Inada DreamWave Massage Chair Review

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The Inada DreamWave is the next generation of the incredible Inada massage chairs—improving on the already fantastic Inada Sogno DreamWave of the previous generation.

With the Inada DreamWave, you will find a truly full-body treatment. Using advanced infrared scanning technology, this product scans each body to perform individualized relaxing and restorative shiatsu therapies.

With its revolutionary, quality technology and manufacturing, it is no wonder people are saying that the Inada DreamWave massage chair is the best in the world. In this review, you will learn exactly why it has earned that title.

Inada DreamWave Features:

  • Full Upper Body: The Inada Dream Wave can provide a full upper body rubdown, offering deep relief on the upper shoulders, neck, back, and even the arms and hands! It even performs neck traction as well!
  • Infrared Back and Seat Heat: This DreamWave chair includes infrared lumbar and seat heating to provide additional relaxation, comfort, and healing.
  • Shiatsu Point Locator: DreamWave patented technology enables the recliner to perform a full body scan to locate shiatsu pressure points and customize each treatment session to the user.
  • Hip and Thigh: Proprietary technology provides deep treatments to soothe and relieve these large and hard to reach muscle groups, including the IT band.
  • Over 1,200 Square Inches of Coverage: This dream massage chair provides coverage to over 1,200 square inches of your body, more than any other product out there.
  • Technology: It, of course, uses the patented DreamWave technology, which uses rollers moving in a figure-8 pattern to mimic the shiatsu therapy technique.
  • Deep Relaxation Setting: This setting uses slow, methodical movements to provide treatment variations and deep relaxation to core groups of muscles through a hypnotic, calming experience.
  • Calf, Foot, and Sole: This recliner is truly full body—encompassing and massaging even the calf, foot, and soles with deep, relaxing pressure and motion.
  • Youth Session: Perfect for the entire family, it includes a youth setting that provides a more gentle treatment specially designed so that younger family members can experience its healing and relaxing benefits.
  • Hand-Held Remote: The model's remote makes it convenient and easy to customize your massage experience by selecting one of the 16 pre-programmed sessions or using the remote to manually choose from the over 1,000 possible combinations.
  • Smartphone Pocket: Now, the DreamWave is complete with its smartphone pocket to keep your phone within convenient reach.

Product Warranty

The Inada DreamWave is backed by the best massage chair warranty out there: a 3-year limited repair or replacement manufacturer’s warranty that includes on-site service.

Product Specifications:

  • Upright Dimensions 37”W x 55”L x 48”H
  • Fully Reclined Dimensions 37”W x 83”L x 30”H
  • Maximum Recline Angle 170 degrees
  • Weight 265 lbs.
  • Weight Limit 250 lbs.
  • User Height Range 5’0” to 6’5” approx..
  • Power 120 V AC / 60Hz / 208 Watts
  • Timer Settings 15-30 minutes
  • DreamWave Operation Speed 12 x per min - 25 x per min
  • Pre-programmed Massage Choices 16
  • Manual Types 15
  • Manual Combinations Over 1,000
  • Safety Features Recline and foot rest obstruction sensors, breakaway power cord
  • Upholstery Synthetic leather or top-grain leather


  • Shiatsu Pressure Point Sensor and Massage: This product remains unmatched in terms of accuracy and the truly healing and therapeutic experience that the DreamWave massage chair can provide. With its full-body sensors to locate pressure points and its DreamWave and air bag technology, this recliner is able to deliver a deeply relaxing, masseuse-like shiatsu treatment.
  • Full-Body Coverage: No other massage chair will cover your entire body, literally from head to toe, like the Inada DreamWave. It covers 1,200 square inches of your body, ALL at ONCE, providing an even more relaxing, all-encompassing experience than a single masseuse could.
  • Appropriate for the Whole Family: Its technology and programs make it safe for the whole family so that your children can also benefit.
  • Many Massage Programs to Choose From: This recliner enables true customization with over 16 pre-programmed sessions to choose from, as well as over 1,000 manual treatment combinations. Everyone will find what they need for each of their situations.


  • Cost: The Inada DreamWave does come at a higher price than many other “massage” chairs that you can find out there, but no other recliner can compete with the patented technology that performs truly a healing Shiatsu massage.
  • So many options: The DreamWave does have an amazing number of options, and for some, this can be a bit overwhelming. However, because of the hand-held remote and great design, Inada massage chairs has made it very user-friendly to customize your recliner settings to the treatment that’s best for you.
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What Do Customers Say about the Product?

DreamWave customers are raving about this model.

Here are just some of the things that customer reviews are saying:

“For years I have been receiving regular massage therapy and this model does an excellent job with challenging muscle tension knots…what used to take an hour with a hand treatment now can be done in 15 minutes with this recliner.”

“I have been feeling so much better now that I can have a good massage in the comfort of my own home. This is going to be one of the best investments I have made for my health and wellness.”

The Verdict

While the Inada DreamWave massage chair is one of the more expensive on the market, it’s the quality of its technology and manufacturing that have made it well worth the cost. When a recliner can truly perform the healing and therapeutic function of Shiatsu treatment and leave users feeling better and as if they have been working with a masseuse, it’s clear that you have gotten your money’s worth. This product truly is one of a kind.