Inada Dreamwave Massage Chair Review (2019): Is It Worth It?

Inada Sogno Massage Chair

Consumers rave about it’s incredible abilities to help soothe aching joints and gently massage away the stresses of everyday life. But what is really the reality of owning a Sogno Dreamwave?

In this review we hope to reveal as much detail as possible about the chair, in the hope that you can make a fair and balanced decision about whether the Sogno Dreamwave is the right massage chair for you.

Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair

Inada was the very first massage chair company ever founded.

Brainchild of Japanese inventor Nichimu Inada, who founded the company in 1962, the company is now known for it’s premium range of massage chairs. Inada now produces some of the most advanced – and multi-award-winning chairs in the industry.

And to prove that the brand name speaks for itself, the Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair received various recognition awards  from the Consumer Electronic Show Innovation Honors in the Home Appliance Category, the Doctor’s Choice massage chair in the Health and Wellness Category and was a Pinnacle Award finalist in American Society of Furniture Designers.  It consider by many websites as top massage chair in the world as shown by massage chair reviews here, as one of the example of top ratings for Inada Dreamwave chairs.

In other words while those on a tight budget may shy away from Inada’s prices, for the consumer looking for the ultimate in massage chair comfort there are few brands to rival Inada’s long and proven pedigree.

The Massage Experience

The first and foremost element to consider when buying a massage chair is the overall massage experience. After all, many of the cheaper massage chairs on the market fail to give a massage which realistically mimics the feeling of a real masseuse.

In general the best massage chairs are known as such because they provide an exceptional massage experience which leaves one feeling relaxed and comfortable.

As one of the most advanced massage chairs on the market it should hardly be surprising that the massage experience provided by the Inada Sogno Dreamwave is exceptional. There are a number of factors that combine to produce the overall experience:

Heated Cushions

First and foremost the Sogno Dreamwave is capable of gently warming the seat and lower back. This immediately helps to target the lower back region which is such a common pain point. The gentle warmth relaxes and soothes the muscles in readiness for the gentle massage action.

170 Degree Recline

The Sogno Dreamwave reclines further than almost any other massage chair. This isn’t just a novelty; it also represents an important part of the overall Dreamwave experience. With your arms, legs and body suppoted by the chair, and the 170 degree recline, the Sogno Dreamwave is a member of the highly-regarded “zero gravity massage chairs”.

The combination of features provides the sensation of “floating” in a gravity-free environment, taking pressure and strain off the muscles and joints and providing a pleasant sensation of weightlessness. This can make for a sensational massage experience.

100 Air Cushions

The actual act of massage is carried out by 100 air cushions distributed throughout the chair. These programmable air cushions gently massage and carress the body, just as a human hand would. The fact that there are 100 air cushions – more than almost any other massage chair – enables complete body massage all at the same time for a truly all-encompassing massage experience.

Indeed, according to Inada, this plethora of air cushions provides an overall massage area of 1.200 square inches!

Unique Body-Scanned Technology

When you first sink into the plush leather of the chair, Inada’s scanning technology goes to work. Here, your body dimensions and pressure points are assessed in such a way that each massage program is individually customized to your unique frame. This means that no matter what your body dimensions – tall or short, stocky or slim, you can be certain the Dreamwave will provide the ultimate in massage chair luxury.

In total, the Dreamwave recognizes 106 different body types and then automatically adjusts your massage to perfectly target your own unique requirements.

Music Functionality

As an added benefit, the Inada Sogno Dreamwave is also capable of interfacing with your MP3 player, and will play the music of your choice through it’s inbuilt-speakers. Try playing soothing, relaxing music like movie scores or classical tracks to further soothe away the stresses of everyday life.

16 Pre-Programmed Massages

One of the most exceptional elements of the Dreamwave is the level of control that you as the chair owner possess. The combination of recline, heat and the 100 air cushions makes for almost unlimited combinations. By default, the chair comes pre-programmed with 16 incredible massage alternatives, but it is also possible to tailor-make your own bespoke program. It has been caculated that there are over 1000 different possible combinations, and once you have designed your own personal massahe the chair will remember it for future use.

As a result, no matter what you hope to achieve from owning a massage chair you can feel confident that the Inada Sogno Dreamwave will perform; simply because you decide how it massages you.

Inada Sogno Dreamwave  User Reviews

Are you wondering by now what the Dreamwave really feels like? The following video provides a number of reviews from people just like you who tested out the Sogno Dreamwave at a recent tradeshow. Just press the play button to hear what others say about the Inada massage experience…

Inada Sogno Inspiration

The inspiration for the Dreamwave comes from the motions of actual massage. At their research and development centre in Japan, Inada have carefully studied the actions of real massage experts. Using state-of-the-art computing technology they then repicated these same actions and movements using air-filled cushions.

The cushions of the Sogno Dreamwave are now such that they “pulse” in a natural figure-of-8 fashion, perfectly replicating the actions of a human masseur. Better than this, though, the full body massage ensures that every part of the body is suitably targeted.

So, you will find that the chair doesn’t just massage the back and shoulders, but also the neck, arms and legs too. This makes for the most immersive massage experiences possible, and also the most rejuvenating.

Inada Dreamwave massage chair Specifications

As you might expect from such an impressively feature-rich massage chair, the Inada Sogno Dreamwave is not a small chair. Quite the reverse; the chair weighs in at 265lbs, and measures 37″ wide, 55″ long and 48″ high. When fully reclined the chair is an impressive 83″ long. As a result you’re going to need a fair degree of space in order to safely house such a massage chair. Hopefully, as you can appreciate by now, for those with the space it’s a compromise worth making.


User Height Range: 5’0” to 6’5”

  • Maximum Recline Angle: 170-degrees
  • Stroke Length: 28.4″
  • Pre-Programmed Massage Choices: 16
  • Manual Massage Types: 15
  • Heat: Seat and Lower Back
  • Air Cell Total: 100
  • Weight (Net): 265 lbs.
  • Weight (Boxed): 313 lbs

Inada Dreamwave Conclusion

As should be clear by now, the Inada Dreamwave is truly an impressive massage chair. It wouldn’t be stretch of the imagination to crown this the very best massage chair in the world.

That said, in the massage chair world you get what you pay for, and so the Inada isn’t cheap. For those on a budget, you may want to look at cheaper alternatives. However for those individuals willing to pay for the best home-based massage experience possible, the Inada truly has to be experienced to be believed.