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"Actually does what it says on the box "! Highly Recommended
on 30 May 2007
I have bought a few back massagers in my time.... which have ultimately got dusty, as they never delivered what they promised on the box. I suffer from chronic back pain so desperately needed something to help ease the muscles in my back. I am now pleased to say I have my own personal massage therapist whose fingers never tire! Bliss!
On the recommendations of other Amazon reviewers I purchased the Homedics SBM200.... which worked well too but wasn't ideal. A big draw back on that model is that it says it has 3 zones but it mainly concentrates on the middle part of the back...so not good if you want a massage in a particular place. I personally would only recommend this one out of the 2 models ... having used both models ....this one does what is says.
This model states that you can keep the massager in the exact position you want and it does exactly that ... it's brilliant at getting those knots out and really works. It's not too vigourous on the shoulder area which is a shame but if needed I just lower my shoulders to hit the right spot. It's the same with the lower back too just adjust the seat to hit the spot you want.
It has two modes: shiatsu massage & a roller type mode that travels up and down the back. It also has a vibrating seat cushion which can be used with one of the modes of massage or on it's own. I don't care much for the vibrating mode in the seat but I think it would be good to boost circulation. I usually start with the roller massager to loosen up a bit and line up my spine and then go on to the shiatsu mode.
A few tips: It has a strong massage action ...so you may want to soften it with a towel or something. The more you lean back in to it the stronger it feels.... good for those bad days. Also make sure you have it set up correctly inline with your spine. Another good tip is to leave it set up permanently on a chair so that when you feel you need it you can go and visit your own personal masseur. I have been known to use it for short bursts of 10 mins 3 or 4 times a day.
Just to let you know, I have never written a review before on any item I have purchased before.... but felt compelled to write one on this massager. I wanted to give an honest and hopefully helpful review. It better keep up its good work ...lol or I will post back!!! I have been using it daily for 2 months now ...so have given it a good test run.
The massager is on the expensive side but in my opinion it's worth it. I would recommend you shop around to get a good price ...that's what I did.
My sisters head straight for my massager when they come to visit...I should start charging ...lol
Hope you found this helpful. By the way, I don't work for the company...and if it didn't work well I would have not hesitated to say so.
If or when you get one ...enjoy!
Just to update this review : It's 6 months later and I'm still using it daily ....wouldn't be without it !!!