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- I experience awful tension in my shoulders.
- I bought this shiatsu massager on Amazon for $65 years ago, and using it feels like getting a professional massage at home.
- Its heated nodes rotate and knead my sore muscles, helping to melt away tension at the end of a long day.
As someone whose entire career is dedicated to helping people shop better, I do not throw around the term “miracle product” often. Or ever, actually. But if you’ll humor me for a moment, I’m here to tell you about the one thing I own that deserves this title.
I carry an awful amount of tension in my shoulders, jaws, and neck. Acupuncture helps but it’s inaccessible, and no amount of
this $65 shiatsu massager I bought on Amazon several years ago.impacted the way my body carries its stress. The only thing I’ve found that gives my back and shoulders immediate relief from tension is
The Zillion Shiatsu Massager features four rotating, heated nodes that knead away stress and tension and get deep into the knots in my shoulders and back. The nodes switch directions every few minutes just like they would in a massage chair, which prevents bruising and helps to melt away muscular tension from different angles. The heated element, which can be turned on or off, also warms the muscles and keeps them limber throughout the massage.
It’s the closest thing I’ve experienced to a professional massage at home, minus the $250 price tag. I also like the convenience of being able to watch TV while using it as it doesn’t drown out any audio or make it hard to focus.
The base has two elastic straps that Velcro together in the middle to allow you to secure it around a chair or headrest. I find it’s better to just put it on a pillow on the couch and lean back against it but the straps do offer some versatility for how you can use it.
Any purchase of the massager comes with a car adapter that allows you to plug it into a cigarette lighter but I personally don’t advise using this in the car — it’s not particularly comfortable when placed right behind your head, and the strength of the nodes forces your head to move around in a way that may be unsafe while driving.
It’s important to note that one cycle lasts 20 minutes, and 20 minutes really is all you should do at one time. Because my knots are so deep and intense, I used to keep the massager going for two or three cycles, hoping that I’d completely release all tension in just one sitting. Unfortunately, this always ended up giving me bruises and leaving me in even more discomfort for the days (and sometimes weeks) that followed.
I’ve since learned my lesson, and even though I’m always tempted to let it go for a second cycle, I only use it for 20 minutes a day; moderation is key.
You don’t have to have severe tension to enjoy using this massager, either. Regardless of how chronic your discomfort is, you might find that it’s the perfect way to release some stress at the end of a long day.
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