We've heard a lot of feedback from our customers. We'll let you in on what we've learned:
This is probably our most popular item, a new spin on the version that we've carried for many years- now with a heat function.
It's perfect for someone looking for a Shiatsu-style massage. What that means is that it has somewhat intense massage nodes that apply a deep tissue, thumb point pressure as they knead. The heat is mild in accordance with UL Safety Standards but it really enhances the massage. We recommend turning it on a few moments before you start your massage so that it can warm up.
If you're searching for something that gives more of an all-over massage with less intense Shiatsu-massage nodes, you'll want to try our 3-in-1 Foot Massager
<--click to view! While the 3-in-1 does not have a heat function, we notice that many people seem to prefer its massage style, especially women and the elderly.
For those doing comparison shopping:
The 3-in-1 (linked above) is very similar to Brookstone's iSqueeze, but will differ from their new uSqueeze. The Shiatsu Squeeze with Heat (the page you're on) has similar functions to the 3-in-1 and iSqueeze, but the massage style is closer to a traditional Asian massage with its Shiatsu nodes.
We hope this helps and please feel free to contact our customer service team if you have any questions! M-F 9:30am-5:30pm PST, Toll-Free 1-800-438-8143.
Massager Machines and More Shop Manager
This may not be the fanciest looking massager, but it really functions well. Ease of use is amazing- it's very basic: plug it in, turn it on, and let it go to town on your feet. Try positioning your feet in different ways to create a different effect from the massage.
It vibrates only, does not knead, but that does not affect the after result. At first it felt somewhat tickly and I was skeptical about how it could actually massage on vibration alone, but when I was done using the massager I could feel a relaxing tingle all the way up my legs, not just my feet. This massager will move around on a hard floor because of the vibrations so put a towel, rug, carpet, whatever underneath to eliminate that altogether. I feel like it's more of a medical massager than other options out there and the relief I've gotten has been worth every penny- would recommend highly, especially for people with foot pain.
Reviewed massager / product:
Deep Tissue Foot Massager»
Im in love! I want to marry my Shiatsu Squeeze with Heat and I dont even care if you tell my husband!
But until my state makes that legal, Ill just have to get such foot-pleasing relief that it ought to be against the law! <-- I know I sound like a commercial, but I love this massager. Can you tell? ;)
Rollers rub back and forth on the bottom of my feet. Cusioned squeezes squeeze down the length of the sides of my feet, feeling like 2 sets of hands spoiling me rotten.
But thats not al! More hands squeeze and caress my calves. OMG! SOOO GOOOD! And to top it all off, heat flows through them in radiant waves. Its like an entire team of very talented masseuse? are all working on me in perfect harmony and without saying a word. Can it get any better?
I wasn't too loud either.
I think you ought to buy it now. Its so good its sure to
be outlawed in several foreign states and a few of our own!
I had suffered an injury that had me going in for therapy twice weekly. Each visit I would have electrodes placed on me and the muscles stimulated electronically, and that night I would be able to get to sleep, having some relief from the pain.
I finally heard the unit referred to as a TENS unit, so when my doctor visits ran out, I did the research and found this online. Don't get me wrong, it helped! And since all you need is a 9V battery, I could do it anywhere.
The pads were not quite right size though, and I am more comfortable with a digital device so I can find the settings that work for me and use them over and over. And I found I was using it almost daily!
I gave this unit to my brother and he likes it a lot and purchased this one for myself:
because it came with 2 sets of pads and these very cool shoes that are activated the same way! It also runs off AAA and USB, so since I use it in front of my computer a lot, it seemed pretty much perfect.
This one is good! Its just, the other one is better. For me.
I got this for mom for an early mother's day gift because I know she loves massages and I know I hate giving them. Sorry mom!
Mom's a little small and it works best if she sits back in a chair to use this leg massager. She loves the kneading action so much she hates turning it over to dad to use.
Bonus; Dad has large feet but he fits the massager too. This seems to be important to mom; the fabric liner zips out to wash which she does to, and I quote "Get the old man smell out".
So happily, mom loved this gift, even better than what sis got her and that's what it is all about.
I wasn't going to bother writing this review until I saw "Melinda's" review.
You sound young ;)
I actually asked for this for Valentine's Day because after you get the ring there's nothing like a good massage. Lol.
Works great, not mad he found it cheaper than other places sell it for and now I don't have to see him roll his eyes when I ask for a foot massage.
I just might ask for a back massager for my birthday.
Ok, so maybe three stars is mean because it's not bad, but I told my boyfriend I wanted a ring (HE KNOWS WHICH!) for Valentine's Day and he got me this leg massager instead.
So the three stars if for him and not the massager even though he uses it more than I do.
NEXT TIME BUY THE RING!
(He probably wont see this but if he did... Please hide my last name and use "Melinda" )
This is one of the best vibrating massagers I've ever used.
The first time I used this, I set it directly on a wood floor and it seemed very loud to me.
I tried it on the carpet with a mat underneath and it got better, but still seemed loud.
I asked my children if it seemed to be an unnaturally loud massager, but they said it seemed normal.
I use a hearing aide and I think that was what made it seen so loud to me even on the carpet and now I turn my hearing aide off when I'm massaging my feet.
Reviewed massager / product:
Deep Tissue Foot Massager»