Massage Chairs Go Luxe
"Sogno" means "to dream" in Italian. It's also the name of a new $6499 premium massage chair that does much more than just pound up and down your spinal chord. Inada, a relatively new massage chair company based in Boulder, Colorado, is introducing the Songo Dreamwave Plus as the most high-tech massage experience currently on the market.
The chair, which looks rather like a leather recliner with sleeves for your arms, legs and feet, first scans for body types, choosing a massage program that best suits a person's height and shape. Then it proceeds with tapping, rolling, kneading and squeezing in, typically, a 15-minute shiatsu-style session.
Sogno's are beginning to make their North American appearance in specialty chains like The Healthy Back Store. Inada reps say they expect to have both corporate and individual customers, anyone who is willing to invest in a thorough massage treatment for their feet, calves, thighs, forearms, neck, back and hands.