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 Inada 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-inspiringDream Wave 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'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 DreamWave cradle your whole body in soothing, quiet relief, shiatsu relief.
Proprietary INADA 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 INADA optical sensors. Before you start a massage program, position the chair for comfort, then relax. When you choose your program, INADA DreamWave 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.
INADA DreamWave offers sixteen pre-programmed massage sequences including revolutionary "Morning" and "Nighttime" programs perfected by INADA. In addition to pre-programmed massage sessions, INADA DreamWave 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 INADA DreamWave, 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 INADA DreamWave redefines the massage chair by blending ancient eastern therapy with modern visual appeal.
The new DreamWave 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)
Jun 19, 2015 at 06:28 PM
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!
Jun 01, 2015 at 02:35 PM
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.
Mar 14, 2015 at 09:31 AM
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).
Dennis Wagner - Broker
United Country - Central Texas
Mar 13, 2015 at 01:04 PM
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.
Mar 06, 2015 at 03:57 PM
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.
Inada DreamWave Massage Chair