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The DreamWave massage chair will amaze you once you’ve sat on “regular” massage chairs. The DreamWave will lull you to sleep with its proprietary technology, shoulder massage, and over 1260 sq. in. of body coverage. It is a new experience.

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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”!



  1. Yogen K. (verified owner)

    Dreamwave is the Rolls Royce of massage chairs. If you are looking for the best quality massage, look no further – whether you are ultra-sensitive and want a soft massage, or you are tough and want a deep massage.

    I was in the market for massage chairs for almost two years. I had held back my purchase because I had heard that a new model of Dreamwave was going to be introduced. It turned out that the new model was not produced by Inada but a new entrant who initially tried to use the legendary trademark but was soon stopped from doing so (and as is the case, an imitation is never as good as the original product).

    Dr. Weidner patiently guided me through the hundreds of models of massage chairs based on my preference for several months. I haven’t seen anyone in any field of business as concerned as Dr. Weidner about the customer getting the right product and always willing to give the right advice. If you are looking for massage chairs, Massage-Chair-Relief is hands down the best place to buy it.

    Dr. Weidner ensured that the chair was delivered properly with white glove service. Even after the delivery, he consistently followed up to make sure everything was OK. As luck would have had it, something went wrong with the remote control of my chair. Even with the shelter-in-place in force and limited support available from the manufacturer, Dr. Weidner ensured that I promptly received the part (from Osaki who provides suppport on behalf of Inada in the US).

    If you are looking for a top quality massage chair – look no further than Inada Dreamwave. If you are looking for the best place to buy a massage chair, look no further than Massage Chair Relief.

  2. Michael (verified owner)

    I haven’t even bought a chair yet but I called and the chair doctor answered the phone and proceeded to give me advice on selecting the right chair for a solid 15 minutes with the absolute best customer service. I am considering flying there from Oregon to do some demos and purchase from him as he offers free shipping. Very impressive and a talented businessman as well.

  3. Mimi lee (verified owner)

    I purchased Inada dream wave in red color several years ago at the Teletron in Korea town in La. Like other reviewers the material is not a real leathe which is sooo disappointing because it all comes off and looks soo horrible. I paid close to $9000 and for the price that i paid for i would never imagined Inada would use so cheap fake material… would not buu their product and will never recommend to anyboby.. Soo disappointed. If any of Inada staff see this please do something about it. Call me if you will. 310-981-7163. Also i can send you some pictures of chair .horrible condition..

  4. Ryan A (verified owner)

    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!

  5. Curtis Yamane (verified owner)

    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.

  6. Dale Crommie (verified owner)

    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 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.

  7. Steve Kea (verified owner)

    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: Pros: -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 Cons: -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.

  8. Mary Ann Rogal (verified owner)

    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!

  9. Lily (verified owner)

    I did a lot of research before purchasing the Inada DearmWave. So far I’m happy with the choice I made. Product quality is very good. Customer service is great also. I would definitely recommend this product and this seller.

  10. Monica (verified owner)

    I love my INADA Dreamwave chair, and that it has a peace of mind life-time warranty from massage chair relief. I like that it lets you manually choose the roller position from the top of the shoulders down towards the seat and 3D intensity. It doesn’t leave me desiring features of other chairs. Before it arrived I thought I would be wanting the newer options of other chair controller features but the controller is setup so it fits the design to personalize what I like. I love it.

  11. William Gray (verified owner)

    The Inada Dreamwave is the second massage chair I’ve had the pleasure of owning. My first chair was purchased in Japan from the Inada Family as well when I was stationed there. It lasted well over 10 years and probably would have lasted another ten years if used properly. The only reason it broke (ottoman section) was from improper use by guests that would put all their weight on the ottoman while getting out of the chair while it was still in the raised position, causing the ottoman section to snap from the chair. I wanted a new chair and tried numerous Chinese knockoffs, but nothing came close to giving as good of a massage as my original Japanese chair, so I started searching for Japanese chairs and came across Massage Chair Relief and boy am I glad I did. Dr. Alan Weidner is not only very knowledgeable about massage chairs, he offered the best price, free delivery, no sales tax, 90 day money back guarantee, plus an extended lifetime labor free warranty. He answered all my questions and put my mind at ease, and I felt comfortable forking out 8K on-line without even trying the chair. As far as the chair is concerned. It gives a great massage that covers just about every part of your body. If you want a chair that beats you, get a 3-5K Chinese made chair. If you want a chair that truly massages you, spend the extra money and get the Dreamwave. It not only gives you a very relaxing massage, but if you want a more aggressive deep tissue massage, just remove the backpad and with the 3-D rollers, it will give you more than plenty. Was it a good investment? I didn’t really want to fork out 8K for a new chair, but like others have stated, you get what you pay for. i look at it like this, If someone said they could add one year to your life for eight thousand dollars, would you pay for it? This chair relieves the daily stress and allows me to sleep better at night. Just that alone, I truly believe will add multiple years to my life, so yes, to me it was a good investment. Plus I feel so relaxed each and every time I use the chair, which is 2-3 times a day! I’ve spent $75 to $100 on a single massage session at a spa. At 2-3 times a session, I’ll have gotten my money’s worth in just a few years.

