This year I have been having a lot of back/neck/nerve issues. After an MRI earlier in the year found worn discs in my neck and spine, the pain was linked to these pressing on the nerves. Due to this, I suffer from constant pins and needles down my left side and loss of grip in my left hand. At times it can be quite painful especially my it kicks in at the same time as my lower back issues (yes, a total old woman over here!)
But one thing I keep meaning to do but never get around to is getting a massage. I swear my muscles are tighter than Tom Daly’s swim trunks! The pain I get in my shoulders from this makes them feel really sore and I can be forever moaning that I need a good massage! Would you believe there is a therapy studio literally 4 doors away yet I have never gotten around to booking in! So when Naipo offered me one of their Shiatsu Back Neck Massagers to use at home I literally jumped at the chance. Not physically because of the pain but you know.
Naipo Shiatsu Back Neck Massager with Heat
The Naipo Shiatsu Back Neck Massager with heat features;
- 8 Deep Kneading Shiatsu Massaging Nodes
- 3D Rotation Kneading Massager
- Strap Handles and Dust Guard Cloth
- Advanced Heat Function
- OverHeat Protection
At first, I was worried that it would be too hard on my muscles. I have never used anything like this before and my shoulders actually feel bruised when I touch them. So the pain was a big factor as the massaging nodes felt really hard and heavy when I took it out of the box. But I went with it and put it on within minutes of it arriving. I had a busy writing day planned and I wanted something to help relax my shoulders before being hunched in the same position for hours.
At first, yes it did hurt. I used it on my upper back around my shoulder blades and found the sore spot that causes me a lot of pain. And it did hurt, not in a painful way more like pressure but almost instantly it got to work and started relaxing the muscles.
Being as impatient as I am I moved it around all of my painful areas around my shoulders, upper back and neck. The nodes rotate clockwise for a minute, then stop and change direction to ensure full muscle massage. Certain directions worked best in certain areas for me. I love the feel of the anti-clockwise rotation around my neck and after 5 minutes I found that when I moved my head, the sharp pains I got when moving to different angles were hardly there. A little achy but not painful as such.
The same could be said for my shoulders too. Whilst after one use, I wasn’t expecting miracles, I could definitely feel some more relaxation going on then beforehand. The timer is set to run for 20 minutes before it cuts out. I didn’t use it for the full 20 but it definitely helped in the short time that I did.
On my neck and the lower back area, it’s so nice and relaxing and I am definitely feeling the benefits. Whilst I found it to be on the bulky side and at times, depending on the area of usage, awkward to hold, I have noticed some benefits to using this. I have been using it for 2-3 times a week and it is most definitely helping me feel more relaxed.
The more I use it on my shoulders, the more undecided I am. It is working away on my tight spots and knots. I can even feel it working where the trapped nerves are, but I’m not sure it is the best for my issues in that area. It is a little hard and I feel sore during and afterwards. Obviously, this could just be me. I probably need to carry on experimenting with using it in different positions on my shoulder. But whilst I can feel doing its magic, I do feel it is sore at the same time. So a bit hit and miss there for me.
I do however love it on my lower back and hip area. You can use this on pretty much most parts of your body. My eldest niece finds it particularly relaxing after gymnastics. I have yet to try it on other parts of my body but I am planning on using it on my legs after a long day at work pretty soon.
The temperature is just right and I didn’t feel it was burning my skin in any way at all. Of course, you can use it without but I much prefer to use it with the heat setting on.
I do really like it and I’m so glad I got to try it out for this review. I will most definitely carry on using it for as long as I’m getting some benefit from it and relief from my pain.
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*DISCLAIMER: I WAS PROVIDED WITH THE NAIPO BACK NECK MASSAGER FOR PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN*