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      10.07.2012 18:18
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      Worth a buy!

      We have had many of these over the past few years, of different brand names but they have all proven to be exactly the same in terms of how pleasurable they are, and how long they last.

      When I first saw one of these online on the Play.com website, I was intrigued! And as I was searching for a humorous gift to put with my partners Christmas presents, I thought this would be perfect.
      My partner really enjoys his head scratches and head massages, so I bought this little item as a funny gesture to hint that I didn't want to be his head massaging slave any more! Thankfully, he really enjoys this metallic simply made item ....although my duties haven't decreased that much, as I still have to use this head massager for him! It may be easier on my hands, but I'd much prefer an electronic version which I could screw to the wall! But then again, that probably wouldn't cost 99p!

      Price

      If you do decide for any reason to try this out, I would definitely recommend going for the cheapest version as it isn't worth paying more for a branded product, they are all the same!
      My first one of these cost me about £1.70 from eBay, then after we somehow lost that one, we bought another a few months later from a gadget store for about £2.50 on offer.
      We recently bought two more from our local Jysk store at just 99p each!
      They can now be bought with free delivery from
      £2.99 from Play.com for the genie version, which is at the moment the cheapest variety on their website.
      £2.51 from Amazon for an unbranded product, and there are quite a few varieties on their website, so it's worth having a look through them all for the cheapest.
      99p on Ebay with free delivery although the postage is from Hong Kong.
      £1.15 free delivery on Ebay which is a bargain! From a UK seller, and you can also get the bargain of buying two and getting one free at the moment!

      The Product

      All of these items we've tried have all had the same design, with slightly different shaped handles. Although all of them, including the Genie version provide a luxurious massage.
      The prongs on the ones we have at the moment are in two lengths, some slightly shorter to give a more all over massage. The prongs have smooth plastic caps on, to avoid you getting your scalp scratched to pieces!
      We have never had any problems with the caps coming off or becoming worn, even when we use the massager's as fighting tools and swords!
      The prongs do bend easily, and after a while of using them on your head they may seem to sit wider, but they are easy to reposition and bend back into shape by wrapping your hand around the base tight and dragging it down- this pulls the prongs together and encourages them to sit tighter together.

      Massaging

      I didn't expect this product to be any good- seriously, I bought it as a novelty joke gift! Especially for the price and how simple it is. But my partner loves it! I personally am not one for head massages, they don't do much for me! But I do agree that when you are relaxed or need to release a bit of tension even on your neck this massager does help.
      The prongs feel like fingers, or large spider legs going through your hair, which makes a few people shiver and jump away from it when we've tried it on them, but everybody has agreed this item is worth having!

      It is also great for reaching all of your itchy spots at once on your head, especially after you've had your hair dyed and bleached as I often find my scalp feels dry and itchy.

      This massager can be used slowly, for a relaxing massage or quickly for a good scratch or rougher massage, but I've never managed to hurt my partners head either way. I have to admit it's sometimes easy to catch his head with the shorter prongs and I wince as it feels like I've stabbed him in the skull! But he's never complained of it hurting and the massager has never scratched him.

      Overall

      I would 100% recommend this item! Whether as a novelty gift, or as a massager, you may just find you become addicted to it!
      For the price, what's there to lose? Although don't fall for the shop's scam prices as I have seen these being on sale for £5 and £10! which is ridiculous as they can be bought dirt cheap elsewhere!

      Thank you for reading, I also post on Ciao

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        03.04.2012 18:28
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        Good for an scratch than anything else

        If you're reading this review, then your main question will probably be - 'is this actually worth buying?' In my opinion it really is, but read on to judge for yourself.

        The Price

        This was bought for me as a gift for Christmas; it was bought as a novelty item rather than a serious medical device. It was bought for around £4, which in my opinion is a fair price. I personally wouldn't pay any more than that because it is such a simple thing, i.e. no moving parts or intricate engineering required to build it.
        The Design

        It is made from a thin metal material with 'fingers' arching out of the central handle. There are twelve individual fingers of two alternating lengths, one an inch longer than the second they form a circular shape made to fit around the head. They are flexible so they will take the shape but spring back into place. I think they provide the perfect amount of pressure. On each of the fingers is a small round nodule, you can see in the picture; these enhance the sensation against the skin. Although this device is said to be a head massager - I think a more fitting title would be a head scratcher. It just doesn't have as much versatility as a massage and it doesn't really have the same effect. It is a durable item, the fingers will not snap or come out of place and the small black nodules will not come off even if tugged.
        The Technical

        First thing I'll mention is that I found it funny it is listed under alternative medicine. The product claims to have scientific implications but I believe this to be just marketing tactics. It is apparently specifically designed to stimulate nerve endings. Releasing natural endorphins (which transmit signals throughout the nervous system) making the whole body feel relaxed. When using it I do feel a certain kind of stimulation, I get shivers through my body because of the sensation on my head but it doesn't put me in a state of trance as though the description would suggest.
        The Conclusion

        It is designed to fit around the neck, scalp and temples and it does this well, you can use it on yourself but is much better if someone else does it for you. It does relax you to a certain extent but I don't think it re-energises the body, relieves aches or pains. It gives the user a pleasant feeling during use, but it doesn't really offer much more.

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        31.03.2012 10:20
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        Genie head massager

        The Genie Head massager is a lovely little contraption that makes my head feel wonderful. I tried it for the first time at a friends house, a bit weird as I don't like sharing things that go on the head and was a bit skeptical but after letting her massage my head with this tool I had to get one, especially as you can pick them up for about £3 from Amazon, any more and I probably wouldn't have paid for it as its not something you use everyday and has the ability to be shoved in a cupboard at some point and never used again.

        I didn't think it would feel quite as good as it did but after it being tested on me I was hooked. It does look a bit like an instrument of torture but the way it works is very clever. 
        There's quite a sturdy handle at the top and then there are little bendable metal arms spanning out from it with little beads on the end. These are all different lengths and they move as you move this up and down on your head. As I've said above the little hooks are quite bendy so they are not sharp or painful when they hit your head but nice and massaging. 

        The idea behind the head massager is that it promotes holistic healing and health. If you've ever had a lovely head massage when you've had your hair cut at a salon you will know how relaxing and ahhh inducing it is. THe Genie head massager is said to have a holistic purpose in mind. These holistic purposes include relaxing and re-energising the body, relieving aches and pains, improving circulation and lymphatic drainage so its not just a gimmick as some would think. The metal arms are actually designed to be moved slowly across the skin, stimulating nerve endings and releasing endorphins in the process. The result you are supposed to get is a warm tingling sensation which relaxes muscles, providing localised pain relief and a general feeling of heavenly well-being. I do agree that you get a really nice feeling in your head but would I go so far as to say that I gives me a heavenly feeling of well-being, not so sure but I do like the feeling at the time and for a while afterwards too. The nice thing is that you can give yourself a head massage with this tool as it is easy for you to hold your hand up and use this on your own head but I must admit it is much nicer if you can get someone to do this for you so you can completely sit back and relax and not get a tired arm after trying to use this on your own head. 

        The information on this Genie Head Massager says it is a versatile and flexible massage tool that can be deployed all over your your neck, scalp and temples although I just like to do it on the top of my head. The other nice thing is that it does not tangle my hair when you move it up and down as it looks like it could really cause some damage but no, just a nice, relaxing head massage feeling. 

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          19.03.2012 21:18
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          Waste of money in my opinion

          I never thought I would be writing a review on such a thing as a head massager, but this is my dear other half's idea at trying to get me to relax more. She bought me this head massager a few months ago and she keeps asking me to let her try it out on me so I reluctantly gave in and gave it a go.

          It is the weirdest thing and the weirdest contraption I have ever seen. It reminds me of some sort of implement you might use in your kitchen or a type of insect trap. She paid just under £5 for this I'm told but I'm not sure it was actually worth it.

          I sat still whilst my wife placed the 'massager' on top of my head. It is meant to relax me and calm me down, re-energise my mind, body and soul as well as rid me of aches and pains. That sounded like a bit of a tall order to me but I was willing to give it a go.

          I patiently sat with my pint with my legs on the pouffe, whilst my wife straddled me and perched the 12 spindly fingered contraption on top of my head. She then proceeded to twiddle it about a bit as it was meant to 'massage' my points of tension and relieve me from the stresses of the day.

          I asked her if I was meant to be feeling anything other than a scratched head, and she told me to close my eyes as my endorphins were being released and I was apparently having my nerve endings stimulated. I just found it annoying to be honest but I played along with it for her sake as she had, after all, gone to the time and trouble to buy this for me.

