The fast pace of modern life and lots of time spent tethered to electronic devices and laptops can spell knots and kinks in sore backs and necks. When the stress of it all becomes too much, it's essential to take time out to relax. One of the best ways to do this is with a massage that can both ease stress, reduce knots and pinched nerves, and lower blood pressure. 

Yet this usually means booking in for a professional massage at a spa or in a clinic with a licensed therapist, which can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor. Not everyone has the time or money for a daily, weekly, or even bi-weekly massage. A massage chair offers a more affordable and convenient option to ease sore backs and necks. 

Though this convenience also comes with a price. As a therapeutic accessory, massage chairs don't always come cheap. Though who would want to cut corners when it comes to personal health and wellness? One of the more expensive and flashy models on the market today is the Inada Sogno Dreamwave massage chair cashing in at around $8,000. To find out if this chair is worth every precious penny, keep reading.

One Chair To Rule Them All

The Sogno Dreamwave is a top of the line model from the world renowned Inada brand, who has been cornering the massage chair market for the past 50 years. What makes the chair so great is its sheer variety of features and capabilities that deliver one of the most luxurious massage experiences. 

The chair is designed with the latest technological innovations that contribute to health and wellness. It is fully customizable and adjustable to a vast range of heights and widths to cater to whatever body sits in it. Three different levels of roller width, in narrow, medium, and wide mold to the users. The speed can also be adjusted for either tapping or kneading, also in three levels. 

The Sogno Dreamwave stands head and shoulders above the rest of the competition by offering the most massage coverage of any chair on the market. To accomplish this it features 13 motors and more than 101 active air massage cells. Its roller runs from the base of the skull to the upper glutes to reach every knot and sore.

Get With The Program

You don't need to shell out for an expensive personal masseuse as the chair features eight preset programs to deliver a range of experiences, from relaxing to knot busting. Or you can set your own program via 18 different manual massage types such as Shiatsu, kneading, human hands, double kneading, and more in up to 1,000 massage combination options.

Shiatsu And Stretch

Few massage chairs are as capable or narrowing in on the tiny Shiatsu pressure points as well as the Sogno Dreamwave. Each chair has a state-of-the-art infrared sensor that scans and detects all the Shiatsu pressure points on a body to deliver the most therapeutic experience. 

For those who prefer a lighter, more zen-like yoga experience the Sogno Dreamwave can do that, too. Its stretch function zeroes in on the hips, mid-back, and shoulders to extend, flex, and gently rotate each area for a more comfortable session.

To soothe tensions in the neck and shoulder area the chair has airbags that lightly lift the neck in order to stretch and knead the muscles, while shiatsu pressure is applied to the shoulders with built-in adjustable pads. The chair is also capable of massaging the arms, calves, feet, and pelvis and heat can be applied for extra relaxing and therapeutic benefits.