It’s about time you showed up, stupid bot. I had a hilarious joke line up about not giving a shiatsu about lame pillows. Then I remembered my pregnant wife fell on her back, and has been wanting something like this. So, maybe I do actually need this deal.
I was going to say the same thing as @sammydog01, basically. It is nice and handy, but I put another pillow^ on top of it when I use it, as it is quite strong and hard. (Tangent: TWSS.) But there may be times when you need that strength and hardness, so that’s probably a feature, not a bug.
^ But not the matching pillow. It is quite thick and firm. (Insert tangent again.)
Look, Meh. I said a few days ago that my ideal Universe was 99% pillows. And I appreciate the effort. But in order to meet our quarterly Universe-filling goals, I’m gonna need you to come in on the weekend and step up your game. OK, champ? OK.
Got one last time for my sister. The heat is nice. As someone else said some padding between the pillow and you is useful unless you like hard massage. The catch with that though is then the heat doesn’t get through. The other solution, which I used testing this out before I gave it to her is just not lean back as hard. She seems to like it. The pillow itself would be too hard to be comfortable to use as a couch pillow as it doesn’t give all that much.
I got these last time (the green ones). They work just as well as those massage chair pads except the pillow can more readily be used on your neck or other hard to reach areas. It can be rather firm, but it works on a muscle spasm in a pinch.
I like it because I don’t have to put it away in between uses - so unlike the massage chair pad things, I’m actually using it regularly.
Joined 1340 days ago, 557 meh clicks, voted in 304 polls - but today, I have made my FIRST EVER MEH PURCHASE!
I’d like to thank osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, degenerative discs and the entire Meh community for inspiring me to finally pull the trigger and buy a thing.
And now, for the moment 1340 days in the making:
Ugh, I need this thing so badly right now.
After clearing ~18" of snow from my driveway, it literally can not come soon enough.
Can’t stand up straight, can barely move without a lot of pain.
Delivery is scheduled for Monday which, at least, is before the next predicted few inches of snow is due.
I hope this pillow can work miracles.
It arrived this morning, not a moment too soon (but 2 days sooner than expected).
I’m using right now, and it’s pretty fantastic.
Couple of small problems; it’s hard to position it just right to hit just the right spots, and the power switch is in a position that caused me to accidentally switch it off a couple of times while repositioning it.
But those are very minor, wouldn’t even remove a star if I were giving it a star rating.
The massage action and the heat feel great.
I’m going to get a lot of use out of this thing, for sure.
Another minor criticism - I kinda wish it were battery powered, as being tethered to a power outlet limits where it can be used.
Although, fitting it with a rechargeable battery might make it too bulky and cumbersome.
At least I have no shortage of extension cords to give me some flexibility in placement, but it’s kind of a p.i.t.a.
First impression, though, is that I’m in love.
My pillow arrived today. I ripped the package and immediately began my session. Holy Shit! Let me begin by saying I have mild cervical stenosis. Over time this leads to nerve impingment and can affect the sensation in my arms. The surrounding tissue inflames and nasty muscular knots are prevelant. This is why I occasionally require chiropractic manipulation.
I spent over an hour using this pillow and the results were excellent. Spinal vertabrae were cracking in a good way. This pillow way surpassed my expectations and will now be a routine partner of mine.
@shells Thank you! You were fucking right about this pillow.
@dave Another well done goes out to you and the team.
This product is another that is resident curmudgeon approved!
If you don’t own this pillow - you’re missing out!
@kdemo You shouldn’t be dissapointed. Some people are saying they have to put a pad down because the massagers are strong, but that is what you want. I want actual muscular relief, not a back rub. It does what it’s suppose to do.
Fair warning - don’t overdo it like I did…
Woke up with sore spots on my back where I apparently overworked the pillow, and one spot even has a small abrasion where I rubbed the skin off! lol
Thing is, though - the soreness is on the surface; the knots and stiffness in the muscles below are gone!
Unlike some people who mentioned they had to add some cushioning between them and the pillow to soften it up, I just had my two layers of clothing (t-shirt & sweatshirt) between me and the pillow and I was also leaning into the thing as hard as I could.
Felt sooo good at the time, and I’d say it was worth it considering how much better my back feels, overall, but I’ll wait until the surface soreness is gone before using it again, and be a bit more gentle next time.
@Seeds Well, this is my third day straight using this. It’s a great part of my daily rountine now. It find it really helps me. I will definitely be testing the endurance of this unit.
Note: when you are using this around the scapular area if you have your shoulders back you will end up hitting the blades. Try rolling you shoulders and head forward. Cross your arms on each thigh. This will allow greater access to those muscles. When doing the lumbar area also try leaning back and lacing your fingers/arms behine your head.
@mfladd@Seeds When I was over-using mine, I was thinking I was going to wear through the fabric in no time.
Well, I wore through my skin… lol
I think with more gentle use it should be ok, but I can see it being a problem, eventually.
I’ll have to wait for my skin to heal and the bruises to go away (lol) before I use it again - it’s going to be hard to resist leaning into it, which is what I did wrong - it just felt so damn good!
Worked great, too.
I was still hunched over and in pain from clearing snow on Tuesday, when I used it on Saturday.
Woke up Sunday w/ full range of motion again (but bruised and scratched on the surface).
Mine just arrived. I was so skeptical once the box was open and I leaned back on it thinking “ugh I just bought one of those crappy back massagers didn’t I”. It felt nice, nothing amazing. The actual amazing thing about this product is because of its size you can get it into all sorts of positions, massaging faaarrr more than just your back. I’ve had a lot of fun with it in the hour I’ve been using it. Let your imagination guide you