The Inada Story
Family Inada is the world’s leading manufacturer of shiatsu-based automatic massage chairs. Founded in 1962 in Osaka, Japan, by Nichimu Inada, the company not only created the category, but has remained far ahead of competitors through a relentless commitment to innovation and product development. The company’s technology is developed at its Osaka R&D facility. The main factory is in Nawa, a small town located in the Tottori prefecture of Japan. As an exemplary of Japanese quality and reliability, Family Inada is committed to the most exacting standards of craftsmanship and precise engineering.
i.1 and H.9 Massage Chairs
In 2001 Inada released the i.1 and the H.9 massage chairs, which uses infrared sensors to profile a user’s body and determine the location of acupressure points. The H.9 was a TIME Magazine Invention of the Year and became a bestseller in Japan. The New York Times stated at the time, “The Inada massage chair … makes the La-Z-Boy seem lazy indeed.”
50 Years of Innovation
1962 First Automatic Massage Chair
1973 First Choice of Firm or Soft Touch Kneading
1979 First Spinal Roller
1988 First Roller Massage with Accupressure Focus
1996 First Quad Roller Massage with Body Alignment
1998 First Air Cell Massage
2000 First Infrared Body Scan
2003 First Full-Body, Auto-Adaptive Massage
2006 First Joystick-Controlled Massage
2008 First Fully Comprehensive Massage Chair (DreamWave)
2009 First Posture-Correction Chair
DreamWave Massage Chair
The Inada DreamWave was released in 2008. Designed by the award-winning Toshiyuki Kita, The DreamWave received 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Honors and was a 2009 American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Pinnacle Award finalist.
Inada Legendary Quality
Inada continues to lead all other manufacturers in awards and recognition. In 2010, Inada received two additional CES Innovations Honors for the Inada CUBE in the Home Appliance Category and the Doctor’s Choice massage chair in the Health and Wellness Category. Inada’s legendary quality control and product performance have provided thousands of people relief from pain and stress. Its unparalleled workmanship translate into years of relaxation that no other massage chair can provide.