Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage chair

Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage chair

The Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair claims to be the best massage chair in the world, but it is lacking in some features that you think it would have.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice chair and does offer a nice massage, but is it still the best massage chair after all these years? Well, that is up to you to decide.  The Inada Sogno Dreamwave does have a comfortable design, a great air compression system, and a unique Dreamwave function in the seat… but, it does lack a few features that you think a $7,999 priced massage chair would have.

So what are these features? 

Deep Tissue Massage

Believe it or not, the Inada Songo Dreamwave really does not have that intense of a massage roller. I have used this chair several times, and each time I just can’t get a nice deep massage.  It is not so bad in the lower back, but in the neck and shoulders it just is not able to get that deep. Even with the 3D Rollers on the highest intensity, the padding removed, and the seat back reclined, it was still not deep enough for me. It just is not able to do a great deep tissue massage. But, if that’s not a big deal for you, and you like a more relaxing massage with a great compression massage, then the Inada Sogno Dreamwave would be a great choice for you.

 3D Massage Robot

The Inada Sogno Dreamwave either does not have true 3D Rollers, or the technology is just outdated. Most massage chairs that have a 3D mechanism on it have an actual 3D robot that extends in/out automatically and manually. Both the Pansonic Real Pro Ultra Series and the Osaki 3D Pro Series massage chairs have true 3D Rollers. The Inada  just uses an airbag that inflates behind the rollers pushing them deeper into your back. This does make the massage more intense, but it really doesn’t get them deep enough for my preference and makes it spongy.  Most new massage chairs with 3D technology today have a 3D automated robot that offers various degrees of adjustability, which is much better technology than an airbag behind the rollers in my opinion.

Automatic Reset (Restore)

This is a basic feature in which the massage chair automatically returns to the start or restore position – basically just back to its upright  starting position. I thought this was quite odd when I first used the Inada Sogno Dreamwave for the first time. I used one of the automatic programs and the massage had ended and I was ready to get out. Most full body massage chairs either have a reset/restore button or you just simply hit the power button and the chair restores to its starting position. The Inada Sogno Dreamwave does not. This means when your massage is over and you are nice and relaxed you actually have to manually return the chair to the upright position.  I just can’t believe that a chair that sells for $7,999 does not have a restore button – it’s just weird.

The Inada Sogno Dreamwave is a great massage chair, and was one of the best on the market, but over the last few years there have been a lot of new models introduced that I simply just rather have.  This is because they offer better features, and quality for the price. If your in the market for a new full body massage chair make sure you do your homework. Just because someone says that they have the bast massage chair, it’s not always true. People use massage chairs for different reasons, so one may be better for you than the other. We prefer the Osaki OS-3D Pro Dreamer and you can head over to to check it out.