Donnerberg Shiatsu Neck Massager: Review

Donnerberg Shiatsu Neck Massager: Review

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.

Donnerberg Shiatsu Neck Massager

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.

Donnerberg Shiatsu Neck Massager

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.

Donnerberg Shiatsu Neck Massager

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.

Donnerberg Massager Discount

The Donnerberg shiatsu neck massager costs £169.00 and can be bought from Amazon*, eBay and Donnerberg's website.

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This article has 69 comments

  1. candy

    I have couple friends who suffer from fibro. If this helps them release any pain than it is worth purchasing. Will share with them so they can decide for themselves.

  2. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    I love a good massage when it’s needed. The size of this is perfect for travel as well. The only thing I don’t think I’d like is if it’s pretty rough. I’m more into a more gentle but firm feeling. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Paula Schuck

    I need this in my life immediately. I work on the computer all day long, and it is SO hard on my neck. I think this would make me feel so much better.

  4. Jimmy and Tina

    It’s nice that the Neck Message shuts itself off, because knowing me I would fall asleep. I wonder if this would work well on an airplane, especially nice is the car adapter for long road trips or even to plug into airplane, stuck on that flying mode of comfort with a neck message.

  5. Dana

    I bought it on Amazon last month and I must say I’m quite impressed with its quality and efficiency. It really relaxes tense muscles and alleviates the pain with appropriate amount of pressure on different areas of the body. For more intensive massage I change the speed to fast and tighten the straps, but when I want soothing and relaxing massage then I leave it on slow speed. My husband is delighted with it, because it gives the impression like someone is actually massaging you with two hands. Definitely worth the price, we don’t have to go to the masseuse anymore. I warmly recommend it to everyone experiencing neck or back problems.
    PS It comes with the UK plug too, I forgot to mention that.

  6. Jeanette

    Christmas might be over but my husband’s birthday is about to come up! He loves stuff like this so I think I may have to get this for him for his birthday.

  7. Alli

    My daughter loves a deep tissue massage so this would work perfectly for her. I’m glad you clarified that it may not work for people in pain and that they probably need something more gentle.

  8. Evija

    I should really look into something like this.. I work on the computer all day and plus blog in my spare time, it means I spend a lot of time typing, using the mouse and as a result I always have a massive pain in my shoulder and neck. This looks like a perfect solution! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Jennifer Gilbert

    My mom suffers from fibro and she always had a hard time with massagers, saying they were too rough. This might work well for other type of pain, though!

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      It is amazing how if it hits one of those pressure points the pain it can cause, it’s hard to describe to anyone who hasn’t had it / knows someone who has it.

  10. Chrissy

    This looks like it would be perfect for me. I have horrible neck pain and the heating option would be great for that.

  11. Margaret GALLAGHER

    Ive tried this and found it too much even on a slow setting
    Like you say its not suitable for all

  12. Destany

    That sounds so relaxing, and truth be told, I’d be hard pressed to find a time when I wouldn’t want to use this!

  13. hannah

    I’ve never seen these before, they do look like a very good idea

  14. lisa

    I would love this. My neck always seems to be tense or sore. This would be so nice.

  15. Jennifer Durrans

    This sounds like such a great little product. I know a few people who have neck and back issues and would probably benefit from this! Every little helps when you’re struggling!

  16. Rachel

    Oh now I really do like the sound of this and think it might be helpful for the mister and his neck pain x

  17. Wendy

    Man, I would LOVE something like this. My husbands massage skills are, well, let’s just say I really need one of these. I am on a compute a lot and after have a sore back by the end of the day. I’m going to look into this for sure.

  18. Melanie Edjourian

    I could really do with this right now my shoulder muscles are pretty tense at the moment. This looks great and not too big as to take up too much room.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      It isn’t that big at all I should have said it does have a carry case as well so you can just bag it up and pop it in a cupboard when you aren’t using it! x

  19. Tara Pittman

    My husband always wants neck rubs and they hurt my hands. Maybe this will help his neck and give me a day off.

  20. Chloe

    Oh this sounds perfect for me! I would love to have this for at home as I constantly get a stiff neck (especially when I am always on the computer!)

