One of the downsides to fibro, is the pain, I can wake up one day with everything hurting, from my scalp to my feet. So I have, from time to time, wondered if some sort of massager would help. This meant when Donnerberg got in touch about their shiatsu neck massager I was interested to see how it may help me out.
To give you an idea about this product the Donnerberg shiatsu neck massager; it uses 8 rotating massage nodes to help it get to those tight muscles and claims to help release stress, aches, tension and knots. If you feel you need a bit of warming to the area, then at the push of a button you can add heat to your massage and there is no need to worry about over using the unit, after 15 minutes it switches itself off to remind you it is time to stop the massage. It even includes the ability to change between two settings of massage strength and a cloth for those with more sensitive skin.
While it is billed as a neck massager, it is worth noting it can be used in many different places across the body including; base of the back, stomach, legs, arms, hands, in fact if you feel you need a bit of a massage in a certain area it is worth trying to get the device to cover it.
The Donnerberg shiatsu neck massager comes with an in car adaptor and while the mains charger includes an EU plug, I did find an adaptor that works for multiple inputs and outputs included in the original box. However, when I tried to use it, it fell out the wall, so I had to buy another before I could use the device.
Personally with my Fibromyalgia I found I had to be very careful how I used this, as the specifics suggest, this isn't a nice gentle massage to relax you, but more of a pummelling (although the movement is only rotating and not to help relieve tension deep down, by targeting certain areas of the body. Sadly, I felt, this meant it pushed into many of the pressure points that cause a lot of pain thanks to my Fibromyalgia, which means it was unbearable to use in many places.
Overall for the right person who needs a massager that can really tackle those deep down knots and doesn't want to keep paying out for someone to do it for them, I think this is a great idea. However, if like me you have issues with pain I would perhaps think about getting something a little more gentle at least to start with.