ribs at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant were fabulous (even though I was dreaming about buffets before I arrived!).

On Thursday I had the chance to go into the behemoth complex known as the World Market Center, which is the actual name of the complex wherein the Furniture Market is housed. I went to the Inada store and sat on a prototype, concept chair from Inada called the L1. It is the first chair I’ve ever sat on that had rollers going down into the buttocks and thigh. The roller track was one continuous track from the head down to the thighs. Pretty cool. Don’t get too excited though…it will not be introduced into the US market. It was just a fun novelty for folks to sit in. They were also selling some great pieces by Wellington’s Leather Furniture.

I also went to another building in the complex and visited with Kirk Jennings, National Sales Manager for Infinite Therapeutics. He was demo’ing the IT-8200 and IT-9800 to prospective retailers. It was good to see Kirk again…remember that he just dropped off those two chairs to my showroom last week.

Inada Store

I’ve included photos of my day in Vegas for your enjoyment. If you ever get a chance to go to that complex, do it! It is extraordinary. By the way, here is a little video I took with my cell phone of the protoype Inada L1 chair. Enjoy.

Inada L1 Prototype (oops, the image is sideways…good luck with that!)

Dr. Alan Weidner

A Massage Chair For A 5’11” Ballroom Dancer!

Dr. Weidner,

I am seriously in the market for a massage chair.   I have read everything on the internet about every brand including the ones that you sell.   I have experienced the HT 270 chair 3 times in the past month and with its limited massage it gave me relief.

It was used and was being sold at a consignment store.  It was bought as I waited for it go down one more time.   This was a good thing because I started looking for one that had a warranty.

I have received a lot of massage by massage therapists in my life, but I can’t afford that often for I am a retired RN.  Please give me your recommendation for a chair that cost no more that $2500-3000.00

I have listen to some of your reports on massage chairs every two weeks.  I am 5’10” tall and like deep tissue work.  I have some low back pain due to loss of height in 3-4 vertebra.  I used to be 5’11”.  I am 68 years old and am a ballroom dances and like feet and leg massage also.  I know that your chair does your arms but chairs in my price rang may not include hands, lower and upper arms.

Thank you for a recommendation in my price range.

Pat Continue reading “A Massage Chair For A 5’11” Ballroom Dancer!”

Massage Chair Industry Update – 07/05/12

I have been slacking off a bit with posting my massage chair industry video updates. Here is the one I did on July 5, 2012. You know, I do these updates every two weeks and you can check them all out here on this playlist: I’ll post the 7/16/12 update first thing tomorrow morning. Continue reading “Massage Chair Industry Update – 07/05/12”

My First Experience With The IT-8200 Chair

Kirk Jennings, of Infinite Therapeutics, dropped by my showroom today to demonstrate to me the new IT-8200 massage chair and their flagship chair, the IT-9800. It was very  nice of Kirk to come by to give me a chance to sit on these chairs. I had sat on the IT-9800 before and really enjoyed it. Since that time, they had introduced a Sogno look-a-like, which is what all companies seem to be doing nowadays, called the IT-8200. Today was my first chance to experience this new model firsthand. Continue reading “My First Experience With The IT-8200 Chair”

Zero Gravity vs. Inversion

zero gravity Massage Chairs  seat tilt
zero gravity Massage Chairs  seat tilt

In the past I have written about zero-gravity to dispel misconceptions about what it really is.

Every massage chair seems to be using the zero-gravity feature and it has become very popular. But, the inversion feature is fairly new to the industry and most folks think that it is the same thing as the zero-gravity. It is actually quite different. Continue reading “Zero Gravity vs. Inversion”

Infinite Therapeutics – Notes and Changes

IT-9800 Massage Chair
IT-9800 Massage Chair

We have recently begun carrying the Infinite Therapeutics massage chairs, their flagship chair being the IT-9800 model. A very nice chair which boasts some pretty neat features:


1. Leather upholstery – Very few of the chairs we carry have a leather upholstery or a leather option. Most chairs are covered in faux or synthetic leather. This chair looks great and could almost pass as a regular recliner. The leather upholstery contributes to that look and feel.

2. Inversion therapy – We commonly see zero gravity features nowadays, but inversion is not so common. Zero gravity is a feature highlighted by a 30 degree tilt up of the chair seat. Inversion, on the other hand, is the chair back reclining past horizontal when you put it all the way back.

You may or may not be familiar with inversion therapy where a person can clamp their feet into brackets on a frame that then swings upside down to provide a decompression of the discs and other soft tissue of the spine. The Teeter commercials on TV recently demonstrate this type of inversion therapy. The IT-9800 chair offers a past-horizontal recline which is an attempt to simulate that inversion therapy. The only other chair I’ve sat on that offers that feature is the OSIM uAstro, which is sold through Brookstone stores only. Continue reading “Infinite Therapeutics – Notes and Changes”