Your spine always feels like a corkscrew, you've got your masseuse on speed dial, and your significant other has gone on back-rubbing strike. These are all telltale signs that you should think about investing in one of the best back massagers the internet has to offer.
Technology is a wonderful thing, but it also means that we do a lot of typing, slumping, and hunching. I can definitely relate. In addition to sitting at a desk all day and carrying a backpack in place of a purse (to hold my Kindle, phone, and laptop), I also have a problem with my posture. I've been known to rely on my chiropractor, yoga classes, professional massages, and even those chairs at the mall — but all of those things can take a huge chunk out of your paycheck every month.
Investing in a great at-home back massager not only does wonders for your muscles and your stress levels, but it's also a great way to save some money. These eight back massagers come in all different designs — from electric to a curvy stick with knobs — and reviewers swear that they make a huge difference when it comes to knots, aches, and pains.
1. A Massager With Four Different Attachments That Let You Personalize Your Experience
Yes, this deep tissue massager has a powerful motor that gives you 3,350 pulses per minute, but it's also got four interchangeable attachments: one to break up knots, one that feels like a masseuse's hand, one for deep muscle release, and one that covers large areas. It's also lightweight, ergonomically designed, and has reviewers commenting, "Absolutely the best money we've spent."
2. This Weird But Genius Tool's Been Easing Pain Since '95
The Back Buddy Trigger Massager has an impressive design and 11 well-placed therapy knobs that have been helping people get relief since 1995. It lets you use leverage against your own body to relieve tension, loosen knots, and stimulate pressure points without the help of someone else. It's also made from high-quality durable plastic and is totally hypoallergenic.
3. The Massage Pillow That Reviewers Love
Over 6,000 reviewers cannot stop raving about this Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow Massager. It's got a sleek, compact design that looks sort of like a pillow, but it provides three-dimensional kneading knobs and comforting heat to ease your back pain. Multipurpose straps let you attach it to your favorite chair, and it's got automatic shut-offs to keep you safe. It's even got a one year warranty.
4. A Massager With 5000 Pulses Per Minute So You Feel Refreshed & Relaxed
This percussion deep tissue massager uses an exceptionally strong motor, three heads, and adjustable speed settings to help you feel refreshed and relaxed after a rough day. It produces up to 5000 pulses per minute in a lightweight design with a 16-foot cord, so you're never far from a great massage.
5. This Genius Wearable Massager That Allows You To Apply Pressure Anywhere
This shiatsu massager has eight kneading balls that change direction and get deep into tissue to ease aches and tired muscles. The convenient wrist holders allow you to position the device and apply pressure anywhere on the body, and it heats up and comes with two adapters for wall and car plugs.
6. A Lower Back Massager With Heat & Two-Direction Rotating Knobs
With eight rotating massage balls, a portable handle, and a sloped shape, this Naipo massager is wonderful for lower-back release wherever you happen to be. It's also got a heat function and directional changes to simulate a more realistic massage experience, and reviewers love that it's lightweight and fits in their office chairs.
7. This Hook-Like Cane That Reviewers Are Calling A Little 'Miracle Worker'
The Nayoya Back Hook Massager has over a thousand great reviews, and it comes highly recommended by chiropractors and physical therapists. It's got nine knobs that allow you to release stress and tension on any pressure point on your body, and it's specifically designed so you can get hard-to-reach places (like your back) without anyone's help.
8. A Massage Seat That Can Turn Any Chair Into A Vibrating Heated Heaven
This one is incredible if you have long commutes or sit at a desk all day. The highly-reviewed massage seat turns just about any chair into a heated vibrating heaven. It's got a strong motor that massages your back, neck, and shoulders at ten different points while providing soothing warmth for your lower back. It even comes with two adapters so you can use it in the car or in the office. "I turn this on at full capacity with all vibration points hitting, plus the heat, and the stress melts away," says one reviewer.
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