  12. Keith Keck (verified owner)

    I purchased the Dreamwave on Nov.30 for my wife for Christmas. I called and talked with Dr. Weidner about the Dreamwave,I had already decided that I wanted a Japanese massage chair. This chair may be more than other chairs made in China,but,as they say you get what you pay for. At the time of purchase,I was informed by Dr. Weidner that Onida was offering a discount,which was greatly appreciated The whole process from ordering,tracking,and set-up was flawless and quick. Many thanks to Dr. Weidner and everyone involved in this purchase. As for the chair,the wife loves it,gives a great massage with the rollers and airbags.

  13. Charles Chen (verified owner)

    I came cross a Panasonic massage chair when I was in Coscto one day. I was immediately interested in finding out more about massage chairs and it did not take too long until I found Dr. Alan Weidner’s web site and videos on youtube. I learnt so much about massage chairs, its industry and brand names. My primary objective is to invest in a high quality chair that can improve life wellness and last for a long time. I narrowed down the search to two massage chairs for purchase consideration: Panasonic MA73 and Inada DreamWave. The next step was to try them out in the local stores. I tried Inada DreamWave in the local “Relaxing the Back” stores ( and Brookstone ( I could not find a local store that carried Panasonic MA73, but found one that had Panasonic MA70. Personally, I felt much comfortable on the Inada DreamWave but very strong on the Panasonic MA70. So I decided to purchase the Inada DreamWave. Another key factor is that Inada DreamWave is made in Japan. I watched several videos on Inada’s history, products and people, and was very impressed by its US operation and support. Finally, I decided to purchase the Inada DreamWave from Dr. Alan Weidner not only because of his excellent service and dedication to his customers, but also he offered a competitive price for the chair. I feel secure and confident that I purchased the chair from him. I have been feeling so much better everyone when I can have a good massage in my own comfort. This is going to be one of the best investments I have made in the health and wellness.

  14. Tan Nguyen (verified owner)

    I bought this chair three weeks ago. I spent two weeks considering if I should purchase this or not. Dr. Weidner was very prompt to answer all of my questions, and I really appreciate that. So far, my family of 5 like it. We have been having my sister-in-law over at our house. She has her own massage chair, but much preferred the options on the Inada Dreamwave! She was hoping there was an Inada store in Minnesota, where she originally is from. We assured her, yes, she can buy this online and it will ship to her. She’s very excited to share with her family members. As far as my immediate family, my three daughters, wife, and I like it. They love the stretch features and how Dreamwave setting feels. My middle daughter was so surprised by the extra manual options! I have been having back problems. I see that going to get a massage is about $30-50 on a good GroupOn. The massage chair at home is convenient to use daily when I need it. We like how there is an air and no-air option on the full body. We like the extra add-ons for the feet and shoulder. As our family is trying to work-out more, the massage chair has been nice for sore muscles and cramps. One of my daughters really likes the difference between morning and evening settings. It is a nice way to start and end the day. Movers were great, too. They made sure things were put together and worked well to our satisfaction before leaving. I don’t have a point of reference of other massage chairs, but I like the chair so far. I know the only problems that have come up is one of my daughters feeling like she doesn’t fit comfortably in the chair. She’s about the same size as her sisters, so I am not sure what the struggle is. We tried adjusting the head and the legs and making sure her arms were in right, but somehow for stretch, she feels like she doesn’t fit and it hurts. On other settings, she enjoys it. We use this every day. Thank you!

