The Inada DreamWave massage chair (formerly known as the Inada Sogno Dreamwave) is the chair that has revolutionized the massage chair industry. This iconic massage chair boasts some innovative features that had never been seen before and, quite frankly, have not been replicated since. In 2008, the DreamWave introduced full arm massage, DreamWave seat airbag technology, true 3-D back massage, iliotibial band airbag massage, trapezia massage, award-winning body design and style, and neck airbag AND roller massage...features that had never been seen before in a massage chair.
In 2014, the DreamWave added double the amount of automated programs, consecutive session capability up to 30 minutes per session, auto-recline and auto-restore, 360 degree airbag coverage of the forearms, real heat in the seat and low back, deep shiatsu sole massage inserts, and so much more!
Today you will see the body design being copied by many of the chinese imitiation massage chairs, but you will not find a chair that puts it all together like the DreamWave. Even after all these years, it is still in a class all it's own.
It has an optical body scanning technology that will make you feel like this chair "speaks to you." Over 100 airbags will massage you in areas that you had no idea could be massaged by a chair. White Glove Service is included in this once-in-a-lifetime Japanese-made massage chair.
Read the reviews for yourself. You will not find a better made, more positively-reviewed and talked about chair anywhere. If you want the very best money can buy, look no further than the DreamWave ...widely known as "the best massage chair in the world"!
The Inada DreamWave is jam packed with so many awesome features. This chair is unique in the fact that almost all of the features you are going to read about are proprietary, meaning that Inada created, and owns the rights to, the specific mechanism so you will not find this on any other chair!
The massage starts by offering awwwwwwe-inspiringDreamWave technology. This technology utilizes the rollers to do a figure eight pattern that mimics massage therapists movements during a shiatsu session. This enables the chair to massage over 1200 square inches of your body. This is the largest coverage offered from ANY massage chair.
For those of you who have been looking for a chair that will really get in and work the tops of the shoulders and neck, you have found it! This chair has a special unit that comes around and not only penetrates deep into those nagging pains in the neck but also gives gentleneck tractionas well!
As we move down the body we come to thearms and forearms massage. This chair delivers a gentle, undulating massage all the way down to your fingertips with its 20 air cells that are designed to inflate and deflate at a precisioned pace. There is nothing quite like getting your arms and hands rubbed at the end of the day to re-energize them! The airbags in the forearms now provide 360 degree coverage!
This wonderful chair also offers airbags that inflate around the hip and thigh to knead these large muscles. It also works on the IT band and provides some hip movement.
It has astretch programthat not only takes you into extension and flexion but also gives a slight rotational pull in the shoulders, mid-back and hip. Anyone who has a tight back will appreciate the stretch that this offers after your muscles have been nicely loosened up.
This chair also keeps the family in mind. There is no reason why your children should not be able to benefit from having a massage chair in your home. Inada recognizes that as well...so they have patented a setting in this chair that specializes for young people 14 and up. It's a gentler session for their developing bodies.
As well as the stretch program and youth program this beautiful recliner offers eight otherauto-programsincluding a morning and night program! But before you start your program you will be scanned by the DreamWave Classic'soptical sensors. These are designed to find your shiatsu points which are unique to each individual, so the chair is "learning" YOUR body. After it has finished the scan it will provide you with your own totally personalized massage chair session!
The designer of this dynamic chair recliner is the world-renowned designer Toshiyuki Kita. His work has earned him a permanent place in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and Pinakothek der Modarne in Munich. He has taken the functionality, style and grace of massage and incorporated it into a state-of-the-art massage chair experience!
The Broadest Massage Coverage Available
More massage coverage (over 1,200 square inches) than any other massage chair in the world — let the DreamWave Classic cradle your whole body in soothing, quiet relief, shiatsu relief.
Proprietary DreamWave Technoloy
A gentle, undulating figure-8 motion that mimics how a massage therapists balances the body during a shiatsu massage session.
Proprietary Shoulder Massage Unit
A proprietary neck and should massage unit — deeply massages the tops of the shoulders and back of the neck and (most remarkably) delivers gentle neck traction!
Proprietary Full Arm Shiatsu
With the full arm air shiatsu feature, 20 air cells massage each arm in a rhythmic, soothing, and carefully choreographed sequence of movements that are designed to revitalize your entire arm from your fingertips to your shoulders!
Proprietary Hip and Thigh Massage
Deep and soothing pressure to relieve tightness of these large muscles—also delivers a great massage of the "I.T." band (IlioTibial).
