We've carried this back massager for years and so we've heard a lot of feedback from our customers. We'll let you in on what they tell us:
Great for solid chairs such as an office chair but very intense on well-padded chairs and very soft sofas. This item can sink into soft cushions which allows the Shiatsu Massage nodes to give a deeper massage that can be uncomfortable for some.
Simply use the item on a more solid chair or use the included faux-leather cover, it softens the massage intensity and puts a soft barrier between the massage nodes and your back for a more relaxing massage.
Great for men, and some women. This is a deep-tissue style massager so our male customers seem to enjoy the Shiatsu-pressure, while some female customers, especially petite ones, find it too strong.
Unique dual power options are great and everyone seems to have success with in-home use, but please check your vehicle to make sure it will accommodate the extra inches that this massager will add. If you're already pressed for room we don't know if this is the best option for you.
We've also heard that passengers love to have this item on long road trips, but drivers need to use their best judgement before combining massage and vehicle operation.
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 massager is awesome! I love how portable it is - if you have an office job that keeps you glued to computer, it can really take a toll on your back and shoulders. I can use this in the car on the way to work, and again while I'm there. It comes with a car adapter that allows you to do just that!
Next time I have a long ride in the car ahead of me, I will definitely be bringing this with me. It feels just as good as human hands working on my back, and has many settings so you can adjust to what you need massaged. There is a button for heat, seat vibration with low, medium and high settings and kneading shiatsu settings of lower, upper, and full back massage- trust me, theyre all great!
I have tried a lot of massagers and this one is by far the
best Shiatsu massager I have used. It is well made and
comes with a supportive pillow. I have used it maily for my
neck and shoulders. But it can be used for back, leg, and
calf, too. It just feels like a therapist working on my
neck and shoulders and I can do it at the comfort of my
home. I had cheaper shiatsu massagers before but the
position of their massage node are fixed. One very nice
feature about the ShoulderFlex is that it allows me to
adjust the width and depth of its fingers. In fact, I can
increase the width to cover the entire portion of my
shoulders. Great product for the money!
All I can say is WOW!
So many hand-held massagers make you work almost as hard, manipulating a vibrating wand, than having no tool for the job at all. Not the case with the Thumper. Like they say, just put it into place where you need to relax the muscles and let it do all the work.
Maybe that wouldnt be such a great recommendation if it were just me saying that. My back pain comes from working at a desk, standing over a sink and stove, and lugging groceries, garden equipment and grandchildren.
I also like being able to choose from 3 different power settings and the size lets me reach the center of my back without hurting my shoulder and lets my son work on his sore thigh muscles without needing a third arm.
The only gripe I have with it was the cost.
It's worth it, but I wanted bigger discount.
I found this cheaper here than other places because of the free shipping.
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»
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 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»