The new Inada YuMe massage chair boasts new technological features, as with every new Inada massage chair. New features include Rotary Rocking Technology which offers the first "rocking" motion in a massage chair; a neck stretch pillow, and an amazing calf massage that we have never before seen in a massage chair ottoman. Designed by the same award-winning designer of the Inada Sogno massage chair, Toshiyuki Kita, the new YuMe blends simplicity with forward-thinking technology!
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- Shiatsu massage
- Posture correction
- Neck traction
- Full body massage
- Pre-programmed massages
- Zero-gravity massage chair
- Rotary rocker technology
- Proprietary body scan
- Thera-Elliptical Kneading ottoman
- Neck stretch pillow
- Color kinetic LEDS
- Rotary Rocker Technology - the first massage chair to introduce the concept of "rocking" to the therapeutic experience. A throwback to the relaxing and restorative effect of the rocking chair.
- Thera-Elliptical-Kneading Ottoman - proprietary technology for a calf massage that is unparalleled in the massage chair industry. Not only do airbags compress the calves, but the ottoman itself has an elliptical kneading motion that massages the calves as would human hands in a circular motion.
- Neck Stretch Pillow - Neck traction, distraction, and acupressure are highlighted in this new neck stretch pillow. A variation of the Cervical Traction Device of the famous Inada Sogno massage chair, this pillow mimics the hands of a licensed massage therapist.
- Color Kinetic LEDS - LED lights on each side of the ottoman and on the remote control soothingly illuminate your dark room when being massaged. Colors that have therapeutic value to assist in the healing and de-stressing process.
- Chair dimensions (boxed): 63"L X 30"W X 30"H
- Chair weight (unboxed): 176 lbs.
- Chair weight (boxed): 231 lbs.
- Upholstery: Anti-bacterial synthetic leather
- Kneading speeds: 10X/min - 32X/min (approx.)
- Tapping speeds: 180X/min - 500X/min (approx.)
- Roller width: 3-step adjustment (narrow, wide, medium)
- Roller up/down speed: 4.1j cm/SEC
- Back stroke length: 26" full roll; 6" partial roll
- Rocking frequency: 5-7X/min (approx.)
- Rocking angle: 142-157 degrees (approx.)
- Zero-gravity position
- Pre-programmed sessions: 6
- Manual mode time: 15 minutes
- Pre-programmed session time: vary in duration depending on scan and program
- Power requirements: 120 V AC/60 Hertz/140 Watts
- User height range: 5'0" - 6'2"
- User weight range: 300 lbs.
- Factory certification: ISO Certified
- Made in Japan
- Endurance: 2,500 hours continuous with load. Used once per day, the expected life of the chair is over 24 years
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Jun 04, 2015 at 10:43 PM
At this point, the family has had the chair for a little over a month, and the chair is getting daily use. The assembly was simple -- basically ready to use out of the box as soon as it is plugged in -- the chair is relatively lightweight (under 200 lbs, so not too much stress on floor boards) it has a small footprint, and the controller is easy to use.
After testing out the 6 pre-programmed massage routines, each of which runs about 15 minutes, I’ve found that I keep going back to the stretch massage, which feels great, usually followed by a cycle doing the rock and massage routine. Periodically, I will mix in the pre-programmed shoulder massage which also feels great.
The chair doesn’t have a dedicated foot massager, however, there is a function that you can use if the chair is in full recline with the calf massager in the full upright position. e.g. If you place your feet in the calf massage well, there’s an airbag adjustment at the base of the controller that is labeled “foot massage”. The standard calf massage does an excellent job with lower leg circulation, so I don’t really miss the dedicated foot massager. For a little variety, however, I’ve used the “foot massage” function at the low level on my calf muscles, since it provides a different kind of compression massage on the calf muscles. With the Inada chairs there are typically great pre-programmed massages, but the controller also allows for a fair amount of customization at the base of the controller.
My only quibble is that this particular model doesn't have a “3-D” roller system adjustment that allows for an intensity adjustment. It's not a big issue, because the default intensity works great with most of the massage cycles. At least in my experience, the “Master Shiatsu” pre-programmed massage is a little too intense. There's a dampening pad that can be slipped into the back of the chair, and that helps, but the other cycles I think are better without using the dampening pad. Overall this is a great chair -- great to use before bedtime.
As a side note, I was introduced to the Inada product line by a family member about 10 years ago. My brother had the Inada i.2, which is still operational. More recently I have used the Inada 3A — the predecessor to the Inada 3S. It’s a great chair too. Inada continually improves their product line, and they clearly take great pride in the quality and durability of their products as well. When I was looking at the YuMe, I had a high degree of confidence in the quality of the manufacturer and the product. These are luxury items, but they are luxury items that last, and which add to the overall quality of life.
Dr. Weidner also has made the purchasing process as painless as possible, at a competitive price. His customer service and responsiveness has been first rate. The website has been a great resource as well for helping to decide between the various models. Overall I’m very happy with the purchase and look forward to using the chair for years to come.
Aug 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Even though this review is listed under the YuMe, it also touches on the Sogno as well because it was a really tough decision choosing between the two. I’m 6’3” and about 270 pounds. I have a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders and often have lower back spasms. Standing for long hours kills my lower back and tightens my hamstrings to the point where it’s painful.
So when I looked for a massage chair, I was looking for something that gave a good massage, a good stretch, and something to relieve tension. After looking at Dr. Weidner’s site, I pretty much felt like one of the Inada chairs would be the best choice. I had tried the YuMe at the local store already, but after reading the reviews on the Sogno, I had to try it. Over the next week, I spent close to 4 “torturous” hours comparing the Sogno and the YuMe. Actually, the most torturous part was having to just choose one.
I ended up choosing the YuMe because I thought it gave a better back massage than the Sogno- for me, the Rocking Massage mode just hit all the right pressure points on my back. I also loved the rocking motion- so soothing and relaxing. Another thing I loved was the calf massage- all the things that are written about the calf massage can’t express how great my calves felt after the massage. I was tingling from my calves to my toes from the calf massage. The Stretch program was great as well.
I definitely missed the arms, hands, and foot massage that the Sogno had- but what I loved most was the thigh massage- it really felt great and loosened my tight thighs. I also thought the Stretch program was the better than the YuMe. There’s also something about having what feels like every inch of your body being worked on.
But ultimately, I opted for the YuMe because I just felt like I couldn’t live without the Rock and Massage program and the calf massage. The YuMe was smaller so that’s an advantage as well. Price on the YuMe is lower, but I figured since this was something I was going to have for a while, I’d rather bite the bullet and not focus on price; no doubt, if I had the space and money to buy both, I would. But once again, the YuMe just ultimately felt better for me and I highly recommend it!
Jan 07, 2013 at 11:27 AM
I love this chair. It is a low-profile massage chair that does more than what you would think. The gentle rocking feature is so relaxing and calming. Compared to the other chairs I tried, this was my favorite, even though it doesn't have the arm or feet massage functions. It made up for that in the unique features it has itself. The calf massage is the perfect thing after a long day on my feet, or after a run. I love that it is not so huge and "massage chair looking".