  15. Larry Libauer (verified owner)

    I am not new to massage chairs. In 1981, I bought a Panasonic with 3 sophisticated pre-programs. It was a bit too aggressive, but I liked it. It still works (because it is Japanese quality rather than Chinese). It cost $2,200. (Using BLS-CPI inflation formula, that would equate to $5,700 in 2015 dollars.) But, I decided to upgrade to something more modern (electronic recline, air bags, less aggressive “feel,” stretch, more diversified pre-programs, etc.). I went on-line and quickly found Dr. Alan Weidner’s videos. My extensive and exhaustive research included visits to many local outlets with comparisons of many brands. I called Dr. Weidner on a Sunday night, expecting to access his voice-mail. I was surprised that he answered. We had a conversation. I didn’t get the impression that he was “pushing a product.” Which was good because I had planned to purchase from a local outlet, not on-line. I found Dr. Weidner sincere, conscientious, empathetic, knowledgeable, and wanting to be helpful rather than intent on selling something. He “won me over.” I started looking in the $3,000 range. I didn’t like what I saw. I expanded my interest to chairs in the $5,000 range. I didn’t like what I saw. My back and neck would not care that I saved a couple of thousand dollars. They would react positively or negatively to the relaxation impact. I expressed interest in Inada Flex 3 (which appeared to be a smaller, less-expensive version of the $8,500 Inada Dreamwave. Alan talked me out of it (although he had a sample on his floor). It looked like a miniature Dreamwave, but it was not “the same” in terms of what it could do. We discussed pros and cons of many brands. I experienced many brands in local retail outlets. I finally concluded that this one-time purchase should be what my back and neck wanted. I bought the Dreamwave from Alan. I have fallen asleep in it multiple time. I use it a lot. Every customer is different, with different cost-effective needs. For, me, it satisfied my needs better than any other less-expensive alternatives I almost selected (and I looked at many alternatives). In that context, it is worth the price. It is more costly, but, when you factor-in its quality, diversity of functions, relaxation, etc., I concluded that it is worth the long-lasting “investment” in myself. Thank you, Dr. Weidner, for your good advice and counsel and for pointing me in the direction of the ultimate best choice for me.

  16. Dennis Wagner (verified owner)

    Great follow-up and, yes, it is a good pdf on buying high end massage chairs. This free pdf is good for general info but your specific vids on various chairs (mine is the Dreamwave) are even better. I have rarely been as impressed with on-line marketing like you offer. Your presentations are bite-sized, honest and relevant. I have watched everything single one of them on the Dreamwave and most 2-3 times. If I wasn’t buying a Dreamwave locally because of local dealer support and local service, then I would definitely buy from you. Most other on-line chair companies/marketers are a joke compared to what you offer. For the vast majority of folks who need massage chairs but don’t have a local dealer, you are the answer. Your instructional vids on the Dreamwave are fab and I told the local dealer that all their sales people should be required to see them (and send you a royalty check – ha ha). In fact, I would not have purchased this chair without you, because the sales people didn’t know enough about the chair to demonstrate a truly good experience for me. After I saw your vids I GOT IT and now know how to use the remote control properly and all your other “tricks” and inside knowledge so I went back to the store armed with your knowledge and in 10 minutes of doing it right I told them they had a sale and to write it up. It was the 4th time I had tried the chair and the first 3 had not convinced me and the truth is I was just not using the remote and the chair correctly, nor could the sales people go in deep enough to really help me. I am also long wasted so getting rollers high enough up on my neck wasn’t working (a huge loss) and I FINALLY got the solution from you on the “body scan over-ride” video. What a relief. Not ONE salesperson I have encountered knew about this. I was also underwhelmed on the Dreamwave’s apparent lack-of-depth of massage until I saw your “Increase the Intensity” vid. Wow, was I wrong. There is every bit the intensity for the most ardent (and stout-hearted) but, hey, you need to know how to do it. Your vid provided that. Really, Doc, super presentation and knowledge. I feel guilty about not buying from you but I so appreciate what you have done. I am a country property real estate broker and I’ve shown my staff your marketing vids and website and I am going to upgrade my website and pattern it after yours (that is, if I don’t retire to my Dreamwave). Many thanks, Dennis Wagner – Broker United Country – Central Texas

