Product Type: Homedics Massager
Newest Review: ... with or without heat. It also has setting to do a full back massage or just neck and shoulders. The first time you use it you might be a b... more
Member Name: dragon55
Homedics SBM-500HA-3GB Shiatsu 2 in 1 Back & Neck Massager with Heat
Advantages: Good strong massage in all the right places with a timed cycle
Disadvantages: Might be a too intense massage for those with chronic pain
I was lucky enough to win this product and it came on a day when I really needed a good massage not one that felt as though I was made of fine bone china.
This certainly does give a good massage and finds all the knots you knew you had and those you don't. We use it on an upholstered armchair and it works well but I am sure it would work even better on a more solid chair.
The massaging nodules move up and down your back and can be used with or without heat. It also has setting to do a full back massage or just neck and shoulders. The first time you use it you might be a bit sore as your body is not used to such a deep massage. This soreness goes off after a few more massages and then you can get addicted to using it.
It is very relaxing and the slight noise of the chair also lulls you to relax rather than being annoying. It is perfect for tense shoulders and necks.
Keep it ready for use. It is no good leaving it in a cupboard. Have it on display and you will use it all the time. I would love to continue using it but as I now have fibromyalgia it is too intense and it takes me two days to recover from the massage as it drains me of my energy. This is not the case for the rest of my family as they feel energised after it and will happily go through two or three of the cycles. The chair switches itself off after it has gone through the cycle so if you do fall asleep there is no danger of being continually pumelled and aching after your sleep.
The chair itself is quite light to handle if you do not have problems with hand or wrist joint pain and is easy to place on the chair for instant use. It folds up for easy storage and wipes clean with a cloth.
Although it is quite expensive it is well worth the money and you would soon recoup your money as a massage by a professional is at least £30 a time and this is ready as soon as you need it and then you are free to have a bath or go to bed straight after it without having to walk or travel in the car and lose some of the relaxing effect.
Summary: Very good value and gives a massage you know you have had rather than a soft touch