Proprietary and Most Capable and Complete Stretch Function You'll Find
Offers extension and flexion and gentle rotational stretching of the shoulders, mid-back and hips.
Proprietary Youth Session
A more gentle massage session specially designed for younger users (14+) allows people of all generations to enjoy the healing benefits of the DreamWave.
Optical Shiatsu Point Sensor
Shiatsu points, which differ between people, are automatically detected by the optical sensors. Before you start a massage program, position the chair for comfort, then relax. When you choose your program, DreamWave Classic will begin with a scan of your back that will compare your profile to 106 stored profiles. The massage chair will than match your profile to the nearest stored profile and provide you with a totally customized massage.
DreamWave Classic offers sixteen pre-programmed massage sequences including revolutionary "Morning" and "Nighttime" programs perfected by the Japanese engineers. In addition to pre-programmed massage sessions, DreamWave Classic manual programs allow you to assemble hundreds of possible massage combinations and make precise, personalized adjustments of the massage.
World-class Furniture Aesthetics
Rounding out amazing massage capabilities of the DreamWave Classic, you will also find the uncompromising design of Toshiyuki Kita. His world-renown furniture designs have earned his work a place in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Pinakothek der Modarne in Munich. The DreamWave Classic redefines the massage chair by blending ancient eastern therapy with modern visual appeal.
The DreamWave Classic also includes the following:
1. DreamWave seat massage,
2. Heated seat and back,
3. True 3-D back massage, and
4. Multiple color options,
5. Consecutive program capability providing up to 30 minute massage sessions,
6. Auto-recline and Auto restore of the chair back and ottoman,
7. 360 degree forearm airbag coverage,
8. Backlit remote control when turned on,
9. Extra bicep padding,
10. Air pump sound insulation provides one of the quietest chairs on the market,
11. Manual mode instant start-up (without initial body scan),
12. Deep shiatsu sole inserts for deep foot acupressure.
13. Smart phone pocket,
14.Synthetic upholstery with premium leather upgrade.
- Power Consumption: 170W
- Rated Time: 30 Minutes
- Kneading Speed - 3 levels; 10x per min - 32x per min
- Tapping Speed - 3 levels; 180x per min - 480x per min
- Roller Width - 3 levels: Narrow, Medium, Wide
- Back Stroke Length - 28.4" long
- DreamWave Operation Speed - 12x per min - 25x per min
- Preset Programs - Healthcare Programs:4 types; Well-Being Programs: 4 types
- Manual Selection Mode - 15 Types
- Vibration Massage Function - Back: 2 levels, Seat: 1 step
- Auto Timer - Approx. 15-30 minutes
- Leg Rest Adjustment - Approx. 10 inches
- Reclinging Angle - Approx. 120-165 degrees
- Dimensions-Upright - Approx. 37W x 55D x 48H, Reclined - 38W x 83D x 30H
- Weight - 253 lbs.
- Outer Covering - Synthetic leather (with antibacterial/dirt resistant finish) with premium leather option
- Total Motors - 13
- Total Air Cells - 101
- 3 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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Inada DreamWave Massage Chair Reviews (77)
Oct 08, 2018 at 08:43 PM
I bought this massage chair Spring of this year (2018) I am a painting contractor, this is my 10th year in business. Every year my body/back gets worse and worse.. Specifically my lower back.. I did some research and decided for the Inada Dreamwave in Brown :) because I love the high quality that comes out of Japan.. Like a Toyota or Lexus... :) Anyhow the last few years it seems like my back gets tweaked out several more times every year.. It was already tweaked out twice at the end of winter before I was even working a lot more (Slower season) I spoke with my lovely wife and she was so gracious because I literally had tears in my eyes thinking about all my back pain as I was asking her if I could buy it.. She told me, well now of course you can buy it because your tears dripping down your cheek.... Lol.. So we decided to get this massage chair..
I have worked as hard as I normally do this year and use this chair quite often.. More on rougher back hurting weeks.. So far my back has only had days of being sore but not like tweaked out where I can hardly move a 24' ladder walking (slightly twisted) So I know this massage chair has helped so much because a minor sore back vs completely tweaked out is a big difference..
I am so thankful I bought this chair.. Sure it was a nice chunk of money but if my back is not doing well I am not making as much money.. If my back is in severe pain I can hardly do my job. Also I figured this chair will help me paint longer, avoid a even more expensive surgery if I didn't get this.. Hopefully it will never come to that..