          After a long twenty minutes or so of twiddling about and me feeling the need to give my head a good old scratch, she finally stopped and asked me if I felt any more relaxed. I did feel relaxed once she had stopped the process, I must admit, but during the procedure I just felt slightly annoyed and disgruntled as I felt it was a bit of a gimmick and a waste of time and money.

          I certainly wouldn't recommend this as a massaging instrument. I think my wife can do a much better job just with her fingers. I did not feel any more relaxed or rejuvenated than I had beforehand I'm afraid I cannot possibly recommend this. To me it's a gimmick, plain and simple.

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            02.03.2012 17:32
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            Probably the cheapest and most effective massaging tool there is!

            I first experienced the Genie whilst I was at uni sat minding my own business in my room hacking my way through a never-ending sea of Economics literature. All of a sudden I was hit by a feeling that made me tingle to my very core. I spun around on my chair to glean the source of this unexpected pleasure and saw my housemate stood there with a massive grin on her face and a Genie Head Massager in hand. "Good, isn't it" she said mischievously. Well if that wasn't the understatement of the day!

            She had hit me unexpectedly with a single down and up movement of the Genie and whilst taking little regard for my carefully groomed hair that day she had introduced me to one of the cheapest and best relaxation gadgets I've ever experienced. After finding out what and where this product was from I had clicked 'buy now' on Amazon faster than the motion of the genie that prompted me to do so. Priced at just over £2 and thinking that I'd paid more than that for a standing space on an unairconditioned bus that very day, how could I go wrong? A few days later it arrived in the post. It came encased in a clear plastic cylinder which had on it a printed red and black design making it look far more expensive than it was. There was a brief introduction to the Genie written on the side of the tube but no instructions on how to use it. Fortunately I had already gained sufficient practice in this area after constantly hounding my housemate for a lend of hers. But now I had my own so I downed books immediately and started to unleash its magic on my scalp.

            It has 12 flexible metal fingers which radiate from a short handle bearing the name Genie. There are an even number of alternating long fingers and short fingers each tipped with a small black plastic node and the whole things is curved similarly to a human hand as if it were grasping a tennis ball. Also think of an egg whisk with the bottom cut off allowing each finger to spring outwards slightly. The idea is that you hold the genie directly above your head and then push it down over your scalp and back up again in smooth repeating motions. You can also run the fingers across your head in a dragging motion or pretty much adopt any technique which works best for you. The plastic nodes on each finger stimulate different nerve endings on your head releasing feel good hormones (endorphins to those who want to know) leaving you feel calm and relaxed. Looking at it, you wouldn't believe it to be much more than a cheap and ineffective gadget. After all, it isn't motorised in any way and is of a very basic design. I have seen countless other head and back massages varying from the vibrating tortoise shaped ones to the heated, noise emitting instruments that would fit in effortlessly on the set of Star Trek. However, the Genie is proof that the simplest ideas are often the best!

            As with most massaging devices this is also much better when someone else operates it for you. This way you don't have to concentrate and can relax completely and enjoy the sensation. Be sure that you don't allow any ham-fisted gibbons to use the Genie on you though. I can verify that it isn't anywhere near as relaxing or soothing if the operator is prone to employing clumsy and forceful stabbing motions of the Genie. If the only person at hand happens to be one of these very buffoons then first show them how it's done by using the Genie on them and they will soon appreciate the necessary motions for its proper use. It is still very easy to operate on your own though. The only issue being an aching arm as you move the Genie around your head. But this never really takes effect for me in the 2-3 minutes I use it for at a time.

            The sensation is very hard to describe and the first stroke always catches me off guard even though I know what's coming. It sends a tingly sensation across my head and down the back of neck and no matter what I was just doing I feel instantly soothed by it. It's a great way to de-stress and so handy to have if you find yourself in need of a quick relax or to settle your simmering tension levels. The effect is definitely most effective at the start of each 'session'. After two or three minutes the strength of the sensation starts to wane and you don't feel the benefit as much but I find that you only need a few minutes of the Genie to feel completely relaxed anyway. If you're in need of a second dose or just can't get enough then after half an hour or so you can start over and enjoy that initial tingle all over again.

