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Looking for the ultimate at-home solution to unwind and relieve your back and shoulder pain? A deep-tissue massaging device may be just what you need — especially if you don’t have access to a professional massage therapist. Rather than splurging on a Therabody Massage Gun or the other expensive models that are now available on the market, we thought we’d give a hand by introducing you to an affordable option that Amazon shoppers are loving.
The Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager is an Amazon favourite, with more than 700 customer reviews and solid 4.7 out of five star rating. The best part? This deep-tissue massager is currently on sale for just $50
What is it?
The Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager is an ergonomic shiatsu-inspired massager designed to perfectly fit the contours of your body including your back, waist, abdomen, legs. This portable device offers a professional-like massage experience by offering proper pressure into your deep tissue while preventing discomfort from excessive squeezing.
The Snailax design features a multipurpose handle belt, allowing you to keep your hands and arms free and also offers an optional heating function to enhance the relaxation of muscle pain while simultaneously improving blood circulation.
Each purchase includes UL home adapter, a dust cloth and even a car adapter so you can enjoy a massage safely on-the-go.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $50 (originally $74)
How does it work?
This massaging device is programmed with eight bi-directional rotation nodes that offer an effective deep-kneading on specific acupressure points to help release tension and ease sore, tight muscles. For the best results, it is recommended to use daily for up to 15 minutes.
What are people saying?
The Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager has earned rave reviews from Amazon shoppers who love how convenient it is to receive a professional-level massage from home.
“I purchased this during the Covid-19 shutdown. I have a lot of neck and back tension (work, sports, old injury) and go to the osteopath and massage therapist regularly, which I have not been able to do with all but essential services shut down. I saw the reviews for this massager and ordered it - amazing” reads one five-star review. “It arrived in a few days and I can't say enough good things. My neck was so tight and it worked out all of the knots in my neck, tension in my head, even that hard to reach knot under my shoulder blade. I used it on my hip where I often get sciatic pain and even my forearms which have a lot of tension from holding weights during work out. Definitely recommend!”
“I love this thing. With all of the massage places being closed for quarantine, this device has been super helpful. Everyone in my house can use it regardless of their pressure preference because you are controlling the pressure. The cord is quite short, so unless you have a seating area close to an outlet, you will want to use an extension cord with it,” reads another.
Is it for you?
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you can’t put a price on your health and comfort. And for the sale price of $50, you practically have nothing to lose
Like any at-home or handheld massage device, this massaging device is ideal for those who are looking to eliminate fatigue, stress and muscle pain to improve their overall well-being. It is a must-have for those that are still temporarily working from home to prevent any pressure on the lower back and tailbone caused by sitting on a wrong chair.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.