  17. Han Vu (verified owner)

    If you are reading this review, there is a good chance that you are considering purchasing a robotic massage chair. I am writing this review in two parts, first is the review of the chair and second is for the purchase. After several weeks of deliberation and research of the models available, I decided to purchase the Inada Dreamwave. I did not set out to spend a small fortune on a chair, but after due diligence in research, all the materials gathered eventually lead me to the Dreamwave. You can verify for yourself and will perhaps come to a different conclusion, but this was my finding. Please go to the nearest place that sells the chair you are looking for so that you can sit in one. I live in NJ and work in NYC so there was a store near work with a floor model. Once there, take your time and test out the features and don’t be shy in pushing all the buttons. You are about to spend a lot of money so do yourself a favor and test drive one. Don’t just kick the tires, get in it and stretch out. The chair may look good on paper, but if it doesn’t do anything for you, then look for something that does. Once I decided on the Dreamwave, the hardest choice left to make was the color. Against the advice of others who expressed the perils of owning a light-colored material, I picked the cream color. To me, the cream color chair just looked better and didn’t darken the room like a darker color would. This is an aesthetic choice. They all have the same mechanism inside. After the chair was delivered, I was able to experience it in-depth. Please keep in mind that I have only had the chair for a week and this is my first chair. I am not an expert and have not sat in too many other massage chair to give you a thorough comparative review. Placement, unless you have decorated your house in a particular modern style, this chair will stick out. It is large and requires some room around it to function properly. I put this chair in a room that is isolated from the rest of the family as to not be disturbed when I use it, nor have it disturb others. Based on my experience, I do not recommend placing this chair in a bedroom if you treasure complete silence. The chair does make various sounds while operating, hisses from the airbags inflating and deflating, and electrical hums can be heard when the rollers are in motion. Don’t expect this to be a chair that is respectful of silence but it is a machine with moving parts. I use a noise-cancelling headphone piped with music so I don’t even notice it, so please keep this in mind when you get yours. The chair is amazing and I am glad that I have it. The pre-programmed settings are very nice and feels choreographed with a purpose. My favorites are the manual settings as I can dial in what I need. I use this chair in a very dark room, so a better back-lit remote would be beneficial until I can memorize the button arrangements. I think the arms should be better articulated to adjust for arm-length like it is adjustable for the legs. Nothing is perfect so I will not say much more. Overall, the chair is an excellent piece of precision machine. The fit and finish is very nice as can be expected at this price point. In the end, I have “pride of ownership” and do not have buyer’s remorse. Part two. the purchase. I bought the Dreamwave chair form the Massage-chair-relief because of the amount of information this website provided. I thought that the video reviews that Dr Weidner made was very informative and was not a cut-and-paste job like you see out there. The chair sells itself, but these videos helped me decide. I only wished that he had more videos and those included other color options. I liked the customer service Dr Weidner offered over the phone and I gave him my business. In the end, I will eventually buy another chair when a new and improve model comes out. I am not sure what brand or model that will be, but I hope that Dr. Weidner will carry it. Good luck to all and I hope you will find the chair that was made for you.

  18. J. W. (verified owner)

    We have owned our Dream Wave for a year and a half now, so I feel I can give a comprehensive review and the good and the not quite as good. First, I would strongly recommend what ever chair you chose to buy it from Dr. Alan. It is a competitive price with unmatched customer service. He will answer the phone himself and knows all the products in detail. We bought our chair from out of state “sight unseen”. There were no local options to trial chairs here and he made the process easy. Now some disclosures: We still use our chair multiple times a week over a year later. It is not an expensive toy, but a regular tool for health and wellness. Our chair gets heavy use as we have a bed and breakfast and frequent guests. I am a practicing physician and have pretty high expectation about health products. On the Dream Wave: Dr Alan best described it as a very refined massage. The coverage is total and very good. I had some concerns after reading reviews that said the dream wave was not intense enough for some. Dr Alan’s YouTube video showing the chair being used without the back pad totally resolves and concern in this area. With out the pad, and max 3D setting the chair can give more intensity that you can take. (and I like DEEP tissue massage) I also have found that using the rollers without the pad and sitting lower in the chair can even get the rollers on the neck for some intense neck/lower head tightness. The regular use programs are great with neck and shoulder and food and leg pieces giving a massage that is difficult to believe is “just with air bags”. I had concerns about not having rollers in the foot and neck pieces, but I am totally satisfied with the chair. It is well made and designed with amazing attention to detail. The few weaknesses: I wish the electronic control had programmable memory massages. The manual control lets you do about anything with the chair, but you must “drive the control” at all times. For such an expensive product, a few more dollars in memory would have let you save specific customized programs specific to your needs and allowed you to start it and relax rather than adjusting the controls. I would change nothing about the chair itself. Thank-you Dr. Alan. Sorry about the delay in the review.

