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131 of 135 people found the following review helpful
on 18 August 2008
Based on the last review I bought this cushion, and i'm really glad I did! I read the other reviews about the full seated ones, but I noticed even someone of 5'7" didn't get it working to her shoulders, and to me, that's the most important spot (i'm 5'8"). So, i'm absolutely in heaven with this little genius. There are only 2 options.. heat or no heat, but the circular movements, (and the luxury of heat) are just fine for my needs and I discovered that with some careful manouvering I can get it to work quite deeply on a couple of shoulder boulders i've been carrying about for a looooong time, and it is helping them shift.. though I have to admit that I went a little crazy with it on the first day, and am a bit achy.. but I only have myself to blame there! (It does cut out after 20 mins to let you know)

A lifetime of massage where, when & how you want for around what you'd pay for one session with a practitioner.. what a bargain!!
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92 of 97 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2008
Some 6 months ago I trawled the net for a back massager I could use at home. I work in an office with a not-so-ergonomically-designed chair and I also play football with puts strain of the back muscles. I considered one of those really bulky massage machines that you drape over a chair but read some mixed reviews about it.

This cushion gives a brilliantly comfortable and deep kneading shiatsu massage. You can position it more or less anywhere the body aches. I use it mainly for my lower back, upper back, neck, and feet. It has a 20 minute cut off feature as apparently it's not good to over do it. What I tend to do is just move the cushion to another area once the 20mins is up. I rarely find that I need to use the heat function as it heats up a bit while it's working anyway, this function get use by me just in the winter really. Thankfully, considering this is a furry mechanical cushion, it doesn't heat up to an uncomfortable level even in the summer. The device is very sturdily built, I can lean my back up against it or put some of my weight on it when massaging the feet and the mechanical arms still work very well with neither any buckling nor decrease in speed.

In short:
+VES:

*portable and light (no bulky power pack)
*very good build quality
*You can turn it upside down for a different kind of massage (opposite circular direction)
*Spot massage is best! Forget that rolling up and down the back nonsense

-VES:
*its not possible to adjust the width of the circling balls but I persoanlly have not missed this feature as I think they are at the optimum distance away for a great feeling massage with no pinching effect.
*I'm not sure if the cushion cover is machine washable even after scouring the net for clues. There is a zipper but the bit to hold onto is on the inside and it's a devil to get open. This leaves me in suspicion that it's not meant to be opened...I'm afraid I might damage the zipper it if it try too hard!

Overall: Great value for money. You can pay alot more and get alot less for this. I bought one for my grandmother and she loves it too.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
I have had one of the Homedics seat massagers for almost 3 years now and although it's not something I use every day or even every week I find that when needed it does the job nicely. Unfortunately it doesn't cover the neck or shoulders area for me, so when I spotted this cushion I knew I had to try it.
I have been using the cushion mostly on my neck and shoulders which is where it's intended for, but the shape easily lends itself to be used on legs or arms if you want. It gives a good massage with the intensity being dependent on how firmly you are pressed against it. The pair of rotating massagers work opposite each other to relax tense muscles and ease away aches. To be fair it does work well, and it's really simple to use too - there's only one switch which is well placed on the side of the cushion. The heat function is something that I have used but you don't really need to bother with it. That's because the massaging action creates a warming in the muscles anyway as it increases blood flow to the area.
It's quite a sturdy little thing despite being a handy size which can easily be kept in a drawer. The fabric covering seems to be durable and I haven't found any problems with the cushion at all. I definitely recommend it if you like a decent neck rub, and the good thing is that unlike a partner you don't have to return the favour and give the cushion a massage!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2013
I've had this pad for a few years now so I've had plenty of time to test it.

Simple controls - press once for massage, twice for massage with heat and again to switch it off. It has an automatic safety cut out of 20 minutes, but if you feel you need more massage you just switch it back on again.

I use this in my high backed office chair which provides the perfect other half of the "sandwich". This way you can position it and lean against it as lightly or heavily as you feel the need.

I had initially considered the full seat-size option for one of these but then you're restricted to having massages in pre-determined points and, of course, everyone's a different height and gets pain in different places, so I don't really see much point in those, so I opted for the cushion instead - and am very glad I did.