            I've been using my Genie now more for well over a year and it has managed to remain in its original unbroken condition. This is despite dropping it several times and using it on an almost daily basis. I won't lie, it does look brittle and you will find yourself fearing its sudden demise. God forbid should one of the fingers break loose or one of the plastic nodes fall off leaving you with an incomplete or slightly painful massager. But thankfully this has not happened and it has proven to be much hardier than it looks. Each finger is securely fitted inside the metal handle and the black plastic nodes on each of them are fixed on well. With gentle care this should last you a long time like mine has done for me. I keep mine in the plastic tube it comes in which keeps it safe from accidental damage and also holds the fingers inwards to retain the shape of the Genie. In the tube it looks more like an egg whisk and extends outwards once you remove it. I find it easier to put it back into the tube handle first as the fingers just bend inwards as you push it down gently with the palm of your hand over the ends. Be careful when removing it though so you don't inadvertently pull off one of the nodes or bend one of the fingers. I think this would be hard to do though so it's not necessary to act as though you're disarming a bomb when doing so.

            I'm so pleased with my Genie that I thought it would be selfish of me not to let others in on the secret powers of this octopus shaped wand and so I bought one for several of my family members as Christmas presents. I got almost as much pleasure out of their faces distorted with intrigue and confusion upon unwrapping the present as I get from the Genie itself. Naturally, I had to step in and explain myself and give a guided demonstration. Their first reaction? Exactly the same as mine; an unexpected spine tingling sensation of delight!

            === Availability ===

            Firebox: £5.99 (on pre-order)

            eBay: available for around £3.99 (make sure you get the right one - check the image)

            Amazon: £3.90-£5.99 (various sellers)

            Also available on various online shopping sites. Just make sure you get the correct one because there are some copycats outs there and I can't vouch for their effectiveness. The one you want to get is the one shown in the image here with a black knob on the end of the handle. Better still if you can verify the plastic case it will come in - it's an unmistakable transparent cylinder with red and black print. Feel free to message me if you're not completely sure - I'd be more than willing to help out.

            Thank you for reading :)

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              27.12.2011 04:41
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              Love a good head massage? Try this!

              I had never thought to try one of these strange looking devices before but my other half really wanted one so I bought one as a present. However for something that looks a bit like a broken whisk, that you can pick up for as little as £ 2, I really wasn't expecting much. I had read reviews online and a lot of people really seemed to enjoy using them, and the claim on the box promising a tingling feeling sounded rather nice, but I still didn't hold out much hope for it.
              When my partner opened their present to find this, he was overjoyed, instantly taking it out of the box to try it out. The look on his face suggested that the Genie was doing it's job, however I was still a bit sceptical. But then he used it on me... ahh the feeling as soon as it touches your head is simply delightful. It really does give you a tingling sensation and the feeling of being completely relaxed as it gently massages the scalp. For what it is, it truly is amazing! Something you'll certainly want time and time again from the very first use. This head massager is made of mostly metal, including the different length 'legs' which are thin and flexible allowing you to gently move it in and up and down like motion, all over the head. The tips are coated in the same material as you would find on the ends of the plastic bristles of a hair brush. I'm guessing to make the ends comfortable on your skin. The simplicity of the Genie means you can use it on yourself too and still get that pleasurable feeling out of it, although obviously not as much as someone else doing the work for you!
              For anyone that loves to be massaged, this is definitely something you should own. Some people may be put off by the unconvincing appearance of it, but for the very little amount of money it costs you can't really fault it. Whether someone enjoys using this depends all on the person and whether they like using strange tools to relax them. However for most people it's most likely to be 'money well spent'.

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                14.02.2011 16:24
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                Feels lovely, but breaks after a few weeks.

                I bought this when I saw it in the shop the first time I saw it. I was persuaded to try it out in the shop and, once tried, I was smitten and it became one of those most-have items that I suddenly couldn't live without. And for a while, it was something I used every day at least once.

                At first glance, this item may stand out on the shelf as looking quite strange and alien - and you wouldn't be mistaken for thinking it was some sort of kitchen appliance, such as a specialist whisk or something like that. I would never have guessed it was a head massager because, well, it is shaped rather like a whisk. It is made out of a lightweight metal. It has a handle (also metal) which leads down to some thin prongs (12 in total) which look like they would lead to a point if it wasn't for the fact that each "end" has a blunt rounded circle to stop the end being sharp. This is moulded from the metal also and is non-removable and so you are not able to loose one of the prongs or the circular ends. The prongs are of varying lengths and so they provide pressure at different points of the scalp. In theory, where these points massage the scalp is supposed to be areas which have been determined to be pressure points for relaxation - but I don't really know how much science has gone into this claim. Having said that, when using it, it does seem to hit all of the right places.

