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HoMedics SBM-500HA-3GB 2-in-1 Back and Shoulders Massager Cushion with Heat

by HoMedics
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)

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  • HoMedics Shiatsu Massager with heat and shoulder massage
  • Now with soothing heat to help ease stiffness and tension
  • Circular thumb action massage mechanism
  • Helps relieve muscle fatigue
  • Shiatsu and rolling massage settings travel up and down the back


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Product Description

Product Description

One massager now does it all! Deep relieving massage for the back and shoulders with penetrating heat in under a minute from start up. By understanding your needs, we continually reinvest to make sure we bring the latest technological advances to provide you with the most innovative personal wellbeing products. Our extensive range allows you to relax, renew your spirit and simplify your life. From spa treatments to massages, we provide you with products that help you create that extra special 'me time' needed to keep you free from the stresses and strains of everyday life. With each product we use the best components and work hard to provide you with unsurpassed quality so you can have years of enjoyment. Plus each of our products is supported by our own product guarantee so you can have faith and trust in your purchase.

With life revolving at such a pace and pressures from both home and work, it has become harder to schedule time out just for you. Taking time to relax each day is important to help alleviate stress. But fitting in time for spa/salon treatments can just add to the pressure. By owning your own range of products, you can enjoy the flexibility of fitting your relaxation time around your busy day and in the ease and privacy of your own home.

HoMedics have a range of products that allow you to create a unique atmosphere and make sure that you maintain both your health and your wellbeing.

Box Contains

  • 1 x HoMedics SBM500H Shaitsu massage cushion

  • Product details

    • Product Dimensions: 80.5 x 32.5 x 49.5 cm
    • Boxed-product Weight: 8 Kg
    • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
    • Item model number: SBM-500H-3GB
    • ASIN: B001ESK8EA
    • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2006
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,372 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    221 of 225 people found the following review helpful
    I tried these at airports, health spas and at the display areas of Debenhams and House of Fraser before deciding we needed one at home. Great decision - it provides great back massages. The lower back shiatsu massage with heat is fantastic. I get lower back ache and the heat makes a big difference so would recommend paying the slight extra for this function. The shoulder massage is OK but not essential - with hindsight we didn't need it and it rarely gets used. It is very hard to get the height of the shoulder massage just right - too high and it does nothing, too low and it is painful. Some people find the feel of the back rollers too hard, but the manufacturers recommend using a folded up towel between your back and the chair for a bit of extra padding if that's the case. You can adjust the width of the back rollers so that the massage is hitting the correct areas no matter what your size, which is one of the reasons it works so well.
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    117 of 119 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars What have I done..... 30 Dec 2008
    Ordered item on Christmas Eve after reading some comments on it. It arrived today and I must say..... its wonderful.
    I am writing this review sitting on it while ahhhing and ooohhhing (trying to be quiet) and my only concern is that I may not be able to leave it for the next week or so...
    So easy to put together, yet so hard to let go of. Its like having a private massage session at home, without having to endure the messy oil.
    My husband and I may have to put together a rota for using it... sorry for going on and on, but this item is a bliss.

    On a technical note - so glad we chose this model, as it enables us to adjust both shoulder and width of massage balls individually. My husband is 6'4'' and I am 5'6'' and both feel the back massage cushion meets our needs.

    Happy new year!
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    92 of 95 people found the following review helpful
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    My wife and I have both suffered with back problems and occasional bouts of sciatica for a number of years. This particular model is capable of reaching down to the lower vertebrae and can be focused on massaging the precise point of discomfort. It is also very useful in relieving tension in the shoulder muscles and can be easily adjusted to concentrate on muscle knots that one may have (and not even be aware of!). The full range of shiatsu massage runs from the very lowest vertebrae all the way up to the shoulders. It also has a roller massage option for the lower/middle back but neither of us have found this function to be of value, although others may have differing views.

    I have read elsewhere that the massager is too aggressive. We have found that simply by moving one's back in or out on the seat cushion can easily achieve a comfortable roller pressure. We have also found that the heat option offers a pleasant, soothing sensation.