Dr. Weidner was very helpful, not pushy and has done a great job making me feel like he cares more about another sale and actually believes in the products he sells.. My only regret is that I didn't buy one sooner. Bite the bullet, buy it, enjoy it. Work harder and also let your pregnant wife sit in it every time she comes home with sore legs and had a long day at work.. And if you want to be extra nice give her an ice cream bar... I definitely recommend that if you are in the construction industry and can afford this chair, it is the best one to get. Does an amazing job with lower-mid back. Helps flex/stretch in night-mode your hips. Is very relaxing.. I have fallen asleep many times in this. When I wake up, often I hit another program.. One downside to the chair is it doesn't do the upper back as well (I have not yet tried to remove the pillow, I am sure that would help it be deeper on upper back) Nothing is 100 percent perfect, cure/all. But this sure does help! People spend a lot of money on other things like toys/hobbies, vehicles, trips, etc.. Spend some money on an item that will help your body that is getting older and older everyday :) And please just go to Dr. Weidner when you do it.. I assure you he is one of the best in the business.. I would not buy one from anyone else. Thank you Alan! Am very happy with my purchase!
Sep 29, 2018 at 07:54 PM
I am very pleased with my Inada Dreamwave. It is very helpful in releasing held stress in my body. I am feeling much freer with in myself. I'm looking forward to many years of improved health and well being.
Dr Weidner and Massage Chair Relief has been a great been a great resource helping me learn about massage chairs. The website and YouTube channel are very informative empowering me to make a decision I am happy with.
Michael at the SoCal store was great to work with. Our discussions were straight forward. I was able to use the low price guarantee and he made the process very simple.
After buying the chair I received a very generous thank you gift along with several emails explaining how to be smart about the delivery process. The white glove delivery went smoothly.
Overall, my experience buying a massage chair from Dr Weidner was excellent and I would recommend him to anyone.
Jan 25, 2018 at 09:14 PM
I guess it is my turn to make my feelings known about my experience with my Inada Dreamwave. I purchased my chair on October 30, 2017, from Dr. Weidner. Everything you have read from others, on the wonderful sales/delivery experience is exactly what I experienced. If you are like me, and you research the heck out of something completely new to yourself-- knowing that the purchase is going to be substantial--then you probably fell in love with Dr. Weidner's very numerous YouTube videos. I was able, over 2 months, to get a reasonably fair idea of what the different chairs strong points are, and where they reside on the 'reliability' spectrum.
I first came into contact with massage chairs last August, at the Oregon State Fair. I honestly have zero idea how I wasn't aware of such a device. I am a naturally high strung person, I work out regularly, and I am 59 year old male. I have gotten regular massages by a masseuse for 5 years now. I only had a 15 minute experience with the chair I sat in, but it made such a huge impression on me, that as I walked away from that chair, my mind was set on researching these 'things' as soon as I got home that evening.
It took me a couple of days until I stumbled upon Dr. Weidner's YouTube site. Honestly, there isn't anyone out there providing everything you need to know, to make a basic decision of what make of chair you are interested in. I chose the Inada Dreamwave, or the Inada brand, because I purchased my first Toyota Celica in 1976, when I was 17 years old. I had already heard of the reliability of that brand, and the Japanese ethic has not dissapointed me in automobiles/trucks, in these past 40 years. Also, I was looking for a chair that is 'nuanced', and a complete pleasure to use. Of course, while sitting in that chair at the State Fair, the first thing that occurred to me is what is this machine's reliability? Toyota has certainly led me through life knowing that my car/truck will always function, and I got that message from Dr. Weidner concerning the Inada brand.
On to the Dreamwave. After watching, and re-watching Dr. Weidner's videos, my experience with my Dreamwave has been 'nuanced'. As far as any other reviews claiming that the Dreamwave is only for the 'rub lotion on me gently crowd', that is utter nonsense. Those folks must have only tried the Dreamwave with the headrest/back attachment in place. Well, it is a very, very light massage with these in place. Not my speed at all. I need real, deep massages at times, and with the headrest/back attachment in place, you will get a really deep, nuanced massage. The 8 programmed massage routines are wonderful, and I use the Morning and Night settings each day. I also truly appreciate the Dreamwave setting, and how they have put that settings wonderful affects in the mix of the other programmed settings. I always get an immediate sense of ahhhh, when this chair 'grabs' me around my hips, and seems to lift me into the air. The feeling of floating is a sensation that I experience, along with a very cool sense of relaxation. Of course, I really do love all the manual settings. Each day I will set the manual setting on the Rolling setting, sometimes just letting it run up and down my back by itself, it is very nice by itself. I also combine the Rolling setting with the Kneading setting, for a very thorough massage, after a weight lifting session. I appreciate this greatly, as before I would have to wait for my next bi-weekly massage, in order to actually be able to really release the tension that exercise and life create. If I have a stubborn muscle/area, I use the Tapping setting, and place the rollers right on that spot. That constant vibration will release a tight muscle/area with a bit of relaxing. I consider the Dreamwave a medical device, and I will be deducting it on my 2018 taxes, as a medical expense. That brings me to the measurements I have been taking, these past 5 days, on my Blood Pressure, before and after each of my two daily massages. In a 2015 video, Dr. Weidner talks with Dr. Michael Olpin, who is involved in the study of relaxation. He states that his participants at Weber State Univ., have averaged a 7 point drop in Diastolic BP measurement. Over the last 5 days, my Diastolic reading has averaged a 10 point decrease, after each session. This is an astounding accomplishment, and I doubt that there is anything else on this planet that could even come close to such a result.