                To use, you basically put the prongs at the top of the head towards the back and you slowly push the prongs down so that they slide over the scalp in a downward motion. Then you repeat in the opposite direction - and that's about it. The first few strokes does make me shudder as it feels a little like an egg being cracked, but after the first few strokes it starts to feel like very gentle and sensual massage and feels wonderful. It does relax me, especially after a really hard stressful day. However, I can't cope with the sensation for more than about five minutes at a time because after this is starts to feel a little too much.

                Now, the only negative about this product is that I find it is not very sturdy and it very easily gets bent out of shape - even when used carefully. As soon as one of the prongs becomes out of kilter, it seems to set everything else off wrong as well, and the massager then gets stuck as it moves over the scalp - and can actually be painful if it sticks in the wrong place! Unfortunately, I have had three of these Genie Massagers and each one has gone wrong within a few weeks of owning it - and I can't understand why!

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                  10.12.2010 19:44
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                  What a lovely feeling

                  I received my head massager as a gift last Christmas from a close friend I had never before seen one and so was intrigued. As you can see from the picture the head massager is a metal handle with lots of little thin metal pieces coming off it. mine has 6 long strips with small lumps on the end and 6 shorter metal pieces again with little lumps on the end.

                  The idea is you hold the head massager over your head and with the strips over you hair then push up and down which causes the strips to spread 'massaging' your scalp as you go.

                  When using the massager its a nice feeling like I would desribe it as when you have an itch and you scratch it till the itch goes away, except with this there isn't a itch there in the first place. That is the first sensation then you have to go more gently and its like a light rubbing all over your scalp.

                  The head messager apparently is made to work in the same way that Indian Head Massages do well I have had an Indian Head Massage in the hairdressers and I have to say I much prefer the sensation of this to the mild torture that took place on my head in the hairdressers though this could have just been the person doing it - I have never been brave enough to try again.

                  The other benefits include re-energising you I do feel refreshed after a couple of minutes of scalp therapy. I also find it can relieve mild headaches as it de stresses me. The other benefits I have found from researching it is that it improves hair condition I can't say I have noticed this I tend to thank shampoo for better looking hair. It is also suppost to stimulate circulation though again I can not comment on that.

                  I like my head massager because it is easy to use, it feels good when I use it, it makes me feel good. It was a great gift and not something I would ever have purchased myself as I probably would still not have known about them. I believe they cost around £5 and I fully recommend the head massager to all.

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                    Worth a try

                    My brother originally brought this for my dad for fathers day purely for the fact he wanted to see our faces when we tried it out. I didn't really understand why at first. It looked pretty weird of course but I assumed from its nobbly ends and bendy bits, like the feeling you'd get would be just a bit of scratching and tickling. Well I was very wrong.

                    ***How it feels***
                    On the packet it claims to leave you completely relaxed and will feel tranquility in your entire body...well I was so sure about that at first. I'm not sure if the sensation was a nice one, especially on my first try. It was the most bizarre feeling I've had with any kind of massager and made my whole body tingle and cringe. It was probably more painful at first as it made me tighten my whole neck to the point of cramping. After a while however, once you get used to the feel of it, It slowly begins to get quite pleasurable and now I've pretty much stolen it from my dad for me to keep.

                    The sensation after a while is like small drops of water going through your hair. It's a gentle feeling despite its spiky look and really does leave you completely relaxed.

                    I think a great thing about this product is definitely watching peoples reactions when they first try the genie head massager. The feeling is totally unexpected, the reaction is so funny to watch, its worth buying it just for that.

                    My brother bought this in a small travel shop in my local town for £1.99 but this one was very cheap and I know that there are much better quality head massagers available for an extra 50p.

                    I'm going to give this 5 stars. Even though the sensation is quite horrible at first, its worth it after a while.

                    Thanks for reading!

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                    If you love cringing all over, this is the one for you!

                    Well I have to say after reading all the reviews about this product I am wondering if I have a problem with my scalp!! This was a very thoughtful gift from my other half in an effort to reduce the stress that my three year old triplets seem to take great pleasure in inflicting on me!!! All I can say is that as soon as those wicked spikes touched my scalp my whole body felt like it had shrivelled up, it was one of the worst experiences I have ever had - no exaggeration here! I got goose bumps all over, my head shot down into my neck - I felt like I had a mouthful of very sour lemons and had been dropped into freezing water! Don't get me wrong, if it feels good, do it, but be aware that this product is not for everyone. It's kind of like some people love having their feet tickled and some cringe - with this product, I am most certainly a cringer!