    As this isn't a small, lighweight item, we keep the massager permanently set-up on a dining room chair adjacent to power socket.

    Whilst not silent in operation, it certainly insn't obtrusive. We have directly compared this device to one of the hand-held kneeder/masssagers available elsewhere on Amazon and found it significantly quieter.

    A final note but worthy of mention is that both of us have noticed that, immediately after using the massager, we feel a lot more supple and generally alert. This could explain why the instructions recommend that it is should not be used immediately before going to bed.

    All in all, we find this is a genuine therapeutic aid and we would certainly recommend it to anyone with back problems, but I suggest that one seeks medical advice beforehand.
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    59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Therapist perspective 11 July 2009
    I'm a complementary therapist by trade and a bit skeptical about all these 'massage' type mats etc. However, I was recently in a department store and sat in this massage chair which was on display for customers to try for 10 mins while a friend was shopping. Boy did it hurt! I'd suffered with my back on and off for years and like most people just moaned a bit and got on with life. When I got up I felt very different almost energised a day or so later niggles that you forget are there had eased. So I got one, its brilliant, I use it 2-3 times a week and it works, I absolutly recommend it, money well spent.
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    61 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Massager with Heat 16 Oct 2008
    Bought this because I have Arthitis.Used it on arrival and got great relief with the massage and heat.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MASSAGER 4 Nov 2010
    I am troubled with back pain and have had nerve damage in my neck causing tense sore shoulders. I only got this chair last night and sat on it and could not believe how good it felt. Hit the exact spot on shoulders that get very tense.I have not been able to get anything to hit the exact spot. This does and feels amazing. It is a bit sore on bits but I put that down to just the tender spots caused by prolonged back pain. I have been for physio, chiropractors and nothing helps but I believe this chair could do the job. My partner bought if for my christmas but had got fed up with me moaning about pain that he gave me it early. Thank god he did. AMAZING!!!!
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars great chair- adjustable height 6 Aug 2011
    By ak50453
    Worth every penny. Cannot believe some people are complaining that it doesn't reach their shoulders as the product is height adjustable (hold down either the up or down button to move the massage balls further down or up as required)
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not for every home...but, you may want to give it a chance!
    It does what it says in description. However, some points I had not considered before purchase:
    - it's not for every home
    - it does not easily fit or rather stay put on... Read more
    Published 18 days ago by Marina Pjevic
    3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but heat function is poor
    I'm glad I've got this as it is always good fun when guests come, they love it, and occasionally I enjoy sitting in it for a while too. Read more
    Published 28 days ago by Flyingfish
    5.0 out of 5 stars A godsend
    Whilst suffering with a bad back and having no luck with NHS, I bought this and it was a godsend. Massage works wonders. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by L
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Massager!!!
    I got one a few years ago for myself and my partner. Then the following year we got one for his Mum, and a year later his friend wanted one as well.
    Very useful esp. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by K. Davies
    4.0 out of 5 stars Over 2 years later!
    This back and shoulder massager has saved me many a trip to the osteo. I do not use it daily except when I have somehow hurt my back, then it sometimes use it twice a day. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Frenchfolly
    5.0 out of 5 stars Spa day at home
    Get a hard dining chair to sit on , a foot stool to put your feet up on, and set this up. It is wonderful. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by bassmanuk
    5.0 out of 5 stars good
    It was cheaper than the price in the high street shopa. My daughter seems to be happy with the machine
    Published 3 months ago by Nasib Singh Syan
    5.0 out of 5 stars relax
    At my age and considering the British weather it helps relaxing after a hard working day. It is good in the car, too, just be careful, don't fall asleep.
    Published 3 months ago by byvike
    2.0 out of 5 stars I cannot give a proper product assesment.
    You only get what you pay for. This review does not have anything to do with the product but with the supplier who seems to have vanished. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Stephen Boreham
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
    great item as I suffer from ackes and pains and I put this on my computer chair and just let it do its job yes you could stay there forever as it has so many differnt settings and... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Lorraine Corso
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