I have had this product for several years which was a thoughtful gift to help me with a neck problem I was having. I found the infra red heat setting on the massager a great help and always use it when I am in pain due to muscle and joint problems.
There are several settings such as a vibration setting, and a heat setting and interchangeable heads to give a different massaging technique.
I always get comfort from this product whenever I am in pain and it is really good for aching legs and necks and backs.
It is very heavy and cumbersome to use though and sometimes when I am in lots of pain I have to rely on my hubby to massage those parts difficult to reach such as the neck and back. It does have several angle adjustments and is easy to use.
The infra red heat setting does get warm quickly and it is soothing to tired and aching muscles.
This has worked well for several years and I would not want to be without it as it has helped myself and members of my family enormously with all kinds of muscle and joint problems.
I would recommend this massager to those who are in need of some help with painful muscle and joint conditions as it is very helpful even after a five minute session of using this product.
If I could change anything I would suggest a lighter weight model as people who are in pain don't want to be holding this for long periods of time.
I bought this item myself after reading about the benefits for a woman of an effective massager vibrator. I wish I hadn't bothered as it was a disaster. The thing is really rather big and awkward to hold for long and the lack of dual speed settings on this model leave you with little flexibality in its use. The noise it makes, though not exactly loud, is anoying after a few minutes and the heat function is of no benefit for play as it just gets too uncomfortable very quickly. I soon found that it just wasn't up to what I needed and it got discarded in favour of my fingers.
Looking for a Mother's day present then this could be one. I got this for Christmas and I love it too bits. I find it really relaxes me and eases any tense or tired muscles as well as aches and pains. The Toner Massager is very simple to use and has several adapters as I have described below. The unit itself is light and with the swivel neck (4 positions) it is very easy to use for either the infra-red heat or the massage head (3 settings in all HM - Heat and Massage, H - Heat only and M - Massage only, no heat). Just above the handle there is a locking button which has 4 settings allowing you move the handle. This is ideal for those hard to reach places like the middle of your back. The massage head is where you add the different adapters depending on what you want to use the massager for. The infra-red head produces a gentle heat which I find is really handy to use before I massage as it warms my muscle. There are 6 different adapters which each fit on the massage head. They are MASSAGE ROLLERS (with dimples) - for all over body use, SUCTION - gives a slight vacuum which helps tightening the skin, DOUBLE ACTION - for thighs, shoulders, any other large muscle really, SCALP - for stimulation (my favourite, this ones is supposed to encourage healthy and shiny hair), MULTI-POINT - all over massager, DEEP MUSCLE - for small areas like hands and feet. I have used most of the adapters but once I got the SCALP one I stuck with it really. This I use at the nape of my neck as does relieve tension and stiffness (something I get quite alot of). I do also like the ROLLERS these were abit weird at first but after a few sessions of using this I did feel totally relaxed and tingly at times. Just thinking about this now makes me want to sit here and type whilst massaging my neck. The instructions that came with this were very helpful indeed. Telling you all about the safety guidelines like who and who should not
use this (should contact the doctor before using if you have angina, pacemaker, pregnant). Not to use massager on skin infections, fractures, sprains, injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, sores, open wounds, varicose veins and bad circulation (think I mentioned them all). It also gives general advice of what you can actually use this for apart from tension, like headache, flatulence, period pains, backache and also constipation. This last one did make me laugh and have no idea whether it works or not as since I got this for Christmas I have no problems in that region. The massage can be used with massage oil/lotion just have to make sure you clean the massager and adapters once finished (very easy just use a damp cloth). I don't bother will oil I find it works just as well after having a hot bath with some Radox or something. I not 100 percent sure how much this cost but I think it was around £20 from either Argos or Index but it was my best present last year.
A relaxing massager