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)
Mar 06, 2015 at 10:16 AM
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.
Sep 15, 2014 at 02:21 PM
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!
Apr 05, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/massagechairrelief) 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!
Mar 18, 2014 at 07:25 PM
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.
Feb 09, 2014 at 03:23 PM
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 MassageChairRelief.com.
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 MassageChairRelief.com, 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, MassageChair.Relief.com 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.
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