  19. Evelyn Beal (verified owner)

    I have had the Inada Sogno DreamWave massage since February of 2014. So, why did it take me this long to write a review? It was and still a time issue – I am an OB/GYN physician in solo practice and I just could not find enough time to do this because I needed to really write a review that this massage chair deserves. This will be a long review, so, sit back and read. First of all, why should you get a massage? At a simplified level, the body’s circulatory system has a pump which is your heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the arteries, then the veins bring back the deoxygenated blood which gets oxygenated through the lungs , then back to the heart and then recirculated. UNLIKE the circulatory system, the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM which is synonymous to the immune system has NO PUMP. So, how do you get the lymphatic System to ‘mop up’ all the toxins that the body gets exposed to, in order to collect it within the venous system to be sent to the Colon where it is excreted? The answer is through MUSCLE CONTRACTION! So, that could be a problem if you are not exercising regularly, because in order for lymphatic fluid to be circulated, muscle contraction is needed OR a therapeutic MASSAGE. A therapeutic massage does encourage lymphatic fluid flow. So, a good massage is really very important to move lymphatic fluid around the body systems, which boost the immune system. The next problem is where you go to get a massage – your massage therapy has to be licensed and current with all the important changes in massage therapy and must really know what he or she doing so that a muscle group or blood vessel is not injured. Next, the establishment has to be extremely clean since literally, you are laying down on a surface that is used quite a bit by other people and their disease burden. So, the area needs to be sterilized very frequently and you really have no way of knowing that and must go on an assumption. Also, is the therapist using oils that do not add to the toxic load of the body systems? Remember that the largest organ in the body is the skin which does absorb quite a bit of toxins and there is need to be careful about what is applied to the skin. So, it is a combination of the unequivocal safety to the massage chair which has undergone rigorous testing and not having to be concerned about being exposed to more toxins that made me decide to stop going to a massage therapist and decided that owning my own massage in the comfort of your home is an absolute must. So, I did a little research and found out that the Japanese people made very good massage chairs and who sells it and that led me to Dr Alan Weidner. I liked the fact that I actually spoke with Dr. Alan Weidner and when he did not have enough time to answer all my questions, he promptly called me back when we could spend more time on the phone addressing my questions and after reading quite a few reviews online, I was convinced that the Inada Sogno chair was worth a try even though it was was the most expensive at the time. I now know, that investment was worth every penny. On one of the reviews that I read, there was a concern about the length of time on the preprogramed sessions which I have not found to be a problem because you can do combinations if you desire a hour of massage therapy and I find the variations to be more beneficial. The massage chair to me is simply incredible. It is amazing how someone could’ve actually put this together. When I think massage, I think getting the lymphatic system flowing, encouraging the body to get rid of toxins, healthier immune system. So, it is clearly therapy to me. Most of the time, I am yawning to the point of tears and feel very relaxed when I get off the massage chair. It is incredible and I am no longer bothered with having to deal with looking for a good therapist and what to expect. All I do is just go upstairs in the comfort of my own home when ever I desire . I have also found getting the preprogramed morning session before I get on my ‘max trainer’ does boost my exercise stamina and it makes sense because any time lymph flow is improved, the body’s circulation does respond. Also, remember to deep breathe as often as you can and especially during a massage session because the body uses oxygen but does not make it, so, you have to provide the body with oxygen. You can really improve the therapeutic benefits of a massage session by providing the body with as much oxygen as you can.

  20. Mark Agerton (verified owner)

    Super buying experience! Alan was excellent to deal with and has redefined the experience of a customer buying a big ticket item online. All of my questions were quickly answered and his willingness to address any issues that may arise simplified my decision. The delivery crew was great. They removed their shoes without hesitation and treated my house and new chair with respect. I really appreciated their attention to detail when they installed the chair. All trash and wrappings were removed without me having to ask them. Their willingness to take the time and answer any questions was useful. The chair……..what is there to say that has not already been captured in previous posts. The chair is phenomenal! My wife and I use the chair daily to start the day and to unwind in the evening. My whole body relaxes and simplifies my path to the bed. Great job on your service. Great job selling a super chair! Mark Agerton age 50 Engineer

