When it comes to electronics, gadgets, and gizmos, Japan is always one of the leaders and these include massage chairs. Not only are their technology the latest, but you can always trust on their quality, performance, and durability. And considering that these machines can cost thousands of dollars, Japanese products are truly a great value for money.
Below, we review our top 3 recommendations, but if you are looking for the best Japanese massage chair in 2016, then you should only go for the Inada Dreamwave.
This model has ruled the world as one of the top massage chairs for the last eight years. That is evident from how it excellently executes its intended task. First, it has a cradle shape that perfectly envelopes your body in preparation for the session. Once you are ready, the unique Inada Dreamwave technology gives you deep relaxation massage motions that are shiatsu focused.
Combine the above unique technology, 8 pre-set healthcare programs, and stretch function – you have the ultimate electric massager of your dreams.
Over 1,000 Possible Combinations
What is very impressive with this Japanese massage chair is that it has one of the most, if not the most massage technique combinations today! Just simply go to the manual mode and select the different styles that you want from kneading, tapping, etc. In fact, you can experiment and personalize your own.
But there is no reason to be intimidated as it also comes with automatic programs. With just a few adjustments in the controls, you can enjoy a full and relaxing session.
Over 1,200 Square Inch Coverage
This is one of the rarest features in most products on the market today. With this chair, you will enjoy maximum coverage of your body. Yes, it offers an impressive 1,200 plus square inch massage coverage across your body which is the most than in any other models. The result is an unending relaxation and experience.
8 Pre-programmed Sessions
This may sound like a standard feature for every massage chair, but the Dreamwave’s programs are unlike the others. They are highly innovative. Using this, you will enjoy up to 8 automated healthcare programs.
As if that is not enough, it also comes with additional 4 well-being programs that are shiatsu-based such as Morning, Stretch, Night-time, and Dreamwave. The last one is very unique and intended to provide the ultimate satisfaction. This is perfect for those who are having trouble of going to sleep or those who can’t relax after work.
This is another intelligent feature. The primary duty of a back sensor scan is to measure your back curvature. It then matches the curvature to one of the 106 profiles that are stored in its database. This way, you will be able to receive massage services that are most perfect for your body type.
Do you experience aching or discomfort in your arms or hands? If yes, then we have good news for you. The Dreamwave has a shoulder massage unit that helps ease tension in your neck and shoulders. It also comes with full-arm shiatsu feature that employs airbags to knead and gently squeeze your arms/hands muscles.
- 8 automatic healthcare massage programs
- 4 well-being programs available
- hips and thighs are targeted
- wider body coverage
- deeper relaxation experience due to the shiatsu-based massage services
- There are 5 colors to choose from and you can also go for the leather option
The Inada Dreamwave is the ultimate Japan massage chair and it is worth every penny. It is a highly innovative and delivers unique styles and techniques. Full body coverage, a variety of automatic healthcare programs, scan feature, and 4 well-being programs are some of the best features you will enjoy from it.
If for whatever reason you are not interested with the Dreamwave, here are the other massage chairs made in Japan to consider:
Osaki OS-4D Pro JP Premium
Just released in 2016, the OS4D is the latest from Osaki and it is engineered, designed and built in Japan. It is actually manufactured by Fuji Medical which is the first to make massage chairs during the mid-1950s.
What makes this model stand out is its Kiwami Mecha Basis System which mainly consists of a unique 4D roller that can be easily adjusted as to its intensity, speed, and width. It can provide a great custom massage for almost any body type. It can also target hard-to-reach areas which other recliners can’t. And the best thing about it is that it has the best deep tissue massage as the rollers can protrude up to 4 inches.
It gives the most human-like experience and it is very easy to use.
Other great features include:
- 10 Pre-set programs including more intense versions
- 44 Airbags that targets including the glutes, calves, and soles of your feet.
- 28 Various Technique Combinations
- Heat Massage including the foot
- 3D Point Navigation System
- Auto-Recline of up to 170 degrees
- Automatic shut down for safety
- …and so much more!
Fujiiryoki Cyber Relax EC-3800
This manufacturer of massage chairs from Japan is not only one of the first, but also a leader in the industry. And the Cyber Relax series has gained a lot of recognition and won an award for its design.
The EC3800 is their newest so you can benefit a lot from its great features especially the famous Kiwami Mecha 4D. This technology means that the rollers system can go in multiple directions plus the speed and time can also be adjusted depending on your preference.
To add to its ability to be personalized, it also uses a 3D Point Navigation System which detects important parts of your body so this equipment is really amazing for everyone.
The “Air Magic” system is another thing that you should look forward to. It comprises of 44 airbags located in several areas such as shoulders, arms, waist, and calves. And what makes this different from the others is that you can actually set the intensity of the airbags independently from each other.
But it does not end there. If you have been experiencing foot problems, you will surely love the new 3-step footrest which targets all important areas on your lower extremities and the best part is that the machine also stretches the muscles.
Overall, it has 18 programs including a Memory Course in which you can save your own profile. It can perform multiple massage including Shiatsu, kneading, and tapping.
The EC 3800 may look simple but you will be amazed by how much relaxation you are going to get. Right now it is available in black and beige colors.