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                      Amazing product

                      As I write this review my husband is currently massaging my head with this and I could easily fall asleep, It is extremely relaxing. My husband got this for me for christmas and when it arrived at first I wondered what on earth it was, It almost looks like a giant whisk, once I figured it out I was abit nervous to use it, it looks like it would be quite uncomfortable but it is completely the opposite, it actually sends shivers down my spine and completely relaxes me, and it really targets my stress points on my head.
                      The purpose is to increase the blood flow to your scalp to help you relax which it certainly does.
                      It is very strong and well made it will last quite some time and a fair few relaxing massages.
                      The only downside is that it didnt come with any tips on massaging using it, yes it is fairly simple, but it would be nice to maybe have a few basic techniques so I know I am using to its full potential.

                      Overall I would really recomend this product, it is such a cheap and simple invention, and I can even use it on myself, although its much nicer when my husband does it for me!

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                      A great little product - good for a girlie pamper evening.

                      Wow!

                      This was one of my christmas presents from a friend that knows me well!! I do get a bit stressed and get lots of headaches.

                      At first when I opened it I thought it was a kitchen hand whisk in it's packet as I took it out I didn't know what it was really - my friend was watching and I hadn't really read the packet!! she jumped up and imediately pushed it down gently on my head! I squeeled at first it's a weird feeling - does anyone remember that trick you did at school where you pretend to crack an egg on someones head? - ha! well it's a little bit like that. It was a nice feeling.

                      We had great fun trying it on various people over christmas, the various reactions are hilarious! my hubby can't stand it, it makes his face all screw up and he goes all funny!!!! My mum can't stand it either but most people like it!

                      It's extremey relaxing you just move it around your head and it massages it, I've tried it a few times since christmas when I've had a headache and it does help relieve it.

                      The only down side for me is that I'm a weed in the arm muscle department and it does ache my arm holding it on my head after a while so if you can get someone to do it for you that is my recommendation!

                      Not much more to say really except an excellent de-stresser for a very good price.

                      I see they are about £4 on amazon at the moment.

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                        Worth a fiver of anyones money!

                        A few days ago there was a street market on my local high street and it had stalls selling all sorts of various goods from foods from around the world to neat little gadgets.

                        Whilst wandering through browsing the stalls I saw a woman on one stall demonstrating something, I went over to have a look and it turns out what she was demonstrating was the Genie Head Massager.

                        She finished demonstrating it on the dummy's head and then asked for a live model to use it on and I straight away put my hand up and before I knew it I was in the seat and being taken somewhere very nice.

                        The feeling of this massager on my head was so good I was worried I might start to purr like a kitten in front of all the on lookers, or perhaps drift off to sleep and start snoring, the relaxation i felt having this stranger massage my head with this tool was like no other I have felt before.

                        Once finished her demonstration the lady announced that these were retailing for £9.99 but she was doing them at only £5 each, I took one and found out that hubby could do it just as well as her, so no need to worry that they won't work at home. I also found out that you can buy them anywhere for a fiver and sometimes even a bit less, so I did not get a great deal but never the less I got a great item.

                        If you love having your hair played with or if you find it hard to relax and de-stress then honestly you really should try a Genie Head Massager, it works wonders!

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                          02.10.2009 21:58
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                          If only everything was as great as this!

                          Right, lets leave aside all of the jargon that can usually be associated with a "home healing" tool such as this. Bottom line is, the head massager is awesome.

                          I tried it out for the first time in a demonstration in my local shopping centre and subsequently bought one for a friend who needed a little TLC, because at the end of the day- thats what the massager is. Cheaper than a massage chair or table, this innovative hand held device creates hours of relaxtion.

                          Although wonderful, the device takes a little while to get used to and can cause embarrasing screams of surprise (as I found out when it was tested on my companion).

                          To use, simply hold it and move it up and down on your head- it's magic. I don't know the science behind it but I do know that this is high class pleasure for the average Joe...could you ask for anything more?

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                            05.06.2009 22:08
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                            Bit of a gimmicky buy, but can be really useful and nice for some.

                            My Hubby is like a big pussycat in more ways than one!!!! He loves lying on the sofa with his head on my lap and for me to play with his hair, don't ask me why, I really don't know...but he says it makes him relax.

