Family Inada to Introduce World's First Full-body Massage Chair With State-of-the-art Infrared Technology

Inada Massage Chair D.1 Offers Ultimate Relaxation From Head to Toe

Jul 29, 2003, 01:00 ET from Family Inada

    NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Inada, maker of the world's first
 shiatsu massage chair in Japan, now offers another world first -- a full-body
 massage chair that adapts itself to the shape of your body with state-of-the-
 art infrared technology.  The Inada Chair D.1, currently sold only in Japan,
 will be available in the U.S. for the first time this September and retails
 for $4,900.  The Inada Chair is the only massage chair that uses state-of-the-
 art infrared technology to scan the user's body.  The infrared scan measures
 height and detects pressure points, offering a customized massage.  The D.1
 model's full-body massage also provides revolutionary arm and hand massage.
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     "We are proud to introduce our newest luxury massage chair, D.1, to the
 American consumers this September," Nichimu Inada, president of FAMILY INADA.
 "We have gone beyond simply enhancing the 'relaxation' process to incorporate
 the benefits of 'therapy.'  It offers customized full-body massage like no
     Main Features:
     Inada Whole Foot Shiatsu:
     The Whole Foot Shiatsu feature uses air cushions above and below the foot
 to apply firm pressure to each toe, while ankle air cushions work hard to
 massage the difficult heal area, resulting in a pleasant, relaxing sensation
 and a deeply effective massage.
     Inada Triple Action Arm Massage:
     Newly designed air cushions feel like human hands as they wrap all the way
 around to grip the arm firmly.  Next, pressure is applied from below to lift
 along each shiatsu point, and finally the points are massaged with a realistic
 action that mimics the human hand.  It even works on the fingertips to
 stimulate blood flow.
     Inada Full Contact Recline:
     The Full Contact Recline keeps track of your main shiatsu points in any
 position to ensure that every part of your body remains in direct contact with
 the chair regardless of your height, weight or angle of recline, providing a
 true full body massage every time.
     In addition to the new D.1 model, two models of the Inada Chair are
 currently available in the U.S. -- the H.9 Alpha and the i.1.  The H.9 Alpha,
 the world's first massage chair with the Synchronized Music Program, retails
 for $3,900.  The i.1 features all of the programs the H.9 model offers except
 for the Synchronized Music Program and retails for $3,200.
     The Inada Chair is sold at Inada retail locations across the U.S., online
 at and toll-free at 1-877-22-INADA (or 1-877-224-6232).
     About Family Inada:
     Family Inada ( is the manufacturer of Japan's best-
 selling luxury shiatsu massage chair, Inada Chair.  The company was founded in
 Japan in 1962, introducing the world's first therapeutic massage chair.  Since
 its inception, the company has been devoted to designing and building
 therapeutic massage devices for home use and holds many international patents
 in the field.

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