Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair Review

The Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair offers more massage coverage across the body than any other chair currently on the market. Its ‘cradle’ shape is designed to envelop the body, and the specially developed Inada dreamwave technology creates a massage motion that mimics the shiatsu technique. With 8 pre-set programs and stretch function, it’s a truly state-of-the-art massage chair.

Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair Features

There is a lot to love about the Sogno Dreamwave. Here are just some of our favorite features. To learn more about all the features and settings of this chair you can look through the Inada Sogno Dreamwave owner’s manual.

1,000+ Massage combinations

One of the Inada Sogno Dreamwave’s biggest draws is its versatility, enabling the user to tailor the massage experience to their exact requirements. In manual mode, there are a number of different combinations, and users can select from kneading, tapping, back vibration, human hands, rolling and more. Many of the manual control functions also offer multiple options for further personalization.

8 Pre-programmed healthcare massage sessions

It’s fairly standard to have a range of pre-set programs on a massage chair. However, the Inada Sogno Dreamwave’s programs are particularly innovative. There are 8 healthcare programs and 4 wellbeing programs. All are shiatsu-based, and include ‘Night-time’, ‘Morning’, ‘Stretch’ and ‘Dreamwave’, a program which is designed to encourage complete relaxation. This makes it particularly appealing for those who struggle to unwind after work, or who suffer with insomnia. It also features a ‘Youth’ program, which offers a gentler massage.

1,200 sq inch coverage

Inada-Sogno-Dreamwave-massage-chair-reclinedInada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair reclinedThe Inada Sogno Dreamwave has an impressive 1,200 sq inch massage coverage across the body, which makes the user feel as though they are being cradled whilst massaged. This really adds to the relaxation of the experience.

Shoulder and full-arm massage

There is a shoulder massage unit, designed to ease tension in the neck and shoulders, and a full arm shiatsu feature, which uses airbags to gently squeeze and knead the muscles in the arms and hands. This complete upper body massage is ideally suited to anyone who experiences aching or discomfort in these specific areas.

Sensor scan

The Sogno Dreamwave is fitted with a back sensor scan, which measures the curvature of the back and matches it to one of the 106 profiles stored on the system. This then enables you to receive a massage that is most suited to your body type.


  • 8 automatic healthcare massage programs
  • 4 wellbeing programs
  • Shoulder and full arm massage function
  • 1,200 sq inch coverage
  • Shiatsu-focused massage for deeper relaxation
  • Hip and thigh massage function
  • Available in 5 colors, including a leather option


  • Exceptionally heavy
  • Some users don’t like the curved position
  • Some massage functions aren’t quite powerful enough for those looking for a deep tissue massage
    Remote control in pocket at the side of the chair, rather than embedded into the armrest itself, which can make access awkward

What’s missing in Dreamwave Massage Chair?

Inada-Sogno-Dreamwave-massage-chair-black-frontAlthough the Inada Sogno Dreamwave really excels in offering shoulder and neck massage, it doesn’t offer any massage functionality for the head, which is surprising, given it’s fairly expensive price-tag. The Osaki OS-7075R, by contrast, features a headband which provides gentle stimulation to the forehead area, which gives the feeling of a real ‘head to toe’ experience.

Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair black front

The chair does feature heat therapy, which is a welcome addition, but it doesn’t offer any magnetic therapy, which its competitor, the Fujimi EP8800, does; in the lower leg region.

Also, weighing in at around 300lbs, this is one of the heaviest massage chairs available. It’s unsurprising, given the capabilities of the chair, not to mention the high levels of comfort. However, this can make the Inada Sogno Dreamwave unsuitable for those who may need to move it on a regular basis. The iJoy 2580 is a more lightweight alternative at around 170lb less, though of course, you lose a lot of the sophisticated functions.

What customers think about the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair

The vast majority of reviews for the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair are very positive indeed. One user claims that it has ‘changed their life for the better’ and reported that with one use, it had ‘popped a knot’ out of their shoulder that they had suffered with for years.

Another popular aspect of this massage chair is its versatility. One person stated that they appreciated the ‘ability to combine different functions at once’, which gave greater scope in terms of tailoring the massage to their individual needs. He also concludes that, ‘yes, it is expensive, but if you’re looking for the best, this is it.’

The issue of the chair’s weight is referred to by some people, however, a few users state that they like it, as it prevents the chair from rocking at all when in use. The quality is also highlighted on many occasions, and on the whole, most users agree that the Inada Sogno Dreamwave has been manufactured to the highest standards.


  • Weight: 323lbs (boxed)
  • Rated Power: 170 W
  • Voltage: 120
  • Dimensions:
    Upright: 54.7”(l) x 36.5”(w) x 47.6”(h)
    Reclining: 82.7”(l) x 38.2”(w) x 29.9”(h)
  • Maximum Recline: 170˚

Owner’s manual for the Inada Sogno Dreamwave

When you are deciding on what massage chair to buy it helps to have all the information you can. That’s why we thought it was important to include the owner’s manual for the Inada Sogno Dreamwave. Inside you can find out a lot more about the massage settings available to you as well as all the little details of this luxury massage chair.

Warranty information

The Inada Sogno Dreamwave comes with an impressive 3 year warranty, which covers defects in workmanship or materials used in the product. During this time, if your chair malfunctions due to a defect in the product, the company will replace, repair or offer a refund, depending on the circumstances.

Who the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair is for

The Inada Sogno Dreamwave is one of the most expensive chairs on the market, which instantly makes it only suitable for those who are really serious about massage. Although it is slightly less expensive than some other chairs on the market like the Panasonic EP-MA73. However, the sheer range of functions that the chair offers makes the price tag worth it. With its extensive body coverage and flexibility in programming, it’s designed to be tailored to suit the individual, and to offer a really unparalleled massage experience.


With its ‘Night’ and ‘Dreamwave’ automatic programs, it’s also ideal for those looking for a relaxing experience, and is ideal for anyone who struggles to sleep, or who needs help unwinding.

The ‘Youth’ setting is also a nice touch, offering a gentler massage for younger people, but also for the elderly, or for those who have recently had surgery and require something less intense.

Who the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Massage Chair is NOT for

The chair offers an impressive array of features, and as you would expect, comes at a price that matches its sophisticated technology. As a result, it’s not an entry-level chair and is unsuitable for someone seeking a massage chair for occasional use. If you are looking for a less expensive chair with a lot of features you might try the BestMassage EC-06c.


With extensive body coverage, specific shoulder, arm and leg massage functions and a wide range of automatic programs, the Inada Sogno Dreamwave is a chair of astoundingly high quality. The flexibility of the massage programs is one of its strongest points, as this enables users to personalize their massage to suit their tastes. Likewise, the ‘human touch’ function recreates perfectly the sensation of being massaged by a real person.


Inada Sogno Dreamwave colors

Unlike many other massage chairs, the Inada Sogno Dreamwave comes in a wide variety of colors, from classic black to sporty red. This, combined with its elegant ‘business-class’ design, gives it a high-end appearance, as might be expected from a chair of this price.

It’s one of the more expensive models, but this price feels fair, given the sheer range of features that it offers. It’s definitely a massage chair more likely to appeal to the serious massage fan than the casual user.

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