                            Well he had even trained the kids up on it, honestly!!!! He lies on the sofa sometimes and the kids love jumping on him and snuggling up to him while watching a film, but he even gets them to play with his hair.

                            So a couple of weeks ago it was my Hubby's birthday and my Son had saved some of his pocket money to buy Daddy a birthday present, so I sat with him while we looked on the internet for ideas, and that's when we came across the head genie.

                            We were looking at Amazon, and the 'Head Genie' was one of the best sellers, the first thing my Son said was "that would be good for Daddy; he could play with his own hair then!!" Well it was under a fiver, so we got it.

                            Anyway the morning of his birthday arrives and the kids give him his presents, he opened his 'Head Genie' first, and at first sight he wondered what the hell it was, his first guess was a back scratcher???? My Hubby can sometimes be a little dense. But after my Son explains to him what it's for he seems a bit more interested.

                            Anyway later that afternoon, we all settled down to watch an afternoon film, and as usual Hubby was on sofa, head on my lap and his feet up, ready and waiting! Cheeky bugger, so I told him to get his 'Head Genie' and sort himself out.

                            So he got it out and started to play with it, and within minutes he was making the funniest noises of bliss, when I asked him if it was nice he said it was pure heaven!!

                            Well that intrigued me, so I asked him if I could have a go, now unlike my Husband, I'm not that into people touching and playing with my hair, I even dislike going to the hairdressers to be honest and my first reaction to this device was that of the eebie jeebies, it really did feel to me like something was crawling over me, but I continued, as my Husband said you have to get used to the feeling first before you can enjoy it, after probably a minute or so, I really did start to relax into the sensation and it was quite enjoyable.

                            That was it then both of the kids wanted a go too, again we all had different reactions, my Daughter like me started giggling and kept shuddering every time she put it to her head, and my Son whom is just like his Dad and loves his hair being played with, he just loved it.

                            Since my Husbands birthday, he has used this device loads, and within minutes he feels relaxed although he has gone back to his old ways of getting us to use the head genie on him instead of him doing it himself, he said its much better someone doing it for you.

                            I also recommended this product to a friend of ours whom suffers really badly from stress and he has said that it has defiantly helped him relax.

                            When reading up on this device, the products description says that it is useful for holistic purposes including relaxing and re-energising the body, relieving aches and pains, improving circulation and lymphatic drainage. Also a lot of reviews and web sites that sell this product say its good to get you in the mood for a bit of passion....... Not really needed in my house, as I only have to say give us a kiss and my hubby is in the mood quicker than a sex addict on Viagra!!

                            It does look like a bit of a silly contraption, my Hubby reckons it looks like a broken egg whisk, but its basically a steel handle with flexible metal prongs that have little copper ends as you put they device on your head the prongs spread out and the copper ends are meant to hit all the correct pressure points and are meant to help relax the scalp, neck and temples. As you move this up and down you do get a relaxed sensation through your body, although as I said before everyone seems to have different reactions to this sensation.

                            On the product's description it says that the weightless fingers coming off the device are designed to be moved slowly across the skin, stimulating nerve endings and releasing endorphins in the process. What results, is a warm tingling sensation which relaxes muscles, providing localised pain relief and a general feeling of heavenly well-being. Well I think my Husband would defiantly agree with this, although he received loads of brilliant presents and ones that cost loads more than a fiver, this was by far his best present.

                            I would definatly recommend this product to anybody looking for a source of relaxation or just for a bit of a giggle, it is a gimicky type present and item in my opinion, but it definatly did the trick for my husband and I can see how it would definatly help some people whom suffer from stress or anxiety.

                            Buy from Amazon for 4.17

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                            Here's a device that looks more like something that the Marquis de Sade himself might have enjoyed in his time / But rather than being the source of any foreign hanky panky, this contraption has an altogether more holistic purpose in mind / And it's not what you think / These holistic purposes include relaxing and re-energising the body, relieving aches and pains, improving circulation and lymphatic drainage / Intrigued? Well do read on / The weightless fingers arching off its central spindle are designed to be moved slowly across the skin, stimulating nerve endings and releasing those rather nice endorphins in the process / What results, is a warm tingling sensation which relaxes muscles, providing localised pain relief and a general feeling of heavenly well-being / Divine / The Genie Head Massager is a versatile and flexible massage tool that can be deployed all over your your neck, scalp and temples / So simply sit back, relax and indulge while its slow, caressing strokes create remarkable sensations within, not to mention sending shivers of delight down your spine /