We recently received a review from a customer (listed below) and feel like it sums up what a lot of our customers tell us about this item. We thought we'd add what else we've heard in our own review.
#1 comment about this item: It's SO STRONG!!
We hear this all the time. Sometimes as praise and sometimes as a complaint.
What do customers mean by "strong"?
Specifically, this item has airbags that inflate to completely surround your legs and feet, holding them firmly in place while massage nodes aggressively knead at your reflexology points.
For many people this is heaven on earth for their aching feet. Its very much akin to an authentic Asian Reflexology massage, and suited for those whose massage philosophy is "no pain, no gain!"
Biggest fans of this item have strong legs, are used to deep tissue massage, and have no preexisting conditions or foot surgeries. People with knots in their feet seem to really benefit from this item.
People who are not as well suited for this item are those with prior injuries, or any level of sensitivity (quite often this will include our elderly customers). Although the airbags can help people with circulation issues, those individuals are often more sensitive and less likely to enjoy this style of deep tissue massage.
People who have sensitive feet and are looking for a more soft and soothing massager are encouraged to try our 3-in-One Foot Massager
If you're not sure, call our toll-free number so we can help you make the best choice for your needs: 1-800-438-8143 M-F 9:30am-5:30pm PST
Massager Machines and More Shop Manager
Relief, your name is TENS!
Big pads, little pads, clips into acupressure sandals, clips
on to ear lobes...and easy-to-read digital display.
Plus, it runs on get-em-anywhere AAA batteries, so I am
never left without relief on the road. And since the stress
of my job and too many hours in front of a computer makes
some of pain, I frequently use the unit at my desk while I
work, using the USB power input.
Most people wouldnt need this feature, probably, but I am
grateful for the auto-shutoff. I set up the mode, intensity
and time of the treatment I want and it shuts off when that
time is reached. With my pain blocked by the device, I
actually work more focused so time passes much more quickly.
I have used another of the TENS devices offered here, but
gave it to my brother and upgraded this unit. Were both
happy about that decision.
All I can say is ahhhhhhh.
Ive tried it warm and Ive tried it cold and both uses
brought blessed relief, with a side order of comforting
cushiness that made me feel extra-pampered though I dont
always use the aromatic sachet.
Im definitely checking out the chilled eye pad in the same
material next! I saw it as I came in to write this review
and now that I know the relief this brought me, I just cant
After using this back massager for just a few minutes I felt
compelled to write a review about it.
It feels like it was built to fit my back Im 55. The
vibration was great, but the kneading nodes seemed to know
just where I needed relief in my lower back and between my
Its a little deep I guess it has to be to fit that
masseuse inside of it, so I have to push forward to use it
in my desk chair, but it fits just great in my armchair. And
that masseuse is strong! I can push as hard as I want
against the massage and it doesnt slow it a bit.
I chose almost perfect because of the extra depth I
either need a deeper desk chair or a less stressful job!,
and Id like to be able to adjust heat.
There is no doubt that using a balance ball forces you to develop the core and can make a lot of exercises much more effective.
However, I paid almost twice as much for my first balance/exercise ball at the place that was recommended by my trainer.
These are every bit as heavy duty and seem as durable. In fact, I was able to get a size that was more ideal for my height -- that wasn't an option when I made my
first purchase -- so several of the exercises like pushups are much more comfortable...so I do more of them!
I'm not sure what the review before me means, this massager is too strong for me!
It has roller bumps that stick out and rub into your back and it hurt mine.
I called in to talk about it with their customer service and they told me that this is what "shiatsu massage" means, that there are bumps or rollers or something that pushed into your muscles. I guess I wanted just a kind of massager that vibrates so I'm going to return this one.
I gave 5 stars not for the product because I didn't like it and will return it, but for the customer service I got. They took the time to explain about the different styles of massages and I guess I didn't understand when I bought this one. If you have any questions call them BEFORE you buy, it's really helpful.
Reviewed massager / product:
Jade Back Massager with Heat»
My kids got me this lovely, lightweight, comfy back pillow for mother's day to use at my office.
The memory foam makes it very adaptable. The picture shows it used on lower back. I had it upside down and in the middle of my back because thats where it was hurting and it still worked just fine. It is wonderful as a lumbar pillow though, even without the vibration!
The cover is very soft, and a very pretty dark blue. It's zippered on, and underneath that is another slipcover over the memory foam. It's got adjustable straps to you can get up from the chair and not lose that perfect position. The memory foam is so comfy and the cover so soft, I even used it to pillow my head without the discomfort you'd usually have from using a mechanical device as a pillow!
But heres the very best part of all. Its battery-operated -- two little AA batteries you can get anywhere -- so there are no cords, and you can take it anywhere. This is
definitely going with me on my next long car trip! When I am not using it to give me lower back support, I will likely be using it to pillow my head against the window.
I like this massager but the speed and heat's a little weaker than I expected.
The shiatsu movements are fairly complex and effective.
The vibration is subtle but sufficient.
The spacing between nodes fits my spine
While it generated heat through the movements, I didn't feel
much heat coming from the device itself. Since it's summer in a bit, that's not horrible though.
It would be nice if it had a handle. Its small enough to move around, but for the same reason it ought to have a
handle to make it easy to position in different places on the back, or to grab it to move to my legs. It's small enough to move easily without a handle, but I would have added one.
Even at fast speed it's pretty slow. I would prefer to have one speed that moved a little quicker when I need the stimulation, but I like really really strong massages.
Reviewed massager / product:
Jade Back Massager with Heat»
I've been looking for a really strong neck and back massager.
I bought it because of the bad review here about being too strong.
Uh, sorry, but that's what percussion means.
Their right, it is too strong which makes it perfect for me.
I'm a big guy with muscles and don't see a point buying a massager thats weak. It does feel like someones pounding you then tapping you and thats what I wanted.
I'm really torn if I love this or hate this. I guess I kind of hate it and kind of love it.
It thumps? Taps? (I have no idea what to call it) my shoulders and neck incredibly strongly.
The first time I tried it I almost jumped out of my skin.
I guess I was thinking it would lightly vibrate or something but it suddently started pounding on me like hands or fingers or something.
I thing the tapping? thumping is air, and it was WAY TOO strong for my shoulders. (I'm small)
Even on low it's pretty strong.
Did I mention that this is a really strong massage?
BUT, when my lover back was killing me, I lay down and put this punding tapping tourture machine on my back and it worked.
So I love it, and hate it and think it is either too strong or good.
I haven't returned it so I'll probably keep it and use it on the strong parts of my body.
I seriously love this massager.
I use it in the bath and it keeps its charge for such a long
time. My crows feet are tighter and my skin seriously shines.
I got this because there are both face and body modes, and
Ive never seen that before.
I use it on my belly because it is supposed to slim as well
as tone. I dont know if Im slimmer yet, but I still