I am so pleased with my purchase, and I am so pleased that I found Dr. Weidner, and MassageChairRelief.com. Dr. Weidner comes across as a no BS person, and all of my experiences lead me to conclude that he is just that. And for that, I am simply grateful.
Oct 09, 2017 at 09:47 AM
I wanted to wait at least a month before offering an opinion on the Inada Dreamwave, to be sure I wasn't just an overexcited customer with his new toy. To begin with, I did a lot of research on massage chairs. I would recommend anyone buying a chair to do the same. My research taught me two things. First, if you have all the money to buy whatever you want, there is no perfect chair, there's but there is a chair that is perfect for you. Take the time to physically sit in them. A couple of chairs that I read about "seemed" perfect for me, but in the end did not feel as good as a couple of chairs had had already written off. Secondly, if you are on a budget, then you need to prioritize what you want most out of your chair. For instance, you may think you want an L-track roller but the one you can afford may not have foot rollers. Which is most important? Only you can decide. So I encourage you to take the time to figure out your budget and what matters most.
So on to the Dreamwave. It's been covered rather well in these reviews, so I won't bore you with the little things. Here are my Pros and Cons:
-It sits rather compact for a chair of its size and weight.
-The airbags are second to none and the massage with just the airbags alone makes it worth the purchase. In fact I sometimes forget that its airbags and not hands that are pushing and prodding me.
-The remote offers plenty of presets but you can manually set it up for any massage you want to tailor to your specific needs
-After a long day at work, followed by a workout at the gym the massage rollers do a great job of working out all of my kinks
-I'm a light sleeper but this massage chair puts my entire body at ease and I'm sleeping much better. This is a benefit I wasn't looking for and quite frankly surprised me. Others had mentioned it in previous reviews but I didn't give it the credit it deserves
-My only annoyance with this chair is with the remote. I put my Dreamwave in a dimly lit corner (on purpose) but the lighting on the remote is only good for the preset buttons. If you try to read the manual buttons (there are about 15 of them, you cannot see them. I highly advise Inada to get this fixed in the next generation of chairs.
-Weight. This is a heavy chair. I don't intend to move it, but if you do plan to move it you better get some help.
-Lack of foot rollers. I absolutely love the airbags around the feet, they feel wonderful after a workout, but I have some minor plantar fasciitis issues and rollers would've been nice. That said, Inada does provide some inserts for the foot massage that help with that.
-Cost. This sucker isn't cheap. The old adage, you get what you pay for is true in this instance but it did make me feel a little frivolous when friends found out what I paid for it, but I soon forget about then when I'm in the chair. Also, I got a great discount from Massage Chair Relief that beat any vendor I was able to find online.
So in summation, I think the Dreamwave is exactly what I needed. I feel better, I sleep better, and it does everything that it advertises. For me, it was the best chair on the market. The Luraco was a close second but the headrest and neck massage design wasn't quite as polished as the Inada.
Sep 18, 2017 at 11:19 AM
I purchased an Inada Sogna Dreamwave chair five years ago for $8,000. Initially I was very satisfied with my purchase, but not long afterwards I began having problems with it. I had purchased the extended warranty for $500, so the service and repair calls did not cost me additional money. However, the inconvenience of not being able to use my chair until it could be repaired was frustrating! Now for the reason I will NEVER PURCHASE this massage chair again...the cheap and poor quality material used on various parts of the chair. The head cushion which houses mechanical parts is covered by a material (not leather) that doesn't hold up over time. As it deteriorates, it looks horrible and is very uncomfortable. For the high price of this chair, I was expecting all the materials to hold up longer than two years!
Inada DreamWave Massage Chair