  21. Heather

    I just received one exactly like this for review but it’s not the same brand. I feel the same way in that it is a but too rough for me.

  22. Amber Myers

    Ooo I could really use one of these! Looks amazing.

  23. Chubskulit Rose

    I should get my husband one of these\. It might help reduce his neck pains. I’ll check it out.

  24. Pam

    I have been wanting to get a massager like this. I don’t have fibro but I do have chronic pain, especially neck and back pain.

  25. Lisa Favre

    Whoa! This looks awesome and is just about what I need right now. My muscles have been so tense lately and I think this neck massager would help tons!

  26. Tina Gleisner

    If you love massages & don’t have the time or money, then this product is worth checking out so you can give your muscles some relief whenever you need it.

  27. mhaan a

    This is definitely a must for someone who sits in front of the laptop the entire day. I need this!


  28. Sara

    This neck massager would be the perfect gift for my son. He has very bad neck pain from his job and I think this would help him feel better. Thanks for sharing your review.

  29. ricci

    Oh man!! I need this massager right now!! My neck has been so sore lately!

  30. Angelic Sinova

    That Donnerberg Shiatsu Neck Massager sounds like a dream! What I would give to have a neck massager in my life right now.

  31. Jeanine

    This looks like something I could really benefit from. Ever since having baby #7 and have them fail so many attempts at my epidural my neck and back have been constant pain!

  32. Milly Youngman

    It’s a shame this didn’t work out for you, looks like a great product. I’m always craving a massage!

  33. Nusreta

    I have been using this neck massager for a while now and I am fascinated by it! I think everyone who spends a lot of time sitting in the office needs this because it really helps..totally worth the money.

  34. Karlyn Cruz

    This is perdect to me eapecially on my work I always had neckache.

  35. Melissa Damon-Moore

    My neck has been hurting for four months now and honestly the chiropractor hasn’t helped! This would be super helpful for me and I will be looking into it.

  36. Rosey

    I’d love to have one of these. Those knots are tough, that heat makes me happy!

  37. kira c

    I know things like this are around but I’ve never really thought about buying one until now! Sounds perfect for me!

  38. Caz

    This sounds like a fab idea, and a very honest, useful write-up to suggest those with pain may want to go for something a little more gentle at first. Caz x

  39. Tanya Brannan

    I have a longstanding excruciating neck/shoulder issue that literally makes me feel sick with pain. I would love to have a go with this but sadly it’s a bit out of my price range xx

  40. wendy

    This would be awesome to have especially if you are sitting in front of a computer all day. You would be able to enjoy that good rub and massage!

  41. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    i would love to try this especially when I am sore or tense after a long day at work.

  42. Agata

    I would love to try it. I love a good massage but I simply can’t effort it as often as I would like it so this might be a good solution. Off to read some more about it.

  43. stephanie

    I’d love to try this. I have terrible knots in my neck so this might work for me x

  44. Paula Bendfeldt Diaz

    I get neck and back pain due to tension and this sounds like something that might help me with this. Thanks for the great and honest review!

  45. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green

    I think I need one of these. I don’t get to the spa often enough so this might be a good supplement.

  46. Rebecca Swenor

    I know for a fact that a neck massage can make a huge difference when you have fibromyalgia. This Donnerberg shiatsu neck massager is something I am going to be looking into for sure. It is a lot cheaper than get neck massages. Thanks for sharing a great product.

  47. Elizabeth O.

    I’ve been seeing this around the internet. I think it’s a convenient way to get massage when you don’t have time to book one at the spa. It’s perfect for bloggers or anyone who sits in front of the computer all day.

  48. Samantha

    I have one of these and it is AMAZING! I love it so much!

  49. Lisa Rios

    Being a working mom of 2 kids, I do go through lot of pain related issues every day and one such massager could be of great help to get some much needed relief every day. But I am really not sure if it will go well with everyone!

  50. Erin S

    This looks amazing and easy to take on travel.
    Migraines are getting more frequent these days.
    Would this helps ?

  51. lisa owen

    Interesting as I have arthritis in my neck another option I never knew about

  52. Tiana Taylor

    I would love to use this during or after a lonnng flight! This is perfect because my neck always gets so stiff!


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