21 Mar, 2017   in: Full body massager   Tags: stress , massager , Massage devices , massage

Massage devices

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A soothing massage after a tiring day at work is the best way to wind down. Massage helps relieve fatigue and tension, improve circulation, provide increased mobility, and act as a sedative to the nervous system. It helps relax knotted muscles, eliminate chronic aches and pains. It could also help relieve the mental stress of everyday living.

Although all health spas offer various forms of massages, not everyone has the time to book a service. For times when you’re in bad shape and you need a massage, you can always turn to massage devices to help you relax.

Massage devices come in various forms. Some are made to target the shoulders or the lower back while others are designed specifically for the feet or arms. Whatever areas of the body you want to give a good rub down, there’s an electric massage tool that will help loosen and release tension from the body.

You will find a range of instruments for daily massage, from the scalp to the toes. In order to know which types of massage tools are most suitable for you, you first need to distinguish two categories: electrically operated massage devices and handheld massage tools.

Like the benefits of hand massage, some massage tools also help to relax muscles. What are the different types of massage devices that can allow you to get a pure relaxing moment at home and relieve muscle pain and strains?

Massage increases and improves circulation, in much the same way rubbing your elbow when you knock it on a table helps to relieve the pain

The different types of massaging devices

Handheld massagers

Pure-Wave CM5 Extreme Cordless Percussion Massager
Pure-Wave CM5 Extreme Cordless Percussion Massager
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Handheld massaging devices are tools that can be operated using battery or electric plug that charges though wall socket, and fit for a hand grip. Completed with rotation, vibration, thump/pound, or Shiatsu massaging methods, these devices apply those incredible features on specific sore points or knotted muscles to alleviate stress, pain and tension.


Generally, these devices are small and light as they are designed to fit hand grip while operating. These product massage specific part of your body with adjustable power depending on the pressure exerted.


The most common type of massaging device feature is manual massage by acupressure or tapping. You can apply the feature on your hand for self-treatment or apply the massage to another person or by another person.

Electrical massager

Electric massage tools allows you to fully enjoy your massage session without having to do anything, unlike the manual one which needs a hand to operate.


There are several types of electrical massager and different solutions:

Massaging seat

Vibration Massage Seat Cushion with Heat — Neck — Shoulder — Back & Thigh Massager with Heat
Vibration Massage Seat Cushion with Heat — Neck — Shoulder — Back & Thigh Massager with Heat
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It has two main massaging nodes (seat and back) that are placed directly on a chair, an armchair or a sofa that conforms its shape. Its ergonomic design comforts you and takes up just a little space. Massaging seat is also called shiatsu massaging seat as it applies the essential principles of shiatsu massage through its rotating balls that will move along your spine.

Massaging cushion

Zyllion front
Zyllion pillow massager
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Shiatsu massage cushion is designed to fit a specific part of the body such as neck, shoulders, back, legs, etc. Massaging cushion is generally small, light, and portable. Its compact size eases you to position it on the part of the body that requires massage.

Massaging mat

Belmint Back Massager | full body Massage | 10-Motor Massage Plush | For Full-Body Relief with Heat
Belmint Back Massager | full body Massage | 10-Motor Massage Plush | For Full-Body Relief with Heat
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Basically, massaging mat is long and light. It can be placed on a bed, a sofa or directly on the ground and it allows to have a massage while sitting or lying. With greater size and length, it fully fits your whole body and relaxes you instantly.

Massaging armchair

Full-Body Zero Gravity Space Saving L-Track Kahuna Massage Chair Recliner LM6800 with heating therapy
Full-Body Zero Gravity Space Saving L-Track Kahuna Massage Chair Recliner LM6800 with heating therapy
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Armchair massaging device is one of the most well known classical type of massaging device. You can install this in the living room or other particular rooms. Having a massaging armchair is way much better than having a regular chair as it is very comfortable and functions as both regular sofa when it is off and functional device. Besides it provides a complete, effective and extremely realistic body massage.