  21. Nathan Eckerman (verified owner)

    I purchased the Sogno a year ago for my partner, who has chronic back pain. Since then, it has changed both our lives! We like the built-in programs, but also we delve into the custom settings (which are easy to control) when we have a problem area to focus on. Currently, our favorite setting is actually the Quick Massage, since it is a pleasant program with variety, covers a lot of different muscles, and doesn’t take much time in our busy schedule. After a year’s use (8-10 times a month on average, but a few times per day for the first few months (we were drunk with massage power)), there have been no mechanical or performance issues. Worth every penny! Now let’s talk about Dr. Alan Weidner, and Massage-Chair-Relief as a business in general. Even though I was a bit nervous about pulling the trigger on (for me) an expensive purchase, the entire buying experience was a pleasure. The videos on the Sogno setup from the manufacturer were so-so, but the additional Youtube videos (which can be found here: made by Alan are even more helpful, both in seeing the features for a buying decision, and for extra setup help. A very nice effort! After my purchase, Alan contacted me personally to go over my order details, and it was a very pleasant call; what great customer service! Plus, the prices were as good as anywhere I looked. The only complaints I had were about the white glove delivery service. Even though the workmen were respectful and said they had “setup several of these already this week”, when they were done the control panel cord ended up routed inside the chair, where it wasn’t supposed to be, and I had to finagle it correctly to the outside myself, later, before using the chair. I do have a couple tips: 1) Experiment with the included back pads, and shoulder bulbs, to find what works for you. I found the spine massagers a bit too forceful, and switching to a thicker back pad resolved it easily. The pockets simply velcro open to switch those pieces out. 2) Spruce up the area around your massage chair with relaxing stuff. We cleared out clutter, added a Himalayan salt lamp, an ocean lamp, and even a small mallet chime, to make the environment around the chair even more relaxing. For us, these simple things definitely enhance the benefit we get from this great chair. We couldn’t be happier. Thanks again to Alan and his great staff!

  22. Logan Leatham (verified owner)

    I’ve had my Sogno chair for about a month now, and I’ve put off this review for various reasons, not the least of which is it takes a while to get to know this chair and give it a fair review. Even this one might be a bit premature, but it’s time nonetheless. I’ll do this review in 2 parts, one a review of Dr. Weidner, and the customer service surrounding the purchase, and the other of the actual chair.. – Dr. Weidner and his team are fantastic. I emailed him my initial questions about the chair and we exchanged a good 20-30 emails before I ever made the purchase or purchased the chair. At one point, he even raised a health related point which may have gone against me buying the chair, thus proving he was not telling me what I wanted to hear to make the sale. He was extremely helpful before, during and after the sale via email, phone, etc. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, I can’t really imagine a more positive experience from that standpoint. He is knowledgable and caring about the clients, not just as customers, but as people buying this chair to get relief from it, so that’s good. On to the chair… now unless you’re a multi-millionaire, this chair is probably a pretty big purchase for you. It certainly was for me. It’s hard to review this chair outside the context of its cost, so that’s the type of review this is… Is the chair amazing? obviously.. there are hundreds of people before and after me that can attest to this. Is it worthy of it’s price tag? That is certainly less obvious, though I believe that it is. If you want to know the pros and cons, there are other reviews that list them out, they are pretty much spot on. There are things that are amazing, there are things that could be better. It is not perfect… but it’s pretty close. I took a huge leap of faith buying this chair based solely on it’s reviews and testimonials and I don’t feel disappointed. Is it the best massage chair on the market? I don’t know, i haven’t tried them all, but very likely yes… is it going to be a life changing experience for everyone that uses it? probably not… it is after all, a chair. That being said, it does what it does very well, and I think is worthy of it’s price tag and a 5 star rating. If you have the money for this chair, give it a try… or go down to Dr. Weidners showroom and try it out. While it does take a few weeks to understand the intricacies of the Sogno, a half hour in it will give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

  23. Steven Cardott (verified owner)

    Greetings Dr Weidner; After a year, I’m ready to give my review of my chair and my buying experience. You may use my review and post my name. Thank you very much for your great customer service and my wonderful chair!! I love my Inada Sogno massage chair! I’ve had my chair for almost a year now and wanted to wait a bit before I rated the chair & my experience with Last year, I had decided that I wanted a massage chair. I started looking around, reading reviews, and researching what would suit me best. I stumbled across some YouTube videos of Dr. Alan Weidner giving reviews on the different types of chairs that exist. I went to his website and concluded that I wanted to buy my chair from, but could not concretely decide on the chair. I decided to fly to Salt Lake City to visit Dr Weidner’s showroom. I’m so glad that I did! After 4 hours of trying out chairs and discussing pros & cons with Dr. Weidner, I decided on the Sogno. The chair that I originally liked and was going to purchase turned out to be my least favorite. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Weidner’s knowledge, customer service, and with the whole experience. Good, massage chairs are a substantial investment! If you are looking to buy a massage chair, is the place to buy it from!! If you are going to spend the money on a good chair, I’d encourage you to fly to Salt Lake and try them all before you buy.

  24. Wensheng Wang (verified owner)

    This is the first message chair that I bought (if I don’t count the small message pads that I owned under $100). After using it for a couple weeks I have to say that the Sogno is really phenomenal and is my best purchase in 2014 so far. The purchase experience was a very pleasant one. I was searching for some answers on the internet regarding the Inada Sogno warranty since I was considering buying a used one somewhere else, then I found some very helpful answers by Dr Weidner and this website, and then ended up actually buying a new one here. Dr Weidner was very responsive and the price was the best I could find. The shipping was fast and was delivered in less than a week after ordering. I opted out of the white glove service since I liked to assemble it myself, and it turned out the assembly was very easy (had to admit that the chair was very heavy though). Instead of repeating the so many positives that other reviews have covered, I just want to mention a few things that I would like to see improved in future based on my relatively short experience using the chair. I understand that different people have different taste so I want to emphasize that following are just my personal preferences. 1) The full back roller is very powerful and is one of my favorite features. However, when used with the shoulder unit, the intensity of the roller massage is greatly reduced. So I typically use the chair without the shoulder unit. The preset programs cannot tell that the shoulder unit is not being used and still activate the air bags in the shoulder unit not in use. I just wish that I could somehow use the shoulder unit without sacrificing the intensity for my upper back massage. 2) The shoulder unit may be the best on the market, but is still no where close a human hand as it simply presses on your shoulder from top without any other movement. 3) The controller can definitely use some improvement. First is where to put it during message. When I’m settled in the chair comfortably, there is no way I can put the control back to the pocket on the outside of arm set, also I may need to adjust the control in the middle of a session. So I just leave the control on my belly during massage (There should be a better way, but that’s the best way I can find). Secondly, the buttons are not lighted except for the power button (even though the control is not operated by battery). So if I want to adjust the settings during a massage session, I need to either remember the buttons by feel or need to leave the light on during night massage so I can see the buttons. Thirdly, I would concur with the complaint by other reviewers here that there should be a way to memorize and recall one’s personal favorite settings instead of starting from scratch every session. With all the short comings mentioned above I still feel the Sogno is the best chair I could have bought at this day and age and I’m really enjoying it. As the doc has said, I now officially belong to the group of spoiled…

  25. Kim Middleditch (verified owner)

    After doing a over a year research on what chair would be the best for my back pain, I decided to go with the Inada Sogno. I had tried it out a couple times at a store in my area. They couldn’t answer any of my questions about the chair, and even times gave me the wrong information. Thats when I reached out to Dr. Weidner at He knew it all and even more about the Sogno. At first I was a little nervous about finally purchasing my chair over the internet, but so glad I did. Dr. Weidner gave me his personal cell phone number, and never turns it off. I called him late, forgetting about the time change, and he didn’t care. He talked to me about every question I had and did everything in his power to help this chair become a reality for me. He is also the only one that gives you three months trial, in case you need to return the chair. All the others gives you 30 days, and I needed this just in case the chair wasn’t what I had hoped. I have had my chair for 6 weeks now, and it has given me a new lease on life. On days that I get up in the morning and can hardly walk, I sit in my chair and it helps me with the pain and helps me get thru the day. It is everything I was told it would be. I feel so blessed to have this chair. It is expensive, but it is quality and has a great warranty. I know that I will have this chair for years to come and will never get tired of sitting in it. There was a small problem with delivery, but once Dr. Weidner found out about it, he called and took care of it for me right then, an hour later the delivery company called me and I had my chair a couple days later. If your looking to purchase an expensive massage chair, have no fears with going with Dr. Weidner. You won’t regret it, he will make sure your happy.

  26. Dianne Ritchie (verified owner)

    I have had this marvelous chair about 10 days now, and have used it at least 3 times a day. First I must say that I have a lot of neck problems and hardly ever can turn my neck both directions – that is until I got this Dreamwave chair. It has fixed my neck up like it was 30 years ago. I have no neck pain now, and I can turn both ways with no problems. It is worth the price just for that!!! BUT – I am not done! All the different modes, and manual modes are so good. I have a very bad back and when I had a cheaper massage chair I had to quit using it because it was just too strong for me. I can use this one with no problems. It has levels of intensity – it has regular massage and air bag massage (not as strong) – it has youth mode which is a lighter massage. THIS CHAIR HAS IT ALL!!!! This chair is expensive – but what price can you put on your health????? My chair will pay for itself in money I saved going to the chiropractor (no offense Dr. Weidner) and I can use it every day. I could not afford to go to the chiropractor every day!!!! I say if you want the Rolls Royce of massage chairs and you can afford it grab one of these Inada Sogno Dreamwave chairs. You will not be sorry!!! Make sure you buy it from because they have the best price out there. Noone else has free delivery and white glove set up, plus a discount off his sales price like Dr. Weidner has. Plus if you are not in Utah, no sales tax!!! Boy did all that add up! I strongly highly recommend them They are the best for price – and service. I researched them all.

