Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair
Inada still claims after 9 years after its release that the Inada Dreamwave is the World’s Best Massage Chair. It may have been back then, but today there are definitely some better alternatives on the market for the price.

The Inada Dreamwave now retails for $8,799 after it latest price increase, which happens every year even though it’s the same chair. You would think with the price increase that there were some significant changes. That’s not the case and it has not been upgraded in years other than a few new programs and losing the Sogno from the name.

Over the last couple months, we have had tons of emails asking us about alternative massage chairs that are comparable to the Inada Dreamwave, but are actually worth the price in terms of features. So today I will be suggesting some alternative from some of the top brands in the industry. These have tons of advanced features, better price tags, a stylish look and of course are great quality massage chairs.

Let’s check them out below.


Ogawa Smart 3D Massage Chair

Manufacturer:  Ogawa Massage Chairs
Retails:  $6,999
Ogawa Smart 3D
This is the most advanced massage chair that we have seen hit the market. It was recently released by Ogawa one of the top health & wellness brands in the world. The Ogawa Smart 3D is well….Smart. It comes with a fully usable Samsung HD Tablet that has a pre-installed Smart app that allows you to fully control your massage experience. During setup it asks for some biometrics and then creates a customized massage program based on each unique individual. It is the only massage chair that is fully updatable by WiFi and you can even download new programs when they become available. It has patented SmartSense technologies which are airbags that have sensors in them so they can to adjust the PSI of the compression for each user so it never will squeeze to strong. It also has action foot rollers, self diagnostics and whisper quiet motors. This is truly one of the best massage chair that we have ever experienced. It is worth checking out since the technology is light years ahead of the Inada Dreamwave.

Check it out here – Ogawa Smart 3D

Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair

Manufacturer:  Panasonic Massage Chairs
Retails:  $7,999
Panasonic EP-MA73 Massage Chair
The Panasonic EP-MA73 is the latest release from Panasonic, and an upgrade to the popular Panasonic EP-MA70. Panasonic is the best selling massage chair brand in Japan. Yes, even over Inada. Their 3D roller technology is one of the most advanced roller mechanisms in the industry. It provides a deep tissue massage along the entire spine, which is much deeper and humanistic than the Dreamwave. The 3D rollers are also heated, which is unique to the MA-70/73 models. The Panasonic EP- MA73 is one of the best quality massage chairs on the market. The Panasonic EP-MA73 retails for $7,999, and is a great alternative to the Dreamwave especially if you’re looking for a deep tissue massage.

Check it out here – Panasonic EP-MA73

Osaki-JP Premium 4S Japan Massage Chair – ( same as the Fujiiryoki EC-3900)

Manufacturer:  Osaki Massage Chairs
Retails:  $6,995
Osaki-JP Premium 4D Massage Chair

Osaki JP Premium 4S Japan is a new release from Osaki and is their only massage chair that is actually designed and manufactured in Japan. The Osaki JP Premium 4S Japan is actually manufactured by Fuji Medical, which is the parent company of Fujiiryoki. Fujiiryoki is the company that invented the robotic massage chair back in 1954, and is are the real pioneers of the massage chair. Like Panasonic, these massage chairs feature some of the best roller technology. It features a 3D roller mechanism that has speed adjustments to make it feel more humanistic, and it offers more massage techniques combinations on any massage chair. The Osaki-JP Premium 4D currently retails for $6,999 with its current discount. This makes it one of the best deals on the market for a true 100% Japanese massage chair. If you did not know the Inada Dreamwave is made in Japan, but it does have some Chinese parts in it. The final assembly is just done in Japan

Check it out here – Osaki JP Premium 4S Japan


Luraco iRobotics 7 (7th Generation)

Manufacturer:  Luraco Massage Chairs
Retails:  $8.495
Luraco iRobotics 7 massage chair

The Luraco i7 is the flagship massage chair from Luraco the only massage chair brand that can claim to be made in the USA. It is one of the best quality massage chairs on the market, and offers more features for the price than the Panasonic or Osaki Japan massage chairs. The Luraco i7 feature a 3D mechanism, touch screen remote, full body heat, program memory, optional blood pressure monitoring, and zero gravity recline. This Luraco i7 is very similar to the massage of the Inada Dreamwave, but also has a real 3D mechanism and zero gravity recline. The Luraco i7 is one of the best quality massage chair on the market today, and retails for $8,495.

Check it out here – Luraco iRobotics 7


Ogawa Active SuperTrac Massage Chair™

Manufacturer:  Ogawa Massage Chairs
Retails:  $4,999
Ogawa Active SuperTrac Massage Chair

The Ogawa Active Supertrac is our last recommendation. This is the newest release from Ogawa one of the top massage chair manufactures in the world. The Ogawa Active Supertrac is one of our favorite massage chairs for the price. It features exclusive Supertrac technology that massages from the neck all the way in the seat to the glutes . It is one of the only massage chairs with a glute massage on the market today. It also has everything you want in a full body massage chair: next generation body scan technology, full air compression, heat, tons of customizations, zero gravity recline, bed position, and deep kneading foot rollers. This Ogawa Active Supertrac is one of the best buys on the market right now it is actually made on the same assembly line as the Panasonic EP-ma73, so the quality is incredible. The Ogawa Active Supertrac retails for $4,999, and is one of our top picks for best buys this year. You will not find a better massage chair for the price.

Check it out here – Ogawa Active SuperTrac


Final Thoughts:

I hope this helps you in your search for a massage chair. We do agree that the Inada Dreamwave is a great massage chair. It just lack some features for the price. The massage chair industry has come a long way over the last ten years, and we feel there are better alternatives on the market today in terms of features and price point.
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~Troy A.
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