Neck and Shoulder Massagers with Heat

neck massager suitable area
Neck massager suitable area

Some types of electronic massagers are not only great at offering deep tissue massage, the nubs that work to massage the muscles becomes mildly heated too. Heat helps relax the muscles and soothes the nerves. These types of massagers could be attached to any chair, sofa or even in the car for on-the-go massages.

shiatsu neck massager
Shiatsu neck massager
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Foot Massagers

foot reflexology
Foot reflexology

Some types of foot massagers work on the theory of reflexology. In this theory, certain parts of the foot corresponds to various parts of the body. When you massage one point of the foot, it also helps heal the corresponding body organ. Some foot massagers only stimulate the pads of the feet while newer foot massagers also help massage the ankles.

Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager
Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager
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Head and Eye Massagers

8 Head & Neck Scalp Stress Relief Octopus Massagers Massage Relax
8 Head & Neck Scalp Stress Relief Octopus Massagers Massage Relax
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Head or scalp massagers are made to minimize headaches and stimulate hair re-growth. This massager is best for those struggling with thinning hair or those who suffer from chronic migraines.


Newer electronic massagers are now able to provide relaxing massages on delicate areas of the body, particularly the eyes. These massagers offer gentle massaging action that not only stimulates the muscles and nerves but also helps revitalize the delicate skin around the eyes.

Naipo Breo Eye Massager with Heating and Music, Compression Three Modes, Eye Care Stress Relief
Naipo Breo Eye Massager with Heating and Music, Compression Three Modes, Eye Care Stress Relief
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Other type of non-manual and non-electric massager

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Pillow feer
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These kind of massagers are passive or non-powered hand-held devices that are designed to operate specifically on targeted areas or muscles group with adjustable pressure. One of the example of the products is AcuStretch Neck and Shoulder Relaxer. Gently stretches and relaxes the cervical spine and provides quick neck and shoulder pain relief. Another example is Acupressure mat. This mat is great for muscular relaxation in back area as it works through the picots of the carpet to reach the tense areas.

Benefits of Electronic Massagers

Portability

Most massagers are so compact, you can take them practically anywhere — in the office or in the car. You can get a massage anytime of the day without lugging around a clunky machine.

Alleviates Pain

Suffering from lower back or shoulder pain? Massage devices work just as well as the kind of massages you get from your local health spa. Best of all, you don’t have to pay more to get a good rub down!

Releases Stress

When you spend most of your day sitting in front of your computer, your muscles would become stiff and painful. When you’re in pain, you’re not performing well at work and this inevitably leads to stress. A good massage helps minimize pain by releasing muscle tension from the body. When you’re not in pain, you’re less stressed out and you can shift your focus on things that matter.

It boosts immunity

Massage boosts patients white blood cell count which plays a large role in defending the body from disease.

It soothes anxiety and depression

Not only can massage encourage a restful sleep-it also helps those who can’t otherwise comfortably rest. 

Also, if you’re a new parent, you’ll be happy to know it can help infants sleep more, cry less and be less stressed

Benefits of Massage

  •     Reduces Stress
  •     Improves Circulation
  •     Increases Flexibility
  •     Reduces Inflammation
  •     Reduces Fatigue
  •     Boosts Athletic Performance
  •     Restores Mobility to Muscles
  •     Feelings of Rejuvenation
  •     Increase energy
  •     Free-up body posture
  •     Release restrictions in muscles and joints
  •     Release muscle spasms
  •     Stimulate production of natural lubrication
  •     Flush muscles of built-up waste products
  •     Heal injuries
  •     Limit scar formation in new injuries
  •     Make old scar tissue more pliable
  •     Reduce likelihood of future injury and illness

A massage device is an exceptional gift. It is an original way of demonstrating that the well-being and health of others are important to you. Show some caring and love to your beloved ones.

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