Part 2 of my Review of the Inada Yume Massage Chair
In Part I of this article I shared the features that initially impacted me when I used the new Inada Yume massage chair. The Japanese firm, Family Inada, has produced a chair with two remarkable features that place it miles ahead of other chairs in the massage chair arena.
1. Thera-Elliptical-Kneading (TEK)
TEK is what I referred to in Part I of this Inada Yume review as a solution to leaving out the foot massage feature. This elliptical calf massage is a new twist on an older chair massage feature. Traditionally, ottoman airbags press on the calves from the outside in. Not only does the new TEK accomplish that, but at the same time the sides of the ottoman elliptically move along both sides of each calf. The result is a surprising and innovative calf massage.
For those of you suffering with leg circulation maladies, this massage chair is worth every penny. Many users report that this feature alone is worth the price of the Inada Yume. My sessions in the chair resulted in my calves tingling more than any other part of my body. Elliptical calf massage is a true advancement for massage chairs that will delight every user.
Yes, the Inada Yume rocks, really rocks in the traditional sense of the word. It rocks back and forth like a rocking chair and is the first massage chair to do so. One client that tried it out in our showroom said he was reminded of his grandmother rocking him in his youth. In addition to the physical effects of the session, he enjoyed even more relaxation by experiencing that memory from his childhood.
The speed of this rocking motion is between 5 and 7 rocks in a minute. With this feature, the chair also moves to a 142 degree tilt up to a 157 degree tilt. I must confess, the first time I tried this rocking feature with my eyes closed, I did experience some nausea. After one or two sessions, though, the nausea disappeared. All things considered, this is a feature that many of you will enjoy.
Not covered in Part I, here is more information for you about the Inada Yume Massage Chair
a.) Inada offers a 3 year warranty which covers both labor and parts. If desired, you can purchase a 2 year extended warranty. The basic factory warranty included with your purchase is the best in the business.
b.) Because the Inada Yume is made inJapan, the cost is greater than the cost of a Chinese made chair. It is common belief that the quality ofJapan's manufacturing is better than that fromChina.
c.) As mentioned in Part I, the two colors available are black and bright red. The material is faux leather.
d.) The back rollers are very helpful for SI joint pain or low back pain. They are situated lower than on some chairs so that they reach down into the top of the buttocks. Some patients with sciatica even find relief with this feature.
e.) Like most massage chairs, the Inada weight limit is 300 lbs.
f.) By using the chair once a day, your chair should last about 24 years.
g.) A great feature for those of you with low back pain is the zero gravity seat. The seat tilts at an angle to produce the "weightless" sensation when you use the chair.
h.) At last, a remote control that is easy to use. The Inada Yume massage chair remote is not at all complicated and slips easily into the side pocket after use.
The Inada Yume massage chair retails for $5999 and is available at www.massage-chair-relief.com, where you can also learn more about the chair. Just go to the top of this page and click "Inada". You can then click on the Inada Yume chair.
Dr. Alan Weidner