I used to get a weekly massage to help me unwind from work, but lately I’ve been looking to save some money so I switched to the Wahl heath Therapy Complete Heated Massage at Home.  This little guy can give me a massage whenever and wherever I need it without having to make weekly payments.  The reason it works so well is its flexibility: it comes with eight attachments that let me customize my massage.  Two speed settings and two heat settings also let me choose exactly the type of massage I want without any fuss.

I tried out the Oster Professional 103 Stim-U-Lax Massager at my sister’s house the other day and was immediately hooked.  This massager hearkens back to a different time where things were made of a much higher quality.  You can tell just by looking at it that this massager is built to last. It is made of 100% ball bearing construction that will hold up to a lot of abuse.   The massage itself is heavy duty and comes at a single speed, but that one speed is enough to get rid of all my aches and pains.

I love Shiatsu massages, so when I saw Homedics Therapist Select SP-10HD Shiatsu Pillow, I had a feeling it would give me exactly what I was looking for. After trying it out I couldn’t be more pleased.

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Within the past year I’ve been experiencing some pain and stiffness in my muscles after I worked out.  I’d heard that percussion massagers are a great way to deal with post-workout pain, so I decided to give the Thumper Massager Handheld Percussive Sport Massager a try.  After the first time I used it I was hooked.  The patented percussive technology really worked its way into my muscles, soothing the pain I felt in my shoulders and my back.

Body Back Buddy ReviewThe Body Back Buddy has got to be one of the most obscure looking contraptions that I’ve ever come across. I have to admit, I really didn’t expect it to be all that effective and only bought it on a whim, thinking “what the heck”.

My first impressions were okay. For what you get I thought it was a bit expensive but I’ll let you decide whether it’s “expensive” or not based on what it achieved. At the end of the day, I wasn’t buying “stuff” here, I was buying results.

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I’m about to make a very bold statement, and that is: the Thumper Mini Pro2 Massager is probably better than a professional massage! Now, that partly depends on personal preference, but seriously, the Thumper is very good.

It has three speed settings, all of which are quite intense so that’s something to bare in mind, but it’s definitely effective. It offers a very deep massage with almost more of a thudding motion, so it’s by no means a gentle experience. But saying that, it’s soothing in it’s own way and relaxing for the very fact it eases any muscle pain.

As an avid exerciser, I’ve been through a few massage cushions in my time with always very mediocre results. You’d think they wouldn’t be so difficult to design, but I can now appreciate that it is hard to design something that will work for everyone. There are a number of reasons why I opted for the Homedics SBM-500H Therapist Select Shiatsu One Massaging Cushion, having used many similar products before.

I’d never actually come across the iNeed brand before so didn’t know what to expect from the iNeed Lumbar Massage Pillow. I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt though and I have say, I’m glad I did!

The problem with a lot of the massage cushions is that they’re advertised as being able to give effective “massages”, but they do little more than just vibrate. The iNeed, however, gives an impressively deep and effective massage. Frankly, it’s fantastic for such a low price. It’s obviously not as good as the “real thing” but I have to say, it sure is effective.

I actually came across the Homedics BKK-200 Shiatsu Lumbar Massager almost by accident. I had been suffering from lower back pain and general tension in my back muscles but hadn’t really thought to seek a solution to it. One night I saw this thing being advertised – I can’t remember if it was on TV or the Internet – but all I thought was that it looked like a gimmick. However, when I actually gave it some thought, I decided “what the heck”, may be it was exactly what I needed.

My first impression of the Core Jeanie Rub Massager set me back a little. Boy, does this thing look intimidating. Although saying that, it just looks like it will work. Considering I’d just shelled out a fair amount of cash for this thing I was expecting something impressive and it was certainly off to a good start.