  27. Sonny Luu (verified owner)

    My wife bought the Sogno Dreamwave for me a couple of months ago. I decided I would wait until now so that I would have enough time to try all of the functions and test out the limits and capabilities of the chair before giving it a more comprehensive review. Here’s the bottom line up front: The Sogno Dreamwave is a great chair that delivers on its promise of a “transcendent” therapeutic massage—even if the price seems to be excessive. As in any product, even great ones, there are positive and negative characteristics that need to be considered in a fair assessment. First, I’ll give you the positive points: 1. The chair is aesthetically pleasing and lends to the overall impression of a relaxing ambience when given the appropriate space and arrangement. It can be imposing in a small room, but with the right placement it can certainly compliment a contemporary décor. 2. The manufacturer is spot on when describing the experience as transcendent. I use the chair twice a day and thoroughly enjoy each session. Within minutes, the chair would lure me into a state of complete relaxation in which I would often feel as though I were floating on air—the experience is that good! 3. The foot massager is especially pleasing. It squeezes your feet and calves and provides such a total envelopment that no human hands can replicate. 4. The dreamwave function is another unmatched feature that even a trained masseuse would be hard pressed to replace. The gyrating hip motion and the firm grip of the side airbags on the hip and legs leave me feeling like I am gliding through water. Now, the negative points: 1. The automatic timer shuts down each program—regardless of whether it is a preset program or a manual one—at about 15 minutes. In my opinion, this is way too short. I haven’t been able to find a way to circumvent this feature. I understand the implications behind safety and liability that Inada must consider but I think it is frustratingly constraining when a responsible user cannot control the duration of a massage session. At about the time that the session shuts down automatically is typically the time that I am in the deepest “transcendental” state of my experience in the chair. Instead of maximizing this most beneficial part of the session, I am jolted to reality by the sudden shut down and I am forced to go through the scanning procedure and start another session. This is especially aggravating when I use manual settings that I have found to my liking. This leads me to the next point. 2. I appreciate the full range of manual settings that the chair offers; however, I think it would be much easier to use if there were a programmable memory function in the chair. I have found a few manual combination settings that I truly enjoy and I often wish that I could program these settings into a memory button so that I wouldn’t have to go through a series of buttons that is time consuming. Combined with the first negative point (timer restriction), this lack of a memory function forces me to spend too much time with the controller in my hand instead of enjoying the massage. 3. The controller. While it is easy to concede that the controller tucked away in a side pocket rather than protruding from an armrest—as seen on some other chairs—is less obstructive and more aesthetically pleasing, I find that because I need to access the controller so often that I would rather have it mounted on the armrest than tucked on the side. Unless you are a tall person with long arms, it is very difficult to access the side pocket. I end up placing the controller on my stomach when I use the chair. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase of the Inada Sogno. The only thing that beats the chair is the first –class customer service my wife and I received from Dr. Weidner. We truly appreciate the responsiveness, professionalism, and care that he provided throughout the entire process of making this big investment. Thank you.

  28. Victor Zach (verified owner)

    We recently acquired the Inada Sogno Massage Chair with the help of Dr. Alan Weidner. The service was outstanding, the chair is an enormous edition to our household, and it was definitely the best price on the internet. Dr. Weidner gets on the phone with you and is happy to give you his cell phone number. He throws in a few extras, which makes it all worth while. If you are a type of person that seeks the highest quality chair on the market, give him a call. It was fun to speak with Dr. Weidner, because he is super professional and takes the time to walk you through the entire process from the purchase, all the way through to your first massage. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the massage products out there and will try to match you with what it is that you are looking for. The chair itself, leaves you completely at peace. It is fantastic at destressing your day. It puts me into a state that I typically can only attain from doing an hour of yoga. Definitely worth every penny. There are very few things like sitting in a quality chair that gently removes any stress from you. As a bonus, it also works on spouses and guests that visit your home. Working hard has gained a new value with the knowledge that my day will end with a Japanese precision massage. This is an investment into your health and wellbeing. – Victor Zach – Arizona