This little miracle you can place anywhere you like. You can use it vertically or horizontally depending on what hurts most. I've used this for an intensely painful shoulder which no amount of prescription pain killers or muscle relaxants would relieve. THIS gave me the first relief I'd had in days in just under ten minutes of use.

I also have lower back pain due to an accident I had years ago - it is excellent for lumbar muscles! It can feel a bit uncomfortable initially as it's a pushing, rotating action - not vibration which is worse than useless - but all massage on painful spots is a bit sore initially. It goes very deep indeed and that's how it gets results. I've had a real life shiatsu massage before which was wonderful - but this is an excellent alternative for those who either can't afford the price of the sessions or just want the convenience of having it to hand 24/7.

Considering the price of a half-hour shiatsu session, this thing pays for itself in its first use - and I've had three years out of this wonderful little thing and it's still going strong. I often use it when I don't have any real pain, just to relax tense back and shoulder muscles after a stressful day.

For the amount of relief given at a low price, I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend this shiatsu pad to anyone.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2011
This does work and is good and the price is great. I would have given more stars if I hadn't also purchased the deluxe version as a present which is superior. If you can afford it then go for that one. The delux version has a remote control and also a vibration mode which makes it much easier and enjoybale to use. Sorry, returning this one for another delux. HoMedics SP-39H-GB Deluxe Shiatsu Massage Cushion
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2012
I tried out a Shiatsu massage cushion from a friend and found it useful for low back pain and then looked for one to buy. This cushion had the best reviews and largely it lives up to them. Its small and portable,doesnt look particularily medical - could sit on a sofa like any other pillow. Reasonable length power lead. The massage function is good, you can lean back into the cushion for a deep massage or not for a lighter one. Its size makes it easy to concentrate on those areas that are sore or tight. To be honest I could take or leave the heating function - it just gets barely warm. All in all good value at this price
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on 22 March 2012
I have the homedics massage pad shiastu chair, had it for a few years now, i have a mild scoliosis and fibromyalgia and i wouldn't be without it, but the pad doesn't reach the neck area, even when i slope down, i'd developed a technique of piling cushions on it to work my buttock area, any one with fibro will know this area becomes tight and painful.

So i bought the cushion for my neck, its quite good, i am 5'3 and 6 and half stone so im petite,so the shiatsu massages are quite wide on my neck, but still give a realistic massage, far more than any other devices i've come across. the heat device isn't that warm, but its ok, i mean you can use a heat pad if need be, if you have fibromyalgia you probably have one already. so yes, i'd recommend this, it may be considered a strong massage for some fibro sufferers, but its better to get this, and you can always make it softer by place a blanket over it, or by wearing a thick dressing gown, whereas if you get one with to tough a cover, ie which the new one sounds like, then you can't make a softer massager harder (if you get my drift). so yes i have another electronic device to help me deal with this horrid condition which causes tight muscles, but remember massage with warm muscles to get rid of tight knots, otherwise the massager will just try to roll out cold muscle tissue, hence the heat device is a good idea, and im sure there are health and safety reasons as to why it only gets so warm, and why it only last 15 minutes before switching off, especially if you suffer a chronic pain condition and you don't know how it will react the next day after first use. I've suffered mine many years now. My big bone of contention was the box was battered and torn when it was delivered, and i was just relieved when opening it up that it wasn't damaged, this damage was deliberate as if someone had tried to look inside to see what it was.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 12 February 2011
Having suffered lower back pain for several years I thought I would give this cushion a chance to help. Delivery was very quick and having used it for two days over three areas of the spine I can happily say I have had 3 painfree weeks to date. The massage/heat combination is very soothing and I find the fact it shuts itself down after 20 minutes very useful. It would be very easy to overdo the treatment as the feeling is soothing. Would really recommend this item.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2011
I was dubious if I would like this product but I was sold as soon as I had a go.

I suffer with lower back pain and with this cushion I can sit back as it eases my back pain away, it is also very relaxing on the neck.

The heat option is very gentle and the massage is only ever as strong as you allow as this is controlled by how heavily you lay your weight on it.

Fantastic product, very relaxing. I would recommend any day, I even own a version which does feet!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2012
It is very warm and soothing to place behind your back so for people with back pain its very good . However I did find it too harsh to use on my neck/shoulders . My husband does not mind it being so strong on the neck but I found it pinched a little . This was bought for mainly lower back problems though and for that it does a really good job . Great product overall
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