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Old 03-19-11, 06:11 PM   #1
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Back Massagers - does anyone own one?

Thinking about getting this HoMedics shiatsu massager. Has anyone tried one, or owns one? What do you think of them? Is there a better brand out there? I'm looking for one that does your shoulders at the same time it's doing your back.

http://www.homedics.com/home/massage...with-heat.html

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Old 03-19-11, 06:38 PM   #2
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I have a homedics one that doesn't have the upper back like the one you're linked too. If you are over 5'-4" I'd definitely recommend what you're looking at. I'm just shy of 6'-3" and am all torso. I get a nice lower back massage from mine, that's about it. The heat is nice, there's actually a demo mode on mine. I use that mode more than any other because it switches back and forth between massage types.
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I'm 6'-2" and a bit. Sounds like it'll work for my height. Does it give a deep massage or just a light one?
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My wife has complained about her back massager ever since she married it.
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My wife and I use a vibrator thingy about 8 to 10 inches long and about 1.5 inches in diameter. It has an adjustable speed control. My wife loves loves loves me to use it on her for those epic massages I give her.
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My wife and I use a vibrator thingy about 8 to 10 inches long and about 1.5 inches in diameter. It has an adjustable speed control. My wife loves loves loves me to use it on her for those epic massages I give her.
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Old 03-19-11, 08:51 PM   #7
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My wife and I use a vibrator thingy about 8 to 10 inches long and about 1.5 inches in diameter. It has an adjustable speed control. My wife loves loves loves me to use it on her for those epic massages I give her.
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My wife and I use a vibrator thingy about 8 to 10 inches long and about 1.5 inches in diameter. It has an adjustable speed control. My wife loves loves loves me to use it on her for those epic massages I give her.
Are we still talkin' back massages??? And does it give good deep massages?
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Thinking about getting this HoMedics shiatsu massager. Has anyone tried one, or owns one? What do you think of them? Is there a better brand out there? I'm looking for one that does your shoulders at the same time it's doing your back.

http://www.homedics.com/home/massage...with-heat.html
My mom has one of those. I find it hurts my back. It feels like a couple of brainless, unsympathetic golf balls are swirling relentlessly around on my back mashing thru muscle and skin.

It's nowhere as good as a softhearted hooker.
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My mom has one of those. I find it hurts my back. It feels like a couple of brainless, unsympathetic golf balls are swirling relentlessly around on my back mashing thru muscle and skin.

It's nowhere as good as a softhearted hooker.
And lacks the happy ending.
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My mom had those back massagers and they are pretty uncomfortable. I wish I had one of those really expensive ones from Brookstone. Now those are nice.
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And lacks the happy ending.
I won't have what she's having
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Those kinds that look like seat covers suck.
The best ones have the rotating balls like this one.
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Old 03-20-11, 02:34 AM   #14
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I just use the foam roller. it works great
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try before you buy. I prefer those with adjustable knobs that you can move to different spots on your back
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My gf has a back massager.

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Just sitting here using my new Shiatsu Massager. It's niiiiiiice!!!
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