Massages can often be thought of as a special treat or a splurge to pamper ourselves and we may not get them as regularly as we should. But thanks to Naipo, this new Shoulder Massager provides the power and quality of a Shiatsu massage but from the comfort of our home.
The box is appealing and well constructed. If you like to save your product’s boxes for later storage, this one is great because it won’t take up much space and has clean lines for easy stacking and storing. It’s also well-sealed and has a sturdy handle in case you need to bring it anywhere or if you want to recycle it for other purposes. After opening the box, I noticed that everything was packaged as you’d expect and the manual was clearly visible.
I love that it comes with a car adapter. My family loves to go on road trips, which can be brutal on your back and shoulders, especially for the driver. But with this massager in the car, the driver can take a break and enjoy a massage as well as the passengers. Just remember to not use the Massager while you’re driving!
My first thought as I took out the Shoulder Massager with Heat was that it has a great design. Its black, high-quality fabric looks clean and classy. I found that the 3 button control panel on the massager is a perfect example of ‘less is more,’ because you get the complete functionality of a customizable massage without a bunch of buttons. The control panel is in a decent location — near your left shoulder if the device is worn on the neck and shoulders — which is not an inconvenient location, but is just within reach. The buttons are simple push-buttons and are very easy to find by touch due to their silicone cover.
The device is comfortable to wear, too. It’s less than 5 pounds and has comfortable straps for your arms, which help to not only keep it in place, but they also help deliver the amount of pressure you want. When you want a harder massage you just effortlessly press down slightly until the desired result.
This massager looks great and is fairly ergonomic. However, if you do want to massage parts of your body other than your neck and shoulders you do need to adjust it manually. Also, because the more pressure you add to the massager the more intense the massage, you need to keep your body in the sitting position for the most comfortable experience. Otherwise, if you’re laying or leaning on the device then it could have too much pressure and become uncomfortable.
Shiatsu massages have a wide range of benefits from relieving stress and anxiety to treating sore, tense muscles. From my experience with this device, I’ve noticed that the 8 rotating massage nodes, which are programmed very well to follow the contours of our body, really do provide an invigorating and therapeutic experience. I immediately felt relief and I could feel my muscles relax after just a few minutes.
The controls are simple but effective. The power button ensures that the device isn’t constantly on, even if it’s plugged into a power source, which makes it safe and reliable. It also has a 20-minute automatic turn-off feature, to ensure complete safety. The rotation button is useful to mix up the direction of the massage nodes for a customized experience. The heat function is one of my favorite features. It’s great to help loosen your muscles and the tension surrounding them to provide a more effective treatment. I used it on my stomach the other night when I was feeling discomfort and the heat really helped soothe the pain and keep my mind off of it.
- Simple and elegant design
- 8 massage nodes
- Quality material
- Shiatsu-style effectively remedies many physical discomforts
- Sturdy buttons, equipment and product
- Easy to use and operate
- Great customer service
- 2-year product warranty
- Comes with a car charger for passengers to use
- Automatic 20-minute turn-off feature
- Need to reposition the device for it to reach different areas of the body.
- Cannot lay or lean on the device
- Control panel is a little high
Things to consider
Please be sure to consult the user manual that comes with the device to make sure it will be used properly. For instance, it’s advised to not use this device when operating a vehicle. You should also make sure not to keep this product near heat sources or water.
This massager is incredibly convenient because it’s hands-free and easy to use. Its control functions are effective and useful to treat a wide range of conditions from simple and basic to moderate or intense. Its material is stylish and comfortable. I enjoyed having the option to get a Shiatsu massage from the comfort of my living room and for the fraction of the price!
4 out of 5
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